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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:42 PM

8. Here's a CDC page on quarantines by the Federal Government.

Looks like there might be a loophole in there Trump could use. And Cholera is one of the diseases specifically mentioned. A cholera breakout in Puerto Rico, whether real or manufactured, would be perfect cover.

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/specificlawsregulations.html

Here's the specific section:

265. Suspension of entries and imports from designated places to prevent spread of communicable diseases
Whenever the Surgeon General determines that by reason of the existence of any communicable disease in a foreign country there is serious danger of the introduction of such disease into the United States, and that this danger is so increased by the introduction of persons or property from such country that a suspension of the right to introduce such persons and property is required in the interest of the public health, the Surgeon General, in accordance with regulations approved by the President, shall have the power to prohibit, in whole or in part, the introduction of persons and property from such countries or places as he shall designate in order to avert such danger, and for such period of time as he may deem necessary for such purpose.
(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, 362, 58 Stat. 704.)

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