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  • EU plans international coronavirus tracing network

    09/21/2020 11:42:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.21.2020 | Andreas Noll | Adapted by Benjamin Restle
    There is considerable cross-border traffic between Germany and France. Daily, German and French nationals cross the 450-kilometer-long (280-mile) border, as many either work or live on the other side. In everyday life, the frontier is barely noticeable. But this cannot be said for France’s coronavirus tracing efforts. In the Northern Hemisphere’s spring months, France launched an app that does not utilize Google’s or Apple’s interface, and automatically stores a user’s contacts on a state-run server. Most other EU states reject this centralized approach, deeming it inimical to users’ data privacy. France, which has the highest volume of cross-border traffic in...
  • August wedding in Maine has led to a COVID outbreak and made a ‘nightmare’ of others’ lives

    09/16/2020 7:49:20 AM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 16 August A.D. 2020 | Charles Eichacker
    Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, Amanda Roy and her siblings considered bringing their 61-year-old mother, Anna Littlejohn, to live in their homes rather than in the Madison nursing home where she has spent nearly three years after developing a bone infection from a cyst on her knee. With other health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure, Littlejohn was especially vulnerable to COVID-19, an illness that has caused many of the state’s virus deaths as it has spread through long-term care facilities. But ultimately, Littlejohn’s children couldn’t make the logistics work to move her out of Maplecrest Rehabilitation and...
  • Europe tests gateway for tracing apps to work across borders [surveillance state]

    09/14/2020 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2020
    Six European Union countries and the bloc’s executive Commission have begun testing a virtual “gateway” to ensure national coronavirus tracing apps can work across borders. The trial starting Monday will allow national computer systems that run tracing apps in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia to communicate with each other via a central hub. If the tests succeed, travelers from each of the six countries will be able to use their own apps while abroad in the other five to ensure they’re notified if they have been in close contact to another user who tests positive. Tracing...
  • Three Democratic governors say they will not follow new CDC testing guidance

    08/29/2020 9:23:46 AM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/2020 | Joseph Guzman
    At least three Democratic governors said they will not follow new federal guidance on coronavirus testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revised COVID-19 testing guidelines, now advising people who may have been exposed to the virus but are not experiencing symptoms that they may not need to be tested. “If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet) of a person with a COVID-19 infection for at least 15 minutes but do not have symptoms: You do not necessarily need a test unless you are a vulnerable individual or your health care provider or State...
  • Coronavirus digest: Not enough Germans using alert app, experts say

    08/23/2020 9:40:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.23.2020 | dv,jcg/rc (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)
    The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s health authority, reported 782 new infections on Sunday, bringing the nation’s case count to 232,864. The figure is a notable drop from the more than 2,000 infections reported on Saturday, which RKI said was due to returning travelers. The RKI also reported two new deaths, increasing Germany’s death toll from the virus to 9,269 since the pandemic began. Experts in Germany have claimed that not enough people are using the country’s coronavirus tracking app for it to be effective. More than 17 million people have downloaded the app since it was launched in June,...
  • Fear, language barriers hinder immigrant contact-tracing [barf]

    08/15/2020 10:56:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | August 15, 2020 | Tammy Webber and Regina Garcia Cano
    Only a handful of contact tracers working to slow COVID-19 in 125 communities near Chicago speak Spanish, despite significant Hispanic populations. Churches and advocacy groups in the Houston area are trying to convince immigrants to cooperate when health officials call. And in California, immigrants are being trained as contact tracers to ease mistrust. The crucial job of reaching people who test positive for the coronavirus and those they’ve come in contact with is proving especially difficult in immigrant communities because of language barriers, confusion and fear of the government. The failure of health departments across the U.S. to adequately investigate...
  • Chicago says students will stay home, New York erects COVID-19 checkpoints

