Not long ago, Kaci Hickox was fighting Ebola in West Africa, doing what she could to treat those with the deadly disease. Now, she's in the middle of a different fight -- in the middle of Maine.
A Maine official said late Wednesday afternoon that the state is in the process of filing a court order to require Hickox to abide by a 21-day quarantine. This measure is meant to prevent her from spreading Ebola, given her hands-on role with the deadly virus.
In a written statement, Gov. Paul LePage said Hickox "has been unwilling to follow the protocols set forth by the Maine CDC and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control for medical workers who have been in contact with Ebola patients." The statement didn't say which protocols she was resisting but added LePage is seeking legal authority to enforce a quarantine.
Seriously? Just stay in your house for 21 days to make sure you don't get anyone sick... And as someone in her position, she should realize that she may pose a health risk to others.
"Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harms we do, we do to ourselves."-Mitch Albom
It sucks they do stuff for a good cause, and have to come back to face all this.
Tbh, they knew what they were getting into. They should realize the hype and scare the general public has about ebola right now. Either stay in Africa, accept the quarntine, or don't help them. I know it's harsh but...