A Maine nurse back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa followed through on her vow to defy the state’s “voluntary” quarantine on Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.
Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home Thursday morning and rode away on mountain bikes, followed by state police cruiser.
There was no immediate comment from state health officials, who were going to court in an effort to detain Hickox for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police were monitoring her movements but couldn’t detain her without a court order signed by a judge.
Yes, I know all about constitutional rights and fully defend them. But damn the fool we’re talking about a contagious disease with a 50% kill rate here. It’s simply not sensible. So why’s she doing it?
And related question: would Typhoid Mary these days be able to claim discrimination if people refused to hire her as a cook?