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‘Breach In Protocol’ Caused Second U.S. Ebola Infection

Texas Health Presbyterian

Of course it must be a Breach in Protocol. It couldn’t possibly be the Protocols are bad. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

This article comes from USAToday.com

by John Bacon, USA TODAY

A Dallas health care worker who provided care for the Ebola patient who died there last week tested positive for the deadly virus, and sent health officials scrambling Sunday to determine the “breach in protocol” that resulted in her infection.

The woman was among caregivers for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Sunday his agency will investigate how a worker in full protective gear contracted the virus.

“At some point there was a breach in protocol,” Frieden said. “That breach in protocol resulted in this infection.”

Frieden cited four steps being taken by the CDC: ensuring the woman is cared for safely; identifying her contacts; treating all health care workers who cared for Duncan as having potentially been exposed; and reviewing procedures used to protect health care workers who treat Ebola patients.

Frieden called the positive test “very concerning” but stressed that the protocols for caring for Ebola patients are safe if done properly. He said that removing the gear incorrectly, for example, raises risk.

“This tells us there is a need to enhance training and to make sure protocols are followed,” he said. He said the CDC will study ways to reduce the number of health care workers involved in treatment, to reduce medical procedures — noting that kidney dialysis, for example, could increase risk — and to provide on-site monitoring to ensure that protocols are followed.

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  1. None of this would have happened if the imposter in chief had done his duty and banned all incoming flights from Africa. This is a serious breach of his constitutional obligations and his oath of office.
    If ever there was a more serious threat to the people of this nation than the current imposter in our whitehouse….I cant imagine what it may have been.
    It is well past time to arrest this criminal.

  2. I agree flinter.

    He has gone against the supreme LAW of our nation, committed treason (guess I shouldn’t say that as he has not been convicted YET), *terrorism against Americans and the USA, First Degree murder (assassination powers), Election Fraud, Perjury, is an indicted but not prosecuted War Criminal,
    ran arms for KNOWN terrorists from foreign nations that were used there and here to murder people and agents (Fast & Furious), ran arms to known on the terrorist critical watch list in foreign nation/stand down order causing the death of (Murder) a US Ambassador and Marines, Germ/virus warfare on Americans on US soil, ID theft, ETC.

    Then there is:
    – Conduct seriously incompatible with either the constitutional form and principles of our government or the proper performance of constitutional duties of the presidential office

    – Actively and knowingly went against the US Constitution and the citizens of the United States.

    – Misuse of powers assigned the executive branch by the constitution

    – Using powers not assigned to the executive branch

    – Maladministration

    – Misapplication

    – ETC

    Ah well, this is another we should overlook, correct? Never!

    * 28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

  3. We don’t really know Ebola is actually running rampant. That information is coming from the CDC. They do the diagnostic tests. The question is: do you believe the CDC, and the rest of the federal government?

    It’s highly unlikely that this is actually Ebola. It’s far more likely it’s Dengue fever that is being labeled Ebola to cause panic and allow military access, shenanigans and for the US to take control of West Africa. It also provides an excuse to throw civil liberties in the garbage can domestically. Be careful. This Ebola story has some serious issues including the fact Ebola has never (in the wild) been spread outside of very wet and hot climates, and never in Nigeria. The word Ebola has social connotations and a powerful psychological effect on people. Even though the flu kills more annually, Ebola is “scary”. A fearful population is easily controllable.

    How many oathkeepers, or allies of liberty would need to be taken to an isolation camp, then die from “Ebola” before everyone realized the trick? That’s a real question, I don’t know, but it must be thought through and contingency plans thought out.

    How convenient for an “outbreak” to occur with the “scariest” virus of them all, that also has magical superpowers of infection, never before seen in the normal virus… That’s too convenient for the psychopaths in power. It’s so convenient, it’s probably too good to be true.

    Don’t allow the media to lead you down the garden path. Evaluate the data rationally, and separate confirmable facts from speculation, or media “stories”. Don’t accept reporting at face value. Be skeptical.

