Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Go, Team Fidel!

Nov 19 (Reuters) - A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and was being sent to Geneva for treatment, officials said, the first Cuban known to have contracted the potentially deadly hemorrhagic fever.The doctor, identified by Cuba's official website Cubadebate on Tuesday as Felix Baez, is one of 165 Cuban doctors and nurses treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. They have been there since early October.
So, for the record, that means it took Cuba exactly twice as long to spread Ebola to their people in Africa as it did for us in Dallas in a "first-world" healthcare setting.

One can only wonder how many of these before the ardor for spreading the People's Glorious Medical Socialism will cool.

But at this rate, inside a year, 5-10% of their medical contingent will have been infected.



Anonymous said...

Is he being treated in Geneva Cuba, or Geneva Venezuela?

Anonymous said...

A. @ 9:24 AM

No ... Geneva Switzerland.

from G. Translate:

'A person with Ebola should be supported in the next 48 hours in Geneva. This is the first case of Ebola found in Switzerland, according to the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). The patient is an active Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone.

The University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), where (he) will be transported, are prepared according to established procedures welcome long to ensure the safety of staff and all patients continued on the back BAG AFP news.

"Dr. Baez is in good condition, (he) is (in) the processing center of the Red Cross in Kerry Town (one hour from the capital) pending (evacuation to Geneva )," said Dr. Jorge Delgado Butillo also Deputy Director of the international Medical Cooperation Cuba.



Bezzle said...

Google Cuba + Doctors + slaves.

(Cuba has no BSL-4 facilities, btw; those poor bastards have zero experience dealing with this sort of thing. They're being deliberately sacrificed for sympathy bucks.)

Ex-Dissident said...

this just shows the lengths people will go to escape Cuba.

Bezzle said...

I wouldn't assume they're volunteers.

Anonymous said...

The doctors have so little faith in what they are doing in Africa that they want to board a plane and fly any where else for treatment. One has to wonder why the best treatment can not be provided in Africa by now. Where's all the billions going? What are the WHO and CDC actually doing if they can not bring the best treatment equipment to the area? Sending thousands of soldiers to the area was virtually the same response as setting money on fire with a flame thrower. The same can be said for the expenses of sending WHO and CDC "experts" to expensive hotels so they can run software simulations on their government laptops.

It's also interesting the Cuban is not flying to Cuba for treatment.