A Chip in Our Shoulders
It probably won’t be HIV that brings the push for microchip injection in the West, but then again, it probably won’t be “right wing” homeland security initiatives, either:
Lawmakers in Indonesia’s Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday.
John Manangsang, a doctor who is helping to prepare a new healthcare regulation bill for Papua’s provincial parliament, said that unusual measures were needed to combat the virus.
“We in the government in Papua have to think hard on ways to provide protection to people from the spread of the disease,” Manangsang told AFP.
“Some of the infected people experience a change of behaviour and can turn more aggressive and would not think twice of infecting others,” he alleged, saying lawmakers were considering various sanctions for these people.