NY Legislation – Will They Lock Up the Unvaccinated?

New York is at it again. The legislature introduced Senate Bill A99 in January 2019; it is an active bill, still in committee. The bill was introduced as “An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the removal of cases, contacts, and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health.” If passed into law, the bill would allow the government to detain and quarantine individuals deemed to be a threat to state and local health, which begs the question: Who determines an actual threat? And who really are the actual threats? 

Rockland County officials banned unvaccinated individuals from entering public spaces over the summer and issued a follow-up emergency order to mandate the MMR vaccine for specific Brooklyn zip codes. The state seems intent on segregating the unvaccinated from the vaccinated.

The CDC defines an outbreak as three or more confirmed measles cases in a given catchment area of 100,000 people. At least two of the cases must be laboratory-confirmed, with a positive IgM antibody, showing the infection is acute in nature. Under SB A99, the unvaccinated could be detained and quarantined during an outbreak even if they are not infected. Westchester County in New York State passed a similar bill in September 2019, that allows authorities to use these methods against local citizens with no outbreak or case of infection identified. ….

https://vaxxter.com/new-york-proposes-legislation-could-lock-up-the-unvaccinated/

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