Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spent at Home

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that people quarantined in New York who do not show symptoms of the disease would be allowed to remain at home.
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"describing it as “inhumane.”"
I wish this story would go more into detail about how she was treated, because if she was treated "inhumanly" it needs to be reported. I say this because in todays society, any small "inconvenience" is declared "inhumane" by the liberal left.

6 2018-07-22 12:23:15 - Daisuke

Christie is at a fund-raiser in Florida while this so-called public health emergency is going on.

There's no better gauge of how benign this entire healthcare "crisis" is. If this were a real crisis, you'd better believe he wouldn't be jetting off to Florida to hobnob with rich donors while all this was going on. He would be in New Jersey, leading the response.

Pure politics, ginned up by two political animals who care about nothing except themselves and their poll numbers, and who think that by stoking fear and playing daddy for us, they'll come out smelling like roses. Sorry, you two yo-yos, you haven't fooled me.

These two bananas (and I'll throw Schumer in there as well) are a complete disgrace. Let this poor woman out of quarantine, or at least improve her living conditions. I dare to say that if this disease were coming from England rather than Africa, the public response would be considerably more sensitive, rational, and restrained.

12 2018-05-07 23:05:17 - Margarets Dad

And just wait til the heavy flu season begins. How many thousands will be shoved in tents THEN? ITS an utter disgrace the way this is being handled. There's so much good, informative journalism on the topic but one has to wade through the hysterical mass media to even find it.

1 2017-12-25 01:11:01 - nansaki13

As opposed to the president who and the attorney ebola czar who are medical professionals?

0 2017-12-09 16:45:11 - Rick

Nobody is infectious until they are. We don't trust people to walk around with bombs in NYC, we have no reason to trust these people with the same level of destructive power.

For obvious good reason at this point, as one bowling alley owner can confirm.

5 2017-11-16 01:28:41 - John

This is unfortunately the way this administration operates. They take a wait and see attitude until things become a crisis. (i.e.. Syria, ISIS, Ukraine, Iran) Finally, some governors attempt to be proactive to try and protect the people of their state and Obama is trying to get them to back down. Time for some actual leadership in Washington.

9 2017-10-10 12:33:05 - John

She has no symptoms so far. Would you like to be standing next to her on the subway when the symptoms first appear and she sneezes? Can anyone predict when symptoms will first appear?

4 2017-09-14 07:04:48 - Art

I'd offer this suggestion: until the CDC, the highest medical authority we have, as sorry as it has proven to be, figures out the protocol that will stop the healthcare workers from contracting the virus; we, the ordinary citizens, have every right to expect responsible officials to keep those with potential exposure in isolation until they pass the time set to declare them not infected.

1 2017-08-31 21:41:17 - PK i

There must be a way to compensate anyone who has to lose income from work to supplement their needs. The way things are wrapping up most of these people had no real contact with the patient and should not be punished by the paranoia that is being placed upon all of us. You want to be safe don't punish someone for your own paranoia.

4 2017-08-27 12:32:28 - carlson74

Governors Cuomo and Christie should each receive a copy of Green Eggs and Ham even as they staunchly defend their ham-handed, crude, ill advised, unscientifically supported quarantine of Kacie Hickox, and their intentions for exactly the same shameful treatment of all other courageous, heroic medical volunteers returning from the ebola afflicted regions. Christie and Cuomo are the Ted Cruzes of Ebola.

9 2017-08-07 00:52:59 - GR
Here we go again.
The Obama Administration's CDC shows its complete incompetence.
So, of course, nobody trusts them.
States take matters into their own hands.
Obama gets miffed & once again resorts to being a bully.
Bullying works on Cuomo.
11 2017-07-16 06:04:22 - wboehmer

I applaud the governors of all four states for taking a proactive stance on this potentially dangerous virus. No disrespect to the CDC and the Obama administration, but what was the "science" behind Dr. Spencer contracting the disease? Given all the knowledge afforded him, Dr. Spencer came down with Ebola. As for Ms. Hickox screaming about how she tested negative for the disease and was still sequestered... I thought it takes from one to twenty-one days to be declared Ebola-free. There are too many lives at stake here in the U.S. for us to cross our fingers and hope that every good Samaritan returning from Africa will surrender to the authorities the minute they register a fever. With fifteen million people living/rubbing shoulders in the NY metro area, better safe than sorry.

50 2017-07-15 10:37:16 - stevles

Miriam, don't that sum it up. Hollywood is where real Americans get their science knowledge, and they're proud of it.

1 2017-07-13 06:59:32 - DW

Absolutely, and at this rate we will run out of doctors and nurses at the end of 7.5 days. Better call the Veterinarians and let them know to be prepared with their hazmat suits.

2 2017-07-11 22:09:50 - Ken Potus

You pretty well "nailed it" This is not apolitical issue but a medical one. The offending of the political sensitivities of a nurse should not be of prime concern. Once again, it is obvious that the wife of deBlasio (previously Wilhelm) made the decision for him. How about some common sense here. Cuomo seems to have it but what happened here?

0 2017-07-01 17:46:51 - JBQ

" If ebola is so hard to catch, why have so many doctors and nurses caught the disease and died?" Of the American doctors and nurses who have served in the affected areas, exactly how many have caught the virus and died?

0 2017-07-01 10:55:07 - ellienyc

Helping the ebola affected nations is laudable. But a quarantine in the USA makes sense and should be stated so by those returning home. Leaving it up to one-self simply will not work, and that case has been proven!

13 2017-06-25 02:57:41 - CLAY

Do you kno why you re taking about? On what grounds to you assume that Ms Hickox is a health danger?

7 2017-06-23 22:47:57 - Carol Ellkins

People with Ebola will test negative until they are actually symptomatic, per the CDC for what that's worth.

2 2017-06-20 14:28:19 - becke8

I don't think that asking them to limit their exposure to the public is unreasonable, as medical professionals I would have thought it was something they would do on their own, even if they have no visible signs of the illness and not do something as irresponsible as going bowling with a fever/cold like symptoms.
Given how devastating this outbreak has been and how much fear it has generated they should contribute to not spreading panic stateside and deal with the quarantine situation with some degree of tolerance because I am almost certain their neighbors and coworkers will thank them in the end.

25 2017-06-11 21:30:14 - CPR

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