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MN TESTING/CONTACT TRACING in FULL SWING at RETIREMENT HOMES and SOME SMALL CHILDCARE CENTERS

MN TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING IN FULL SWING AT RETIREMENT HOMES and SOME CHILDCARE SMALL CENTERS

Covid testing and contact tracing is ramping up at our retirement homes and small childcare centers. The tracers are setting up camp for weeks at a time in some businesses. In accordance with MACC’s mission to report on “government structural changes, parental rights, education, children and families”, today we continue our coverage on contact tracing. (MACC published information on the MN contact tracing bills during the session and our response. Unfortunately the contact tracing bill of rights was not passed and so it is up to YOU and YOUR LOVED ONES to refuse testing and tracing.) Refer to this quick summary. https://commoncoremn.com/2020/05/15/minnesota-sf-4500-hf-4579-testing-and-contact-tracing-bills-move-forward-know-your-rights/
 
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and various individual nursing homes are implementing a “5-point battle plan” as they work together to “protect residents and employees”, or so they say. Are we testing because of many new cases?  NO! None of these residents are reportedly sick or have symptoms of Covid. The MDH is expanding their testing coverage to facility-wide Covid testing across the state. Some childcare centers are also reporting tracers on a daily basis.

Governor Walz made it clear he would have 4,000 contact tracers hired. The mission here is to give all nursing home residents a Covid test. Contact tracers then return to tested sites, despite negative results, and wait and watch…. Did they hear a sneeze? Was that a cough? Do you have allergies or is it Covid? So then they want to test again and it appears every 2 weeks. This is termed “continuous testing.”

Retirement homes are circulating and emailing the attached form.  Although the letter states that residents and family members with power of attorney may opt-out of testing, we are learning that not all centers are offering this option. Some nursing homes are literally walking in and telling residents they need to have this test. Some residents have dementia or other health issues and may not have awareness of the situation. Consent must be required and offered in every case.

Please note: Regarding the letter… Identifying information was removed due to privacy concerns of individuals and residents. The letter states initial testing dates and these dates may already have occurred or are about to happen. If you have loved ones in Minnesota nursing homes, please check with the facility a.s.a.p.

 
Regional state teams are being deployed to test onsite in resident’s rooms. Although the letter lists the National Guard, concerned individuals who have contacted MACC state that the National Guard has not been seen at the various facilities.  The individuals observed were contracted by the MDH.

If you recall, the Minnesota Testing and Contact Tracing bill’s purpose (HF 4579 and SF 4500) was to establish:
  • Testing
  • Continued/Continuous Testing
  • Contact Tracing
  • Case Investigation
  • Investigative Workers
  • Follow-up Workers
  • Providing essential services, including alternative housing
  • Information Technology
  • Surveillance / Data will be collected on each individual
  • No consent language included (although a later Senate bill did offer a “consent bill of rights”)
Though neither bill passed, it did offer a model template for the Commissioner of Health to utilize her emergency powers’ authority.

Contact tracing is a vicious circle of data collection, surveillance and quarantine. Thankfully, our friends at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) make it clear that they are closely watching and in opposition to how people may be tracked and predatorially surveilled. They’ve submitted a FOIA for information from the CDC and Dept of Health regarding all communications with technology companies.https://www.engadget.com/aclu-privacy-principles-contact-tracing-220040940.html

 
A number of childcare centers (not corporate) are reporting they have contact tracers who show up every day they are open. They want to check attendance records as these are key to place a child or parent in that center on any particular day. One center, Care Corner in Mankato, was closed down last week due to a Covid case. This center has over 100 children. Contact tracing this many children (and their families) and teachers (and families) will quickly drive up “positive cases” as tracers look for 16 to 20 people within the sphere of the positive tested individual. Those 16 to 20 individuals will then be traced and so the circle is ever-expanding. Possible “positive cases” can truly accelerate the reporting of cases, though these are not actual cases. Most will be quarantined. We find it interesting that the closing of Care Corner has not been mentioned in the media.

If you watched the numbers rise quickly in Texas, this was managed through Governor Abbott’s contract with a large international contact tracing business, MTX. https://www.governing.com/finance/Texas-Governor-Criticized-Over-295M-Contact-Tracing-Deal.html

SO… “What can I do?” A LOT!!!

STAND YOUR GROUND.
STAND TRUE TO YOUR CONVICTIONS.
REFUSE THE TESTS.
OFFER NO INFORMATION ON TRACING.

If ALL citizens refused these Orwellian measures, we could close down testing (for the well) and tracing overnight.

