Several years ago those who contracted TB were isolated to prevent them from spreading the disease.
These places were called sanitariums. People who got better returned home.
The same containment plan should have been implemented the moment Ebola was detected. The type of space suits worn by some astronauts with a separate air supply should have been used by all who came anywhere near an Ebola patient, just check with NASA.
Anyone involved with the care-giving should also be in containment at the hospital not flitting around the country on an airplane.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Star-Telegram
This country was not prepared because Liberia was somewhere far away from America; just how dare this virus get here?
Ineptitude by supervisors and managers at hospitals and the CDC have forced a lot of heads up out of the sand: “We can handle it don’t worry.”
I once asked an official in Fort Worth, “How many hazmat suits do you have”
He replied two, one for the police department and one for the fire department.
— Alexandra Wolf,