*CDC proposes martial law measures which have applied only to diseases declared an epidemic by the World Health Organization since 2009 to apply to measles in the USA
*Anyone who travels to the USA or between states could be detained, quarantined and force vaccinated if health records show they haven’t gotten all the vaccines recommended by the CDC
*Plans for combined measles and Ebola vaccine
By Barbara Loe Fisher
Are public health officials getting ready to apprehend and quarantine you or your child if they believe you are, or could become, infected with measles or any other communicable disease they decide is a threat to the public health?
Are they enlisting airline and other public transportation personnel to help them conduct a dragnet that will be easy for you to get caught up in when you travel?
Once you are detained, can they hold you for 72 hours against your will until you agree to be vaccinated or they declare you are no longer a threat? Is this for real or not? You be the judge.
CDC Moves to Amend Public Health Service Act
During the last days of summer, while we were vacationing, shopping for school supplies or, in the case of Virginia families, while we were busy pleading with legislators to protect the medical and religious vaccine exemptions in state vaccine law.3,4
Public health officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were quietly publishing a very long Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the August 15, 2016, Federal Register to amend federal public health law.5
The part of the Public Health Service Act they want to strengthen is the part that gives them power under the U.S. Constitution6,7 to restrict the freedom of a person entering the U.S. or traveling between states if they believe the person is infected or could become infected with certain kinds of communicable diseases.8
You only have until October 14, 2016, to make a public comment to the CDC and contact your legislators in Congress, so please take this seriously because what the CDC is proposing applies to all Americans who travel outside the country or between states, especially on commercial airlines.
In the future, it could extend to any form of transportation when you cross state lines, including by bus, train or car.
Involves States With Police Powers
This Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) involves the participation of federally funded state health departments and state facilities, too, because the majority of police power to detain, isolate and quarantine citizens belongs to the states.9,10
Many state legislatures, which have legal authority to pass laws controlling communicable diseases within state borders, voted to give public health officials expanded police powers after September 11, 2001, by adopting the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA)11,12,13 and The Turning Point Model State Public Health Act,14 created at Georgetown University’s Center for Law and the Public’s Health and the CDC Collaborating Center Promoting Health through Law.
If this NPRM is implemented and the states follow suit, you and your children could be vulnerable to detention and quarantine if health officials decide you are, or could become, a transmitter of measles or other infections because, for example, your electronic medical records reveal you have not gotten every dose of every CDC recommended vaccine.
Let’s not forget that no government agency, corporation or person who creates, produces, sells, licenses, recommends, mandates or administers a federally recommended vaccine to you or your child, has accountability or liability in a court of law in front of a jury of your peers if you become brain damaged or die from vaccination.15,16,17
The Quarantine List Was Short, but Not Anymore
In a nutshell, the federal government is consolidating and strengthening power that was originally used to prevent persons with yellow fever and cholera from disembarking from ships entering U.S. ports in the 19th century and causing epidemics on land.18
For most of our country’s history, the list of contagious diseases that allowed government health officials to detain and quarantine people without their informed consent was appropriately very short, confined to a few very serious contagious diseases, including yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis and the plague.
It is worth noting that polio was never put on that list. In the past 15 years, CDC officials persuaded two presidents to issue Executive Orders in 2003, 2005 and 2014 to expand the “isolate and quarantine” list.
In 2003, Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers such as Ebola and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) were added.19
In 2005, pandemic influenza was added.20 But in 2014, the Presidential Executive Order did not name a specific disease that would warrant detention and quarantine: It simply described “diseases associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness” that have “the potential to cause a pandemic” or are “highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.”21