There is starting to be a backlash against the nurse who took a flight to Cleveland and now a lab tech who went on a cruise. People are starting to turn on them, exclaiming, "how could they travel knowing they took care of the patient!" They are so SELFISH, so STUPID. Lacking in COMMON SENSE.
It is obvious that the CDC did not tell these people they couldn't travel. They were not concerned enough about them to monitor them themselves. They said they could "self monitor". Even though these people had direct contact with the patient. So they must have figured, I'm OK I can take my temp anywhere I go. So they went. Now they are being vilified. Just like the first nurse was portrayed as essentially "messing up" the isolation procedures until more information came out.
First of all, NO healthcare worker is SELFISH especially when they are willing to take care of an ebola patient at all. They are LITERALLY taking their lives in their hands for the sake of caring for someone else. If you aren't a nurse would you volunteer to clean up the poop and vomit of an ebola patient?
Secondly they are not STUPID. You can't be stupid and be a nurse. They were following what they were told by "experts". Their COMMON SENSE told them they should listen to the "experts".
This kind of thing pisses me off royally. That people have the nerve to say these kind of things about these nurses or other health care workers. Nurses who risked their lives for the patient and are now very ill with ebola. I would suggest that public start thinking about how they are talking about nurses or healthcare workers in this situation. WE are the ones who take care of you when you get ebola. When we are blamed, we may just say FUCK YOU. You take care of them. You are biting the hand that feeds you.