Ebola — Someone is Lying to Us

Update!!!  Scientists are now suspecting ebola could be spread easier than they thought.  Why are we not treating it like other infectious diseases.  (I am reminded of the Ebeneezer Scrooge comment about surplus population.)

 

In all prior ebola outbreaks the highest number of fatalities was 280.  So why has this outbreak killed over 3200 people with the count still increasing?  Is this strain more virulent or spread easier than the prior strains?    What is the difference?  The simple fact that is has been much more deadly should be enough for the government to implement quality disease control measures.  That means quarantine for all those suspected of being in contact with an infected person.  When small pox was a factor, that is how outbreaks were stopped and it was a successful set of procedures.

Why are all the people on the plane with the Dallas guy not quarantined?  Why is his family still at large?  Has political correctness replaced common sense?  Let’s not offend the people that might be infected.  That way they can infect 100’s more before they die.  If the government was taking the kind of precautions that used to be taken with small pox we would have little to fear.  Unfortunately, you can now hug a dying relative in Liberia , get ebola, fly to the US, stay with your undocumented illegal family members, give them the disease and start your own epidemic.

It’s pretty simple, healthcare 101.  If anyone is suspected of having been in the same room or building with someone with ebola, they are quarantined here for 21 days when they arrive.  No exceptions.  The disease won’t kill us, stupidity will.

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