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Default Re: H.R. 6666: COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act

Originally Posted by mr wonder View Post
Just how in your face are they at this point?
It's like a SNL mocking joke of the "conspiracy theorist"
But sure, hey, it's just a name , probably tongue in cheek just to poke fun at the tin foil hat people that said the go'vt will make laws to track and "trace" people.
Those Crazy people.
I mean look, people should just listen to the doctors and obey the gov't. amiright? If you've got nothing to hide. Then the gov't should track your health and every movement and all your personal contacts, right? it's for OUR safety.

joking aside. the Bill is just another part of the surveillance state being built around us.
There's no science of virology that makes this make sense. none.
It's simply a lame excuse that they KNOW many people will swallow and like it becasue they are AFRAID.

they want to create an army of neighborhood snitches. Who can tell folks when and how to quarantine.
Made up of Neighborhood health clinics, Schools -public and private-, non-profits, Churches, etc... all paid by the feds gov't.

as I calmly post this here inside my hair is on fire, partly becasue I've seen this movie, and have been pointing to this kind of thing for decades now, while being called, extreme, paranoid, conspiracy theorist, America hater and crazy.
and because as i post this now I'm pretty sure some here... and MANY other Americans... will assume and SAY that there's some NEED for this. And that it's "reasonable" and won't be abused and it's just "temporary" and something the gov't has a right to do.
Despite history and the crystal clear language of the constitution bill of rights to the contrary. Not to mention it's conflict with science and common sense.

I don't have time to discuss right now,
So anyway as Rod Serling used to say
"Submitted for Your Approval..."
H.R. 6666: COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
"This bill would provide $100 billion in grants to faith-based organization, clinics, medical centers, and other organization which perform testing for COVID–19, tracing of exposure to COVID–19, or services for individuals who are isolating at home. The funding could be used to pay their staff or purchase personal protective equipment to protect their staff.
No provision in this bill would make testing or quarantining mandatory. The bill includes privacy protections for the medical information of individuals that would limit how grantee organizations could share information collected with the federal government. (A large-scale disinformation campaign has made absurd claims about this bill.)"

"...To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes....
...Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede any Federal privacy or confidentiality requirement, including the regulations promulgated under section ....
...such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal year 2021 and any subsequent fiscal year during which the emergency period continues...

Sponsor's statement:
I do have 2 quick questions?
Can someone tell me how the govt can trace "everyone's" health and movements and contacts without personal information?
Who gets to say when the war on terror !COUGH!... i mean... the medical emergency period is over?
When a human contracts syphilis or evolved forms of it, they are asked for all sexual contacts. That information is given to local authorities who contact everyone and get their contacts. It's been that way for decades.
If there was an outbreak of measles or TB you would get the same treatment as would your contacts.
All those old diseases are somewhat controlled now for years so people are not used to volunteering this kind of information but it does help contain & shorten outbreaks.
Calm down
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