what promiscuity have to do with Ebola now? when it's healthcare workers that are getting the diseaseThey should do like Belize and start with the cruise ships. A lot of sick and sexually promiscuous people are on cruise ships. Larger numbers than could ever fit on a plane.
The potential for disease transmission is higher and can spread way faster on a cruise ship. All I posted and you pick up one thing... Yuh simple no rass gyal...what promiscuity have to do with Ebola now? when it's healthcare workers that are getting the disease
The potential for disease transmission is higher and can spread way faster on a cruise ship. All I posted and you pick up one thing... Yuh simple no rass gyal...
They weren't having sex with him?
I have pointed that out and also there are no reported cases in western africant immigrants in the west who travel back and forth...?
I mean that they lived with him while he was sick without all the sophisticated protective gears and all and they did nor catch it. Maybe the virus is a lot more virulent when it's about to finish with its victim.
Question of the hour is why the hospital nurses catch Ebola and the family which this man was living with did not catch Ebola......something is very strange about this whole Ebola thing and the CDC does not have no answers for the general public....this is why all the panic and fear about Ebola is taking place all over the world.Exclusive: Ebola didn
Exclusive: Ebola didn’t have to kill Thomas Eric Duncan, nephew says
Thomas Eric Duncan
By JOSEPHUS WEEKS
Published: 14 October 2014 05:46 PM
Updated: 16 October 2014 10:07 AM
On Friday, Sept. 25, 2014, my uncle Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He had a high fever and stomach pains. He told the nurse he had recently been in Liberia. But he was a man of color with no health insurance and no means to pay for treatment, so within hours he was released with some antibiotics and Tylenol.
Two days later, he returned to the hospital in an ambulance. Two days after that, he was finally diagnosed with Ebola. Eight days later, he died alone in a hospital room.
Now, Dallas suffers. Our country is concerned. Greatly. About the lack of answers and transparency coming from a hospital whose ignorance, incompetence and indecency has yet to be explained. I write this on behalf of my family because we want to set the record straight about what happened and ensure that Thomas Eric did not die in vain. So, here’s the truth about my uncle and his battle with Ebola.
Thomas Eric Duncan was cautious. Among the most offensive errors in the media during my uncle’s illness are the accusations that he knew he was exposed to Ebola — that is just not true. Eric lived in a careful manner, as he understood the dangers of living in Liberia amid this outbreak. He limited guests in his home, he did not share drinking cups or eating utensils.
And while the stories of my uncle helping a pregnant woman with Ebola are courageous, Thomas Eric personally told me that never happened. Like hundreds of thousands of West Africans, carefully avoiding Ebola was part of my uncle’s daily life.
And I can tell you with 100 percent certainty: Thomas Eric would have never knowingly exposed anyone to this illness.
Thomas Eric Duncan was a victim of a broken system. The biggest unanswered question about my uncle’s death is why the hospital would send home a patient with a 103-degree fever and stomach pains who had recently been in Liberia — and he told them he had just returned from Liberia explicitly due to the Ebola threat.
Some speculate that this was a failure of the internal communications systems. Others have speculated that antibiotics and Tylenol are the standard protocol for a patient without insurance.
The hospital is not talking. Until then, we are all left to wonder. What we do know is that their error affects all of society. Their bad judgment or misjudgment sent my uncle back into the community for days with a highly contagious case of Ebola. And now, officials suspect that a breach of protocol by the hospital is responsible for a new Ebola case, and that all health care workers who care for my uncle could potentially be exposed.
Their error set the wheels in motion for my uncle’s death and additional Ebola cases, and their ignorance, incompetence or indecency has created a national security threat for our country.
Thomas Eric Duncan could have been saved. Finally, what is most difficult for us — Thomas Eric’s mother, children and those closest to him — to accept is the fact that our loved one could have been saved. From his botched release from the emergency room to his delayed testing and delayed treatment and the denial of experimental drugs that have been available to every other case of Ebola treated in the U.S., the hospital invited death every step of the way.
When my uncle was first admitted, the hospital told us that an Ebola test would take three to seven days. Miraculously, the deputy who was feared to have Ebola just last week was tested and had results within 24 hours.
The fact is, nine days passed between my uncle’s first ER visit and the day the hospital asked our consent to give him an experimental drug — but despite the hospital’s request they were never able to access these drugs for my uncle. (Editor’s note: Hospital officials have said they started giving Duncan the drug Brincidofovir on October 4.) He died alone. His only medication was a saline drip.
For our family, the most humiliating part of this ordeal was the treatment we received from the hospital. For the 10 days he was in the hospital, they not only refused to help us communicate with Thomas Eric, but they also acted as an impediment. The day Thomas Eric died, we learned about it from the news media, not his doctors.
Our nation will never mourn the loss of my uncle, who was in this country for the first time to visit his son, as my family has. But our nation and our family can agree that what happened at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas must never happen to another family.
In time, we may learn why my uncle’s initial visit to the hospital was met with such incompetence and insensitivity. Until that day comes, our family will fight for transparency, accountability and answers, for my uncle and for the safety of the country we love.
Josephus Weeks, a U.S. Army and Iraq War veteran who lives in North Carolina, wrote this piece exclusively for The Dallas Morning News. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question of the hour is why the hospital nurses catch Ebola and the family which this man was living with did not catch Ebola......something is very strange about this whole Ebola thing and the CDC does not have no answers for the general public....this is why all the panic and fear about Ebola is taking place all over the world.
As for the nephew of Mr Duncan if he is so certain of everything he is keystroking about being a man of color and no insurance.....why did his uncle put America people at risk from the beginning......going into a public hospital were there is also sick people there waiting in the Emergency Room......why he did not call the CDC from the jet start and tell about his uncle situation before he went to the hospital......I am just saying
As for turning people away from Emergency Rooms because they have no insurance does not have a skin color or heritage.......many people get turn away from hospitals daily because lack of insurance and etc.......so I do not feel that will stick one bitIt's called flipping the script lol
But he's right about a broken system - they should have been prepared and they likely sent him home because he had yno insurance and given the known racial disparity in us healthcare the fact that he was a black immigrant , cannot be ruled out either as the reason for him being sent home
And you are right about his uncle coming here after carrying an Ebola victim which he claims to not know the sick person was Ebola... That's their story and they are sticking to it
Yep on how come close friends and family have not come down ill ... And people in west African communities outside of west Africa
As for turning people away from Emergency Rooms because they have no insurance does not have a skin color or heritage.......many people get turn away from hospitals daily because lack of insurance and etc.......so I do not feel that will stick one bit