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DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
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Alison_Diana
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10/27/2014 | 10:04:40 AM
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Yes, the federal government is trying to get the states to ease up on these restrictive measures. And I heard civil liberties' groups are also about to get involved, especially after the NJ nurse criticized the "inhumane" measures in place and her anger at her treatment. Can you imagine being, basically, imprisoned for almost a month? Apparently she felt warm to the touch but, when her temp was taken with a thermometer, she had a normal temperature. In many ways we are treating these health workers like older times treated people accused of witchcraft... a lot of noise and no science.
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10/27/2014 | 10:02:04 AM
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States like New Jersey, New York, and Florida have implemented their own quarantine initiatives that allow them to take health workers who traveled to infected regions and place them in quarantine for up to 21 days. Other states use voluntary self-monitoring but, critics charge, these handful of states are responding to FUD by ordering health workers into mandated quarantine.
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10/27/2014 | 8:48:24 AM
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@Gary_EL I agree with you, but I get the feeling the White House doesn't share that view. I heard another report this morning about it brining pressure on the governors of NY & NJ to ease up on the restrictions it had set in place.
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10/26/2014 | 5:36:47 PM
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@nomii I agree. I can't provide the link, though there is supposed to a NY Times article on the Federal government trying to get NY & NJ to step back from its safety measures.
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10/26/2014 | 11:43:56 AM
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@Alison I heard a local radio news station mention something about NY & NJ policies being put in place in the attempt to prevent the spread of Ebola. Do you know if each state is free to implement whatever policies it prefer with regard to quarantine, etc., or will they have to conform to federal standards?


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