RED ALERT! BETSY DEVOS’ HEALTH FIRM HAS FAULTY EBOLA
DEVOS HEALTH FIRM AND RUSSIAN BANK ACCOUNTED FOR 99% OF THE PINGS ON A TRUMP EMAIL SERVER
Spectrum Health, a company run by the husband of Betsy Devos, Trump’s new education secretary, has issued faulty screening protocols to its staff, which would facilitate the spread of Ebola if there is a new outbreak.
A document dated 10.05.2015 called a “Screening and Patient Management Algorithm for Ebola Virus Disease” is so designed that doctors and nurses would not have detected patients who could have been incubating Ebola in 2014.
The guidelines wrongly ask doctors and nurses to look for the symptoms of Ebola, including fever, vomitting and abdominal pain.
But the temperature at which Ebola patients start becoming contagious is not definitively known, Dr. Michael Hodgson, chief medical officer of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, told Fox News in 2014.
Also, symptoms like fever appear between 2 and 10 days after a person has been infected with Ebola.
Before the symptoms of an Ebola viral infection appear, there is an incubation period, which can be as long as 42 days. During this time, Ebola genomes replicate and the patient responds by producing cytokines, which lead to fever and other the typical symptoms of an acute infection. As the virus replicates, the characteristic hemorrhagic fever for Ebola appears.
To detect and stop Ebola spreading, the first question on a screening procedure should, therefore, be whether a patient has been in area where there is Ebola or cared for Ebola patients in the past 42 days.
If the answer is yes, the patient should be placed in isolation and quarantine immediately for the incubation period.
But this question about possible contact to other Ebola patients only the second question in the Spectrum Health guidelines. As a result, a patient who is incubating Ebola and could become contagious any hour would be treated according to routine praticies.
Nurses and doctors would not be wearing biosecurity standard 3 or 4 level equipment and would, therefore, likely to be infected themselves and spread the disease to others.
Guidelines that focus on the first symptoms miss the point that the boundaries between the incubation period, the first symptoms and being contagious to others are fluid as Fox News reported in 2014
Another crucial question is whether the virus can be spread by people who do not show symptoms. For months public health officials in the United States and elsewhere have insisted it cannot.
But the possibility of such “subclinical transmission” remains very much open, said Dr. Andrew Pavia, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Utah.
Nor do experts know whether the infectious dose of virus depends on how it enters the body, Pavia said.
Also unknown is whether the time between exposure to Ebola and the appearance of symptoms depends on which bodily fluids someone contacted. If it does, then someone exposed through, say, saliva rather than blood might incubate the virus for longer than the 21 days officials have repeatedly said is the outer limit of the incubation period.