As you probably know by now, another Texas nurse has been infected.
Her name is Amber Vinson. She helped treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who fled to America after coming into contact with the virus.
Come to find out…
Even after coming into close contact with Duncan, the CDC told her that it was OK to fly on a commercial airplane to Cleveland.
Then when it came time for her to fly back, they gave her the thumbs-up again…
This time after she told them she had symptoms.
Yep. Contrary to what the CDC initially reported, they told her to fly after she called them to tell them she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms.
Seriously. She was on the plane in full transmission mode.
We learned this from CBS’ News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook.
According to his report, Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding a plane back to Dallas from Cleveland.
She called to tell them she was showing symptoms true to Ebola and see what steps she should take.
CDC’s response? It’s fiiine. Get on the plane!
While at first, the CDC denied it, they later came out and said it did happen.
“This nurse, Nurse Vinson,” Dr. LaPook said, “did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and she said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5, and the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her temperature wasn’t 100.4 or higher she didn’t officially fall into the category of risk.”
** “Frontier Airlines is working closely with the CDC to identify and notify all passengers on the flight,” CBS News reports.
[Is that supposed to be comforting?]
“The airline also says the plane has been thoroughly cleaned and was removed from service following CDC notification early Wednesday morning.”
[You hear that big “BUT” stomping toward you?]
[Yep. There it is…]
“… according to Flighttracker, the plane was used for five additional flights on Tuesday before it was removed from service. Those flights include a return flight to Cleveland, Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL), FLL to Cleveland, Cleveland to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and ATL to Cleveland.”
One more time…
From a different angle
** Let’s back up. How do not one — but two – Dallas nurses get infected?
Maybe because they haven’t been properly trained… or maybe it’s something much more harrowing.
The former is a possibility:
National Nurses United (NNU), during a conference call with reporters this week, announced that most Dallas nurses had no clue what to do when Duncan Thomas was brought to the hospital.
And that’s not all they revealed. Far from it. See below.
(We’ve been following their Twitter feed. Highly recommend it. Extremely telling. Visit it here for the latest: https://twitter.com/NationalNurses)
Here are some highlights…
** “There was no advance preparedness on what to do with the patient, there was no protocol, there was no system,” one NNU spokeswoman said.
Officials, on the other hand, claimed that the first health >> READ MORE <<
SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/these-three-ebola-bombshells-change-everything/