A Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus over the weekend is a former Texas Christian University student identified by a family member as 26-year-old Nina Pham.I wish Frieden would just shut the hell up.
The family reached out to WFAA Monday morning and shared an image of the nurse who grew up in Fort Worth.
A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Pham became infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from the virus days before the nurse's diagnosis.
Pham graduated from TCU's nursing program in 2010 and is the first person to contract the disease while in the Unites States.
One person was identified to have been around Pham while she was potentially infectious. That person is under daily monitoring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has showed no symptoms of the virus.
"The existence of the first case of Ebola spread in the U.S. changes some things and it doesn't change other things," said Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, during a news conference Monday. "It doesn't change the fact that we know how Ebola spreads. It doesn't change the fact that it's possible to take care of Ebola safely. But it does change substantially how we approach it."
I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth.
This jerk was on a disgraceful "blame the victim" tour yesterday, blaming Nina Pham for a "breach in protocol.
From the LA Times:
Earlier Sunday, the CDC's Frieden blamed what is thought to be the first U.S. transmission of the deadly virus on a breach in protocol.And where was Obama following his briefing on the disclosure of the first patient to contract Ebola on U.S. soil?
"We're deeply concerned about this new development," Frieden said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."
"I think the fact that we don't know of a breach in protocol is concerning, because clearly there was a breach in protocol. We have the ability to prevent the spread of Ebola by caring safely for patients."
President Obama was briefed Sunday on the diagnosis by Lisa Monaco, his homeland security and counter-terrorism advisor. He later spoke with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, in which he directed that the CDC's investigation of the apparent protocol breach move “as expeditiously as possible.”
The White House said Obama also ordered federal health authorities to take additional steps to ensure that healthcare facilities nationwide are prepared to follow infection control protocols in the event they should confront a possible Ebola case.
HE WAS PLAYING GOLF!
This miserable SOB (sorry, but true) was golfing. It was his 200th round of golf as president.
Obama is playing golf while Nina Pham and her family and her co-workers and her neighbors are no doubt stricken with concern for Nina and fear for their own safety.
Remember this reassurance from Obama?
Obama said, "Ebola is not easily transmitted."
OBAMA: Keep in mind that Ebola is not something that is easily transmitted. That’s why, generally, outbreaks dissipate. But the key is identifying, quarantining, isolating those who contract it and making sure that practices are in place that avoid transmission. And it can be done, but it’s got to be done in an organized, systematic way, and that means that we’re going to have to help these countries accomplish that.Of course, we know that is BS.
Here's a photo of Nina, provided by her family:
Here are photos of Obama in his happy place.
How can he golf while this is happening?
If Ebola is so freaking hard to get, I think Obama should go to Dallas and visit the victim and her family. That might help alleviate panic and fear.
Remember when AIDS was spreading and celebrities were pictured hugging and being in close contact with victims?
Looks like Ebola is a different matter altogther. It's not that hard to get, is it? A little "breach in protocol" can mean disaster.
I am praying for Nina's recovery, this young woman, young enough to still be considered a child in terms of being eligible for health insurance coverage on her parents' plan.
Nina shouldn't be sick with Ebola. I hope the family is examining possible legal action.
Has Jesse Jackson contacted the Pham family?
I doubt it.