Fareed Zakaria was just six-months-old when his father was elected to be a government minister in India, but his background remains a mystery. His father was orphaned as a child, and Fareed does not know much about his background. Fareed and his mother took DNA tests that turned up some surprising results on their roots journey.
Fareed sat down with Anderson and discussed why he was initially so reluctant about researching his roots.
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There is nothing new about this risk of exposure to nurses. Nurses have had to use insufficient equipment for decades. While OR staff/MDs were provided top of the line protective equipment, nurses were expected to use substandard equipment designed to keep OSHA at bay, but really not affording the protection that they were proposed to afford. Example: gloves which tore easily while donning. Gowns which were paper based, soiled and leaked through. No foot coverings. Masks which were designed solely to prevent staff from exposing pt to droplets, not protecting staff from airborne or splatter. No eye wear, or eye wear that was insufficient as it allowed splatter to pass under, sideways or from above. Needle boxes which required placement of sharp sideways to dispose and often caught flap and bounced back. I sustained a needle stick with one of these at the Hospital of the U of Penn in the mid 1990s and "employee health's" reaction was accusatory as to blaming me for poor technique (yet they later changed the bins to the round opening drop in type) and punitive as in threatening me not to pursue discovery as to what the patient had...yet they put me on AZT. So, when the CDC official made the comment to blame the nurse, the MD showing technique on television all made assumptions that the affected nurses performed technique inadequately. I have never seen a physicial clean up a patient's massive diarrhea or bleeding, or empty body fluid containers. Nurses do this multiple times per shift. Let's get real. The attitude is that we are expendible human beings while MDs are not. The attitude is to blame the lowly wage earner so that the hospital or other managerial officials can avoid liability!