Some argue: “My voice doesn’t matter!” Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President of National Vaccine Information Center and I disagree. This is the most serious violation of human rights and civil liberties Barbara has seen in thirty years. “They tried to push through a similar mandate during the Bush Administration. The public outcry was so great they backed down,” said Barbara. “The public does matter but they have been made to believe they don’t.”

Time is running out. You have 10 days to Submit a Formal Public Comment in Opposition to the CDC's Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for the Control of Communicable Diseases Rule.

Tell the CDC that the proposed NPRM is a violation of human rights and civil liberties.

U.S. health officials should not be given expanded police power to apprehend and involuntarily quarantine people entering the U.S. or traveling across state borders who simply look “unwell" and have mild symptoms of illness. Specifically, the NPRM should not become law because it will allow government officials to:

1. Detain and involuntarily quarantine me or my minor child with mild illness symptoms, such as rash, cough and diarrhea, for 72 hours without access to an attorney to appeal the detention;

2.Take into custody and involuntarily quarantine me or my minor child for an unspecified period of time if we have certain symptoms of illness and do not agree to sign a contract with the CDC consenting to specified “public health measures,” including vaccination and electronic surveillance as a condition of being released.

3. Enlist airline and other public transportation personnel to report passengers who simply appear “unwell” to government health officials for potential apprehension, involuntary quarantine and electronic surveillance.

Submit your strong disapproval NOW. Please.

Michael Mendizza