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Newspaper falsely claims Ebola nurses wore no protective gear for two days

A correction has been issued:

Correction: Presbyterian workers wore protective gear, but not hazmat gear, for 2 days while treating #Ebola patient http://t.co/tWiXEqXSCl

— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) October 15, 2014

So the nurses were wearing protective gear — just not hazmat suits.

Unfortunately, many people (including quite a few “real reporters” from the MSM) tweeted the incorrect version of the story:

Dallas hospital employees apparently treated Duncan for TWO DAYS without protective gear. http://t.co/ze6YH5PZMX

— Sam Baker (@sam_baker) October 15, 2014

Presbyterian workers wore no protective gear for two days while treating Ebola patient. http://t.co/kC2ExLgQVi What. The. What.

— Suzy Khimm (@SuzyKhimm) October 15, 2014

NO PROTECTIVE GEAR AT ALL FOR TWO DAYS. http://t.co/5yYAj9qqOI

— Dr. Ed (@EdInTheICU) October 15, 2014

Presbyterian workers wore no protective gear for two days while treating Ebola patient http://t.co/9CljTTZs7o

— Emily Peck (@EmilyRPeck) October 15, 2014

RT @ReeseDunklin: Dallas hospital workers wore no protective gear for 2 days while treating #Ebola patient Duncan http://t.co/KVMvIGVvYg

— Kolten Parker (@KoltenParker) October 15, 2014

Dallas hospital workers wore no protective gear for 2 days while treating 1st Ebola patient Duncan http://t.co/c6KnD2Mo6q by @DiannaHunt

— Reese Dunklin (@ReeseDunklin) October 15, 2014

Presbyterian workers wore no protective gear for two days while treating Ebola patient http://t.co/u3USfJz0ly

— George Haj (@georgehaj) October 15, 2014

Dallas workers wore no protective gear for two days while treating Ebola patient! http://t.co/1qa4i251R9

— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 15, 2014

Come on! RT @JuddLegum: Dallas workers wore no protective gear for two days while treating Ebola patient! http://t.co/cLBeAH6X05

— Amy Bailey (@Amy__Bailey) October 15, 2014

No cure for stupid. RT @JuddLegum Dallas workers wore no protective gear for two days while treating Ebola patient! http://t.co/qx1w0rVVrn

— Lylah M. Alphonse (@WriteEditRepeat) October 15, 2014

This Dallas News reporter did the right thing and noted the correction:

.@dallasnews just issued correction on that story about protective gear usage. Hospital workers didn't wear hazmat for 2 days, that is.

— Reese Dunklin (@ReeseDunklin) October 15, 2014

Will the others do so as well?

Here’s the most recent tweet from ThinkProgress:

UPDATE: Dallas health care workers didn't wear protective gear for 2 days while treating Ebola patient http://t.co/yS6O5hlFZK

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) October 15, 2014

Sigh.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/15/dallas-morning-news-falsely-claims-ebola-nurses-wore-no-protective-gear-for-two-days/

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