Tag: involuntary quarantine
Strict and, at times, intrusive but definitely effective means of combating coronavirus spread. Isolation may also be a part of the process to separate healthy people from those who caught the disease. This is not only acting as a medical function, but also “police power”, as it is derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society.
CDC is authorized to detain, examine, and release people subjects affected by the disease. However, total power is vested upon the federal government, including the executive which is the President and Vice President of the United States.
Over Easter, I posted this to Facebook:
Today is humanity’s annual reminder that the case fatality rate for life is 100%. By all and any various means, each of us will die, and no mitigation measure or scientific breakthrough will allow any of us to escape this result. There is, however, a whisper of a ‘cure,’ a rumor, if you will, of a Doctor who licked Death, and now offers his own antibodies to those who seek Him. This is your annual reminder that many who seek claim they have found and now feel they have Good reason to Hope. … continue reading...
Things are moving fast right now. Last night, Trump shut down travel from the EU and enacted a number of other measures designed to soften the blow to one’s finances if one were quarantined or one’s business was impacted. These latter measures signal to me that they are laying the groundwork for a broader use of stricter, more intrusive measures, such as involuntary quarantines, or perhaps even mass lock-downs such as what we saw in the whole country of Italy last week.
No one should be surprised by these things. Certainly not, if you have been reading my blog.
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I wanted to leave this alone for awhile, but after I wrote yesterday’s post, dwelling as it did on the quarantining of 16,000,000 in Italy, it was announced that the ENTIRE COUNTRY of Italy was going into quarantine. Can you imagine?
For anyone making fun of people stocking up on toilet paper and other items, just look at Italy. They’ve gone from being able to move about freely, acquire necessities and such at will–no hoarding necessary!–and literally overnight, they are now confined to their homes except for emergencies and going to work.
With people still going to work, one doubts … continue reading...