If you read the beginning of this story when she arrived at the airport they were pretty rude. Then forced her into Tented isolation for a day or two. I know she just came back from Obamaloville, but she had no signs what so ever.
OK so I could see her being a bit cranky about that. But seems to me she is now flaunting some supposed “self quarantine” deal she had made. Sure she’s not symptomatic. No one is….until they start spewing forth noxious crap from satan himself. So do you think she should just resume her life, or maybe kick back and catch up on Netflix? I hate the idea of the Gov starting to order mandatory isolation’s. Let me know what you think. Thanks,
‘I don’t want her within three feet of anyone': Governor threatens to arrest Ebola nurse after she defied quarantine to go for a bike ride and order pizza
- Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur left their home on Thursday morning with their bikes for an hour-long ride
- The 33-year-old said: ‘There is nothing to stop me from going for a bike ride in my home town’
- Governor Paul LePage said: ‘I don’t want her within three feet of anyone’
- Demanded that she take a blood test and threatened to arrest her
- She spoke to the press outside the home in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday night, saying she will continue to fight the Ebola quarantine
- Hickox shook the hand of MailOnline’s reporter at the scene and said: ‘You could hug me. You could shake my hand. I would not give you Ebola’
The Governor of Maine has threatened to arrest Nurse Kaci Hickox after she broke the state’s mandatory Ebola quarantine by saying: ‘I don’t want her within three feet of anyone.’
The 33-year-old, who tested negative for the deadly disease earlier this week, defied the guidelines by going on a bike ride with partner Ted Wilbur.
Later in the day, the pair also had a pepperoni and mushroom pizza delivered to their home in Fort Kent, Maine, before settling down to watch The Avengers film.
Her actions enraged Governor Paul LePage with lawyers from the state going to court to demand the nurse give a blood test.
‘This could be resolved today. She has been exposed and she’s not cooperative, so force her to take a test. It’s so simple’ he told ABC.
He also condemned the nurse for worrying her community by venturing out, breaking the 21-day quarantine period and announced he would ‘exercise the full extent of his authority’ to rein her in.
The 33-year-old nurse went on a bike ride with her partner Ted Wilbur this morning as she defied the mandatory Ebola quarantine placed on her by the state of Maine
Miss Hickox broke her quarantine at 9am and took an ATV trail behind her home for the hour-long ride. A state trooper who had been stationed outside the house followed her in a police cruiser.
‘It’s just good to be out,’ Miss Hickox told MailOnline as she left.
Maine police were monitoring her movements and public interactions but there was no court order to arrest the nurse.
As she returned home, she said: ‘There is no court action against me. There is nothing to stop me from going for a bike ride in my home town.’
Hickox said that she had not spoken to her lawyers about the ride and it was her decision to go out and get exercise after a day of being cooped up in her house.
The state trooper who followed them by car said he was just monitoring Miss Hickox’s actions and had no intention of arresting her.
The nurse did not say whether she would venture outside again on Thursday, adding that she had to return home to prepare for her daily temperature check for Ebola symptoms from the state’s Center for Disease Control.
Wilbur said the couple deliberately chose to ride their bikes on a 16-mile trail away from town to minimize their chances of bumping into people who might fear that they could catch Ebola from them.
‘We went the way we did and not through the town. We did not go to the grocery store.
‘We are not trying to get anyone sick — we don’t believe we can get anyone sick — and we are not trying to put anyone at risk,’ he said.
Fort Kent police chief Tom Pelletier called in the house and offered to bring the couple anything they need to lessen the need for them to go into town, Wilbur added.
Wilbur, a nursing student at the University of Maine at Fort Kent pointed out that it is not just aid workers whose lives are turned upside down by the quarantine rules but their families too. ‘I am not able to go to school.
‘If we had children they probably wouldn’t be able to go to school. I have an exam Monday that I am not allowed to take and an assignment I cannot turn in.’
The university said he ‘voluntarily’ agreed not to attend classes, but Wilbur said: ‘It’s voluntary if you count that as people saying “Do you agree you can’t come to class?” and I say “Do I have a choice?” and they say: “No” and I say: “Well I agree then.” ‘
Hickox contends there is no need for quarantine because she’s showing no symptoms.
According to Ebola experts, a blood test for Ebola would only be positive if Hickox was displaying symptoms of the virus – which she says she is not.
The Ebola virus is only detectable in the blood if the disease has significantly progressed.
Miss Hickcox has not made it clear whether she would or would not be agree to taking a blood test.
LePage later added that the nurse was causing a lot of tension and worry in the community of Fort Kent.
‘I don’t want her within three feet of anyone,’ LePage told NBC.
On Wednesday night, Miss Hickox left the home she has been ordered to stay inside for 21 days in order to speak with the press about her ‘frustrating’ situation.