The Politics and Legalities of Ebola Quarantines

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Nurse Kaci Hickox was put into a mandatory quarantine in New Jersey over the weekend after she returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Hickox says she was not showing symptoms and shouldn’t have been isolated, and charged that her civil rights were violated. What political pressures were at play in keeping her quarantined, and in her release? And what does the law say about quarantines?

Credits

Guests:
Elise Viebeck - The Hill - @eliseviebeck, Steven Gravely - Virginia attorney focused on healthcare, a partner with Troutman Sanders

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott