Laugh or Cry: Male strippers quarantined for proximity to Ebola-stricken nurse

Posted at 12:28 PM, Oct 20, 2014

Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by Abba – it’s how you sometimes feel when something is either so absurd or so maddening or so something that you’re just not sure how to react. We here at DecodeDC think politics and the actions of those who play in the political arena are filled with laugh or cry moments. We hope you do too. 

Add another disease to the list of reasons why you don’t want to get too close to a stripper: Ebola.

Two male strippers who were sitting close to Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson on her flight from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas are now in quarantine.

The two men, Axl Goode and Taylor Cole, have placed themselves in voluntary quarantines on advice from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention after learning that they were sitting less than 3 feet away from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurse.

The two will have to remain in their homes for 21 days and stay at least 3 feet away from anyone who they live with.

Goode and Cole, both authors and models for erotic novel series, were in Ohio for the Romanticon convention.

Vinson is currently in stable condition at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.