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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 09:52 PM

governor perry's administration handling of the ebola case in dallas

This is tragically comic. They keep accumulating blunders. Maddow just had an excellent expose on the matter.

From not admitting the guy the first time around, not properly quarantining and desinfecting the apartment, sending a regular $8.00 an hour guy to clean the sidewalk with a karcher, having a press conference where the officials barely answer anything and leave claiming they have meetings, etc..

Sounds like a katrina bush moment. Not a very good way for perry to display his crisis management skills...

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Reply governor perry's administration handling of the ebola case in dallas (Original post)
drray23 Oct 2014 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2014 #1
KittyWampus Oct 2014 #27
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2014 #34
drray23 Oct 2014 #2
valerief Oct 2014 #3
mountain grammy Oct 2014 #15
YarnAddict Oct 2014 #4
KittyWampus Oct 2014 #29
YarnAddict Oct 2014 #37
Marrah_G Oct 2014 #5
drray23 Oct 2014 #7
drray23 Oct 2014 #6
B2G Oct 2014 #8
drray23 Oct 2014 #9
B2G Oct 2014 #10
cwydro Oct 2014 #28
magical thyme Oct 2014 #30
B2G Oct 2014 #32
Cha Oct 2014 #11
littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #17
freshwest Oct 2014 #19
TheVisitor Oct 2014 #12
world wide wally Oct 2014 #13
JoePhilly Oct 2014 #23
Midnight Writer Oct 2014 #14
littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #18
jonjensen Oct 2014 #16
Gothmog Oct 2014 #20
drray23 Oct 2014 #21
Catherine Vincent Oct 2014 #22
KittyWampus Oct 2014 #25
KittyWampus Oct 2014 #24
B2G Oct 2014 #31
KittyWampus Oct 2014 #33
B2G Oct 2014 #35
magical thyme Oct 2014 #26
Sunlei Oct 2014 #36

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 09:54 PM

1. Perry is an idiot, but I don't think he can be held responsible

for the errors of the hospital.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:12 AM

27. He can be held responsible for lack of funding, staffing, planning & universal healthcare.

 

He is responsible for the weakened state of our infrastructure.

It's the Republicans stated preference for "less government". It's their model of society.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:29 AM

34. Not the hospital, it's not a state agency. Other stuff, definitely.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 09:56 PM

2. maybe the hospital is not on him

But the handling of everything else by the texas authorities is a giant mess.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 09:56 PM

3. Sounds like Ghouliana sending workers to do 9-11 cleanup until the gold was located.

How many of those people did Ghouliani put on death's door years later?

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Response to valerief (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 12:44 AM

15. Ghouliani, first time I've heard that. Quite appropriate.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:00 PM

4. This is no more Perry's fault

 

than it is Obama's.

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Response to YarnAddict (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:13 AM

29. The lack infrastructure needed to deal with this is absolutely his fault. It's the Republican model

 

And Perry is a prime advocate of that.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:48 AM

37. Yes, because I'm sure the triage nurse

 

called Perry and asked if she should pass on the info to the doc, and Perry said no.

I am no fan of Rick "******head" Perry, but any time that there are human beings involved in anything, screw-ups are going to happen, and you can't always lay that at the feet of the head guy. In any system, for everything to work smoothly, everyone needs to do their job.

The nurse screwed up, the hospital screwed up, maybe because if HIPPA they felt they couldn't notify the school, who knows? Maybe the school administrators were cautious about identifying the exposed kids because of privacy concerns. I don't think there is any other state, or city, or government here that could have handled this perfectly.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:02 PM

5. Might be time for all states to take a look at their protocols and training

I think that is the discussion that needs to be had. Not just about Ebola, but is every state capable of handling any sort of infectious disease. Are there clear directives on when the fed CDC gets involved?

This would be a good time to throw some more funds to the CDC for training purposes.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:09 PM

7. exactly

Thank you for articulating my point better than I did in my op

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:07 PM

6. I am not blaming him for the fact he has an ebola case in his state

Just for the bad coordination of the emergency response by his administration's officials.
What is the reason for that ? Underfunding for health emergency response workers, bad planning, incompetent peoplein charge ? At this point its not looking good. They were arguing that they had problems finding a company to go clean the apartment . With all the homeland security money they undoubtly got why is it that they do not have a team of hazmat people trained for that ?

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:13 PM

8. Bullshit. What the hell is the CDC even there for

 

if they're just going to stand aside and let the locals fuck everything up?

THEY are supposed to be the experts. There is only one case. Only 4 in forced quarantine. And they can't even handle that.

