Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yer Out!

After infecting two nurses (SO FAR!), exposing 74+ other workers, as well as countless patients, visitors, the greater Dallas community, and now two planeloads of airline passengers and crew plus the Greater Cleveland Area to Ebola, and amid revelations of massive incompetence at every level, THP Dallas is being removed from the picture regarding care for Ebola patients.

Amber Vinson was moved to the Emory Hospital Infectious Disease unit yesterday, and today, Nina Pham is expected to be moved to the NIH's BL4 unit in the immediate future.

Hopefully, removing THP from the picture after both anonymous and open whistleblower revelations that they were an unmitigated clown show in this response, from the initial moment Thomas Duncan first crossed their ER doorstep, will preclude any further displays of assclownery on their part, and save the equally incompetent and unprepared health officials in Dallas a notable amount of flesh on their well-mangled asses.

All this leaves now is the open question of how many more among the hundreds exposed since late September, including 70+ THP staff members, will yet be added to the lengthening roster of US Ebola patients, but at least someone in charge somewhere can recognize naked incompetence when he sees it, and is willing to break the chain of stupid that's been paying off hourly, like a broken slot machine.

While THP-Dallas is now pretty much set to be devastated by an inevitable and sadly well-earned blizzard of lawsuits over the next few years, it's worth noting two important things:

1) THP is and has been, by every account, a fine hospital for normal patients undergoing typical care as one would expect to find, and even on this response, they were certainly no worse than any one of a thousand other US hospitals would have been. They simply had the bad luck to go first, and botch everything possible in every way, from Day One; and

2) The Assclown Overlords at the CDC remain untouched, despite their central and ongoing role in setting up, maintaining, and even encouraging the monumentally horrible response of this hospital, as well as city, county, and state health officials throughout every aspect of this crisis.

Hopefully this is only the beginning of changes, and not the sum total of all of them.


RushBaby said...

I quoted one of your posts at Hot Air. I hope you get some reader referrals. Your writing is very informative.

A Texan said...

Make no mistake, THP was just tossed under the bus FOR POLITICAL REASONS. I don't really believe that someone with some brains and the ability to take politics out of the equation had anything to do with this. After all, Typhoid Frieden still has a job, and we are still allowing people from West Africa into the country (among others, possibly carrying Ebola and other diseases).

Robin Datta said...

More outs in the offing, maybe?

"It ain't over 'til it's over." - Yogi Berra

Anonymous said...

DHS Now EXPEDITING Visa Requests From Ebola-Infected Countries

GamegetterII said...

I live in the greater Cleveland area-just about halfway between Cleveland and Akron,where ebola nurseII spent her weekend planning a wedding-and shopping for bridesmaid's dresses-and who knows where else she went during her stay.
The supposedly top of the line,best hospital system in world the Cleveland Clinic Hospital System-had not conducted any ebola training as of yesterday.
I'm guessing they are on top of that problem now,as is Summa Health-the hospital system in the greater Crackron area.
A couple of the local tee-vee stations were reporting that ebola nurseII had a fever when she left Dallas.
The douchenozzles in charge of this epic clusterfuck need to be fired,all of them.

Anonymous said...

The expedited visas are for those already in the US.

Virginian said...

So did you all read the story on Drudge tonight (highlighted in red on left above his name) about the passenger from Nigeria who DIED ON BOARD AFTER VOMITING during the flight that landed at JFK? And that the CDC "experts" called to the plane on the tarmac (with all the rest of the passengers STILL on board) said the man DID NOT have Ebola after a cursory exam?

Sherm said...

Talked with an emergency room doctor here in Montana tonight. He was told this evening that the hospital in Missoula will not be taking any Ebola patients. They apparently need to keep themselves available for their primary mission. He is not a real happy doctor.

Robin Datta said...

“A Dallas health care worker who handled clinical specimens from an Ebola-infected patient is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean - with the worker self-quarantined and being monitored for signs of infection, the State Department said in a statement.”


Anonymous said...

how about the nbc cameraman?

where are all those people?

still out buying sammiches, under voluntary quarantine?
How IS that cameraman, by the way. Don't hear anything about him.

Aesop said...

Then you aren't paying much attention:
Ashoka Mukpo, the NBC freelance cameraman, is making a great recovery at the Nebraska Medical Center's Biocontainment Unit BL4 isolation ward, where he's been in treatment since Oct. 6th.
There are multiple story updates on him.

Anonymous said...

Uh, the small print says the expedited visas are for the RELATIVES of those already here: "Expedited processing of immigrant petitions for immediate relatives (currently in the United States) of U.S. citizens...."
See here: