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'Pandemic Drone' to Be Tested In Connecticut, Can Detect When People Have Fever [UPDATE]

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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.

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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.

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Westport PD later confirmed they would NOT take part in the program.


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