posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 06:57 PM
During infectious disease outbreaks, personal freedom comes at a price: the welfare of the public as a whole, a new study finds.
Very interesting find on the MSM... well, FOXnews anyway. In an actual outbreak, quarantine measures would have to be enforced... but, what if the
"outbreak" is just a way to effectively impose martial law? Just a thought... with this rogue government, one never really knows what they are
really up to...
In the research, scientists investigated whether, in the event of an outbreak, people should be allowed to move about freely or if authorities
should enforce travel restrictions to halt the disease's spread. "What we were trying to understand better is how actions, in terms of routing
humans, could affect the spread of disease," said study researcher Ruben Juanes, a geoscientist at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. [The 5 Most Likely
Real-Life Contagions] The findings suggest that highly connected regions of dense commuter traffic carry the gravest consequences of allowing free
The researchers borrowed a concept from game theory known as the "price of anarchy," which they defined as "the loss of welfare due to selfish
rerouting compared with the policy-driven coordination."
Not all areas would benefit equally from such restrictions, the findings showed. Places that had high traffic both within and among counties saw
the most benefit from restricting travel. For example, counties near a major interstate highway, such as I-80 from New York to San Francisco or I-95
from the Canadian border to Miami, had a higher cost of anarchy — meaning travel restrictions would be helpful. By contrast, low traffic areas did
not benefit much from travel restrictions, so their cost of anarchy was lower, the model showed.
So, basically if you live in an area with high population density, you can expect to be stuck there for awhile... those of us in more rural areas
could generally expect to see less stringent enforcement...
I know a lot of us have "bug out" plans... if you live in an area with high population density, shelter in place may be the only option...