Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stop Me If you've Heard this One...

CNN - Five Ways The CDC Got It Wrong (So Far)

1. The CDC is telling possible Ebola patients to "call a doctor."
2. The CDC director says any hospital can care for Ebola patients.
3. The CDC didn't encourage the "buddy system" for doctors and nurses.
4. CDC didn't encourage doctors to develop Ebola treatment guidelines.
5. The CDC put too much trust in protective gear.

So many of the details at the story sound so familiar...
It's like deja vu all over again.

Hey, CNN, welcome to the party! It's a big story, maybe you should cover it.

Seriously, it's nice of them to start to get on this. It could even catch on and become a thing.


  1. Doctors without borders sez:

    "To manage Ebola is not rocket science. It's very basic infection control and very basic protection of staff," said Pederson who said clean water, chlorine and soap were enough to disinfect an affected area.

    OK, there we have it, from an organization that has managed to lose 9 of its medical staff to Ebola with another 6 on the way.

    1. That was my response prior to reading Aseop's website.
      That is everyone's assumption and it's wrong now as a fact.
      They assume Ebola is caged, suppressed and are looking for infected coming from Africa when it's plain to me, the infected are already here!
      It's just a matter of time before they begin to get sick and show up in droves faster and more numerous than any health care system can handle.

  2. I've been thinking about this.
    Duncan flew from Africa after handling an Ebola victim, did he bath, change clothes or shoes after and before boarding that series of airplanes and airports?
    Now if he flew into Dulles and then on to Dallas he would have spread the Ebola virus around.
    Once in Dallas he was normal until he got sick the first time, was turned away from the hospital and at this time may have been infectious. Sent home he went using public transport most likely, rail, bus or taxi.
    Infecting anyone he was able to infect.
    By the eighth day he was really sick, and really infectious, he went into the hospital hopefully by ambulance and no doubt infected as many people he was able to by accident of course the EMT's the E-room folks and the E-room doctor.
    Now by then he had been out, sick and infectious for eight days. He could have infected anyone unlucky enough to infect, and from one of these infected that nurse could have been infected before she ever went inside Duncan's quarantine.
    By someone who has Ebola from Duncan's first or subsequent visit. Or from his chance vector transfer while diddy bopping about prior to being quarantined.
    There is that homeless man Duncan met where and what happened to him?
    If he is missing then by now he should be one sick and lethal puppy.
    Then Drudge comes out with the news....Hospital sources say up to 70 people treated or handled Duncan while he was there.
    Anyone could be infected and they also have been running around outside with everyone else.
    If Ebola is outside then the CDC is looking in the wrong place for infected people, they are looking at the Staff, the nurses and doctors, the people who they know had contact with Duncan.
    I'm thinking they need to screen the population that lives and works around that hospital outside the buildings and campus.
    The Ratio in Africa are said to be 1 = 2.5 infections.
    The nurse shows along with the possible unknown and the homeless man whereabouts unknown it could be closer to 1 = 9, 9 = 27 and if it's 1 infects 70 we are looking at 70 = 210.
    CDC is behind on this by a good mile. Ebola is ahead of them and gaining.