Vaccine passports are a tool certifying a person’s vaccination history. Based on vaccination status, a person may be prevented from traveling or accessing services. Vaccine passports could be incorporated into comprehensive digital IDs which link travel, access to services, banking, work, and social credit scores.
A new “diagnosis” code
Doctors are required (for billing purposes) to use diagnosis codes to identify the diagnosis for which the patient is being treated at every visit.
Recently US health agencies created new diagnosis codes for an entirely different purpose, something for which they were never used before. The CDC has asked doctors to assign codes revealing whether a patient has received COVID vaccines, and other vaccines. If the patient is not vaccinated, doctors are supposed to provide a code that states why.
The new codes require your doctor’s office to designate the reason for being unvaccinated, which they designate as being in “Delinquent Immunization Status,” for Covid-19. Some of the reasons include “patient refusal, or “belief or group pressure.”
The problem is that these codes are not disease diagnoses. They are being slipped in with disease codes to gather more information about everyone. These new codes quietly went into effect on April 1, 2022.
Almost always, natural immunity is more robust than immunity conferred by vaccines. The frequent “breakthrough infections” in people vaccinated for COVID-19 demonstrate that people may contract or spread COVID with or without vaccination. Therefore, knowing your COVID vaccination status will not help your doctor or the federal government prevent the spread of COVID. The codes have another purpose.
Tracking the Covid-19 unvaccinated could be a way to identify “resisters,” people who don’t just go along with the government narrative. Will these codes be used punitively on the unvaccinated?
For example, according to a report by Teachers for Choice, unvaccinated teachers in New York City have had their fingerprints and “problem codes” (indicating misconduct) placed in their personnel files, simply for being unvaccinated. Then their fingerprints were sent to the FBI and the New York Criminal Justice Services. While tracking immunization status is nothing new, such measures were never applied prior to the COVID vaccine rollout.
ICD-10 codes were created by the World Health Organization (WHO), and are maintained by the CDC under WHO authorization. Will WHO receive this information? Will it be shared internationally? Ultimately, tracking vaccination status could be used as the pretext for requiring interoperable vaccine passports, other digital IDs, and could even restrict us to digital payments–stopping us from using cash.
The G20, a group of the world’s most populous and powerful countries, met in November 2022 and issued the following declaration, also published on the White House website. It stated:
We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations. We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration, # 23. (Emphasis added)
In addition, the WHO partnered with the European Union in June 2023 to roll out the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate to the whole world.
Where is this going?
Any mandatory digital ID system can have more functions added over time. The EU pass was built to include a digital wallet to enable use for electronic payments. The digital ID system could in future give rise to a “social credit system” in the US or Europe like China’s. According to reports, China’s social credit system has already been used to restrict its citizens’ travel, loans, purchases, applying for jobs, and even getting a date.
Vaccine passports are the gateway to imposing a digital ID on citizens around the world. This would facilitate mass surveillance, tracking and even totalitarian control.