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  • n. Plural form of quarantine.


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  • Mexico's foreign minister calls the quarantines in Beijing and elsewhere discriminatory and is urging Mexicans not to travel to China until the situation is resolved.


  • Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has called the quarantines in Beijing and elsewhere discriminatory and urged Mexicans not to travel to China until the situation is resolved.

  • This isn't the first time we've seen internments, detentions or "quarantines" in the form of blacklists.

    The New Cold War: America v. America

  • For their part, the administration is hard at work suggesting "quarantines", because, let's face it, even a hypothetical theft of civil liberties turns them on.

    Bill Robinson: The Bird Flu Is A Cock-Tease

  • Experts say alternatives, like U.N. Security Council sanctions, or some kind of quarantines, are considerably more aggressive options, but ones that will be discussed if the talks will ultimately not be able to be reconvened -- Lou.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2005

  • National Strategy For Pandemic Influenza in November 2005; it envisioned closer coordination among federal agencies, the stockpiling and distribution of vaccines and anti-viral drugs, and, if necessary, government-imposed "quarantines" and "limitations on gatherings." planning document summarizing the military's contingency plan says the Pentagon is prepared to assist in "quarantining groups of people in order to minimize the spread of disease during an influenza pandemic" and aiding in "efforts to restore and maintain order."

  • Drastic actions such as quarantines aren't as helpful as they might appear.

  • The convergence coincided with the first day of parliament and called for the abolition of racist policies, in particular for the abolition of the Northern Territory intervention - a policy that, among other discriminatory practises, "quarantines" 50\% of Aboriginal people's welfare payments in

    Sydney Indymedia - Comments

  • Also, 'quarantines' are often used to separate the sick from the healthy (or to marginalize those who are reeling from pus-ridden buboes, bleeding from the eyes, coughing up their souls, etc., from those who are still blissfully chomping away at BLTs), and that word itself resulted from the plague.

    The L Magazine - New York City's Local Event and Arts & Culture Guide

  • Posted on: Thursday, 19 November 2009, 13: 10 CST Radical measures, such as quarantines, are not likely to contain the H1N1 swine flu from infecting larger numbers of the world's - Articles related to Swine flu programme for school-goers gets under way


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