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Default South Korea is reporting intimate details of COVID-19 cases: has it helped?

The Resistance media is filled with tales of South Korea's marvelous response to the Chinese virus touting as a standard of comparison for attacking the Trump administration as incompetent. True enough the South Koreans have achieved enviable levels of control over the pandemic but a look at the techniques applied shows it's unlikely they would be acceptable in the US.

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When a person tests positive, their city or district might send out an alert to people living nearby about their movements before being diagnosed. A typical alert can contain the infected person’s age and gender, and a detailed log of their movements down to the minute — in some cases traced using closed-circuit television and credit-card transactions, with the time and names of businesses they visited. In some districts, public information includes which rooms of a building the person was in, when they visited a toilet and whether or not they wore a mask. Even overnight stays at ‘love motels’ have been noted.
Individuals have taken the public domain data and extended it.

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The South Korean government says the public is more likely to trust it if it releases transparent and accurate information about the virus, including travel histories of confirmed patients. Laws passed since the country's last major disease outbreak, of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2015, now specifically allow authorities to publish this information.

Numerous websites and smartphone apps have also sprung up to collect and map the data, such as coronamap.site. Checking the maps has become part of daily life for many South Koreans
Given the incredible level of hostility towards President Trump by Resistance Democrats it's inconceivable they'd consent to a program of comprehensive surveillance if Trump proposed it. Indeed there would be bipartisan opposition to the program.

Even in the far more regimented South Korea stigmatization of infected persons has raised concerns about the stigma attached to infection and the probability of discouraging infected people from seeking medical attention.

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Two points...

1) This is a Leftwing utopia...Big Brother on steroids...

2) Imagine what happens AFTER the virus has tampered down and not only are the scarlet letters placed on the infected's foreheads, but that information can be used against them in future actions/transactions...
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Two points...

1) This is a Leftwing utopia...Big Brother on steroids...

2) Imagine what happens AFTER the virus has tampered down and not only are the scarlet letters placed on the infected's foreheads, but that information can be used against them in future actions/transactions...
And to add on to what you posted, once the Government has this ability, how willing will they be to give it up? Who would want to live in the United States with that type of government?
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And to add on to what you posted, once the Government has this ability, how willing will they be to give it up? Who would want to live in the United States with that type of government?
New York, California, Illinois, and New England...
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Resistance media only holds up South Korea as an example by citing their low infection and mortality rates. The Big Brother authoritarianism so essential to achieving the result is ignored. Likewise factors like population density, 50 million living in an area the size of Indiana are ignored.
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