Tuesday, October 07, 2014

actors fake ebola symptoms and go to hospitals in NYC to test system

As the ebola thing gets weirder and comes that in NYC hospitals are sending in actors with fake symptoms to test how well staff will do.  Wow.  I hope I don't work triage tomorrow.  No I don't work in NYC. 
According to USA today
"Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases."
In other fun news: 
The director of the European division of the World Health Organization (WHO) states that ebola cases in Europe are inevitable. From the newspaper The Guardian:
 "The WHO’s European director, Zsuzsanna Jakab, said it was “quite unavoidable … that such incidents will happen in the future because of the extensive travel from Europe to the affected countries and the other way around”.
Although the doctor states the risk is still low for the vast majority of people, it is refreshing to hear someone come out and actually tell the truth about the situation, admitting there will be cases and we have to know how to deal with them. 

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