to stop Ebola
" post is about how to keep possible carriers from
fleeing hot zones but the Obama administration is a million miles from even
beginning to address such basic issues. Instead, Obama's CDC Director Tom
Friedan is in full
, pretending that a ban on travel from
Ebola hot-zone countries would block aid workers from traveling to
countries, as if it isn't in the administration's power to set up whatever
restrictions, with whatever exemptions, are seen to make the most sense:
The approach of isolating a country is that it’s going to
make it harder to get help into that country.
He is effectively declaring that any travel restrictions the
Obama administration implements will be intentionally obstructionist so that
they will have an excuse for not imposing any
travel restrictions. Even
the headline of the linked Puffington Host report contains the answer to the
supposed problem with a travel ban:
Travel Ban From Ebola-Hit Countries Would Be 'Quick, Simple
And Wrong,' CDC Director Says
A ban only on travel from
countries is outside the grasp of our CDC director, but obvious to a random
Huff-Po headline writer. Yeah, it's not really beyond Friedan's grasp. He's just a political hack intentionally blowing smoke.
Another infectious disease expert, Phenelle
, rides easily over Friedan's proclaimed stumbling block:
“I think as soon as we started seeing West Africa go out of
control with Ebola, that was the time” to halt air travel from the region, said
Segal, who supports exceptions for relief workers and aid missions.
Friedan is obviously aware of the possibility of exemptions
for aid workers too. He's just a typical Obamaton, lying about anything at the slightest perceived rationale. It's what they do.
Establishing appropriate restrictions with appropriate exemptions
would take some doing but that is the only hurdle: Friedan would have to
actually do his job and implement appropriate rules. Of course such rules would impose some costs which, like all
the other costs of mounting an effective medical response, would have to be met
by the governments and NGOs that are seeking to mount an effective response. In
particular, airlines will have to charge more if they are not allowed to
take passengers back out of the hot-zone countries and if they are required to
provide isolation for their crew members when they are on the ground
in-country, but again, those costs only block aid if Friedan doesn't do his
As Director of the CDC he is supposed to design and
implement our medical response to the health threat. Just as a matter of
already-existing contingency planning he should have quarantine plans on the
shelf that include all necessary exemptions, yet here he is making blatantly
phony assertion that he can't impose a ban on travel from Ebola
hot zones without blocking the flow of aid to Ebola hot zones.
Friedan also pretends that the Dallas contact-tracking
example is confidence inspiring
The Duncan case demonstrates clearly the extreme outlay of
highly competent manpower that is required to contain even one of the easiest
to contain cases, but instead of using this as an example of how easy it
would be for containment to get away from us Friedan spins
as reason not to worry:
[W]e have no doubt that we will stop [Ebola] in its tracks
in Texas. It's worth stepping back and saying how Ebola spreads. Ebola only
spreads by direct contact with someone who's sick or with their body fluids. So
the core of control is identifying everyone who might have had contact with
them and making sure they're monitored for 21 days and if they develop symptoms
to immediately isolate them to break the chain of transmission. ... [T]he work
of the state and local departments with CDC assistance has been terrific. They
have been able to assess all 114 individuals who might possibly have had
contact. They were able to rule out that 66 did not have contact. They
identified ten who appeared to have had contact with the individual when he
might possibly have been infectious. Of those ten, seven are health care
workers and three are family or community contacts. In addition, there are
about 38 other people in whom we could not rule out that they had contact. So
all of those 48 people will be tracked for 21 days to determine whether they
have fever and if any developed fever, they will be immediately isolated,
tested and if they have Ebola, given appropriate care and determine whether
there were any additional contacts to their case. That's how we have stopped
every outbreak in Ebola in the world until this one in West Africa. That's how
we stopped it in Lagos, Nigeria and how we will stop it in Texas.
And what if just one infected contact slips through, say a
drug user who vomits up a crack house, and Ebola starts passing from crack
house to crack house? Enough with the idiotic "hope." The dire
"changes" that are immediately possible need to be war-gamed and
effective responses readied.
The first layer of protection is the border, which Obama has
been working systematically to bring down. Now Friedan is lying that we can't
restrict people from coming in without blocking them from going out.
Democrat lying is a fundamentally ingrained cognitive style
These a$$holes are going to get a lot of us killed. In
Barack Hussein Obama's case that is very likely his intention, having been
taught by his mentor the "ex-Muslim" Jeremiah Wright that Muslims
living in infidel countries are supposed
to lie about their
religion, and for Muslims who follow this instruction, we know what kind of
Muslims they are: they are followers of orthodox
religion that attacked us on 9/11, the religion of al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood
and ISIS and Khomeini too (Sunni and Shiite are the same on this).
