Bringing Ebola to U.S. is Stupidity on Steroids

TIMEGLASS JOURNAL – Editorial Article by Jim Lantern – Friday 1 August 2014

Yes, I care about the victims, who need to be cared for, but they don’t need to be cared for here in the United States. Everything that can be done for them can be done just as well at other locations. Anything we have here in the U.S. that is needed can be moved to one of those other locations.

No matter how carefully the patients are contained, upon arrival here in the U.S. it will be a fact that Ebola is here. Then begins the risk.

 2 American Ebola patients heading to U.S. – USA Today – 1 August 2014. Excerpts…

  • Two American medical missionaries diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia could be back in the United States as early as this weekend for treatment at special medical isolation units, including Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
  • CNN reports that two Americans being airlifted from Liberia are Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. Both are described as being in serious condition. It reported that the CDC’s Gulfstream jet outfitted with an isolation pod left Cartersville,Ga., for Liberia on Thursday evening.

Can we trust the CDC to protect us? No.

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab resigns – USA Today – 23 July 2014. Excerpts…

  • A series of embarrassing and serious safety incidents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resulted in the resignation of a top laboratory official in Atlanta.
  • Michael Farrell, who led the CDC’s Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory since 2009, resigned Tuesday, said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner.
  • Farrell was reassigned to other duties last month in the wake of his team’s mishandling of live anthrax and potential exposure of dozens of agency employees to a particularly deadly strain of the bacteria. None has shown signs of infection.

I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, but I agree with him on this issue. His recent tweet today at Twitter…

  • Stop the EBOLA patients from entering the U.S. Treat them, at the highest level, over there. THE UNITED STATES HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS!

Fact is, too many things can go wrong, no matter how careful people are. Why risk it here? A remote island would be a better choice. Then, if necessary, nuke it to stop the spread – or use a “Thermobaric Fuel Air Bomb” like in an episode of The Walking Dead TV series on AMC TV…

The Hollow Men – Wikipedia article. Excerpt from the T.S. Eliot 1925 poem…

  • The final stanza may be the most quoted of all of Eliot’s poetry:
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

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