I had an interesting conversation during lunch today about the two nurses (as of today) that have tested positive for Ebola. I made a statement that I would probably do some sort of self-induced isolation after treating the now-dead man. Yes – even if I had followed protocol simply because we just can’t afford any kind of outbreak. I’ve read it can have something like a 2-3 week incubation period? Turns out my co-worker was like, “Not me. If I had followed protocol, I’d still gone about my life. I’m not going to stop living my life.” I asked, “What about the risks to other people?” The conversation went from there and it was an interesting one. And it got me thinking – what would you do? What would I REALLY do?
This entire Ebola situation has me a little freaked out to be honest. I can’t be the only one that sits and sometimes is very afraid and other times very angry. Right? It seems logical to that flights should be banned out of those Ebola hot spots – to everywhere. Not just here. Someone could fly out of there to another destination and still take flights here. If the CDC and other groups want to go in to try and help out – I wouldn’t ban them but for people leaving? What is so wrong about setting up a mandatory quarantine period to see if symptoms show? I’m still shocked that man left that country knowing he’d been exposed to come here and hope for life-saving treatment – risking so many others along the way. I’m sure fear is a great motivator and can alter people. The entire thing makes me sick. (irony………..)
In other thoughts, I’m still “high” from this week’s “Walking Dead”, and looking forward to “Arrow” tonight, as well as catching up on “Agents of Shield” and “Supernatural”. Plus I finally took my son into the Dermatologist tonight to have his face looked at. Poor dear has been dealing with some nasty rash/scale-like crud and even though some special soaps do help..nothing has made it go away. It seems that my google searching had turned up what the doctor diagnosed him with Seborrheic Dermatitis. While I’m glad that the soaps I ordered from Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve (such awesome-ness) did give him some relief, I’m glad to have a diagnosis and some creams to help him. I hope so – he’s been so sensitive and embarrassed at school.
Oh…”Arrow” is starting….!!!