Friday, October 3, 2014

The Ebola Files

All travel from West Africa needs to be halted now. It should have been halted six weeks ago. Air France, British Airways, and Emirates stopped all flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone back in early August. Congressman Alan Grayson called for a travel ban from Liberia and other infected countries in July! So, why is anyone from West Africa still being permitted to enter the USA?

According to Lakeland Industries:

... a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced the global availability of its protective apparel for use in handling the Ebola virus. 
In response to the increasing demand for specialty protective suits to be worm by healthcare workers and others being exposed to Ebola, Lakeland is increasing its manufacturing capacity for these garments and includes proprietary processes for specialized seam sealing, a far superior technology for protecting against viral hazards than non-sealed products. "Lakeland stands ready to join the fight against the spread of Ebola," said Christopher J. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Industries.  
"We understand the difficulty of getting appropriate products through a procurement system that in times of crisis favors availability over specification, and we hope our added capacity will help alleviate that problem.  With the U.S. State Department alone putting out a bid for 160,000 suits, we encourage all protective apparel companies to increase their manufacturing capacity for sealed seam garments so that our industry can do its part in addressing this threat to global health.
Now, with the State Department putting out that bid, I have to ask, what do they know that they are not telling us?  160,000 suits for a disease that is supposedly not airborne?  I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.

To make me more suspicious, it appears that the CDC changed their Ebola information page on September 19, 2014.  Here is what they took out:

Because we still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola, few primary prevention measures have been established and no vaccine exists.

When cases of the disease do appear, risk of transmission is increased within healthcare settings. Therefore, healthcare workers must be able to recognize a case of Ebola and be ready to use practical viral hemorrhagic fever isolation precautions or barrier nursing techniques. They should also have the capability to request diagnostic tests or prepare samples for shipping and testing elsewhere.

I am sure the government wants to avoid mass panic.  But at what cost?

Write your senators and congressmen today and ask them to support a ban on entry for people who have originated from or passed through the infected areas.


It appears that there may be another ebola case in the US:

This time it is in Washington, D.C.

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., a hospital spokesperson confirmed late Friday morning. The patient had traveled to Nigeria recently. That person has been admitted to the hospital in stable condition, and is being isolated. The medical team is working with the CDC and other authorities to monitor the patient's condition.

One can hope that the proximity to Congress may scare the galoots into doing something to protect the people who pay their salaries.

Meanwhile, the incompetent moron running the CDC attempt to tell us that we are safer if we let the infected travel internationally:

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Friday said restricting travel between the U.S. and West Africa would likely “backfire” and put Americans more at risk of contracting Ebola.
“Even if we tried to close the border, it wouldn’t work,” the top health official added. “People have a right to return. People transiting through could come in. And it would backfire, because by isolating these countries, it’ll make it harder to help them, it will spread more there and we’d be more likely to be exposed here.”
What we have here is a situation where a bureaucrat is not as smart as he thinks he is, and he thinks we are a lot dumber.

Maybe we should start calling his boss "Obola".

Rush Limbaugh, ever the cynic, may understand this better than I do.
"The Washington establishment political class wants [illegal alien] amnesty. That equals open borders. Ebola is a giant threat to that, and so therefore Ebola has to be positioned as insignificant. 'It's much ado about nothing! Nothing to see here. Don't worry about it. We've got it in control.'"
It is a bizarre world we live in when the CDC is reduced to arguing that we cannot prevent non-citizens from coming into our country in order to protect ourselves.  In fact, it is downright criminal.  Occam's Razor, they want ebola to spread in the US, as it would provide the basis for another power grab. Rahm Emmanuel's legacy lives on.

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