[VIDEO] Ebola Nurse Gets ‘Prison’ Treatment in Quarantine Hell in NJ – Kaci Hickox in isolation

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Quarantined Health Worker In Newark Planning Legal Action Over “Inhumane Treatment” – Kaci Hickox fights to get out of isolation

An Ebola nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey fumed Sunday that she is being held in “inhumane” and “prison”-like conditions — and her lawyer vowed to file suit over her involuntary confinement. EBOLA SHOWDOWN: Nurse set to battle

Kaci Hickox told that she was stuck inside a tent without a shower or flushable toilet, despite having no symptoms and twice testing negative for the deadly virus after caring for patients in Sierra Leone.

Hickox, 33, also said she was being forced to wear paper scrubs, had no TV or reading materials, and was spending her time staring at the walls of the tent outside University Hospital in Newark,

“I am sure that we, as the United States, can come up with a fair and just policy for returning aid workers from Ebola-affected areas,” she said in an e-mail to The Post.

“But the policy enacted on me was no such policy. We must fix this now in order to ensure aid workers are protected so that this battle against Ebola in West Africa is won.”

Hickox, who was quarantined Friday, also told CNN she hasn’t been told how long she’ll be locked up, and started to cry when she described having no temperature or other symptoms of Ebola.

Hickox said she felt “like my basic human rights have been violated,” adding: “To put me in prison is just inhumane.”

She later sent The Post a selfie taken with her smartphone from inside the tent.

Civil-rights lawyer Norman Siegel said holding Hickox against her will without any symptoms raised “serious constitutional and civil-liberties issues.

“We’re not going to dispute that the government has, under certain circumstances, the right to issue a quarantine,” Siegel told Reuters.

But, he added, “The policy is overly broad when applied to her.”

Mayor de Blasio also ripped her treatment, saying that “heroes should not be treated this way.”

“An individual who is a returning hero needs to be treated with deference and respect,” de Blasio said. “She should have been provided with an outpouring of support, and that obviously did not happen.”

On Sunday, the hospital said Hickox “has computer access, use of her cellphone, reading material (magazines, newspaper) and requested and has received takeout food and drink”

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carfreelori says:

She is now the most hated woman in America…youtube videos about her have tons and tons of comments and 99.8% of them think that she is a self-centered, selfish, ignorant bitch.

Berly says:

good move to have forced quarantines. Why are these nurses going to Africa? if you want to help, just stay there for a few years until the epidemic is over, instead of returning to infect people. 

KJ BDP says:

SHE PROBABLY GOT IT BY SWALLOWING MONKEY MILK WHILE SHE WAS IN AFRICA !

Maximus Reese says:

She's a FAKE!!! Internet says she's not a NURSE!! 

Kimberly Anderson says:

Good…she should be quarantined…govenor was right on the money…if WHO..CDC…DOD can get there info straight then each state should do what they have to for their state. As for kaci..why did you come back…should have stayed if you were so concerned. And if you get sick…expect the slow cardiac walk to your aid…moron.

themanshere74 says:

 
That self centered scum. FACT: The US diagnostic test is utterly unreliable

Eve N says:

what about my basic human rights? if you don't want to be quarantined don't fly into NY or NJ!

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