Not anymore they’re not.

The Executive branch of the Federal Government is teaming up with a billion-dollar tech company to make your medical status available on a publically searchable website.

Even Orwell didn’t predict this level of intrusion into your life.

This is a dystopian nightmare that will not end well for people.

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By J. Kb

12 thoughts on “Remember when your medical records were private?”
  1. Here is a completely academic exercise:

    What is to be done here?

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?[…] The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!”

    NYC has implemented “show your papers or you can’t eat or go to work.”

    Who are the “Security Operatives” in this scenario? The 17 year old hostess at Applebee’s? She’s the one asking for your papers. “I’m just doing my job” has not been an acceptable excuse since Nuremburg, but does that apply? If she doesn’t ask, the problem goes away doesn’t it?

    If it does apply…..then what?

  2. I’m trying to figure out how my medical status becomes available on a publicly searchable website when that website includes information about a restaurant and I decide to do a search for the information.

    Are you saying that because I do a search for restaurants that require vaccination status that I am revealing my vaccination status…or something?

    What am I missing here?

    1. Yes. Let’s say that you work for company XYZ. Your employer requires proof of vaccination and is listed on Yelp as a vaccine required business, then by simple logical deduction I know your vaccine status. Particularly if your employer puts your name and face on it’s website, the way many professional services companies do. Your vaccine status is medical information that should be private.

      Of course as this moves forward, we will see a self segregation so it can be inferred that business not listed as requiring vaccinations are staffed by non-vaccinated people. And again, by identifying these employees we can assume who is and who is not vaccinated.

      1. It’s important to note that the second inference is false – you cannot infer vaccination status if the employer does not require it.

        But, agreed, that won’t stop people from making the assumption anyway.

  3. Pose a question to the…you know, I don’t even know what to call them. But see how they’d feel about .gov creating a searchable database of individuals who have had an STD in their past. I mean, it’s for the safety of others. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Also keep asking them why they are so against POC since black and Hispanic are refusing to get the jab at a much higher rate than others.

    1. I wonder if the phrase you are looking for, RWC, is “disparate impact”, as in “asking about vaccination status is per second racist, because of the disparate impact it will have on bipoclgbtqwertyeieioh people!”

  4. “keep asking them why they are so against POC since black and Hispanic are refusing to get the jab at a much higher rate than others.”

    The answer you will get is that’s white supremacist mis-information and that it’s ‘vaccine deserts’ due to systemic racism that’s keeping BIPOC’s from getting the shot.

    1. All you have to do is open your eyes in any given location and you see white people with no mask, not white people with a mask.

      But we all know that doesn’t matter, and that is just an anecdote because it is personally observed. Doesn’t matter that those observations are in a variety of public locations and across the entire state… When does an anecdote become data again?

  5. Ah, but without changes to the law, all they’re doing is setting themselves up for lawsuits.

  6. So much for HIPAA… But the medical community has already been hacked so many times it’s not funny… Nothing like an OPEN network to pass information from the nurses to the doctors over wireless… (Actually saw that one, walked out).

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