Your DNA & Personal Information Is No Longer Yours if you've Taken a COVID Test


If you've gotten tested for the virus, you should know that your personal data and DNA has been exposed. Every one of those nasal swabs contains millions of your cells and your DNA can easily be extracted from every sample. The popular corona test is a molecular test that supposedly isolates the RNA of a virus. (It is not the same as the antibody test which tests your blood and can also be easily used to isolate your DNA).


All labs in the U.S.A. doing covid testing are required by law to submit all test results to the Department of Health and Human Services. The HIPAA privacy laws that protect your personal health (medical) information, do not protect your genetic sequencing. Currently there are no laws in the U.S.A. protecting your DNA. In the past, DNA testing companies like ancestry.com have shared their users genetic & personal information with the police without the consent of their customers.

When you get tested you must reveal your name, age, gender, travel history, address , etc.. depending upon the center. In normal times, our personal medical information should be protected under HIPAA laws if your tests were done in a hospital, doctors office setting, or Federal public health facility . Educational or academic institutions and labs may or may not fall under the HIPAA laws. However, HIPAA laws allow doctors and hospitals to disclose patient information to public health authorities or to ANYONE to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health and safety of the person or the public. This provision allows for the disclosure of test results to anyone who can benefit from knowing the results either by taking APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE ACTION or WARNING OTHERS. By law, Positive test results for Covid can be widely shared in the interest of helping others (with government, any heath care personel, law enforcement...) In coutries like Israel, your covid test results can be shared with anyone including your neighbors, friends and employers, anyone who you've been in contact with for the past 2 weeks. And they track who you've been in contact with through your iphone GPS. For this reason, people have begun leaving their phones at home whenever they go out. And YOUR DNA (GENETIC INFORMATION) CURRENTLY HAS NO LAW PROTECTING IT AT ALL.


Quote from the HHS: "When the disclosure of PHI (personal health information) to first responders is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health and safety of a person or the public. A covered entity may disclose PHI to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to a person or the public, when such disclosure is made to someone they believe can prevent or lessen the threat, which may include the target of the threat. For example, HIPAA permits a covered entity, consistent with applicable law and standards of ethical conduct, to disclose PHI about individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to fire department personnel, child welfare workers, mental health crisis services personnel, or OTHERS charged with protecting the health or safety of the public if the covered entity believes in good faith that the disclosure of the information is necessary to prevent or minimize the threat of imminent exposure to such personnel in the discharge of their duties. 45 CFR 164.512(j)(1).

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-hipaa-and-first-responders-508.pdf