So much for a 21-day quarantine:
The friend of Texas Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, who visited the man on the day he was admitted to hospital has been told he can return to work as a nursing assistant.
But the agony of uncertainty is not over for Aaron Yah, 43, and his family.
In a confusing twist his wife, Youngor Jallah 35, Mr Duncan’s stepdaughter, as Ms Jallah and the couple’s four children aged between two and 11 have been told they must remain in quarantine with only Mr Yah free to come and go.
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Both Mr Yah and Ms Jallah visited the sick man on the day he was taken into hospital and the children all spent the night in the apartment where their grandmother often cared for them while their parents – both nursing assistants – worked.
They are among the ten considered high risk by health officials yet the extent to which they have been left adrift in the midst of this crisis is breathtaking.
Do you question your government’s orders, citizen? The Centers for Disease Control have determined that there is no problem. Therefore, there is no problem, citizen.
Also, a clarification: the hospital initially claimed that a problem with electronic records caused doctors to be unaware that Duncan might be infected with Ebola. Silly hospital! Pay no attention, citizen, to the fact that cumbersome and bureaucratic electronic records are a key feature of ObamaCare — or to the fact that, now that federal officials are in town, the hospital has now changed its tune:
The hospital at first blamed a flaw in its electronic records system for miscommunication, but late Friday said that wasn’t the case after all. It also pointed out the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, did not disclose important information.
In fact, citizen, the hospital might not have even made that claim at all to begin with. It would be best, we think, if that thought were just wiped from your minds.
It never happened. Say it with me: it never happened.