A bit of Sunday morning schadenfreude

Remember Amber Vinson? She was one of those two nurses who contracted ebola, and I’m happy to hear that she’s been declared clear. It was widely reported that shortly before her temperature rose she was on a trip that involved airline travel.

And we all know what we are required by statute to endure before exercising the privilege of air travel, don’t we, campers?


Guess who’s having an unpleasant, albeit leisurely and fully-paid, month?


The thoughts and prayers of TUAK staff and management go out to our brave protector in hopes of a fitting outcome.


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5 Responses to A bit of Sunday morning schadenfreude

  1. First, rest assured that the TSA goon was in no danger of becoming contaminated since there was no exchange of body fluids. At least one presumes as much – and I seriously doubt she was infected to start with… but whatever.

    The real question not addressed is how often those TSA goons actually CHANGE their gloves? How many people got a “pat down” with the same gloves after he/she fiddled with Amber?

    In this case, nobody was at risk for Ebola. But if you are going to wear gloves effectively, they must be changed between contacts with different people.

  2. Kentucky says:

    Thanks. I was wondering that myself.

  3. Joat says:

    Not only do they need to change the gloves, they need to know how to remove them without contaminating them selves, which isn’t easy or intutive.

  4. wyowanderer says:

    Everyone who comes into contact with the TSA needs to insist that they change their gloves, every time they touch you or your stuff.

  5. Robert says:

    “nobody was at risk for Ebola” Unlike influenza.

    Our standard precautions training sez to change gloves AND either wash hands or use sanitizer. And that’s just for changing tasks with the same client. If you change pat-down subjects, er, clients, yer ‘sposed to do the same- only harder.

    Then there was the time a patient came in with TB/unknown respiratory disease and we couldn’t find our special-OMG-airborne-disease masks. Good thing there was a painters’ face mask taped to the x-ray cassette for the tech (who refused to do the x-ray).

To the stake with the heretic!