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If the new flu spreads can the CDC halt some or all airline travel?

Right now they are just recommending not to travel to affected areas, but if it gets worse do they actually have the legal power to stop the planes?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (13)
  • The CDC can pretty much do what it wants if it deems it necessary. Quarantine people and put them into camps, forced vaccinations, mandatory testing.
    smalltowngal

    Answer by smalltowngal at 9:50 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Yes.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:49 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Yes, they 'can' if a pandemic is declared. However world health authorities don't recommend it and say closing borders will not stop disease spread and may worsen things economically so no one is recommending that action.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 10:27 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Yes they can. They can force you to vaccinate your child and put you into a camp if you don't. Obama is more likely to allow this to happen than any other President we have had in recent history. Sebilious is a half wit who hangs out with a man who used partial birth abortion in his practice daily until it was banned. He still might since he does incinerate the infants after delivery so we have no clue what he does at his mini Auschwitz. We are screwed if this woman is in charge of our CDC. She is a bad person and will screw us over if there is a crisis.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Yes they can, hopefully they won't because I am fly overseas in a couple weeks.
    sammiesmom2000

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 10:34 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • There is talk that if they find 2 more cases they willshut down all travel, all stores, and all schools. SO stockpile well.
    Ibelongtojesus

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 10:40 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Yes they can. They can force you to vaccinate your child and put you into a camp if you don't. Obama is more likely to allow this to happen than any other President we have had in recent history.


    and what FACTS do you have to back that statement up??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:50 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Ugh I got to fly in August up to New Hampshire.. That would suck if they shut down all flights. What a long drive that would be. :P
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 11:14 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • There is talk that if they find 2 more cases they will shut down all travel, all stores, and all schools. SO stockpile well.

    Do you mean 2 new cases in the U S? Please provide a link.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I cannot imagine WANTING to fly for business or pleasure at this moment....ahhhh, recycled viral filled air....does a body good.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

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