DALLAS – Seems like as one Ebola crisis clears, another one begins. This time it’s a quarantine kerfuffle with Kaci Hickoz, a nurse who recently returned to the United States from West Africa after treating Ebola patients for a month.
She’s threatening to sue over the quarantine policies in Maine, where she’s home, but still in quarantine.
Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola, says she does not pose a threat because she’s not feeling any symptoms. So she’s really not feeling the quarantine. So much so, that she doesn’t plan on complying with the 21-day rule. You remember how outspoken she was when New Jersey kept her in quarantine.
"This is an extreme that is really unacceptable,” Hickox said.
She now plans to go after Maine. And it sounds like she has the President’s support.
"If we're discouraging our health care workers who are prepared to make these sacrifices ... then we're not doing our job in terms of looking after our own public health and safety," President Obama said.
Another struggle being brought on by Ebola comes from Louise Troh, the fiancée of Eric Duncan. Troh is having trouble finding a new home after the largely publicized events that may have apartment managers in a tizzy, in fear of taking her in as a resident.
"Let's find a way to figure out how to say yes, and not just figure out ways to say no,” Pastor George Mason, of Wilshire Baptist Church, said.
Meantime Amber Vinson, who is now Ebola free and back in Big-D, is calling Presby home for now – which is where her fiancée and mom remain under isolation.