Hurry up, sister, your 15 minutes are just about up.
Kaci Hickox, the combative nurse who vowed to defy Maine’s quarantine for health-care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients, has hit the streets Thursday morning for a bike ride with her boyfriend.
Police are in hot pursuit to monitor her escapade, but can’t detain her without a judge’s court order.
Hickox argues there’s no need for quarantine because she’s showing no symptoms of the deadly virus.
Hickox threatened to sue when she was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after landing at Newark Airport from Sierra Leone on Friday. State officials were going to court in an effort to detain Hickox for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10.
“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines,” she told the “Today” show via Skype on Wednesday. “If the restrictions placed on me by the state of Maine are not lifted by Thursday morning, I will go to court to fight for my freedom.”
She can’t go away fast enough.