We have a situation today where Hichox yelled and screamed and threatened legal
action over the New Jersey
treatment, which was somewhat justified based on the way they handled it more than the requirement of quarantine. So then she goes to Maine
and initially agrees to self quarantine, now only to break that and basically say she's not a risk and she'll do what she wants. Ms. Vinson might serve as an example to Ms. Hichox that she could well be a risk.
I honestly believe Ms. Hichox is hurting her cause and doing more to lead to possible quarantine requirements than she is making a point and helping health care
I do find it hard to understand at this point. I know this. If somehow tomorrow I found myself helping someone I thought had the flu and it turned out to be Ebola, then I would absolutely 100% quarantine myself for 21 days. Even if the odds were 100 to 1 or 500 to 1 against me having Ebola, I would rather sacrifice 21 days than risk giving it to others. Give me a television and computer and a phone
and somehow get me food
and I'll be able to communicate with the outside world and will be just fine. I'd avoid exposing others if I had many highly contagious diseases and certainly one this serious.
And saying I would do this isn't all benevolent. Part of the self imposed quarantine is very much self interest. I would find it extremely difficult to live with passing it on to someone else, especially if they died or were permanently harmed. The guilt I would feel would be devastating.