Monday, October 27, 2014
Check out 60 Minutes on nursing people with Ebola
You can see their story at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-inside-the-first-united-states-diagnosis-thomas-eric-duncan/
The times I have been hospitalized, the nurses made it bearable--they were great, while the occasional doctor was often stiff and snooty.
Ebola is a horrible disease with waterfalls of vomit and feces and bleeding from every orifice. Even one virus--one!--slipping in can start up a case in someone.
These nurses had to learn on the fly--they had incomplete info on protecting themselves...they are truly heroes. They sucked it up and did it.
But if you ask me, the succeeding cases were treated more casually. I feel nurses and doctors--of all people--should be overly cautious. Instead, they waltzed around bowling and flying to try on wedding dresses and so on.
I also was irritated that one nurse did not want to be isolated. Sitting out 21 days should be part of the job. The suits should know that.
We had quarantines when I was a kid--measles, chicken pox, mumps--a big sign on the house. Maybe we need that again until this burns out.