‘Self-monitoring’ snafus: Is THIS the most enraging part of latest Ebola case?

by N.Hobson
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Oh well. “Self-monitoring.” Case closed!

TX health official: 2nd case was NOT part of the original 48 we were monitoring – working on new pool of those we'll be monitoring

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 12, 2014

As Twitchy readers know, a health care worker in Dallas, Texas, has tested positive in preliminary tests for Ebola.

CNN: health worker who tested positive for #Ebola cared for Duncan during his 2nd visit to hospital, was wearing protective gear

— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) October 12, 2014

The CDC can’t get its story straight: Breach in protocol or not? But, shhh! Don’t ask any questions, guys, says a HuffPo journo.

Regardless, the “self-monitoring” aspect is a disturbing issue.

TX health official: H/C workers caring for Duncan were classified as "minimal risk" – so they were doing self-monitoring

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 12, 2014

Minimal. Risk.

@ShannonBream #DrFrauci no worries b/c the HealthCareWorker was 'Self Monitoring'…WTHeck U mean she didn't feel good & took her temp!

— Colleen Colandene (@MaryChrisMommy) October 12, 2014

.@CDCgov director Tom Frieden: Patient was self-monitoring for fever. "Level of virus she had was low" upon initial testing.

— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) October 12, 2014

Oh, just a low level of blood vomiting and stuff.

Contacts with 1st #Ebola patient will be more aggressively monitored now. Many of them had been "self-monitored." http://t.co/JMV0AgsaOa

— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) October 12, 2014

Now. Too little, too late?

… RT @sqwerin: @RBPundit Hospital employees who interacted w/ Duncan have been "self monitoring", but continuing work. @vplus

— RB (@RBPundit) October 12, 2014

Infected healthcare worker was "self monitoring." No word on who this person had been in contact with.

— Joangel Concepcion (@JOANGELFOX4) October 12, 2014


Holy crap! This dallad healthcare worker with ebola was working until two days ago. Was only "self monitoring." We are so doomed.

— LibertyGirl NH (@libertygirlNH) October 12, 2014

It looks like the self-monitoring worked in this case. But 90 minutes from temp spike to isolation is still 90 minutes.

— RB (@RBPundit) October 12, 2014

And it was likely more than 90 minutes total, really. How long had she a fever before she took her own temperature?

Dr. Varga: this health care worker had been under the self-monitoring regimen from the CDC. (Temps taken 2x daily.)

— Jenny Anchondo (@JennyAFox4) October 12, 2014

The CDC wasn’t directly monitoring those exposed or suspected to be exposed BECAUSE DALLAS COUNTY OFFICIALS WERE. Holy crap, people.

— Heather (@hboulware) October 12, 2014

This is unreal.

Thank God this nurse was self monitoring, because neither the CDC or the hospital thought it important enough to monitor. #ebola

— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) October 12, 2014

Dangerous incompetence? Nailed it.


It takes one Instapundit question to torch Donna Brazile’s latest Ebola idiocy (and it’s perfect)

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That awkward moment when CDC claims Ebola ‘protocol breach’ or something. Then ‘forgets’ to mention it HERE

This Huffpo journo forgot he has ONE JOB: Guys, don’t ask questions about new Ebola case (What journalism!)

Guess what John McCain wants Obama to do about Ebola (Hint: WTF?)

National Journal reporter Ron Fournier: Time for CDC to reconsider Ebola protocols — and talking points

If you still think Ebola isn’t highly contagious, Joe Scarborough has a reminder for you

Breaking: Texas health care worker who treated ‘patient zero’ tests positive for Ebola; Update: President Obama has been briefed; Update: Patient went into isolation within 90 minutes of feeling symptoms; Update: ‘Patient was wearing protective gear’: Update: Patient noticed fever on Friday?

The Obama admin, CDC won’t like this Ebola truth-snark from Sharyl Attkisson, but you will!

‘Trying to CAUSE epidemic?’ This food delivery to Ebola family is truly unbelievable [photos]

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Twitchy coverage of Ebola


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