Monday, October 13, 2014

CDC Director blames Dallas nurse for catching latest Ebola infection

Yes, this would be the same guy who refuses to admit that banning commercial flights from West African infected countries, keeping it quarantined on one continent, might just protect Americans from further exposure to Ebola. Call it a hunch!

No doubt whatsoever that this guy's a part of the Obama administration...'it's her fault!' Actually, he wouldn't even confirm the sex of the latest infected person during Sunday morning interviews. More of that transparency from the regime...
Breitbart: As news has spread Sunday about the second Ebola case in Texas, a nurse at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who treated Thomas Eric Duncan before he died earlier this month, questions have arisen about how the deadly disease was transmitted, considering that the nurse was wearing protective gear. The head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Thomas Frieden, blamed a clear breach of safety protocol for the transmission, an opinion that has been contradicted by other medical experts.

"We don't know what occurred in the care of the index patient, the original patient in Dallas," said Frieden in a press conference Sunday morning, "but at some point, there was a breach in protocol, and that breach in protocol resulted in this infection." Questioning of the nurse has been unable to reveal what the precise nature of the protocol breach could have been. Frieden continued that they anticipated that there may be more Ebola cases in the United States, "because the health care workers who cared for this individual may have had a breach of the same nature" as the nurse.

Even though Frieden blamed the transmission of the Ebola from Duncan to the nurse on a "breach of protocol," he also admitted -- at that same press conference -- that their training and protocols needed to be "enhanced," as Breitbart Texas reported earlier. "[T]he bottom line that we know how to break the chains of transmission. We need to ramp up the infection control of any patient suspected or confirmed as having Ebola," said Frieden, neglecting to clarify what exact enhancements needed to be made.

Frieden repeated these comments in an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS' Face The Nation. "Clearly, there was a breach in protocol. We have the ability to prevent the spread of Ebola by caring safely for patients...infections only occur when there is a breach in protocol."

Schieffer pressed Frieden to clarify, "Are you saying that somehow or another, by accident or otherwise, that one of the protocols was violated or not followed, and that's how this happened, not because there are other ways that you can get this disease?" "That's correct," Frieden replied, "we know from many years of experience, that it's possible to care for patients with Ebola safely, without risk to health care workers, but we also know that it's hard, that even a single breach can result in contamination."

Contrary to Frieden's opinion, ABC's chief health and medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, said that the problem was not that the protocols were not followed, but that the protocols and training in place at Texas Presbyterian were inadequate to properly address the threat, and even if the nurse had properly followed all instructions given to her, it still might not have been enough. Besser, who recently returned from visiting Ebola-stricken areas of Liberia, told WFAA-Dallas that the level of advanced biocontainment equipment and specialized training needed to keep medical professionals safe when treating Ebola patients was simply not present at the majority of American hospitals.
How many of you have been yelling 'NOT contained!' at this guy through your tv screen over the past couple of weeks? And then we get yet another typical response from a regime crony: Blaming, while not doing what common sense dictates needs to be done (see previous post).

Related links: Nurses Reject 'Scapegoat' Accusations After CDC Head Blames 'Protocol Breach' for Dallas Nurse Infection of Ebola
Doctors Are Furious At The CDC For Blaming The Texas Nurse Who Got Ebola From A Patient

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