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Matt Davies

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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 5 days ago

    I don’t get this, Matt. Are you suggesting a military solution?

  2. BIGCHRONO

    BIGCHRONO said, 5 days ago

    Nurses are ice breaking, sacrificial lambs for reprehensible politicos.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 days ago

    I think Mr Davies is referring to the fact that some nurses are making totally inappropriate complaints against the Great People who, as CEOs for healthcare organisations, are administering the US healthcare system and who have ensured that the response to Ebola has been absolutely perfect.

  4. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    @MangeyMoose

    You’ve heard of being “on the pointy end of the stick?” Same thing.

    Who takes care of the patient? Nurses.

    Who cleans up the mess? Nurses (Do you want the average cleaning worker doing that?)

    And to fit the analogy of the cartoon, who is doing this without the protection of the “armored might?”

    I see the clowns in Dallas are now trying to put the blame on the CDC. Well, of course they would, they want to protect themselves from the lawsuits coming down the line.


    But here’s the truth. The CDC does not have the power people think it does. I am not sure what it’s power is, even in an emergency.


    Note: I am not referring to the powers granted under the constitution to restrict entry, movement, set isolation or quarantine. The CDC is the agent for the Federal government on the point. http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/aboutlawsregulationsquarantineisolation.html



    It’s recommendations can, obviously, be ignored. They may also be written with a little less force because the CDC knows that companies and organizations will always try for the least expensive measures. So they must deal with reality.


    My wife is an RN and is trained as the infection control person at the small surgery center where she works. She reads the journal put out by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). A prevailing sentiment is that hospitals give lip service to infection control. So the problem is endemic even before a disease shows up.


    The best protocol for dealing with ebola seems to be what is used by trained personnel in West Africa. But that level of protection is not cheap, so your average hospital will not have it.

    What astonishes my wife about the Dallas case is that the hospital is even open. Those folks did not wear booties in working on Duncan in the first days. So the virus could be pretty much anywhere in the hospital, but especially in break rooms.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 5 days ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Oh, stop with the common sense and facts, man. Don’t you smell political opportunity here? Ebola = Obama, get it? Be afraid, and Vote Republican, ’cause Ebola is the new Benghazi!

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Many doctors really only have a degree in rote memorization to pass tests, they get the big bucks. Nurses, paramedics, EMTs are higher in many skills, including handling infectious diseases, than doctors, and they do the dirty work, for low pay, or as volunteers in many first responders’ cases.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 5 days ago

    Gawd. What’s everyone so fired up about? They’re just nurses. It’s not like they’re people, like CEOs or shareholders.

    I mean, have you seen how little a nurse makes? How’s that worth spending money to protect?!

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 5 days ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Why is the CDC against using quarantine? Relying on passengers to tell the truth on questionnaires obviously doesn’t work. The CDC is now telling US citizens not to travel if there’s a chance they’ve been exposed but they won’t quarantine others? The CDC is incoherent and that’s scary.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    Could have made the nurse the weak link on an anchor chain keeping a four-masted warship off the rocks in a storm, but it wouldn’t have been as visually appealing.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    The citation for many doctors only having degrees because they can memorize for tests, comes from my daughter, the Registered Nurse, who has many times kept doctors from killing their patients, or just committing malpractice.


    In MY years as an EMT, met good docs, and bad, but; one experience was memorable. I was caring for a gal with a broken neck and other spinal and internal injuries. A guy was sitting their watching, and I asked him “Are you a doctor”, he responded “Yes”.. “What’s your specialty?” “Neurosugeon” “Would you like to help me?” “No, you’re doing a great job, and I wouldn’t know what to do out here in the field instead of in the surgery.” “Okay”. So I took care of her, he rode to the hospital, and did surgery on her in HIS environment. She restored full use of all body parts, and when I saw the doc a year later, he wanted to let me know she did well, and her life, and mobility, were retained PRECISELY because I did everything right in treating her in the field, allowing him to do his job, rather that than a mortician, who’d have had the job if I’d done even any little thing wrong out in the field situation.


    That was proper training, and preventing the spread of Ebola will also depend on those in the field doing their jobs, and doing them absolutely correctly!

  11. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    Why is the CDC against using quarantine?

    Umm, some people are in quarantine now.

    If you are referring to any actions which might restrict commerce or impose money losses to industry, consult your congressperson. Seriously, people with money (business interests) will object. And we know who counts most in this country.

  12. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I’m sure you are being sarcastic! I hope so! My mother was a LT. in the Army Nurse Corps in WW2 and retired as a civilian RN after over 40 years of service!

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 4 days ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    The CDC’s job is protecting our nations health. Worries about potential harm to another country’s economy is not our concern. Our government is infested with feel good, Political Correctness that has gone berserk.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    ^Why don’t you jump in for a little blood cleansing from the machine used in Texas, before they get a chance to follow that “feel good” protocol and sanitize it? Feel good after that?

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    And why do you think I was talking about another country’s economy?

    We know that the US Government has little care for what happens to many other countries’ economies.
    See Cuba, Iraq, Serbia, Libya, Syria, etc.

    Embargoes R US!

    But only for political reasons.

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