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Posted on 08/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT by mojito
An American doctor stricken by Ebola in West Africa arrived home for treatment in Atlanta on Saturday, and U.S. government officials are urging the public to remain confident in the health-care systems ability to keep the deadly disease isolated.
A charity organization, Samaritans Purse, said two Americans in serious condition with the disease were being evacuated: Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor who had been treating Ebola victims in Liberia, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary from Charlotte.
Brantly and Writebol have been hospitalized in serious condition in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Brantly was brought back to the United States first, in a specially equipped air ambulance aircraft that landed Saturday at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, in the northwest Atlanta suburbs, according to news reports.
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Our government is in charge.
What could go wrong?
Should have sent him to Gitmo!
Doesn’t seem to be a popular opinion around here, but I think bringing them back for treatment is exactly the right thing to do. That’s assuming they can receive treatment here that’s superior to that in Africa.
We should never abandon our own for convenience, or even for safety. No more Benghazis!
Which is not to say that the government won’t screw it up.
With all of the incompetents and “rogues” we’ve got working for the Federal government right now, I don’t think it’s going to be long before we hear a loud, OOPS! “Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy”.
I support Samaritan’s Purse but am very unsure if wisdom is being followed in allowing other Ebola-patient-treating Purse doctors to return on commercial airflights to the USA without first undergoing lengthy quarantining in Africa.
Hear, hear. I was wondering what would be a good alternative to give these good Christian healers the best medical care that they deserve.
God Bless them and all that attend to them, and please Lord keep us all safe from this disease.
So if the doctor was doing all the right things to protect himself how did he get it?
Gitmo doesn’t seem like such a bad idea - however if it’s transmitted regardless of hazmat gear then even being in Gitmo wouldn’t ensure safety - unless everyone who went there never left.
How tough are those booties look like they are going though gravel
I was really surprised he walked in.
Considering we have a covert Islamic enemy agent posing as our POTUS, this stinks as yet another one of his side scams.
I had the same thought.
Your tagline contradicts your statement. Curious to know your opinion of unicorns.
Or is there some test for being infected with the virus? Not everybody who catches it gets sick, let alone dies.
Ben Casey and Kildare.
Nobody else has suggested this. I think Gitmo would have been the perfect place for the Ebola patients. OR....use Gitmo to ship off these sickly illegal alien invaders.
Sanitation and other relevant overall conditions in African hospitals are not even vaguely similar to those in US hospitals.
Individual attention to PPE can only do so much.
They knew the risks and went there of their own accord. I have no sympathies for them and bringing them here is a very bad precedence. Presumably these two goody two shoes ostensibly were well versed in containment procedures, yet they became infected, so it is only a matter of time.
Ebola probably isn’t an issue for everyday people in Western countries, but there are certain demographics, namely queers and recreational drug users, whose weakened immune systems undoubtedly make them highly susceptible.