Zika, which bioterrorism expert Dr. Francis A. Boyle described as a souped-up bioweapon, could spread to thousands of international tourists visiting the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics and lead to martial law scenarios across the world.
Zika is rapidly spreading throughout Rio de Janeiro, with scientists baffled by this “new, different, and vastly more dangerous” strain that’s overwhelming the Brazilian military’s efforts to contain the disease, yet both the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization are severely downplaying the risk of Zika.
But President Obama has seemingly prepared for such an outbreak by signing an executive order to apprehend Americans who merely show signs of “respiratory illness.”
In particular, Obama’s order allows for the detainment of Americans who display “severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.”
Of course, the order is so broad that during a Zika outbreak, people who have a common cold could be targeted by the government.
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