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quiet day on the back porch

2014-10-15 - 3:47 p.m.

A very nice morning. I sat out on the porch with the birds to have my coffee and read the news on my phone. The peachfront conure pairs were all snuggly and cute with each other, but the kissing stopped when the camera came out.

A second hospital worker, flying from CLE-DFW, has contracted Ebola. There was also a rather horrifying description of the sloppy conditions in the emergency room of the hospital where the original patient from Liberia was evidently kept waiting for several hours. It has become apparent that this hospital didn't take the whole CDC warning seriously, and now at least two of their workers are ill and in isolation...One can't help but notice the employee flew from Cleveland to Dallas. That means this person must have flown from Dallas to Cleveland in the first place? Uh oh. The stock market in general and especially airline stocks didn't like this news.

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From CBS News:

In the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew commercially as she was becoming ill with Ebola, one health official said "somebody dropped the ball."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Vinson called the agency several times before flying, saying that she had a fever with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. But because her fever wasn't 100.4 degrees or higher, she didn't officially fall into the group of "high risk" and was allowed to fly.

Holy fuck, that's a helluva ball to drop. Wake up, people. Yes, the disease is difficult to catch. So why are you giving it every opportunity? Sounds like this lady was trying to do the right thing, and they blew her off as a worrywart.

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