Saturday, August 22, 2009

Next step in H1N1 scare: Microchip implants

From WorldNetDaily:
Company developing under-the-skin devices to detect 'bio-threats' Posted: August 22, 2009 ~ 11:50 pm Eastern By Drew Zahn © 2009 WorldNetDaily VeriChip's microchip implant, about the size of a grain of riceA Florida-based company that boasts selling the world's first and only federally approved radio microchip for implanting in humans is now turning its development branch toward "emergency preparedness," hoping to produce an implant that can automatically detect in its host's bloodstream the presence of swine flu or other viruses deemed a "bio-threat." VeriChip Corporation currently sells a small, under-the-skin Radio Frequency Identification capsule, or RFID, that patients can opt to have implanted, containing a number computer-linked to their medical records, enabling doctors with a special reader to access the information even if the patient is unconscious or unidentified. The company boasts its microchip, roughly the size of a grain of rice, is the only such implant approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [READ ENTIRE STORY]
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