EU: “We will use the Health Pass also after the Pandemic”

 

By Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 15 December 2021, www.thecommunists.net

 

 

 

The RCIT has warned from the very beginning in spring 2020 that the COVID policy is not designed to serve the interests of public health. It is rather used as a pretext for dramatically expanding the police and surveillance state so that the ruling class can better control the masses in a period of deep economic crisis and popular unrest. [1]

 

We explained that the system of the “Health Pass” (or “Green Pass”) plays a key role in such a policy to increase surveillance of the popular masses. Such a pass allows to massively restrict the freedom of movement for people who don’t meet the official standards imposed by the government (e.g. if they are not vaccinated). Furthermore, such a pass is often combined with a specific app on the mobile phone. (“Corona App”) This app allows the state apparatus to trace where you are at any time. The official excuse for this is that this would help to contain the spreading of the virus. But only those with naïve illusions in the capitalist state will deny that such a tracing app can and will also be used for other purposes!

 

It goes without saying that such a system of control and surveillance can only be managed if it is accompanied with the massive expansion of a state apparatus. It requires a centralized data entry system of the health conditions of all citizens and of information of who has been at which place at what time. Without such a centralized data entry system no “Health Pass” system could work. In addition, the state needs to massively increase the personal of the repression apparatus (police, army, etc.) so that it execute the restrictions in public places, transport, cafeteria, etc.

 

The implementation of this system is already far advanced. In October 2021, the EU announced that more than 591 million certificates for EU Digital COVID-19 Passports have been issued so far. [2]

 

A recently published report of the European Union – in cooperation with the OECD – confirms our analysis that the ruling class plans to further expand and to extend these instruments of control and surveillance. This report – called “State of Health in the EU: Companion Report 2021” – provides an interesting insight into the plans of the leading circles of the EU. [3]

 

Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most European countries employed some digital health tools in the area of public health to support infectious disease monitoring and surveillance. (…) During the COVID-19 pandemic, digital health tools were also employed to support contact-tracing, a key component of an effective disease containment strategy. However, contact tracing is also a very labour-intensive process that became unmanageable without the support of digital tools once the number of infections reached a certain threshold. As the number of professional contact-tracers was insufficient in most European countries in the early phase of the pandemic, most EU countries developed their national mobile contact-tracing and warning apps to support this process.“ (p. 19)

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up ‘by necessity’ the implementation of major changes required to increase the use of digital health technologies. As outlined at the beginning of this section, technical challenges were only one of the obstacles to implementation prior to the pandemic. In fact, for several digital health technologies, evidence suggests that important enablers of their increased adoption during the pandemic consisted in changes to the rules that governed their use by health workers. Even though changes to the regulatory and reimbursement frameworks contributed to increasing the adoption of digital health tools, in some countries these changes have been conceived as temporary measures linked to the COVID-19 emergency. Looking beyond the pandemic, it will be important to investigate the experiences of both health workers and patients who have used digital health tools during the pandemic, also with a view to evaluate their effectiveness and devise adequate financial and regulatory provisions.” (p. 22)

 

If one translates the diplomatic language into plain English, the meaning becomes clear. The “digital health tools” (read: Contact Apps on your mobile, Green Pass with QR Code, etc.) were employed to support contact-tracing (read: surveillance).

 

The report says that “in some countries these changes have been conceived as temporary measures linked to the COVID-19 emergency.” This means, in turn, that “other countries” have conceived these new surveillance tools from the beginning not as temporarily but as permanent.

 

The final sentences of the quote above indicate that the EU Commission wants to extend the use of these surveillance instruments also for the period after the official end of the pandemic.

 

In fact, the European Commissioner for Health, Stella Kyriakides, did already announce earlier this year that she wants to introduce a universal “Health Pass” in the whole of the EU. This pass shall contain information about the health status, the status of vaccination, as well as a QR code. “Later, additional information can be added.”. (Hm, which information could this be?!) Such vaccination passports „will be an important instrument for citizens during the pandemic but also after (!) we have overcome it.[4]

 

Let us note in passing that it is neither accidental not without irony that the husband of Ms. Kyriakides, a Cypriot millionaire, is under suspicion of corruption after getting several loans worth millions of Euros from a state bank. [5]

 

Let us conclude that the system of a “Health Pass” is not a temporary instrument. It is – and it has been designed as such from the very beginning – an instrument of the ruling class to control and surveil the popular masses which they plan to keep even after the pandemic might have officially ended.

