Ebola Panic Causes Hazmat Suit Sales to Skyrocket
Fear of Ebola is sweeping the nation. Now, a manufacturer of hazmat suits can't keep up with demand. Not just from hospitals, but from regular people terrified by Ebola.
John Tepel of Mayday Industries told INSIDE EDITION, “We are getting hundreds and hundreds of orders every day from distributors and we're having a hard keeping up right now.”
Tepel says there is also a run on respirators, disaster preparedness kits, Bio-hazard disposal kits, and even kits that protect pets.
But now, it seems even hazmat suits may not offer 100% protection.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta used chocolate sauce to demonstrate how the Ebola virus can spread. As he took the gear off the chocolate sauce was easily transferred to his skin.
“Right there, one possible exposure. And over here on my neck, one possible exposure,” said Dr. Gupta as he carried out the demonstration.
Havoc on Wall Street is partly being blamed on Ebola. The DJI plunged more than 400 points.
Meanwhile, a nurses union is alleging that nurses who treated Thomas Eric Duncan were also allowed to treat other patients, risking spreading the disease.The union stated, "Mr. Duncan was left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present."
There is growing anger today over how the federal government is handling the Ebola crisis.
Bill O'Reilly and other commentators are calling for CDC head Dr. Tom Frieden to resign. Even Frieden admits he could have done more.
Frieden said, "I wish we had put a team like this on the ground the day the first patient was diagnosed. That might have prevented this infection."
Also, the first video of stricken Dallas nurse Nina Pham's beloved dog Bentley in quarantine has been released. His new home is a decommissioned naval air station outside Dallas known as Hensley Field.
The naval station is surrounded on three sides by water and protected by high fences.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has comfortable bedding and toys to keep him occupied, but it's got to be pretty lonely. He's confined to his crate. And even though he has a 24 hour guard, no one is allowed to pet him!
Bentley will remain in quarantine for 21 days. It's not known if he is carrying Ebola.