A second nurse, who cared for Thomas Duncan and died from the Ebola virus on October 8th was diagnosed yesterday with Ebola. Thomas Duncan died 7 days ago. The incubation time, we have been told, is 21 days. However, the WHO released an assessment report yesterday (Oct 14) stating that there are cases where the time is extended to 42 days. Other research shows that semen can contain the virus for up to 90 days.
95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval.
This new timing is problematic as the individuals in Dallas have been engaging in 21 day quarantines. As reported yesterday, Nancy Snyderman and her crew were also under a 21 day quarantine. I am sure the American public would appreciate that we err on the side of caution. We need to get this under control.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins is the individual overseeing the efforts to respond to these outbreaks in the Dallas, TX area. There are currently 48 individuals who remain asyptomatic after being in contact with Duncan. Sunday marks the end of the period where it is believed that they are no longer at risk of contracting this disease. But should the WHO assessment change the timeline for their release from being watched?
It is now being reported by “an official close to the situation” (who has not been named) that in hindsight, Mr Duncan should have been transferred immediately to either Emory University in Atlanta or the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (where the two previous Ebola patients were taken).
This begs us to ask a question that is the elephant in the room. What makes these two nurses who have been diagnosed with Ebola in the last few days less of a risk to the American people? This official states in hindsight that they should have done things differently, yet they are doing nothing different. In fact they are doing EXACTLY the same thing. These women are being housed in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in isolation where the so called “breech of protocol” occured. The CDC head – Dr Freidman is assuring us that there is no need to be alarmed. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I think we have arrived at insanity. These women should be in a facility that knows how to handle this level 4 biohazard threat.
It is being reported that neighbors of the recently diagnosed nurse received letters this morning warning them of the potential exposure to this second nurse victim.
What is Dallas doing? They are handing out these lovely fliers to help the community .
Guess what started yesterday in Maryland? A vaccine trial for Ebola. Once available people will rush out of fear to get this vaccine. But what do you know about it? What will be in it? There are already serious concerns about the vaccine industry in general. There was no discussion of this vaccine until we brought the 2 doctors back from Africa in September. Now it is all we hear and it is being rushed to market. Fast tracked drugs have proven to be problematic.
If you are in the Dallas area now is the time to get your personal house in order. For those in the rest of the United States please take the time to search out your options for your family if it were to come to your area. Your God given immune system was designed to deal with illness. When given the right environment there is nothing God cannot overcome within us. Put your trust in Him, research your options and then put a plan in place. In times when my heart turns to fear, I put my eyes on God and his word in Psalm 91 as my comfort.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.