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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

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    Reality is tearing their ideology to pieces, they can't explain it and dont know what to do.
    If you want to find a solution, listen to the Libbos, then do the opposite.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Reality is tearing their ideology to pieces, they can't explain it and dont know what to do.

    CDC ought to tread carefully with healthcare workers, especially the front liners - don't throw them under the bus just to look good on national tv!

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca1 View Post
    CDC ought to tread carefully with healthcare workers, especially the front liners - don't throw them under the bus just to look good on national tv!
    Its effing politics. The CDC is demonstrating that its a political body merely masquerading as a scientific one.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Obama and his ilk make plans without banking on things going awry. They don't see what-if scenarios.
    Now he wants a "SWAT" team healthcare workers. Gimme a break! You only thought of that now?

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Oooh am I pickin' on your buddy Perry toooo much? LOL
    Oh really.....perhaps you should look up what we have about GOP Contenders and Perry rather than try.....that's try and think for another.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Why is the CDC concerned about the other folks on the Frontier flight.........it can't be transmitted as an airborn illness.....right?

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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.


    Mornin DS. The reports out this morning, are the CDC gave her the go ahead. How long before you think BO fires Freiden?

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    She should have known better than to board that plane. If she had been in the military and I was her commanding officer I would push for a court marshal.

    More cases potentially because 70 staff had access to Duncan.


    Well like I just told DS.....the CDC gave her permission. She called them to ask if she could go.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    This will exist regardless. Healthcare is a finite resource and the funds to fund that finite resource are finite itself. We simply don't have the money or the will to fund healthcare to the point where we can maintain a reasonable level of preparedness.
    I agree. Some degree of risk will always exist for the reason you cited. The extent of risk society is willing to tolerate is a policy choice. Resource allocation that gives greater weight to ensuring an inventory of certain equipment and training for critical personnel can mitigate the risk, even if one is dealing strictly with a reallocation of existing resources.

    Your average total hospital bed capacity of a city is nowhere even hear what is necessary to handle patients in the event of an outbreak or major disaster because the cost to maintain them the rest of the time is prohibitive. Most hospitals are trying to make some money, but maintaining the necessary "stuff" to handle rare incidents like this will bleed them dry. A profitable hospital is not a hospital that can handle a pandemic.
    I don't believe it is feasible to expect every hospital to have such a capacity. Having at least one hospital with such capacities in defined regions is more practical. The U.S. needs a coherent response strategy for such a scenario. That does not mean that every medical facility would play leading roles. One might envision a scenario where, in the case of a pandemic, certain medical facilities would take on patients with routine health issues to free up space at designated critical care institutions assigned the leading role for combating a pandemic.

    Overall, the early experience with Ebola in the U.S. has exposed some gaps. Remedying some of those gaps does not really require significant new resources. For example, the CDC's communications have been somewhat sloppy. An emphasis on sticking only to the facts, refraining from making sweeping or overconfident statements for which there isn't sufficiently strong evidence to sustain them, etc., could have avoided many of those early communications-related issues. The CDC can ill afford to the lose the public's confidence concerning a virus that quite frankly the U.S. public poorly understands. Already, at least some media outlets seem to be treating what is still an extremely limited incidence of Ebola in the U.S. as a sort of emergent and inevitable epidemic. Such coverage has dissected the CDC's early statements and seems to have created excessive anxiety.

    Personally, I don't think Ebola is going to wind up being a big problem in the United States. Even with the issues that have occurred, the U.S. is vastly better prepared to deal with Ebola than the West African states at the epicenter of the outbreak. Superior resources and infrastructure make a world of difference.

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    Re: SECOND Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If you want to find a solution, listen to the Libbos, then do the opposite.
    Don't walk off that cliff.

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