Updates at the end of the article
Kaci Hickox is the nurse placed under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey because she has been working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. She is irate over being quarantined and she views it as an “extreme” reaction.
She apparently found the entire process at the airport disorganized, which is no surprise since the government has passed off their responsibilities to the airline industry, something they are ill-equipped to handle.
Hickox saved her worst criticism, which she shared with CNN Sunday, for the politicians, particularly Gov. Christie, who mandated she be quarantined. She said it was a “knee-jerk reaction by politicians” and not well-planned out. “And to quarantine someone without a better plan in place, without more forethought, is just preposterous.”
It would seem that a quarantine is a good move until there is a better plan in place, but that’s just me.
Hickox has tested negative twice and does not have symptoms but that is not the point.
“This is an extreme that is really unacceptable and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated,” Hickox told Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.”
She said that putting her “through the emotional and physical stress is completely unacceptable.”
One has to assume that having gotten through nursing school, she is intelligent. Having gone to Africa to help people sickened with Ebola, she must have generosity of spirit. She deserves a lot of credit for that. However, could someone explain to me how she thinks it is okay to fly around and mingle with others freely without being quarantined for 21 days.
How is it that she thinks her selflessness in going to Africa immunizes her from being selfish in America?
Is a lawsuit forthcoming? She is anxious to see her lawyer.
Ms. Hickox believes that because she is asymptomatic, she does not need to be quarantined. She also believes the quarantine is being carried out badly, which wouldn’t be surprising.
Her experiences in Africa were traumatic and have upset her. Certainly that is understandable.
She claimed she is being held in poor conditions in New Jersey but it’s hard to believe the conditions are worse than in Africa. Ms. Hickox took the following picture.
She has a TV, a newspaper on the floor, her iPhone and she is safely indoors. It’s not the best but it’s not the worst. It’s also not as austere as she claimed.
She is upset that medical workers are being quarantined. It is, however, medical workers who are under the greatest risk – that’s not in question.
Mr. Obama is probably going to quarantine military on their return. It’s a similar philosophy.
When Mr. Duncan lied on his paperwork prior to flying to the United States, I thought he might be the exception and his poor choice could have been the result of his living in tragic environmental circumstances in Liberia. Then we had others come through without self-quarantining. One was a doctor who said he did self-quarantine except for the subway rides and trips to the stores. As it turned out, he had Ebola.
Now we have a nurse who is up in arms at being quarantined and who thinks it is “extreme” to do so simply because she was exposed to Ebola. Ebola is extremely dangerous and, as our administration has said, it is a national security threat.
It has now become apparent that the honor system could never work.
Has our society’s moral relativism bred a nation of detached citizens who pick and choose the values they will follow?
Watch [Some might say she sounds like a spoiled brat]:
This story was updated after publication to include the photo and related comments of the quarantine tent where Ms. Hickox is living.
Update: The New York Times reports that the White House is pressuring the Governors to relax the quarantine. Cuomo will allow home quarantine as a result and will use taxpayer dollars to compensate for lost income.
Update: Update: Both Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie were forced to back down. First Cuomo said he’d allow home quarantines. Then the CDC cleared the selfish Ebola nurse who claimed she has the right to roam freely though she was exposed to Ebola and is within the minimum 21-day incubation period.
The Ebola nurse threatened a federal lawsuit if she wasn’t cleared to go home.
Meanwhile the CDC obviously doesn’t know what they are doing. They are releasing new guidelines on Ebola.
Update:Update:Update: Kaci Hickox is a registered democrat and Obama supporter who works for the CDC.
“The nurse currently quarantined in New Jersey is an employee for the Centers for Disease Control and a registered Democrat with a history of left-wing advocacy,” reports GotNews.com.
Kaci Hickox’s LinkedIn account has been scrubbed clean but Fire Andrea Mitchell was able to save a screenshot.
Didn’t you think it odd that she flew into New Jersey which has a quarantine and a Republican Governor who disobeyed our King?