An executive order recently signed by Barack Obama expands the list of illnesses, confirmed or suspected, that the federal government can use as an excuse to illegally detain and quarantine you against your will. As reported by the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA), individuals confirmed or suspected of having “severe acute respiratory syndromes” that may be transmissible to others can now be detained, isolated or quarantined, and possibly even forced to take drugs or vaccines deemed effective treatments by the government. The new order, which merely amends an existing one signed by George W. Bush after 9/11, describes severe acute respiratory syndromes as “diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness.” Anything in this category that is deemed to have the potential to cause a pandemic, it states, is open game for government intervention.
Specifically excluded from the provision is influenza, which often develops into pneumonia, but with so many mutated strains of the flu circulating these days, it is unclear how government officials will determine which syndromes warrant detention and which ones don’t. “Not only can people with the disease be forcibly isolated, but the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] also has the power to quarantine anyone who may have been exposed,” explains ANH-USA. “[I]f you have been exposed to one of the listed communicable diseases–even if you do not show symptoms–you may be forcibly detained and quarantined.” A 26-year-old woman from Los Angeles is already dealing with the ramifications of this new executive order after her younger sister was declared to have contracted the measles during a recent outbreak at Disneyland. Ylsa Tellez has not shown any signs of measles herself, according to reports, but health authorities are insisting that she be quarantined anyway. Ylsa’s only way out of the mandate is to agree to be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine, a three-in-one combination vaccine that also treats mumps and rubella. Ylsa has never gotten the MMR shot, and she’s refusing to get it now. “(They were) saying I need to get vaccinated and I need to be quarantined, otherwise I’m going to go to jail or something, or I’m going to get a misdemeanor,” stated Ylsa to L.A.’s ABC 7 Eyewitness News. More