Comments on: Recent mandatory quarantine policies are unscientific–and dangerous Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: AZreb Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12:29:24 +0000 The protocols and guidelines of the CDC have changed regularly since day one, so how can we trust them? ANYONE who has had close personal contact with an Ebola patient is a likely candidate for the disease. ANYONE like Hickox who puts their personal agenda ahead of the health of others is a selfish, downright egotistic little twit with no care or concern for others.

Dr. Spencer was not symptomatic for 6-7 days after his return from Africa. He had the sense to report a low-grade fever and was immediately hospitalized. Could we depend on Hickox and others of her mindset to report immediately? Only if they felt like it. After all, she might not want a hospital stay.

By: michaelryan Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:22:42 +0000 Agreed!!!

As for the military – they didn’t volunteer – and they are getting paid during their 21 day slumber –

Better policy – self reporting of temperature for 21 days. Once a fever shows up – go to a pre-arranged hospital unit. No public transit for 21 days – planes, busses etc…

By: AZreb Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:12:19 +0000 The hypocrisy of our US government on this Ebola matter is unbelievable. Quarantine ALL military personnel who return from these areas for 21 days even though they have had NO personal contact with Ebola patients, but let the people who have had close personal contact run around freely in public.

Does that make sense to anyone? Dr. Spencer had NO symptoms for about 7 days after returning from Africa and is now in the gastrointestinal stage of Ebola. The CDC changes its protocols and guidelines almost daily, as new information comes to light regarding Ebola. In any case, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”!!!!

By: Ruabean2 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:42:49 +0000 Have Gounder explain this, a study of Ebola published in August 2014…. 345/6202/1369.long

At the bottom of the scientific abstract is this notation:
n memoriam: Tragically, five co-authors, who contributed greatly to public health and research efforts in Sierra Leone, contracted EVD and lost their battle with the disease before this manuscript could be published: Mohamed Fullah, Mbalu Fonnie, Alex Moigboi, Alice Kovoma, and S. Humarr Khan. We wish to honor their memory.

These are not stupid, careless people…..

By: Ruabean2 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:26:10 +0000 If what she is saying is true, then why did she say this to Al Jazeera: WHILE THE US GOVERNMENT continues to say via press releases that Ebola is not “airborne”, Dr. Celine Gounder MD speaking live on CNN this afternoon tells America a slightly different – if more chilling – story:

“If I sneezed on you Anna and I had Ebola that could potentially transmit – exactly.”

As the CDC continues to calm the public, military men trained in biowarfare know that what Dr. Gounder is saying is the exact truth. Those who survive this disease have the potential to become infectious carriers.

We need facts, not people that want to get notoriety…..

By: aeci Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:51:31 +0000 A prior post didn’t make it. I apologize if it appears later and seems repetitive.

“Public health officials haven’t quarantined healthcare workers at Emory University Hospital, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Nebraska Medical Center or Bellevue Hospital. Should we quarantine Tony Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health, who was part of the medical team treating Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who developed Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan?” Yes! Why shouldn’t we?

Yur1y made a point that seems to be ignored. Healthcare workers contracting the disease is a significant statistic. Where is the ‘science’ that denies that?

The hubris of the medical community is astounding. If you are exposed to an infected individual, who is showing symptoms, you should be quarantined for 21 days. That is for your own safety and the safety of the community. If one feels a drive to volunteer service for the benefit of those infected, why wouldn’t that person feel a drive to protect those they move amongst when leaving infected areas?

Do no harm.

Do the right thing.

Or do everyone a favor and don’t go at all.

By: Jjeellyy Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:34:30 +0000 How can you state the quarantine regulations are unscientific? Considering the obvious gaps in knowledge regarding Ebola, your logic is flawed; seemingly based on your certainty of what is definitely uncertain. your article only proves how careless you are and you should not be allowed to volunteer help in any Ebola case anywhere. Furthermore, volunteers need to accept the fact, until world institutions have a much better understanding of the disease, a 21 day quarantine and monitoring period will be a part of the routine. Or please don’t volunteer – everyone will be better served by care workers that actually care and engage critical thinking skills.

By: aeci Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:07:09 +0000 “Should we quarantine Tony Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health, who was part of the medical team treating Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who developed Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan?” Yes. Why wouldn’t we?

The hubris of the medical profession is unbelievable. If you are treating a patient who has ebola then you must consider the probability that you may contract the disease. As Yur1y pointed out, a substantial proportion of the African cases are health care workers. Two nurses here in the USA contracted the disease while caring for Duncan. It is beyond reproach that healthcare workers are subject to getting infected. Why would they not insist on being quarantined as a safety precaution and to ease the fears of the surrounding community?

It’s almost as if they think being quarantined is a disgrace. On the contrary, it should be considered another testament to the incredible service being rendered to those in need.

This is a job that shouldn’t be done halfway. Do the right thing.

By: Jwhiskey Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:53:33 +0000 Suppose a person exposed to Ebola and refusing quarantine gets into an accident. Someone renders aid. Gets Ebola and dies. So what is the response of Obama and the the other “experts”? Oops sorry my bad!”?

The quarantives is for the safety of all. I don’t want to add a reason to watch someone die it just isn’t right.

I know there are other things to get this way but do we have to add another to guard a tempooary loss of rights for 21 days?

By: zotdoc Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:14:53 +0000 Dr. Spencer, described by his co workers as meticulous, somehow managed to catch ebola despite full protective measures. If we know all about ebola then why can’t we devise a way to prevent health care workers from acquiring the infection? I applaud The noble people who are going over to Africa to fight the disease, but they should be noble enough to take all measures, including quarantine, to prevent the spread of this virus to the US. I think it was insulting to put the nurse in a tent in new jersey as part of her quarantine, but I think she should agree to a quarantine none the less. I don’t want her taking care of my daughter until she has been disease free for at least 21 days.