Google & Oracle Will Monitor Americans Who Get Covid-19 Vaccine

This article by independent reporter Whitney Webb offers a well sourced analysis of plans to implement a very “active pharmacovigilance system” that will track those who receive vaccines for up to two years ( Webb makes a compelling case that the COVID-19 crisis is being used to implement a robust health surveillance system to “monitor medical records; fingerprints; gait, facial, and iris biometric data; drug prescriptions; and even DNA in addition to citizens’ financial, travel, and media-consumption habits”. There is also strong evidence of plans to implement digital health passports that will be required for travel ( Are these developments consistent with notions of liberty and privacy as outlined in our Constitution?

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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