"the future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty"
I second this
Please stop and take a moment to send some positives vibes and thoughts to all of our women and men who have volunteered or are serving in West Africa and also those working on this issue here in the United States right now.
This isn’t going to be an easy battle, but it can be won and they are the heroes of this outbreak.
I’m really starting to believe that we as a nation are far to quick to want to place blame on someone or something. Instead of just looking at the issue as an opportunity to learn and progress in (this is how science works people), we have to point fingers and call for their demise.
A University of Texas professor said Friday that she was “disgusted” on an American Airlines flight as the crew, fearing the spread of Ebola, kept a woman who had vomited shut in the plane’s bathroom. The sick passenger, who appeared to be in her 40s, was told by the flight crew that given current public health concerns she would have to tell them where she had been traveling and that she’d have to stay in the bathroom, Selby said. Western Africa has been the epicenter for Ebola, with the Centers for Disease Control urging people to avoid all non-essential travel to Liberia as well as Guinea and Sierra Leone. On the American Airlines flight with Selby, flight attendants took a red seat belt extender and cordoned off the very back of the plane where the bathroom was located. When the plane landed, all passengers were told to remain in their seats as emergency personnel boarded the plane and took the woman away.
And so it begins…
Earlier today, a photograph of man in a button-down shirt and a pair of black trousers exploded all over the internet. He was spotted escorting Amber Vinson, the second nurse to become infected…
Can’t believe that this is real!
NPR’s Nurith Aizenman visited a former U.S. Army base in Alabama that’s been rigged to look just like an Ebola treatment center in West Africa. The base is where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running a training program for clinicians headed to Ebola-stricken countries. The course runs three days every week through January with about 35 students per session.
And the curriculum? Lots of detailed instructions on how to put on and take off the personal protective gear medical workers must wear, of course.
Take a peek at the syllabus: Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit