Then came vaccines for most non-sexually communicable infections. With vaccination, quarantine in the name of public health went by the wayside. Not all communicable diseases are preventable or mitigable by vaccination, however, and sometimes there is still a need for quarantine. Though not fatal, the common cold continues its reign over the winter months, happily spreading itself during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, and then there’s ebola, one of the least attractive of all infections. There’s buggly, and then there’s SUPER-BUGGLY, and ebola is SUPER-BUGGLY!
Last year, ebola came to America for the first time, and with it came a nurse who was unsure whether she was carrying the agent, but she decided that she didn’t give a rat’s ass. She would be as free as you and me, possibly infecting everyone around her. That ebola nurse, Kaci Hickox, declared it her constitutional right to shit all over the rest of society, potentially infecting others with ebola after treating people infected with it, in Africa. She followed in the footsteps of Dr. Craig Spencer who frolicked through the NYC subway system before checking into a hospital with his own bad case of that awful infection.
I took violent exception to Nurse Kaci and Dr. Craig’s activities, and I am glad that neither of the two lives in my neighborhood, because I’d have thermited their houses. I’d have sent them both straight to hell by way of fire, just like ISIS did to that Jordanian pilot who got what he deserved. Both of those medical non-professionals should be killed, even now, for their total lack of regard for the rest of us. They are "patient-zeros" with an attitude problem!
Now, members of the Well Educated White Trash Bourgeoisie community are choosing to opt out of vaccinating their children, fearing that vaccination programs are one part of a grand conspiracy of the Illuminati and the Bilderbergs, along with that aerial spraying program of theirs. (What matchbook universities graduated such imbeciles, I wonder?)
So, when snotnosed little roaches of anti-vaccine parents pick up a nasty disease, it’s off to Disneyland to spread the excitement. The problem is that vaccines can only be administered at, about, or after certain ages. A case in point is measles, the vaccine for which is administered around a child’s sixth month of life, after having been born. Thus, those against vaccination endanger the most vulnerable class: that of newborn infants.
Quarantine goes back at least as far as the era of the Black Plague, around 1346 Anno Domini/Common Era. There’s nothing new about it. Why was it ever eliminated? I will reiterate my speculation that public health officials no longer saw a threat posed by diseases, preventable by vaccination, because the communicable agents were seen as contained or virtually eradicated, but things have apparently changed with large spreads of measles via large public venues. So, let’s bring back the quarantine for households infected with measles and other truly dangerous illnesses that can easily be passed from one person to another. A quarantine rule would sequester people known to be infected by a disease, and it would also prompt some anti-vaccinators to sing a different tune.
People do have the right to avoid vaccination, but they don’t have the right to walk around spreading their diseases to children who are too young for vaccinations, or people who cannot receive vaccinations at all, or people who have compromised immune systems! I know that if I were the father of a newborn child, killed by a communicable disease transmitted by a known person who should have been vaccinated, the gloves would come off, and the torch would be lit!
Got a problem with that? Tell it to Allah, or file a complaint with the FBI, but get in line because there are many people already ahead of you, filing their own complaints and praying for my own damnation to hell!