Originally Posted by hellosailor
Local reports from Dallas, etc. are now mentioning school closings and other "just in case" measures. The public is starting to get upset.
Upset is an understatement. I spoke to someone who teaches in a large district there, not one of the closed ones. Well, four mothers of students were on the plane. The fear of the mother getting Ebola, then a child, then it carried to school and everyone exposed is quite strong. And the reassurances no longer carry any value there. They've heard it all before.
They heard unlikely anyone would get it, then one nurse, then another. Now another possible. There has been no containment. Instead of quarantine, people flying all around and on cruise
ships in Belize
and earlier the kids
going to school.
I doubt most people in Dallas think right now that it's going to be ten's of thousands of people there. But for themselves and their families, they are very much afraid one of them will get it.
An update on the cruise ship
with the passenger who possibly could have been exposed. Belize
refused to let the passenger off to fly home. Now, Mexico
has refused to let the cruise ship dock
and passengers get off at all. So cruise
ship headed home.
Amazing to me that travel was how it got to Texas
and yet none of those possibly exposed have had any travel restrictions to prevent them from taking it elsewhere.
Just made an announcement that the UT student who was on the ebola flight poses no concern to the campus as she wasn't seated in the zone of concern. I ask you, would you feel safe with that statement? Would you want to test it by being close to her now?
This has been way too much like a game
of Russian Roulette with them saying "not likely" but so far it wasn't likely for 78, yet 2 of them got it. How do you trust "no concern" coming from the agency that told the nurse it was ok to get on the plane?
How do you trust the hospital that sent the first patient home and then had the staff work without hazmat protection when he returned? Do you want to be the next person in the ambulance used? What happens to the taxi taken? If you had a doctor's appointment this week at that hospital, would you keep it? How would you feel if you were a passenger on the cruise ship, knowing how many diseases already get spread on cruise ships?
So far every step of the spread of Ebola in Texas
was completely avoidable but nothing was done to do so.