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Nurses, One Point—Governor Zero!

Nov 10, 2014

Working nurses in Michigan have asked more than once to meet with Governor Snyder to discuss safety plans for Ebola and to volunteer to help prepare.

Snyder refuses to meet, saying his Community Health Director and Chief Medical Executive have protection for health care workers under control.

But an online survey of Michigan nurses revealed many have heard NOTHING from their employer about Ebola preparedness!

Oblivious, the governor gave a speech right before the elections, saying hospitals across Michigan are ready to respond to Ebola, with almost 1,000 isolation beds available if needed.

He seemed not to understand that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention classifies Ebola as a Level 4 biosafety hazard and Michigan has no such treatment facilities!

Nurses in Michigan and all across the country are speaking up–countering the lie that healthcare workers are properly trained and that the right protective equipment is at-the-ready.

Since nurses’ help is not wanted, let Snyder’s “experts” provide hands-on care to the first Michigan Ebola patient. They can use whatever protective equipment is on hand and put their “preparedness” to the test!