This Morning a Hospital in Santa Fe New Mexico released a patient who was exhibiting symptoms of EBOLA.
The reason given for this was the Individual had not traveled, nor been in contact with anyone who had traveled to West Africa (As far as they knew.).
That was the Only Reason given for their release.
Well, no worries then.
Although this assumes one must have traveled to, or been in contact with someone who had traveled to, West Africa recently.
Thus this assumes no intent regarding the spread of this virus or any one of the Hemorrhagic variants.
This assumes Bad Guys, like the myriad of Terrorist A-Holes, are not actively working to kill us. Or… they’re not trying to simply overwhelm our Medical System and/or create General Panic here on US soil.
I am of the camp that Panic is futile. But Concern tempered with a little Fear has no downside.
I also believe that there are people out there who want us dead for no other reason than we are currently not so.
So I ask…
Wouldn’t Prudence dictate that individuals infected with anything close to this disease be watched a little more closely and at least quarantined for the couple of weeks necessary to see what happens? Couldn’t this be set up somewhere outside of the hospital? Make it fun even? Somehow I suspect one’s employer would approve of a couple of weeks AWAY from work to be stationed in a hotel in which you can not leave because YOU MIGHT HAVE A RAPIDLY FATAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE which Health Professionals are now suspecting is ready to ‘Go Airborne’.
Or may be not.
We all know Rich, Greedy, Self Absorbed Leaders don’t care about those under them. And since they’re always on the Golf Course… they’ll never get it. And clearly They don’t… get it.
Just a thought.
Oh… and the Borders are still Open with Floods of Medically Unscreened Illegal Immigrants arriving here by the minute. And Children are Dying as I tap this out from the highly communicable disease Enterovirus D68.
Oh… and for some reason this Administration will not decouple Arriving and Departing flights in order to restrict ARRIVING flights from West Africa. In other words, the idea of allowing the best and brightest Medical Folks to go for the moment, with the understanding they don’t get to come back for a while, is completely out of the question.
It seems to me, just like defending our Diplomats Overseas, all of this appears to have never before been thought about by this current group of Ostriches occupying the highest offices.
As a Reminder,
The country is 238 years old… We have been dealing with Ebola since it was classified in 1976. We have experienced pandemics like the Spanish Flu 100-years ago which killed over 675,000 Americans. And, just like leaving our Diplomats to Die in Benghazi, it’s like we’ve never encountered such dangers and we’re learning as we go.
The Official position to everything over the last 6-years has been “Who knew it could get this Bad?”
I guess you can’t blame them if this is all new. How Could they know? Right?
So never mind.
Cheer up, If it goes South it will be your fault.