    08/05/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2020 11:15 AM | Maria Caspani, Brendan O’Brien
    Chicago will teach online only when school resumes in September, the mayor said on Wednesday, and New York City announced checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to enforce a quarantine on travelers from 35 states on a list of coronavirus hot spots. The teachers’ union and many parents in Chicago had objected to a plan to allow students the option of attending class in pods of 15 pupils twice a week. Local media reported that the Chicago Teachers’ Union had called for a strike vote over the issue. […] Los Angeles has already announced that students will be kept home, while...
  • 60% of Workers with COVID Refuse to Cooperate with Contact Tracing in Los Angeles

    07/31/2020 8:58:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/31/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Sixty percent of workers who have tested positive for coronavirus in Los Angeles have refused to cooperate with contact tracing, making the pandemic harder to control and raising doubts about whether such a system can work nationwide. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday: “The county’s contact tracing system has repeatedly failed to find workplace outbreaks before they spread widely, placing an ever-expanding circle of employees, their families and others at risk.”
  • It’s Official: America Is Following China’s Lead – Contact Tracing Is Here – Say Goodbye to Freedom and Hello to State Control

    07/30/2020 8:54:44 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 112 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 30 Jul 20 | Joe Hoft
    In May we reported on our concerns with contact tracing and our loss of freedom as a result of this practice. We reported that contact tracers will track you and tell you what you can and cannot do. You will be a puppet of the state. You must do what they say for the greater good. Freedom will be lost forever. We reported that Democrat states were promoting the idea of “contact tracing” and when you realize what it is, you will think you are living in Orwell’s 1984. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cheered the news that Chicago was...
  • COVID-19 cluster linked to New Jersey house party, parents not cooperating with contact tracers

    07/24/2020 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2020 | 9:10pm | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Health officials in Middletown, New Jersey, are tracking a coronavirus cluster stemming from a teen party — but are getting pushback from parents, according to reports. Authorities said 20 partygoers between the ages of 15 and 19 are believed to have been exposed to the global pandemic at a house party on West Front Street in the city on July 11, ABC News reported Thursday. But health department investigators say they’re facing resistance from the teens’ parents. “We’re asking and pleading with parents and the students that may have attended that,” Middletown Mayor Tony Perry told the station. “You’re not...
  • Ohio county starts hotline to report people not wearing masks

    07/11/2020 3:52:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 127 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 11 July A.D.2020 | Courtney Astolfi
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County’s enforcement of Gov. Mike DeWine’s mask order will largely rely upon complaints filed by the public, rather than proactive policing, County Executive Armond Budish announced Friday. Individuals who see others failing to abide by the mask requirement should call in complaints to the county’s new hotline at 216-698-5050, or file complaints online at County workers will then contact the subject of the complaints — either individuals or businesses — to let them know a complaint has been filed, Budish said. Complaints also will be forwarded to the Board of Health, and the relevant city...
  • NY County Issues ‘Costly’ Subpoenas to People for Refusing to Talk to Coronavirus Contact Tracers

    07/02/2020 7:25:39 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 53 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7/2/2020 | Edwin Mora
    Officials in New York’s Rockland County announced on Wednesday that they had issued subpoenas to eight people allegedly infected by the coronavirus for refusing to speak with contact tracers voluntarily. “The health of our county” will not be “compromised because of ignorance, stupidity, or obstinance,” Ed Day, the county executive, told reporters.
  • New York COVID Compliance Authority Issue Subpoenas Requiring Forced Depositions With Contact Tracers…

    07/02/2020 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 1, 2020 | Sundance
    Comrades, the ministry of COVID compliance in New York has now been given permission to issue subpoenas requiring the general public to comply with COVID compliance contact tracers. Any New Yorker who refuses to answer the interrogation questions by the COVID compliance police is now subject to arrest. You do not have the right to remain silent, and everything you say will be guaranteed to be used against you as the state takes control over your life. The process of “Contact Tracing” permits the state authority to identify the travel, contacts and associated risks presented by anyone who tests positive...
  • How To Remove "COVID 19 Trace you app" From Cell Phones

