Can’t be too careful…
Woman Wears Full Hazmat Suit For While Waiting For Flight
Paranoid or just taking precautions? With the spread of the Ebola virus a hot topic in today’s news, a woman was snapped in full hazmat gear while waiting to board a commercial flight from Washington Dulles airport (but for some reason, she thought all the stuff she’s going to touch later on is perfectly safe from picking up any germs if kept in a JCPenny bag…). Via DailyMail:
Ebola fears in America reached a whole new level on Wednesday, when a passenger at Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport was seen wearing a partial-Hazmat suit while waiting for a flight.
The unidentified woman was seen sitting in an airport lounge, wearing a transparent blue plastic suit, on the same say a second nurse was diagnosed with the deadly disease in Dallas, Texas. The suit did not fully cover her arms, leaving her wrists exposed.
The photographer, who submitted the picture to the Daily Caller, did not approach the woman so it’s unclear whether the passenger was wearing the suit as a joke or was generally concerned about catching Ebola.
America’s ‘patient zero’ Thomas Eric Duncan flew into Texas last month from Liberia, with a layover at Dulles, but health officials say he was not showing symptoms of the virus at that point and therefore unable to spread the disease.
However, Amber Vinson, the second nurse to contract the disease after treating Duncan, flew on a commercial flight with a low-grade fever on Monday, the day before she admitted herself to the hospital with further symptoms of the virus.
The CDC confirmed today that they let her board the flight, since her temperature was below the threshold of 100.4F. But the health organization’s Director Thomas Frieden initially said she should not have been on a commercial flight, after having treated Duncan in the first ‘high-risk’ days of his stay at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital.
Well when the CDC is letting people they know to be infected with the disease board commercial flights like it ain’t isht…this doesn’t exactly seem like the worst idea.