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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
WND's Latest 'Mark Of The Beast': Portable Digital Health Records
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily has accused a lot of things of being the "mark of the beast" over the years, from implantable microchips to COVID vaccines. Bob Unruh served up the latest candidate in a June 6 article:

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 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.

You will not be surprised to learn that Unruh's fearmongering is not accurate. The goal of the Global Digital Health Certification Network is to allow easy patient access to vaccination and prescription information across borders in a way that is secure and can be validated, and WHO will not have access to underlying personal information.But Unruh must fearmonger anyway, ominously claiming, "But if people have access to those records, so would governments." Unruh also doesn't name any of these "privacy experts" who oppose this system, let alone directly quote any of them.

In short, Unruh's article offers nothing useful, and its only goal is to spread baseless fearmongering among WND's shrinking base of readers for whom "mark of the beast" is a trigger phrase.

Posted by Terry K. at 6:53 PM EDT

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