Through the court they issued the 3-feet rule. Defiant nurse Kaci Hickox has to stay at least that far away from others. There's more to it. But it is the 3-feet rule which will capture headlines, as it does in New York Magazine.
But this sense of safety probably is delusion. Political careers are being tested by how leaders handle Ebola, especially the public fear about it.
It's possible, in fact, the 3-feet rule will become a joke on night talk shows and social media.