Granted, Ebola has not yet achieved the official status of a "national security emergency," but government procedures for such a scenario already exist. In fact, as noted by Hodges, this summer President Obama amended an existing Executive Order to include respiratory illnesses as potential health conditions under which martial law could be declared. And, like clockwork, we now have the EV-D68 respiratory virus making its way across the country. Coincidence? Maybe.
Whatever the case, should a virus ever threaten the United States with pandemic, the government will be left with no choice but to respond. The question is, what will that response be? The evidence, as highlighted below, suggests it won't be just about telling citizens to shelter in place and wait for medical care to arrive. No, in a nationally declared emergency the Federal government will more than likely surrender some or all of their emergency response procedures to the United Nations, and thus, a foreign army.