They’re quarantined, just don’t call it that.
Army Major General Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, and approximately 10 other personnel are now in “controlled monitoring” in Italy after returning there from West Africa over the weekend, according to multiple U.S. military officials.
The American personnel are effectively under quarantine, but Pentagon officials declined to use that terminology.
Gee, why would that be?
William’s plane was met on the ground by Italian authorities “in full CDC gear,” the official said referring to the type of protective equipment warn by U.S. health care workers.
There is no indication at this time any of the team have symptoms of Ebola.
They will be monitored for 21 days at a “separate location” at the U.S. military installation at Vicenza Italy, according to U.S. military officials. Senior Pentagon officials say it is not a “quarantine,” but rather “controlled monitoring.” However, the troops are being housed in an access controlled location on base, and are not allowed to go home for the 21 day period while they undergo twice daily temperature checks.
Meanwhile, a celebrated Ebola nurse has gained her freedom after undergoing inhumane treatment at the hands of notorious bully Chris Christie, according to the folks who repeatedly tell us to stop politicizing Ebola.
Heck, they’re already keeping score:
Kaci Hickox 1, Chris Christie 0 http://t.co/S529P78ryt
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) October 27, 2014