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Things Going Right [Oct. 7th, 2014|11:45 pm]
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I just watched a video prepared by the Dallas ambulance service.   They have (as I would have done, if I'd been in charge) designated units that will be used for transport of any future possible-Ebola patients in the Dallas area--three of them--and given the crews of those units extra training.  The video also covered how the units are decontaminated after transporting any high-risk patient (who might might have  TB or MERS instead  of Ebola.

Three of the top Dallas hospitals have designated where in their hospitals an Ebola patient would be isolated and how that area would be staffed.  They're ready if any of Mr. Duncan's contacts develop it or if someone else arrives sick from West Africa.  http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20141007-three-dallas-hospitals-set-up-special-ebola-isolation-units.ece

And then there's the judge I mentioned before: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has shown courage, intelligence, and compassion.  http://time.com/3474650/ebola-dallas-judge-jenkins/

And this church: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/james-ragland/20141007-ragland-church-offers-ray-of-hope-in-dallas-ebola-case.ece

Then there's Youngor Jallah, a member of the extended family: if not for her, Duncan might not have been back at the hospital on Sunday.  Not only did she take his temperature and notice the redness in his eye, where bleeding had started, but she insisted that he go back to the hospital, called 911, and warned the EMS personnel to put on protective gear--telling them she thought it was Ebola.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20141004-family-exposed-to-ebola-patient-is-moved-while-cleanup-continues.ece
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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2014-10-08 10:16 am (UTC)
If Ebola is defeated it will be through the courage and common sense of ordinary people. We should all pray for them.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-10-08 04:50 pm (UTC)
Yes. And common sense ordinary people aren't usually running their mouths off into someone's microphone. At least not right off the bat.
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[User Picture]From: la_marquise_de_
2014-10-08 01:32 pm (UTC)
It's good to hear some positive news in all this.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-10-08 04:50 pm (UTC)
It has become the business of news to exploit anything for its most extreme potential (something this New Yorker article mocks: http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/what-is-ebola)

And the worst news is the loudest anyway. Every braindead panic artist is yelling before a sensible person formulates something reasonably to say and how to say it.
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[User Picture]From: thewayne
2014-10-08 04:17 pm (UTC)
Jenkins is really something. I hope he runs for higher office at some point, he might restore a little bit of sanity in to politics. There are too many politicians driven by greed and soundbites, he doesn't seem to be of that ilk.
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