Amber Vinson, the second health care worker to contract the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, was transported to Atlanta for treatment yesterday evening. As they prepared to board the flight from Dallas a team of workers tended to Vinson, helping her out of an ambulance, off the stretcher, and eventually aboard the plane. The team, as well as the patient, were covered from head-to-toe with Hazmat suits, and two of the workers even had respirators.
Then this guy appeared …
And the world collectively asked, “The hell?”
And he didn’t keep his distance either …
The man, wearing only slacks, a buttoned-down shirt and sunglasses, appeared out of place and outraged viewers who wanted to know why he was unprotected while everyone, including Vinson, was covered from heard to toe. Two of the workers who helped her from the stretcher even wore respirators.
The unidentified man stood very near another hazmat-suited worker and then took what appeared to be a container from one of the suited workers. He placed it on the steps to the jet and walked out of view.
He then reappeared as one of the PPE-suited workers came off the plane with red hazmat bags. He took what appeared to be a not-yet-used red bag from the worker in protective gear, then handed it to the workers as they bagged up items from the ambulance ride.
Then he conversed with two workers wearing respirators while the red hazmat bags were loaded onto the plane. He then grabbed the container from the stairs and got on the plane which departed Love Field en route to Atlanta.
Watch the news report below …
Is it any wonder America is losing confidence and growing ever more anxious regarding the possible spread of the virus?
Vinson, it has been reported, was allowed to board a flight with over 130 passengers despite having an elevated temperature. Why she was allowed to board a flight after having treated Duncan period is a mystery, let alone with a fever.
Yet when she called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to let them know she had been on the team that had tended to America’s first Ebola victim, and that she had a fever, the organization apparently said ‘go right ahead.’
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