posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 04:24 PM
Originally posted by Gools
Excellent work loam.
Just one question. Did you record the press conference or was that an original broadcast? If so please give credit and a link.
Sorry, forgot to do that. Here is the audio link.
CDC Conference call Audio Link
Originally posted by soficrow
Do you have any news on the status of this proposed legislation? Any idea of how it is being received in our hallowed halls of power?
My understanding is that under the CDC's rule-making authority this isn't technically new legislation
requiring a vote of Congress. The CDC
has the right, after publishing within the Federal Register for the required period of time, to automatically enforce the new rules. The only thing
that could be done to thwart them would be to bring court action against them or introduce legislation in Congress to change them. In this case, the
"hallowed halls of power" are firmly in the CDC's offices in Atlanta.
Relentless & Benevolent Heretic:
I agree that the issue is a complicated one, and that legitimately quarantining someone who has an infectious disease sounds reasonable.
However, where are the due process protections in these rules? What ensures these powers will not be abused- whether intentionally or negligently?
Where is the restitution if either of those two conditions are true?
How effective are these rules really? I can easily see a scenario where they will unjustifiably quarantine many people and still
infectious people they really need to get.
If that is true, does the risk of abuse justify what may be an ineffective process anyway?
Finally, did anyone notice that the CDC failed to answer the question asked in the conference call concerning how many people in the past have been
Why is that?!?
[edit on 26-11-2005 by loam]