rica’s Ebola Floodgates May Have Just Burst Open, And One Man Bears Most Of The Blame
Has America lost its mind?
Before returning to America, Thomas Eric Duncan admittedly lied about his health conditions on a form in Liberia.
The U.S. government and our hospitals have failed America by letting him cross the country lines.
And although the United States only has one confirmed case right now, is Obama hiding the fact that hundreds of infected people are walking our streets?
The Walking Dead
Yet he and the FAA haven’t stopped flights to West Africa, even after Mr. Duncan crept into Dallas, Texas…
Needless to say, Dallas is in a panic. Nobody has a real count on how many people Duncan may have touched in the time before his isolation.
First, officials said publicly that they were monitoring approximately 12 to 18 people for possible contact. Then the New York Times reported that officials, instead, “reached out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact” with Duncan.
This means that hundreds of people (if not more) could be walking around the streets of Dallas. With an 80% mortality rate, those infected have a slim chance of making it.
And who’s to say that these individuals stayed in the city of Dallas? Maybe some were passing through. For all we know, they could be in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles…
When we don’t protect our borders and let something like this creep in, the possibilities are endless…
Some of the individuals being closely monitored are five children who attend four different Dallas schools. If these children are infected, how many other children may be harboring this deadly virus?
Some Dallas parents are so worried that they’re keeping their kids home from school. I don’t blame them.
A Diseased Nation
We’d never be in this situation, as a nation, if American institutions didn’t fail to follow their own containment procedures.
You see, even after Duncan finally confessed to returning from an infected country when he arrived to the Dallas hospital, they totally disregarded their own protocol and sent him home with antibiotics.
And even when he returned to the hospital and was adequately isolated, officials failed to clean up the apartment he’d been sharing with four other people. Dirty, infected rags and towels went unsterilized.
After Dallas officials ordered Duncan’s four family members to stay home and be monitored for infection, they refused. They only agreed to stay in their homes after Dallas police were posted at their doors to keep them inside.
Has America lost its mind?
Apparently, we don’t just have physically diseased citizens; but the ideology that led to this disaster is entirely flawed and skewed… making the future a very dangerous time for America…
Not to mention, 13,000 visa holders who are at the center of the epidemic currently have rights to come in and out of the United States as they please. Do we really believe if another one of these visa holders is exposed, they won’t hop the first flight to the United States? Don’t blame the citizens, though…
Blame the officials who have failed to do their job, along with Obama for failing to close America’s doors to West Africans while the epidemic is raging.
This commentary originally appeared at WallStreetDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission.
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