This is barbaric…
An executive director of the World Health Organization recently proposed removing people affected by the Chinese coronavirus from their homes in order to prevent the spread of the disease.
A reporter asked:
I wanted to ask; we’ve seen some different approaches to quarantine in China and in European countries with group quarantine used to good effect in China. Do you think that home quarantine will be as effective anywhere for people who are positive, or would central quarantine be needed in order to have the same success that China has had?
The executive director Dr. Michael Ryan responded saying:
Yes. Just so we get our terms right and we can explain ourselves properly, we tend to use the word isolation for someone who is a case, confirmed. We tend to use the word quarantine for someone who’s at risk of being a case, usually a contact, so on that basis we advise that all suspect cases are tested, and all suspect cases are isolated in an appropriate medical facility… In some senses, transmission has been taken off the streets and pushed back into family units. Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them and isolate them in a safe and dignified manner, so that’s what I was saying previously…”
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