Add COVID Vaccination status and/or quarantine status
There should be an option to add your COVID vaccination status for the safety of all of the community, especially essential workers and personnel. A resource page could be added to help direct people to a page where they can find info on vaccination availability in their area and time frame. Options could be "Vaccinated", "Partially Vaccinated", "Plan to vaccinate", and "No plan to vaccinate".
Why is this suddenly about HIPPA laws, when the original suggestion (made by many people) was to add the ability to state whether one was vaccinated or not? Adam4Adam has this option--but it is an OPTION, not a mandate, so you get to choose if you reveal this info or not--just like you can CHOOSE to reveal your HIV status and/or whether you have been tested, and when. Science deniers need not post anything, but for the rest of us, this is another helpful piece of info about a potential sex partner.
You guys teaching the finer points of the HIPPA laws should read how it works. You are spreading what you think you know and none of it has any truth to it. It’s not about telling people anything about you or someone else. It only applies to healthcare workers. Anyone can tell anyone about their medical history except for healthcare workers. Isn’t that something,?
Y’all do know that the inventor of the vaccine left explicit instructions to never under any circumstances use the vaccine. Within 6 months to three years everyone who took the vaccine will be dead. That is a fact. Hundreds of doctors have discovered microscopic tumors forming throughout the bodies of deceased patients after autopsy. Look it up on Rumble.
Vaccination information is classed as PHI and is covered by the HIPAA Rules. However, HIPAA only applies to HIPAA-covered entities – healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses – and their business associates.
It's interesting that you bring up HIPAA in regards to Covid, but not mention Grindr asking about HIV status. In either case, Grindr and other such apps provide a way to share this information IF THE USER CHOOSES to do so. It's not mandatory, but rather a way for one to say if health status in a common area. Doing so is absolutely not a HIPAA violation as Grindr is not a healthcare association.
A person’s medical history (this includes vaccination status), records, and its privacy is protected by law for a reason.
HIPAA violations are a federal offense and each violation has a minimum penalty of one year in prison if convicted.
Clearly the OP doesn’t know better or they wouldn’t have proposed an idea that could get Grindr shut down and the people responsible in prison.
If you want to disclose your status, go ahead. But it is illegal for Grindr to ask you to.
This need way more votes. Like maybe the most votes of anything right now, given how infectious the delta variant is and the sharply declining number of beds available in hospitals, some of which have no beds at all again. In addition to essential workers, Grindr should also be considerate of users who have family members that are high risk for Covid.
Ask your friends, y'all, to vote on this!
Oh yes, and flu vaccine status as well and all the medical records.
Ah yes the covid passport, currently I am against that due to the stigma attached to it all right now. But depending on how it goes this could be a good idea. Just not right now imo.
Learner 2360 commented
COVID information resource is valuable, but too many people are ignoring quarantine zones anyway.
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