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NEW RULES TO GIVE CDC POWER TO DETAIN ANYONE ANYWHERE IN THE US DURING A "CONTAGION OUTBREAK"

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The Trump administration may soon give the Centers for Disease Control the power to detain anyone anywhere in the US during an outbreak of contageous illness or disease without first seeking approval from state of local officials.

The rule, which was proposed by the Obama administration and is now under review by Trump's team, could go into effect as early as March.

Civil liberty watchdogs are very concerned about this new, sweeping power.

“The concern is that unless these regulations are carried out with care, and by people who [base their actions] on science, they can be used to trammel the civil liberties of Americans,” Northeastern University health policy lawyer Wendy Parmet told NPR.

 

For more:

The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/02/02/cdc-controversial-quarantine-powers-to-stop-outbreaks-could-violate-civil-liberties.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl


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