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.

Questions for Real Reporters

Are you tired of the media interviewing key government people such as Obama, Kerry, or Hillary and getting no information because the media refuses to probe into any real depth.  Let’s take this ISIS business for example.

Here are some better questions:

Why are we arming the free Syrian Army when their main goal is to get rid of Assad, not ISIS?

If we give arms to the free Syrian Army how are we going to make sure that they use it to attack ISIS?

How do you know those arms won’t fall into ISIS’s hands?

What makes you think that the free Syrian army wants to do anything other than help ISIS?

Don’t both groups want to kill Assad? Doesn’t that put them on the same side?

Won’t arming these people be giving arms to radical Muslims?

Will more Americans die because we are arming the free Syrian army?

Who is in charge of vetting these folks before we give them US arms and munitions?

How has the free Syrian army treated Christians?

Why does Secretary Kerry do everything he can to deny this is a war?

Why does Obama completely ignore the advice of his military advisers?’

Why are we sending 3000 troops to stop Ebola, but next to none to stop ISIS?

Is Ebola a greater threat to us than ISIS?

How are our troops trained in handling viral pandemics?

Doesn’t it put our troops in danger of catching the disease and bringing it back?

Doesn’t sending our troops, who are medically untrained into an Ebola hot zone put their live at risk and the live of Americans back home at risk?

Why does CBS, ABC and NBC not ask these questions?  Do they want Americans to be at risk?