originally posted by: ketsuko
...Well, here's the deal - everyone in direct contact with Duncan was put on leave and paid, so they had no issue with that, neither did Snyderman at
NBC. She and her crew were also being paid while they quarantined.
I'm having to guess &/or read between the lines, here...so, excuse me if I get it wrong...
If - 'everyone in direct contact with an Ebola sufferer should be placed on leave and paid
' - how many patients would have been treated in West
Africa...before all The Help were on paid leave?
It is only a 'sensible' policy/protocol if or when the instance of infection is - one (or some reasonably small #
) for a given
Trust me --- Had I known at ANY Time before the wedding, that said 'in-law-cousin' worked in that hospital...I would have inquired, with serious
Unfortunately, I was unaware until the threshold had been breached.
Do I think the nurse should have gone home...for wedding preparations?
Then again, I don't place the kind of emphasis/value on "weddings" as a Bride-To-Be might.
On the other hand --- & - back to real life --- If it were me - and "the experts in charge"...had told me what to do...and if
...I am servant to
a system that demands allegiance to "the experts" - - - the odds that I'm okay should be in my favor
I shouldn't have to worry about being infected.
I'm a professional.
I knew this was a vicious disease when treating the patient.
'The experts', 'expert advice', 'expert instruction' and 'expert care'...should have invested as much consideration into this nurse's (and
all others that might have been affected by this patient
) life and health, as that of the patient.
And - in studying any discipline - isn't that what you expect from 'the masters/teachers/officials/etc...'?
...That the set of instructions given...for any/every task...has given your safety as much consideration as the task's objective?
Again - in hindsight - I do not think the nurse should have taken the trip.
But - if we knew everything that EVERY individual that participated in the care of the victim did (or - has done
) from the date of
first contact, 'til last contact, and 21 (or more
) days after...do you think there would be even one that has not 'slipped
edit on 10/21/2014 by WanDash because: completing a thought