    Stay alert, Stay alive!

  4. I just learned that the most recent ebola victim has been moved to a boston hospital. Gee wiz…Lets spread this shit as far as we can.
    I am convinced that this whole mess has been manufactured step by step by the current administration. Get ready for martial law folks. Its coming sooner than we thought.
    If you think you have only two more years of the imposter in chief, You need to rethink your entire existence.

  5. This was manufactured in a CIA lab in Sierra Leone. The people in Africa and the doctors are saying that it wasn’t until the RED CROSS began vaccinating that people began dying. Crisis actors are being used in this charade.

    From Ghana: Ebola is not real and the only people who have gotten sick are those who have received treatments and injections from the Red Cross

    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/index.html


    [Editor’s Note: Tuaca, I am allowing this comment to post here at our site, but only with my “disclaimer”. Jim Stone makes a persuasive argument, but has no sourced facts. I want our readers here to understand that while we cannot trust anything the mainstream media says, and we cannot trust anything the General government says, we also cannot trust *anyone* these days. It is good to ask questions, it is good to question what we think we know, it is good to question the motive of media and government and Madison Avenue, and it is good to trust no one — for when we trust no one, we tend to rely more keenly on our own senses, our own knowledge, and our own intuition.
    Jim Stone thinks ebola was created by the CIA. Knowing what I know about the CIA, I readily believe that CIA is quite capable of doing just that. And I also know about what the Red Cross was used for in World War I, which shows me that the Red Cross could conceivably be used in the way Jim Stone is claiming. But Jim Stone needs to show readers some “proof”.
    Thank you for reading here at Oath Keepers and for sharing your comment.
    Salute!
    Elias Alias, editor]

  6. Ebola Help – You, Your Family and Co-Workers are at Unnecessary Risk! Here’s What You Can Do – Listen to Judge Jeanine Pirro!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Gkzm7O0ew

    Help Do Something – Sign the Petition Now! And Spread the Word Not The Virus!

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/have-faa-ban-all-incoming-and-outgoing-flights-ebola-stricken-countries-until-ebola-outbreak/FFJHH9yX

    The 1918 Flu Virus Pandemic infected over 500 million people across the world, including the USA, remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them, that’s a 10 to 20 percent death rate.

    A large factor in the worldwide occurrence of this flu was increased travel. Modern transportation systems made it easier for soldiers, sailors, and civilian travelers to spread the disease.

    Now we have Jumbo Jets and the Ebola Virus….. With a 70 to 90 percent death rate!

    Help Do Something – Sign the Petition Now! And Spread the Word Not The Virus!

    You Can Help – Facebook it, Tweet it, Pin it, Instagram it and
    ask your family, friends and co-workers to sign the Petition!

    People are dying!!!

    Obama is Wrong – People are dying! – Help Stop Ebola University of Kansas Hospital Dallas Nurse Duncan Patient Zero!

  7. Bio Safety LEVEL 4: http://www.cdc.gov/training/quicklearns/biosafety/

    Only These 4 Hospitals Are Truly Equipped To Treat Ebola
    “Of course the nurse caught it, because they aren’t following the CDC’s protocols for Biosafety Hazard 4, the most dangerous microbe, of which Ebola is. There are only several authorized locations to safely handle the virus.
    Just read the CDC website. It tells how to handle Ebola, which the CDC website states is more dangerous than the Bubonic Plague. All others are putting their staff at risk, as they don’t have the decontamination rooms and other equipment to handle Ebola.”
    http://www.gramsgold.com/news/only-these-4-hospitals-are-truly-equipped-to-treat-ebola
    http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2014/10/do-math.html

    About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient
    DALLAS (AP) – They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.
    About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.

