Wednesday, March 5, 2008

hepatitis c scare

I was watching the news last night with my mom, brother, and sister--my dad is away on a business trip--and as we were trying to find a channel that had something about the elections on, not just weather or health food, we found CBS News and their shocking broadcast about the Hepatitis C scare at a Las Vegas medical center. (The article can be found here.) Apparently, the clinic has been using previously-used syringes. Six patients have already been found to have Hepatitis C, and 40,000 more have been informed that they could have it, or even HIV.

And it doesn't stop there: as these conditions can be transmitted sexually, there is widespread danger already about the high numbers of other people, people who weren't even patients at the clinic, who could have HIV or Hepatitis C.

I find this unbelievable. I mean, of course I do, but really it just makes me mad. What are we as a country if we can't monitor the actions and procedures of our medical treatment centers and make sure our doctors aren't breaking the Hippocrates Oath? After all, this is violation of the first rule, do not hurt a patient [knowingly].

Please, please respond, I am so eager to hear your opinions on this incredibly horrible story.

11 comments:

Thin said...

HI!

thats really bad!! er... better watch out aye!!

bye, ink!

ps. pleasse only go to my blog sudice hotline, because that is my main blog.

LuLu DaRk 14 said...

OMG THATS HORRIBLE well its gd that were not old enough 2... well u no... how its transported. and it will blow over by the time... this is akward so i'll stop talking rite now

LuLu DaRk 14 said...

i regret that last comment sorry u had 2 read that :'(

Weezer's Biggest Fan said...

OMG I Have a story too!
In this bar/club thing thing in LA, over 50 HUGE celebs were partying for some fund-raiser.
A month later, someone found out that the bartender had Hepatitis B. So, everyone who was there is at risk.



~MeG

Thin said...

HI!! thanks for your comments on my blog!! I love your new profile. That is off my photo blog aye??!!

Weezer's Biggest Fan said...

I'm pretty gosh darn mad too.....
And truly, I hate myself more than a person can hate themself.
Like, I hate every aspect of my being.


Oh well.

95-year old turtle!
WHAZZ POPPIN!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!??


ILY Firecracker F!! *not saying that last word!*

LuLu DaRk 14 said...

u can call him whatever u want!

and u were rite about the numbers! lol

Weezer's Biggest Fan said...

Hahaahaaa French is amazing!!
Well, I just wanted to say bi for a while because I'm going to the cayman Islands 2m!!!!!
6 AM is my wake-up time.
Ugh like school days arent bad enough--- now they haunt my break.

Ur hair is amazing, and I'm not just saying that.

SSHHH Don't tell Phoenix or Ari but sometimes their hair doesnt look so gooD AND I SAY IT IS NE WAYS'


WHOA CAPS


~MeG

guess who said said...

i <3 the smart one!!!!

Weezer's Biggest Fan said...

OMG I just read ur profile on here and I <3 The Glass Castle, too!! I read it last spring break. Wow has it really been a year?

Also, good job getting ur laptop back-- I missed you :)


~MeG

Thin said...

I have updated my photo blog. why not look there??