How to treat Ebola in two pictures

This is how you treat a person who has Ebola.

In this photo provided by the UCLA Health System, doctors and staff participate in a preparadness exercise on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus symptoms, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The exercise was observed by Los Angeles County health department officials. UCLA’s multi-pronged approach includes protocols for transporting patients through the hospital, disposing of trash and waste, dedicating equipment — such as ventilators and X-ray machines — for Ebola patient use only, setting up a mobile laboratory, acquiring specialized personal protective equipment and staff training. (AP Photo/UCLA Health System, Reed Hutchinson)

This is how you treat a person who had Ebola.

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham’s mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Robert Moffitt

    I’m so happy for Ms. Pham and her family (and dog, who was not killed).
    I really hate the politicization of this disease, but in an election year, I guess it was inevitable.

    One of the worst things I’ve seen is a pitch for Arkansas Senate candidate Tom Cotton (who earlier raised eyebrows by using ISIS video in his campaign ads) that includes the following line:

    “There are now even rumors floating around Washington that Obama will begin importing Ebola-infected West Africans into the United States for treatment.”

    • jon

      I’m glad to hear that the dog is alright, particularly after reading about what happened to the Spanish nurse’s dog….

      As for rumors, they could have been a bit more honest by starting with “We are now creating rumors and hoping they make it to Washington that…”

  • Matt

    Great way for Obama to put a human face on Ebola and confront it and all the fear-mongering head-on.

    • Robert Moffitt

      There is only so much a President can do to fight disease. Fear? That’s different.

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  • June Thiemann

    Another case where a picture (and a caption) are worth at least a thousand words!

  • constantine

    I don’t think the author understands the so-called ‘fear mongering’, nobody questions that we have to take care of our own, it’s the do-gooders who go overseas to help foreigners and bring the disease back that we have a problem with.

    • Jerry

      Yeah, what kind of jerk tries to make the world a better place?