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USA about to quarentine CA, NYC
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
While anything is possible, I find it difficult to believe a "strict quarantine" will be maintained in the US in most cases. I don't think most of our friends across the pond understand how spread out we are. For example, the city of Los Angeles is 503 mi².
London is 1.12 mi².
That being said, we are also notoriously bad at taking strict directions from the government. This has both up and downsides, obviously, but we have not been conditioned over multiple generations to obey authority without question.
I'm thinking they would need a lot of resources to hold quarantine over anything larger than a neighborhood. Also, to be honest, large-scale quarantine would spook the stock market (even more than it already has been).
Our government would force the Statue of Liberty to turn tricks for extra cash before it would do anything to threaten the stability of the market at that scale.
Cool find though. 37-75k seems low. You'd have to pay me 250k plus to take a job like that.
originally posted by: carewemust
A quarantine would incite mass panic and an "end of the world" scenario, in the affected city. Would make a good movie, but it's not practical.
USA about to quarentine CA, NYC, Likely others
U.S. Quarantine Stations are located at 20 ports of entry and land-border crossings where international travelers arrive. They are staffed with quarantine medical and public health officers from CDC. These health officers decide whether ill persons can enter the United States and what measures should be taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Its the only thing which will work or the deathtoll will be massive...
...you have to slow the R0 to bring down the mortality rate...
If 80% of the country gets it withing the coming months april - may...
Then 15% could become critical care ICU If theyre not given hospital beds, medicine, ventilators etc, the mortality rate will be massive...
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: TritonTaranis
the existance of these posts - does NOT imply a blanket quarrantine of an area - but quarantine operations within an area
this should not be hard to grasp