Obama: “You Cannot Get Ebola Sitting Next to Someone On a Bus”
Obama also explained that “the most common way you can get Ebola is by touching the body fluids of someone who is sick or has died from it, like their sweat, saliva or blood, or through a contaminated item like a needle.”
Health workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola
We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks.1
The minimum level of protection in high-risk settings should be a respirator with an assigned protection factor greater than 10. A powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) with a hood or helmet offers many advantages over an N95 filtering facepiece or similar respirator, being more protective, comfortable, and cost-effective in the long run.
We strongly urge the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to seek funds for the purchase and transport of PAPRs to all healthcare workers currently fighting the battle against Ebola throughout Africa—and beyond.
Is there anything this walking, talking catastrophe has gotten right?
Please: any of you drones out there, let me know in the Comments section. I've got a nice crisp $20 bill for the first "progressive" out there who can describe what Barack Obama himself has done correctly. Personally. Not Co-President Jarrett, but Barack Obama himself. Not SEAL Team Six. But Obama.
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