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Obama executive order allows detention of Americans with respiratory diseases
Examiner.com ^ | 8/01/14 | Joe Newby

Posted on 08/01/2014 1:20:42 PM PDT by blueyon

On Thursday, Barack Obama signed an executive order that allows for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals with certain severe acute respiratory diseases, not including influenza. The executive order modifies one signed in 2003 by George Bush that allowed for the detention and quarantine of those with SARS.

"Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled,"...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ebola; health; immigration; infection; obama; obamaeo; pandemic; prolife; respiratorydiseases
So am I reading this correct that if you are an American and sick, you can be quarantined but if you are illegal, come on in, we will let you walk the streets?
1 posted on 08/01/2014 1:20:42 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

[right to have sex] > [right to breathe]


2 posted on 08/01/2014 1:22:51 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: blueyon

Hmmmm


3 posted on 08/01/2014 1:24:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: blueyon
Maybe I'm being overly dramatic, but isn't this news worth a little more attention than its getting in the MSM?

Especially in view of Obama's threatened unilateral action on the border?

4 posted on 08/01/2014 1:27:11 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: blueyon

So am I reading this correct that if you are an American and sick, you can be quarantined but if you are illegal, come on in, we will let you walk the streets?

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.... illegal [with TB, chicken pox, scabies, lice, plus any other diseases you can think of) ..... door is open - let yourself in!


5 posted on 08/01/2014 1:27:48 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: blueyon

A quarantine is not a voluntary thing you can decide about. So, yeah, I guess hypothetically US citizens could be locked up in an emergency ward while hordes from all over the world with who-knows-what diseases get no resistance from invading the US.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 1:28:41 PM PDT by grania
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To: blueyon

The state of California just arrested a illegal who tested positive for multi-drug resistant TB because he refused to follow his treatment regimen. Also given the ongoing Ebola outbreak that is still expanding with the CDC telling the public to not worry but medical folks are quietly saying that it could spread to this country via air travel.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 1:30:53 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Nebr FAL owner

“...but medical folks are quietly saying that it could spread to this country via air travel.”

Which medical folks are you referring to?


8 posted on 08/01/2014 1:32:20 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Nebr FAL owner
...but medical folks are quietly saying that it could spread to this country via air travel.

Well as long as they're keeping it quiet.

9 posted on 08/01/2014 1:33:42 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: grania
Worse than that.

It's giving Obama the power to punish any citizen who publicizes the fact that they have come down with a disease communicated by illegal aliens with an indefinite quarantine that uses public heath provisions for epidemics that suspends many constitutional rights to those under quarantine

The scumbags in the White House never miss a trick

10 posted on 08/01/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: blueyon

...and who’ll make the diagnosis.....Holder? Detention camps are coming.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 1:36:57 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: blueyon

Si, El Guapo!


12 posted on 08/01/2014 1:40:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: blueyon

Like the special briefcase containing the nuclear launch codes, carried near the president, I hope there is another nearby “25th Amendment briefcase” containing the presidential straitjacket when it becomes evident to even the demonicrat sycophants around him that Traitorobama has taken that final flying leap off the edge of reality.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 1:41:54 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: blueyon

This detention for Public Health has been on the books for a long time, but to go active, it must have an executive order which must specify what disease(s).

Here are the answers to a lot of questions. This is a CDC summary of including a novel type of influenza to the executive order list. It would be almost unchanged by adding ebola to the list.

http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/qa-executive-order-pandemic-list-quarantinable-diseases.html

So, bizarrely enough, Obama may actually be following the law this time. It had to happen once during his presidency, I suppose.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 1:42:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: grania
Obama is just using Bush' tactic. Now look who is in office ready to use them.

Military's Role in a Flu Pandemic By David Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
President Bush said yesterday that he would consider using the military to "effect a quarantine" in the event of an outbreak

15 posted on 08/01/2014 1:45:26 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: blueyon
So am I reading this correct that if you are an American and sick, you can be quarantined but if you are illegal, come on in, we will let you walk the streets?

It would be a shame if Obama contracted Ebola and had to be detained.

But then, it doesn't sound as if the law applies to illegals so he would probably be safe.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 1:47:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (IRONY)
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To: blueyon

I wonder how many conservative members of Congress, the Federal courts, and other alleys of government suffer from respiratory ailments? They may have to be quarantined and checked out sometime in the future, otherwise how can you be sure they are not infectious? Now someone like that near dead, wheezing hag Ginsburg,... well I am sure she will get a pass.

This just may be Obama’s power play. We had better watch this one closely because the bastard tried to take advantage of the swine flu in Mexico by refusing to close the border, and now this comes along just as he is allowing ebola victims into the country. Something is going on here. Notice that Emory University, where these sick victims are heading, is in Atlanta where the CDC just happens to be. O’bastard may be about to spring a surprise on the American public. The CDC may have found a way to weaponize ebola, and we may be the first victims of a new weapon.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 1:49:45 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk ("Good beer is proof that God loves us." Ben Franklin)
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To: blueyon

Will they go house to house to check us out?


18 posted on 08/01/2014 1:51:01 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: blueyon

Another abuse of power. {cough}{cough}


19 posted on 08/01/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: Nebr FAL owner
“California just arrested a illegal who tested positive for multi-drug resistant TB”

I find this story extremely odd

a) he was put up in a hotel room when he could have the multi-drug resistant strain. WTH?

b) he fled in March and therefore has been on the loose potentially infecting who knows how many others for 4 months. What took so long to put out a warrant? Are there other known persons he has infected?

