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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MongGrel, Jun 23, 2014.
This movie scared the hell out of me as a kid.
Supposedly it's 40 minutes from where I live now too in cleveland. A bunch of the guys at work today were freaking out about it.
yeah it's because a 2nd nurse treating the guy in Dallas started getting symptoms and flew to cleveland to visit family. unbelievable the ineptitude here.
Hospitals are indeed the problem here. What happened in the Dallas hospital could have probably happened at the majority of US hospitals. They simply aren't prepared and haven't put together plans on how to deal with a patient that comes in with ebola.
I think that's improving significantly. At least in NY they've done drills in our hospitals so we're better prepared. I think that's the best way to deal with this because there's a difference between knowing intellectually how something is done and actually have done it. In fact there are certification processes required for hospitals, and maybe having regular monitored and recorded drills for infection wouldn't be a bad thing.
That same Dallas hospital bragged about how they had meetings and preparedness drills two days before he arrived.
I don't know about Dallas, but I know what we did here. I also know that there's a difference in how closely people pay attention when faced with a hypothetical and with reality. I'm thinking that the Dallas hospital has a much more attentive attitude now.
Nassim Taleb: Here's What People Don't Understand About Ebola
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/nass...-understand-about-ebola-2014-10#ixzz3Gbr526be
A Reporter Trapped On The 'Ebola Cruise' Is Tweeting The Truth About It
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/reporter-tweeting-photos-from-ebola-cruise-2014-10#ixzz3GbrlxgrV
Being in the healthcare field I have absolutely zero faith in the US Healthcare system to properly death with an ebola outbreak.
not even scared. srs
Now you know how the Zombie virus will spread. Stupid infected medical professionals flying around and visiting "family " We are all screwed
I might have!
Fell kinda hot.
"Harvard University has imposed an effective travel ban on Ebola-striken countries, requiring students, faculty, and staff to obtain official permission from the university administration before traveling to affected parts of West Africa, and possibly staying off campus for 21 days after returning to the U.S. from those countries."
That's funny, because being in the healthcare field, I have complete faith in the US Healthcare system to properly deal with an Ebola outbreak.
That said, the media must be LOVING this, more 24 hour bullshit coverage to fill time.
You can volunteer to do their job instead if you want.
A whole chunk of people who were in (sometimes close) contact with the first U.S. patient were released from quarantine today after 21 days w/o symptoms. That's good news. Also the WHO declared a couple of countries free of the virus after 42 days with no new cases. Might be it's burning itself out.
Let's face it, if Nigeria (no disrespect intended, they did a fantastic job) can cope with it I'm sure that the US can.
Question, since it's E-bola, can I catch it by surfing on the internet?
Everyone knows the US is worse off than Nigeria because RICK PERRY lives here!
We're so backwards that according to some we kicked the poor now-deceased Liberian out of the hospital the first time because he was a minority. Turns out he was seen and tested including a CT scan which isn't exactly a free gadget. One explanation by our crew in P&N is that we kicked him out afterwards because we realized his background. OK, picture this- someone goes into an ER with an FUO. They do all the processing and testing up to and including a CT scan and after many hours a staff member just realizes he's been dealing with an African and yells "OMG he's black, get him out of here!" I'd pay to see that.
A very long and very interesting piece from the New Yorker today:
I wouldn't wish Ebola on anyone, but that's some irony for you.
Excellent read. Thanks for sharing.
jesus that is long. Good read though, shame about Khan
This was one of the saddest parts - in this situation ignorance and superstition can literally kill you.