"very recently, the same group warned of the grave dangers of the very mindset it is now pushing"
That is pure, unadulterated, bullshit.
The original report masterly managed to strike a balance between the public and private rights, between the need to effectively combat this pandemic and the civil rights.
If you can't be bothered to read the full report, feel free to skip directly to the "Recommendations"
Only a delusional person will claim that this report "Denounced Mandates and Coercive Measures to Fight Pandemics:
ACLU Pandemic Preparedness Plan 2008:
> Unfortunately, many policymakers today believe that protecting public health requires suppressing individual rights. President Bush’s first suggestion to contain a bird flu pandemic was to call in the military to quarantine large sections of the United States. The notion that we must “trade liberty for security” is both false and dangerous. It is false because coercive actions are seldom conducive to public health protection. It is dangerous because it provides a never-ending justification for the suppression of civil liberties while failing to safeguard public health