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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Taking a bullet is one thing. Suffering from an illness is another.
    Why? You know it's a risk when you sign up - historically in wars, disease kills more soldiers than battle.


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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Lessee, yesterday morning it was 18 persons they were worried about having contact with the patient. Then later in the day it 80, and by the time I went home. It was 100.
    That is how it starts.
    Experts also say the disease would be quickly stamped out here because health authorities would trace all of a patient’s contacts and isolate any who developed symptoms.

    But Mr. Duncan’s case reveals a gap in the defenses: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital failed to diagnose the disease when he first went there last Thursday night, even though his symptoms were suggestive of Ebola and he said he had recently arrived from Liberia. He returned to the apartment where he was staying, potentially infecting those around him as well as the ambulance crew that wound up rushing him back to the same hospital on Sunday......snip~ <<<<< Same NY times link. Actually both are NY times links.....Imagine that.



    I Wonder if those Ambulance guys worked later and the next day and who they all came into contact with.....huh?

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Get government out of the Ebola threat.
    Do NOT give them any ideas! This will show up at the Republican convention as a major plank.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya H Buddha. That's over 3k now aaaaaaaaaaaand its still spreading.

    Nurses, the frontline care providers in U.S. hospitals, say they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients arriving in their hospital emergency departments infected with Ebola.

    Many say they have gone to hospital managers, seeking training on how to best care for patients and protect themselves and their families from contracting the deadly disease, which has so far killed at least 3,338 people in the deadliest outbreak on record.....snip~

    U.S. nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients
    Again, 99% of those three thousand cases are in Africa, primarily in the countries I've already listed. It's the same thing with HIV/AIDS. Yes there are cases here in the US, but the disease is contained here. However in Africa, it's one of the biggest threats to their continued existence. Hell, almost 5% of the population today either has HIV/AIDS.

    As far as the nurses go, look, it's just cause this is the new flashy disease, and they've been listening to the hype and are of course scared of it. Nurses are already trained on how to take care of patients with AIDS; if you take the precautions as normal then your fine. Let me say it this way; you cannot catch Ebola simply by being in the same room as someone with it.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    Because Belgium has universal health care coverage, and because they don't discourage their citizens from going to doctors (the freakish conservative "hypochondriac thesis"), and because they have invested wisely in modern infrastructure by taxing the wealthy, they have nothing to fear from a disease.

    We do, however, because we did the Stupid Thing -- we followed conservative policies, cut CDC funding, cut infrastructure funding, and refused to join the modern world with universal single payer health care.
    A don't think a particle of organic matter---an Ebola virus---is going to be stopped because of a nation's health coverage. Last time I was in Belguim, I didn't remember seeing people wearing latex protection over their hands and bodies, and washing their hands everytime before touching their eyes, nose or mouth. All it would take is some Liberian boarding a plane with slight fever. Coughing on his hand and touching any part of the plane that anyone else could touch.

    As the greatest industry in Liberia and Sierra Leone is crime and terror----I hardly think corrupt Leftists like Obama are going to stop travel from there.
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I lived there over two years, I've been there on multiple occasions for additional months. His claim is completely full of ****.

    I already noted your racist crap above, so spare me.
    True. It depends on where in Africa just as it does in other countries. Some of the most educated and articulate profs I have had the pleasure to work with are from various countries in the African continent.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    A don't think a particle of organic matter---an Ebola virus---is going to be stopped because of a nation's health coverage. Last time I was in Belguim, I didn't remember seeing people wearing latex protection over their hands and bodies, and washing their hands everytime before touching their eyes, nose or mouth. All it would take is some Liberian boarding a plane with slight fever. Coughing on his hand and touching any part of the plane that anyone else could touch.

    As the greatest industry in Liberia and Sierra Leone is crime and terror----I hardly think corrupt Leftists like Obama are going to stop travel from there.
    Anti-science, xenophobia, scapegoating: conservatives go into that mode so easily.

    This time, however, the stakes are rather high and I expect science, reason and good policies win out, perhaps ultimately leading to the restoration of the funding the GOP stole form the CDC (plus the closing of two CDC research labs), and a reinvigoration of the argument for universal single payer health care.

    And maybe at long last we'll raise taxes on millionaires to pay for this.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I lived there over two years, I've been there on multiple occasions for additional months. His claim is completely full of ****.

    I already noted your racist crap above, so spare me.
    Probably in the city as well. I lived out and worked with a small village in Liberia, and I know how they lived. At the very least, you should realize how poor that country is, that is if you really have been there. But more to the point, the people are uneducated. That's why a lot of superstitions about witch doctors are still prevalent today in those areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Lessee, yesterday morning it was 18 persons they were worried about having contact with the patient. Then later in the day it 80, and by the time I went home. It was 100.
    That is how it starts.
    Standard procedure. You'd probably complain if they weren't checking enough people.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    And if they contract ebola? Is that what they signed up for?
    If they do they should be court martialed. No excuse if you have the training and right gear.

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