Karen De Coster
LRC Blog
October 9, 2009

The government wants to take your temperature and/or scan you for the swine flu before you board a plane. In fact, they want you to have a “health screening.” From the Flu.gov website:

Due to the outbreak of H1N1 (Swine) flu occurring in the United States and many other countries, airport staff in some countries may check the health of arriving passengers. Travelers from the United States arriving in other countries may be checked for fever and other symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu, and their travel may be delayed.
According to the*Militarized Flu Police, you*may be asked to

Pass through a scanning device that checks your temperature. (The device may look like an airport metal detector, a camera, or a handheld device.)Have your temperature taken with an oral or ear thermometerFill out a sheet of questions about your healthReview information about the symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) fluGive your address, phone number, and other contact informationBe quarantined for a period of time if a passenger on your flight is found to have symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) fluContact health authorities in the country you are visiting to let them know if you become illIf you have a “fever or respiratory symptoms” you may*be asked to 1) be isolated from others, 2) submit to a medical examination, 3) take a rapid flu test with a nasal swab sample (!), 4) be hospitalized and given medical treatment if you test positive for H1N1.

I just listened to some nutcase proponent of this tyranny*who*was*interviewed on FOX radio, and*he*called this “a sound public decision” and a “wise step.” The poor creep doesn’t “want to get on a plane next to someone who is sneezing and wheezing.” The analyst for FOX: “It does, in a way, make sense.” Indeed, we are living in sick times and*we are surrounded by*sick minds.