A ray of hope shines through the ebola cloud
The people of Dallas have been living under a dark cloud of fear over the people infected there with ebola. Because government experts have continually changed what constituted a risk of contracting the disease, they truly never knew if going about their daily activities would expose them to ebola. Since Mr Duncan was first diagnosed with ebola, and seeing how fast it is spreading in Africa many of the people of the Dallas area were in a constant state of concern. I too because my son and his family live just outside of Dallas and because I am planning a Christmas trip to his home, have had some very real concerns as witnessed by my two previous blog postings.
However today quite a bit of that concern has been lifted with the news that, Louise Troh, Mr Duncan’s fiancee, her 13-year-old son and two nephews were allowed out of confinement after the 21 day incubation period for ebola ended. Also released from the 21 day observation were 34 medical and associated personal. With this release some of that dark cloud of seeing potential ebola infection whenever you left your home was pierced by a bright ray of sunshine that ebola may not be casually communicated.
I am however sorry to have to mention this but I also have a problem with this assumption. One must wonder why Duncan’s fiancee who was in very close contact with him for several days has been cleared but two nurses who one would think had no direct physical contact with him are diagnosed with ebola. Until it is equivocally resolved as to how the nurses contracted the disease I may feel better but will remain on the edge of my chair waiting for the answer.
On another matter related to ebola in the United States, the administration has named an ‘ebola czar’ to oversee all of our countries efforts to ensure ebola does not take hold here like it has in Africa. Now one would think it would be one of Americas eminent infectious disease professional, but as with everything else the President has done during his administration he opted to appoint a former trusted White House advisor and ( Lawyer ), Ron Klain. Mr Klain was formally chief of staff to Vice President Biden and has no healthcare experience whatsoever.
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away….
The ray of sunlight of the medical release of potential victims,
and the cloud of the appointment of someone
who wouldn’t recognize what ebola looks like under a microscope.