(INTELLIHUB) — Thousands of contact tracers (i.e. snatch-and-grab personnel) have been hired throughout the State of California to identify, locate, track, trace, roundup, and detain anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19 even those who may be asymptomatic and are not displaying any symptoms, leaving the door open for civil rights abuses comparable to those which occurred in Nazi-Germany.
Ventura County Public Health Director Dr. Robert Levin said in a press conference last week that thousands of contact tracers will be employed in California alone and that similar community contact tracing programs have already been rolled out in most, if not all, other states throughout the United States.
“A contact is a person who’s been exposed to someone that we document to have the COVID infection,” the health director said. “When we find someone who has a COVID infection those people are immediately isolated but we also work with them to figure out who their contacts were.”
The state has “done contact tracing all along,” Levin explained. “It used to be that there were 10 contacts, at least, for every patient that we would find now it likes there are probably only 2, or, 3, or 4 contacts–not surprising because most people have been staying away from others and that’s good news.”
Ventura County will start out with 10 trilingual community contact tracers who will earn a salary of $26,023.40 – $35,803.19 annually, according to an employment opportunities ad posted on the county’s official website.
Examples of a contact tracer’s duties as listed on the county’s website
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Identifies potential close contacts of a confirmed case;
- Notifies contacts and promote self-monitoring through 14 days past the last known exposure to the confirmed case;
- Ensures that contacts who develop symptoms promptly isolate themselves and notify public health staff;
- Refers contacts to their healthcare provider for medical advice, testing and care as appropriate;
- Assists in collecting, recording and analyzing information necessary for a special study;
- May plan and carry out projects under close supervision;
- Sorts and tabulates information;
- May evaluate data, draw conclusions and prepare recommendations;
- Conducts interviews with clients or the public in order to assist with the provision of program services;
- Disseminates information to clients and the general public according to program objectives and procedures;
- Assembles and keeps accurate records and reviews information for accuracy, completeness and consistency;
- Writes correspondence and prepares narrative and tabular reports for supervisory review;
- Makes a variety of arithmetic calculations;
- May operate business or office machines; and
- Performs other related duties as required.
Both North Carolina and South Carolina are hiring contact tracers for between $17 and $22 an hour and courses are being offered for free online. States are selling contact tracing to workers as a way that they can do their part to help states reopen more quickly due to COVID-19.
Leaving no stone unturned, Levin reiterated during the press briefing that the government will find everyone who is infected and isolate every one of their contacts as well.
“We will make sure that they stay quarantined and will check in with them every day,” he explained. “In other words, what this program means is that we are going to do a more complete job and a more meticulous job of making it less and less possible for others in the county to run into someone with COVID-19 infection.
“It’s not just our county that is bringing more people on there are going to be thousands of people being hired who will be these contact investigators throughout the state and this will be going on in many other states as well perhaps all of the states in our country,” he said.
Additionally, Levin explained that some of the patients will have trouble being isolated in their own residence if there are multiple people living at that residence and there is only one shared bathroom.
“If they live in a home where there is only one bathroom and there are 3 to 4 other people living there and those people don’t have COVID infection we’re not going to be able to keep that person in that home,” Levin said. “Every person that needs to be isolated needs to have their own bathroom and so we will be moving people like this into other kinds of housing we have available.”
To boot, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has also publically called for “an army of tracers” that would be specifically tasked with tracking and isolating those in the Empire State who the government deems to have been exposed to COVID-19. And let’s not forget that Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) is sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would mobilize 265,000 contact tracers nationwide which has prompted states such as Delaware and New Jersey to jump on the bandwaggon with grant funding.
Needless to say, the State of Texas is now accepting volunteers to do contact tracing but may change the way they do business and start grabbing some of that grant money to get more tracers involved and to top it all off Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that by the end of the week over 1,300 contact tracers will be mobilized including 350 members of the National Guard.
This is beginning to look like a total invasion of our Constitutional rights. Ladies and gentlemen, the American Gestapo is here and is operational. This is concerning due to the fact that a number of the tests have been proven to give false positives and other testing kits have been found to have infected testees with the contagion COVID-19 itself, as Intellihub previously reported. This raises the question: who are they really targeting here?
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