Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Single Ebola Patient Has Overwhelmed The System: Dallas Hospital Forced To Close Emergency Room

(Pictured: Emergency room waiting area under regular conditions. How will hospitals manage and isolate the influx of patients that would storm hospitals in the middle of an Ebola outbreak?)

Despite numerous procedural missteps over the course of the last several weeks, the Centers for Disease control want the American public to believe they have everything under control.

But with a second case now being confirmed in Dallas, one can’t help but consider that these so-called ‘protocols’ set forth by the CDC are either inadequate, or they are being wholly mismanaged.

Where were the Hazmat suits for the police officers and clean-up crew that were first to arrive at Duncan’s Ebola-stricken apartment? Or what about the ambulance that carried numerous patients and personnel for 48 hours after Duncan was dropped off at the hospital before anyone realized it needed to be isolated? Or how about the quarantine procedures, which left Duncan’s extended relatives in an apartment withno established procedure for supplying the detainees with food? And why were others who were living in apartments adjacent to these, who had close proximity to Duncan’s ventilation systems, not moved? Moreover, why did the Obama administration wait almost two weeks before suggesting that we should be screening passengers arriving in the United States from flights originating in Africa?

These are just a handful of the inconsistencies which suggest, among other things, that the CDC was caught completely off guard and unprepared.