someone i know, has lost his mind. He's turned into Chicken Little. He's sure that the earth has 3 weeks left. He says Ebola has already taken over the world and he's lost all hope.
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The ladies that work in my office all have televisions tuned to Fox News most of the day. I don't know how you can watch more than five minutes of that without having the crap scared out of you (about everything, not just ebola). It's completely irresponsible journalism.
My 13 y/o said the Ebola jokes are flying in school. One teacher is so fed up she started writing kids up for telling them. Lame.
A hospital here in Arkansas was "put on lockdown" in order to "clear" a person with symptoms & a recent history of traveling... somewhere... (the word "lockdown" has always made me snort & smh) The sick person did not have ebola and the hospital ended the *snort* lockdown.
Anyway, a high school in my town cancelled a football game with the team from the hospital's town. Making it a double facepalm, a local news website reported that the school just wanted to be safe, and "aired on the side of caution."
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I was safe in my little cubbyhole of an office in the hospital!! Now, I have face to face contact with patients and their families!! Sigh!! We are located in a multicultural community
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I had to make my mother in law turn off the news. She is confusing the flu stats with the Ebola facts. And is wringing her hands. Doomed!
The only thing that still gives me pause is the article I read about them not being able to rule out it going airborne.
It's all fun and games until that.
But I never realized how much I put my fingers in my mouth and eyes until I started making an effort to notice it recently.
I had to go the hospital today for a routine test, and frankly, it gave me pause. I don't want to be the unlucky bastard that touched the elevator button right after the sick man who just got back from West Africa. You just don't know who's been where and if they will take precautions or hop on a cruise ship.
Do you know how hard that is for a chronically itchy, allergic person with curly, thick hair to do?
I will say though, my incidences of cold/flu type ailments plummeted, very impressively. I'm getting a flu shot next week, and if either flu or Ebola or anything else gets really nasty this winter, I'm going to drop my social embarrassment about going out with a mask on. Fuck it. I hate being sick. Maybe they'll start making disposable masks in pretty prints or something.
Now there's an idea!
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I work in a large, state run University/teaching hospital. In the last week, we have received dozens of emails about this. They have had Townhall type meetings and updates every single day about changes in protocols should this come to our state.
While I am thrilled our administration is taking these precautions, It makes me really nervous that it's come to this.
I just saw that they took Nina Pham (first Dallas nurse) to Building 10 at NIH. My company has done a ton of work there. I haven't been there since 2004, but I have hundreds of photos I've taken when I was photographing our work there. It is the largest free-standing brick building in the United States, and has a really weird architecture - interstitial levels and area of the building called "knuckles" (or something like that).
It always just looked like a regular research hospital to me, but I used to wonder why they would check out my car (and me) so thoroughly when I would enter the building. They look under your cars with mirrors, have you pop your trunk, swab your steering wheel and check it in a special machine, and on and on.
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