Enough is Enough
It’s bad enough that Walgreens announced they would be installing creepy facial recognition tech in their stores last year in order to market more products to customers.
Now – despite increasing American 5G opposition and health risks from exposure – the company is partnering with Verizon to install it in thousands of their stores! Bat-shit Crazy!
COVID inspires Verizon to ‘unlock’ 5G in Walgreens stores across US to enhance health care tech
Verizon Business and Walgreens Boots Alliance announced a multi-year strategic partnership to enhance the customer experience in more than 9,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations across the US
Verizon Business and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced a multi-year strategic partnership enhancing health care services in a new way by leveraging 5G technology as businesses prepare for life after the coronavirus pandemic.
The two teaming up with offer Network as a Service (NaaS) to enhance the customer experience at the more than 9,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations across the country.
“We’re super excited about this because this allows us to really lean into some of the new 5G applications and capabilities that we know we can unlock for clients like Walgreens and I love that they’re leading in and making health care easier for all of us,” Tami Erwin, Verizon Business Executive Vice President and CEO, told “Mornings with Maria.”
Walgreens is “leading the world to how do we disrupt health care as we think about a post-COVID environment and we are delighted to be their partner of choice, not only be a network as a service, but manage service with security and with the power and capability of 5G,” Erwin told host Maria Bartiromo.
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5G is so controversial that it’s become the subject of several “Dilbert” cartoons. Since 2017, doctors and scientists have asked for moratoriums on Earth and in space due to health and environmental risks (see 1, 2). Since 2018 there have been reports of people and animals experiencing symptoms and illnesses after 5G was installed (see 1, 2, 3, 4). In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO independent scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Research has determined that it’s not.
High-speed internet is achievable, safer and more secure with a wired internet connection (see 1, 2). American 5G opposition is increasing for a variety of reasons in addition to health and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Federal agencies and credible experts have warned that it threatens aviation safety, jobs, national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy (see 1, 2, 3). Recently, the Government Accountability Office identified daunting challenges with 5G deployment as well.
American municipalities have filed 5G lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) because of unwanted deployment. They have passed resolutions to ban deployment until studies prove it’s safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and ordinances to limit and/or control installation. State representatives in Hawaii and Illinois have also introduced 5G bills to protect constituents. Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums on deployment.
But whatever, Walgreens. You may find that exposing your customers and employees to 5G may be really bad for your bottom line and your reputation. When your employees start getting sick – they may hold you liable. Customers can also get their prescriptions and other items from other stores.