Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ebola. What a difference a day makes.
This character who came into Texas infected with Ebola is a real genius. He was "visiting" relatives in Liberia, which has been ravaged by Ebola.
Why are we letting people fly back into the country after they go prancing around an environment infested with a deadly, and largely untreatable, disease?
So far, the government is refusing to disclose what flights the guy took coming back. Rumor control says he was in the Brussels airport for a layover before coming into the U.S. No airlines have been notified of his presence on their flights, so no special decontamination procedures have been followed, the airliners he was on are in service. The airlines don't even know who the passenger was, so they don't know if he was on their flights.
Suddenly the news talking heads, who have been telling us that you can only get Ebola from body fluids, have revised their story. Now, they say things like "usually" or "for the most part" in connection with how you get it. The Ebola virus, say the talking heads, can live on surfaces for several days. So Joe the Ragman sneezes on his hand, pushes open a door at a store, and the next people to come into the store...... you see where this leads?
This infected individual has been wandering around the Dallas area for a week. Every place he ate, bought gas, every store, theater, etc he went into, he may have spread the disease.
It seems that the iron clad guarantee previously handed out to the public that a person is only communicable when he is showing symptoms is not entirely true.
I guess it was inevitable. We have government drone bureaucrats making decisions based not on science or common sense, but on political expediency.
I wait with great interest to see how all this develops. If you've got the time, it might be worth watching "After the Apocalypse" on the internet, since it deals with a pandemic.