Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quarantine

I'm no expert by any means, but it seems to me that this Ebola thing is killing people, and the idea that we should monitor people for a period of time after exposure might be a good idea.   Fox News is reporting that SecDef Chuck Hagel is imposing a 21 day quarantine on troops returning from the danger zone, and that seems prudent in my estimation.

Unlike that nurse in Maine, who refuses to be inconvenienced by any form of quarantine.  Or that doctor in New York, who gallivanted all over the city, potentially exposing hundreds of people after his return from the danger zone.  He's in serious but stable condition, by the way.  I'm sure that the people he exposed are worried about his condition.

Of course, our President and our media elites know better, so they're poo-poo-ing the idea that a quarantine might be a good idea.  Our President isn't a medical expert, and the guy he put in charge of the Ebola response isn't a medical expert either, but a political hack.

Ebola is not a political question, but the lack of a unified response is a political question.  Our country is in the very best of hands.

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Pathetic...again, still... sigh

Anonymous said...

Yes it's a good but is it lawful to force quarantine? If not lawful should it be?

Peripatetic Engineer said...

The arrogance of the progressive left........The best way not to get ebola is not to be exposed to it. Sure, the chance of you getting it may be small, but if you do, there is a 70% chance you will die. You like those odds?