Scientists and medical practitioners however disagree with this notion and point out that any such restriction is likely to discourage volunteers from venturing into Ebola affected countries.
The two Governors in question however pleaded that the policies in their states allow for confinement of medical workers who return from countries which are affected by serious ailments. This statement by these Governors has come at a time when a nurse who returned from Sierra Leone was forcibly quarantined though she had no symptoms of Ebola.
Meanwhile Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York has been caught in the maze of his own statements. He had recently criticized Dr. Craig Spenser for not observing the required quarantine as he had tested positive for Ebola. In a dramatic turn of events, Andrew Cuomo on Sunday praised these very health workers for risking their lives and venturing into countries like Sierra Leone which have been affected badly by Ebola.
Barack Obama too does not seem very comfortable with the ideas which these state Governors are promoting. The administration’s concerns have been forwarded to the two governors and the future statements which Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie make on this issue will in all likelihood be inspired from the concerns which Barack Obama has asked them to address.