A 3rd grade Connecticut girl, Ikeoluwa Opayemi, was told that she could not come back to school just because... she visited Nigeria. The quarantine from school was imposed by the Milford School District's Health Director, Dr. Dennis McBride, and *not* by the state.
"Dr. McBride stated that although the risk of infection with Ikeoluwa might be minor, the primary reason for his decision that she be quarantined at home for 21 days was due to the rumors, panic and climate at Meadowside Elementary School."
A Federal lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in New Haven. The suit is seeking damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act, asserting that Ikeoluwa is being discriminated against because of a "perceived impairment."
When the girl tried to return to the Meadowside Elementary School, she was told by Dr. McBride that she would have to stay home until Nov. 3 "due to concern from certain parents and teachers that she could transmit Ebola to other children," according to the lawsuit.
...........................And the Maine CDC Health worker was told she had to be quarantined, just because.... she treated Ebola victims in West Africa.
Do you see the difference here..... I DO