CDC Assumptions And Medical Tape Protocol
Asked why the CDC didn’t send a team as soon as Duncan was diagnosed, Frieden said: “We did send some expertise in infection control but think in retrospect, with 20-20 hindsight, we could have sent a more robust hospital infection control team, and been more hands on at the hospital on day one about exactly how this [case] should be managed. We will do that from now on any time we have a confirmed case.”
Good job, CDC, but wait, it gets better.
“They were told to use medical tape and had to use four to five pieces of medical tape wound around their neck. The nurses have expressed a lot of concern about how difficult it is to remove the tape from their neck,” Burger said.
Really good job there on protecting exposure. No chance on spreading this problem is there… oh wait..
Are we really sure she had no symptoms that day?
As crazy as this has been, people need to stop downplaying the fact that this could be an absurdly useful terrorist weapon because of the massive fear factor involved.