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So American citizens who get Ebola should be consigned to a third world h*ll hole for treatment rather than being brought back?

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Oceander asks above:
[[ So American citizens who get Ebola should be consigned to a third world h*ll hole for treatment rather than being brought back? ]]

That's a difficult question.

I'll play the realist:

Citizenship matters for nothing.

What DOES matter is that the infected person has one of the most deadly and virulent diseases to arise in recent history.

We will be told that "every precaution will be taken" and (in all likelihood) that "nothing can go wrong with our procedures".

But I sense that even the most well-versed researchers studying the Ebola virus still do not know all its vectors of transmission.

We've seen that healthcare workers taking all kinds of precautions, STILL become infected. That's how the two infected persons currently being treated in Atlanta caught the disease.

But again, we'll be told that it's completely safe, that they're properly quarantined here and there is no chance that anyone else could be infected.

What could go wrong?

Aside:
I find it very interesting that both Americans seem to be responding to the "secret serum" (no longer much of a secret) developed by some drug firm on the west coast, even though the drug is not yet "approved" (LONG process). The CDC better have as many doses of that drug as the developer company can provide, testing process be damned....

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So American citizens who get Ebola should be consigned to a third world h*ll hole for treatment rather than being brought back?

Why not? It's the fundamental idea behind quarantine. Minimal exposure of others to the infected, and isolation in place is the most effective way of doing that. They knew that back during the Black Death. Entire villages would isolate themselves, and surrounding villages would leave food at specific drop points.

Immigrant ships where someone showed signs of infectious illness would anchor off shore and fly the yellow ensign. No one boarded and no one left until the disease had run it's course.
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