Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on organizations such as the World Economic Forum (WEF) to pressure governments to set up a ‘Digital Infrastructure’ to track who has and has not been vaccinated.
Blair, a socialist Fabian Society member and WEF Agenda Contributor called for a government-controlled digital vaccination database at the WEF’s annual meeting in Switzerland. The former prime minister stressed the importance of “technology and digital infrastructure” to monitor the status of vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Vaccines in the pipeline
“You need the data,” Blair said. “You have to know who is vaccinated and who has not been.” He also revealed that some vaccines still in the pipeline consist of multiple injections. “So you need a proper digital infrastructure, and many countries don’t have that. In fact, most countries do not have that.”
Digital ID advocate
The former British leader’s think tank, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, has been fighting for Digital IDs for years. “The use of a Covid Pass can serve two purposes – incentivizing vaccination and reducing transmission,” says Mr. Blair’s organization. Blair himself has advocated for compulsory vaccine passports and punishing the unvaccinated.
In January 2021, Blair asserted that Britain should take the lead in presiding over a global vaccine passport system. “It’s going to be a new world altogether,” Blair proclaimed, adding, “The sooner we grasp that and start to put in place the decisions [needed for a] deep impact over the coming years, the better.”
Blair has rarely been one to miss an opportunity to suggest that the solution to what people fear most at any given moment is more state power. As Prime Minister, socialist Blair even launched a compulsory ID card scheme, but the coalition government scrapped it.