Re: “Franciscan, MultiCare say they’re ready to cope with any Ebola cases” (TNT, 10-14).
Everyone who has a basic knowledge of infection control principles should be questioning the statement made by Franciscan’s chief medical officer: “If you have these symptoms but haven’t been out of the Puget Sound region, you don’t have it.”
Remember when AIDS was considered to be a “gay” disease? Turns out that virus did not discriminate based on gender, age, race or sexual preference. Likewise, if we start thinking of ebola as a “West African” disease, we will be making the same mistake we did …