UPDATE:  That’s right, he’s the protocol guy.

Phoenix Air, the medical airline, told ABC News that the man was the group’s medical protocol supervisor and did not wear any protective gear on purpose.

“Our medical professionals in the biohazard suits have limited vision and mobility and it is the protocol supervisor’s job to watch each person carefully and give them verbal directions to insure no close contact protocols are violated,” an airline spokesperson told the network.

I’m really confident that the CDC knows what it’s doing now.

Could this guy be the next Darwin Award Winner?

As news helicopters swarmed over Dallas’ Love Field this evening to watch the second U.S. nurse to contract Ebola board a private plane bound for Atlanta, one lone man stood out from the pack.

Holding a clipboard and directing the transfer, the unidentified man seemed to be the only person on the tarmac without protective clothing, wearing just a button down shirt and trousers. 

Incredibly, despite the extreme precautions taken by everyone else boarding the plane, but it’s unclear if he was on the flight to Atlanta.

While Ebola is not an airborne disease, his presence so close to patient Amber Vinson’s medical team sparked fears after he was seen grabbing a container and hazmat trash bag from one of the workers’ in full-protective gear. 

‘He needs to be put on watch the second the plane lands so he does not infect anyone in Atlanta. This needs to be contained and I one will be ticked of I hear a report next week that he is the next victim!’ Dean Pitts wrote on NBC Dallas’ website.

‘Who’s the idiot with clipboard?’ Disbelief and panic as mystery man WITHOUT a hazmat suit is seen helping 2nd Ebola nurse board her plane to Atlanta, disposing waste and then boarding the jet.

Donors with money, special software for electronic medical records and Ebola make for disastrous bedfellows.  It was only a matter of time…

What really happened?

Here’s what I can tell you for sure: Texas Health contracts with Epic Systems for its electronic medical records system — and the Dallas hospital isn’t the only client that has complained about its costly informationsharing flaws and interoperability failures.

Epic was founded by billionaire Judy Faulkner, a top Obama donor whose company is the dominant EMR player in the U.S. health care market. As I reported last year, Epic employees donated nearly $1 million to political parties and candidates between 1995 and 2012 — 82 percent of it to Democrats. The company’s Top 10 PAC recipients are all Democratic or leftwing outfits, from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (nearly $230,000) to the DNC Services Corporation (nearly $175,000) and the America’s Families First Action Fund super-PAC ($150,000).

Faulkner, an influential Obama campaign finance bundler, served as an adviser to David Blumenthal. He’s the White House health information technology guru in charge of dispensing the federal electronic medical records subsidies that Faulkner pushed President Obama to adopt.

Faulkner also served on the same committee Blumenthal chaired.

Epic and other large firms lobbied aggressively for nearly $30 billion in federal subsidies for their companies under the 2009 Obama stimulus package. The law penalizes medical providers who fail to comply with the one-size-fits-all mandate. Obama claimed the new rules would cut costs and reduce errors. But health care analysts at the RAND Corporation admitted last year that their cost-savings predictions of $81 billion a year were vastly inflated.

Until recently, health care providers say, the company stubbornly refused to share data with doctors and hospitals using alternative platforms. Now, it charges exorbitant fees to enable the very kind of interoperability the Obama EMR mandate was supposed to ensure.

The president-elect of the American Medical Association, Dr. Steven Stack, told Modern Healthcare magazine that Epic’s software architecture “often leaves out key information and corrupts data in transit.”

Yikes. Imagine if some of that key data had to do with an Ebola carrier’s travel history. Oh, wait.

via Michelle Malkin | » Ebola, electronic medical records, and Epic Systems.

MORE PILE ON:  The nurse should not have flown anywhere.  WTF???   Why is the CDC making stuff up as they go along?   A travel ban for those who treat the high risk patients…special.  Frieden needs to resign right now.

The three changes Dr. Frieden announced on Oct. 14 are:

  1. A manager to oversee infection control “every hour of the day.”
  2. More training for health care workers — “ongoing, refresher, repeat training, including by two nurses from Emory who cared for Ebola patients.”
  3. A limit on the number of staff providing care directly to patients with Ebola “so that they can become more familiar and more systematic in how they put on and take off protective equipment and they can become more comfortable in a healthy way with providing care in the isolation unit.”

