Sheila Jackson (D-TX) said “No reason to ban Ebola travelers until it becomes an epidemic”. This is not leadership. All should be done to prevent an epidemic, not wait for it. Sheppard Smith (Fox News) said “You should have no concerns about Ebola, none”. While I understand his intent was to downplay hysteria, I do not know of any hysteria in America about Ebola. I do disagree with Mr. Smith though. The concerns we have are not about hysteria, but about dropping the ball, being given mis-information from the CDC. The President contradicting the CDC, and people in the medical field. The open borders that have people crossing from Ebola affected countries. Allowing people to fly to America with Ebola, knowing or not knowing they have it, and some with the purpose that may come for treatment. Lack of Ebola protocols. The CDC spending millions on Origami Condoms and not Ebola, then complaining they didn’t have enough money for it. The list goes on and on.
When the President said a travel ban would not be as effective as strategies already in place, many in the media asked why not do all we can and add a travel ban too? We hear that it may affect African nations economy to which many in the media asked “Would not Americans be the priority? As that is a criteria of the President to protect Americans.
An executive order to send the National Guard to such countries also left the media scratching their heads. then we hear they only received four hours of training how to handle Ebola areas. Liberia has ordered over seventy thousand body bags. Do keep in mind there was a time when Ebola was also not an epidemic in those countries. It can happen here in a similar fashion. That is why it is important to, yes, not give in to the hysteria, but be concerned about how it can be prevented being an epidemic.
Last year not one case of Ebola was in America… This year? A doctor flown to Georgia for treatment, two nurses in Texas, and possible a boyfriend of the first nurse, a person met at Newark airport by the CDC, a TSA agent who pat down the second nurse quarantined, possible cases in Hawaii and Kentucky, yet, yes, not an epidemic. However, what about next week, next month, next year? We must be concerned.
We look for comfort from our administration to do all they can to not see this virus spread within our borders (not that we have much of borders anymore). So, how does the government comfort us? By appointing a Ebola czar Ron Klain who has no experience with infectious diseases, and even missed his first two meetings. This Mr. President does not comfort us. Nor you playing over 200 rounds of golf and doing fund raisers.
The flu kills thousands of people each year in America. We are a long way from that concerning Ebola, but Entrovirus is taking a back seat to the Ebola threat killing and paralyzing children. The cause of Entrovirus, while not spoken much in the media, is perhaps from illegal immigrants crossing our “none” border. As they are delivered to our states by the hundreds, or thousands, they bring with them diseases. That much has been confirmed. TB, Scabies, and now we hear yellow fever in California? A prime state of a huge amount of illegals that came recently.
A travel ban and closing our borders is a must. Even Alan Grayson, the wackiest of liberals says we need to have a travel ban. Many democrats are saying that, and the pressure is building on the administration to listen. The President’s polls are at a thirty year low for democrats. Much of these low poll ratings are due to the President’s handling of Ebola (and ISIS).
While there is no need to panic I reiterate the need to be concerned. It is not political to point out when something is done wrong. It is a responsibility.
The medical private sector is where the government needs to turn to. Medical universities, pharmaceutical companies as well. All with the emphasis to make Ebola vaccinations a priority. Letting government take care of it is a sure way to increase the risk, as government does nothing well. This is not, nor should not be a political issue, but an American health issue. It pleases me to see many Democrats and Republicans agree, but some are making it political. blaming the GOP for Ebola!? No… and by the way, does anyone remember that Sequestration was originally Obama’s idea?
God bless, and Pray for the nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson that they will be healthy and free of Ebola.
Listen to the latest show: Mismanaging Ebola, plus 2 free computer programs and a bit of making fun toward my engineer (he deserves it!) ;o)