COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local...

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The question on Infogalactic's link to this story was "Is there anything judges won't block?" In this case, as a resident of the next town over, I see both sides. On the one hand, someone decided to allow the possible patients back into the U.S. (reportedly despite opposition from President Trump), so having done so, they have to be somewhere. On the other hand, they are already at an air force base, so why is it worth any risk to move them anywhere else while still in quarantine? Whoever is arranging all this isn't doing much thinking, as initially they proposed landing them at an ordinary airport among other passengers, until residents of that town (Riverside, CA) raised a fuss, then flew them directly to the air force base where they are now quarantined. Seems reasonable for a judge to at least demand some actual thought go into such decisions, rather than just dumping folks wherever regardless of either local or Presidential opinion.

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