Bill Gates wants to require a coronavirus digital ID

Bill Gates wants to require a coronavirus digital ID
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Bill Gates has been trending for his many interviews on the coronavirus and a vaccine for it, and he has also said he wants digital IDs to be used to record when people have had the vaccination. In fact, Bill Gates seems to think a digital ID should be mandatory for coronavirus vaccination. He also thinks a digital vaccination record should be required in order to participate in public gatherings after the worst of the pandemic is over.

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Bill Gates pushes for mandatory digital IDs for coronavirus vaccination

In a post that was republished by Zero Hedge, The Great Recession gathered several interviews in which Bill Gates advocated for digital IDs to be required. He argued that digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided before people can participate in public gatherings.

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In some of the interviews, he referred to these digital IDs as "immunity passports," which he said will be like digital tattoos on the back of the forearm or hand. Apparently, many of these videos are "no longer available," and others have been scrubbed clean of the controversial comments. The Great Recession found the comments still included in this version of the video:

Gates said people will need certificates showing who has recovered from the coronavirus or been vaccinated from it. He added that we don't want people to continue traveling around the world while some countries don't have it under control. He said people should still be able to travel and move around, "so eventually there will be sort of this digital immunity proof that will help facilitate the global re-opening up."

The implication suggests Bill Gates wants people to have digital proof that they either received the coronavirus vaccine or recovered from it embedded on their skins as an ID or proof of protection against it. The Great Recession also found this video in which the billionaire philanthropist talked about a "different world" with digital proof of protection.

Others also discussing digital immunity passports

Gates himself isn't the only one talking about the possibility of using digital certificates to prove vaccination against COVID-19. The Great Recession also found another video of a Fox interview with Attorney General William Barr about Gates' idea for digital vaccination tracking.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease doctor in the U.S., also mentioned digital IDs for coronavirus vaccination. He said the possibility is being talked about.

Sen. Ron Paul also discussed the possibility of digital vaccination certificates, further illustrating just how far Gates' desire for digital immunity passports has gone into mainstream thought.

Vaccine and digital ID included together

The Great Recession also called attention to several sources which suggest that those who receive the coronavirus vaccine will automatically be embedded with the digital ID, whether they like it or not. It's possible that the only way to get the vaccination is to accept the digital ID with it. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding research into vaccine tattoos, which sounds like what is being talked about as far as digital immunity passports.

Bill Gates said in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal that he feels guilty for not calling more attention to the danger of a global pandemic. He's been talking about his fears of a pandemic for many years, but the world still wasn't ready when it finally hit.

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