Ebola outbreak - general thread #8

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Harmony 2, Oct 17, 2014.

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  1. SStarr33

    SStarr33 Inactive

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    Try the hola extension for chrome
     


  2. chipmunk

    chipmunk Member

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    Thank you for your eloquent, calm, respectful and helpful post. Even if I may not agree 100% with all you said it is my pleasure to converse with you and listen well to all you say.
     
  3. Softail

    Softail Well-Known Member

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    Who said anything about schools? I certainly did not.
     
  4. Lyra500

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    You were responding to a post which included this

    Your response was that you did not think it was irrational.

    I was just saying that I think there are definitely some aspects of what is going on in the US at the moment which are totally irrational and gave a couple of examples.
     
  5. Jersey*Girl

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    http://www.doctorswithoutborders.or...ons-health-care-workers-returning-west-africa

    October 29 Statement on Regulations for Health Care Workers Returning From West Africa

     
  6. CARIIS

    CARIIS Spelling Bee Winner - Kindergarden!

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    Ahhhhhh now the panic zone has expanded to 10 miles NASA is gonna be busy flying everyone oto the moom!

    Heck the direct impact from small nuclear explsions is less than 10 miles -- this is late night tv material



     
  7. Softail

    Softail Well-Known Member

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    Cool to each their own..... :peace:
     
  8. Jersey*Girl

    Jersey*Girl Active Member

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    Stay away from the light, Carol Anne... :hand: :silenced:
     
  9. Mzkity62

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    That is BS that by quarantining her it will cause hardship on the war on Ebola. That is crap!!!!! How could that be???? By making it harder for the health care workers to get back into this county??? They should have thought this out before they went to fight a war that didn't exist in the country. This is all so stupid. I was alive when we had to have smallpox vaccines. This was not a small thing on a kid. It was a big shot, a big scab and a big scar. Why would you want to come into our country with even a small chance that you could be carrying a disease that does not exist here???? And you are a health care provider??? This means to me that you care about yourself more than you care about the health of others.
     
  10. Softail

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    I stand by my comment... I don't think people are being irrational Just cautious....as they should be...
     
  11. liljim

    liljim Former Member

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    it seems incongruous to say that someone who travels halfway around the world and puts themselves at great risk to care for sick people they do not know is the type of person who cares more about their own health than the health of others... no?
     
  12. bwt42

    bwt42 Former Member

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    I am not afraid of ebola at all. Just trying to get a handle on what posters supporting the nurses position are saying. Should we allow anyone coming in contact with ebola to decide whether to monitor themselves or be quarantined? If that's your position, fine. Just trying to understand.
     
  13. JudyBolton

    JudyBolton In memory: My dear friend Martha Mickel, kidnapped

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    I will just say that I also have several nurses in my family - some for over 30 years and my niece is in her first year....I have asked them and not a *single* one of them thinks that it is irrational to require health care workers to be quarantined upon their return. I do NOT want this to be the case but all it will take is ONE child to come down with this virus after contact with one of these selfish people..... and the rest of the nay sayers will change their mind.

    We don't want to think of the worst case scenarios but isn't that the prudent thing to do? On one side of the scale we have a nurse who has to stay in her house a few days and we have a Dr. who cannot go bowling and on the other side we have the LIFE of an innocent American citizen - perhaps a young child - there is no contest!
     
  14. Mzkity62

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    What I am saying is not someone who goes to help others, but someone that that has been in contact with a contagion that has not been on American soil is threatening other Americans that have not put themselves in harms way. How is that fair??? I have not been to an Ebola stricken nation or been in contact with others that have had Ebola. She has!!!!!! She should by all protocol be in isolation for at least 21 days. She has no right to be out in the pubic.
     
  15. JudyBolton

    JudyBolton In memory: My dear friend Martha Mickel, kidnapped

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    BBM - I don't think she cares more about her health nor does that lying doctor in New York - what they care about is the ability to go do what they want to do, when they want to do it, without any inconvenience!
     
  16. bwt42

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    I think she got great satisfaction & payoff in her job. I'm leery of people that claim they are altruistic.
     
  17. quueenie

    quueenie Verified Insider

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    Good luck...I tried to understand how anyone could support the nurses position, yet I still don't.. There is no good reason for her attitude and her actions.. In my eyes, she went from a hero to a spoiled brat in 5 minutes!.
     
  18. JudyBolton

    JudyBolton In memory: My dear friend Martha Mickel, kidnapped

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    Yep - she is a showboater for sure - not sure what her motivation might be...maybe $$ from a law suit, or fame from all of the attention, or trying to make some political point but one thing is for "dang sure" (my grandaddy's phrase) - her motivation is NOT to protect the lives and health of American citizens!!
     
  19. Harmony 2

    Harmony 2 Administrator

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    Friendly reminder:

    Let's go easy on each other please. Emotions are running very high in this topic and tension appears to be building with differing opinions, but we are all entitled to our thoughts and opinions. Please continue to keep this discussion civil and avoid sarcasm and snark. If you feel you are getting aggravated with a poster's opinion then scroll and roll, use the ignore feature or take a little break.
    :tyou:
     
  20. liljim

    liljim Former Member

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    i dont understand why so many people in support of quarantines for asymptomatic people accept the 21 day quarantine, it clearly should be 42 days or even longer right?

    even tho the infection rate in the 21-42 day period is much smaller we are still talking about ebola right? any risk is too great... 42 days or longer would be the safe way to go no?

    and what about in the past, all the doctors and nurses, media people, clergy that have been in close contact with patients in areas where ebola has been present. any of those people who knew of the risks and did not self-quarantine for at least 21 days upon their return to the US... clearly negligent and dangerous right?
     
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