The United States is considering a mandatory quarantine for all returning health care workers from West Africa, an Obama administration official said Friday. Officials do not believe there is a risk of transmission from someone not exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms, but they want to reassure the public, the administration official said.Because the public will be "reassured" if we quarantine asymptomatic returning doctors, nurses, and other volunteers who are American citizens, but they won't be "reassured" if we were to quarantine any of the actual citizens of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone coming here. Because the former might become symptomatic, but the latter cannot ever be?!?
And the White House claims
"What we’re going to do is we’re going to be guided by the best scientific advice that we have."
Welcome to the United States of Zimbabwe.
They're not even bothering to hide it.
And clearly, medical epidemic control common sense has nothing whatsoever to do with any decision making.