Friday, October 17, 2014

"Being afraid at all is the wrong thing to do ..."

Do not listen to the hysterical voices on radio and television or read the fear provoking words online ...

You may have heard that a Fox News TV talking head contradicted his network mates by offering the naked truth about the U.S. ebola outbreak. I didn't choose to view this at first. But if you haven't seen it, you might like to run it. It is hard to be more unambiguously direct than Shep Smith is here.

1 comment:

Rain Trueax said...

One thing that occurred to me is where this will hurt us is our health care system and transport by air. All it takes is one person in an ER who is diagnosed with latter stage Ebola and it closes it down until it can be sterilized or whatever they do and the crew is put into observation.

I think, they are going to have to find ways to sort patients, triage style before they get to where they put the whole system down. With 10,000 people flying from Africa a month (the statistics I had read), we are bound to get more cases and how we protect two important systems will tell a lot about how effective we can be as a culture when confronted with something like this. So far we have not done well with letting those under observation travel freely and not having good protective gear for the personnel who first come in contact with them.

IF they determine it is not really contagious until it's at the latter stages, it will reduce some of the concern a lot. But they don't really know enough right now. Clearly it's not a risk to most of us but if we work in a hospital ER or clinic, it is obviously of a lot more concern especially where their protocol is uneven and ineffective in many hospitals where these sick people may show up. The other thing is where throwing up and diarrhea are not unheard of with many illnesses, this whole thing isn't simple!

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