The following article, ‘Pandemic Drone’ to Be Tested In Connecticut, Can Detect When People Have Fever [UPDATE], was first published on Flag And Cross.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has become much more of a surveillance state than ever before. A lot of freedoms have been stripped away from many Americans, such as going fishing, driving, playing basketball, sitting in their cars, or throwing a yard sale.
Now, there will be drones above our heads that detect when we’re coughing?
From NBC Connecticut:
Westport police are going to be testing a “pandemic drone” that can monitor people’s temperatures from 190 feet away and detect sneezing, coughing and heart and breathing rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A news release from Draganfly said the pandemic drone will be equipped with a specialized sensor and computer vision systems that can display fever/temperature, heart and respiratory rates, as well as detect people sneezing and coughing in crowds, and wherever groups of people may work or congregate.
The state of Connecticut has 19,815 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8.320 of those cases have been in Fairfield County. Westport has 197 cases.
Here’s even more coronavirus randomness, via Twitter…
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 24, 2020
Trump: The Sunlight kills the Coronavirus
— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) April 24, 2020
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) April 24, 2020
Me ten minutes ago: “Let’s watch the #NFLDraft. It will be a nice break from the coronavirus.”
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) April 24, 2020
Dear ESPN…the country needs an escape from what we've all been dealing with every day for the last 6 weeks.
Please make the next 3 hours more about football and less about the coronavirus or anything political.
We'll get back to the screaming soon enough.
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) April 24, 2020
“Oh, you’re watching the #NFLDraft to try and get your mind off of the coronavirus?
Here, let’s throw all the coronavirus in your face!”
— BARNING CORONAVIRUSLY (@IAMBARNINGHARD) April 24, 2020
Westport PD later confirmed they would NOT take part in the program.
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