Somerset County volunteer Steve Butwell, who is planning to return to Liberia to resume running the medical clinic he and his founded in the remote Po River area, says the New Jersey quarantine rule that Hickox was isolated under hasn’t been formulated by medical scientists. Butwell:
It’s absolutely ridiculous. You can’t quarantine someone without explaining the process. You don’t want to downplay the need to keep people safe but it sounded like things were being made up on the fly. Let the experts in infectious diseases set the standards. I don’t want just people in general leadership roles making the calls.