Am I the only one to feel that these “heroes/heroines” who go off to West Africa to help Ebola victims should not be permitted to waltz back into the UK with a warm, virtuous glow in their hearts and the Ebola virus somewhere about their person?
Now all the other passengers who were on the same flights as the first victim are put through the stress of worrying whether they may have been infected, through no fault of their own. And the already stretched resources of the NHS have to be mobilised to care for the infected person.
The UK needs to set up a quarantine centre for such returning heroes, where they must be kept until they can be declared free of infection. No parent sends a child to school with chickenpox or measles, so why should someone possibly infected with the Ebola virus immediately come back into society? As the parents of the measles-stricken child have to keep that child at home at their own expense, so should those who have exposed themselves to the possibility of Ebola infection pay for their quarantine. Six months in kennels might be a bit much; a few weeks should suffice for those who dash off to help their fellow men in Africa with a singular disregard for the welfare of their fellow citizens in the UK.