Fact Check: WHO Did NOT Say mRNA Vaccines Will Be Enforced And Unvaccinated Classified As A Threat

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  • by: Lead Stories Staff
Fact Check: WHO Did NOT Say mRNA Vaccines Will Be Enforced And Unvaccinated Classified As A Threat Was Not Said

Did Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), mention in a video the implementation of a New Global Digital Certification system that would require individuals to receive multiple annual doses of mRNA vaccines? Additionally, did he state that individuals who fail to comply with these vaccinations would be labeled a threat to society? No, that's not true: Ghebreyesus did not say that in this video, nor did he make such a statement anywhere else.

The claim appears in a video (archived here ) on Tiktok on June 8, 2023, under the title "Dangerous, no more joking, the situation is getting serious." It opened:

Head of WHO says Global Digital Certificates will enforce mutiple doses of mRNA vaccines, and those who do not vaccinate, will be classified as a threat to society

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Mon Jun 12 14:41:47 2023 UTC)

The claim is made in Arabic text overlaid on a video featuring Ghebreyesus announcing the launch of a new global health certification system. The announcement of the launch was posted on the WHO website on June 5, 2023.

Ghebreyesus, who speaks English in the video, does not mention any enforcement of multiple annual mRNA doses, nor does he suggest that those who choose not to vaccinate will be labeled a threat to society.

The video also falsely claims that the Central Bank of Digital Currency will be halted, and all individual rights as citizens will be taken away.

A search for the phrase "Central Bank of Digital Currency will be halted," using Google News' index of thousands of credible news sites, did not reveal any factual reports to corroborate this claim.

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