Call your local retirement centers/nursing homes and tell them to be sure that all residents understand opting-out and comply with a patient’s consent to not test or contact trace.
REMEMBER, if you are not sick, you have every right to refuse a Covid test! Secondly, you do not have to answer a contact tracer on any question. This whole system of contact tracing is predicated on possible contact and no test. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like your personal story regarding contact tracing to be published.
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UNESCO Collecting Personal Data on ALL Children

School and Sustainable Development Goals

by Linda Bell

UNESCO Collecting Personal Data on ALL Children

Why does the most powerful international and intergovernmental organization in the world want to know your child? UNESCO is aggressively pushing all children (and their parents) to acknowledge and accept the importance of their 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The sustainable development goals are foremost in what is taught in our children’s curriculum and testing. If the data is available (and it is!), UNESCO can have access into your child’s inner thoughts on the ideas expressed within the goals.

The embedded UNESCO news brief advocates all countries achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #4 – A Quality Education for All – prior to the Agenda 2030 deadline. If you’ve not read much on the UNESCO website before, they routinely nag countries toward total obedience for which countries compliantly follow in lockstep. https://sdg.uis.unesco.org/2020/01/22/our-new-years-resolution-for-2020-let-data-be-our-guide/

UNESCO’s 2020 New Year’s Resolution is “Let Data be Your Guide!”

UNESCO will measure data globally by tracking learning outcomes at 3 points in a child’s educational journey. How will UNESCO use this information? What are they going to do with your child’s personal information?? How will it affect your child getting into college and/or into the career that they desire?

According to the article, 33 of 43 sustainable development goal #4 indicators will be tracked on each child. Additional sustainable development goals #1 – #3 and #5 – #17, outside of SDG #4, will also be tracked.

UNESCO uses sub-points, called indicators, which signify a child’s mastery of specified subject matter. “The indicators are conceptually clear and have international methodologies and standards.” This is a direct reference to the Common Core standards and teaching/learning methodologies. CCSS standards are also data points that are tracked and are based on the SDGs.

UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics (UIS) holds the Global Education Databank.

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The ugly truth is that the UN/UNESCO is centralizing power via punitive policies that repress all national and state laws. New laws are enacted and replaced with the language of sustainable development goals. This action is a removal of the freedoms we’ve enjoyed in the United States. Directing the UN SDGs is the technocracy. If you’ve had enough of Gates, Bezos, and the other technocrats, you might want to look into the technocracy.

Understand now why they want “distance learning” or a combination of distance and on-campus? Either way, with the technocracy at the helm, it’s a win-win for UNESCO’s on-going inculcation of America’s children.

School and Sustainable Development Goals

 

Minnesota SF 4500 & HF 4579- Testing and Contact Tracing Bills Move Forward – Know Your Rights!

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Minnesota SF 4500 & HF 4579 – Testing and Contact Tracing Bills Move Forward – Know Your Rights!

What SF 4500 and HR 4579 sets into motion is horrific to envision. These are just not “any” bills. These bills point to the destruction of our society – a society that will never be the same again.

Testing and contact tracing programs should never be a prerequisite for opening state’s businesses and schools! Do you see what they’ve just done?

We can go back to “normal” they say and reopen the state, as long as everyone submits to a daily fever check, numerous tests including DNA blood tests and of course lots of contact tracing questions – who were you with, how long, according to your cell phone you spent one hour with XX but declined to tell us. It’s a small price to pay for your freedom, right?

 The Senate has refused the House language and worked toward an amended bill, SF 4500, that focuses more on a “Bill of Rights” for individuals excluding employees (while handing out more grants to businesses in order to install the testing and tracing.) More on employers/employees later. SF 4500 https://www.senate.mn/committees/2019-2020/3095_Committee_on_Health_and_Human_Services_Finance_and_Policy/scs4500a16%20(003).pdf

The House bill – HR 4579 –

is a mandatory document on all accounts and includes “alternative housing”. How do these different bills work going forward? The legislature will close it’s doors on May 18th (Monday).  Small conference committees will conference together the House and Senate bills and likely we’ll end with one health omnibus bill where they pass a little good and mostly bad (for the sake of the good).  HR 4579 (3rd version of bill) https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF4579&version=2&session=ls91&session_year=2020&session_number=0

 So before we get into the bill, let me be clear…

  • The Senate Health Committee via Dept of Health spokesperson Huff stated that the virus has infected Minnesotans and is widespread. Widespread! So many are either negative or asymptomatic, ie. positive without symptoms, and their immune systems fought off the virus, ie. herd immunity.
  • The health community has been weighing in, according to Sen Jensen in committee yesterday, and nurses and doctors are acknowledging that if we were to contact trace for the virus, a respiratory illness which isn’t normally a contact tracing issue, but if we were to contact trace that should have happened in December 2019 or January 2020. Essentially, the horse is out of the barn and the need no longer exists.

Let me also be clear!

  • The Senate rightly put together an individual’s Bill of Rights regarding testing and tracing. This an exceptional plus! However, just like in education and every other sector, they cannot protect our privacy. In other words, it sounds good on paper. In the UK just last week, plans for the new Coronavirus app to contain all testing and contact tracing information was leaked via Google’s platform. The fact that many apps use Google as a platform is very concerning especially for this application. Google has breeched more information on individuals than any other entity and has been sued more than any another other entity. As much as the Senate believes in our outdated Chapter 13 statutes, they will not protect us. What about the Department of Health? Will they or can they protect our data? https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nhs-covid-19-app-health-status-future

All to say…. Contact Tracing is not necessary! Contact Tracing will hire an army of “medical military” and it will be used to control us all while continuing to collapse our state financially!