UPDATE:

Amber Jay Vinson, the second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola, flew from her family home in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas just one day before she was hospitalized for the deadly disease.

Now, the Centers for Disease Control are trying to track down all 132 passengers who were aboard Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 on Monday with Ms Vinson over fears they could all have been exposed to the virus. 

‘Because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning, CDC is reaching out to passengers,’ the agency said in a statement.

Everyone who was on board the plane is asked to call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) so that they can be interviewed by CDC doctors to determine who is at risk for possible exposure to Ebola.

If Frieden had any semblance of dignity, he would step away from the microphone and fly down to Dallas to begin caring for those that are coming down with Ebola.  Instead, he follows in zeroes footsteps and blames everyone else for protocol breaks in contamination.  Freiden should resign now.

IMO, we need to stop anyone traveling inbound from those affected countries in Africa immediately.   Stop blaming those at the front line.  Shut the borders down immediately.  The nurses and ER front desk staff are at greatest risk.  At present, 70 or so staff are being monitored.  They took care of Mr. Ebola Duncan.

Nurses at the Dallas hospital where the first patient died of Ebola in the US insisted there were no protocols in place for dealing with the virus – and claimed that no hospital in the country was prepared to deal with the deadly virus.

The director of the National Nurses Union RoseAnn DeMoro directly contradicted the CDC’s initial claim that a breach in protocol lead to the infection of Nina Pham as she treated Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

She said: ‘Our nurses are not protected, they’re not prepared to handle Ebola or any other pandemics.’

‘The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place and are not in place anywhere in the United States, as far as we can tell.’

‘Nurses are not protected, they’re not prepared to handle Ebola': Angry nursing union says.

Shame on the CDC.   Shame on Frieden who is a stain on his profession.  He’s delusional if believes that  anyone can believe his idiocy speak.


Even the Mayor of Dallas understands that they might be in for a lot more sick people.

Remember those initials.  Found @ zerohedge.

Who is CIDRAP?  “The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP; “SID-wrap”) is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is part of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota.”

The full punchline from the CIDRAP report:

We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks.

In other words, airborne. And now the search for the next LAKE, i.e., a public company maker of powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR), begins.

Here is the full note: we hope the CDC will take the time to read it.

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Idiots.  This is what they think that rag means?  Give me patience!

“You can wear pajamas or crappy clothes underneath,” she says. “You can be a total slouch. It’s just very comfortable.”“Well,” Afridi says, “it’s uncomfortably comfortable.”

via The covered-girl look is great, say two Upper West Side artists who think NYC women should give the hijab a try.

Blame it on her.  Barry is not to blame for leaving the door open.  And Thomas Ebola who came here on a lie is not to blame either.

He says the diagnosis of the worker – who’s not identified – clearly shows that there was a breach of protocol.

Among the things CDC will investigate is removal of protective gear, because removing gear incorrectly can lead to a contamination.

The investigation will look at dialysis and intubation – procedures with the potential for spreading infectious material.

News from The Associated Press.

Cries of get ready for it…RACISM.

Somebody asked me about high school graduations in Texas because he was here to watch his son graduate.   They don’t happen in October.  So what exactly was Mr. Ebola doing here?

Mai Wureh said Duncan, her half brother, planned to marry Karsiah’s mother and apply for more permanent status in the United States.

via Family too upset to see Ebola patient via video.  So, why did Mr. Ebola come here?  He came because his son was graduating from High School in September? He came to get married on a tourist visa.  He has a son with this woman.  He came because he had Ebola and knew that this was his opportunity to receive first class treatment.  If you want to keep up with the scum’s lies, Somebody provided this link.

Interesting how CPS is not investigating this family?  Thug Jr (on the left) tried to leave the containment area because he was bored early on but doesn’t have the time visit dad while he’s in the hospital.  They were moved elsewhere to a safe house provided through their church.  What else do we not know about this ma?.  He is the Typhoid Mary of Ebola.  Hence he is now Thomas Ebola.  He has made his mark:   A nurse who was wearing proper protective gear has Ebola.

h/t Somebody who has been on top of this.

 

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