GOOD GRIEF… LET’S APPLY SOME COMMON SENSE: The Ebola quarantine debate

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Amazing. The White House continues to argue against the establishment of quarantines for health-care workers returning from Ebola-stricken areas in Africa.

Up to now, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Florida are wisely imposing 21-day quarantines. But White House officials claim that this could have “unintended consequences”– such as health-care workers not wanting to volunteer to travel to West African countries, for fear of being quarantined upon their return to the United States.

Common sense and sound judgement dictate that if a volunteer health-care worker does not want to be quarantined  upon returning from an Ebola-stricken area, then it is best that he or she kindly apply his/her medical skills in another area of critical care.

Finally there is no question that Ebola is an extremely dangerous and deadly disease. It is also a fact that these health-care workers are extraordinarily courageous and compassionate. Isn’t it fair to expect that they would also show the same compassion towards the general public, by undergoing a 21-day quarantine, upon completion of their Ebola critical care service in West Africa?

Someone has to say the truth… (please share it).

Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.


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