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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Bill Gates wants to register all new babies on the planet for vaccines. BOYCOTT WINDOWS!
Gates suggested using cell phones to record each birth and send the information, including biometric identifiers, to a central database. This database would then send reminders to parents' phones when it was time to come in for vaccines or other treatments. He said a prime location to implement such programs would be northern Nigeria or northern India, where vaccination rates are less than 50 percent.
Acknowledging that registering every single birth has never been done before, Gates called for "1,000 new ideas" to "blossom" in order to make it happen.
Such ideas could conceivably involve using the GPS devices inside phones to physically track parents who do not bring their children in for vaccines.
Gates also called for use of mobile technology to implement more continuous monitoring of vaccine supply chains.