Police may come knocking at your door if you fail to comply with contact tracing measures put into effect in El Paso, according to a local ABC7 report.
New restrictions were implemented on October 16th due to an increase in cases being reported. Lessened capacity at businesses and curfews were part of these restrictions, effectively re-tightening lockdown measures despite the known ineffectiveness and catastrophic consequences warned of by the World Health Organization. The Texas Tribune reports:
Angela Mora, the director of the El Paso Public Health Department, said contact tracing is an ongoing struggle in the city as some COVID-19 patients or others deemed high risk are refusing to cooperate. She said if a person doesn’t respond to contact tracing requests after two days, a city employee and a local police officer will hand-deliver a health order and warn of a possible fine.
“The letter states that if they are not following the quarantine and isolation orders, they will be fined $500,” she said.
With police enforcement of contact tracing efforts, especially in a place like Texas, it is no stretch of the imagination that this could extend to forced quarantines. Ultimately this would be one more step toward martial law enacted under the guise of healthcare, despite doctors around the world saying there is no pandemic.