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11 Beds for Ebola patients in the US....total.....

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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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So....watching the news earlier and they ran a story that is not being too widely publicized at this point....there are only 11 beds across 4 hospitals in the entire US that are made to handle Ebola patients. That blows my mind.....talk about ill prepared. There have already been 3 cases in the US, with 2 of them contracting it here and all having had contact with multiple other people....

Think about that for a minute.....18 beds in the entire US. So if the S#!T does hit the fan and more cases pop up, this is going to get REALLY ugly.

I am not too concerned at this point, but if by next week there are 5 cases in the US I will start looking into stocking my house with preventative measures early before it gets worse.



Eleven beds for the entire country
But some worry is understandable.
Of the thousands of hospitals in the United States, only four have biocontainment units and years of preparation in handling highly infectious disease like Ebola.

But between those four hospitals, there are only about 19 beds in the specialized areas: 10 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha; three at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta; three at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana; and an estimated three at National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

Even the count of 19 beds may be deceiving, CNN's Drew Griffin said.
"The center director in Omaha says his staff could only realistically handle no more than two Ebola patients at a time," Griffin said. "That's because of the danger, the staffing and the waste removal necessary when you're treating any Ebola patient."

So that essentially means 11 beds for the entire country.

That, coupled with a slew of complaints from a nursing union, may seem troubling.
After nurse Nina Pham contracted Ebola while treating an Ebola patient, National Nurses United said there was no protocol in place on how to take care of such patients at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
On Wednesday, Texas state health officials said a second health care worker at the same hospital has tested positive for Ebola.


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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:05 PM
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We can handle it up to an extent and that isn't much. This proves we're not prepared pretty much screwed. S + F



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Ill worry when stores no longer carry ammunition. That's when you know it's about to go down so to speak.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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Yessir, the US is totally prepaired for an outbreak.

It can't spread here.... We can contain it.... Our medical staff is the best in the world.... Blah blah blah.

We will be up ebola creek if/when this spreads/mutates.

Stock up on supplies folks!



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:21 PM
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So lets say that some other disease pops up in someplace like India or China for example and it is airborne and just as deadly (or more deadly) as Ebola. It starts to spread like a wildfire and people are dying and spreading it all around the globe. What we have learned with this particular Ebola outbreak is that we (humanity) are screwed and have no idea how to stop it once it leaves the epicenter.

How long has the CDC been planning for the pandemic that will be coming at some point? We have rooms full of people thinking up ways to stop stuff like this from happening and they FAILED. Period. When a real killer comes for us we will die. Period.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:50 PM
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I think that's their plan. Waste money, create an image of authority, preparedness and it's a smokescreen. They're prepared alright, with their own supplies and safeguards for them to enjoy. It's all falling into place for them.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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I think they need to start selling lysol in cans like the roach foggers and we need to arm those troops we sent over there with them too. They should not have to enter an area without throwing a lysol grenade first.


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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: deadeyedick

Yeah and they shouldn't be allowed back until they've stayed in quarantine on a ship in the middle of nowhere. I commend them but it's risky.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: BugOut
So lets say that some other disease pops up in someplace like India or China for example and it is airborne and just as deadly (or more deadly) as Ebola. It starts to spread like a wildfire and people are dying and spreading it all around the globe. What we have learned with this particular Ebola outbreak is that we (humanity) are screwed and have no idea how to stop it once it leaves the epicenter.

How long has the CDC been planning for the pandemic that will be coming at some point? We have rooms full of people thinking up ways to stop stuff like this from happening and they FAILED. Period. When a real killer comes for us we will die. Period.


This is the real killer. No need for another. It has proven it can spread well outside it's borders and infect in the most medically advanced country in the world. In the history of the US, nobody have every been infected on US soil....until now.

So far there are 2 that were infected here. I have no doubt that the latest one infected her fiancee and others in Cleveland.

The killer is here. It has spread world wide and is showing no signs of slowing.

There is a mobile phone game I like to play called Pandemic....it gives you a very realistic view of how a disease can spread around the world....ebola being one of them.

This may not be a world ender, but I would bet money it will kill more than a million people before it is stopped. I also think the only way it will be stopped is a vaccine. Quarantine has already been shown not to work.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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Just remember that when this started we were assured that we were prepared to handle this and any sound of content with that thought was quickly met with false reassurance. That does not mean it will get out of hand but that the talking heads are just making most of the statments up as they go. At this point i agree more with the so called witch doctors of africa in that some unknown means are behind this and some are marked and some are not. WHO knows what the markers are.?
I hate to have to think in terms of race but it seems the death rate is looking very strange when viewed in color.
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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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More on it in an earlier thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:53 AM
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Looking more and more like these 11 beds are not going to cut it at this point. I fear that the Dallas nurse that traveled to Cleveland has caused another outbreak soon to be announced there.

That and the guy on the plane that transported her to Atlanta with NO HAZMAT gear on? Can't wait to see how soon he comes up with Ebola.

So, once those 11 beds are taken up, where do we go?



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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I work for a major health organization in IA and we are getting prepared to handle potential cases. We are in the process of assembling enhanced isolation carts in our emergency departments with gowns, footwear, face shields, surgical masks and equipment to effectively manage a potential case. Protocols have been developed by our infection control specialists, reviewed by our medical staff and we are in the process of providing to appropriate staff. After the fact though I'm not sure what they do when there is a case. Do we ship them off or are we then faced with the realization that there is no room to ship them off and then we have a major issue.



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