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Response to uppityperson (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 01:54 AM

12. I asked you before to stop using the term "fear"

It is an attribution. You are making a thinking error and I'm tired of it being endlessly repeated. Who are you to say what my motivation is?

Also, I'm not at all sure you understand the meaning of "dichotomous," but that's beside the point.

Here's the way I see it: one mistake in the reasoning that you are purporting could result in spreading this disease in America. Just one mistake: that's all it takes. What if that were to happen? Hundreds of workers would have to be called in to track down everyone exposed to this disease so they could then be monitored. Think this is such an easy task? Ever travel a NY subway?

Asking returning workers, however, to go into quarantine for 21 days affects a very small percentage of people. And it's also not the end of the world to do so. In fact, I think a case could be made that anyone who goes to such a disease hell hole is deserving of a three-week hiatus. They should be paid and every comfort and convenience needed should be given to them.

The way I see it is that you are asking everyone to trust that the medical profession is right (when in fact they have a poor track record) when what is being asked is really a very small thing in comparison to what could happen if you're wrong.

Of course, you will come back with "civil rights is a very small thing????!!!!"

That is not at all what I am saying. I'm saying that the returning workers should be asked to self-quarantine in the home.

The inconvenience of a few is not worth the lives of thousands.


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