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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I believe a Dallas church gave Duncan the money to bring him here. That church needs to pick up the cost of his care.
    Agreed........and Duncan's family has the audacity to cry 'racism' over his $500,,000 in 'free medical care after flying in in a visitors visa with Ebola.......unbelievable

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    The way the federal government is handling this flys in the the face of logic, reason and common sense!
    My impulse has always been not to trust what I'm being told by those in power. This reinforces it. They primarily want to control panic, if I were going to take a guess. This is going to restrict peoples' movements. I have been exposed to many different pathogens over the years, and even I am starting to be wary of venturing too far from home. Whoever the hell thought it was a good idea to let people come her from ebola-infested areas was a freaking fool.
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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Apparently, there are now reports that she contacted CDC with concerns about her fever, but it fell below the threshold for high risk.

    CDC: Ebola Patient Traveled By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

    Right now, there remains no reason for panic. But work remains to be done to ensure that the risk of such a situation is minimized and the need for such work likely extends to the CDC, if this news report is accurate.
    So, she contacted the CDC and they said go ahead and fly, but you're still willing to trusy them ???

    Why? They've been horribly incompetent at every turn so far. When is it enough?
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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, she contacted the CDC and they said go ahead and fly, but you're still willing to trusy them ???

    Why? They've been horribly incompetent at every turn so far. When is it enough?
    Notice I also stated that if the news story is accurate, the CDC also has work to do (beyond what has been a suboptimal PR approach to date). IMO, the best approach is to let the facts come out and drive decision making.

    Moreover, the early issues that have arisen highlight that the U.S. has at least a degree of vulnerability to significant health system shocks, whether they arise from epidemics/pandemics or even biological weapons. The early handling of the Ebola situation has demonstrated gaps in preparedness, training, and equipment.
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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Notice I also stated that if the news story is accurate, the CDC also has work to do (beyond what has been a suboptimal PR approach to date). IMO, the best approach is to let the facts come out and drive decision making.

    Moreover, the early issues that have arisen highlight that the U.S. has at least a degree of vulnerability to significant health system shocks, whether they arise from epidemics/pandemics or even biological weapons. The early handling of the Ebola situation has not demonstrated gaps in preparedness, training, and equipment.
    It hasn't? Really? The CDC seems lost and drifting all over the place concerning this Ebola problem. Government incompetence is on display.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    It hasn't? Really? The CDC seems lost and drifting all over the place concerning this Ebola problem. Government incompetence is on display.
    Typo. It has demonstrated gaps. I've fixed the error.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, she contacted the CDC and they said go ahead and fly, but you're still willing to trusy them ???

    Why? They've been horribly incompetent at every turn so far. When is it enough?
    I don't "trusy" anyone. LOL Sounds kinky.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

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    Don't believe anyone from Indiana!
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    Excellent link!

    My first thought after reading it was "Wow, there can't be that many people who have the intelligence, curiosity and unlimited patience to actually take the time to explore scientific "what if" scenarios to get answers and find solutions - and more power to them!! They must look forward to going to work, because I'm certain their job must never get boring!

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    The following article puts things into perspective with respect to Ebola while discussing the risk of panic. From The New York Times:

    Experts who study public psychology say the next few weeks will be crucial to containing mounting anxiety. “Officials will have to be very, very careful,” said Paul Slovic, president of Decision Research, a nonprofit that studies public health and perceptions of threat. “Once trust starts to erode, the next time they tell you not to worry — you worry.”

    The risk of Ebola infection remains vanishingly small in this country. The virus is not airborne, not able to travel in the way that, say, measles or the SARS virus can. Close contact with a patient is required for transmission. Just one death from Ebola has occurred here, and medical care is light-years from that available in West Africa, where more than 4,400 people have died in the latest outbreak.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/he...-hysteria.html

    The article goes on to note that the flu kills an estimated 30,000 Americans each year. Nevertheless, many choose not to be vaccinated.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The following article puts things into perspective with respect to Ebola while discussing the risk of panic. From The New York Times:

    Experts who study public psychology say the next few weeks will be crucial to containing mounting anxiety. “Officials will have to be very, very careful,” said Paul Slovic, president of Decision Research, a nonprofit that studies public health and perceptions of threat. “Once trust starts to erode, the next time they tell you not to worry — you worry.”

    The risk of Ebola infection remains vanishingly small in this country. The virus is not airborne, not able to travel in the way that, say, measles or the SARS virus can. Close contact with a patient is required for transmission. Just one death from Ebola has occurred here, and medical care is light-years from that available in West Africa, where more than 4,400 people have died in the latest outbreak.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/he...-hysteria.html

    The article goes on to note that the flu kills an estimated 30,000 Americans each year. Nevertheless, many choose not to be vaccinated.
    Flu vaccination is overrated.

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