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(Slate)   The top Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone is now bloody useless   (slate.com) divider line 89
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2014-07-30 07:45:31 PM  
Brave man was brave.

RIP.
 
2014-07-30 07:54:48 PM  
So sad. I was hoping he'd be one of the ones that recovered. Of course he knew the risks he was taking, but decided that trying to save lives was worth it. Hero tag needed here.
 
2014-07-30 08:08:27 PM  
If Bender were here, he'd say we're boned.
 
2014-07-30 08:27:42 PM  
Well, on the bright side we do have an opening for a top doc.
 
2014-07-30 08:32:16 PM  

Chris Ween: Well, on the bright side we do have an opening for a top doc.


Can we send Dr Phil?
 
2014-07-30 08:36:58 PM  

fusillade762: Chris Ween: Well, on the bright side we do have an opening for a top doc.

Can we send Dr Phil?


Dr. Oz.
 
2014-07-30 08:43:45 PM  
With a badass name like Dr. Sheik U. Khan, I was sure he'd make it.

/RIP, brave dude
 
2014-07-30 08:54:21 PM  

Miss Stein: With a badass name like Dr. Sheik U. Khan, I was sure he'd make it.

/RIP, brave dude


What did the U stand for?
 
2014-07-30 08:57:44 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Miss Stein: With a badass name like Dr. Sheik U. Khan, I was sure he'd make it.

/RIP, brave dude

What did the U stand for?


Umar.
 
2014-07-30 09:38:42 PM  

Miss Stein: With a badass name like Dr. Sheik U. Khan, I was sure he'd make it.


Ain't nobody.
 
2014-07-30 09:43:52 PM  
img.4plebs.org

I'm told it was his massive, coconut sized balls that did him in.

RIP
 
2014-07-30 10:36:17 PM  

The English Major: Miss Stein: With a badass name like Dr. Sheik U. Khan, I was sure he'd make it.

Ain't nobody.


Damn you! Beat me to it.

Subby is a dick for that headline.
 
2014-07-30 10:52:59 PM  
He gave his life saving others. If that's not a hero, I don't know what is.
 
2014-07-30 11:04:34 PM  
can't he still serve as a bad example ??


/i am one myself
//ticket in hand and waiting for the next hand basket.
 
2014-07-30 11:06:12 PM  
Bravest braver that ever braved the braving braves of bravedom.  Brave.
 
2014-07-30 11:07:52 PM  
Oh the poor guy. I just don't know if I'd have the balls to do that. Pretty sure that I'd say "fark it, they live or they die" and get out.

Ebola isn't really all that treatable, is it? Don't they just try to isolate them and let it run its course?
 
2014-07-30 11:08:16 PM  

BalugaJoe: fusillade762: Chris Ween: Well, on the bright side we do have an opening for a top doc.

Can we send Dr Phil?

Dr. Oz.


Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola can go over there and "cure" them with their miracle "natural" products
 
2014-07-30 11:10:39 PM  
Well, enough about him.  Who is the top Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone now?

What's the over/under on how long he/she will last?

/like oldest living human
//there's a high turnover
 
2014-07-30 11:13:09 PM  
Hero tag on vacation, submittard?
 
2014-07-30 11:14:39 PM  
May he ship champagne that tastes just like cherry cola.
 
2014-07-30 11:15:34 PM  

siyuntz: So sad. I was hoping he'd be one of the ones that recovered. Of course he knew the risks he was taking, but decided that trying to save lives was worth it. Hero tag needed here.


kxs401: He gave his life saving others. If that's not a hero, I don't know what is.


Katerchen: Hero tag on vacation, submittard?


THESE.

Can haz retroactive hero tag, Modmins?
 
2014-07-30 11:15:45 PM  
I hope it was as fast and painless as it could be.
 
2014-07-30 11:16:36 PM  
I think this may be a job for Dr. Acula.
 
2014-07-30 11:17:29 PM  
At least he died doing what he loved.
 
2014-07-30 11:17:29 PM  

cryinoutloud: Oh the poor guy. I just don't know if I'd have the balls to do that. Pretty sure that I'd say "fark it, they live or they die" and get out.

Ebola isn't really all that treatable, is it? Don't they just try to isolate them and let it run its course?


All they can do is isolate and try to treat the symptoms long enough for the body to fight off the illness.
 
2014-07-30 11:17:33 PM  
http://www.theonion.com/articles/experts-ebola-vaccine-at-least-50-whi te-people-awa,36580/
 
2014-07-30 11:18:35 PM  

bborchar: http://www.theonion.com/articles/experts-ebola-vaccine-at-least-50-whi te-people-awa,36580/


Son of a biatch...funny Onion article that didn't link correctly above.

/RIP brave man
 
2014-07-30 11:18:45 PM  
I would run as fast as my chubby legs would carry me.

