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Pepper --- 8 years ago -

Several states have implemented a 21 day quarantine requirement for healthcare workers returning from the Ebola affected areas of Africa to ensure that they are free of the Ebola virus.

The Obama Administration is pushing back saying that such a requirement would discourage healthcare workers from volunteering to help because it would be an undue burden on them when they return to the states.

I admire their dedication for trying to help those countries battling this disease, however, I just don't see how this would be an "undue burden" to them ... 21 days isn't that long.

Maybe someone can enlighten me ...

Edited to add; I originally forgot to include the word Ebola in the subject line and have since edited it, but apparently it takes awhile to update it ... sorry. 

AuthorMan (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

The Obama Administration is pushing back saying that such a requirement would discourage healthcare workers from volunteering to help because it would be an undue burden on them when they return to the states.

I would like to discourage them from infecting the rest of the population.

Guess my thumb is up.

If Obola doesn't like that, I'll raise another digit just for him. 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

OK, I understand the nurse's concern on how she, and others who will be returning from Africa are being treated. I get the need for isolation, but she has been put in a tent with no comforts. They don't treat illegals like that, they get resort hotels.

This lady is in a tent, no running water, no food, no heat or A/C. It is inhumane treatment that is unnecessary, she does not have symptoms. They said she had fever, but the fever was related to her anger at being treated as less than human, no elevated temp since and no other symptoms. They should have let her self quarantine and monitor her compliance. If she didn't stay quarantined, then, and only then should they force her into an isolation area. Should that happen, she should be given comforts just as they give the illegals.

This woman, and all the medical volunteers, are doing America a service trying to help the Ebola stay over there and to help the suffering people with Ebola. 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

Oma, I didn't know that she was being quarantined in those conditions and I agree, that's over the top and simply wrong.

However, provided other returning healthcare workers receive better living conditions on their return, should they be subjected to being quarantined for the 21 days after returning from the affected areas? 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

The quarantine time does not appear to be the problem, it is the conditions. This nurse stated she was going to self monitor, self quarantine...it was her plan. She never got the opportunity to screw up.

I feel the government is over reacting. Yes, everyone needs to be cautious, but we are getting many more diseases from across the border, deadly to children and weakened immune systems. Ebola is not that contagious to the general public until the symptoms appear.

The nurse that flew to Cleveland, yes, she was potentially spreading Ebola...but absolutely no one has come down with symptoms in spite of all the panic. She was stupid to travel.

As long as you keep you hands washed and don't exchange body fluids with an infected or exposed person, I think we are safe. I use that same policy when on a cruise ship...frequent hand sanitizing and avoiding sick looking people. Never cause Norovirus or Alaskan flu or any other bugs on a cruise ship, which is a floating germ incubator. Same applies here. 

FANCY PANTS --- 8 years ago -

provided other returning healthcare workers receive better living conditions on their return, should they be subjected to being quarantined for the 21 days after returning from the affected areas??

Yes, They should be quarantined for the 21 days. It just makes since to protect our own people. But, the quarantined should have adequate housing. 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Exactly, even if it's in their own home with guards. Look at how wonderfully the family of guy that brought it here to America...their exclusion/isolation was in a hidden ranch where they could roam without media attention. They didn't even give her a chance to show symptoms, they confined her to the tent. 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

It sounds like they really mishandled the situation with that nurse in New Jersey and hopefully, going forward, it's a lesson learned.

However, myself, I don't think asking (expecting) someone to quarantine themselve(s) for 21 days is asking too much.

So I'll give myself a "thumbs up" ... 

rightwingmom --- 8 years ago -

This is a tough one for me because of my stance on limited government. That said...these fools are NOT self-quarantining!!! I know Ebola is NOT as infectious as other diseases, but due to the media attention and possibility of panicking the public, what's 21 days??? We've now had several medical professionals blatantly ignore the suggestion to isolate themselves.

I guess my thumb is RELUCTANTLY up.
Of course I'd be more on board IF this administration did something about the out-of-control diseases flooding across our open southern border! Who knows what HIGHLY contagious illnesses are coming in to our country. :/

I'm taking the nurse's "inhumane" accusations with a grain of salt. Seems she has a history of leftist advocacy AND a paid employee of the CDC. With Gov. Christie (R) in charge and calling for this quarantine, it wouldn't surprise me if there's more to this story. (i.e. leftist agenda to blame conservatives)

Quarantined Nurse Kaci Hickox Is A Rabid Leftist And CDC Employee 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

I believe I read that she's only been back in the states since last Friday, so I hope at some point over the next couple of weeks she doesn't test positive.

I can't imagine the backlash that would cause. 

AngieKaye --- 8 years ago -

I feel self quarantine until threat over. Also I heard that the cdc is now trying to create
a special blood prick test that can tell immediately if they have the virus.

This woman raising hell about being kept in isolation is just nuts! She's a health care worker, she should know the dangers. Look at that DR that went all over NY without caring a damn about anyone elses lives.

Now that 5 year old that possibly has this virus along with his parent. Its nuts who brings a child into a country that has such a dangerous deadly virus? People just dont give a damn about anyone else. They can't think beyond their noses and only think of themselves! SELFISH!!!!

Keep them at home, demand they dont leave the house for 21 days. Now our Army is going to quarantine all persons coming back which I think is the right thing to do. Most countries will either NOT allow people to come in or they put them in a confined place until proven they dont have the disease. 

rightwingmom --- 8 years ago -

Now O wants to bring Ebola infected, non-US residents FROM W. Africa for treatment here!


From The Kelly File:
Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment 

Pepper --- 8 years ago -

^^^ He's looking out for "his" homeland ^^^

Incidentally, who the hell is in charge of this mess?

The White House says one thing, the CDC says another thing and the states are saying another thing.

Where is this so-called Ebola Czar in all of this? 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

The Ebola Czar is there to collect a government paycheck. And, there is no one in charge - as usual for this administration. 

rightwingmom --- 8 years ago -

Maine health officials said Tuesday that they are prepared to go to court to force nurse Kaci Hickox to comply with the state's "voluntary" 21-day quarantine period for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients, as the nurse vows to defy the state.

Hickox, on Wednesday, told NBC's "Today" that she doesn't "plan on sticking to the guidelines" and is "appalled" by the home quarantine policies "forced" on her.

"I truly believe this policy is not scientifically nor constitutionally just, and so I'm not going to sit around and be bullied around by politicians and be forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public," she said, saying she's in "perfectly good health."

more at this link...

Maine officials threaten to order returning Ebola nurse to follow quarantine protocol

The problem is NO ONE is in charge of this mess. Now O wants to bring infected W. Africans here to treat as well as not enforcing simple (and selfless) self-quarantine measures to protect the public. It's like "they" WANT something to happen. Why else would you appoint an non-medical, political hack in the position of Ebola czar? This crisis is not taking hold fast enough...for THEM! 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

This woman said on the nation news interview today that she WILL NOT self quarantine.

Now she is being a total biotch. 

AuthorMan (Mod) --- 8 years ago -


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