    CIDRAP: “We Believe There Is Scientific Evidence Ebola Has The Potential To Be Airborne”
    Who is CIDRAP? “The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP; “SID-wrap”) is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is part of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota.”
    The full punchline from the CIDRAP report:
    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.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-13/cidrap-we-believe-there-scientific-evidence-ebola-has-potential-be-airborne

    … Then you announce the borders of the US are closed to illegal entry, and if DHS via Border Patrol can’t seem to make that stick, we’ll be only too happy to deploy combat troops with shoot on sight orders, and/or nationalize state guard troops and send them out as well, with the same Rules of Engagement. Trespass over the border, die there. The Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard are given free reign to interdict any trespassers and smugglers of any type under the same ROE as well.

    You want to line up at the gates at ports of entry, and come here like ladies and gentlemen, all is well and good.

    Try it any other way, and your problems are over permanently; our troops can use the marksmanship practice.

    The beauty of all this is it infringes no one’s civil or constitutional rights here whatsoever. It’s all legal under international law and every treaty we’ve ever signed.

    Then, someone grabs Frieden at CDC, raps him on the forehead, and suggests he’s got about a New York minute to pull his head out of his ass, figure out what resources it’s going to take for the next virus incident like Dallas, at tell him he’s got a second minute to start formulating detailed and comprehensive plans for a response that looks like the Marines landing on Iwo Jima the next time someone’s Ebola test pops positive anywhere in America.

    Such response to include, at a minimum, …

    So in all likelihood, the Duncan Scenario will repeat itself over and over until the disease comes over the levees like a Cat V Hurricane hitting New Orleans, and after that, well…Welcome to Liberia II: The Sequel.
    http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2014/10/epidemic-management-101-how-it-works.html

  8. @ XO, “It also provides an excuse to throw civil liberties in the garbage can domestically.”
    One of the most important things to realize is that here in the USA there is NEVER an excuse to “throw civil liberties in the garbage can lawfully, EVER.

    Those who serve within our governments were never given the authority to create such things as “martial law” or “emergency powers” because those are the exact opposite of the US Constitution. Remember that the US Constitution was created during a period of great strife, they did not “forget to add” those tyrannical additions, they REFUSED to add them. “Martial law” and “emergency powers” are the mark and power of tyrant governments, not a constitutional republic like ours. Shows how far that we have come that most do not even question that those who serve within our governments can do those two things.

    The Supreme Court of the United States, 1866: “The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and peace, and COVERS WITH THE SHIELD OF ITS PROTECTION ALL CLASSES OF MEN, AT ALL TIMES, and UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism.”

    James Madison: “Because if . . . [An Unalienable Natural Right of Free Men] . . . be exempt from the authority of the Society at large, still less can it be subject to that of the Legislative Body. The latter are but the creatures and vicegerents of the former. Their jurisdiction is both derivative and limited: It is limited with regard to the coordinate departments, more necessarily is it limited with regard to the constituents. The preservation of a free Government requires, not merely, that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained: but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the greater Barrier which defends the rights of the people. The Rulers who are guilty of such an encroachment, exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are Tyrants. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them, and are Slaves”

    Judge Thomas M. Cooley: “Legislators have their authority measured by the Constitution, they are chosen to do what it permits, and NOTHING MORE, and they take solemn oath to obey and support it… To pass an act when they are in doubt whether it does or does not violate the Constitution is to treat as of no force the most imperative obligations any person can assume.”

    James Madison: “… the equal right of every citizen … is held by the same tenure with all our other rights. If we recur to its origin, it is equally the gift of nature; if we weigh its importance, it cannot be less dear to us; if we consult the “Declaration of those rights which pertain to the good people of Virginia, as the basis and foundation of Government,” it is enumerated with equal solemnity, or rather studied emphasis. Either then, we must say, that the Will of the Legislature is the only measure of their authority; and that in the plenitude of this authority, they may sweep away all our fundamental rights; or, that they are bound to leave this particular right untouched and sacred: Either we must say, that they may controul the freedom of the press, may abolish the Trial by Jury, may swallow up the Executive and Judiciary Powers of the State; nay that they may despoil us of our very right of suffrage, and erect themselves into an independent and hereditary Assembly or, we must say, that they have no authority to enact into the law the Bill under consideration. We the Subscribers say, that the General Assembly of this Commonwealth have no such authority: And that no effort may be omitted on our part against so dangerous an usurpation, we oppose to it, this remonstrance; earnestly praying, as we are in duty bound, that the Supreme Lawgiver of the Universe, by illuminating those to whom it is addressed, may on the one hand, turn their Councils from every act which would affront his holy prerogative, or violate the trust committed to them: and on the other, guide them into every measure which may be worthy of his blessing, may redound to their own praise, and may establish more firmly the liberties, the prosperity and the happiness of the Commonwealth.”

