October 27, 2014 by Chris Kite
So after assuring us that it was the right thing to do and that it had nothing to do with politics, the quarantined nurse in New Jersey has been release well ahead of her scheduled 21 day quarantine. Governor Christie faced significant pressure that what he was doing was not necessary, not helpful, a violation of this person’s rights, and in fact, very unhelpful. He relented.
I’ve not heard whether the requirement has gone away, or if this is a one time exception. I’ve also not heard when Democratically led New York and Illinois have changed their rules.
But it is clear evidence of a knee jerk reaction that was for political/popular reasons. It was declared unnecessary by scientists and doctors. The fact that it was so quickly ended once the firestorm started looks like a pretty good indication to me of the political nature of this new rule.
Please! Let’s leave medicine and science to those that have spent years studying medicine and science!