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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Criminal Negligence

A second case of Ebola is reported. One of the healthcare workers, reported to be in protective gear when dealing with the criminal that lied to get in the United States, tested positive for a virus that kills 60% of those infected.

Protocol for a dangerous pathogen is isolation of those infected. It's one of the only defenses available; and it's necessary. Diseases, especially viruses, can survive in the tiny droplets produced by a sneeze, and stay in the air for hours, which is one of the greatest reasons for isolation.

There never should have been any discussion about screening, travel restrictions and the immediate response of both, when it was obvious Ebola was becoming a serious problem in Africa. Commerce and diplomatic relations became insignificant when compared to the possibility of a pandemic. The failure of the current administration, political figures with selfish interests, and the fawning media to address this problem immediately is criminal negligence. People will die, they're responsible, and their punishment should fit the crime..

8 comments:

  1. But we might be considered racial profiling if we don't allow everyone from Africa infected from Ebola to come here. . .

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    1. It's sobering to think your facetious comment is gospel to some people. If God is hankering for a purging, he sure has a golden opportunity.

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  2. I believe that the Government will only allow whits or the wealthy to get treatments.

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    1. The government doesn't have the resources to handle this. They know this and they know they can't control the anger of those they exposed.

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  3. I can't help but wonder how many will have to die before common sense trumps politics.

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    1. The big question now is the containment, Even the doctor that discovered Ebola was concerned by the lack of effort to contain those exposed. If anyone should know of the danger, he should.

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  4. So much for being hard to get.

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    1. The CDC is saying protocol needs to be changed. Yep, next week they'll recommend avoiding those possibly exposed. With me, that tells me the hundreds of illegal Mexicans wandering around my neck of the woods need to be avoided. That's tough, since the government does nothing to keep them from being here.

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