DARPA unveils ‘COVID microchip,’ claims not for surveillance purposes
UPDATED 7:18 PM PT – Monday, April 12, 2021
The Pentagon unveiled a coronavirus microchip that it claims can detect illness and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“The tiny green thing in there, you put it underneath your skin and what that tells you is that there are chemical reactions going on inside the body. And that signal means you’re going to have symptoms tomorrow,” retired Col. Matt Hepburn, an army infectious disease physician said.
The implant was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which claimed the device can not be used for surveillance purposes.
— DARPA (@DARPA) April 12, 2021
However, the idea to microchip humans due to COVID-19 appears to prove so-called “conspiracy theorists” were right all along.
Hepburn compared the microchip to a check engine light.
“We can have that information in three to five minutes. As you truncate that time, as you diagnose and treat, what you do is you stop the infection in its tracks,” Hepburn explained.
DARPA claimed COVID microchipping would only be used in the military, and there’s no plans for a civilian use of the device.
Critics have said the Democrat Party could mandate such microchipping on a broader scale.