I thought we had an ebola thread but it was only something discussed in a thread on the world falling apart. So this is an ebola thread, and anything related. First, the public's over-reaction stoked by the news media selling fear mongering sucks. People need to calm down. There's plenty to talk about there. But the thing I've been stewing over in the last couple days (and why the thread is in the debate room) is the Dallas hospital at first trying to throw the nurses under the bus (probably unintentionally) when it came out the nurses did ask the patient, Duncan, his travel history before the patient was sent home on antibiotics. Now they are trying to blame the system. I don't believe them. Someone is making excuses for the doctor who failed to ask, probably didn't even look at the nurse's history on the patient. What isn't credible is that these nurses have been asking and recording patient histories all this time and no one noticed the docs can't see those histories? How did no one notice such a major flaw until now? But even if true, that means the doctor who didn't see the nursing history on the patient also didn't ask the patient for travel history. Explain how the doctor who didn't see the nurse's notes didn't then either ask the question him/herself or look for said nurse's notes? The nurse who did a proper job, instead of being credited, is having to hear crap on the news like I heard this morning, "why didn't the nurse tell the doctor in person?" All the while the doctor is excused. UPDATE: For the first time now, an MD on MSNBC is stating that the doctor should have asked, "you never rely on someone else to take the medical history". FINALLY!