 

It is both a shame as well as a tragedy that most sectors of the reformist and centrist left still refuse to recognize the extraordinary bonapartist character of the COVID policy which has always been designed to expand massively the powers of the capitalist state. In fact, the Lockdown Left has capitulated to the COVID Counterrevolution since the very beginning. In contrast, authentic socialists must refuse this opportunist course and join the RCIT in fighting for a revolutionary and democratic perspective!

 



[1] The RCIT has analyzed the COVID-19 counterrevolution extensively since its beginning. Starting from 2 February 2020 we have published about 100 pamphlets, essays, articles and statements plus a book which are all compiled at a special sub-page on our website: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/collection-of-articles-on-the-2019-corona-virus/. In particular we refer readers to two RCIT Manifestos: COVID-19: A Cover for a Major Global Counterrevolutionary Offensive. We are at a turning point in the world situation as the ruling classes provoke a war-like atmosphere in order to legitimize the build-up of chauvinist state-bonapartist regimes, 21 March 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/covid-19-a-cover-for-a-major-global-counterrevolutionary-offensive/; “Green Pass” & Compulsory Vaccinations: A New Stage in the COVID Counterrevolution. Down with the chauvinist-bonapartist police & surveillance state – defend democratic rights! No to health policy in the service of the capitalist monopolies – expand the public health sector under workers and popular control! 29 July 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/green-pass-compulsory-vaccinations-a-new-stage-in-the-covid-counterrevolution/; In addition, we draw attention to our book by Michael Pröbsting: The COVID-19 Global Counterrevolution: What It Is and How to Fight It. A Marxist analysis and strategy for the revolutionary struggle, RCIT Books, April 2020, Chapter V, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/the-covid-19-global-counterrevolution/. See also our very first article on this issue by Almedina Gunić: Coronavirus: "I am not a Virus"... but WE will be the Cure! The chauvinist campaign behind the “Wuhan Coronavirus” hysteria and the revolutionary answer, 2 February 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/wuhan-virus/. Almedina Gunić and Michael Pröbsting: On Some Ideological Features of the COVID Counterrevolution. Comments on an interesting interview with a German liberal historian, 14 November 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/on-some-ideological-features-of-the-covid-counterrevolution/; See also a number of Spanish-language articles of our Argentinean comrades: Juan Giglio: La izquierda de la "Big Pharma", dejó de defender las libertades, 1.10.2021, https://convergenciadecombate.blogspot.com/2021/10/la-izquierda-de-la-big-pharma-dejo-de.html; Juan Giglio: ¿Por qué la izquierda no cuestiona las políticas de la OMS? 8.9.2021, https://convergenciadecombate.blogspot.com/2021/09/por-que-la-izquierda-no-cuestiona-las.html

[2] More Than 591 Million EU Digital COVID-19 Passport Issued So Far – Commission Calls It a Global Standard, October 18, 2021, https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/more-than-591-million-eu-digital-covid-19-passport-issued-so-far-commission-calls-it-a-global-standard/

[3] State of Health in the EU: Companion Report 2021, Commission Staff Working Document, Brussels, 10 December 2021

[4] Quoted in ZDF: Experten einig über Eckdaten - EU: Nächster Schritt zum Corona-Impfpass, 28.01.2021, https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/panorama/corona-eu-impfpass-100.html (our translation)

[5] Johannes Edelhof: Ehemann von EU-Impf-Kommissarin Kyriakides unter Korruptionsverdacht, Das Erste, 06.04.2021, https://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/aktuell/Ehemann-von-EU-Impf-Kommissarin-Kyriakides-unter-Korruptionsverdacht,kyriakides100.html

