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  • Quarantine politics: Why authorities push voluntary isolation in face of Ebola

    National Geographic - 10/20/2014

    Yet health authorities continue to favor voluntary isolation instead of strictly enforced quarantines, saying the virus is not contagious until the person is suffering symptoms and enforced quarantines can do more harm than good.

    “If you make people feel as if they will be stigmatized and outcast and scapegoated, they’re not going to come forward the next time someone gets sick, and that would be a disaster,” said Wendy E. Parmet, director of the health policy and law program at Northeastern University in Boston.

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