By Judson Phillips, Washington Times , October 1, 2014
Barack Obama may be the only one in America surprised that the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in America.
On Tuesday, authorities announced that a man in Dallas was diagnosed with the Ebola virus. Despite the protestations of the Obama regime that it was very unlikely Ebola would ever show up in America, it is here.
This is not a great shock since the regime has done everything but invite an Ebola patient to parade down Wall Street at high noon on a busy weekday. The regime allowed sick doctors to be brought into America, and allowed a ship with a possible case of Ebola to dock at New Orleans. The regime has not stopped easy access from the Ebola hot zone to America.
It is almost like they want the disease here.
Hospital officials refused to identify the nationality of the Ebola patient but said he had been in Liberia. Right now, there are 200,000 outstanding visas that have been given to people from Western African nations that compose the Ebola hotzone.
Why haven’t these visas been cancelled immediately?
Ebola is a disease that has up to a 90 percent mortality rate. In plain English, depending on the circumstances, nine out of ten people who contract Ebola will die. Some virologists are saying 5 million people will die from Ebola before this outbreak burns itself out.
Why isn’t America protecting itself against this disease?
The bright lights at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim Ebola is not an airborne disease. They claim it can only be transferred by contact with bodily fluids.
Doctors in Western Africa are coming down with Ebola. When they are dealing with Ebola patients, they don bio hazmat suits. These suits are supposed to block the transmission of the disease by fluids. If these doctors who are taking every precaution to prevent infection are still being infected, what does that say?
It says either the doctors don’t know everything about that disease or it is more easily communicable than the government is telling us.
The main weapon in the war against Ebola is isolation. Put an Ebola patient in a secured area where hopefully the infection cannot escape.
But all of this goes back to the first question.
Why are we allowing Ebola anywhere near the United States?
If the Obama regime were serious about combating Ebola, the best, most effective way to do that is to exclude non-Americans from coming to the United States if they have been in the Ebola hot zone area. For Americans who are coming from Western Africa, there is only one answer.
That is to quarantine them until the incubation period for Ebola has passed.
Perhaps that is not fair to them, but spreading Ebola to millions of Americans isn’t fair either.
The cold, hard truth is our government is not prepared for a pandemic. The government is not prepared for a major Ebola outbreak here in the United States.
An outbreak is still preventable.
The real question here is why doesn’t the Obama regime want to take the simple steps necessary to prevent an Ebola outbreak in America?