 

 

Note by the Editorial Board: The initial version said: “In October 2021, the EU announced that more than 591 million EU Digital COVID-19 Passport have been issued so far.” This has been corrected to: “In October 2021, the EU announced that more than 591 million certificates for EU Digital COVID-19 Passports have been issued so far.” (17.12.2021)

 

 

EU: “우리는 팬데믹 이후에도 방역패스를 계속 유지시킬 것이다”

2021 12 15, 미하엘 프뢰브스팅, 혁명적 공산주의인터내셔널 동맹 (RCIT) 국제서기, www.thecommunists.net

 

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RCIT 2020 바로 시점부터, 자본가 정부의 코로나 대책은 공공보건을 위해서가 아니라 인민대중에 대한 감시·통제를 위해 설계된 것이라고 경고해왔다. 코로나 발병 전인 2019, 대규모 시위와 민중항쟁의 물결이 세계적으로 확산되고 가을에 자본주의 대공황이 시작되자 이듬해 지배계급은 코로나 대응을 구실로 급속히 경찰·감시 국가체제를 확장했다.[1]

 

이와 같이 인민대중에 대한 감시체계를 확충하기 위한 대책에서 백신패스” (또는 방역패스”) 제도가 핵심 역할을 하고 있다는 점에 대해서도 우리는 줄곧 지적해왔다. 백신패스는 정부가 부과하는 공식 기준에 미달하는 사람들 (예를 들어 백신접종을 하지 않은 사람들) 대해 이동·통행의 자유를 대폭 제한하는 것을 가능케 한다. 게다가 이러한 백신패스는 휴대폰의 특정 ("코로나 ") 연결 결합되어, 국가기구가 앱을 통해 당신이 어느 시간에 어디에 있는지 위치 추적을 있다. 이에 대한 공식 핑계는 이것이 바이러스 확산을 억제하는 도움이 거라는 것이다. 그러나 자본가 국가에 대한 순진한 환상을 가진 사람들만이 그러한 추적 앱이 다른 목적으로도 사용될 있다는 것을 부인할 것이다.

 

국가기구의 대규모 확충이 수반돼야만 이런 통제·감시체계가 운영될 있다는 것은 두말할 나위가 없다. 통제·감시체계 작동을 위해서는, 모든 시민의 건강 상태와 누가 어느 시간에 어느 장소에 있었는지에 대한 정보를 중앙 집중식으로 입력하는 시스템이 필요하다. 이러한 중앙집중식 데이터 입력 시스템 없이는 "백신패스" 제도는 작동할 없다. 아울러 국가가 공공장소, 운송·교통, 식당·카페 등에서 단속을 실시할 있도록 억압기구 (경찰, 공안부서 ) 대폭 증원이 따른다.

 

제도의 실행은 이미 한껏 진척됐는데, 2021 10, EU (유럽연합) 지금까지 5 9100 이상의 EU 디지털 백신패스를 발급했다고 발표했다.[2]

 

최근 OECD 공조하여 발표한 EU 보고서는 지배계급이 통제·감시 도구들을 더욱 확대 연장할 계획이라는 우리의 분석을 확인시켜준다. "유럽연합의 보건 상태: 동반 보고서 2021"이라는 제목의 조사연구는 유럽 지배계급 대표자들의 계획안을 들여다볼 있는 단서를 제공한다.[3]

 

"코로나19 팬데믹 이전에도 대부분의 유럽 나라들은 감염병 모니터링 감시를 지원하기 위해 공공보건 분야에서 일부 디지털 보건 도구를 사용했다.... 코로나19 팬데믹 기간 동안 효과적인 질병 억제 전략의 핵심 구성요소인 접촉 추적을 지원하기 위해 또한 디지털 보건 도구가 사용되었다. 그러나 접촉 추적은 감염 수가 일정 임계값에 도달하면 디지털 도구의 지원 없이는 관리가 불가능해지는 매우 노동집약적인 프로세스이기도 하다. 팬데믹 초기 대부분의 유럽 나라들에서 접촉 추적 전문 인원이 부족하여 EU 국가들 대부분이 프로세스를 지원하기 위해 국가 모바일 접촉 추적 경고 앱을 개발했다."(19)

