The PJ Tatler

Texas Nurse Who Contracted Ebola ID'd

The NY Post says that her name is Nina Pham. She is a 26-year-old graduate of Texas Christian University.

The Texas nurse who was infected with Ebola while caring for a patient who has since died has been identified as 26-year-old Nina Pham, according to reports Monday.

Pham’s family confirmed her identity and released a photo of her posing with her pet dog, according to USA Today.

USA Today has more, including an apology from the CDC director for saying that she got infected due to a “breach in protocol.”

Frieden also apologized to officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He said his comments Sunday that Pham’s infection was the result of a “breach of protocol” did not reflect on Pham or the hospital’s efforts.

“I apologize if people thought I was criticizing the hospital,” Frieden said at a press conference Monday. “And I feel awful that a health care worker became infected while helping an Ebola patient.”

It also came off as speaking too soon. The fact that Frieden could not identify the “breach” says that he does not actually know that one occurred.

The World Health Organization’s head is making a class warfare issue out of Ebola.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan issued a statement Monday at a conference in Manila calling the outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.”

She said development of a vaccine or cure for Ebola has lagged because the virus is prevalent in such poor nations.

“The outbreak spotlights the dangers of the world’s growing social and economic inequalities,” Chan added. “The rich get the best care. The poor are left to die.”

So let’s equalize and give everyone the worst care?

Given that the nurse’s last name is Vietnamese, chances are she either came to the United States as a toddler while escaping the murderous Communists, or her parents escaped and came to the US before she was born — the terrible consequences of the war we lost. We’re losing another one now.

One photo shows her with her pet dog. If the US follows the same Ebola protocols that Spain does, that dog will have to be put down.