New York and New Jersey are rejecting pressure from the White House to try to reverse tougher state screening and quarantine restrictions intended to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing an unnamed source in the Obama administration. On Friday, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie put the tougher screening measures into place. A nurse who was recently put under the new mandatory quarantine criticized the new rules while the governors on Sunday stood by their decision to put them in place. According to Times, the White House has been pushing the states to reverse their policy since it went into effect Friday, calling the effort "uncoordinated, very hurried, an immediate reaction to the New York City case that doesn't comport with science."
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