 

"디지털 보건 기술 사용을 늘리는 요구되는 주요 변경사항을 실행하는 있어 속도를, ‘필연적으로 코로나19 팬데믹이 급진전시켰다. 절의 서두에서 개괄한 바와 같이, 기술적 어려움은 팬데믹 이전에 실행을 가로막은 장애물 하나였을 뿐이다. 실제로 여러 디지털 보건 기술의 경우, 팬데믹 동안 기술 채택이 확대될 있게 중요한 요인은 의료 종사자의 기술 사용을 규제하는 규칙의 변경이었다는 증거가 있다. 규제 보상 프레임워크의 변경이 디지털 보건 도구의 채택 확대에 기여했지만, 일부 나라들에서는 이러한 변경이 코로나19 비상사태와 관련한 임시 조치로 상정됐다. 팬데믹 이후를 본다면, 팬데믹 기간 동안 디지털 보건 도구를 사용한 의료 종사자와 환자의 경험을 조사하는 것은, 효과를 평가하고 적절한 재정 규제 대책을 마련한다는 관점에서도 중요할 것이다."(22)

 

외교 언어를 평이한 말로 번역하면 의미가 명확해진다. 접촉 추적 (감시로 읽을 ) 지원하기 위해 디지털 보건 도구” (당신 휴대폰의 접촉 , QR코드 백신패스 등으로 읽을 ) 채택된 것이다.

 

보고서는 "일부 나라들에서는 이러한 변경이 코로나19 비상사태와 관련한 임시 조치로 상정됐다" 말한다. 다시 말은, " 밖의 나라들" 처음부터 새로운 감시 도구를 임시 조치가 아닌 영구 조치로 상정했다는 얘기다.

 

위의 인용문의 마지막 문장은 EU 집행위원회가 공식적인 팬데믹 종식 이후의 기간에도 이러한 감시 도구의 사용을 연장하길 원하고 있음을 말해준다.

 

실제로 스텔라 키리아키데스 유럽 보건담당 집행위원은 이미 올해 EU 전체에 적용되는 보건패스 도입하고 싶다고 밝힌 있다. 패스에는 QR코드뿐만 아니라 건강상태, 백신접종 여부에 대한 정보가 포함될 것이다. "나중에 정보가 추가될 있다." (, 어떤 정보일까요?!). 이러한 백신접종 패스는 팬데믹 기간 동안 시민들에게 중요한 도구가 것이지만, 팬데믹 극복 이후에도 (!) 중요한 도구가 것이다.”[4]

 

나온 김에, 키프로스 백만장자인 키리아키데스 씨의 남편이 국영은행에서 수백만 유로 상당의 대출을 수차례 받아 수뢰 의혹을 받고 있는 것은 우연이 아니라는 점만 짚고 넘어가자.[5]

 

"보건패스" 제도는 임시 도구가 아니라는 결론을 내리자. 그것은 팬데믹이 공식적으로 종식되고 뒤에도 지배계급이 계속 유지하고자 계획하고 있는 인민대중에 대한 통제·감시 도구다.

 

대부분의 개량주의·중도주의 좌파 단위들이 자본가 국가의 억압기구를 대폭 확장하기 위해 설계된 코로나 대책의 비상 보나파르트주의적 성격을 여전히 인정하길 거부하는 것은 부끄러움을 넘어 비극이다. 실제로, 주민 대량봉쇄를 지지하는 록다운 좌파는 시작부터 코로나 반혁명에 투항해왔다. 진정한 사회주의자들은 이러한 기회주의 노선을 거부하고, 혁명적 노선으로 싸우는 데서 RCIT 함께 해야 한다!

