Edit Bucket

Friday, October 31, 2014

A screen grab from a New York Times video showing Kaci Hickox. (New York Times)

Biking & Ebola: Nurse Starts National Debate

On Thursday, Kaci Hickox, a nurse who worked with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and was forced into quarantine last weekend after returning to the U.S., openly defied government authorities who are demanding that she be quarantined. A scrum of reporters and a police cruiser followed Hickox, a resident of Maine, out the door yesterday as she and her boyfriend headed out for a bike ride. Local authorities are pursuing a court order to enforce a quarantine, and there's likely to be a legal fight ahead about Hickox's tense standoff with state officials. Is her decision to ignore the quarantine unethical? Arthur Caplan, head of the division of medical ethics at the NYU Longone Medical Center, thinks the law will side with Hickox—and the public should, too.

Give us a call at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE or email mytake@thetakeaway.org. Join our listener response network by texting the word "START" to 69866. You will receive a question daily. Standard data and messaging rates may apply. Text the word "STOP" to opt-out.
Edit Bucket

Today's Takeaways: Internet Inequality, Combating Catcalling, and Lobbying Lawyers

The Takeaway explores the FCC and net neutrality, a viral video about street harassment, and the influence of lobbyists on state attorneys general.