Bush Quarantine Order Could Set Precedent For Medical Martial Law
Prison Planet | April 5, 2005
Does anyone remember how SARS was supposed to kill us all back in 2003 and how it was coming back to get us in the winter of 2004?
Even the World Health Organization admits there is no solid evidence to suggest that bird flu can even spread amongst humans.
This is a slow process of conditioning the public to accept mandatory vaccinations and restrictions on mobility under a rule of martial law.
The ball started rolling back in 2001 when the Model States Emergency Health Powers Act was passed, which allows for total government takeoever of every industry, vehicle, building, location, distribution process, you name it.
And when this flu pandemic happens who will we blame? Surely not US scientists playing around with the deadly 1918 Spanish flu virus at "less than the maximum level of containment" according to the New Scientist magazine .
Bush Order Allows Isolation of Those with Bird Flu
Reuters | April 1, 2005
WASHINGTON - President Bush issued a directive on Friday allowing authorities to detain or isolate any passenger suspected of having avian flu when arriving in the United States aboard an international flight.
The H5N1 bird flu virus has killed 49 people in Asia since 2003, 35 in Vietnam, 12 in Thailand and 2 Cambodians, while millions of birds have been slaughtered to contain the disease.
Even so, the World Health Organization has said it had seen no evidence so far to suggest the bird flu virus was changing into a form that could be easily transmitted from one human to another.
White House spokesman Trent Duffy called the directive a precautionary measure.
"There's no evidence of any risk of avian flu to the American people at this time. But in an abundance of caution, this is a pragmatic step to ensure the government has the authority it needs to protect the American people as best it can," Duffy said.
The Bush order added pandemic influenza to the list of diseases for which quarantine is authorized. Pandemic flu is considered a novel or re-emergent strain to which there is little or no population immunity.
Under the directive, the Health and Human Services Department is given legal authority to detain or isolate any passenger suspected of having the avian flu to prevent the person from infecting others.
Quarantine and isolation were last used during the outbreak of SARS in 2003.