WASHINGTON, D.C. — Healthcare organizations are using international diagnostic codes to register those who have elected not to get injected with the COVID-19 mRNA shots, according to a report by Dr. Joseph Mercola published by Children’s Health Defense Fund, a medical freedom organization led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a century-old system for recording and tracking diagnoses of health conditions, diseases and mortality, run by the World Health Organization (WHO) and used by healthcare organizations, governments and insurance companies. The system serves as a basis for global statistics on deaths and diseases. Through the Affordable Care Act introduced by former President Obama, the system became fully integrated in the United States.
The ICD code Z28.310 lets healthcare workers electronically register a person who is “Unvaccinated for COVID-19” in the ICD system. This is unprecedented, since the system has not previously recorded patients for not taking a specific drug or failing to accept a certain medical procedure. The system now also tracks all other recommended vaccinations.
“Since there’s no billing or payment involved with being unvaccinated, and since being unvaccinated is extremely unlikely to be part of your disease profile, there’s no valid reason to record anyone’s vaccine refusal. It’s also a violation of medical privacy, as the records can be accessed by a variety of individuals and not just your personal doctors,” Mercola argues.
According to mRNA technology inventor Dr. Robert Malone, tracking non-compliance with a medical procedure is a severe violation of privacy rights.
“Code Number Z28.310 listed above is not a code for an illness or diagnosis, but rather for non-compliance of a medical procedure. This is an invasion of our right to privacy. There must be choice and that choice must be private,” Malone writes on his blog.
The surveillance program was designed by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Mercola.