Skip to comments.This Is What Is Going To Happen If Ebola Comes To America
Posted on 08/03/2014 7:27:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the United States, federal law permits "the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease". These individuals can be "detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary". In other words, the federal government already has the authority to round people up against their will, take them to detention facilities and hold them there for as long as they feel it is "reasonably necessary". In addition, as you will read about below, the federal government has the authority "to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill". If you want to look at these laws in the broadest sense, they pretty much give the federal government the power to do almost anything that they want with us in the event of a major pandemic. Of course such a scenario probably would not be called "martial law", but it would probably feel a lot like it.
If Ebola comes to America and starts spreading, one of the first things that would happen would be for the CDC to issue "a federal isolation or quarantine order". The following is what the CDC website says about what could happen under such an order...
Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease.
Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases. For example, hospitals use isolation for patients with infectious tuberculosis.
Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons
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If it gets to that point the whole system is blown.
I am not going to worry about that.
How will they know exactly who to quarantine? Will the IRS be in charge?
And the people will say “Lookee how 0bama cares for the little people in times of emergency! Ain’t government grand?”
Of course isolation and quarantine will apply to taxpaying US citizens only.
See my post 16 here for some related info I found:
Yep! And you can kiss election time goodbye.
it strikes me as curious...now that the elites have allowed all sorts of diseases to be delivered to our shores.....who knew about this ahead of time and when did they know it?...sounds to me like the illegal rush was a very planned event...
Cut out the drama. Your kind of hysterics are not helpful.
The tentacles/agents of Totalitariancare.
I don’t feel sick, but hey, come and get me if you think you “reasonably” need to.
Bring your Kevlar vest. I’m “reasonably” well armed.
Is it time to start wearing surgical masks in public?
>> Cut out the drama. Your kind of hysterics are not helpful.
Is that harshness directed at the author or the article. or the FReeper who posted it?
This would have stopped the AIDS problem in America if the homosexuals had let the CDC do its job. But they desperately wanted their sin and were willing to die for it.
My doctor wears one and it’s not to protect his patients.
Here is an article on how they dealt with an Ebola outbreak in one African city in 1995, it didn’t turn into the end of the world for them, even in Africa.
Excerpt: By the time Robert Colebunders arrived in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo (known as Zaire at the time), on June 15 of 1995, the Ebola virus had ravaged the city of 250,000 and the neighboring area for nearly 6 months. The hospitals in the riverport town were empty; patients and healthcare workers had fled to other parts of the country for fear of contracting the deadly disease, which would ultimately affect 317 people and kill 245.
Eventually, the Kikwit Ebola outbreak was traced back to January 1995, but it wasnt until the start of May of that year that local public health officials recognized the many sick patients in the area as victims of the infectious disease. On May 8th, the Zairian government officially declared the epidemic, asking the World Health Organization to mobilize international assistance. Soon after, infectious disease experts arrived from the WHO, the CDC, Doctors Without Borders, the South African Medical Institute, the Red Cross, and Belgiums Institute of Tropical Medicinewhich sent Colebunders.
Immediately, the team went to work to contain the disease.
The CDC patented the Ebola virus years ago;
Morons running amok, doesn’t bother you. Drama? You have no idea, as to what, is about to happen.
If you blow your nose, cough and your name is on a secret list and you go to the ER, you’re toast and you will disappear never to be seen again.
Isolation and quarantine, judiciously used, could well calm the inevitable panic should Ebola or something similarly dangerous got loose here. Yes, there might be abuses, we’ve never really done something like this before. I do think most local jurisdictions would stick to medically necessary guidelines and CDC preplanning.
I know we cannot isolate ourselves but I’d certainly be tempted to temporarily suspend entry (without quarantine for medical exam) at least from the three countries with appreciable levels of disease.
Now imagine that you are not infected, but because they say you may be infected then they stick you in with a few people who are. When you get sick and die then they can say that you were infected all along.
Well this could end up very ugly.
I think worst case would be a three week vacation for everyone.
The old, “Shelter in place” chestnut.
And if Ebola breaks out in ANY city in this country, they will simply shut down.
It would ruin the economy and people will be hungry. But they cannot physically quarantine the numbers being tossed around.
So...in the end we are all responsible for our own safety.
That's a far cry from having the logistics capability, regardless of the papers they wave around.
how many people have food for 3 weeks besides preppers and mormons?
Thank God we have obozocare.
And, that is where the 2nd Amendment may come into play.
It was real, it killed lots of people, and it was less than 100 years ago.
How did the federal government handle it then, when they had to deal with the Constitution?
This is a health issue, which is a State power. Not a federal power.
Lucky illegals, they have a place to go back to.
This amounts to preaching to the choir but...
About the border...
