"The SF Gate reports that Kaci Hickox, Maine's defiant nurse, will continue her crusade against quarantines for individuals arriving to the US from West African countries affected by Ebola. The 21 day quarantine, that has been adopted by some states, have discouraged medical professionals from traveling to West Africa. The President stated that we need more healthcare workers involved on the "front lines".
SF Gate further delineates the events surrounding Nurse Hickox West African ordeal.
"On the morning she left Sierra Leone, the weary nurse learned that the girl she'd treated hours earlier had died. She was debriefed by Doctors Without Borders in Brussels before flying to the U.S.
It was after three hours of questioning at the Newark Liberty International Airport that she resolved that she'd have to make a stand on behalf of all returning health care workers.
"I said I'm going to have to do something about this because I can't possibly let my colleagues go through this. This is completely unacceptable," she said.
Hickox was sequestered in a medical tent for days because New Jersey announced new Ebola regulations the day she arrived.
She eventually was allowed to travel to Maine, where the state sought to impose a "voluntary quarantine" before trying and failing to create a buffer between her and others. A state judge rejected attempts to restrict her movements, saying she posed no threat as long as she wasn't demonstrating any symptoms of Ebola."
Kaci states that for the most part people have been supportive of her stance, however she has received "hate mail"
Nurse Kaci in quarantine