Skip to comments.CDC 'took FOUR DAYS to test coronavirus patient with unknown origin' because she 'didn't fit infection criteria' - as dozens of staff at the California hospital are ordered to isolate and experts fear the disease could explode quickly like it did in Italy
Posted on 02/27/2020 11:25:15 PM PST by Mariner
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took four days to test a woman with the first confirmed case of coronavirus where the origin of the disease is unknown because she hadn't traveled abroad or been exposed to an infected patient as experts warn the deadly virus could spread quickly in the US like it did in Italy.
The woman, who is a resident of Solano County, which is about 35 miles outside of Sacramento, was admitted into UC Davis Medical Center on February 19.
But questions are now being asked over the CDC's handling of the case after an email from medical center officials to employees revealed that the CDC took four days to test the patient for the deadly disease despite requests from staff at the center.
The leaked memo also suggested medical center staff may have been unnecessarily put at risk after dozens were told to go into isolation and watch for symptoms. According to the email, the CDC didn't test the patient, who has not been identified, for coronavirus until February 23.
It has also been revealed that experts like Dr Adrian Hyzler, the chief medical officer for Healix International, believe the virus could spread in the US overnight like it did in Italy.
'It spreads very rapidly because of the ease with which you can pass on this virus through respiratory droplets and surface spread,' Hyzler told The Daily Beast.
'There is every possibility that this could happen in the US,' Hyzler said, referring to the outbreaks in Iran and Italy.
Hyzler then pointed to a place like New York City where the coronavirus 'would spread very rapidly on a crowded subway or metro system'.
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what we know from the article:
UCD Sac, has a COV patient dating from Feb 2 - this patient would be in lockdown isolation (although they might have got the date wrong, s/b Feb 5th)
the patient was not tested at North Bay originating hospital. (date of admission at NB?)
the patient was transferred as unknown RDS
the patient was transferred intubated (so they would be knocked out, wired up, and placed in ICU with protocols?)
The CDC has been monitoring California for one month today (and is currently monitoring some 8K independent returnees).
an unknown length of time transpired between admission at NB and UCD, plus 4 more days.
Question: What was the CDC involvement during the time the patient was in NB? Was the CDC contacted by NB? Why did it take 4 days for the CDC to ‘order’ testing? What are the CDC protocols for monitoring potential cases in California? Who is in charge of that?
Possible but there are local rumors that the patient has no connection to the base. That said there are 14,000 people that are on the base on a regular basis.
the real problem isnt the UC Davis staff. its the staff in the hospital she transferred from
You may believe there is nothing to worry about, but you are doing a crummy job of convincing others.
Calling people fear mongers and insulting the United States, doesn’t make you look calm and rational, it makes you look like you’re worried out of your mind.
Take a breathe, dude. Nobody’s blaming you!
This patient came from Northbay Vacaville hospital .
She was ill there too .
Quarantine them too .
That Dem plant / Idiot at the CDC should be fired now .
We need to use the Singapore methodology .
Test all for anti body exposure and round them up don’t wait in the test results .
TB was a huge outbreak in the 1940 and 50s .
We had TB camps and hospitals .
Bring it back !
Bob Redfield is not a dingbat.
With a scarce resource (like testing), they can't be testing every case of viral pneumonia without exposure history.
The Daily Mail is one of the most read publications on the internet. Yes there is junk and sensationalist headlines but you can quickly and easily weed through the BS. I have discovered stories about happenings here in the States that I wouldn’t hear about anywhere else. And btw, the world is talking about this stupid virus why should it be banned here? Makes me wonder what is provoking people to argue against it.
Lol. Go figure!
Out of 51.47 million people. Perspective people!!!!
I second that Amen!
But, its just the flu.
Hey Jo. The world is on fire. Film at 11.
Actually...Trump lied to your face to prevent a panic. Then...the next day they release the truth. That should be the headline.
So much for HIPAA.
I doubt air conditioning is much used in Wuhan in January. Average high/low January temperatures in Wuhan 47°/33°.
“Employees at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the mood in their office is somber.
The employees of one of the largest federal agencies in Atlanta said theyre concerned about job safety, funding and new public health policies under Donald Trumps presidency.
At the General Muir deli across the street from the CDC, a few employees talked to WABE, asking that their names not be used. One microbiologist said her colleagues were crying in the hallways.
Its really sad, she said. Its depressing. Im eating a bagel to try and be happy.”
That poster’s point was that the virus (like most coronaviruses) doesn’t like heat/humidity.
It loves cool temps and air conditioning.
SARS was the same.
Allot of people in the general public are not very healthy looking to begin with. So immune systems could be weak in a majority of people. For those who are fairly healthy taking vitamin D, maybe Oregano oil and a daily garlic couldn’t hurt along with other daily vitamins.
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