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Public Health in the News: “Big Brother Wants to Be Diet Cop”

From Wired:

Wired News: Big Brother Wants to Be Diet Cop

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“At least half a million New Yorkers have diabetes, many of them at risk for blindness, kidney failure, amputations and heart problems because they are doing a poor job of controlling their illness. The question is, how much privacy are they willing to give up for a chance at better health?

A century after New York became the first American city to track people with infectious diseases as a way to halt epidemics, officials here propose a similar system to monitor people with diabetes, a noncontagious foe.”

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