Swedish startup wants everyone to implant their COVID vaccine passport via microchip – Insider Paper

Widespread rumors about the COVID vaccine that comes with a microchip are coming true as more and more Swedes choose to have their passport of the vaccine implanted in their hand on a microchip. Although the part about Bill Gates using the microchip in the vaccine to allegedly track people is false, it is disturbing how the rest of the rumor is coming true.

Swedish startup offers microchip implants for COVID vaccine passports

The Swedish government announced earlier this month that citizens must show their COVID vaccine passport when attending any event that has more than 100 people. Most people have their vaccine passports on their phones.

But nevertheless, Meter reports that the Swedish startup Epicenter proposes the insertion of a microchip in the hand or arm to serve as a passport for the COVID vaccine. Epicenter specializes in subdermal microchips implanted just under the skin on the hand or arm, and now displays an implanted microchip that can store a COVID vaccine passport. The implant can be read by a device that uses near field communication.

Not just vaccine passports

Digital cultures researcher Moa Petersen told Metro that some 6,000 Swedes already have a microchip the size of a grain of rice implanted in their hands. However, not all of these 6,000 people are using their implants as a vaccine passport. Many of them use them for other purposes, such as bus passes, office IDs, or gym memberships.

Epicenter has been implanting microchips in people for years. The Swedish company made headlines in 2017 when it began microchipping its own employees. Epicenter offered to implant microchips that would function as magnetic cards in employees. They would be used for things like opening doors, operating printers, or even buying smoothies.

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