Well, humans aren't subject to the same treatment as animals, after all, you can euthanise a dog for having a broken toe, but you can't euthanise a human for being in a PVS, so detaining humans for actually having an illness is against their human rights, unlike an animal where you can lock them away for a year in quarantine "just in case" they might be carrying something... 🤔
Not too sure about that.....there may well be some law that allows the authorities to keep you in quarantine if you have a notifible infectious disease to prevent others getting it....sure they can't force you to have treatment but can keep you away from others to prevent them getting ill.
As for humans not being subject to the same treatment as animals......very true....animals are often seen the same day by a vet, not so a human who can wait weeks to see the Doctor and months before treatment starts.
Be a good test for human rights if you were found the have smallpox. What then I wonder.
You can certainly be committed if you are found to be mentally ill and a danger to yourself and to others so why the control of infectious diseases should be any different ....
As @gleneagles suggests, there must be a law where rights are infringed out of necessity.
The virus is nature's way of getting rid of those pesky humans before they really destroy the planet's ecosystem.
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Parts of China on lockdown as the movement of thirty six million people are restricted.
Yep, thirty six million, so nothing to worry about what might happen, but when in Wuhan... and then in the UK when those hundred thousand or so return to the UK after their New Year celebrations - and that's just the students.
As for destroying the earths ecosystem @Strat I'm afraid that's to late, but nothing to do with us as we head off to the supermarket to buy our plastic wrapped tins of baked beans even though the likes of Tesco have announced they will be putting an end to doing that. What took them so long?
Oh yes, bought half a Swede in their store earlier. It was wrapped in plastic. Carrots on the other hand could and were bought loose - but I bet they would have wrapped those individually if they could have.
We are all doomed, doomed I tell you - but not a moment to soon.😛
Oh yes, bought half a Swede in their store earlier.
This shows the difference in the standard of living; in Sweden they can afford a full English!
On a more serious note, it has been reported this evening that all those tested in the UK have been found not to have the virus but there are three confirmed cases in France.
Just seen on BBC news that mortality rate is ' only 3% ' - sorry
but if you die from the virus the rate for you is 100% - and it is
a lottery how it will affect you.
Seems that people returning from China will be in Quarantine for a few weeks on return to the UK....unfortunately thousands have already returned with little chance of them being located so are expected to quarantine themselves.....
Virus now confirmed in all regions of China with nearly 8000 confirmed cases - so nothing to worry about and nothing to see here. 😨
I saw several people wondering around the shops yesterday looking like Michael Jackson wearing face masks.
All were of Oriental persuasion so who knows if they were afraid of catching something or maybe passing something on.
The flight will land at Brize Norton and it is reported the passengers will be quarantined at an ex NHS facility in Yorkshire.
They are being quarantined at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral: