America's First Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Has Died

Tyler Durden's picture

The first US Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who was treated in Texas, has just died:


And while we await the inevitable CDC press conference to follow, the stock of CMRX, whose medicine was being used to treat him, is plunging.


As Bloomberg reports,

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died from the virus while in isolation at a Dallas hospital.


Duncan was diagnosed with the disease on Sept. 30 after contracting it in his native Liberia, where Ebola has infected about 7,500 people, killing half. He had come to the country to marry his girlfriend, Louise Troh, who is now being quarantined and has not yet shown symptoms of the disease.


"It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am,” Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said in a statement today.

Some more from Bloomberg:

Duncan was in serious condition until Saturday, when his kidneys failed and he was put on dialysis. That afternoon he received the experimental drug brincidofovor, made by Durham, North Carolina-based Chimerix Inc (CMRX), according to statements from the hospital, which has declined to say if the patient received any other experimental treatment. 


Duncan was also receiving oxygen on a ventilator and medication to stave off infection, according to the hospital.


A nephew, Josephus Weeks, said earlier today that Duncan did not receive any serum from Ebola survivors, a treatment given other survivors. Kent Brantly, a U.S. doctor who recovered after being infected, has donated serum to at least two other patients.


Asked in a text-message interview if the family thinks blood serum derived from disease survivors should have been used, Weeks said, “We begged and pleaded several times. They said it’s too late in his treatment. They didn’t try any other options but saline, oxygen and water.”

So the lawsuits are coming.

In any event, one can only hope he is the last Ebola casualty on US soil. Unfortunately, when the best plan the "smartest and brightest" in the room can come up with is to take the temperature of West Africa travelers, he won't be.

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buzzsaw99's picture

fuck him and the horse he rode in on

kaiserhoff's picture

Surprise, surprise,  Goober

Now where do we send his damn hospital bill?

Thanks, Bathhouse.

walküre's picture

arrived with little to no symptoms 09/23

admitted 09/30

died 10/08

14 days is all it took despite the first world care

what the fuck are we doing getting involved over there?

froze25's picture

Pray for the mans family in this time of grief

InjectTheVenom's picture

got LUV/CCL/RCL/UAL/etc  puts  ? ?

Supernova Born's picture

Wait till it hits Central America.

Brownsville is going to be knee deep in Ebola virus ridden feces.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Let's fucking hope "the luck" was with the doctors and nurses who treated him.

Keyser's picture

One can only hope he is the last Ebola casualty on US soil. 

Bullshit, this is just the beginning... 

Pinto Currency's picture



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Bangalore Equity Trader's picture


One can hope that the great American leader "REVEREND" Jessie took deep breaths while on his visit to Duncan!

Now feed him to the dogs!

Patriot Eke's picture

It's hard to blame the medicine if the strain has been weaponized:

Your immune system had better be strong folks.  If it is not already, take immediate steps to do it.

V in PA's picture

Excellent article from Liberian News/Opinion on how the Ebola crisis is making the Country more civilized.


Good Read

General Decline's picture

Current list of countries to have banned or restricted flights from Ebola zones.

pods's picture

I don't know if you could call this Amerika's first Ebola case.  What is the criteria for that?

He was clearly infected in Africa.  He was African.  He only died here.

Now if he girlfriend dies, THAT would be Amerika's first Ebola case.


Save_America1st's picture

Chimerex???  Creepy name....isn't a Chimera a lion, goat, snake, evil monster???  Interesting choice of names for their medical chemical company, ay??? lol

