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To Quarantine Or Not To Quarantine?
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You are assuming self reporting to be accurate and true, which is the case in most health professionals but not all and it takes only one careless health professional. I know this to be true as I was exposed to a blood bourn disease at a hospital while a patient of that hospital and will spend a shortened lifespan from that exposure after the six months of recovery from that outbreak. I feel for those who will suffer from a future exposure just like the science says won't happen, until it does...
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I'm for it. It's three weeks with pay, as it stands. As for that Maine doctor... She can suck it up and enjoy what little fame she's gotten. I've seen some footage of her, and watched how she talks. She's smugly soaking up the attention, and I hardly think that she's even trying to hide it. I don't pity her.
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She should be boarded up in her own home and burned alive. It's the only way to be sure.

Perhaps the next nurse will consider it acceptable to suffer relative boredom for 21 days.
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Kavalion wrote:

She should be boarded up in her own home and burned alive. It's the only way to be sure.

Perhaps the next nurse will consider it acceptable to suffer relative boredom for 21 days.


I am sure they said the same thing about Rosie Parks.

If you are not a threat, if you are not contagious, you should not be treated as if you are.

We need to get over fear and the idea that we should and can use fear and intimidation on others to force our fears on them when there is no rational scientific basis for those fears.
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Did you know that you're nine times more likely to have divorced Mickey Rooney, than to catch ebola in North America?
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No rational scientific reason, unless someone screws up and/or lies. Too trusting you are, believing in people but not the government. Both screw up and lie, because a government is composed of people.
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It is possible that the quarantine period, while medically unnecessary, based on virtually no science beyond the established duration of ebola's incubation period, and ultimately detrimental to recruitment of personnel to go and address the matter in northwestern Africa (which is the only way to bring this issue to its final conclusion), may well be the only way to calm the public down that the governors in question can think of. I personally suspect political gain lies at the root of their decision making, not incompetence. But that's my opinion at this point, not an established fact. Incompetence remains a candidate.

"A stitch in time saves nine", people like Christie and Cuomo will continue to say. And while they're indisputably wrong about that, while they are ultimately doing more harm than good, they'll still come out of the whole thing smelling like roses because they were all seen tilting at windmills the public had become convinced were actually dragons. If this is what it takes to calm people down so be it. It is vitally important that people be calm and rational throughout this ordeal. But the fact that this has become the primary method for calming people down is troubling to say the least. It casts a dark shadow on future public health efforts.
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