This nurse is being put through a great deal of hassle that is surely difficult, but it is a sensible measure in light of the spread of a very deadly disease.
Hickox arrived in Newark Liberty Airport on Friday afternoon and after a seven-hour wait at the hospital. She was put in an isolation tent inside University Hospital in Newark. She’s twice tested negative for Ebola, including a test at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Hickox says she has asked repeatedly but hasn’t been told how long she’ll be held at the hospital.
“To put me in prison,” she said, “is just inhumane.”
On Fox News Sunday morning, Christie said he had “no second thoughts” about New Jersey’s mandatory quarantine for health care workers.
“I believe that folks who want to take that step and are willing to volunteer also understand that it’s in their interest and the public health interest to have a 21-day period thereafter if they’ve been directly exposed to people with the virus,” he said.
She is likely not infected, but given the penchant of people who have been exposed to Ebola to wander around potentially infecting people, a forced quarantine is necessary to stop this disease from infecting any more people.