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How Many Ebola Victims Can Be Treated in U.S. Hospitals? 23.

Posted on October 6, 2014

Exactly as predicted, now that the horse is some distance down the road, the government officials paid to prepare for emergencies, after being caught in their usual pants-around-their-ankles condition, are busily trying to find a lock for the barn door, and assuring all and sundry that, “We’ve got this.”

And also as I noted going back weeks and even years, no, they don’t.

But still we get the unicorn-farted happy gas from the Dutiful Minions:

At the White House Friday, federal officials sought to reassure the public that the nation’s health-care system was well-equipped to treat the virus and stop it from spreading.

“It’s very important to remind the American people that the United States has the most capable infrastructure and the best doctors in the world, bar none,” said Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. “The United States is prepared to deal with this crisis.”

Okay, yes we do have the best infrastructure and the best doctors in the world, bar none.

But unless we know how high that bar is, that’s like saying you have the world’s largest unicorn. It sounds like a lot, but it’s not as impressive if you find out it’ll fit in your shirt pocket, is it?

So let’s look at that infrastructure.

There are, in fact, a total of four medical isolation units in the entire United States, as we noted yesterday, that are capable of handling infected Ebola patients near endlessly.

Where are they, and what can they handle?

Emory University’s Serious Communicable Disease Unit is in Atlanta, GA. That’s where Brantly and Writebol were treated. It has three beds.

St. Patrick Hospital’s ICU Isolation Unit is in Missoula, MT. It has three beds.

The National Institute of Health’s Special Clinical Studies Unit is in Bethesda, MD. It has seven beds.

And the biggest, the Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit is in Omaha, NE. It has ten beds.

3+3+7+10=23 beds, coast to coast.

So, for the entire country, all 316,100,000+ of us, we’re fully prepared to treat 23 Ebola patients at the same time.

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17 thoughts on “How Many Ebola Victims Can Be Treated in U.S. Hospitals? 23.

  1. CaptTurbo says:

    Wow, so we are having smoke blown up our butts again.

  2. Just more smoke and mirrors from our trustworthy Gov.

  3. That's what I've been saying!! How many do we Americans have to take in if there is NO CURE????????Obama had the damn nerve to remove the quarantine we had in place for anyone trying to enter our country with any type of disease
    why do something unless you want people to suffer! OBAMA NEEDS TO B E REMOVED FROM OFFICE !!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. did we all forget about aids as it also came from Africa via airplane

  5. They'd like us to forget that and that the Avian flu migrated from China and resurgence of tuberculosis, scabies and polio all courtesy of South America.!

    Amazing how great they say our medical system is now. Just a few years ago they trashed everything about it to ram through obamacare…coverage for aids, birth control and abortion BUT granny should take an aspirin and not waste a hip replacement.

    They pick and choose which laws they want to follow, which subgroup of citizens is to be protected above the rest. They give Bill of Rights guarantees to foreigners ON the battlefield but withhold them from the Citizen's they ere designed to protect.

    Our sweet land of liberty may not survive its current incompetent or traitorous leadership!

  6. Grumpy Old Man says:

    Here are 2 possibilities. The first I considered is "Ebola is comparable to the common flu or cold". Evidence? The authorities don't REALLY seem all that concerned about it. Lack of REAL action in the face of the threat, etc. Second possibility (introduced by this article) is they know they don't have the resources to deal with the situation so they have adopted a fatalistic, don't care, attitude. Do you personally have solid evidence to the contrary? Hah!

  7. Since the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas is not on this list of 23 beds I guess that Duncan is toast – May he rest in peace!

  8. Obummer needs to be sent to Liberia.

  9. The noon news in Dallas states that Duncan is on a resperator and is in critical condition.

  10. What an idiot! They weren't even ready for the first guy now he's dead. If you call that ready we can all look forward to dying.

  11. rev. dave says:

    23 total, eh? And Duncan has already infected possibly that many by himself – who if infected will have to be flown all over the country for treatment. Which risks a multi-location outbreak, starting with the treatment experts. What's not to love about this deal?
    And the 24th Duncan recipient? Hell, that one stays in Texas to infect everybody in town because there's no room for him in hospital.

  12. Lattelover says:

    Israel news said he died. Not confirmed as of this morning.

  13. Duncan still alive as per 2:00 pm CST news conference in Dallas, however, he is still in critical condition, on a resperatorand is now taking experimental drugs.

  14. Thanks for linking me, Mr. North.
    Hope you all find the information as fascinating and disturbing as I have.

    I've put up about 10 Ebola-related posts thus far, feel free to glance around.

    Best wishes,

  15. The noon news in Dallas reported that Duncan is also on dialysis.

  16. Thomas Eric Duncan passed away at 7:51 am CST Wednesday as per Channel 11 news in Dallas TX. May he rest in peace.

  17. mutantone says:

    well count has changed there is a bed open in Texas now