 

 

 

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[1] RCIT 코로나19 반혁명을 시작 이래로 광범위하게 분석해왔다. 2020 2월부터 시작해서 우리는 100 넘게 팜플렛과 시론, 성명, 논설, 그리고 단행본 책을 냈다. 다음의 우리 웹사이트 별도 하위 페이지에서 이것들을 있다. https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/collection-of-articles-on-the-2019-corona-virus/. 특히 다음을 보라. RCIT Manifesto: COVID-19: A Cover for a Major Global Counterrevolutionary Offensive. We are at a turning point in the world situation as the ruling classes provoke a war-like atmosphere in order to legitimize the build-up of chauvinist state-bonapartist regimes, 21 March 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/covid-19-a-cover-for-a-major-global-counterrevolutionary-offensive/. [<코로나19: 글로벌 반혁명 공세를 가리는 덮개> https://www.thecommunists.net/home/%ED%95%9C%EA%B5%AD%EC%96%B4/covid-19-cover-for-major-global-counterrevolutionary-offensive/] 다음의 RCIT 2 시국선언도 보라. Manifesto: “Green Pass” & Compulsory Vaccinations: A New Stage in the COVID Counterrevolution. Down with the chauvinist-bonapartist police & surveillance state defend democratic rights! No to health policy in the service of the capitalist monopolies expand the public health sector under workers and popular control! 29 July 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/green-pass-compulsory-vaccinations-a-new-stage-in-the-covid-counterrevolution/ [<“백신여권” & 백신접종 의무화: 코로나 반혁명의 새로운 단계> https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/green-pass-compulsory-vaccinations-a-new-stage-in-the-covid-counterrevolution/#anker_3]; 다음도 보라. Michael Pröbsting: The COVID-19 Global Counterrevolution: What It Is and How to Fight It. A Marxist analysis and strategy for the revolutionary struggle, RCIT Books, April 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/the-covid-19-global-counterrevolution/. [<<코로나19 글로벌 반혁명>> https://www.thecommunists.net/home/%ED%95%9C%EA%B5%AD%EC%96%B4/book-the-covid-19-global-counterrevolution/] 문제에 대한 다음 우리의 기사도 보라. Almedina Gunić: Coronavirus: "I am not a Virus"... but WE will be the Cure! The chauvinist campaign behind the “Wuhan Coronavirus” hysteria and the revolutionary answer, 2 February 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/wuhan-virus/ [<코로나바이러스: “우한 바이러스히스테리 뒤에 숨은 배외주의 캠페인> https://www.thecommunists.net/home/%ED%95%9C%EA%B5%AD%EC%96%B4/wuhan-virus/]; Almedina Gunić and Michael Pröbsting: On Some Ideological Features of the COVID Counterrevolution. Comments on an interesting interview with a German liberal historian, 14 November 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/on-some-ideological-features-of-the-covid-counterrevolution/; RCIT 아르헨티나 동지들의 다음 스페인어 기사들도 보라. Juan Giglio: La izquierda de la "Big Pharma", dejó de defender las libertades, 1.10.2021, https://convergenciadecombate.blogspot.com/2021/10/la-izquierda-de-la-big-pharma-dejo-de.html; Juan Giglio: ¿Por qué la izquierda no cuestiona las políticas de la OMS? 8.9.2021, https://convergenciadecombate.blogspot.com/2021/09/por-que-la-izquierda-no-cuestiona-las.html

 

[2] More Than 591 Million EU Digital COVID-19 Passport Issued So Far Commission Calls It a Global Standard, October 18, 2021, https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/more-than-591-million-eu-digital-covid-19-passport-issued-so-far-commission-calls-it-a-global-standard/

 

[3] State of Health in the EU: Companion Report 2021, Commission Staff Working Document, Brussels, 10 December 2021

 

[4] 다음에서 인용. ZDF: Experten einig über Eckdaten - EU: Nächster Schritt zum Corona-Impfpass, 28.01.2021, https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/panorama/corona-eu-impfpass-100.html (영역은 필자)

 

[5] Johannes Edelhof: Ehemann von EU-Impf-Kommissarin Kyriakides unter Korruptionsverdacht, Das Erste, 06.04.2021, https://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/aktuell/Ehemann-von-EU-Impf-Kommissarin-Kyriakides-unter-Korruptionsverdacht,kyriakides100.html

