The nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa but refuses to cooperate with a quarantine is making me feel ill. A medical professional with no common sense is always unsettling. Witness the case of Craig Spencer, otherwise known as "Dr. E-BOWL-a," whose travels about town as he incubated Ebola have been tracked on his credit and Metrocards.
What is wrong with these people?
Even those great American heroes, the astronauts who went to the moon, had to submit to a long quarantine when they returned to Earth. Earlier in the last century, public health officials could march up to a door and slap on a "QUARANTINE" sign if someone in the house had polio, scarlet fever, or some other serious disease. Of course, that was before there was an ACLU to protect the right of a potential plague to spread.