Sunday, October 12, 2014

Do you view Ebola as a major health threat to America?

A recent poll reveals that one-quarter of Americans now view Ebola as a major public health threat to the United States and say they may change their travel plans due to Ebola fears. A different survey found that 58 percent of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from West African countries hardest hit by the virus, such as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.


What’s Your Take? Do you view Ebola as a major health threat to America?



 




Comments

1. Beverly Branch said...

I heard someone say that Ebola is the new aids.I am not buying it.This is good for cable TV ratings.

2. ManChild said...

No,I don't view Ebola as a major health threat to America .A nurse who had worn protective gear during her "extensive contact" at a Dallas hospital with Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive during a preliminary blood test.
The woman had on a gown, gloves, mask and a shield during her multiple visits with Thomas Eric Duncan, but there was a BREACH in protocol, health officials said.Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has bungled this from the start

3. Jesse said...

The major health threat is real and its not from Ebola,it is from unprepared medical facilities. In addition to the mistakes leading up to Mr. Duncan's death,now a worker in that same hospital has been infected due to more mistakes. Damn shame

4. Trudy said...

This is a major threat to America.There are not enough drugs to handle a major outbreak

5. C.A.Griffin said...

I agree with Jamie's comment above. If health care workers and facilities are not practicing the proper protocols then, yes, it could become a threat. The same could be said of any and all contagious disease. We all should become more hygienically conscious.

6. Reggie Goodwin said...

R0 of Ebola: 2, R0 of Measles: 18: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/10/02/352983774/no-seriously-how-contagious-is-ebola

Not to say it couldn't get bad. Our medical infrastructure was affected by the 2013 sequester: http://www.physics4thecool.com/2014/10/sequestration.html. We need to grapple with that at the ballet box in less than a month.

7. Richard said...

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the world's deadliest to date and the World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency as more than 3,850 people have died of the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria this year.



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