Already, as seen in the pic above, some Americans fear that the inevitable COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine will be compulsory, and that it will be the Mark of the Beast prophesied in Revelation 13:16-17 about the end days:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
So it really doesn’t help that a new bill introduced 11 days ago in the U.S. House of Representatives bears the number 6666, I kid you not.
The bill, H.R. 6666: COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act, was introduced on May 1, 2020 by a Democrat, Rep. Bobby L. Rush, 77, who represents Illinois’ 1st congressional district in Chicago. The bill has 45 co-sponsors: 44 Democrats and one Republican (Rep. Jefferson Van Drew, a white dentist from New Jersey).
HR 6666 seeks authorization from Congress of as much as $100 billion for fiscal year 2020 (and more for years after) as HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services) grants to:
- Conduct diagnostic tests for COVID-19.
- Trace the contacts of those who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Quarantine those contacts in their homes.
Here’s the full text of HR 6666 – COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act:
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. Short title.
This Act may be cited as the “COVID–19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act”.
SEC. 2. COVID–19 testing and contact tracing using mobile health units.
(a) In general.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, to trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such contacts, through —
(1) mobile health units; and
(2) as necessary, testing individuals and providing individuals with services related to testing and quarantine at their residences.
(b) Permissible uses of funds.—A grant recipient under this section may use the grant funds, in support of the activities described in subsection (a)—
(1) to hire, train, compensate, and pay the expenses of individuals; and
(2) to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies.
(c) Priority.—In selecting grant recipients under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to—
(1) applicants proposing to conduct activities funded under this section in hot spots and medically underserved communities; and
(2) applicants that agree, in hiring individuals to carry out activities funded under this section, to hire residents of the area or community where the activities will primarily occur, with higher priority among applicants described in this paragraph given based on the percentage of individuals to be hired from such area or community.
(d) Distribution.—In selecting grant recipients under this section, the Secretary shall ensure that grants are distributed across urban and rural areas.
(e) Federal privacy requirements.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede any Federal privacy or confidentiality requirement, including the regulations promulgated under section 264(c) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–191; 110 Stat. 2033) and section 543 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290dd–2).
(f) Definitions.—In this section:
(1) The term “eligible entity” means—
(A) a Federally qualified health center (as defined in section 1861(aa) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(aa)));
(B) a school-based health clinic;
(C) a disproportionate share hospital (as defined under the applicable State plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.) pursuant to section 1923(a)(1)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r–4));
(D) an academic medical center;
(E) a nonprofit organization (including any such faith-based organization);
(F) an institution of higher education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001));
(G) a high school (as defined in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801)); or
(H) any other type of entity that is determined by the Secretary to be an eligible entity for purposes of this section.
(2) The term “emergency period” has the meaning given to that term in section 1135(g)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–5(g)(1)(B)).
(3) The term “hot spot” means a geographic area where the rate of infection with the virus that causes COVID–19 exceeds the national average.
(4) The term “medically underserved community” has the meaning given to that term in section 799B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p).
(5) The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
(g) Authorization of appropriations.—To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated—
(1) $100,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2020; and
(2) such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal year 2021 and any subsequent fiscal year during which the emergency period continues.
In the House, a bill is introduced by a member placing a hard copy of the bill into a wooden box called a hopper, after which the bill is assigned a number by the House Clerk’s office. (Wikipedia)
According to Lexis Nexis, “As each act, bill, or resolution is introduced, it is assigned a unique number…that acts as an identifying number for that legislation.” This number has three parts, the first of which is a “sequential number assigned when the legislation is first introduced in the House or Senate. When a new Congress convenes, numbering of legislation begins with ‘1’ and continues sequentially until the close of that Congress.”
If the number of Bobby Rush’s bill, the TRACE Act, was sequentially assigned, there must be an HR 6665 and HR 6667.
I searched on Congress.gov and, indeed, there are an HR 6665 (to direct the Secretary of State to submit a report on the actions of WHO concerning the Wuhan coronavirus) and an HR 6667: End Military-Connected Child Abuse and Neglect Act.
Congressman Bobby Rush co-founded the Illinois chapter of the radical Black Panther Party in 1968, after going AWOL from the U.S. Army. In 1978, he obtained a degree in theological studies from McCormick Theological Seminary. That means he knows full well that the number 666 is the number of the Beast, and why some would find unsettling the number of the bill he is sponsoring.
See also “COVID-19: A pandemic to eliminate ‘useless eaters’”
Update (May 20, 2020):
HR 6666 now has 58 sponsors, all Democrats. The lone Republican, Rep. Jefferson Van Drew from New Jersey, has withdrawn his co-sponsorship.
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