A big thank you to all the decent people in health care who take better care of their patients than their patients take care of themselves.
 
2014-07-30 11:21:32 PM  

cryinoutloud: Oh the poor guy. I just don't know if I'd have the balls to do that. Pretty sure that I'd say "fark it, they live or they die" and get out.

Ebola isn't really all that treatable, is it? Don't they just try to isolate them and let it run its course?


Part of Ebola's lethality is the loss of fluids it causes, through bleeding, sweat, and diarrhea.  While isolation is key to prevent the infection of others, providing intravenous fluids can improve the likelihood of survival for victims.  It's sounded like the normal, untreated outcome is 90% fatal/10% survival.  With that kind of care I'd heard of rates closer to 60%/40%.
 
2014-07-30 11:23:53 PM  

Chris Ween: Well, on the bright side we do have an opening for a top doc.


You and subby are going to hell, probably along with me for actually laughing at that headline.

/beer, it makes me laugh at the world's darkest nightmares.
 
2014-07-30 11:25:23 PM  
Live by the Ebola, die by the Ebola. Or something.
 
2014-07-30 11:27:54 PM  
American doctors have it so easy. No wonder all the educated foreigners come here
 
2014-07-30 11:28:05 PM  
Maybe they should start smoking weed. It cures everything else, what do they have to lose?
 
2014-07-30 11:29:30 PM  
What a awesome brave soul.

RIP and thank you for your service to those most in need. I'm humbled
 
2014-07-30 11:29:40 PM  

kyleaugustus: cryinoutloud: Oh the poor guy. I just don't know if I'd have the balls to do that. Pretty sure that I'd say "fark it, they live or they die" and get out.

Ebola isn't really all that treatable, is it? Don't they just try to isolate them and let it run its course?

Part of Ebola's lethality is the loss of fluids it causes, through bleeding, sweat, and diarrhea.  While isolation is key to prevent the infection of others, providing intravenous fluids can improve the likelihood of survival for victims.  It's sounded like the normal, untreated outcome is 90% fatal/10% survival.  With that kind of care I'd heard of rates closer to 60%/40%.


Almost all of the death rate numbers you see -- 50 to 90% -- are for people undergoing the kind of symptomatic treatment you describe. The variability is more to do with the differences between the Ebola strains that show up in these outbreaks.
/ Untreated, the death rate for any Ebola infection is probably approaching 100%
 
2014-07-30 11:30:46 PM  
Someone posted this link in another thread. It talks about the presence of antibodies in populations that have no cases of Ebola.


http://www.virology.ws/2012/01/18/how-lethal-is-ebolavirus/
 
2014-07-30 11:30:54 PM  
I second a request to the modmins, this guy deserves the hero tag.
 
2014-07-30 11:31:04 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 11:32:59 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Miss Stein: With a badass name like Dr. Sheik U. Khan, I was sure he'd make it.

/RIP, brave dude

What did the U stand for?


Urbouti
 
2014-07-30 11:34:48 PM  
I bow my head for the brave man.

It's a shame they can't create a vaccine from those who survived.
 
2014-07-30 11:37:04 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Miss Stein: With a badass name like Dr. Sheik U. Khan, I was sure he'd make it.

/RIP, brave dude

What did the U stand for?


Urmahgerdurburla.
 
2014-07-30 11:39:02 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 11:41:57 PM  
Real hero, there.

/sad to see him go
//sadder that the world seems to love dead heroes far more than living ones
 
2014-07-30 11:44:50 PM  
Maybe his death will get more people to see this is a huge potential problem.
 
2014-07-30 11:45:59 PM  
*notes tag now reads "hero" rather than "followup"*

Good work, Modmins!

I now promise not to wait up till y'all pass out and post pony pics till dawn.

/Offer only available for the 24 hours.
 
2014-07-30 11:46:09 PM  
 
2014-07-30 11:46:36 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Real hero, there.

/sad to see him go
//sadder that the world seems to love dead heroes far more than living ones


That's the thing. I'm sure a lot of health care workers would love to be direct and honest with their patients.

the reason why you're wheezing is because you don't keep your house clean, you're overweight and you are physically active enough.

The reason why you're gasping for breath is because you're 200 pounds overweight.

The reason why you have Type II diabetes is because you eat 5000 calories a day and most of that is sugars and fats.

But they do what they can to keep people alive and functioning even when their patients are busy killing themselves.

It's pretty heroic to face that.
 
2014-07-30 11:48:59 PM  
I wish I knew how to post pictures because I have the perfect picture for Ebola's evilness... :(
 
2014-07-30 11:58:55 PM  
Dang.

/cheers brave sir!
 
2014-07-31 12:16:51 AM  

WTP 2: can't he still serve as a bad example ??


Nope. He has succeeded in stopping the Ebola virus from multiplying, and he now is killing the virus.
 
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