This issue has gotten very emotionally loaded by now..
But Obama really should back off of this..
He has done a couple of good things in his presidency but so gravely mismanaged a lot of things.. blaming others afterwards and "seething" with anger and so on..
There is no reason to have any trust in his competence on this issue either.
The treatment of the nurse in NJ is of course horrendous… she should be given a luxury facility as a thank for her service for Africa and global health, but that is a seperate issue from how to protect the US from a deadly and potentially unpredictable plague.
And this is not every day stuff… and we’re also only talking about 30 – thirty – US health care workers in Africa at the moment..
Cuomo’s "erring on the side of caution" seems like a reasonable position for now..
Also as statements like "only direct contact with bodily fluids" are supplemented with "and perhaps contaminated objects we’re not sure"…
And.. these kind of issues should not be dictated and decided by medical experts. Informed yes, but decided no. No way.
The Obama administration has expressed deep concerns to the governors of New York and New Jersey and is consulting with them to modify their orders to quarantine medical volunteers returning from West Africa as President Obama seeks to quickly develop a new, nationwide policy for the workers, according to two senior administration officials.
One administration official said the federal government has been pressing the governors to back off their decisions, which quarantine all medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients. But another official said the administration has not specifically asked the governors to reverse their policies.