The Atlantic  |  October 30, 2014

Lawrence Gostin, an expert on global-health law at Georgetown University who has corresponded with Hickox in recent days, called her confinement “an overreach” and encouraged her to fight it. “It’s unlawful and unethical,” he said in an interview. Gostin was less certain, however, on the question of whether Hickox’s bike ride was a wise and principled move, or an unnecessary provocation. “I don’t want to judge her,” he began. “If it were me, I would probably comply with it, but challenge it, in a quiet and dignified way.”

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