Officials in New York’s Rockland County pulled their gestapo-method about contact tracing, issuing subpoenas to eight party-goers who refused to cooperate with tracking efforts. If the eight failed to comply, they would have been subject to fines of $2,000 per day; signaling that the threat of a monetary fine and the FEAR of it may be an effective policy tool to control the population under the guise to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
A party in Rockland County, NY in mid-June violated a state ordinance that capped gatherers at 10 people. After the party’s host and eight guests tested positive, Rockland officials launched a vigorous contact tracing effort to identify others who may have been exposed. They quickly hit a road-bump as several of the party-goers obstructed the efforts.
“My staff has been told that a person does not wish to, or have to, speak to my disease investigators,” Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, the county’s health commissioner, was quoted. Of the individuals her team tried to contact, Dr. Schnabel said, “they hang up. They deny being at the party even though we have their names from another party attendee.”
This is where we have come in America, watched, questioned about where we have been and who with.
This is the slippery slope to totalitarianism.