    Dr. Edwin Vieira:
    “This has nothing to do with personalities or subjective ideas. It’s a matter of what the Constitution provides…

    The government of the United States has never violated anyone’s constitutional rights…
    The government of the United States will never violate anyone constitutional rights, because it cannot violate anyone’s constitutional rights. The reason for that is: The government of the United States is that set of actions by public officials that are consistent with the Constitution. Outside of its constitutional powers, the government of the United States has no legitimacy. It has no authority; and, it really even has no existence. It is what lawyers call a legal fiction.

    … the famous case Norton v. Shelby County… The Court said: “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties. It is, in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”

    And that applies to any (and all) governmental action outside of the Constitution…”
    What are the defining characteristics of a limited government? They are its disabilities; what it does not have legal authority to do. Look at the First Amendment… What does it do? It guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion. But how does it do that? I quote: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press” etcetera. “Congress shall make no law;” that’s a statement of an absence of power. That’s a statement of a disability…
    How do you define, or how would you characterize, a government resting in the unrestrained will of Congress, or any other political body? It is by definition a totalitarian government…

    The Federal Reserve System was there when the greatest banking collapse in American history occurred, in 1932-1933, and in what was called the Great Depression of the 1930s. In that period what happened? The Roosevelt New Deal. What were the powers they were screaming for? Emergency powers. You’ll find that written into many statutes, e.g., The Emergency Banking Act of 1933. You should pay attention to the title, The Emergency Banking Act of 1933, and the “Aggregate Powers” doctrine. It’s been all downhill since then.
    … 
    How should that have been done? Well, Americans would have had to understand and enforce their Constitution. You notice I say Americans, not the Congress or the Supreme Court, because who is the final arbiter of this document? [holding a copy of the Constitution] It is not Congress, and it is not the Supreme Court. It is “we the people.” Read the thing. How does it start? “We the people do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States”; not “we the politicians,” not “we the judges.” Those people are the agents of the people. We the people are the principals.
    The doctrine is very clear that, being the principals, we are the Constitution’s ultimate interpreters and enforcers. You don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s go back to the Founding Fathers…
    The Founding Fathers were profound students of law and political philosophy, their knowledge unequaled by any today. Their mentor in that era was William Blackstone, who wrote Blackstone’s Commentaries, probably the most widely read legal treatise of its time, certainly here in the United States. What did Blackstone write about this subject? He wrote, “Whenever a question arises between the society at large and any magistrate vested with powers originally delegated by that society, it must be decided by the voice of the society itself; there is not upon earth any other tribunal to resort to.”

    We the people are the Constitution’s ultimate interpreters. (Dr. Edwin Vieira, http://www.constitution.org/mon/vieira_03225.htm )

    Notice that it was the Supreme courts “gave” “emergency powers”, though it was not, and still is not, a power granted to them to give or use.

    Dr. Vieira: “How do you define, or how would you characterize, a government resting in the unrestrained will of Congress, or any other political body? It is by definition a totalitarian government…

