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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Ebola
November 5, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Ebola: Health-care workers should self isolate when returning to the U.S.

Guest columnist Karin Huster wrote of the “flawless handling thus far of the latest case of Ebola in New York” [“Don’t let fear drive Ebola response,” Opinion, Nov. 1]. Is she kidding? New Yorkers have spent thousands of dollars trying to find all the people who were exposed to Ebola by that doctor. He…

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Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: Ebola, health care, Karin Huster

October 27, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Ebola: Pharmaceutical companies need to find their soul

The Ebola epidemic has dominated the news since it broke out [“Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern,” Nation & World, Oct. 26]. Many questions are being asked, but one question not being asked is: “Where are the pharmaceutical companies? Ebola is an unprofitable disease from the standpoint of the bottom line. Why develop a…

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Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: disease, Ebola, Pharmaceutical companies

October 23, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Ebola: Start constructing Ebola-specific medical centers

It is now time for America to come into the age of Ebola and treat patients in specific Ebola centers in prefabricated buildings designed for this specific pestilence [“Why virus kills some, other people survive,” Nation & World, Oct. 22]. It has been done successfully in Africa. Our hospitals in North America are not…

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Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: disease, Ebola, hospitals

October 18, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Ebola: Create a quarantine period for people entering the U.S. from West Africa

The United States must stop Ebola from entering the country until we learn how to prevent its spread and have developed effective vaccines, preventive medications or effective therapies [“U.S. steps up domestic response to Ebola crisis,” Nation & World, Oct. 15]. At this time, Ebola is uncontrolled in countries from which people can only…

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Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: disease, Ebola, Gayle Thuot

October 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Ebola: Don’t let past false alarms affect current response

The lack of strong response to the Ebola crisis by President Obama and Dr. Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows they are “fighting the last war,” causing them to fixate on the economic cost of imposing a West Africa travel ban [“Second health worker tests positive for Ebola,”…

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Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: Ebola, Eileen Crawford, President Obama

October 15, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Ebola: Do more to prepare the public, not just health workers

Dr. Meagan Kay’s comment about having “a lot of confidence in our health system” in controlling the Ebola virus should bring some comfort to health care workers [“Ready for Ebola? Local health workers say yes,” Local News, Oct. 11]. They and their patients can be reasonably protected if the correct universal precautions are…

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Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: Bonnie Stone, disease, Ebola

October 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Ebola: Health-care obstinance helped create problem in Texas

Froma Harrop’s column regarding the Ebola case in Texas is the only thing I have heard or seen that began to address the real problem: the abysmal health care available in Texas generally and for the poor specifically, as is also the case in other states refusing Obamacare and Medicaid options [“Ebola and…

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Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: Ebola, Froma Harrop, L. Patrick Carroll

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