from foxnews.com: A health care worker at a Dallas hospital tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement early Sunday…
The hospital in Dallas where Duncan was treated is trashed. One patient cared for until death (imo again, everything i write is imo until further notice) is enough to trash any hospital. Even if they could safely clean up the mess after one patient, there is a number, which isn’t that large, that would certainly overwhelm their ability to contain the virus &/or the cost. Eventually patients won’t come to be treated there anymore, or they will be turned away. Doctors and nurses will quit, at least the less daring ones will, then the hospital will go bankrupt.
The cdc & who (i erratically stopped using caps last year ee cummings style, get used to it) would have us believe that the (so far) 300 health care workers who got infected in west africa were stupid and didn’t (or couldn’t, due to conditions) follow protocols. (The rest finally wised up to their bs and ran away.) They would have us believe the spanish nurse had substandard equipment and made mistakes. whatever happens it is safe bet that the cdc and who will never admit that anything was their fault or that they have ever made a mistake. not that it matters, but clearly we are on our own as far as safeguards to our own health because the gubbermint doesn’t care one whit.
Any protocol which requires PERFECTION in imperfect world or else you become ebola’s next victim is one dorked up untenable arrangement. in other words even if they are right about transmission avenues, they are wrong about the necessary steps to stop it. that’s assuming that they do want to stop it and that economic concerns and political correctness are our only policy hurdles. of the two economic concerns don’t scare me as much because a ton of bricks is about to be dropped on the other side of the economic scale due to the imminent public panic. the pc thing will die harder and could cause millions of grisly usa deaths in the end tally.
the who and cdc are lying about some stuff on purpose, they are wrong about some stuff, and they are telling the truth about some stuff. i am watching for word whether any of duncan’s casual contacts come down with ebola. if not, the cdc may be correct when they say the hazard in the earlier stages of the disease isn’t quite as virulent as i initially feared. where they are surely lying is that hospitals can hospice victims unto death then safely deal with the aftermath. they can’t. the last few days of the patient’s life are the worst. they leave behind a plethora of ebola which cannot be contained and may even be airborne within a certain confined distance. everyone in africa knows that you don’t go to the hospital when you get sick anymore because of ebola. if they keep doing hospice in fancy (allegedly) sterile usa hospitals, they will ALL become the same way.
i hate it that ebola is already becoming a household word. i pick things up by the corner now and throw them away then wash my hands. yes, it is nothing but baseless paranoia. if something is germy i say “watch out for the ebola” or “the ebola is on that end of the dish towel”. This morning I was grinding coffee, spilled some of the grounds, then said “Oh man, i got ebola all over the place”. funny now, but i fear it won’t be funny for long. keep a low profile. /edgar