Sunday, October 26, 2014

ODD Government Officials Against Quarantines

I have already argued that 21 (42?) day quarantines of those returning from Ebola, Africa can be justified from a libertarian perspective (SEE: NY and NJ Institute Mandatory Quarantines for At-Risk Travelers from Ebola Hot Spots: A Libertarian Perspective)

Thus, I find it extremely odd that government officials who seem to have no problem interfering in people's lives on a daily basis on all sorts of matters, suddenly are against the one interference that could actually be justified.

From today's talk shows:


“We appreciate the fears of the American people, but you don’t want to have policy that would have negative unintended consequences.”

– Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” commenting on mandatory quarantines for returning medical workers.


“Immediate isolation for people for 21 days is not the answer… Governors of both parties are reacting to an absence of leadership, an absence of belief that the federal government really does know what they’re doing.”

– Rep. Darrell Issa, (R., Calif.), Chairman of the House oversight committee, on CNN’s “State of the Union.

1 comment:

  1. The feds know what they're doing? And 'leadership'? puts head in hands.