State of Kentucky imprisons man in his own home for refusing to self-quarantine

This is what this madness has come to. A virus in which it appears that 97% of all infected fully recover has spread such panic that the governor of the State of Kentucky ordered a man to be imprisoned in his own home because he refused to self-quarantine.

The patient from Nelson County is a 53-year-old man who tested positive at the University of Louisville, then left against medical advice, Beshear said. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department asked him to self-quarantine, but he refused.

A law enforcement officer has been posted outside the man’s home, Beshear said.

“It’s a step I hoped I’d never have to take, but we can’t allow one person who we know has the virus to refuse to protect their neighbors,” Beshear said.

Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts had to declare a state of emergency in order to invoke a little-known statute that allows him to force a “self-isolation or quarantine.”

“We’ve got to make sure that people who have tested positive, that we know could be spreading the virus, and simply refuse to do the right thing, do the right thing,” Beshear said.
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Self-quarantine. What a lovely hyphenated word. It gives the illusion of voluntary behavior. When in reality it is a de facto order from the state to imprison yourself until they deem you are ready to be re-integrated into society.

How stupid has our civilization become? The “better safe than sorry” mantra has been drilled into our heads for the better part of four decades and really took on steam after 9/11.

We’re now a world of sheep following the other sheep to slaughter.