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Gil Mobley: Doctors 'in the Trenches' Want Mandatory Quarantines

By    |   Friday, 31 Oct 2014 01:05 PM

Emergency physicians find it "absolutely reprehensible" that healthcare workers, like Kaci Hickox and Dr. Craig Spencer, are not being placed in quarantine upon returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, Dr. Gil Mobley, an emergency trauma physician, told "America's Forum" J.D. Hayworth on Friday.

Mobley, who has been participating in a huge conference in Chicago, said on the Newsmax TV program  that at the meeting, more than 2,000 emergency physicians taking part in a think tank agree on one thing: They cannot "think of any reason why this woman (Hickox) is resisting quarantine."

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He pointed out that Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Craig Spencer returned from Africa and did not believe he was ill for days, "and look at what awful things he's caused at this point."

As for Hickox, "We cannot understand what she's thinking," he said. "There's not one single doctor that came by our booth that can understand why [President Barack] Obama doesn't strictly follow these guys [returning healthcare workers]. If we're letting 150 people in from West Africa, why are they not strictly following them and keeping them in quarantine?

"It just doesn't make sense at all to us in the trenches."

Meanwhile, Mobley reiterated that he believes the CDC is "lying or incompetent" when it comes to the spread of Ebola, "but since day one I said this could be incrementalism."

It's not "new science" that droplets can lay on a doorknob for days, he said, and the CDC's reports are a "drip, drip, drip of bad news."

Mobley went on to note that formal complaints have been filed against Spencer in New York for moving about the city after his return from West Africa, as "his behavior is reprehensible," and said NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman is also being investigated in Pennsylvania as well for violating a voluntary quarantine.

"The sooner these states issue sanctions against their licenses, and they are reprimanded or rebuked, the better we'll all be because of the message this will send to every other healthcare worker that this is crazy," said Mobley.

Mobley said he is also losing "more and more" confidence in CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden.

"The New York Post reported yesterday that you can catch it with droplets and from a doorknob," said Mobley, and when they asked the CDC for an opinion, the federal agency said, "no comment ... I'm thinking this guy [Frieden] is getting ready to be kicked out."

However, it would be difficult to revoke Hickox' license, said Mobley, as he's not sure she's a licensed nurse.

"Apparently, she's not licensed to practice nursing, at least according to the nursing board," Mobley said. "I called yesterday because she needs a complaint filed against her license, too, for unprofessional behavior.

"The first line of defense for the American public should be for the approving board, the people who approve their licenses, to rebuke these people, issue reprimands or letters of concern to make it very public as a signal."

Meanwhile, governors should "step up to the plate" like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have, said Mobley.

"Any governor that does not step up to the plate and protect their people with quarantining anybody inside the states, strictly following them, making sure they have no contact, they will have blood on their hands when a cluster breaks out," said Mobley.

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Emergency physicians find it "absolutely reprehensible" that healthcare workers, like Kaci Hickox and Dr. Craig Spencer, are not being placed in quarantine upon returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, Dr. Gil Mobley, an emergency trauma physician, told "America's Forum."
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