Its just like the song….Homelunacy by Mike Cunningham October 29, 2014 10 1 min 7 yrs Tweet Whatever Kaci wants…………….Kaci gets? It does seem a little strange; after all she really doesn’t look as stupid and as dangerous as she so obviously is! Click to rate this post![Total: 0 Average: 0] lunacy Post navigation Previous postNext post 10 thoughts on “Its just like the song….” I don’t think she’s all that dangerous but she certainly is enjoying and stretching her 15 minutes of fame for as long as she can. If she is infectious she’s taking a risk, because she’s leaving herself wide open to being sued if anyone nearby gets the disease. And by the sound of her “not sticking to guidelines” I certainly wouldn’t want her to nurse me if I was ill, she obviously thinks that she knows it all. Her attorney has verified that she last treated an Ebola patient Oct. 21, and says that under Maine’s laws she does not meet the threshold for quarantine. Attorney quote: “The standard is, does Kaci have an infectious disease or agent? Is she harboring an infection?” The answer is no. Medically, there is no basis to quarantine Kaci at this point in time.” With that said, I would think that most people who go to Africa to work in Ebola-infected would abide by all rules until there is a better understanding of how Ebola is ‘sneaking’ into the country. //If she is infectious she’s taking a risk, because she’s leaving herself wide open to being sued if anyone nearby gets the disease.// There’s also the further risk of not being sued because you’re dead. She’s obviously confident she doesn’t have an infection. Legally, it could be more complicated…NJ released her (albeit at her own insistence); if they did so wrongly then they conceivably might be sued on the outside chance she infects someone with Ebola. Maine has the option to enforce quarantine…if they don’t pursue it, they could conceivably be held liable should she infect someone however improbable that might be. If you were to sue would you go after some nurse from Maine who’s a volunteer or a state that could be painted as negligent if they don’t come down hard on her? And then again – right now –the science of Ebola says she doesn’t have the virus…should she be held liable if the current science says she doesn’t have it but she really does but our methods of detection are in error??? Was she tested too soon??? Stay tuned while Kaci enjoys worldwide attention. //should she be held liable if the current science says she doesn’t have it but she really does but our methods of detection are in error?// I’d say this is what it boils down to. What rights different states may or may not have can only be seen in relation to the underlying medical opinion on how certain it is that she is free of the virus. After all, Maine or NJ or anywhere else can’t hold someone just because they think he is infected, maybe because he once looked at a map of Africa (or read one of Mike Cunningham’s posts). There must also be sufficient medical grounds for such a measure. True, Noel. There’s also the question of whether states can go beyond the federal guidelines…sometimes they can/sometimes they can’t…sometimes the Supreme Court gets to decide and if Maine quarantines her…that’s where this could end up…but I doubt it. I really haven’t been following her story too closely; I wonder what her neighbors think. On Saturday, a Nigerian cab driver (seriously) asked me if (when I go to Africa) will I be more afraid of contracting Ebola or getting my head chopped off. 🙂 A wee tangent—In the early 1900s, an Irish lass from County Tyrone ended up living in NYC. We lovingly call her Typhoid Mary. She was mostly employed by various families as a domestic cook and laundress. People got sick wherever she worked. When family members grew ill, she fled. When found, she refused to cooperate with health authorities. She was arrested and quarantined more than once. She changed her name but of course…that didn’t help. (apparently she had typhoid in her gall bladder or something but she refused to have an operation).If you ever take one of the boat tours in NYC, you will see the island in the East River where she was banished and hear the tale of health and law officials attempts to keep her safe from the public. errr….to keep the public safe from her! //In the early 1900s, an Irish lass from County Tyrone ended up living in NYC. We lovingly call her Typhoid Mary. She was mostly employed by various families as a domestic cook and laundress. People got sick wherever she worked// Why didn’t she go to England? Comments are closed.