Skip to comments.U.S. doctor quarantines himself at home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia
Posted on 08/02/2014 11:56:32 PM PDT by Innovative
A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States -- and put himself in quarantine.
MTI declined to discuss details of how Jamison traveled back to the United States, including whether he was on a commercial flight.
Jamison, 69, said he's had no symptoms of the deadly virus, but has been in seclusion since he returned to his hometown of Morristown, Tennessee.
The father of three said his daughter picked him up from the airport and dropped him at home, where he's quarantined himself and has had no contact with anyone since.
He plans to be in isolation for 21 days, which is the incubation period for the disease -- or the time between infection and onset of symptoms.
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For his sake and all others, I hope he is clean. At least he is waiting to find out.
I read of another doctor who has quarantined himself in Vancouver, BC. He also traveled back to North America on a commercial flight.
I thought his obligation was to first do no harm. Flew on how many planes and rode in a car with his own daughter.
This is wrong in so many ways.
As long as these doctors showed no symptoms, it sounds like the flights were okay. As long as it was NO symptoms, and not “I’m feeling a bit off today. Oh well, I’m sure it will be okay.”
And not to get alarmist or anything, tinfoil or no, but Obama issued and executive order giving him total power in case of war or natural disaster — I think an ebola outbreak would qualify.
Obama’s Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law
March 18, 2012
“In fact, the specific sections of the order make it clear that the President may take complete command and control of the countrys natural resources in peacetime, as well.
The last line of the quoted material gives the President of the United Staes the power to control the general distribution of any material (including services) in the civilian market. This seems to be no less than the nationalization of all food, energy, water, and healthcare pipelines and providers in the country. And to help him keep tabs on all this responsibility, he assigns a cabinet member to each category of control.”
Aren’t they wonderful? So selfless and heroic.
Same with those who tell us all to be as selfless as democrats and allow the border invasion without taking kids in, hundreds of thousands of them, into their homes. Not even one.
They give up OUR health and well being because they are so selfless, but it is our children, our country we are trying to care for.
Why didn’t these people just stay in Liberia if they are so heroic?
Horrible horrible stupidity
the daughter, however, is out and about.
What a horrible situation.
Ebola is not contagious during the incubation period. He wasn’t putting anybody at risk during the flight.
Unfortunately, those who would terrorize us read the same media we do and they now have a few ideas.
Since bodily fluids are the main vector of transmission, what happens when he flushes the toilet after using it, and the stuff goes down the train to the sewerage treatment plant? Wouldn’t the entire route, from toilet to the pipes, to the sewer and to the bogs where the stuff is stored till they turn it back into drinking water, be contaminated????
Can they remove the virus/bacteria from the water? Wouldn’t it infect the entire lagoon?
How do they handle the infection route in between? What happens if city workers have to handle those pipes for any reason? Or private plumbers?
How about if he decides to spit in his trashcan? People handle trash and many trash dumps have a line where people go through that trash in order to sort it for recycling. Wouldn’t those people be at risk handling his trash?
If he coughs or sneezes within his home, his entire home would likely become contaminated. Then what? Burn the house to the ground if he dies?
So many ways for infection to occur, and such a risky disease to have on the loose.
They are selfless and heroic.
There is absolutely no way this will not get out. I’m starting (?) to think this might be intentional. If the elites can feel safe somehow, I believe they would have no problem with a total outbreak reducing population by 50-80%. The only question is their preparations, and do they have a vaccine or cure?
Couldn’t he have done that in a small hotel on the outskirts of town in Africa?
We are not supposed to think, just sit here dumb and happy, believing that ebola is no big deal... even if it kills 60% of those who catch it and leaves permanent problems for those who survive it.
And we certainly shouldn’t be asking any questions. (/sarc)
I sure hope and pray I am wrong, but have had this terrible gut feeling for almost 6 years now that Obama (or his controllers) will find or cause a reason to declare martial law sometime just before the 2016 elections and become our first 3 term president... The civilian police forces all over the US have been sufficiently militarized now... all we can do is wait and see, I guess.
Good question, this was a big deal when aids started in 1981.
As a "private plumber" or "service, or repair plumber" I paid some attention to that, but eventually lost interest and came to ignore it, most of us ignore Aids now.
What's funny is that Ebola has killed fewer than 2000 since it started in 1976, and Aids has killed 36 million since 1981, and 1.6 million in 2012, yet I never think of it anymore in my work.
Please read my post 6 — tinfoil or not..
Maybe they will have vaccines for the “appropriate” people... as for the rest...
Don’t forget all the bullets they were buying...
“Ebola is not contagious during the incubation period”
Here’s the problem with the line of thinking. The incubation period is 2 -21 days, not 21.
