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Fear and Loathing at 33,000 Feet

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who treated Ebola patients and then flew into Newark Liberty airport where she was detained and put into quarantone under the Cuomo/Christie policy for how their states would handle Ebola healthcare workers returning from overseas, complained about her rights being violated when she was quarantined. Really?  I wonder how her fellow passengers feel about that or whether they feel THEIR rights were violated when she boarded a commercial airliner without knowing whether she was ebola-free.

It is my suggestion that we either quarantine healthcare workers/volunteers BEFORE THEY FLY (force them to stop treating patients 25 days before traveling) OR pass a travelers’ bill of rights that includes a provision whereby people like Kaci Hickox must disclose their close contact with ebola victims to all other passengers on their flight, giving them the option to reschedule their flight of change their seat assignment.


Tags: Public Relations and Communications

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