Apparently, after reading the news about the health worker who had stayed with the passed-away Thomas Eric Duncan in the United States, I can assume that the country only lacks discipline.
While the UK is not immune to irresponsibility and irrationality, the government is greatly aware that implementing certain procedures needs discipline, and I can sense that.
However, in the United States, it seems lax.
Thomas Eric Duncan arrived to the United States from Liberia, Africa, one of the virus hotbeds. He was identified and quarantined, but whoever handled him did something wrong with the procedure, else the situation should have happened the other way.
According to this article from the guardian:
“Hospital officials said the employee had worn full protective clothing during all contact with Duncan. Dr Tom Frieden, the CDC director, warned in a media briefing on Sunday that other hospital staff could also have been exposed to the virus and may show symptoms in the coming days.
“The healthcare workers who cared for this individual may have had a breach of the same nature,” Frieden said. “It is certainly very concerning and it tells us there is a need to enhance training and make sure protocols are followed.
“The protocols work … but we know that even a single lapse or breach can result in infection.””
While we couldn’t really protect everybody, even in the UK is because we aren’t perfect, and we couldn’t see viruses. All we can do is follow protocol.
I just wished that the US authorities took care of everything, each and every detail, to help stop the spread of Ebola worldwide.