Frieden said the CDC would consider any and all precautions ( Except for flights into and out of Africa,..no pun intended because paradoxically speaking that could make things worse...), but warned that a travel ban could make it harder to get medical care and aid workers to regions dealing with the outbreak (Meaning we couldn't get stuff to Africa where Ebola is raging out of control and it's not fair that they are the only ones that should get the disease. So, let's make the world our petri dish and spread the Ebola around because that's the politically correct thing to do...).He cited the recent delay African Union aid workers experienced trying to get to Liberia.
"Their ability to get there was delayed by about a week because their flight was canceled and they were stuck in a neighboring country," he said. (So the answer to this paradox is to spread the disease across the world...ain't egalitarianism a paradox?)
Frieden also said the CDC has experienced a spike in reported potential cases of Ebola following the first diagnosis of a patient in the U.S. in Dallas earlier this week (The devil you say, a spike? Why who'da thunk it?), saying the rise in concern was a good thing but that he remained the only patient who has been identified as suffering from the disease. Two patients who were initially identified as having potential Ebola symptoms in the Washington, D.C. area were ruled to not have the disease on Saturday.
"We have definitely seen an increase in the number since this patient was diagnosed… that is as it should be," Frieden said.( All is going according to plan. That my friend is not a paradox.)
"We have already gotten well over 100 inquiries for possible patients… this one patient has tested positive," he said. "We expect we will see more rumors, concerns, possibilities of cases. Until there is a positive test that's what they are, rumors and concerns." (Yes, all is under control and we know that because President Ebola told us there would be no outbreak here. Awwww thank goodness for sand to bury our heads in.)
Frieden emphasized lessons to be learned from the delayed response to the Ebola patient in Dallas. It took two days for those who had been in contact with him to be contacted by medical officials, and Frieden said that should alert medical professionals to pay especially close attention to patients' travel history if they're showing signs of fever.(Oh man shoulda woulda coulda...my bad, we got this mofo under control...no worries..)
"As we anticipated, the arrival of the first Ebola patient in the U.S. has really increased attention to what health workers in this country need to do to be alert and make sure a travel history is taking," he said. (You don't say...I'm told you people are the smart guys but I have to tell you...I'm really not seeing it)
That sentiment was reiterated by Texas state Department of Health Services Director David Lakey, also on the call. (David is a director so he's probably also one of the smart ones...)
"Hospitals, healthcare workers across the nation have to learn from this experience," he said. "If you have a patient with fever and symptoms that have possibly be related to ebola, you have to ask that travel history and take it seriously."(Please tell the American people that this is not the best we have...and by the way, you guys sent the Dallas patient home with antibiotics knowing he had a virus...buckle up America..we re not in the very best of hands...)
None of those who had contact with the Dallas patient have shown any symptoms at this point. (Awwww the calm before the storm, enjoy it while you can...)
I have deconstructed the full article...I din't mean to but I couldn't help myself but check it out if you must...