Maine Governor’s patience wears thin, CDC Obola flunky Kaci Hickox slapped with quarantine order:
And a Democratic Judge then reverses himself:
(Judge)LaVerdiere, who has an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and a law degree from the UMaine School of Law, was appointed district court judge in 2003 by former Gov. John Baldacci, a Democrat and then reappointed in 2010 to a second 7-year term.
Before that, he was an attorney in Wilton in Franklin County and a three-term Democratic state representative from 1996-2002. He also previously served on the board of trustees of Franklin County Hospital.
More or less, the order previously issued remains, but is modified to allow Hickox freedom to travel. Ok. We see this often from our judiciary – LaVerdiere “split the baby,” as they say, and compromised. In his pronouncement, Judge LaVerdiere went on to say:
“(Hickox) should understand that the court is fully aware of the misconceptions, misinformation, bad science and bad information being spread from shore to shore in our country with respect to Ebola,” the judge wrote. “The court is fully aware that people are acting out of fear and that this fear is not entirely rational.
“However, whether that fear is rational or not, it is present and it is real. (Hickox’s) actions at this point, as a health care professional, need to demonstrate her full understanding of human nature and the real fear that exists.
“She should guide herself accordingly.”
Hell yes people are afraid – this problem, Ebola, has a more than 50% mortality rate. This is not the flu. In other news, we learn that Canada, following Australia, effectively closes its borders to West Africans and those who have traveled from West Africa. With exceptions. I suppose they acted irrationally?
David Soley, one of Hickox’s attorney, called LaVerdiere’s oral decision, “very beautiful and moving.”
Pass me a tissue. I think I’m tearing up…. .
Give me a break.
I understand it is said that Ebola is not transmitted from an asymptomatic carrier. But wait for the next nurse Hickox to appear, stamp her feet, whine about personal liberty, challenge the system with some political agenda – and then actually come down with Ebola. After possibly infecting how many others.