Retired WS Staff
- Jan 4, 2011
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Imo, there is a bigger risk of an outbreak in the US from travelers coming into the country from abroad than from these 2 relief workers coming home for treatment. I am sure they can be more closely monitored and studied in Atlanta, than in Africa. jmo
I think we are seeing a mutation, you guys. It's got to be spread through the air, for the taxi people to get it; and it has got to be insanely small to penetrate the level 4 containment suits those guys wear. Either that, or it lives on surfaces in such a manner as to be unable to be killed - like some of the spores that viruses can develop.Best-
First Ebola patient will arrive in the USA Saturday.
I really want to know who authorized this. That is my first question. Private company, CDC, government? Do they have to pass through customs, etc.?
Why, why, why?!! In a previous post I linked to where another american died because he was not allowed to leave the country because of Ebola- and he didn't have it. So why are two Americans with Ebola being flown back? Why them and not him? Money? Connections? Is the government sponsoring this? Why?
I think Herding nailed it when she said that we needed subjects to do some more intensive testing and work on for some treatments for future patients.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/emory-university-hospital-prepares-ebola-patient/ngsL7/Friday afternoon, Emory held a news conference saying it is looking very much forward to assisting the Ebola patients. The hospital says Samaritans Purse first contacted them about bringing the patients to Atlanta.
The male doctor is a friend of mine's sister's friend (got that?). He also gave up the only experimental treatment so his coworker could get it instead.