 

 

 

EU: “Wir werden den Gesundheitspass auch nach der Pandemie brauchen“

 

Von Michael Pröbsting, Internationaler Sekretär der Revolutionär-Kommunistischen Internationalen Tendenz (RCIT), 15. Dezember 2021, [Übersetzung: Eva Kumar] , www.thecommunists.net

 

 

 

Die RCIT hat von Anfang an, seit dem Frühling 2020, davor gewarnt, dass der Zweck der COVID-Politik nicht darin besteht, den Interessen der allgemeinen Gesundheit zu dienen. Sie wird vielmehr als Vorwand für eine dramatische Ausweitung des Polizei- und Überwachungsstaates zur besseren Kontrolle der herrschenden Klasse über die Massen in einer Zeit von tiefgehender Wirtschaftskrise und Volksunruhen benutzt. [1]

 

Wir haben dargelegt, dass das System des “Gesundheitspasses” (oder “Grüner Pass“) eine Schlüsselrolle in einem System der zunehmend flächendeckenden Überwachung der Gesamtbevölkerung spielt. Ein solcher Pass erlaubt die massive Einschränkung der Bewegungsfreiheit von Menschen, die nicht den von der Regierung vorgegebenen Standards entsprechen (z.B. wenn sie sich nicht impfen lassen). Solch ein Pass beinhaltet auch oft die Verwendung einer bestimmten App auf dem Handy („Corona App“). Diese App erlaubt dem Staatsapparat alle Bewegungsschritte mitzuverfolgen – und zwar jederzeit. Die offizielle Begründung für diese Vollzeitüberwachung lautet, dass alles geschieht, um die Ausbreitung des Virus zu verhindern – aber nur Menschen mit wirklich naiven Illusionen über den kapitalistischen Staat werden leugnen, dass mit einer solchen Tracing App auch andere Ziele verfolgt werden können.

 

Ohne Zweifel kann ein solches System der Kontrolle und Überwachung nur mit Hilfe einer massiven Ausweitung des Staatsapparats verwaltet werden. Es erfordert ein zentrales Datenerfassungssystem für die Gesundheitsdaten aller Bürger sowie ihrer Bewegungsdaten – wer sich wo zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt aufhält. Ohne ein solches zentrales Datenerfassungssystem wäre kein System „Gesundheitspass“ möglich. Gleichzeitig muss der Staat das Personal des Repressions-Apparats (Polizei, Heer, usw.) massiv erhöhen, um die Durchführung der Maßnahmenkontrollen an öffentlichen Orten, Transportmitteln, Bars usw. zu garantieren.

 

Die Realisierung dieses Systems ist bereits weit fortgeschritten. Im Oktober 2021 gab die EU an, dass bisher bereits mehr als 591 Millionen Zertifikate für den EU Digital COVID-19 Pass ausgestellt worden sind. [2]

 

Ein vor kurzem veröffentlichter Bericht der Europäischen Union – in Zusammenarbeit mit der OECD – bestätigt unsere Analyse, dass die herrschende Klasse plant diese Instrumente der Kontrolle und Überwachung weiterzuentwickeln und auszubauen. Dieser Bericht mit dem Titel “State of Health in the EU: Companion Report 2021” erlaubt einen interessanten Einblick in die Vorhaben der Führungszirkel der EU. [3]

 

Bereits vor der COVID-19 Pandemie haben die meisten europäischen Länder digitale Gesundheitsprogramme in ihren Gesundheits-Behörden eingeführt, um die Beobachtung und Überwachung des Infektionsgeschehens zu gewährleisten. (…) Während der COVID-19 Pandemie wurden auch digitale Gesundheitsprogramme benutzt, um die Kontaktverfolgung zu unterstützen, die eine Schlüsselkomponente einer effektiven Krankheits-Begrenzungs-Strategie darstellt. Tatsächlich ist Kontaktverfolgung ein sehr arbeitsintensiver Prozess, der ohne Unterstützung durch digitale Werkzeuge nicht durchführbar wäre, sobald die Anzahl der Infektionen eine gewisse Obergrenze erreicht hat. Da die Anzahl der professionellen Kontaktverfolger in der frühen Phase der Pandemie in den meisten europäischen Ländern unzureichend war, haben die meisten EU-Länder ihre nationalen mobilen Kontaktverfolgungs- und Warn-Apps entwickelt, um diesen Prozess zu unterstützen.“ (S. 19)

