Up to His Old Tricks
I'll admit to not having paid much attention lately to Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, who got off to such a rough start last year. But ...
I'll admit to not having paid much attention lately to Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, who got off to such a rough start last year. But I see he's up to his old tricks, blaming media "buffoonery" for fanning the flames of panic in regards to a hepatitis outbreak.
Gibbons has fired three people from the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners following the outbreak, which was caused by unsafe practices at an endoscopy center. Six people may have been infected with hepatitis C, with 40,000 others potentially at risk.
They could have been exposed to the diseases when medical personnel reused syringes on infected patients and contaminated single-use vials of medicine, officials said. The infection spread when the vials were shared between multiple patients, health officials said.
But Gibbons says, the media shouldn't be making such a big deal about it.
"This hysteria has been created by people not getting the right information," Gibbons told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "The fact is they haven't found more than those six people."
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