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originally posted by: lovebeck
Working on adding the link as this is just breaking...
Link from CNN:
Ebola patient flew from Cleveland to Dallas
How did this even happen? Why was she allowed to travel? What the actual $&%* is going on here?
Such a lack of erring on the side of caution.I'm starting to sound like the captions on a Dogue picture,so I 'll just conclude that I don't understand this,for a South African like myself it makes no sense.
originally posted by: DancedWithWolves
a reply to: SomePeople
Then you may want to refrain from political party name calling in your posts. There are political forums at your disposal here. Please. Thanks.
originally posted by: SomePeople
a reply to: Raxoxane
They're erring on the side of trying not to upset the bleeding heart, liberal do-gooders who will have us all exposed for the sake of saving a few.
Since the number of known cases so far is only around 7,500, that suggests that the number of new cases is doubling approximately every two weeks. This is called exponential growth: not 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6... but 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32.... If you put one grain of wheat on the first square of a chess-board, two on the second, and keep doubling the grains every square, there are not enough grains of wheat in the world to get you to the 64th square. [Source]
originally posted by: DancedWithWolves
Helmut up people, here we go.
Dallas Commissioners Will Declare State Of Disaster Tomorrow Over Ebola
While the message from the President is 'keep calm and avoid bodily fluids', it appears the commissioners in Dallas are slightly more concerned at the potential for Ebola to escalate:
*DALLAS COMMISSIONERS TO DECLARE LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER TOMORROW: NBC-TV*DALLAS COUNTY CONSIDERS DECLARING STATE OF DISASTER FROM EBOLA*DALLAS DISASTER DECLARATION WOULD ACTIVATE EMERGENCY PLAN
*Adjusts tinfoil hat chin strap*
originally posted by: Valhall
a reply to: Snarl
My sister-in-law passed me a Oklahoma State Department of Health Acute Disease Service Public Health Fact Sheet today.
It says the symptoms of Ebola "...include high fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness...."
followed by all the scary # like explosive diarrhea, projectile vomiting and bleeding your spleen out through your eyeballs.
Okay, so let me ask you something....if you have a headache and some joint pain or headache and a sore throat, but you're "atypical"...like all us slightly less than majority people who tend to not run fevers...are you symptomatic?
I mean doesn't "symptomatic" mean you're exhibiting SOME symptoms? I don't think you can cherry pick it can you? I mean, you can't say you're symptomatic if you meet the temp threshold, but not symptomatic if you don't but have a raging headache, joint pain and muscle pain, right?
Or you skipped straight to diarrhea? What aobut then? Are you symptomatic then? The point is...they are stating AS FACE that someone isn't contagious UNTIL they are symptomatic. Which symptoms? Who picks when you are symptomatic?
not just for steth-wearing monkeys anymore
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: DancedWithWolves
Well, well, well, only two infected nurses and now is a declaration of emergency, I guess with all the bureaucracy that our nations has dig itself in, they need state of emergency to be able to function, because obviously they are nothing but a whole bunch of morons making decisions.
Will a state of emergency increase the intelligence of the morons"?, nah, this is to be able to appropriate federal funds to pay for more bureaucratic crap.
you can no fix stupid
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Health has activated an Ebola call center following news that a woman infected with the disease spent the weekend in the Akron area.
The number is 1-866-800-14104 and will be staff initially for 24 hours a day.
The call center is housed at the Ohio Department of Health and began operations at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It will be staffed by public health nurses and other public health professionals with infectious disease specialists as needed.
“ODH’s call center will provide timely, accurate, credible information about Ebola and the state’s response,” said Dr. Mary DiOrio, state epidemiologist and interim chief of the ODH Bureau of Prevention and Health Promotion. “While initially 24-hours-a-day, the call center hours may be changed as call volume indicates.”
Disaster Declaration Planned for Ebola Fight
Dallas County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday to declare a disaster over "the potential for widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus."The declaration could help officials impose new travel restrictions on health care workers who may have cared for the first Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan.
originally posted by: CardiffGiant
my theory is she knew she was exposed...so she jumps a plane to cleveland to visit her family. after all, she was exposed so it might be the last time.
then once symptoms start