A Medical Worker has been released from observation prior to the recognized Ebola incubation period after returning from West Africa.
The incubation period (as far as we can tell) for Ebola is currently at 21 days.
Ms. Hickcox has been released from the quarantine and ask politely to quarantine herself voluntarily at Home in Maine.
The White House believes this is the correct way to proceed.
The CDC, read White House, believes this is the correct way to proceed.
While Ms. Hickcox has said openly that she may, or may not, have Ebola… her treatment is uncalled for.
Clearly Nurse Hickcox believes the idea of quarantine for a disease that does not present for 21 days is inhumane… as she has stated.
And, She along with her lawyers promise to sue.
I would be lying if I said I was surprised…
However, isn’t her admission that she ‘may or may not’ have the disease exactly the reason for the quarantine?
I will ask all of you…
Is the inconvenience of an extra 14 days too much to ask if it saves the life of a single child?
Is the expectation that we treat rapidly fatal diseases for which we have no cure with extreme caution unreasonable if it could save the lives of our children?
Wouldn’t you expect Medical Personnel to ‘Do No Harm’ and err on the side of such caution?
Wouldn’t you expect the White House to agree with such wisdom until we can get a better handle on a rapidly fatal disease… if not for us, for the children?
We have all heard this appeal for decades. It has been used ad nauseam.
And yet, where are the hand wringing, bleeding heart, Liberal Leftists with their concern?
Are they too occupied with the latest, fresh from Latin America, killer of children called the Enterovirus D68? Nope… not there either.
Is the Press voicing their concerns for the children? Nope.
How about our President and his party who care about everything more than we do? Nope.
So I guess “Equal Opportunity” now only applies to Deadly Communicable Diseases.
If not in America, then Where can a Killer Microbe get a Fair Shake?