According to New York NBC news channel 4, the number of people being actively monitored for Ebola in New York City has tripled and, as of Wednesday last, stood at 357 (h/t Weasel Zippers). A mere two days before, on Monday, it had been 117. This, we are told, is being done out of an “abundance of caution.” Most of these people reportedly arrived in the past 21 days from Ebola-stricken countries.
I cannot help but ask myself what “abundance of caution” means in this case. Are these people detained under quarantine for the requisite 21 days, or were they allowed to self-monitor and check in with doctors periodically? If they felt like it, that is? Or, perhaps, is there another option, offered by the CDC, that people are not being told about?
After all, given all the government waffling and contradictions and outright lies that we have had to swallow these past months, I believe we are owed a full explanation.