For some reason, individuals that have tested positive are refusing to self-quarantine, putting others in danger.
This just happened in Kentucky, but extreme measures were taken to ensure this man did not infect anyone else.
Against doctors’ recommendation, a 53-year-old man checked himself out of a Kentucky hospital.
Additionally, the report stated that he was refusing to quarantine himself.
Rather than put innocent lives at risk, Governor Andy Beshear took extreme action.
Officials ordered a forced quarantine of the man.
Beshear stated, “It’s a step I hoped that I’d never have to take.
“But I can’t allow one person who we know has this virus to refuse to protect their neighbors.”
While the Governor did not say what measures specifically were taken, reports stated that deputies would be parked outside of his home 24 hours a day for the next two weeks.
After his initial resistance, the patient is now reportedly cooperating.
Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts stated, “This is about us, not about ‘I.'”
“So, quarantine is a must.
“If we have to, we’ll do it by force.”
Just Follow the Rules
I am not sure how much clearer it can be made that the bulk of the responsibility to contain this virus lies on We the People.
Regardless of age, avoid social contact and large gatherings.
While the elderly are at most risk, this virus can infect anyone, as we are now seeing with some of the numbers coming out of Europe.
Hospitals in Italy are now reporting those in the millennial generation in critical condition.
While this has not been confirmed, it is fairly reasonable to assume these individuals thought they were invulnerable, which has never been the case.
Avoid social contact, cover your mouth and nose, wash your hands, and clean hard surfaces regularly… it’s that simple.