Sunday, October 26, 2014
nurses: take a look at your future if you care for patients with ebola
Kaci Hickok, the nurse who is now quarantined in a tent outside a New Jersey hospital has hired a civil rights lawyer. Here's the thing: She is going to get herself out of the quarantine.
You can't single out a group of individuals who decided to go to Africa to help with ebola, but let the ones caring for ebola patients here just go home every night. If you are going to put Kaci in a tent, then you have to put them all in tents. How long do you think those nurses will continue to care for ebola patients if they are told they are spending the next 3 weeks in a tent? Not very long.
What if they are single parents? Who is going to take care of their children? Who is going to pay them when they are in quarantine? Obviously this has not been thought through.
I got an idea...anybody who had anything to do with or will have anything to do with any ebola patient should be put in a mandatory quarantine. If you were on the same bus, quaratine, live in the apartment building quarantine. You walked on the same street? Quarantine. I don't know if you picked something up along the way.
Lets have thousands in quarantine now. It makes sense. It makes about as much sense as grabbing Kaci at the airport and putting her in a tent with a portapotty.
**this is the actually tent she is staying in.
Posted by girlvet at 4:27 PM