WORLD - Biometric IDs Can Verify Coronavirus Immunity

Arno Froese

As countries begin to lift coronavirus lockdowns, biometric identification can help verify those who have already had the infection, and ensure that the vulnerable get the vaccine when it is launched, health and technology experts said.

China lifted a two-month lockdown in the epicenter of Wuhan, and authorities in Britain and elsewhere said they would begin antibody tests to see whether people had been infected, to allow them to return to work or travel. 

A biometric ID system can keep a record of such people and those getting the vaccine, said Larry Dohrs, Southeast Asia head at iRespond, a Seattle-based nonprofit that launched its technology last month. 

“We can biometrically identify the individual and tie them to the test results, as well as to a high security document. The person then has ‘non-refutable’ proof that they have immunity due to antibodies in their system,” he said. 

“It would be a very valuable credential,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The nonprofit already provides biometric IDs for refugees and stateless people. 

From disinfecting drones to talking robots and artificial intelligence to develop vaccines, countries around the world have fast-tracked technology during the coronavirus outbreak. 

To prevent any abuse, there has to be certainty about what the data will be used for and for how long, and when it will be deleted, said Simprints chief executive Toby Norman. 

“National governments don’t have a very good record of giving up new powers once a crisis has passed,” he said. 

“Technology we use for disease surveillance today should not become tools for state surveillance at a later date.” 

-www.reuters.com, 8 April 2020

Arno's commentary

The picture is becoming increasingly clear: making use of fast-track technology based on biometrics, supported by robots and artificial intelligence, is IN. Individuals’ information is permanent; thus, the warning: “…disease surveillance today should not become tools for state surveillance at a later date.” That hits the nail on the head; it definitely will contribute greatly to total control of all people all over the globe. The end result will be having one mind, as we can read in Revelation 17:13: “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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