Sawyer started throwing up on a plane. I read that some of the people on the plane are already infected.
Why are so many Ebola health-care workers dying from the virus?
“Exactly how are health professionals getting infected?
No one knows at this point. There was some speculation on the exact method of transmission at the CDC. But a WHO spokesperson told Vox “it’s a bit of a mystery” right now. “There have obviously been lapses somewhere in how the doctors and nurses have protected themselves and we don’t know if it’s clinics that they’re working in or elsewhere.”
The fact that this didn’t get identified or discovered until the mid-1970s....leads me to think that this was a lab experiment conducted in central Africa in the 1960s, which got out of hand. They probably already have a serum but probably admit it only works fifty percent of the time and costs $40,000 per application.
I didn’t know about this case until you mentioned it, then I Googled it.
Ebola: Doctors told to prepare for global outbreak after victim was allowed on two planes
It IS becoming hard to believe that there is not “something” afoot, isn’t it. The only fly in the ointment, so to speak, is that we all know that gov screws up every thing it touches. It would be poetic if all the elites were effected and the normal proles went unscathed. Never forget, God has a sense of humor, and Karma is a bitch.
In the article in my post 22:
” US medic Kent Brantly, 33, fell ill despite wering full protective gear”
Yes and now the left can say ebola killing all those Americans is the fault of Billy Graham and his missionaries.
Billy’s son Franklin is just another clueless hillbilly Christian from North Carolina.
Can’t you see it?
I think that is a good. He should have isolated himself over there before coming home.
If the elites can feel safe somehow, I believe they would have no problem with a total outbreak reducing population by 50-80%. The only question is their preparations, and do they have a vaccine or cure?
Considering they are trying to INCREASE the population of the US by as much and as fast as they can, it makes no sense they would us ebola to reduce it.
Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns
It all starts with a few cases here and there, then there are more...
but that’s only because the CDC hasn’t got it yet, the CDC can contain it! The CDC said so.... they wouldn’t lie would they?
I am aware of that media description, but it hardly describes the actual conditions of the hell they are working and living in and the status of the gear that they use, etc, etc.in the African front lines.
This article is a reminder of what they are dealing with over there, compared to our standards, capabilities, and fresh protective gear and isolation etc.
Why should they bother saying when half of the people on these threads are already saying it?
Man up, we can handle treating a sick American doctor, that got ill overseas serving as a Christian missionary to the sick.
Since the virus requires only 1 to 10 virons to cause the disease . The patients are probably contagious early in the symptomatic phase.
If they dealt with Ebola like climate change threat
What an idiot this guy is.
I’ve been thinking the same thing and hope and pray I’m wrong. The few people I’ve told think I’m nuts. Guess I hope they’re right!
Pure stupidity to even come back and THEN quarantine yourself especially after coming into contact with hundreds of people. Stupid.
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...
Liberals thought he same of Bush wanting more terms. And FDR had 3 terms.. It would be hard even for Hussein to get past the 22nd.
Keep mind that Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, etc all signed orders with the same powers.
Just wanted to go along with not being an alarmist.
Calm down people.
These bleeding heart do-gooders are going to get us all killed.
Yeah I know they did, and as evil as they saw Bush, even he could not get the civil unrest going as good as the community organizer.
All I can say, is I sure hope your right... just a sickening gut feeling... a feeling that has been wrong before, but not often. I have been an optimist for going on 50 years, but lately it would depend on the specific day as to whether the glass was half full or half empty now, I really don’t like that change either...
He wanted the best health care treatment in the world. We still provide it to elites and doctors who push into the limelight.
I have not read that. So sad.
Who is Sawyer?
And his daughters? Are they in voluntary quarantine? And the people on the plane with him? What a jerk. I’ll bet the ‘do no harm’ doctor is a liberal narcissistic fool.
they seem to forget that it's us unwashed masses that let them live the life of luxury that they're accustomed to.
They don't realize the implications for themselves if there were to be that kind of die off from something this serious.
It looks to me that the masses of Dem voters are most at risk.
I’d expect the fedgov to attack this very hard.
“The horses are out of the barn, but hey, let me just close this here gate.”
They created the situation.
I for one, am glad that I do NOT live in a city.
And I am prepping for a long term situation that may need months to resolve.
I always get ready before winter anyway since we’re a significant distance from a city and stores. I hate hauling stuff in through the snow, slop, and ice.
However, this time I am stocking up on some medical supplies before they are at risk of being contaminated. Whatever is in stock on the shelves now is not likely to be.
In a few weeks, that may not be the case. Anything produced overseas starting probably in the next month, I would consider at risk for being contaminated.
Now is the time to get ready.