Dallas Ebola Patient Dies

Via CNN: Texas Ebola patient dies

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. HelloWorld! says:

    That’s too bad. I feel sorry for the guy because he caught it trying to help someone, but am disappointed that he was not forthcoming about that.

  2. JKB says:

    I see the DemProgs are out in force blaming his death on racism

  3. JohnMcC says:

    Hell of a bad way to die: ICU, ventilator, continuous dialysis, family not allowed to the bedside, caregivers in double isolation. Rest in peace, buddy.

  4. Neil Hudelson says:

    @JKB:

    Interestingly, I didn’t see a single political affiliation mentioned in any of those tweets…

  5. @Neil Hudelson: Not to mention that it is hardly difficult to find inflammatory tweets about almost anything if one goes looking.

  6. bill says:

    @HelloWorld!: he may have spread it to someone else too, i hope in the future we’re not remembering him as patient 0.

  7. Anonne says:

    The racism charge exists because it appears that they dragged their feet on giving him proper care. Like it or not, there are questions surrounding his care. It’s not like he’s even the first patient with Ebola, but he was the one who died.

  8. bill says:

    @Anonne: he was the first guy who brought it here, the others were brought here to be treated. jesse jackson’s in town now, trying to rustle up some anger as the guy was black….like most ebola victims. but there’s been a shooting in st louis so he may need to go there and smooth things over again…

  9. Eric Florack says:

    There seems to me a disconnect in the thought process, in pouring the three M’s…. men, Money and Material, into the hot zone in Africa. Ponder this, please, and mind, ive not fully thought this through….
    Why did we go into the middle east, fighting against AQ?
    The stated, and I think real reason was to fight against and control an undeniably deadly enemy before it got out of control. an emeny which has repeatedly demonstrated its to kill anything that moves, and threatens our society. The idea was to quell the issue there before it came here.
    Why did we leave? Supposedly because we were tired of being the world’s policeman. Why? Because of the costs, in terms of the three M’s.
    I disagree with that reasoning, but, there it is.
    So, along comes Ebola. and suddenly we are pouring in the 3Ms, not to the middle east, but to africa. Why? The stated, reason was to fight against and control an undeniably deadly enemy before it got out of control. an emeny which has repeatedly demonstrated its to kill anything that moves, and threatens our society. The idea is, we are told, to quell the issue there before it came here.
    The risks and the costs are the same in many ways.
    How, then, I wonder, is one effort less ‘worthy’ in the public eye, than the other?

  10. Eric Florack says:

    @bill: Well, the first we know of…. and that seems a rather critical distinction.