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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    One can't spread it when one isn't symptomatic.
    This was discredited weeks ago, and I can tell you from personal knowledge that even defining "symptomatic" is sometimes difficult. Remember that nurse that the CDC told could fly because her fever wasn't high enough? Yeah she just took tylenol. Welcome to the world of medicine, where things are almost never black and white.

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

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    This is one of the most insane things ever written on this site.
    Yeah, yeah, you say that about every thread I post, and do your best to derail every thread as well. Its Personal, it get it!

    Its probably also your racism, I get that too.

    Sorry, but this is allot bigger than you!

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I dont know that he even intended to spread the virus, I think more likely he was hoping to avoid quarantine and ended up bringing it here. He DID say he purposely quarantined himself in his apartment, but the cats out of the bad at this point. If he's a physician-he KNEW this.
    I was only responding to a message that alleged a deliberate act (http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1063902343). I don't disagree that the doctor may have hoped to avoid quarantine. That's a quite different position from that taken in the message to which I was responding. IMO, there is virtually no chance that the doctor wanted to spread the virus.

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    The doctor openly admits he began feeling "Sluggish" on Tuesday.

    He did NOT self-Isolate, or report his observations to his employers or authorities.

    He went out into public, traveled on several trains, buses, and taxi cabs, went to several restaurants, used public restrooms, even when he noted on Wednesday that he had diarrhea.

    He then went bowling, and only the next morning contacted authorities.

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This was discredited weeks ago, and I can tell you from personal knowledge that even defining "symptomatic" is sometimes difficult. Remember that nurse that the CDC told could fly because her fever wasn't high enough? Yeah she just took tylenol. Welcome to the world of medicine, where things are almost never black and white.
    There are some exceptions e.g., transmission via semen after one has recovered. With regard to the doctor's subway travels and bowling outing, the risk that he spread Ebola is very low.

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    There are some exceptions e.g., transmission via semen after one has recovered. With regard to the doctor's subway travels and bowling outing, the risk that he spread Ebola is very low.
    The problem isnt that the probability is low, its that it even happened.

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The problem isnt that the probability is low, its that it even happened.
    As I stated earlier, I thought it was somewhat careless for him to have done so once he started feeling sluggish. There was some risk that he could have become symptomatic when in a public place. Right now, the news accounts suggest that he did not become symptomatic until afterward.

    NYC physician tests positive for Ebola - CNN.com

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    There are some exceptions e.g., transmission via semen after one has recovered. With regard to the doctor's subway travels and bowling outing, the risk that he spread Ebola is very low.
    He had diarrhea and was using public restrooms in restaurants.

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    As I stated earlier, I thought it was somewhat careless for him to have done so once he started feeling sluggish. There was some risk that he could have become symptomatic when in a public place. Right now, the news accounts suggest that he did not become symptomatic until afterward.

    NYC physician tests positive for Ebola - CNN.com
    And he already dropped the ball. There do exist mechanisms to prevent this type of thing, like closing borders.

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    Re: Doctor rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms went bowling a day earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    He had diarrhea and was using public restrooms in restaurants.

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    I haven't seen any news reports to that effect. For example, CNN reported:

    Spencer, who is hospitalized in intensive care, went for a jog, may have gone to a restaurant, traveled the city's vast subway system and went bowling before feeling ill...

    NYC physician tests positive for Ebola - CNN.com

    The New York Times reported:

    Speaking at the news conference, city officials said that while they were still investigating, they did not believe Dr. Spencer was symptomatic while he traveled around the city on Wednesday and had therefore posed no risk to the public.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/ny...york-city.html

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