Contact tracing is the term that describes tracking the movements of people whom may have come into contact with an infected individual. Its primary function is to keep the population safe from plagues and rapid production of the service was made urgent by the Coronavirus. Technology deployed to monitor the public would come from smart phone apps utilizing Bluetooth and GPS data. Apple and Google have taken the lead in development of such tracking software, although their solutions relied on Bluetooth proximity, which was supposed to be less intrusive. Unsatisfied with this solution, numerous companies and local governments released their own software, which also gathered GPS data, or bought it second-hand from data brokers. Some organizations have been promulgated contact tracing for years such as the Gates Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. The Orwellian dimension to contract tracing is frightening as privacy and liberty take a back seat. Besides becoming ill, some of the more dire consequences of crossing paths with an infected person; removing custody of your children, compulsory immunization, quarantined to house arrest, etc.
In early October 2020, President Trump rejected an offer by the CDC to perform contact tracing on attendees of the ceremony to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The liberal media claimed that more than a half-dozen non-masked attendees of that event contracted COVID-19.