 

Die COVID-19 Pandemie hat ‚aus Notwendigkeit‘ die Verwirklichung von großen Veränderungen beschleunigt, um den zunehmenden Einsatz von digitalen Gesundheitstechnologien zu ermöglichen. Wie anfangs ausgeführt waren technische Herausforderungen nur eines der Hindernisse für die wirksame Pandemie-Bekämpfung. Tatsächlich gilt für einige Gesundheitstechnologien, dass für ihren wachsenden Einsatz während der Pandemie eine Veränderung und Anpassung der Regeln für ihren Gebrauch durch Gesundheitspersonal erforderlich wurde. Auch wenn Regeländerungen und Ersatz-Regelungen zum erweiterten Einsatz von digitalen Gesundheitstechnologien beitrugen, werden in manchen Ländern diese Veränderungen als zeitlich begrenzte Maßnahmen – verbunden mit der COVID-19 Ausnahmesituation – verstanden. Für die Zukunft nach der Pandemie wird es wichtig sein, die Erfahrungen von beiden, Gesundheitspersonal und Patienten, die während der Pandemie digitale Gesundheitswerkzeuge benutzten, zu erheben, auch mit Blick auf ihre Wirksamkeit und um passende finanzielle und regulatorische Maßnahmen zu entwickeln. (S.22)

 

Wenn man diese diplomatische Sprache in einfaches Deutsch übersetzt, wird die Bedeutung klar. Die „Gesundheitswerkzeuge“ - “digital health tools” (also Contact Apps am Handy, Grüner Pass mit QR Code, usw.) wurden zur Kontaktverfolgung eingerichtet (also: zur Überwachung).

 

Der Bericht sagt, dass “in manchen Ländern diese Veränderungen als zeitlich begrenzte Maßnahmen – verbunden mit der COVID-19 Ausnahmesituation – verstanden werden“. Das bedeutet im Umkehrschluss, dass „andere Länder“ diese neuen Überwachungstechniken von vornherein nicht als temporär, sondern als dauerhaft begriffen haben.

 

Die letzten Sätze des obigen Zitats bedeuten, dass die EU Kommission diese Überwachungsinstrumente auch für die Zeit nach dem offiziellen Ende der Pandemie beibehalten möchte.

 

Tatsächlich hat die EU-Kommissarin für Gesundheit, Stella Kyriakides, schon Anfang des Jahres angekündigt, dass sie einen allgemeinen „Gesundheitspass“ für die gesamt EU einführen möchte. Dieser Pass solle Informationen über den Gesundheitszustand, den Impfstatus ebenso wie einen QR-Code enthalten. „Später können zusätzliche Informationen hinzugefügt werden.“ (Hm, welche Information könnte das wohl sein?!) Solche Impfpässe „werden ein wichtiges Instrument für Bürger während der Pandemie sein aber auch in der Zeit danach (!), wenn wir sie überwunden haben.“ [4]

 

Wir erwähnen nebenbei, dass es weder zufällig noch ganz ohne Ironie ist, dass der Ehemann von Frau Kyriakides, ein zypriotischer Millionär, unter Korruptionsverdacht steht, nachdem er von einer Staatsbank mehrere Kredite in Millionenhöhe erhalten, obwohl er dafür laut Berichten keine ausreichenden Sicherheiten vorweisen konnte. Hat der Ehemann Vorteile durch die politische Stellung seiner Frau erhalten? [5]

 

Zusammenfassend stellen wir fest, dass das System “Gesundheitspass” kein zeitlich begrenztes Instrument ist. Es ist – und das war von Beginn an so geplant – ein Instrument der herrschenden Klasse, die Volksmassen zu kontrollieren und zu überwachen. Und es soll auch nach dem offiziellen Ende der Pandemie beibehalten werden.

