Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mixed signals: How American liberal 'experts' contain Ebola, or not...

See if you can follow this irrationale...

On Monday, President Obama and his experts assured us that the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the US is "extremely low"...

Now, our HHS secretary says we have to recognize that "there may be other cases" of Ebola in the US...
WashingtonExaminer: Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said that despite the best efforts of health officials, Americans have to prepare for the reality that there may be more cases of Ebola in the United States.

“We had one case and I think there may be other cases, and I think we have to recognize that as a nation,” Burwell said at a media breakfast hosted by the journal Health Affairs and held at the Washington, D.C. offices of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Burwell’s comments come as screening of travelers from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa has been stepped up at U.S. airports. On Wednesday, the first patient diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil died in Texas.
But we can't ban commercial travel to and from West Africa, says CDC Director Tom Frieden, because, you know, it's not an effective way to stop Ebola or something...

That was yesterday...then today, he compares this epidemic to AIDS!

NBCNews: The widening Ebola epidemic is reminiscent of the health threat caused by AIDS, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, urging action so Ebola "is not the world's next AIDS."

"In the 30 years I've been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said at a World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where many countries pledged funds and services to try to stem the virus ravaging West Africa. "And we have to work now so that this is not the world's next AIDS."
Call me crazy, but I'd say Ebola is even easier to contract than AIDS. Perhaps having an incubation period of anywhere between 2 and 21 days, it's ability to live outside the body for days or weeks, and a death rate of 70% in West Africa alludes to such paranoia.

But by all means, don't isolate it in an effort to contain it. Naaa, let's spread it around, you know, like the wealth. That'll surely be more effective.

The lunacy of liberalism.

Related links: CDC Director says Ebola will not "spread widely" in the US
CDC Says Travel Ban Would Make Ebola Worse; Touré Says It Would Be Immoral

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