Medical Workers Are Avoiding New York and New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines

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Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo’s controversial Ebola policies appear to be working, though not as they intended. The governors said anyone who reported having contact with Ebola patients when arriving in JFK Airport or Newark Airport would be quarantined, but since nurse Kaci Hickox protested her confinement they haven’t been forced to provide anyone else with their own isolation tent. According to the New York Times, people who worked with Ebola patients may be delaying their return to the United States or traveling to states with more lenient Ebola policies to avoid the quarantine. It seems aid workers quickly figured out that flying into Dulles, one of the other five airports that accepts travelers from Ebola-stricken countries, is easier than feuding with Chris Christie and pooping in a porta-potty for 21 days.