    The Federal Reserve System was there when the greatest banking collapse in American history occurred, in 1932-1933, and in what was called the Great Depression of the 1930s. In that period what happened? The Roosevelt New Deal. What were the powers they were screaming for? Emergency powers. You’ll find that written into many statutes, e.g., The Emergency Banking Act of 1933. You should pay attention to the title, The Emergency Banking Act of 1933, and the “Aggregate Powers” doctrine. It’s been all downhill since then.
    … 
    How should that have been done? Well, Americans would have had to understand and enforce their Constitution. You notice I say Americans, not the Congress or the Supreme Court, because who is the final arbiter of this document? [holding a copy of the Constitution] It is not Congress, and it is not the Supreme Court. It is “we the people.” Read the thing. How does it start? “We the people do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States”; not “we the politicians,” not “we the judges.” Those people are the agents of the people. We the people are the principals.
    The doctrine is very clear that, being the principals, we are the Constitution’s ultimate interpreters and enforcers. You don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s go back to the Founding Fathers…
    The Founding Fathers were profound students of law and political philosophy, their knowledge unequaled by any today. Their mentor in that era was William Blackstone, who wrote Blackstone’s Commentaries, probably the most widely read legal treatise of its time, certainly here in the United States. What did Blackstone write about this subject? He wrote, “Whenever a question arises between the society at large and any magistrate vested with powers originally delegated by that society, it must be decided by the voice of the society itself; there is not upon earth any other tribunal to resort to.”

    We the people are the Constitution’s ultimate interpreters. (Dr. Edwin Vieira, http://www.constitution.org/mon/vieira_03225.htm )

    Notice that it was the Supreme courts “gave” “emergency powers”, though it was not, and still is not, a power granted to them to give or use. (end Dr. Vieira quote)

  9. Sorry for the double quote there, but it is important to realize that “We the people are the principals.
    The doctrine is very clear that, being the principals, we are the Constitution’s ultimate interpreters and enforcers.”

    The other thing that I meant to bring to the light for thought is that “emergency powers” came into being because of (or at the request of) the Federal Reserve.

    There is a lot of calls for “end the fed” which is a good thing. Many pretend that ending the fed
    would be a difficult thing. It would not be, is not a difficult thing because ANYTHING THAT IS NOT IN PURSUANCE THEREOF THE US CONSTITUTION IS NULL AND VOID. Do not let the rhetoric of those who serve within our government tell us things that conflict with what our US Constitution and the framers, the writings of that time tell us, because if it is NOT in Pursuance thereof the US Constitution it is not lawful or should even exist here in the USA.

    That is one reason Ron Paul was not worried about ending it. But the reason I believe that he did not fight what happened with the Election Fraud and the unlawful actions of the Republican party is because he was aware that he would not be able to trust those who would be entrusted to his protection if he was made the US President.

    When a good person, constitutional person cannot trust the Secret Service who are trusted with their protection it is not just an embarrassment to the American people, but a comment on all of us who took the Oath. We have allowed murderers and traitors in all aspects of the federal government and within many of our states with NO actions taken on our parts. Tell me when one of those who serve is held accountable for their crimes since Johnson was prez (Besides the prosecutions of the whistleblowers who let us know of the crimes THOSE WHO SERVE COMMITTED). None, they were promoted, they were lauded, and they were/are traitors to the USA.

    Worse, we allowed Panetta, Dempsey, Obama tell us themselves that they do NOT represent the interests of the USA – in front of the senate, and in a letter and comments – which is TREASON and people are still following their commands as if they are lawful. Not one action taken agaisnt them.

    I feel SHAME. Do you?

  10. I have been trying to get the word out on several mediums, websites, twitter, and call ins to radio shows.
    I have 14 years of clinical experience in critical care and have taken care of many many patients in contact isolation.
    The CDC’s protocol for PPE removal is not the correct procedure and is woefully substandard. It is a “remove gloves first” protocol. This not the way I was taught nor the way I practice. The method I was taught was the WHO protocol for PPE removal which is the peel technique. I believe the healthcare workers are contracting the disease because of the flawed gloves first protocol. So it is not because they breached the CDC’s protocol it is because they followed it.
    CDC protocol for donning and removing PPE, the removal starts at slide 30.
    http://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppeslides6-29-04.pdf
    The WHO protocol slide for PPE removal
    http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/PPE_EN_A1sl.pdf?ua=1

    It does not seem like a big deal but the WHO maintains the integrity of the barrier protecting the healthcare worker and the CDC method breaks the barrier, exposing the healthcare worker.

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