Skip to comments.NYT: White House Pressures States to Reverse Mandatory Ebola Quarantine Orders (Hickox to sue)
Posted on 10/26/2014 11:44:56 AM PDT by maggief
The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said.
But on Sunday both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey, stood by their decision saying that the federal guidelines did not go far enough.
At the same time, the first person to be forced into isolation under the new protocols, Kaci Hickox, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, planned to mount a legal challenge to the quarantine order. Despite having no symptoms, she has been kept under quarantine at a hospital in New Jersey. On Sunday, she spoke to CNN about the way she has been treated, describing it as inhumane.
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“The doctor who was recently diagnosed in NYC after running around all over at least two boroughs was asymptomatic when he arrived, but was supposed to self quarantine so that a recent infection would have time to manifest itself. Obviously, he didnt, and neither did the nurses in Dallas.”
A bit too broad. Actually I think Nina Pham did adequately quarantine herself. At least she did not run around, take airplanes, etc. To the best of my understanding, she did interact with family members and with her boyfriend & her puppy, no one else.
Of the othres, I agree that they leave a lot to question in their total violation of all common sense regarding what the word ‘quarantine’ means.
Note the kid graduated in 2011 or thereabouts.
Prolly thought it would never happen to her.
Also, kinda soon to get published, and involved with international agencies like doctors without borders.
Arrgh, didn’t read all the way down to ray76’s post (many thanks ray76 for your research!)
She’s not a recent grad, but still....
Speaking of taking airplanes, have we had a recent update on the condition of the nurse that flew to and from Cleveland? Or is a coverup in progress?
I am with you. They are heroes, but I am not a hero. I cower from the Ebola virus.
...and I forgive Christie for the — was it a bridge debacle? A highway debacle? See, I forgot already. Christie is looking good to me now....but it is only October 2014.
That needs to “go viral”!
People are being SO stupid about this. And ‘Mother Government’ is the dumbest of all.
I hope he gets bit by a walker.
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