kridkrid's picture

I assume that I'm always being lied to. So the question the becomes, "what is the lie, exactly". Are the death tolls being over reported in support of the typical state sponsored scare mongering? Is the threat, therefore, being over-reported? I mean clearly you don't want Ebola... it will likely kill you (at whatever that rate is... 50%-75%?). But there's a stat that can falsified, yes? And exactly how many people will a carrier infect? I read 2.2, but there's another stat. I know what an exponential curve looks like, but the numbers I'm reading don't look exponential to me... they look mostly linear, no? But, of course, I could be being lied to in the other direction. "It's contained" just like the mortgage crisis (or the current level of clearly unsustainable debt rolling / debt creation). So maybe ebola is far worse than even the worst fearmongering might indicate. Oddly, I think it's one or the other. This is either avian bird flu or global Black Death. If I were a betting man, I still think avian bird flu.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Well... if you ONLY count the one person in Dallas who just died, I guess you could make the argument it's linear (in the USSA)... but the African numbers are exponential.

From my experience, most 'Mericans suffer from normalcy bias on most issues, so one has to assume Ebola will be no different.

kridkrid's picture

No, I'm talking about Africa. 3400 deaths to date. The number of deaths maybe increasing very slightly over time, but to call the growth anything close to exponential is misleading. Greatly misleading, actually.

Though I clearly acknowledge... the numbers around which I make my claim that this isn't exponential could all be a lie. Like I say... I'm pretty sure I'm being lied to... I just don't know if the ones doing the lying want me to be scared shitless over something that doesn't merit it or if I'm a lamb being led to my slaughter at the hands of a weaponized population culling virus. Time will tell. See you in hell.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

NO... Exponential growth can have any rate... it is the WAY it grows.

Don't be fooled by the use of "exponential" as a colloquial term.

Leonardo Fibonacci2's picture

He dead? Fuck me!!!! Mutherfucker should have stayed in Africa! Too bad Obola didn't have time to go shaake his hand!

kridkrid's picture

Um... sorry... you're just wrong. Exponential growth is either defined by an increasing rate of growth, or at the very least, a constant rate of growth impacting an ever-expanding base from which it is growing. The curve looks all too familiar. If you want to see what that curve looks like, google is your friend.

But again... I'm basing my assumption on gov't statistics. Maybe it's not 3,000 dead... maybe it's 20,000 dead and 50,000 infected. Those numbers, based on my back of a napkin calculations, is what we would be looking at right now if this thing were exponential. We would need about 100k dead by the end of November.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture


Do your calculations again. It is exponential. This shouldn't be surprising.

Are you sure you're not trolling?

Overflow-admin's picture

It's your statement that is misleading. Here's mine, which provides numbers, figures, sources and even a disclaimer:

"From 5/23/2014 to date, the numbers of Suspected Cases and Deaths reported by WHO are very much correlated to an exponential function, with a R^2 of more than 98%"

WHO reports:

The data is crappy before WHO provided full summary in their reports, somewhere around June and the predicted GROWTH function I use is not as much accurate as it could be i.e. against linear regression trend analysis of the log scaled historical data. The information is provided to encourage you to try to figure it out by yourself, not to rely on it.

kridkrid's picture

I want to add... while I agree with your take on normalcy bias... and clearly this could be the case here... merican's are also quite prone to buy senseless propaganda and fear mongering. Which again... leads back to my dilemma... which way is the lie trending?

Overflow-admin's picture

" I know what an exponential curve looks like, but the numbers I'm reading don't look exponential to me... they look mostly linear, no?"

See the nice "linear trend" on the LOG SCALE GRAPHS*?

So in what mathematical world do you live? If you don't understand those graphs I advise you to take a 101 course in exponential functions. I encourage you to collect your own data - I made some mistakes/bad inference when I built my dataset - and do your own experiments (try linear regression of the log scale data to build your growth function for example).

nopalito's picture

That list says Cape Verde has imposed restrictions on non-residents travelling from the US within the past 30 days. Wouldn't that be ironic if other countries started doing the same, effectively forcing the US into quarantine.

V in PA's picture

From the article:

"When Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea closed their borders with Liberia at the onset of the Ebola outbreak..." 


