A nurse who returned from Sierra Leone potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus—when she got off the plane back in America, she was quarantined for safety.
Now, the nurse has come forward saying that her “human rights” have been violated because she’s still quarantined even though she’s tested negative twice for the virus.
Well, here’s the way I see it:
First, no one to my knowledge held a damn gun to the woman’s head making her go to a third world Ebola infected country. She wanted to help and that’s admirable, but with her decision to go comes the responsibility of being held accountable.
She has tested negative twice, but doctor’s are saying it can take a while, up to 21 days, for the virus to take over.
She maintains that she’s fine and in good health. So, she thinks the government should let her walk out of the hospital and take her happy ass home. Wrong.
She needs to stay where she is until it’s damn clear she doesn’t pose a contamination risk to the rest of the world. Period.
She’s pissed because she’s inconvenienced by being hospitalized and not free to go about her daily life. Well, hot damn. She knew she was taking a chance when she went to Sierra Leone, in the first place.
She takes Chris Christi to task for some public statements he’s made about her hospitalization but let’s be clear: just because she get’s airtime on CNN to bitch and moan about Christi doesn’t mean she has the same credibility or the same responsibility as the governor.
It’s obvious what would happen if they let her out and she then became infected and possibly contaminated others. Who’s fault would that be? Hmm?
Meanwhile, Christi has the felt responsibility to keep the citizens in his state as safe as feasibly possible.
The bottom line is that the woman is inconvenienced. She’s in a hospital; she not being water boarded at GITMO—she’s being care for in a medical facility.
Meanwhile, she is being paid for everyday she’s in that facility and the public’s safety is less compromised by having her there and not out and about in her community.
So, my comment to Kaci Hickox is shut the fuck up. If I was in charge and if I thought you might be contaminated with a potential pandemic causing agent, your ass would still be sitting in Sierra Leone. So, consider yourself lucky.