I guess this is the new song to play for a while. It seems as though many politicians and media types are content with pushing the freak out meme in regards to Ebola.
First, Gov. Cuomo-NY and Gov. Christie-NJ decided they were going to quarantine people for 21 days whether they were symptomatic or not. I have issues with that, of course, because it makes me think that we haven’t learned from our past instances where we’ve jumped the gun and did things we later regretted.
What we need right now is calm leadership. We don’t need anyone stoking fears or ginning up anger. Contrary to opinion, there are people who know about Ebola, including how it’s transmitted and how to treat it. Here in Georgia, we’re not getting that calm leadership. Apparently, we’re going to join in with putting people in quarantine crowd with the reasoning best summed up as “just because they might have a virus that can’t be detected until they get sick so we’re going to keep them locked away until they get sick or they don’t.”
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia health officials could quarantine “high-risk” travelers from areas ravaged by Ebola even if they show no symptoms of the deadly virus.