Well, that’s my former-medical-writer conclusion after reading this old report about how American ebola survivor Kent Brantley has donated blood to three ebola patients, including Dallas nurse Nina Pham. At the latest report, she is in fair condition in a D.C.-area hospital, presumably part of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, where she is Skyping her folks back home in Fort Worth.
I still don’t understand why they moved her up there when there are no specific treatments for ebola anywhere, it being a virus not a bacterium. Except for the transfusion of Brantley’s antibodies but that could have been done in Texas. Nor why it appears that Emory U. hospital in Atlanta—where infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was moved—recently released at least one secret, recovered ebola patient. How many more secret ebola patients are in the U.S.? I suppose President Obola’s no-medical-training, all-politics ebola “czar” will see to it that we won’t find that out until after the election. Politics being his obvious expertise.
Meanwhile at least 43 other quarantined people exposed to Vinson and Pham seem to have been released without any problems, though they did not do the whole recommended quarantine period of 42 days. The closed-for-cleaning Belton schools up the road from the Rancho also have reopened, which is encouraging.
So the Texas scare seems to be over for the present, thankfully, except for the usual scumbags concocting pitiless scams on Texas fears about it for their own pathetic amusement. May they rot in hell.
UPDATE: And more good news. Dallas will no longer be initially receiving travelers from Ebola-outbreak countries in West Africa. Nor will any other Texas airport. Since Oct. 16, the federal DHS has quietly restricted them to JFK, Dulles, Newark, O’Hare, and Atlanta airports for screening before going elsewhere in the country. On the other hand:
“Can the Transportation Security Administration be reliably trusted to do health checks on inbound passengers from West Africa? The question answers itself. Hence the need for a travel ban.”
MORE: On Oct. 24, both Texas nurses Pham and Vinson were declared recovered, the antibodies infusions apparently doing the trick.