In the United States, fears of the impact of COVID-19’s second wave have come home to roost, specifically in states such as Texas and Florida, where local leaders have been forced to rethink their grand reopening.
This second wave wasn’t unexpected, however. This novel strain of coronavirus is unique in terms of its biological makeup, but it still behaves as all other viruses do, which has allowed medical experts to make some rather accurate predictions about its spread and just how long it will take for us to be out of harm’s way. Most of these medical experts are in agreement as to what is coming next in the COVID-19 saga, but there are plenty of American citizens who refuse to hear what they are saying.
That has led to some fairly strange situations, including the latest from Kentucky.
Elizabeth and Isaiah Linscott said personnel from the health department and sheriff’s office showed up at their Kentucky home after she declined to sign a self-quarantine order, according to reports.
The woman underwent a voluntary test for Covid-19 before going to her parents in Michigan and found out she was positive but did not have any symptoms.
The health department then contacted Elizabeth and requested that she signed documents that would restrict her travel unless she called the department first, according to WBTV.
She said she chose not to sign the documents because of one sentence, it’s reported.
“I will not travel by any public, commercial or health care conveyance such as ambulance, bus, taxi, airplane, train or boat without the prior approval of the Department of Health,” the document read.
“My part was if I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I’m not going to wait for the approval to go,” Elizabeth said.
That’s when things turned downright draconian.
Officials from the Handin County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the couple’s house days later without warning to the surprise of husband Isaiah.
“I opened up the door and there’s like eight different people,” he said.“Five different cars and I’m like what the heck’s going on? This guy’s in a suit with a mask, it’s the health department guy and three different papers for us. For me, her and my daughter.”
The couple must now wear ankle monitors and cops will be notified if they travel more than 200 feet.
The news is sure to upset those who have been railing against governmental efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
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