The first Ebola death on our soil. Not a surprise. Our missionary workers survived likely due to the special Zmapp serum, which is now all gone. This is a virus which has an 80% mortality rate. Those who survive naturally are lucky. More of the Zmapp drug will not be available until next year.
In the meantime, Obama has announced temperature screenings at five US airports: JFK, Dulles Atlanta, Newark, and O’Hare in Chicago. Only JFK starts this week. The rest, next week. Not that anything could happen in 7 more days.
The Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola last month just days after arriving in Texas has died following nearly two weeks in a Dallas hospital’s isolation room, officials confirmed.
Thomas Eric Duncan, believed to be 42, who became the first person diagnosed with the killer virus on American soil during the current pandemic, died early Wednesday after a battle that sparked a national debate on screening of visitors from West Africa, which has been ravaged by the disease. His death came a day after officials began treating him with an experimental drug and days after he had taken a dramatic turn for the worse.
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, had been placed on a ventilator and kidney dialysis after his health declined over the weekend.