Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has left her home again.

Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday. She and her boyfriend left their home for a bike ride.

Police were following her and monitoring her but couldn’t’ detain her without a court order signed by a judge. Hickox contends there’s no need for quarantine because she’s showing no symptoms.

State officials were going to court in an effort to detain Hickox for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10.

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  • revman

    I been to Fort Kent and she is a very stupid nurse once the locals get upset at her all 60 (4.000 really) of them she won’t be able to go anywhere, buy anything eventually she’ll be in her OWN form quarantine FOREVER.

  • John Public

    This woman and others like her have an affliction only found in a certain type of white people. It has been called “leapfrogging loyalties”*, among other names. It is a pathology and is found in no other group. It is abnormal. It is perhaps a form of status-signaling to others like them, like the Lutherans importing Somalis into Minnesota, or celebrities adopting black babies, to show their “anti-racist” bona fides. Remember, anti-racism is code for anti-white.


It’s time to reject the terms “do-gooder” or “well-meaning”. This is not altruism. These people are not heroes or unselfish. They do this to show how much they love the Other and despise white people, or to be more specific, “those other white people”. Those other white people, the majority, clearly want anyone who has treated ebola patients to err on the side of caution. This judge’s decision is illegitimate. The people of Maine now have no choice but to get organized and take it upon themselves to apply appropriate pressure on judges, lawyers, ebola doctors, and anyone else who threatens their health and their very existence.

    Note also that this has been yet another exercise in rubbing white people’s faces in the fact of their own powerlessness. It’s a common enough ritual humiliation, if you open your eyes and allow yourself to notice things.