While government agencies and military personnel are barred from downloading the Communist Chinese social media app TikTok, doctors and nurses film themselves dancing, recreating popular movie scenes and singing in one of Americas most private industries.
A new TikTok video featuring dancing nurses carrying a coronavirus body bag is stirring controversy on online.
Clip features 4 unidentified nurses walking down a hospital hallway while carrying a body covered in plastic with a sign on the feet that reads #COVID19#TV9News pic.twitter.com/NtQWexLYt6
— tv9gujarati (@tv9gujarati) May 2, 2020
Dancing TikTok nurses have taken the nation by storm as they take to the popular social media app TikTok posting videos of themselves having fun and dancing. But not everyone is amused. Many Americans have pushed back against the jovial videos claiming they are demoralizing to a national under lockdown, suffering from pandemic.
My cousin’s a nurse and her hospital made this tiktok ❤️ pic.twitter.com/lvVlTAb7AG
— Nat-Uh-Lee🧚🏽♀️ (@Asianundertones) April 26, 2020
Not only do dancing TikTok doctors & nurses annoy the majority of Americans, but these medical professionals could be in violation of federal privacy laws (HIPAA) by sharing data with the Chinese Communist party through the usage of the social media app TikTok.
Sen. Hawley announces new legislation to ban TikTok from all federal employees, on all gov devices.
The department of Health & human services website outlines HIPAA guidance procedures highlighted under the guidance on risk analysis page where under threats to the security of private information you will find that “Human threats are enabled or caused by humans and may include intentional (e.g., network and computer based attacks, malicious software upload, and unauthorized access to e-PHI)” These are the specific threats posed by the usage of TikTok outlined by a pentagon “Cyber Awareness Message” that “identifies the potential risk associated with using the TikTok app”. The pentagon then went ahead and advised military personnel to “uninstall TikTok to circumvent any exposure of personal information.” The TSA sent out similar calls referencing TikTok and the privacy of information after revelations of the applications data collection sent shockwaves through Washington.
While dancing TikTok doctors and nurses enjoy posting videos to social media, the Communist Chinese party could be collecting all of our personal medical data for nefarious purposes. doctors and nurses with TikTok on their devices should be taken as seriously as the pentagon took it in advising all military personnel to refrain from downloading the Chinese spyware application.