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March 25th, 2017

Quarantine Necessary to Protect Citizens from Ebola

Editor:

I am writing this letter in regards to the Ebola epidemic and placing people into quarantine.

I am usually against the government, state or federal, being involved in people’s private lives and telling them what they can or cannot do. But in the case of people that have exposed themselves to the Ebola epidemic in Africa, I feel the government should be involved.

I don’t understand why certain individuals feel that they can travel to Africa, expose themselves to this disease, and then come back to the U.S.A. and expose all of us citizens to it, too.

I don’t feel it is right that they feel they should be able to call the shots and dictate how long they will be in quarantine and if they will put themselves into quarantine at all. Why should American citi-zens have to worry about being exposed to this disease? I also don’t feel the government knows as much as they tell us they do about Ebola. If it were left up to me, I would suspend travel to Africa, at least until this disease is under control. I also feel that precautions should be taken more seriously.

I hope that I don’t come across as being inhumane, but I do believe that the U.S.A. should think about its own citizens for once.

Linda Plante
South Barre

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