SF 4500 (an amendment titled A16) is easily broken into three sections or subdivisions, definitions, testing and tracing bill of rights and grants to employers.

In Subd 1

Definitions, Line 1.12 and 1.13 A positive case is only positive when the individual has received a positive diagnostic test. Up until now, positive case status has been conferred with a simple listing of symptoms, even over the phone. This ties a positive diagnostic test result with a “positive case.” Good definition. 

In Subd 2

Testing and Contact Tracing Bill of Rights

Line 1.15 the word “employees” was removed. Background: At Tuesday hearing, Sen Abeler expressed the possible difficulties to keep “employees” and “employers” as part of the Bill of Rights because of existing employment law. At the Thursday hearing, a Chamber of Commerce spokesperson, Bentley Graves, stated that he appreciated the change in language in the bill since a host of guidance from the WHO and CDC as well as Executive Order(s) are guiding Minnesota employer reopenings. Evidently, employers are being what they can and what they can not do. MACC is grieved that the senators removed protections for employees.

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Subd. 2, Line 1. 18 and 1.19 No testing on an individual without written consentubd. 2 Line 1.20 – 1.22 An individual who tests positive for Covid-19 is not required to cooperate with contract tracing and may refuse to provide information.

Subd 2 Line 1.23 – 1.25 A commissioner’s contracted vendor must provide a Tennessen Warning to individuals prior to contact tracing. A Tennessen Warning is a Minnesota statute that warns citizens that their data is about to be taken.

Subd 2 Line 1.26 – 1.29 Testing results are considered as a health record and shall not be disclosed without written consent of individuals. The word, “written” was removed from this line and in 2 other lines. (Remember that Governor Walz EO to have all health records for those who’ve tested positively be sent to 500 police departments. (Perhaps this line is in place for when the Governor relinquishes his emergency powers?)

Subd 2 Line 1:30 – 2:6 Contact tracing data is considered private data. The commissioner “shall” established procedures and safeguards to ensure data will not be released, included an individual’s address of residence or specific individual information.

“Shall” should be changed to “must”!

Line 2.7 – 2.11 “If an asymptomatic individual refuses to be tested for COVID-19 as part of the screening process, the Commissioner shall not have the authority to pursue an ex parte order (Statute 144.4195) authorizing isolation or quarantine of the individual.”

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Subd 3: Grants to Employers

Line 2.12 – 2.17 The commissioner shall award grants to employers to assist the employer in establishing COVID-19 testing of employees. The commissioner will be in charge of the process and determine amount and number of grants. Priority given to employers that involve high-risk sites and available to employers of 100 employees or less.

This grant subdivision was an add-on that was not well received by everyone on the committee. Will these employer grants further incentivize employers to implement agency policy?

Friends, You are going to have to know your rights, ie. your Constitutional Bill of Rights and know this legislation when it is passed. This is partially what you will use to protect your children and your family. As a parent, you have parental rights to raise your child as you feel best, whether educationally or in their health care. At any time, Com. Malcolm or Gov. Walz could modify anything passed by the legislature.

It’s time to stop being “Minnesota Nice”. We must get loud! You must be ready to stand up for your own inalienable rights, those rights that God gives to us. Only look to Washington and other states where the Department of Health is already implementing testing and tracing.  You will recognize our need to pray fervently and stand up for our families! 

 

Remember these words?

War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength. George Orwell, 1984.

 

 

 

MACC CALL TO ACTION: EXAMPLE LETTER – TESTING, TRACING, ETC

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EXAMPLE LETTER – TESTING, TRACING, CASE INVESTIGATION WORKERS and FOLLOW-UP WORKERS

Senator Benson (or other senator name),

I am very concerned about the language and possible effects of SF 4500. I am also concerned that the Dept of Health will set the direction, policy and specific actions within SF 4500.

 

I am concerned about … insert.. testing and tracing mandates for all citizens, alternate housing, possible quarantining of children, etc. etc.

 

SF 4500 bill lacks specificity and thereby protection for citizens. Please, Insert protectionary parameters which removes testing and tracing mandates and ensures data privacy.

Re-establish consent language into SF 4500. Consent to test, to trace. Insert a Tennessen Warning for all citizens and other good sense measures to make sure Minnesota remains a free state.

The contact tracing programs are dystopian. Minnesota has had 500+ unfortunate deaths attributed to Covid-19. Consider whether these programs are needed at all. If you feel it is, consider placing a limitation on the number of contact tracers and a limitation on the number of case investigators and follow-up workers. Again, Is this program really needed based on the number of deaths? Minnesota is already terribly in debt. Consider carefully how much money is truly needed.

Thank you.