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The CDC bought cellphone data to monitor American's compliance with lockdowns

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) purchased data from tracking companies to monitor compliance with lockdowns, according to contracts with the firms.

The CDC paid one firm $420,000 and another $208,000. That bought access to location data from at least 55 million cellphone users.

The contracts, approved under emergency review due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were aimed at providing the CDC “with the necessary data to continue critical emergency response functions elated to evaluating the impact of visits to key points of interest, stay at home orders, closures, re-openings and other public heath communications related to mask mandate, and other merging research areas on community transmission of SARS-CoV-2,” the contracts, obtained by The Epoch Times, state.

The CDC said it would be using the tracking data to “assess home-by-hour behaviors (i.e. curfew analysis) by exploring the percentage of mobile devices at home during specific period of time.” The data could also be integrated with other information “to provide a comprehensive picture of movement/travel of persons during the COVID-19 pandemic to better understand mandatory stay-at-home orders, business closure, school re-openings, and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in states and cities.”

Under a heading labeled “potential use cases” for the data, the CDC said it could be used to try to connect the forced closures of bars and restaurants with COVID-19 infections and death rates, as well as try to assess the impact of state restrictions on close contact between people outside of their home.

The data could also be used to monitor adherence to mandated or recommended quarantines after arrival from another state and to examine the correlation of mobility patterns and spikes in COVID-19 cases at facilities such as churches, concerts, and grocery stores. It would also enable examining movement restrictions such as curfews to show “patterns” and “compliance,” the contracts state.

The contracts were previously reported on by Vice News, but the outlet only released a screenshot of a single page. Together, the contracts run 71 pages. Both were signed in 2021."

People ask me why I dont have a cellphone, there's one reason amongst all the others.
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Yawn. Walmart buys your data. Lots of places buy your data tracking you. Simply a tool public health used not to hone in on and punish any individual, but to see what was actually happening.

Example: if they told everyone to stay home AND THEY DID but a virus spread, that tells you something about transmission method. If they told everyone to stay home and THEY DID NOT and the virus spread, that tells you something different. Tells you later on saying "Staying home does not work" is lying.

Sort of like the masking kerfuffle. People misread a recent report. What it said was that mask mandates were not enforced and were largely ignored, so THOSE did not reduce the spread of covid. Of course buried in the report was the fact that if everyone chose to wear an n95 when out and about we would have pretty much tanked the virus early on. And that even today if you choose to be more protected you can do so with a mask, more with a procedure mask, and even more with an n95. And if you care about not sharing your own potential virus with others and want to protect them, masks are cheap and effective way to go, even n95s.

But the media, both liberal and conservative, spun it into more "masks don't work" propaganda.

And for those so inclined, turn off tracking, or turn off tracking and your phone, or leave it home. Problem solved.
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