Trumpsters Are Already Revolting Against COVID Contact Tracing - 2020-05-25
Donald Trump's allies in conservative media have a new villain in the coronavirus fight: contact tracing, the rigorous efforts to track the virus's spread that public health experts say is essential to safely restarting society.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham devoted much of her show Thursday night to raising questions about contact tracing, the process where interviewers try to figure out who has been exposed to the virus by literally figuring out whom the infected had contact with. As a Fox News chyron warned that contact tracing should "concern all Americans," Ingraham claimed that calls for more contact tracers were just an "excuse" to keep businesses closed, and compared being interviewed by a contact tracer to being groped by a Transportation Security Administration agent.
"Instead of rummaging through your luggage, these contact tracers will be prying through the most intimate details of your life," Ingraham said.