Don’t treat Ebola-fighting heroes as criminals

November 1, 2014 7:05 AM

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The mandatory quarantine rule that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie imposed to combat the spread of Ebola underscores the need to keep politics out of this important public health issue. Policy decisions on Ebola should be based on science, not fear.

This is a disease Dallas knows all too well after three Ebola cases developed there. The early failure of health authorities to respond quickly and decisively helped fuel public fears of an epidemic. So we understand Christie’s desire to demonstrate resolve in protecting his state, especially after ...

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