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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:02 AM

5. For a pandemic that is not only deadly in a lot of cases, but also can still main anyone who

does survive it, I think we should make exceptions.

Back in the mid 90s, the local paper where I live used to publish the names of anyone who tested positive for HIV. That was preposterous to me, because by then, there were solid facts out even here about how to avoid getting it. It was patient shaming, in that case. I disagreed strongly with that.

So, HIPAA exceptions have been made in some cases before for all the wrong reasons.

For a pandemic like Covid-19, I can agree with an exception to the rule. It is far too deadly and/or can maim people who do survive it and far too serious to ignore. Exceptions in the case of Covid-19 would be the right reasons, to protect those of us who don't want to play Russian Roulette with our life and/or quality of life.

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