Sunday, October 26, 2014

Obama Administration: Don't Quarantine People Coming Back From Ebola Infested Regions

After a doctor, who entered the country without a fever but came down with Ebola went out for some clubbing, bowling, and a little subway travel thrown in in New York city, a few governors came to their senses and figured out quarantining returning health workers who treated Ebola patients was a good idea.

Note that the good doctor entered the country sans fever, thus showing the rather weak linchpin in the current Obama plan to continue allowing visitors to the US from Ebola-stricken zones so long as they don't have a fever at the port of entry.

It sure didn't stop him, now will it stop anyone else who develops symptoms after arrival. Kinda a blatant chink in the ol' armor now isn't it?

But fear not, as the Obama administration really hates the idea of a quarantine procedure for health workers returning from treating Ebola patients, even after the Dr. Craig incident, and the record of health workers catching Ebola. White House working on new Ebola guidelines

Apparently the new guidelines will be to stop governors form quarantining returning healthcare workers.

Earlier, other aides to President Obama criticized the decisions by three states to quarantine people who are returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power said quarantines may discourage health workers from traveling to West Africa to help block the disease at its source.

"If you put everyone in one basket, even people who are clearly no threat, then we have the problem of the disincentive of people that we need," Fauci said on ABC's This Week. "Let's not forget the best way to stop this epidemic and protect America is to stop it in Africa, and you can really help stopping it in Africa if we have our people, our heroes, the health care workers, go there and help us to protect America."

Anthony, are you Faucing kidding me?

This administration has learned nothing and forgotten nothing so far in its mismanagement of this crisis.

Reality apparently takes a back seat to ideology in their approach to handling this issue. Stopping Ebola in Africa is all well and good, but ignoring that it's now been imported on at least two separate occasions into the USA is rather foolhardy.

Note that it was imported at least once by one of these very same Fauci-celebrated health care workers, who while heroic in treating patients apparently lacked the brains and common sense to not go out on the town while feeling lousy after lots of exposure to Ebola.

1 comment:

Expatriate Owl said...

It's all about politics; health and medicine are only incidental (provided that they are compatible with the politics).

Query: What about the pedophiles? Or people of whatever sexual orientation who have multiple serial partners (consentual or otherwise)? Wouldn't the involvement of such people in the Ebola propagation process pose a complication to the leftist political agenda (regardless of the personal political inclinations of such people)?

And if so, wouldn't it be politically expedient for the Ku Klux Klain to classify such cases as something other than Ebola?

Within the past six years, much, much wild-ass speculation regarding the Obama administration has subsequently proven to be very on-target.