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The World Health Organization has announced it has taken a step toward a Global Digital Health Certification Network that has as its goal to monitor, digitally, everyone!
The announcement comes from the WHO and the European Commission after WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said his organization copied a scheme that had been developed during the COVID-19 pandemic by the European Union.
The plans immediately were labeled "Mark of the Beast?" by those watching the development of a worldwide agenda to use on citizens.
The Manila Times said Ghebreyesus described the new agenda as a "global public good" and the first step in a scheme for a worldwide health "certification."
Privacy experts long have been alarmed by the idea of a system that would set out to monitor literally everyone. Constitutionalists also are concerned about the related idea that the WHO would force all nations to submit to a global plan that would give it control over health decision-making entirely, meaning a bureaucrat from WHO could shut down a nation's economy, order residents to submit to experimental drugs or more.
Further, worldwide standards and data monitoring imply some sort of enforcement mechanism that would be needed to require compliance.
The WHO and European Commission claimed the idea would ensure "people have access to their health records and credentials as they move across borders due to conflict, the climate crisis and other emergencies."
But if people have access to those records, so would governments.
Ghebreyesus claimed, "WHO aims to offer all WHO Member States access to an open-source digital health tool, which is based on the principles of equity, innovation, transparency, and data protection and privacy."
"This partnership is an important step for the digital action plan of the EU Global Health Strategy. By using European best practices we contribute to digital health standards and interoperability globally—to the benefit of those most in need. It is also a powerful example of how alignment between the EU and the WHO can deliver better health for all, in the EU and across the world. As the directing and coordinating authority on international health work, there is no better partner than the WHO to advance the work we started at the EU and further develop global digital health solutions,” said Stella Kyriakides, commissioner for health and food safety.
Eighty countries already are part of the EU system.