posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 02:42 PM
In 1905 Mary Fallon was a cook for some wealthy New Yorkers who kept getting sick. Took a while to track down the source of the illness but
eventually "Typhoid Mary" was taken against her will and quarantined for 2 years on hospital grounds.
She was "healthy" in that she had no symptoms. Finally got a lawyer who argued for her right to privacy, etc. but the courts decided she was a
public threat. Eventually it was decided that there were probably a few people who were asymptomatic running around in the streets and she was
released with the mandate that she not return to her previous occupation as a cook. She agreed and was let go.
Shortly after, typhoid victims began popping up again and it was traced to a new cook, "Mrs. Brown" working at a hospital. Typhoid Mary had changed
her name and resumed her previous line of work as a cook. This time she was quarantined for 23 YEARS!
It was decided loooooong ago that quarantining is not unconstitutional. Yes, there are documented allowances for home quarantine even now but if you
read the requirements for home quarantine, you'll see that nobody would be able to be compliant with the requirements. You basically have to have an
isolation room, a caretaker that goes nowhere and doesn't let you out of your room, separate bathroom facilities, and the list goes on and on and on