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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 01:00 PM

6. Guaranteed method for making things worse

The very best way to ensure an Ebola epidemic in this country is to enforce draconian quarantines on people who can't afford to stay home from work and who need to get out of the house to shop for food. If these people are being monitored and aren't running a fever, THEY ARE NOT INFECTIOUS.

Locking them up and then threatening to treat them like criminals sends a very clear message "Avoid the authorities if you're sick."

If you're going to quarantine non-symptomatic people, in order to calm the fearful populace, then government needs to cover lost wages, provide shopping services, do everything in its power to make self-reporting the easiest and desireable course of action.

I'm feeling a lot LESS safe after reading this news.

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