20 posted on 08/01/2014 1:56:17 PM PDT by Selene
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To: mom.mom

Paraphase of Stalin/Berria comment: You show me the man, I will show you the disease.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 1:58:13 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

A Lois Lerner type finds a hack left wing MD to declare someone with a respiratory illness, then the person can be detained indefinitely.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 2:13:27 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: blueyon

I would hope they would quarantine peoples with SARS.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 2:20:33 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: blueyon

cuba quarantines aids patients. This obviously will never happen in the USA, since aids is a politically correct disease.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 2:34:12 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: blueyon
...allows for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals with certain severe acute respiratory diseases, not including influenza.

That just about sums up the current influx of illegal "immigrants", doesn't it? Yet they (the illegals) are given a ticket to "report back", and we know they never will. Perhaps Obama knows something about this year's upcoming flu season that we aren't yet privy to?

25 posted on 08/01/2014 2:59:49 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: blueyon

I question the timing.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 4:14:10 PM PDT by bgill
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To: blueyon

Death panels?


27 posted on 08/01/2014 4:51:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: blueyon

Here comes the FEMA camps. Of course only if you are sick and conservative. :-)


28 posted on 08/01/2014 5:06:57 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: blueyon

Exactly. That was easy!


29 posted on 08/01/2014 5:08:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: blueyon

It’s a good thing we imported Ebola.

Are the illegals with TB being rounded up???


30 posted on 08/01/2014 5:42:37 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Here comes the FEMA camps. Of course only if you are sick and conservative. :-)

Just being Conservative will probably qualify as sick enough for them.

31 posted on 08/01/2014 11:09:50 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Steely Tom
[right to have sex] > [right to breathe]

Yep, and a Planned Parenthood group (IPPF) is pushing for the sex rights of AIDS "victims" to withhold that information from their sex partners.

http://www.ippf.org/resource/Healthy-Happy-and-Hot-young-peoples-guide-rights

“A guide for young people living with HIV to help them understand their sexual rights”

“Sexual and reproductive rights are recognized around the world as human rights - Every person living with HIV is entitled to these rights and they are necessary for the development and well-being of all people and the societies in which they live.”

“Young people living with HIV may feel that sex is just not an option, but don’t worry — many young people living with HIV live healthy, fun, happy and sexually fulfi lling lives. You can too, if you want to! Things get easier (and sex can get even better) as you become more comfortable with your status.”

“This guide is here to support your sexual pleasure and health, and to help you develop strong intimate relationships. It explores how your human rights and sexual well-being are related and suggests strategies to help you make decisions about dating, relationships, sex and parenthood. It explores the rights of young people living with HIV to:

• express and enjoy their sexuality (page 3)
decide if, when, and how to disclose their HIV status (page 5)
• experience sexual pleasure (page 7)
• take care of their sexual health (page 9)
• practise safer sex (page 11)
• choose if, when, how many, and with whom to have children (page 13) [note: they don't believe even the children of HIV "victims" have the right to know]
• access support and services that respect their dignity, autonomy, privacy and well-being (page 15)

32 posted on 08/02/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: blueyon
So am I reading this correct that if you are an American and sick, you can be quarantined but if you are illegal, come on in, we will let you walk the streets?

Yes, La Raza have birthright claim to this land while the citizens of Estadoes Unidoes have fewer rights.

33 posted on 08/02/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
This detention for Public Health has been on the books for a long time, but to go active, it must have an executive order which must specify what disease(s).

Barking Moonbats on the Left had their paranoid fantasies about Reagan's "detention centers" yet Obama expands such a notion by royal fiat and there is no outcry from the Left.

REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps (Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese)

34 posted on 08/02/2014 8:11:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: a fool in paradise

This one time it is a legitimate executive order. W. Bush did almost the exact same thing for SARS. It only exists on a permanent basis for an explicit list of diseases, any new ones have to be added by executive order.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 8:18:53 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
SARS I can understand. non-flu respiratory cough, though?
36 posted on 08/02/2014 8:22:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Non-flu respiratory cough covers a litany of pulmonary diseases.

Cholera, Diphtheria, infectious Tuberculosis, Plague, Smallpox, Yellow fever, and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (including ebola) have been on the list since 1983. W. Bush added SARS.

Just off the top of my head I could add

Pneumococcal Meningitis
Chickenpox (varicella)
Coronavirus infections (including SARS, MERS)
Group A streptococcus
Haemophilus influenzae type b
Influenza
Legionnaires’ disease
Measles
Mumps
Pneumonia
Rubella (German measles)
Whooping cough (pertussis)


37 posted on 08/02/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It can also be something non-contagious, not-lethal. But let’s go ahead and lock them up without rights.


38 posted on 08/02/2014 10:34:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: a fool in paradise

It has to initiate from the CDC. However, going way back, people have been worried that quarantine could be abused for other reasons.

The balance was tipped towards the Public Health Service likely because of Typhoid Mary. Despite all evidence to the contrary, she rejected both the idea that she was infectious or that she could be denied her “right” to be a cook for others, and to not wash her hands. In her time, she was believed to have infected 51 people, 3 of whom died.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_Mary


39 posted on 08/02/2014 12:03:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: blueyon
The ONION

Alex Jones

COAST TO COAST

Ron Paul Newsletter

Nightmare after reading too much Ayn Rand and eating spicy food

Oh my God, this is REAL!

40 posted on 08/02/2014 9:14:06 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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