The Los Angeles Unified School District recently launched “Daily Pass,” an app designed to coordinate health checks, COVID tests and vaccinations for a safe reopening of schools… according to LAUSD. The school district’s Safe Steps to Safe Schools program “is working with a group of stakeholders and partners who are experts in their respective fields to conduct regular COVID-19 testing and community engagement for employees and students.”
LAUSD, the second largest school district in the country, appears to be a Microsoft beta-site. Expect this to come to all California public school districts.
The creepy little animated video announcing the program looks and sounds as if George Orwell wrote it.
California is a dystopian nightmare. pic.twitter.com/5nWEarQNoa
— Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) March 1, 2021
“Leave it to California to come up with something less comforting than the Chinese anal swab tests…” a Tweet replied.
But not everyone is comfortable with testing and barcoding kids and turning over the data to “a group of stakeholders.”
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner described the Daily Pass as “sort of like the golden ticket in ‘Willy Wonka,’ everyone with this pass can easily get into a school building,” during his weekly update on Feb. 22.
The “show me your papers” program, “developed with support from Microsoft, generates a unique QR code for each student and staff member that authorizes entry to a specific Los Angeles Unified location for that day only, as long as the individual receives a negative test result for COVID, shows no symptoms and has a temperature under 100 degrees,” LAUSD said. “Upon an individual’s arrival to a campus, their QR code is scanned by a Los Angeles Unified school site leader who takes the individual’s temperature.”
“Holy f*****lls, this is some evil, authoritarian insanity. They want kids masked, barcoded and brainwashed,” Dave Rubin posted on Twitter above the new video short by the LAUSD announcing the “Daily Pass” program.
Beutner said LAUSD is the first school district in the nation to use the technology allowing school officials to keep track of the health status of everyone inside the district’s buildings.
Equally disturbing is “anonymized data from Daily Pass will be used by the Los Angeles Unified’s research and health care collaborators – Stanford University, UCLA, The Johns Hopkins University, Anthem Blue Cross, Healthnet and Cedars Sinai – to provide insights for strategies to create the safest possible school environment.” Sounding like a gross HIPAA violation, as well as a CCP-like “social credit check,” shouldn’t that require parental permission before turning over health data to universities and corporate health insurers?
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.
This also is the way to keep the children in a constant state of fear, and then provide the magic Microsoft bullet allowing them to get back to school.
Holy fuckballs, this is some evil, authoritarian insanity. They want kids masked, barcoded and brainwashed.
Two weeks to flatten the curve they said.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 1, 2021
The Safe Steps to Safe Schools program Frequently Asked Questions explains the testing process:
The testing process is simple. You’ll receive a notice from your child’s principal (for students) or immediate supervisor (for employees) that it’s time to be tested. You’ll make an appointment online, using a phone or computer (including the one Los Angeles Unified has provided), at one of the many schools where testing is being provided.
There’s a quick check-in upon arrival at the testing site and a clinician will be there to help oversee the process.
The test is free and the process should take less than 10 minutes, start to finish. You’ll receive the test result within 24-36 hours via text and email.
All results are kept confidential and stored in a separate, secure database. Information will be shared only with the appropriate scientists, administrators and health authorities.
This is clearly teachers union driven and not about the health and safety of the children. The list of Frequently Asked Questions makes this abundantly clear.
After a full year of lockdowns, are Californians primed to have to ask permission for everything now?