But what is Friedan's motivation? I think it is just the
habitual dishonesty of Democrat half of our political spectrum, the same
habitual dishonesty that has allowed them for seven years to cover up Obama's
mature racism (again under the tutelage of the out-and-proud anti-white racist
Jeremiah Wright), along with his history as a paid professional Alinsky
communist, to say nothing of his strongly evidenced Islamofascism.
control all of our information industries and they use that control constantly,
habitually, and without exception, to advance Democratic party talking points.
Their objective is never to tell the truth, it is always to support their
partisan narratives, and anyone who lives within that Democrat-controlled
information bubble comes to operate in the same backwards-thinking way,
starting with preferred conclusions. It is a cognitive style.
This is what the term RINO refers to: Republicans who get
their information from the Democrat-controlled media and are not even aware
that there is a whole different alternate media available that doesn't edit
information in support of an agenda but thinks frontwards, following reason and
evidence. They don't even know what conservatism is. Their minds are controlled
by the backwards-thinking Democrat opposition.
Friedan, being an Obamaton himself, is even more deeply a
creature of the backwards thinking cognitive style and examples the extremity
of its hold. Even as he confronts the facts about the extreme danger Ebola
poses he is trying to spin them away in support of Obama's open borders agenda,
pretending with complete dishonesty that we can't formulate travel restrictions
that would still allow aid to flow to Ebola-hit African countries. Would a
doctor really suppress medical necessity in favor of a political agenda? The
answer is clearly yes, if he is a Democrat.
It's just like with the global warming scare where a whole
cohort of Democratic Party voting scientists, receiving 100% of their funding
from the climate bureaucracy set up by Vice President Al Gore, have promulgated
blatantly a phony "science." Anyone who makes any effort to look at
the facts for themselves quickly discovers that there virtually no
that CO2 causes more than a very small amount of warming. To account for late
20th century warming the small forcing effect of CO2 would have to be
multiplied up several times by water vapor feedback effects, but there is no
evidence that water vapor feedbacks are even positive.
Even the lowest
assessments of the feedback effect are based on the assumption that late 20th
century warming was
caused by CO2, but the evidence actually
points overwhelmingly to solar-magnetic activity. The IPCC dismisse
evidence on the anti-scientific grounds that we don't understand the mechanism
by which solar-magnetic activity drives climate. The CO2-alarmists are using
theory (their dislike of available theories of how solar-magnetic activity
drives climate) to dismiss evidence, the exact opposite of the very definition
of science, which demands that evidence trumps theory.
Our Democrat "scientists" are engaged in pure
definitional anti-science on the grandest scale imaginable, demonstrating that once the
backwards-thinking cognitive style takes hold there is no subject on which it
cannot operate. Science and medicine are no barriers and this habitual dishonesty now defines our Democratic Party, leaving us without any
effective leadership on anything, including Ebola, where Friedan is not even
looking in the right direction.
What the African countries need is not outside
personnel (who just end up getting infected) but strategy. We should be creating "negative atmospheric
pressure" by paying the now-immune survivors to isolate and treat the sick
and possibly sick (the subject of my first
), and we'd better get it figured out quick because the same
imperatives are only a plane ride away from the United States itself. Thanks to
the malignancy of Obama and the fecklessness of minions like Friedan there is a
good chance we will not be able to keep our own Ebola outbreaks contained and
will need to rely here at home on "negative atmospheric pressure" to
limit the damage.
Story today from the U.K. Mail
Dallas Ebola victim's stepdaughter - who took him to hospital as he was 'vomiting wildly' - is given all clear to return to work as nursing assistant
They are ignoring the 21 day quarantine period for people with known risk of exposure! The stepdaughter herself knows this isn't right and is insisting she will not go back to work yet. What the hell is wrong with the CDC?
Are they saying that there is no reason even for a person who had close contact with an infected person not to mingle with the general population unless and until they develop actual Ebola symptoms? "Don't worry about it, you're not communicable yet"? That's insane.
It means they are making no distinctions at all between different levels of "contact" with an infected person. Someone who directly attended to an externally hemorrhaging hemorragic fever victim only has to be monitored for fever for 21 days, the same as someone who only crossed the victim's path when he was beginning to show symptoms. No way.
If this woman comes down with Ebola they are going to have to do a whole new round of tracking. Who did she have contact with after they released her? Imagine if she really did go back to physical contact with numerous sick people every day, half of whom probably already have fevers from other causes. There would be no way to tell whether they were reacting to Ebola or not. They'd all have to be kept in isolation.
All for what? To give the impression that there is nothing to worry about? Look how lightly we are treating his, so you should too? On the contrary, they give us more to worry about every day.
West African family travels from Ebola hot-zone to Miami for family vacation, teenager quarantined
with fever. Sure, we don't need no travel restrictions. What could go wrong.
3 weeks ago Obama said it was "unlikely" that someone with Ebola would reach our shores and that the chances of an outbreak here was "extremely low
," all while following policies that make it all but certain that Ebola-infected people will be showing up here with substantial regularity.
The aggressive dishonesty and malignancy of this racist communist Islamofacist a$$hole of a president is astounding to behold.