Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ebola Infected Doctor Lied About His NYC Travels

NyPo reports:
The city’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return from treating disease victims in Africa, law-enforcement sources said.
Dr. Craig Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment — and didn’t admit he rode the subways, dined out and went bowling until cops looked at his MetroCard the sources said.
“He told the authorities that he self-quarantined. Detectives then reviewed his credit-card statement and MetroCard and found that he went over here, over there, up and down and all around,” a source said.
Spencer finally ’fessed up when a cop “got on the phone and had to relay questions to him through the Health Department,” a source said.
Officials then retraced Spencer’s steps, which included dining at The Meatball Shop in Greenwich Village and bowling at The Gutter in Brooklyn.
This does not surprise me. I labeled the guy a nutjob right from the start (SEE: Nutjob Doctor Returns From Ebola Africa, Does Not Self-Quarantine, Goes Bowling). I also suspect he had a low grade fever before he finally called for help when his temperature was at 103 degrees.



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  2. This guy should be held fully liable for anyone he might have infected, and sued into oblivion. I don't think we need government quarantines at all - set the precedent that people, airlines, etc., are fully-liable and can be sued for any damages caused through willful or grossly negligent action, and individuals and companies alike will self quarantine, screen passengers or shut down flights, etc. It's a libertarian response and can be implemented even in a world of state-run courts.