The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation helped fund a study that aims to record a patient’s vaccination history by injecting dye under the skin.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a novel way to record a patient’s vaccination history. It was by storing data in a pattern of dye delivered under the skin at the same time as the vaccine.
In a December 2019 news release by MIT, the researchers suggested that the method was developed mainly to aid poor countries where traditional medical records are rare or do not exist. According to the MIT news release, the goal is for the dye to be “delivered under the skin at the same time as the vaccine.”
People are going to be vaccinated, quite literally, with a vaccine passport. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have revealed the true purpose of the specialized dye as talks of using vaccine passports and making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory continue to gain ground in the U.S. and elsewhere.