The first Dallas health care worker with Ebola, Nina Pham, is in “improved condition today,” and the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola is “ill but clinically stable,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Wednesday. Frieden said it’s still to be determined whether Pham will be transferred to another facility; Frieden earlier said the second patient will be transferred to Emory University Hospital.
Because she had helped care for Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, this health care worker should not have traveled on a commercial airplane, CDC Director Tom Frieden said.
At that point, health care workers were undergoing self-monitoring. They were allowed to travel but not on a commercial plane with other people, he said.
Moving forward, the CDC will ensure that no one else in such a situation travels outside of a closed environment, he said.
If our health care professionals are this god damned stupid, there is no chance we are going to contain Ebola.
In a day and age where conscientious adults keep their kids home from school and people don’t go to work when they have a cold because they know better than to expose everyone at the school and workplace, this is just astonishing. Does this jackass really need to be told that after handling an Ebola patient, they shouldn’t be traveling on a public airline. In my mind, this nurse is just as guilty as someone who knows they have HIV running around having unprotected sex? This is a toxic cocktail of malicious ignorance, entitlement, and casual disregard for your fellow man. I don’t think we need to be restricting flights, but it should be common sense that people EXPOSED to Ebola should not be jaunting about in public.
I eagerly await the inevitable news that the person was traveling to and from a college reunion or a large family event or a football game, exposing untold thousands. Because you just KNOW they weren’t there for something important. And of course this asshole lives in Texas. Of course. FSM help us all if anyone in Florida gets Ebola, because then we are all surely screwed.
And I would wish this nurse well, but it doesn’t really matter. Should s/he recover, they will no doubt stick a fork in a socket or do something really stupid like mop naked.