- Jun 12, 2012
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I know we all want to head for the hills and lock everyone up, just because ...
...but when we have enough evidence to know what happened, we keep seeing the same thing: a person caught the disease when they were in contact with someone who was close to death - which is when the virus is super-strong in the fluids, and those fluids are oozing out of every orifice and making new ones.
We saw it with Duncan, with Nina, with Amber ...all caught it at that stage. We also saw tons and tons who didn't catch it because they came across the infected person much earlier in the process, when the virus was relatively weak and the fluids were little to none.
I'm not willing to dismiss the evidence we keep seeing, just because it doesn't feed our fears and biases. Do I believe what I'm saying? My 91-yr-old dad and 88-yr-old mom had multiple appts at Presby Med Center a week ago, and I saw no reason to warn them away. They were blessed with easy-to-get prime parking spots, and no lines in the doc's offices, as a result.
I agree that there is a wide girth between hysteria and non-chalance when it comes to Ebola.
What I have trouble with is our leadership (ie CDC) being more reactionary rather than highly proactive & pre-cautionary. It is human nature for most of us not to live via an "aseptic technique" or a "self-quarantine" manner without defined instructions from our leadership. Caution goes way beyond a lay-persons common sense in dealing with this virus.
I wish I could fully trust the authorities/decision-makers but I haven't been impressed.