This entire thing was ENGINEERED by obozo and his mendacious “Never let a crisis go to waste” minions to serve multiple New World Order mandates:
1. Flood the country with thousands of NEW almost certainly welfare conditioned LEFTIST DEMOCRAT (but I repeat myself) voters, making it unlikely or IMPOSSIBLE for another party to win a national election. Why do you think obozo and holder are fighting tooth and nail to prevent states from requiring POSITIVE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP on election day?
2. Fulfill the prime goal of the Cloward-Piven plan to further drain the already empty treasury and COLLAPSE the welfare and related systems and engender anger and push-back from the shrinking minority of generally older Americans who STILL understand and appreciate the system the Founders strove to leave us now being destroyed by this gang of criminals now in the highest levels of this government.
3. If the aforementioned “push-back” should escalate into violence against these criminals, the millions around us who — thanks largely to the media and government schools — don’t have a clue concerning what we’re about to lose will cry out for “somebody do something and restore law and order”. And we’ll get ORDER in the form of martial law. But there will be NO LAW except that which our new masters will then impose on ALL of us.
And for those who believe that American troops would never fire on fellow citizens, go here http://www.29palmssurvey.com/survey.html and here http://misguidedchildren.com/homeland-security/2013/12/would-29-palms-marines-shoot-americans-survey/7617. Don’t know about you, but I don’t recall seeing much at the time on ABC, CBS, NBC, et al.
While that action would be a clear violation of Posse Comitatus (the suspension of which was supported by then GOP Senator John Warner), who says these would be U.S. troops?? Think about facing FOREIGN TROOPS — being trained here all the time — on YOUR street. The Soviets used foreign troops to crush the Czech, Hungarian and other revolts back in the day.
This is classic Hegelian Dialectic (go here http://www.naturalnews.com/023727_power_government_butter.htm if you’re unfamiliar with that term). These criminals have been employing Herr Hegel’s technique for decades. For another example, think GLOBAL WARMING! (And an Ebola epidemic HERE would be a welcome New World Order double-header: obozo has his excuse to shut this place and his opponents down and the er population reduction the greenies lust after would be huge.)
One parting point. If you think I’m paranoid, please remember that it’s NOT paranoia IF THEY’RE REALLY TRYING TO GET YOU.
As you all breathe a collective sigh of relief, I’ll shut up and suggest you watch this short video at the link below.
Your response (multiplied by millions) will really screw up their well-laid plans.
Entry into the country is a federal concern and the CDC can guide and advise the states. I hope that at least the medical community learned from the Spanish Flu.
That doesn't sound like border control (Ha!) to me.
Feds try exercising police powers like that in the States, there may well be pushback.
Recent events have shown that people won't put up with it.
The Feds did squat all during the Spanish flu epidemic, including at the WWI camps. Thousands died.
Waiting on government to do something right is a long wait where a train don't come.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
That said, it was a different age back then and for slow-moving diseases such as typhoid or cholera it was, in the absence of better medical knowledge, a reasonably effective praxis. Not so for such diseases as Ebola or, as JRandom pointed out, Spanish Flu. There absolutely were isolation wards and quarantine for the latter in 1919, and it didn't help.
The problem is that such diseases tend to overwhelm the machinery intended to contain them. Who guards the guardians? When the keepers are sick themselves, who mans the guard posts and the barricades?
I suggest that as a ploy for locking up political opponents, this will be after the damage is done and far too late to have the desired effect. Great fantasy fare, but I don't think it's likely to go down that way. Just my $0.02.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
Yes, the states have to act if it spreads beyond entry. Some states will act and some will sit on their thumb.
“Now imagine that you are not infected, but because they say you may be infected then they stick you in with a few people who are. When you get sick and die then they can say that you were infected all along.”
lol...the opposite of that is how drug companies sell vaccines
But what about their rights to privacy?
The feds don't have the authority to do that, regardless of what leftist journalists think.
And yes, if it's a plot by those in power, it isn't well thought out. Like most government actions.
They (governments in general) don't have a great win/loss record on anything but killing people.
Preiscient Ping Back.
The Wife and I were wondering what Homeland Security would do when asked to risk their lives in this way. We both thought they would leave this one to the states.
They try to keep ramming the idea down our throats that you can ONLY get it from direct contact with bodily fluids.
I wonder why. Maybe it’s to keep people going to work.
This is BS. You can easily get it from airborne virii if, for example, a carrier coughs or sneezes.
I believe that there was something in the 0-care law that allowed the president to create some type of health care army.
If the Ebola virus really does pose a threat, the elitists win by killing off their opposition. The masters of the universe will be secure in their hermetically sealed fortresses.
If this is all hype, the elitists win by creating pandemonium and hysteria which will make medical martial law an acceptable course of action to the general public.
“Is it time to start wearing surgical masks in public?”
That would be racist. Ebolaphobia.
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