Jared Kushner had been a lifelong Democrat prior to his father-in-law Donald Trump entering politics. He had donated over $10,000 to Democratic campaigns starting at the age of 11. In 2008 he donated to the campaign for Hillary Clinton and his newspaper the New York Observer endorsed Barack Obama over John McCain in the US presidential election.
Jared Kushner wants to create what some people are calling the “PATRIOT Act for healthcare” to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. This would be a surveillance system used to track people with the disease under the guise of trying to optimize how the government uses its resources, but sounds more like yet another domestic spying program and governmental intrusion on our right to privacy.
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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s task force has reached out to a range of health technology companies about creating a national coronavirus surveillance system to give the government a near real-time view of where patients are seeking treatment and for what, and whether hospitals can accommodate them, according to four people with knowledge of the discussions.
The proposed national network could help determine which areas of the country can safely relax social-distancing rules and which should remain vigilant. But it…
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