Ebola nurse, Kaci Hickox who was forced to remain in isolation in New Jersey said that she refuses to remain in home quarantine for 21 days. The Ebola nurse said that she does not plan to follow the guidelines because she is not a health risk to the American people.
She said: “I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I am not going to sit around and be bullied by politicians and forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public.”
The 33-year-old nurse works for Doctors Without Borders and was the first person to be pulled aside when she arrived at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, returning from Sierra Leone where she helped treat the Ebola patients in the part of the world.
The Ebola nurse publicly complained that she was treated inhumanely by the health officials and she was allowed to travel from New Jersey to her Maine home by private car.
The Ebola nurse has shown no symptoms of the deadly virus and said that the newly imposed quarantine policy of 21 days is “not scientifically nor constitutionally just.”
The health officials from Maine said that they expect nurse Hickox to comply with the 21-day quarantine. Hickox stated today that she will file a legal complaint against the state of Maine if the health officials force her into isolation. She said that she wants the restrictions placed on her by the state of Maine to be lifted by Thursday or else she will go to court and fight for her right to freedom and she won’t give up until she wins.
One of Hickox’s attorneys said that the Ebola nurse has agreed to stay indoors for only two days. Her lawyer is Steven Hyman from the McLaughlin & Stern law firm in New York. Hyman stated that:
“She doesn’t want to agree to continue to be confined to a residence beyond the two days.”
The health officials of Maine did not respond to the fact the Ebola nurse refuses the 21-day quarantine. They said that if anyone doesn’t agree to the isolation they will seek a court order for the ones that endanger the rest of the population with the Ebola virus.
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