WHO & EU launch global digital vaccine passport ahead of the expected signing of WHO Pandemic Treaty in 2024

On Monday 6 June The World Health Organization (WHO) and European Commission announced the launch of a partnership to introduce a global digital vaccine passport modelled on the Covid vaccine passport introduced by the EU during the pandemic.

“This is the first building block of the WHO Global Digital Health Certification Network (GDHCN) that will develop a wide range of digital products to deliver better health for all.

Building on the EU’s highly successful digital certification network, 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,” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said at the launch.

The launch of the global digital vaccine passport comes ahead of the expected signing of the WHO pandemic treaty next year.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) pandemic prevention and preparedness treaty is expected to be approved in May 2024 along with accompanying amendments to the international health regulations aiming to bestow on the director-general of the WHO the power to call a global public health emergency of international concern on the ‘suspicion’ or risk of an international incident.

It does not even have to be a pathogen affecting humans; it can be a pathogen affecting animals that could transfer to humans.

The right of sovereign governments to respond individually at local level to the declared pandemic would be suspended.

The WHO would have control over absolutely every aspect of citizens’ lives globally under this legally binding treaty.

The Director General of the world health organisation would have the power to decide when the pandemic or emergency is over and when he would give the power back to governments to control their response at local level.

The proposed new treaties would compress the mandatory reporting time for Governments to report a possible risk to public health to the WHO to 72 hours and the Director-general would have the power to make the decision on how to respond.

The position under the Irish constitution is that power flows from the people, not the other way around as it is, for example in the United Kingdom.

Powers entrusted by the Irish people to the Oireachtas cannot be given away by it, to unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats outside of the country without first consulting with the people via a referendum, in this case the power to direct policy on matters relating to public health.

Speaking  at a UK Parliament committee meeting 17 April, Andrew Bridgen MP said:

“Many experts are now saying that the two proposed instruments would fundamentally reset the relationship between citizens and sovereign states—not just in this country, but around the whole world.

The WHO is an unelected, unaccountable and top-down supranational body, and the treaties would empower its director-general to impose sweeping, legally binding directions on member states.

The WHO would have the power to…. shut down any business in this country, regardless of what local people think or even what this Parliament thinks.”

He went on to warn: “The proposed treaties would take away all the protections that being in a democracy offers, and they would take away article 3 of the original WHO constitution, which is about respect for human rights and dignity.

That would be replaced by a bland statement saying that there will be equity, which means that everyone would be treated equally. It also means that there would be only one solution to any international problem around the world…if the WHO got it wrong, the whole of humanity would get it wrong.”

The WHO will have a department of misinformation, which will be the arbiter of what the truth is during an emergency. There will be no room for scientists to present an alternative view.”

It’s time for Irish people to wake up to what’s happening and have their say in the transfer of our sovereignty over public health to the WHO which is a supranational body, unelected and unaccountable, based in Geneva whose employees are exempt from tax and they and their families all have diplomatic immunity and cannot be prosecuted.