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Response to B2G (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:15 PM

9. well there is that too

I agree the cdc should have been on the case from the get go. They just decided to fly in a team today .

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Response to drray23 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:21 PM

10. Wrong.

 

They've been there since he tested positive. But they might as well not even have bothered to show up.

You can be assured that it's not the locals calling the shots here. It's the CDC. And their response is bordering on criminal.

Here's how the 4 people in quarantine had their food delivered to them today:

:large

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Response to B2G (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:13 AM

28. The guy's not even wearing gloves

or a mask.

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Response to B2G (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:14 AM

30. they were en route before the positive result was in...nt

 

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:15 AM

32. Yes, I believe you're right. nt

 

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 11:25 PM

11. Joaquin Castro Tweet on Ebola virus in Texas..


Joaquin Castro @JoaquinCastrotx Oct 1

It's very unsettling that the Ebola virus is in Texas, the state with the highest percentage of ppl without access to see a doctor.
Retweet 420 retweets 420 Favorite 206 favorites 206

mahalo drray


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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 01:01 AM

17. Perfect, cha. Thank you so much! nt

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 01:28 AM

19. ^^^^THIS IS WHY IT IS PERRY'S FAULT!^^^^

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 12:16 AM

12. OOPS... nt

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 12:17 AM

13. Knowing Perry, he will probably send National Guard troops to the hospital in a show of leadership

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:08 AM

23. He should go to the hospital to demonsrate his leadership skills.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 12:23 AM

14. Anyone know what the private sector's response

to Ebola in our country is?

The rightwing is bitching about the government screwing this up, but what is the private sector free market response to a situation like this? We already know that the Big Pharma companies did not work on an Ebola treatment until the NIH sponsored (paid for) the research, because there was no profit in it. We also know that a private hospital sent this guy home with a prescription for anti-biotics because, I am assuming, he did not have insurance.

I heard a right-wing talker on the radio today complaining that the patient vomited on the sidewalk, and no one cleaned it up. Shouldn't that (according to conservative theories) be left to the private sector?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 01:06 AM

18. We are really getting a good look at all they stand for, aren't we?

The"private sector" is just code for "me me me" they won't be any help. They are holed up, hiding and feasting.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 12:54 AM

16. you get what you pay for this is less government in action!

 

doofus peary and republicans in legislature cut spending for texas dept. of public health which cut funding to hospitals so to save money they were taking in emergency cases only that had no insurance or money that is why they sent ebola victim home to save the hospital money. as for him telling them he came from liberia and might have ebola well hospital said that got lost in transmission so go to aamco to get your transmission fixed.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 09:58 AM

20. Goodhair is an idiot and is messing up this response

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:06 AM

21. whats striking

Is the reliance on contractors to do everything. They were in the process of negociating to find some to do the cleanup.
Should not a state as big as texas have some kibd of hazardous emergency response team. Yeah sure drown the government in a bathtub until you actually need it and then blame the feds for not bailing them out fast enough.

Thats a good preview of what would happen if we had one of the gop candidates win in 2016.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:07 AM

22. I don't think RP should be blamed for this screwup

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Response to Catherine Vincent (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:10 AM

25. The lack of funding, staff, infrastructure and planning is directly RP's fault and the Republican

 

model of governance.

Less government is better= weak capacity to deal with dangerous/emergency situations.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:09 AM

24. He orchestrated the weak infrastructure that is dealing with this situation.

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #24)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:14 AM

31. Bullshit

 

What the hell is the CDC doing?

It might make you feel better to think it's the fault of all of those "repugs" down in Texas, but I've got news for you.

The federal government is completely unprepared for this. And that should terrify all of us.

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Response to B2G (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:23 AM

33. Republicans have cut government agencies to the bone. So not bullshit. Rick Perry is a PRIME

 

advocate of the Republican model of government. Less government is better.

Perry and every single elected Republican needs to answer for the slashed budgets. On the local, state, federal levels.

The WHO and CDC have both suffered massive budget cuts due to Republicans like Perry.

You ask what the CDC is doing but don't care to acknowledge Republicans slashed their budget and staffing etc?

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #33)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:30 AM

35. The CDC 2014 budget is 11.3 billion dollars

 

That totally explains the debacle. One case. One city.

We are screwed.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:12 AM

26. and apparently they sent the directly exposed kids to school the next day

 

it took the CDC later in the day to get those kids out of school and into quarantine.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:45 AM

36. Governor Perry made a fool of himself on the news. Sick mans family had to call CDC to start care!!

Perrys' State healthcare system failed, while he was fiddling on TV.

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