Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Barn Door Now Partially Shut, But Has The Horse Already Bolted?

Or did they just proudly proclaim that they're about to install a screen door on the submarine?

The Detroit News: Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 U.S. airports

Still no travel bans, quarantines or other travel restrictions coming from the infected zone.

Likely as efficient as the TSA and as effective. Aspirin can mask the fever, so just a thermometer check won't catch all potential carriers, nor those still during the incubation period.

Oh, and after all this fanfare, not to mention delay, it still won't even screen all potential carriers of the disease:

Customs officials say about 150 people travel daily from or through Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea to the United States. Nearly 95 percent of them land first at one of those five airports.

And the five percent coming through without even this cursory screening?

Anyone else longing for at least some Fed Gov competency?

After all, preventing the spread, not to mention introduction of a killer communicable disease is or darn well should be the ne plus ultra of Federal Government roles and responsibilities, and they've been rather underwhelming in this role so far to say the least.


ProudHillbilly said...

It involves a questionaire. Because no one lies on a questionaire.

Old NFO said...

+1 on PH... sigh... Time to stop the BS and start quarantine/stopping flights. Period!