Don’t Fly Between States if You Have a Head Cold after October 2016

I read references to this potential law from two other sources last week. Honestly, I passed it off as some sort of “conspiracy” theory, and assumed the people reporting were overreacting.

I was wrong. An in-depth article appeared on this morning.

As a person with asthma, allergies and Multiple Sclerosis I can “look unwell” and be completely and totally fine. I don’t get colds or the flu very often, in fact, it’s been well over 8 years since I’ve had either. But, I do have food sensitivities, pollen, cat, dog, and environmental allergies that cause symptoms that make me “look unwell.”

Under this law if I fly to another state and stay with my friend who has four long-haired cats to whom I’m allergic, and then I leave from her home and go to the airport, I risk being detained by CDC officials and held for three days without the right to call anyone. And while I’m being kept against my will, the CDC officials have the “right” to force me to undergo any treatment they wish to force upon me WITHOUT my consent. And, in fact, I don’t even have the right to give or withhold consent because the “law” states the individual’s consent shall not be considered a prerequisite to any exercise of any authority.” Translation: they can do whatever they want to you, and you can’t say no.

Until now, quarantine procedures only applied to people coming into the US from other countries. As the article points out, these quarantine procedures covered a small and select number of illnesses: Plague, Smallpox, Ebola, etc. Over the last couple years that list has been expanded to include flu, measles and few other things. But, to the best of my knowledge, it has only applied to those traveling between countries. This proposed new law applies to American citizens traveling by airplane between STATES. Millions of Americans travel between states every day. They fly across country to visit friends and family, they fly to go see national and state landmarks, they travel for business, and a host of other reasons. Every single one of them would be subject to being detained and held by CDC officials if they “look unwell.”

Seriously, read the article, and if you feel this goes to far, take action.

And.. in case the embedded links are difficult to see (they are almost impossible to see on my computer– I’m trying to figure out how to fix it)  here is the link:







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