1.What did Volt tell Dan? How did that affect his next set of decisions?-To cut off all activities in the monkey house and accept feeding, cleaning, and observation 2.They are all worried about the news media getting hold of the information. What do you do here? Keep it a secret, try to get out in front of the story, or let it all out at once?
3.What did Nancy notice on the cells from the sample the Hazelton doctors had prepared?-Extreme amplification of the virus. 4. CJ notices the goings on in the gas station. What would those people think and do if they knew what had invaded their town? - 5.“The Army might have to act decisively to put out this fire.” What does this mean?-To end all possible relations, and other interactions with the monkey house, and completely eradicate it and exterminate the virus. 6. The comparison to AIDS is made here. “And all it did was suppress the immune system.” Compare the current number of AIDS deaths (look this up) with the 100 million predicted in this 1993 book. - 7.Why did they have to move fast with these specimens? Why couldn’t they wait?- 1.How did the spacesuits and the confined space affect the way the two people had to walk andinteract with each other?-You had to be very careful and slow so that nobody would get their suit punctured. 2.What was Nancy Jaax looking for when she operated on the monkey and why was she disappointed?-She was looking for SHF She was disappointed to find a filovirus. 3.Why are all the beakers and tubes made out of plastic?-So that you cannot cut yourself it one shatters. 1. Why didn’t Russell want the CDC to take over the operation? Contrast the Army’s and the CDC’s perspective on the outcome of the meeting. - 2.Why can’t Dr. Joe McCormick and C.J Peters stand each other?-They are from two different organizations, and have completely different ways of dealingwith an outbreak, and bio-containment. 3. What happened to McCormick inside the hut in the Zande village? - He stabbed himself with a needle after treating a woman. 4.How did this episode affect McCormick’s perspective on the danger of Ebola?-He finds it relatively harmless after he isn't infected.. 5.What didn’t CJ tell anyone else at the meeting? Why?- 1. Who was on the team that CJ put together? - Mr. Jaxx 2.What were the three priorities set up by the team? Do you agree with the priorities set up by
3. Hazelton is a private company. What are their concerns about this case? Liability? Stock value? What about the contractors, leases, and employees involved? - That it anything happens and the virus spreads it will be on their hands, and there isn't a cure for it yet. RECONNAISSANCE 1.What was the plan for December 1? What time were they going to start? Why?- 2. Who did Gene Johnson see in the parking lot? - A news van. 3.Why do you think Bill Volt wasn’t concerned about being in the monkey house? Do you think his opinion changed when Gene Johnson and Sergeant Klages were afraid to touch things in his office?- 4. Why did they seal off Room H? - Because they euthanized all the monkeys in that room. 5.What did the first radio reports say that scared the workers?- 6. What else did Nancy notice about the monkeys that scared her? - 7. What did Nancy do when she heard about her father? What would you have done? Why? - She stays, she knows that her work there is more important at the moment. 1 life verses millions.
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