A G20 Summit was held recently in Bali, Indonesia, where the leaders of the 20 largest world economies met to discuss their plans for the global economy.
G20 is an intergovernmental panel composed of the European Union and heads of state of 19 countries, including the United States. Many topics were discussed, but among the most controversial was the implementation of a vaccine passport system.
The G20 leaders have reportedly drafted and signed a declaration, as published on the White House website, that proposes that the 20 member states adopt a vaccine passport system in which citizens will have a “paper or a digital code or an app that records and displays the user’s health information, including COVID-19 vaccination status” according to CBN News.
“We remain committed to embedding a multisectoral One Health approach and enhancing global surveillance, including genomic surveillance, in order to detect pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that may threaten human health.
We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations.”
The tourism industry was one of the most disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic and many tourism ministers have put their support behind vaccine passports, claiming they are necessary for the “resumption of normal activity” and “crucial to global economic recovery” according to Bloomberg. Critics, however, claim the passports are a slippery slope to government overreach and a violation of personal choice.
Many of these critics point to proposals wherein these passports must comply with World Health Organization regulations, a specialized agency of the United Nations. At time of publication, only individuals vaccinated and/or tested to WHO standards would be allowed to travel under these regulations.
“Digital health or vaccine passports along with tracking and tracing apps present a serious threat to freedom. Vaccine passports and tracking apps are about collecting data and control” said freedom advocate Mat Staver, president of the Liberty Council in a statement on their website.
In a segment posted to Twitter by British outlet GB News, Dominique Samuels said that we did not vote for globalist leaders like Klaus Schwab, nor the organizations that “have so much power over our lives.”
Samuels also mentioned that while Pfizer recently announced investigations into adverse effects young people are experiencing after receiving its COVID vaccines, government leaders around the world are mandating their citizens get vaccinated, especially as a condition of travel.
Public opinion on the proposed measures isn’t particularly favorable either, with one social media user writing, “Biden endorses vaccine passports, even though he promised he wouldn’t. A better representation of today’s Democratic Party doesn’t exist. Lies and Tyranny. All day every day.”