Okay Ya'll time to STOP the FUTURE TRIPPIN with the WHAT IF's! You are gonna have a nervous breakdown Des!
I too am from Atlanta..As an R.N. i am highly skeptical when it comes to medical care and medical care facilities, especially if it involves my
friends and my family..I mean aren't we all? My mom lived at Emory literally, after undergoing a stem cell transplant for cancer. She was admitted to
the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, 8th floor to be exact.. She was my best friend..and i felt that no one was gonna screw around with her care! I left
my family and went to stay with her at the hospital, in her room! My stays were as long as 4 weeks at a time! Being a nurse i was aware of short
staff, and less than desirable care. i was bound and determined not to let that happen to my mother.
I can honestly say the care she received was absolutely stellar!! And believe me I was looking for the mistakes! The nurses were like none other I
had ever witnessed!! Keep in mind this is a highly specialized unit and not your general med surg floor! The nurses that made it to the 8th floor
stayed there. Very little turn over on this floor!
I am trying to put some of you at ease here...Emory is a state of the art Hospital! They are only one of 4 hospitals
in the country that have a locked down secured Isolation or quarantined area. These 2 patients contracted the Ebola Virus in Africa they have had no
contact with the general public since entering the United States. They entered on a secure transfer flight capable of handling the most deadly
pathogens in the world! Every person involved has a degree in Bio Safety Level 4 diseases...Level 4 being the most virulent and deadly and without a
cure. Each was in a contained isolated living pod and no one was breathing or re breathing the air of the contaminated.
These patients are not going to be mixed with the general public...I seriously doubt any nurses will care for the patients period. It will be only
doctors/researchers. You will need a top level security clearance to even enter the area and I do believe this is a facility that is separate from
the main hospital at Emory. The patients are probably behind several secured and contained doors. My opinion and this may be part of the protocol
but the Doctors and anyone assigned to these patients needs to live in the facility and not leave until either the patient is cured or the patient
dies...which they will most likely be required to do! The risk of exposure to the general public is not very high.
The reason the patients were brought to Emory is because the CDC is right down the street!! This is the only way to study and research this deadly
live virus in a living infected person! Until now, there has never been an opportunity to really find a cure! If we do not get a handle on this now
and try to find a cure then we may not be in immediate danger with the disease being contained to Africa but believe me it is around the corner!! WE
NEED THIS RESEARCH!!! ASAP!! and this is the best chance we have ever had to conduct and find a cure....
BAR NONE! OF ALL THE DEADLY PATHOGENS WE COULD GET, EBOLA SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME AND ALWAYS HAS!!
Do not lose sleep over whether or not the city of Atlanta will be exposed . This is NOT a conspiracy theory!! It is modern medicine taking
Do ya'll really think that the majority of Doctors and Research Scientist, Molecular Biologists, Geneticist, Infectious disease specialist are just a
bunch of hacks that got their degrees in a bubble gum machine??? Have a little faith!
Most of the people that go into this type of medicine do so because they love humanity and want to give back! Not because they have a sinister plan
to expose mankind to some horrible disease!! I say most because there are no absolutes ever when it comes to medicine or science!
This is not some type of killing off people to control the world's population! Emphasis on CONTROL!! Ebola is too unpredictable and too lethal for
someone to release as a bio weapon You cannot control it! Not a good choice and the terrorists will most likely end up contracting the disease!!
The post regarding water from the sheets or water going down the drain and contaminating the public water system, prompted me to write this response.
Do you really believe this is the first time we have ever treated a highly contagious and lethal disease? TB, SARS, Legionaries, AIDS, Mad Cow,
Plague, Hanta Virus etc.....Common sense will keep you grounded..
Thanks for letting me share,
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