With the knowledge now out that Ebola has possibly been spread throughout the entire hospital Thomas Duncan stayed at in Dallas, is Drudge letting his followers know that ‘all hell is about to break loose’?
Nurses slammed the hospital and CDC for lack of protocols and proper equipment as shared in the NYDaily News story linked above excerpted below. Videos also below include the National nurses union now threatening a nationwide strike.
An astonishing series of failures at Texas Presbyterian Hospital put staff and patients at needless risk in the days before Thomas Duncan died, a group of nurses at the Dallas hospital charged in a shocking telephone news conference Tuesday.
In the unusual group phone call, arranged by the nation’s largest nurses union, the unidentified caregivers said Duncan, the first person to die in the U.S. of Ebola, was left for hours in the emergency room with up to seven other patients before he was placed in isolation.
- Supervisors walked walk in and out of Duncan’s isolation room without proper protective gear.
- Duncan’s lab specimens were transported through the hospital’s pneumatic tube system instead of being separately sealed and delivered, and thus “the entire tube system was potentially contaminated.”
- Caregivers donned “flimsy” hospital gowns that left their necks, heads and lower legs exposed, with head-to-toe protective gear not being supplied until Duncan’s second day in the intensive care unit.