Monday, October 27, 2014

The Difference in Treatment Given to the Liberian in Dallas and that of Americans

I have suggested before that it appears Americans infected with Ebola are receiving much different treatment than natives of Ebola stricken countries, even the Liberian, Thomas Duncan, who was treated in the United States, received different treatment. (SEE: Compelling Evidence of Ebola Misdirection by the US Government) Duncan, twho died in Dallas from an Ebola infection, received significantly lower quality treatment than what Americans have received.

NyPo summarizes the differences:
 Of the nine people who have been treated for Ebola in the United States, only one has died...

Q: How about experimental drugs?

A: Duncan received an experimental antiviral drug called brincidofovir six days after doctors first suspected he had Ebola, according to his medical records. American video journalist Ashoka Mukpo received the same drug and recovered. Other patients have been treated with ZMapp and TKM-Ebola, which are the only antivirals proven to protect nonhuman primates from Ebola, according to Dr. Thomas Geisbert, an Ebola expert at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. A manufacturer has run out of ZMapp doses, though limited doses of TKM-Ebola are available...

Q: Why wasn’t Duncan moved to a hospital specially equipped to treat highly infectious diseases like Ebola?

A: Duncan’s relatives say they wanted him sent to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which has a special isolation unit and had experience treating Ebola patients. It’s not clear who made the decision to keep Duncan at the Dallas hospital. His records don’t mention a move. A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services said the decision not to move Duncan came from Presbyterian Hospital and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said the hospital raised the possibility with the CDC of transferring Mr. Duncan to another hospital such as Emory. But CDC felt that would be unnecessary, Watson said. CDC spokesman Thomas Skinner said the decision to treat Duncan in Dallas was made by the hospital, doctors and the patient.


1 comment:

  1. Forgive me if I don't shed tears for a guy who knowingly imported this disease to the US.