BREAKING: Horrible News About Roommate of Ebola Nurse Who Refused Quarantine
Even as a judge in Maine released nurse Kaci Hickox on Friday from the quarantine restrictions imposed on her by the governor, news came that her roommate in Sierra Leone had been treated for the Ebola virus.
The nation has been struggling to come to grips with the best response to the threat of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, and contradictory statements from President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not helped.
Officials have said that travels restrictions would impinge upon the ability of healthcare workers to battle the virus, but then imposed travel restrictions.
They have said that the disease cannot be transmitted by air, but then released a poster saying that it could be — and then pulled the poster off of the CDC website after being called on the contradiction.
Now it has happened again.
Fox News reported that a CDC official filed an affidavit with the court that said: “The Respondent’s roommate in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected with Ebola,” according to the Daily Mail.
But Hickox, who apparently works for the CDC although she has attempted to hide her employment history from the media, said at a press conference Friday outside her Fort Kent, Maine, home that “the information that her roommate had Ebola was inaccurate.”
Hickox did not elaborate, but it would appear that CDC employees have once again contradicted themselves with regard to the Ebola crisis.
Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ordered Hickox to “continue daily monitoring and cooperate with health officials if she chooses to travel,” but said that “people are acting out of fear and that this fear is not entirely rational.”
We don’t necessarily disagree with that statement, but we find it difficult to expect people to act rationally when the government is either blatantly dishonest or blatantly incompetent in its response to the threat of the deadly Ebola virus, or both.
Knowing the record of the federal government under this president, we’re going with both.
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