 

Es ist sowohl eine Schande als auch eine Tragödie, dass die meisten Teile der reformistischen und zentristischen Linken sich noch immer weigern, den offensichtlich bonapartistischen Charakter der COVID-Politik zu begreifen, die von Anfang an darauf hinzielte, die Vollmacht des kapitalistischen Staatsapparates massiv auszuweiten. Es ist eine Tatsache, dass die Lockdown Linke von Anfang an vor der COVID Konterrevolution kapituliert hat.

 

Im Gegensatz dazu müssen authentische SozialistInnen diesen reformistischen Kurs vermeiden und zusammen mit der RCIT für eine revolutionäre und demokratische Perspektive kämpfen!

 

 

 


 

[1] Die RCIT hat die COVID Konterrevolution von Anfang an ausführlich analysiert. Seit dem 2. Februar 2020 haben wir knapp 100 Dokumente (inklusive einem Buch) veröffentlicht, die alle auf einer speziellen Unterseite unserer Website zusammengefasst sind: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/collection-of-articles-on-the-2019-corona-virus/ (Kurzlink: https://bit.ly/39L2Vb4). Insbesondere verweisen wir unsere LeserInnen auf zwei RCIT-Manifeste: COVID-19: Tarnung für eine große konterrevolutionäre Offensive. Wir stehen an einem Wendepunkt in der Weltlage. Die herrschenden Klassen provozieren eine kriegsähnliche Atmosphäre, um den Aufbau chauvinistischer staats-bonapartistischer Regime zu legitimieren, 21 März 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/home/deutsch/covid-19-und-der-neue-leviathan/; “Grüner Pass” & Zwangsimpfungen: eine neue Phase in der COVID-Konterrevolution. Nieder mit dem chauvinistisch-bonapartistischen Polizei- & Überwachungsstaat – verteidigen wir demokratische Rechte! Nein zur Gesundheitspolitik im Dienst der kapitalistischen Monopole – erweitert den öffentlichen Gesundheitssektor unter der Kontrolle von Arbeitern und des Volkes! 29. Juli 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/green-pass-compulsory-vaccinations-a-new-stage-in-the-covid-counterrevolution/#anker_4; Zusätzlich möchten wir auf das Buch von Michael Pröbsting verweisen: The COVID-19 Global Counterrevolution: What It Is and How to Fight It. A Marxist analysis and strategy for the revolutionary struggle, RCIT Books, April 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/the-covid-19-global-counterrevolution/. Unser erster Artikel zu diesem Thema stammt von Almedina Gunić: Coronavirus: “I am not a Virus”... but WE will be the Cure! The chauvinist campaign behind the “Wuhan Coronavirus” hysteria and the revolutionary answer, 2 Februar 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/wuhan-virus/; Almedina Gunić und Michael Pröbsting: Über einige ideologische Merkmale der COVID-Konterrevolution. Kommentar zu einem interessanten Interview mit einem deutschen liberalen Historiker, 14 November 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/on-some-ideological-features-of-the-covid-counterrevolution/; Siehe auch zahlreiche Spanisch-sprachige Artikel unserer argentinischen Genossinnen und Genossen: Juan Giglio: La izquierda de la "Big Pharma", dejó de defender las libertades, 1.10.2021, https://convergenciadecombate.blogspot.com/2021/10/la-izquierda-de-la-big-pharma-dejo-de.html; Juan Giglio: ¿Por qué la izquierda no cuestiona las políticas de la OMS? 8.9.2021, https://convergenciadecombate.blogspot.com/2021/09/por-que-la-izquierda-no-cuestiona-las.html

 

[2] More Than 591 Million EU Digital COVID-19 Passport Issued So Far – Commission Calls It a Global Standard, October 18, 2021, https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/more-than-591-million-eu-digital-covid-19-passport-issued-so-far-commission-calls-it-a-global-standard/

 

[3]