The Monitor's View In Ebola disputes, keep focus on health workers

A common theme that can help resolve Ebola disputes – such as issues over medical protocols and quarantines – is the desire to support healing professionals in West Africa.


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Since the Ebola crisis erupted, the United States has had two big disputes over what to do about it. The first was over medical protocols found inadequate in a Dallas hospital. Later the issue was whether to quarantine health workers returning from West Africa. In each case, a consensus had to be found that balances public concerns about the Ebola virus and the best protection against it.