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Maine's pointless 'self-quarantine' to allow Ebola carriers in public if they stay just 3 feet away from other people


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(NaturalNews) The governor of Maine has vowed to use whatever authority he could muster to keep a nurse who has just returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa in quarantine, after she defied a quarantine order by the state in order to take a bike ride with her boyfriend.

The nurse, Kaci Hickox, has been defiant since returning to the United States, first complaining about her alleged bad treatment at the hands of New Jersey authorities and threatening to sue over that state's quarantine order for returning Ebola patients. Scores of Americans responding online to stories about her antics have taken the attitude that she is in the wrong -- and being extremely selfish for a healthcare worker -- for not complying with quarantine orders after being around patients with the deadly virus.

Gov. Paul LePage said this week that his office has been in talks to work out a deal with Hickox, who so far has tested negative for Ebola, for how she'll spend her time on the remaining 21-day window recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to clear someone of the disease. LePage's office indicated that the governor was not happy about her bike ride. The incubation period ends Nov. 10, reports said.

'I will use all my authority to enforce quarantine'

"I was ready and willing - and remain ready and willing - to reasonably address the needs of healthcare workers meeting guidelines to assure the public health is protected," LePage, a Republican locked in a tight three-way re-election campaign, said in a statement, according to Reuters.

The 33-year-old Hickox returned to the U.S. following a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone. LePage referenced her not by name but as someone who is now staying at Fort Kent, which is near the border with Canada. Reuters continued:

LePage said his office would be open to a deal under which Hickox could serve her quarantine under terms that would have allowed a bike ride so long as she remained 3 feet (90 cm) from other people.

If his office does not come to a voluntary agreement with Hickox, LePage said, he will then use "the full extent of his authority allowable by law" to keep her under wraps until the incubation period ends.

Lawyers for Hickox told reporters that, thus far, they had not been served with any court orders requiring their client to follow state quarantine instructions but added that they were prepared to fight such an order if it comes.

"Hickox says she is completely healthy and has been monitoring her condition and taking her temperature twice a day," Reuters reports.

Regarding the 21-day incubation period, as Natural News has reported, a World Health Organization study released Oct. 14 noted that 1 in 20 Ebola infections can take twice as long -- 42 days -- to incubate.

CDC intelligence officer?

The report states:

95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval.

Doing simple math, that means 3 percent of Ebola infections occur within the incubation period of 1 to 42 days (and it also means that an additional 2 percent of infections are not explained). So, that would mean the CDC's 21-day quarantine recommendation is wholly inadequate, even if the percentage of 42-day incubation periods is small.

As for Ms. Hickox, there is more to her than meets the eye. Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has reported that she is affiliated with the CDC and even attended a two-year intelligence course by the health agency modeled after U.S. military intelligence courses. That report is here.

Learn all these details and more at the FREE online Pandemic Preparedness course at www.BioDefense.com

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