Thursday, October 9, 2014

Family, friends question medical care given Texas Ebola patient

Family, friends question medical care given Texas Ebola patient
Family and friends of the first person to die of Ebola in the United States condemned the medical care that Thomas Eric Duncan received and called for a full examination of the case.

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USARAF team helping fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa
A health worker (far right) from Doctors without Borders briefs (starting second from left) Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa; Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa; and said U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah R. Malac. on the operation of Ebola treatment unit. U.S. Agency for International Development is the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Cmdr. Peter Niles/Released)

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said this week that President Barack Obama was more worried about climate change than ISIS and Ebola, and he was allowing infected people to sneak into the county because he wanted everyone to “feel included.”

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By Lisa Casey

I hope you watched Christiane Amanpour’s interview with the US Ambassador to Liberia and the US General handling the military operations in Liberia. It gave me great faith in the ability to contain Ebola. And best of all, our military is the perfect group to pull this off. They have the logistical knowledge needed. Two labs have been set up already with the ability to diagnose Ebola in 2-3 hours, instead of 2-3 days. And once the hospitals are completed, victims will get the care they need, IV’s to hydrate them and a bed to sleep on.

The Liberian’s are so grateful for the help. Our military and the Liberian military are living and working on this together. These are the times that make me proud to be an American.

It’s understandable how people are fearful of Ebola. It’s the stuff movies are made of, which is now playing at a local country near you.

But it can be contained. Hospitals worldwide need to be on alert. People may show up ill who didn’t know they had contact with someone from the affected African countries. They could have picked up Ebola from helping an Ebola infected person on an escalator or helped them on a bus. That’s what makes it so scary, I think.

The Texas hospital that sent Eric Duncan home made a terrible mistake. I believe if Mr. Duncan handed them a gold star insurance policy he would’ve been given a hospital room and tests would have begun on him, because for crying out loud, isn’t that what you do when someone shows up in the condition of Mr. Duncan? Instead the hospital gave him antibiotics and sent him home. Antibiotics? WTF? Because he was uninsured showing up at a private “religious” hospital, he was given the brushoff. Pure and simple.

Let’s fantasize how Ted Cruz would be treated if he showed up with the same symptoms. Ted, who just returned from visiting several countries in Africa, on his whirlwind tour to show the black folks how much he loves them, falls ill several days after returning to Texas. He did several fundraisers and speeches before succumbing to the symptoms of Ebola. Now Ted wasn’t putting two and two together, nor were his aides, as they were immersed in his presidential campaign, and blamed Ted’s illness on overwork and the flu.

Once it became evident that the Cuban-Canadian-American could no longer function his aides rushed him to the same hospital where Mr. Duncan sought care.

Once  his symptoms were stated to the emergency room, he would have been given a room and testing and questioning would begin. In fact, Ted’s personal doctor was notified and was on his way.

I’d bet the ranch that these learned medical professionals would have zeroed in on Ebola within the hour. Probably diagnosed by his personal doctor.

Personal attention is the key, for each and every human being, because our very lives depend on it.

Yesterday, a  government medical nurse came by. He took our blood pressure ( mine was 120/80) and told us that flu shots will be available in the neighboring town in December. He turned to me and said that since I haven’t had a tetanus shot in over a decade , that they were available for free because I am at that magical age of 65.

The Tico medics check children, their weight, height, etc., and make comparisons to monitor their growth. No one asks for insurance cards, it is just done for everyone. It truly helps people.

Can you imagine that happening in the rural South of the U.S.? I can, Bubba would probably fire a few warning shots because he ain’t gonna let no n***er nurse touch him.

As overstressed as the Costa Rica health care system is, it does take good care of its people and visitors. I am living evidence of them treating my cancer. I only felt well taken care of  in the U.S. when I had top notch health insurance.

Costa Rica has already prepared its hospitals. They are all being outfitted and trained to deal with Ebola over a week ago. Double snap and it was done. Take that lesson, Texas.

My whole point in relaying those scenarios here was, “it’s the humanity of it all.”

We live on this wondrous planet together. And diseases know no borders or skin color.

The irony of it all, is that a disease may teach the world that we must get along or die.

Pura vida.

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 Presidents of several West African countries ravaged by Ebola pleaded for aid at the World Bank on Thursday as the U.S. military ramped up its efforts in Liberia, the country that has been hardest hit by the disease.

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