    07/01/2020 12:48:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/20
    How to tell if your phone has Covid 19 installed AND HOW to remove it:Step 1. Go to SettingsStep 2. Click on GOOGLE If you see COVID 19 at the top of the list you have it on your phone.  How to remove it? Step 1.   Click on PLAY STORE and then SETTINGS and change to DO NOT AUTOUPDATE APPS. Then go to your main screen and go to step 2. Step 2.   Go to Settings then go to SECURITY AND LOCATION under Settings and shut off "FIND MY DEVICE". Step 3.   This is the most important part. Make sure your phone...
  • A flaw in contact tracing has emerged – people aren’t answering the phone

    06/27/2020 2:48:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 132 replies
    BGR ^ | June 28th, 2020 at 10:34 AM | Andy Meek
    Too many people, Fauci said, are not answering the phone when contact tracers call. “It’s not going well. I have to tell you, it’s not going well.” That’s the blunt assessment that White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, who also serves as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gave on Friday in regards to the success (or lack thereof) currently when it comes to coronavirus contact tracing. “If you get a positive, then you backtrack and try to figure out who that positive is,” Fauci said, the day after the coronavirus pandemic set scary...
  • Cellular Phone Disruptions Nation-Wide Earlier This Week. Android Phones revealed to have been upgraded with COVID-19 TRACKING SOFTWARE

    06/19/2020 12:40:42 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 71 replies
    FaceBook ^ | 6/18/2020 | Marcella Lourdes on FACEBOOK 
  • NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

    06/16/2020 9:34:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2020 | Julia Marsh, Bernadette Hogan and Aaron Feis
    Mayor de Blasio has expressed concern that the George Floyd protests could boost the coronavirus pandemic just as New Yorkers have finally gained the upper hand — but City Hall doesn’t seem too interested in finding out for sure. Workers for the city’s contact tracing program are told not to ask those who’ve tested positive for the bug whether they’ve taken part in the demonstrations, instead relying on them to cough up the information themselves, officials said. “We’re doing everything we can to keep New Yorkers safe while respecting individual privacy,” said de Blasio spokeswoman Avery Cohen. “Over the course...
  • Contact Tracing Is A Fiasco Rejected By Most Americans

    06/16/2020 8:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 16, 2020 | David Marcus
    If reopening America is contingent on robust contact tracing then America will never reopen. There were supposed to be armies. Grand armies of contact tracers crisscrossing every county in the country on the hunt for the Chinese virus. This was the key we were told to a safe reopening, they have been telling us this since back when they still told us not to wear masks. Soldiers in this army would interview anyone who tested positive and track down the people they spent time with. Supposedly serious people with TV shows and everything said with straight faces that we might...
  • NYC COVID-19 Contact Tracers Not Asking About George Floyd Protest Participation, Despite Fears of New Virus Wave

    06/15/2020 6:20:09 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 22 replies
    The City . nyc ^ | JUN 14, 2020, 5:30PM EDT | Y GREG B. SMITH
    Over the two last weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others have voiced concerns that packed police brutality protests across the city could trigger a new wave of COVID-19 infections. Whether or not that’s the case, however, remains unknown — and de Blasio’s team won’t be directly trying to find out. The hundreds of contact tracing workers hired by the city under de Blasio’s new “test and trace” campaign have been instructed not to ask anyone who’s tested positive for COVID-19 whether they recently attended a demonstration, City Hall confirmed to THE CITY. “No person will be asked proactively if...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bill Gates Negotiated $100 Billion Contact Tracing Deal With Democratic Congressman Sponsor of Bill Six Months BEFORE Coronavirus Pandemic

    06/10/2020 9:22:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 6/10/2020 | Thomas Paine
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation helped negotiate who would score a $100 million government-backed contact tracing contract in August 2019 — six months before the ‘pandemic’ arrived in the United States and four months before it swept through China. (Listen Above) The shocking revelations were unveiled on the Thomas Paine Podcast and the Moore Paine Show on Patreon by the two investigators who blew the whistle on the massive Clinton Foundation tax fraud during a Congressional hearing in 2018. John Moynihan and Larry Doyle testified in Congress, detailing the fraud and schemes utilized by the Clinton’s to avoid paying...