Apple has COVID.
Apple calls Banana to tell them, because Apple saw Banana two days ago.
Banana tells Cherry that Apple has COVID. Cherry has not been in contact with either Apple or Banana for at least a month.
Does Banana have the right to tell other people that Apple has COVID, especially as no contact has been made?
There’s no HIPAA violation, because none of this is protected Doctor/patient confidentiality.
Is there a moral justification?
Is this just gossip?
Where do you stand on sensitive information being shared amongst friends?
Would you want your COVID diagnosis being shared with other people?