Physician plan to prevent and combat #Ebola virus

Craig M Wax DO, Family physician and talk show host, and David Condoluci DO infectious disease specialist have a common sense plan for United States and all municipalities to prevent spread and to combat the deadly #Ebola virus.

1. Close borders to #Ebola endemic countries and their people until such time the disease is prevented or cured.
2. Do not fly planes to #Ebola endemic countries except for humanitarian drops of supplies, medicine and food. No planes landing in #Ebola endemic nations.
3. Screening at all airports for history, signs and symptoms of #Ebola disease.
4. Do teaching to all healthcare entities, physicians and nurses for prudent preventive, isolation and treatment techniques.
5. Study those patients who survived Ebola infection to determine what factors played a role in their survival and can be reproduced for #Ebola infected patients.
6. Connect and get consults of leading infectious disease physicians and nurses to develop prevention, detection and treatment standards.
7. Create and maintain situational awareness at all times especially when traveling or if a health care worker caring for patients.
8. Educate the public on all known #Ebola facts and all of the above in simple terms so they may all may act responsibly to prevent disease spread.

Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
Family physician, Editorial Board of Medical Economics
Host of Your Health Matters
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS FM
Twitter @drcraigwax
Exec. Dir, Independent Physicians For Patient independence @IP4PI

1 thought on “Physician plan to prevent and combat #Ebola virus

  1. My fears are less of Ebola but more of how our government is handling it.

    All of the above is a common sense plan but you left out a few things.

    1) Physicians must lead in the fight against Ebola.
    2) The government must follow the lead of physicians educated in infectious disease.
    3) Ebola does not discriminate against people based on the color of their skin, nationality, religion or favorite sports team. Any attempt to use Ebola for political purposes should be stopped immediately. Politics should play NO part in controlling Ebola.
    4) If the government uses Ebola as a crisis that they “can not waste”, refer back to the Chicago Mayor’s quote, physicians and healthcare workers should immediately speak up and condemn the politicalization of this issue.

    It is time for health professionals to take the lead in this fight.
    We should not sit back and wait for political powers to allow us to lead. If we do I fear the outcomes. Government should help us institute real control measures by following our guidance irrespective of their political and bureaucratic views. Our government is supposed to work for the people, not to control the people.
    It is time for health professionals to take the lead in this fight.

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