We now know of three cases of Ebola that were diagnosed in thes Unites States. One was a visitor from Africa. The other two are nurses who worked with th primary patient. 300, 000,000 Americans are now panicking about a disease that they will most likely never acquire.
Congress, guardians of the people, so they say, has been stumbling all over itself to make it appear that they are doing something to provide for the health and well being of Americans. They held a high profile, televise conference yesterday whit each member asking essentially the same questions that they failed to listen to as the various agency doctors tried to answer. It was apparent that the elected, exalted members had no ghost of an idea about virology, epidemiology, logistics as related to delivering health care, or a host of other things that determine whether or not we can properly diagnose and treat a virulent hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus that has a very high mortality rate.
Over the last decade, Congress has refused to adequately fund CDC, NIH, and other research treatment facilities and program. They spent much time insisting that we should have a single medical person overseeing and guiding the various effots to handle a potential Ebola outbreak similar in nature to the Spanish influenza that followed WWI and killed millions. However, Congress still continues to block the appointment of very highly qualified candidate for Surgeon General because he made an anti-gun comment.
Yesterday, some of the GOP insisted that Obama should use the National guard to contain and control ebola patients and ebola quarantined citizens in some sort of isolation camp. Sound like black helicopter?
The various hospitals are more or less prepared but the corporate nature of most of our hospitals will result in inadequate and dangerous work safety for health care workers when the MBA goons start buying cheaper, inadequate personal protective gear for employees to use.
Then, of course, the rumors are bound to emerge. After all, we’ve already seen countless claims that Obama is a Kenyan socialist determined to destroy America and hand it over to Islamic fundamentalists. Is it, then, so difficult to believe that he might secretly bring in Islamic terror babies infected with ebola at birth so that Sharia law can replace our existing laws? After all, Ebola is an African virus.