Proving just how stupid and ignorant they are, residents of New Jersey support Governor Chris Christie’s extreme quarantine of Kaci Hickox, a new poll says.
Hickox, a volunteer nurse with Doctors Without Borders who returned from Sierra Leone in October, was put in a tent — akin to prison — without her consent upon arrival in the states. She remained there for three days until being allowed to return to her rural Maine home.
Hickox — who by the does not and has never had Ebola — didn’t have a toilet, couldn’t talk to her friends and family, and initially was denied a lawyer. At the time, Christie called her “obviously ill” — a flat out lie — and then said this nonsense:
I’m sorry if in any way she was inconvenienced, but the inconvenience that could occur from having folks who are symptomatic and ill out and amongst the public is a much, much greater concern of mine.
And of course, Christie’s constituency is proving to be just as dumb and alarmist as he is. At least, according to a recent poll of New Jersey residents, who still support Christie’s extreme and inhumane treatment of Hickox. And not only do they support it, they support it by two thirds — 67 percent — according to the Monmouth University poll.
Reports the Asbury Park Press:
Most say that the actual threat Ebola poses to the Garden State is no more than a minor one, but a 1-in-4 minority fear that it may present a serious risk. Practically every New Jersey voter has been following news about Ebola, with 88 percent reporting they’ve heard a lot about the issue.
Hickox, meanwhile, remains in Maine, still without Ebola.
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