10/16/2014 by syrbal-labrys
Wow, imagine being the woman who is almost nameless in the news, but headlined as “Ebola Nurse”? No, Amber Vinson is not the one who done fucked up, thank you. She is a victim of the morons she worked for at the “Neiman Marcus” of hospitals. She called the CDC, asking IF she should fly, btw — and they didn’t think her sick enough to send a crew for collection. Mind you, a nurse likely picks up a bug at work several times a year; but when the bug could be Ebola?
So everyone is playing tapdance-ass-cover to Congress today. And yes, I do think some apologies are needed. Starting with the CDC. Their blithe “don’t worry, this is America” patter now seems particularly grating, don’t you think? Yeah, that shit happening in Africa can’t happen HERE. Except it did. And the biggest baddest hospital in Texas didn’t know how to manage safety procedures.
What I’d like?** I’d like the names of the almost certainly MALE doctors and administrators of that hospital published with words like “Ebola Doctor” or maybe seeing their hospital splashed on the news as “Ebola Hospital” would wake them the fuck UP.
**That doesn’t even TOUCH what I’d like to happen to Boehner for wanting to prohibit travel from (black) Africa, but hasn’t got the balls to insist on raising the palings around Texas as well. Because hey, it can’t happen here, right John?