Skip to comments.US Doctor With Ebola Walks Into Atlanta Hospital for Treatment
Posted on 08/02/2014 11:40:52 PM PDT by Nachum
The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.
Fear that the outbreak killing more than 700 people in Africa could spread in the U.S. has generated considerable anxiety among some Americans. But infectious disease experts said the public faces zero risk as Emory University Hospital treats a critically ill missionary doctor and a charity worker who were infected in Liberia.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received "nasty emails" and at least 100 calls from people saying "How dare you bring Ebola into the country!?" CDC Director Tom Frieden told The Associated Press Saturday.
"I hope that our understandable fear of the unfamiliar does not trump our compassion when ill Americans return to the U.S. for care," Frieden said.
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(Floridians are very familiar with these little suckers. bio engineered at UF .. and they got out)
The same people who said you could keep your doctor, rates won’t go up, this won’t hurt and I’ve never been on a golf course?
Yep, the opening scene always makes the hair on my neck prickle. Never a better cinematic use of Don't Fear the Reaper, IMO.
This is an ideal situation for us to get up to speed on Ebola, an American missionary, Ebola doctor who caught it himself in Africa, and who will be the perfect patient at one of our 4 special units in America for Ebola isolation and treatment.
As David Alan Coe once sang, “This’ll only hurt for a little while...”(remainder edited for content)
But how did it get into the isolation unit ? Magic ?
I have zero concern for public health from someone in isolation at a facility designed for that purpose.
I have concerns about the thousands of people coming from africa to the US every day who are potential carriers.
were see come September
They say, to reinforce their idea of safety that the hospital is only a few blocks from the CDC...
The same CDC who left samples of small pox and dengue fever and other such diseases lying about unsecured for the past 50 years?
My best friend is supposed to have surgery at this hospital this month. I am scheduled to care for her 9/1
as the country song said “Famous last words of a fool....”
“the public faces zero risk”
Yes, because unlike ordinary human beings, these people are infallible.
Compassion for one person doesn't justify endangering the whole population. The doctor took a risk and lost . I respect his sacrifice but he should not have been brought back to the USA.
According to Shawn Moran, the vice president and spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, scabies and lice are the two main infestations that his agents come across. He adds that chicken pox, measles, H1N1 and tuberculosis are also pretty common. Really, he says they see a whole gamete of diseases and thats what his men are most concerned with.
Moran tells KDKA Radios Mike Pintek that there have been agents who have been hospitalized with respiratory illnesses that they believe came from their job. He says the agents understand going into the job that this is one of their responsibilities.
And now we allow ebola in through the front door, anyone feel like thier under attack?
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
Right up there with “the check’s in the mail”, “I love you” and “promise ....
The triumph of "feelings" over reason; aka the road to Hell.
I remember putting a screen on the front of the car to protect the radiator. I had no idea they were a UF science experiment.
Zero risk does not exist.
“The check is in the mail” and what’s the other part of that lie?
Tar and feather the doctors and officials involved.
Ebola is not an airborne infection, nor would it likely have survived the fire that would occur after a plane crash.
It is spread by fluid contact. Ebola is not particularly contagious, it is simply very difficult to treat.
Four months in three countries that are pretty much the definition of backwards, it has spread to about 1000 people. These are people who eat monkeys they find dead on the ground (dead because they died of Ebola, for example). Their culture almost seems designed to help spread Ebola.
If we can’t handle a couple of cases of Ebola, we won’t survive a real outbreak of disease.
These overly amorous critters are native to Central America; the best guess as to how they came to these United States places them as undiscovered stowaways who arrived by ship in Galveston or New Orleans around 1920. They migrated into Florida in 1947 from Louisiana, looked around, liked what they saw, and decided to stay. Their natural capacity for reproduction took care of the rest.
Thank you. You saved me the trouble of looking up that particular picture of the Atlanta skyline.
Gives a whole new meaning to the Allman Brothers’ “Hot’lanta”.
“Doctors Insist Deadly Ebola Virus Won’t Escape Atlanta Hospital”
So, then, they have liability insurance to ensure that in case they are wrong, victims will be properly compensated, right?
I wonder what their liability insurance company says?
I’m guessing they say “not covered”. Someone could ask though.
Ebola will not go airborne? Someone needs to tell the Canuks:
To "pre-judge" something is (usually) bad. To "discriminate" (between good and bad, or healthy food and poison, or, in this case between safety and danger) is, again usually, a good thing. We in the West are failing to discriminate on a massive scale, and this has led to many problems. Hopefully, EHF will remain one of the minor ones.
What do these findings mean? First and foremost, Ebola is not suddenly an airborne disease. As expert commentators at ProMED stated, the experiments demonstrate the susceptibility of pigs to Zaire Ebolavirus and that the virus from infected pigs can be transmitted to macaques under experimental conditions they fall short of establishing that this is a normal route of transmission in the natural environment. Furthermore, because human Ebola outbreaks have historically been locally contained, it is unlikely that Ebola can spread between humans via airborne transmission.Of course, the fear is a new virulent strain of Ebola that could be transmitted airborne or by other means.
The doctor transported to the Atlanta Hospital was an EBOLA SPECIALIST.
He knew the disease.
He SAW the horrors of the disease.
He knew how to protect himself FROM EBOLA.
And THIS GOOD DOCTOR GOT EBOLA.
The relatively fast spread of the current outbreak means most of what they know about transmission is out the window. Also the patient at Emory was/is suppose to be an expert on ebola. Why have over 100 health care workers - trained and briefed - gotten the disease? Because it has mutated and may well have gone airborne.
Ebola's virus can live outside the body for days - - haunting elevator buttons, grocery cart handles and air conditioning duck work...
High density inner city neighborhoods will be epicenters of the slaughter.
You would think the Dems would be all over this, that’s their voters you’re talking about.
To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.
What Moron decided to build the CDC in a large city? They moved the Manhatten Project in the middle of nowhere for two reasons: To keep it secret and in case something went wrong it wouldn’t take the town with it.
Remember when AIDS first started and the doctors of the CDC became 'rock stars'... and grants and money flowed like water? Incentives can be subtle.
Then again, part of the Manhatten project - an unshielded reactor - was located under a sports field at the University of Chicago... That worked without damage. This might too. We'll find out when someone starts pointing out hindsight's 20/20...
It started as the center of the fight against malaria in the US. Very reasonable to put it there at the time.
Not to mention currency...
Ebola’s saving grace is people die fast enough that the epidemic becomes self contained. I don’t know if that will hold in a large modern city... hopefully we’ll never find out.
That is exactly what goes through my mind when I hear there is no risk. Many medical professionals have become ill, that should have known better.
High drama. Talk shows galore. Grant money up the wazoo....
There is NO medical reason - none - nada - zip - for the CDC to be risking the lives of millions of Americans so they can treat this doctor here. Other than their own convenience and above narcissism.
The good doctor working in Africa was probably NOT scheduled to come back for months anyhow - he could just as easily been treated there by the CDC.
Hah! Yesterday while watching the doctor go to the hospital I kept seeing the opening seen where Rick wakes up in the hospital and there is no one around but him.....and all the zombies behind the chain locked door. lol
“I respect his sacrifice but he should not have been brought back to the USA.”
Even stupidity could see that. Bringing him back can only be motivated by Evil.