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The concept is really very simple: either you can track the people entering your country in case of something like this viral outbreak, or you cant.
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: game over man
Why would he cut funding to CDC? At least not outbreak response funds, maybe the funds for studying feminism and icebergs or "gun violence" (aka thuggy thug violence)
Orange man bad
And what good does that do for a virus? Absolutely nothing. An American businessman goes to China or Thailand or whatever for business. Gets infected. Comes back and infects 27 people over 5 days before he has symptoms and goes to the doctor. Even if was being tracked, what good did it do? Multiply that guy x 325,000 people.
325,000 people come here from China every day? Wow...I had no idea...
originally posted by: muzzleflash
I'm not sure how we could prevent the spread of diseases without completely shutting down all forms of interstate travel.
If a truly dangerous pandemic breaks, there's not really anything you can do to stop it's spread.
originally posted by: IndigoLLC
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: Vroomfondel
Vroomfondel...you make excellent points.
Enforcing one's borders and letting large amounts of unchecked, unknown and unfettered masses of people...can make the difference between an uncontrolled viral crisis in a country...and one which can become out of control.
It's a difference which could save thousands upon thousands of citizens' lives.
So why wasn't there talk about quarantines and border control during the height of the HIV/AIDs pandemic which killed over a million per year and has killed more than 75 million people to date?