And not one case of Ebola from the Ivory Coast. I guess closing the borders does work. Huh!?!.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Absence of evidence does not equal evidence of absence.

halfasleep's picture

Thanks for that, really good read and nice hearing POV from Liberia. Funny thought, the most popular story is "Ebola, AIDS Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?". I guess someone gets it.

boattrash's picture

That's just hateful. Whatta you got against dogs?

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

I hope I'm still standing to ventilate the globalists when they try to foist their top-down-tyranny onto me. 

The Big Ching-aso's picture

Duncan be eatin' dirt donuts wit some Cafe Ebollatte.

BLOTTO's picture

Eric Duncan? Maybe not the innocent random that they suggest...


Director of Management and Operations Overseas Peacecorps.



Director of Management and Operations Overseas Peace Corps

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; International Affairs industry

June 2013 – Present (1 year 5 months) Monrovia, Liberia

Director of Management and Operations Overseas Peace Corps

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; International Affairs industry

October 2010 – May 2013 (2 years 8 months) Georgetown, Guyana

District AIDS Coordinator Peace Corps

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; International Affairs industry

2007 – 2009 (2 years)

Botswana Ministry of Local Government

Senior Vice President - Market Executive Business Banking Bank of America

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAC; Banking industry

2005 – 2007 (2 years) Greater Los Angeles Area

Senior Vice President - Market Executive Business Banking Bank of America

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAC; Banking industry

2002 – 2005 (3 years) Las Vegas, Nevada

Vice President - Regional Market Sales Manager Bank of America

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAC; Banking industry

2000 – 2002 (2 years) Scottsdale & Central Phoenix

Vice President - Regional Service & Operations Manager Bank of America

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAC; Banking industry

1994 – 2000 (6 years) Scottsdale & Central Phoenix

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

'Ebola patient dies'


Who gives a fuck, the market is green (as of 11:58am)

Keyser's picture

I wonder if you will feel the same way when your internal organs are dissolving into slime... 

Oldwood's picture

At least Dallas will not have the reputation as the "go to" place for ebola treatment. As I live in Dallas, its all the "spin" I have. I'm inclined to agree with other posters here that this may well prove to be the next "polar vortex" moment for our economic ills. Any excuse except the obvious blame will do. Ebola, just the icing on the cake.

benb's picture
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MOB666's picture

And here i was waiting till 2016 for Hillary

BLOTTO's picture

And of course with last nights Blood Moon - what better publicized death to the masses then America's First Ebola Patient...



WillyGroper's picture

 you're a day early if in the USSA. 

Blood moon/eclipse is tonight.

Seek_Truth's picture


I took pictures of it early this morning.

If you live in the US you missed it if you weren't up between 5:15 am and 6:45 am.

European American's picture

Actually, to be precise, 3:50 AM PCT, this morning

Seek_Truth's picture

I am on Eastern Time.

Took pics.

Was the first time that clouds didn't get in the way.

Watching it happen was way better than the pics, though.

To see the moon turn from a bright full moon to a red total eclipse is something I will never forget.

Next time I will use a real camera instead of an IPhone. though.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Don't forget the DUAL celestial event:  Blood Moon and Rising Sun

What significance is this to Freemasons, Luciferians, Talmudists, and other organized superstitions?

I'm sensing global warming and the Coming Out of the Lizard/Lazard People.

WhackoWarner's picture



"We have ample protection and shielding in place today, but we remain vigilant to the desperate attempts of the new (unnatural) world order as their best-laid plans are crumbling before their eyes.  They know they have lost control so they will continue to lash out.  Tomorrow's Full Moon and October 13-15 (when the Sun will oppose the Eris Point and Eris) are the days that are highlighted for hijinks by the minions of the Archons."

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Hail Eris!

All hail Discordia!

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Scottsdale to Monrovia.

Makes sense.

BLOTTO's picture

An elite says, 'We better snuff this mofo before someone figures out that he is fuckin fraud'


Also, notice how the MSM is calling him 'Thomas' Eric Duncan...