NY Gov Cuomo Could Detain Those Suspected as ‘carrier’ of a Contagious Disease Like Coronavirus

The New York State Assembly is proposing legislation to detain people deemed a ‘carrier’ of an infectious disease such as the coronavirus.

New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York health officials would have the authority to detain those suspected of a contagious disease.

The Daily Caller reports:

The bill’s language says that if the governor “declares a state of health emergency due to an epidemic of any communicable disease” then the state can take steps to detain any individuals sick or suspected of being sick.

Read the entire bill here.

The bill is sponsored by New York Democrat Assemblyman N. Nick Perry and was first introduced in 2015 over concerns about the Ebola virus but the bill didn’t become law.

Daily Caller reporter Brianna Lyman was called “insane” when she sought comment about the bill from Cuomo’s office.

Critics about the proposed legislation responded on social media.

It’s shocking a law would grant Cuomo and New York health officials the power to detain anyone suspected of a contagious disease like the coronavirus.

This proposed New York law opens the door for a slippery slope of other mandates based on the whims of those in power.