Sweden Prepares for Vaccine Passports

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Sweden Prepares for Vaccine Passports

When the covid lockdown crisis was first created, governments around the world hastened to reassure their citizens that they understood that 'vaccine passports' for a disease with a recovery rate of around 99.4% would be a monstrous infringement of their basic rights and liberties.

But with the World Economic Forum now pushing the idea of electronic vaccination certificates, governments all over the world are falling into line. Even Sweden - which bravely and successfully held out against imposing a lockdown - has now agreed.

Swedish Health Minister Lena Hallengren announced at a recent press conference the government’s intention to provide a “digital vaccination certificate” to residents who receive a COVID-19 vaccine, allowing them to “travel abroad on holiday or to meet a loved one.”

The minister said she is convinced that a “vaccination certificate is probably as desirable as getting vaccinated,” raising further speculation that the digital identifier could become necessary for accessing international travel, as well as going about everyday activities such as like shopping and eating out.

Anders Ygeman, Sweden’s minister for digital development, stated that the government’s “goal is for the work to go as quickly as possible, and that the digital infrastructure will be in place by the summer.” 

“When Sweden and the countries around us start to open up, it will probably be required to have a vaccination certificate to travel and take part in other activities,” he said, making mention of businesses, such as restaurants, establishing a requirement for proof of vaccination before permitting access to individuals.

In the last few weeks, the president of the European Union Commission has thrown her support behind an EU-wide “vaccine passport” scheme. Ursula von der Leyen has said it should be “a medical requirement to have a certificate proving that you have been vaccinated.”

The president welcomed the idea that vaccine “passports” might be utilized to control travel between member states of the EU stating, “Whatever is decided – whether it gives priority or access to certain goods – is a political and legal decision that should be discussed at a European level.”

In collaboration with Swiss foundation The Commons Project, the WEF is developing the CommonPass platform, a part of their Common Trust Network that allows passengers to “demonstrate that they meet the health entry requirements of their destination.”

With a long-standing strategy of exploiting the crisis to push for global governance, the WEF says that individual countries determining their own standards on entry requirements as “not practical,” and “an overwhelming burden” on governments. 

According to the WEF website, the organization wishes to centralise the “passport” system in order to “empower individuals with digital access to their health information, make it easier for individuals to understand and comply with each destination’s requirements, and help ensure that only verifiable lab results and vaccination records from trusted sources are presented for the purposes of cross-border travel and commerce.”

Christoph Wolff, head of mobility at the WEF, emphasized the apparent necessity of an interlinked health screening process for international travel, saying “Individual national responses will not be sufficient to address this global crisis.” 

The inconvenient truth is that Covid is a VERY convenient virus!

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