I don’t know about you, but I’m a little confused about the Ebola outbreak if only for the fact of so much conflicting information being shared. Do we even know the truth about this whole sordid illness and handling of said disease?
I’ve heard “experts” pontificating just a few days ago that no one in America has ever died from this disease. Welp….fast forward, wrong again. The man in Dallas has died. Hmmm, what are they going to do to head off the passing of his germs….burn everything he touched? Who wants to do an autopsy? No thanks, I’ll pass. If Dallas was ground zero in America, why are we flying infected people to different hospitals instead of having one centrally located hospital or lock-down facility where all infected patients could be taken, monitored and treated by the CDC and experts?
I don’t know if you’ve heard or seen this headline…..
but I’m slightly worried.
To think that the woman in Spain was a nurse with 15 years experience, used all precautions by wearing the hazmat suit trying to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease somehow contracted it by casually going into a patient’s room twice is mind-boggling. If the disease is only “supposedly” contracted from exchanging bodily fluids how in the hell did she contract it?
Spain is upsetting people by their precautionary method of euthanizing her dog, but obviously they are filled with consternation and if you ask me, (I’m sorry all you animal lovers) I agree with the precautionary measures. We just don’t seem to know enough about the disease and how to control the spread of it. Perhaps the dog could have licked her and gotten her saliva in his system. Do we know if it can jump species? Nope…..
We’ve all thought we understood the disease, including the underestimation of our CDC and their faulty beliefs since 1976 when we were made aware that it would never infiltrate America and effect our daily living. This disease is obviously not totally understood and not acting as expected by “experts”. Could it have mutated? Do you want to take the chance?
My other question is why our government and the CDC have not quarantined everyone involved, infected or thought to have been in contact with anyone suspected of being sick. Again, I’m sorry but I don’t want “suspected” infected people running around spreading the disease through ignorance.
The experts have been insisting that the disease is only passed through bodily fluids. Do you believe that? I’m finding it hard to believe considering a doctor contracted Ebola and you would think he’d know better than doing anything to contaminate himself. So….is it possible it can actually be airborne spread? I don’t know, but half of intelligence is being willing to admit you’re wrong or learn from past experiences, so wouldn’t it behoove us to err on the side of caution by checking and screening people from Liberia? Perhaps America could put a ban on travelers coming from infected countries, political correct nonsense be damned like some other countries have instituted?
Now that it’s been spread to Europe, how will we control it since the incubation period is 2-3 weeks?
I don’t know about you, I hate to be a conspiracy theorist but by spreading sick infected people throughout America by flying them to all different hospitals smacks of a conspiracy to spread the new Black Plague, perhaps to control population? Could it be the next AIDS, where we react instead of being pro-active? Look where that’s gotten us….how’s that “Fight Against Aids” going? How many millions of people died and were infected from that horrible disease? How many walks and fund-raisers have been started for AIDS, why allow the new AIDS to spread across America unchecked?
Could it be a conspiracy by pharmaceutical companies as I’ve even heard being bandied about? We don’t know yet, but I wouldn’t put it past anyone and anything to be that sadistic or greedy.
Would you want to enter a hospital where an Ebola patient is? Would you feel comfortable being in a plane with 230 people you nothing about, who may be willing to lie to come to America for the “best” treatment, coughing all the way? International travel is off the table for me.
Just some crazy ideas running around my head today…..
Remember the Deputy in Dallas thought there was no way for him to contract it…..and now they have him under surveillance to see if his symptoms are actually Ebola.
© Evelyn Garone 10/8/14