People who have been exposed to this disease should be quarantined either before leaving that country or at a facility here in this country. A short quarantine to protect the people of this country from death and/or needless suffering is not too much to ask. Too many people have already been put in harms way. Just because we got away with it this time does not mean we will continue to be so lucky. Who is to say when or where this disease may mutate. This disease at any time can become airborne or jump to an animal such as a rat that we have no possible means of quarantine. It may already be spreading or mutating. Nobody, not you, me, or all the experts in the world can guarantee it hasn't. One thing for sure is the more exposure this virus gets to different animals, people, and environments the more likely it is going to happen. We are playing a dangerous game with a very deadly disease. Intelligent people know we don't have all the answers and we don't have this disease under control. If we did people would not be dying in Africa. The common cold has proven how helpless we are against a virus. One thing for sure bringing this disease to our country and exposing the people unnecessarily is stupid plain and simple.
Last edited by PIPEWRENCH; 10-28-14 at 08:14 PM.
That is what we are being told right now.....Until that changes.And the fact is, the doctor posed no risk to the public until he started running a fever.
Why would a person sworn to "do no harm" take the chance?He took his temp regularly, and when it got over 100.4 or whatever, called and checked himself into treatment.
Way too early to call.It's the same procedure hundreds of others returning from that region have followed, and it's worked.
What we are being told is based on decades of experience with the disease.That is what we are being told right now.....Until that changes.
Because he was doing no harm. And he's a provider who has a learned, first hand grasp of Ebola and how it spreads, and bases his decisions on the science and not irrational fears.Why would a person sworn to "do no harm" take the chance?
Fact is providers and other volunteers have been traveling to Ebola regions, treating patients, and returning home by the thousands around the globe. I've looked and can find NO instances of them infecting their home population outside of a healthcare setting. That's compelling evidence, and on the other side is baseless fears and speculation.Way too early to call.