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Doctor with Ebola confined to his home!

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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Okay, I'm glad the CDC is on this and protecting us from a pandemic.Because I've never heard of quarantining people in their homes.

gma.yahoo.com...

Now it sounds like hey, no problem. He just can't let anyone in the house right? Well what if someone breaks in his house? The CDC just lost all control of the situation. Why would you not put him in a hospital where he can be monitored and cared for,till he was not a carrier anymore? I think they are trying to give it to us. I'm sorry but I have never heard of such lackadaisical quarantine procedures. Not with something this deadly. We can say they are ignorant in Africa and thats why its spreading there,but what about what the CDC is doing here?




posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: Dimithae

He does not have any signs of the disease and placed Himself in quarantine...



A Tennessee doctor who placed himself in quarantine after volunteering in West Africa, where the Ebola virus is rampant, says he's "feeling well" and showing no sign of symptoms. Alan Jamison, a retired pediatrician, returned home to Morristown, Tenn., after he was evacuated from Liberia by the aid group he was volunteering for -- working at the same hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly, an American now fighting the deadly virus.


gma.yahoo.com...



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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originally posted by: Dimithae
Okay, I'm glad the CDC is on this and protecting us from a pandemic.Because I've never heard of quarantining people in their homes.

gma.yahoo.com...

Now it sounds like hey, no problem. He just can't let anyone in the house right? Well what if someone breaks in his house? The CDC just lost all control of the situation. Why would you not put him in a hospital where he can be monitored and cared for,till he was not a carrier anymore? I think they are trying to give it to us. I'm sorry but I have never heard of such lackadaisical quarantine procedures. Not with something this deadly. We can say they are ignorant in Africa and thats why its spreading there,but what about what the CDC is doing here?


I believe the article states he treated Ebola patients, NOT that he has Ebola. Big difference. He is basically being asked to quarantine himself to see if he develops symptoms. If he does not develop symptoms in the next 21 days then he does not have Ebola. I do find it a little odd but not as worrisome as you seem to find it. Let me repeat. The article does NOT say he has Ebola, just that he treated patients.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: Khaleesi

uhuh...too bad if he does have it then....and the guy that wrote the article ...who tells him what to write ?



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Dimithae

What's interesting in the video interview is that he seems to imply that these guys are leaving now because of growing concern they'll get stuck there.

In effect, that means the healthcare support is diminishing. That can't be good.
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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: Dimithae

I think it is great he quarantined himself just in case... although I think they ALL should've been quarsntined just in case.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: Khaleesi

Sadly this is a game of chance that we can not afford as a nation to play, quarantine means away from anybody that they can infect if indeed he happens to develop the disease, staying at home means infecting people around him that are taking care of him, perhaps love ones?, just because he quarantine himself at home doesn't mean that anybody that live with him at home is quarantine also.

Just because he feels fine doesn't mean he is safe, after all he did happen to be around those that were infected.

I find this reckless and dangerous and should not be allowed, it only takes one infected to start a pandemic, that is how all pandemics develop.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: Dimithae

Never heard of it, you say?
www.cdc.gov...

In the United States , where there was limited transmission of SARS-CoV during the 2003 SARS outbreak, neither individual nor population-based quarantine of contacts was recommended. CDC advised persons who were exposed but not symptomatic to monitor themselves for symptoms and advised home isolation and medical evaluation if symptoms appeared.


Most states have adopted codes that permit patients to request and be granted in-homeconfinement and even isolation, so long as the individual is cooperative with the order:
www.ncsl.org...

Most quarantines in the US have been at-home (depending, obviously on the amount of medical care and treatment required by the patient... so perhaps it is more accurate to say most quarantines that did not involve critically ill patients) since the forced sanitorium confinement of the early American HIV patients in the early 80s. That decision by the CDC to essentially imprison those sufferers created a fiasco which opened the door to ackowledging Americans with illnesses or who have been exposed to illnesses still have rights, albeit rights with caveats related to overall public safety. In other words, it became clear that individuals who cooperated with a doctor's order of confinement and were not a flight risk if allowed to serve their quarantines at their private home, had every right to be allowed to remain at their home. Locking this doctor up like he was Typhoid Mary or that drug resistant TB dude from a few years back, both of whome had displayed a complete disregard for the health of the community and persisted in public activities that put everyone at great risk despite court orders to remain confined at home, would serve no purpose and would actually be quite cruel.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

You'll note that he flew on a commercial airline, met his daughter at the airport, and THEN placed himself under voluntary quarantine.

This almost feels like a publicity stunt.


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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: loam

It could be, or just play stupidity, If you ask me.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

Well, the gates are wide open on this thing. He's one of dozens, if not more, fleeing the area and coming home.

We're just not hearing about them.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: Dimithae

The "article"does not say the doctor has Ebola. He is confined to his home, which is "isolation" (individuals are isolated) not "quarantine" (groups and communities are quarantined). ...Pure sensationalism.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

Sofi, you need to see his interview, I think he's the one seeking attention.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: loam

It won't come up - technical difficulties. ...so usually it's the news source that's sensationalizing - you say he's the one seeking attention - for what? ...a message?



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:33 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

Well, he describes that health workers are being sent home from the region, largely out of concern of getting trapped in the region.

He voluntarily placed himself into isolation, but only after flying home on a commercial airline, meeting his daughter at the airport. It just seemed like he wanted the attention. 15 mins. of fame and all.... Maybe not.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: loam

Gotcha. I didn't get a good vibe from him either (found a few articles, saw pics, no video).



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:53 PM
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a reply to: loam

or seal the borders.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

seriously a message???? yes a message,,

and the message is,,NOT EVERYONE IS dead who has treated the infected.
or contagious, or sick,,
or else they would all be dead already,,,

21 days.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

didn't get a good vibe

wow,,
guess well all find out,, yup u guessed it,,,

21 days.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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It's hard not to respect the sacrifices these doctors and nurses made and if it was just me I may not mind. But this administration and the management for the CDC has recently come under intense scrutiny and have lost most credibility. Also, it isn't just me. I have a family and there are 300 million more Americans to consider. Find the best care and the best facilities, treat these people like the heroes they are, but don't expect us to trust this government in the process. THAT is too much to ask.



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