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Any news on Dr. Spencer?

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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 05:59 AM
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Does anyone have news about Dr. Spencer? There has been no information on his condition for the past few days and I was curious about how he's doing.

Last time I heard, he was in serious but stable condition.

Thank you!




posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: dianajune

He's still ill but alive , this was written by Dr. Armand Sprecher on Thursday , Dr. Sprecher is a Public Health Specialist at Médecins Sans Frontières

Dr. Craig Spencer is having a hard enough time fighting the disease, but it’s only been made worse for him and his family by the criticism and outrage that was heaped upon him by the press, including The New Republic. It has sent a chill through other MSF field workers, whose job is challenging enough without the added burden of facing similar treatment upon return home.
The Media's Overreaction to Ebola Is Sending a Chill Through My Coworkers at Doctors Without Borders


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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 06:28 AM
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These "Heroic" health workers have no right to risk bringing Ebola here no matter how "Heroic" they are. You want to risk yourself? Fine but your gona have to live with your actions and deal with some system that can guarantee your not going to bring something back and kill more people. Don't like that? Then don't go over there or don't come back. Your heroism does not give you a right to place others at risk.


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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 06:32 AM
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These "Heroic" health workers have no right to risk bringing Ebola here no matter how "Heroic" they are. You want to rish yourself? Fine but your gona have to live with your actions and deal with some system that can guarantee your not going to bring something back and kill more people. Don't like that?
Then don't go over there or don't come back.

Ignorance personified.


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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 06:34 AM
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All they need to do is be responsible.
Something health care workers are exhibiting an inability to do.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 07:21 AM
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a reply to: Xeven

Exactly, if you want to help others beat this virus all the power too you. However, you also have a personal responsibility to take all the precautions not to affect other people when you return home. They're still heroes, but heroes understand their mission and the consequences and responsibility that come with it.

I've said this before, the Apollo astronauts were considered heroes and they were placed in a trailer for a 3 week quarantine immediately upon their return to earth. They didn't come back with a known virus, nor did they have symptoms of being sick. Yet they knew upon returning, it was a precautionary measure to make sure they were not carrying a virus which could have infected the population with deadly consequences.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 07:33 AM
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Nothing. I'm pretty sure that after being slammed as a liar all over the place, he invoked HIPAA.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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I will say this; NY is a tough crowd. If he makes it, he might want to use the back door on the way out. A sit rep would be nice if our Ebola Ceaser would be so kind.
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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Xeven




These "Heroic" health workers have no right to risk bringing Ebola here no matter how "Heroic" they are. You want to rish yourself? Fine but your gona have to live with your actions and deal with some system that can guarantee your not going to bring something back and kill more people. Don't like that?
Then don't go over there or don't come back.

Ignorance personified.


How is that ignorance? He stated an opinion. Nothing more. Rather than attack, why don't you try educating? There is still contradictory news concerning this. To the average layperson, they can only assimilate what they read or hear.

And please tell me that you are OK with being lied to. Which is what this supposedly "educated" Doctor did.
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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: badgerprints

We've been joking about it, but I swear, I'm beginning to believe that a symptom of ebola is the urge to go forth and mingle. Seems to be a very smart virus making its hosts do that. Someone should notify the CDC.

(I just can't seem to turn my sarcasm off this morning!)
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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: badgerprints

We've been joking about it, but I swear, I'm beginning to believe that a symptom of ebola is the urge to go forth and mingle. Seems to be a very smart virus making its hosts do that. Someone should notify the CDC.

(I just can't seem to turn my sarcasm off this morning!)


I've been saying this all along half jokingly



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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But the astronauts knew that they could have been exposed to something we know nothing about. We know about ebola - we know how it's transmitted, we know when it's not transmitted.

How many people out there have gotten ebola in America from the ill health care workers? That's right - zero. Want to know why? Because they know how the disease is transmitted and they are monitoring their symptoms, and they are taking appropriate actions as soon as they have the symptoms, BEFORE they become contagious to others. Having a low-grade fever isn't going to make you contagious. Feeling a little sluggish isn't going to make you contagious. You are contagious when you are spewing out both ends of your body, and the health care workers went into isolation well before that. If the disease spread that much in the early stages, we would see 10 or 20 million more sick people in West Africa right now.

All this hatred and animosity towards the health care workers going to West Africa is going to stop a lot of them from going over there. And that will be the end of us, I'm afraid. We are responsible for our own demise. We are letting our irrational fears cause irrational anger, pushing away our true saviors in this mess.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 08:10 AM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: badgerprints

We've been joking about it, but I swear, I'm beginning to believe that a symptom of ebola is the urge to go forth and mingle. Seems to be a very smart virus making its hosts do that. Someone should notify the CDC.

(I just can't seem to turn my sarcasm off this morning!)


That's actually a good observation.
At least in western health care workers.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 08:20 AM
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I'm actually speechless . Just wow. a reply to: Xeven



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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How is that ignorance? He stated an opinion.

In my opinion that opinion was ignorant and I felt the need to express that.



Rather than attack, why don't you try educating?

It's not for me to educate anyone the information is out there and freely available , if people choose to believe the half-truths and lies that are being spread then that's a matter for them.


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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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Not even most. Just some. Irresponsible people are in every sector of society. You can't avoid it. Most who go into the trade of health care do so out of a very responsible sensibility and desire to releave suffering. But let's go ahead and paint them all with the same brush. That fair... reply to: badgerprints


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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

Simply stating what I've observed.
Being indignant to ignore the point is disingenuous.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Fair enough. But who's to say that what you believe are not half-truths or lies either?

There is lots on contradictory information out there regarding this. Much of it is also coming from health care workers as well.
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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 09:46 AM
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But who's to say that what you believe are not half-truths or lies either?

Given the choice of believing the internet , gutter press or information provided by people like the Center for disease Control I'll take the latter.
Questions and Answers on Ebola

If you live in Africa you have every right to fear Ebola , here in the west we have health system that if you were unlucky enough to catch it will help you to a likely recovery.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I don't fear Ebola, but I do have a healthy respect for it. Just because we are in the West doesn't mean that we are immune. And the CDC is also one of the entities that is putting out the contradictory info, so my faith in that organization is shaky to say the least.

Viruses mutate/evolve, that's what they do.



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