Is Something Besides Ebola Driving Ebola Epidemic?

ebola_patient1This week, Drs. Thomas Frieden and Anthony Fauci, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases respectively, doubled down on their propaganda, illogic and misrepresentations regarding the procedures for handling the Ebola virus and the dynamics of contagion.

On Fox News’ “The Kelly File” Tuesday, Frieden gave nebulous assurances that all possible precautions were being taken to combat the spread of Ebola in the U.S., and stated that “we’ve been treating Ebola for decades.”

Yes, they have – but all of this experience has been restricted to the African continent, where conditions are so abysmal that absolute containment has been the norm. This has included quarantines, travel bans, martial law and the burning of entire villages after outbreaks. As far as treatment goes, the only thing anyone has been able to do for Ebola patients to date is to make them as comfortable as possible until they either recover or die.

The exposure to Westerners working in these areas during this decades-long learning curve has also been extremely limited.

The same evening, Dr. Fauci told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren that Americans shouldn’t worry about terrorists using Ebola as a bioterror weapon because it would be “ineffective” as such. Ebola is classified as a Category A bioterrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that the CDC believes Ebola has the potential to be weaponized for use in biological warfare – so I don’t know how Fauci gets off repeatedly making this claim.

One phenomenon that aroused my suspicions is the extent of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Let me explain.

Dr. Frieden said on Fox that the international medical community had been treating people with Ebola “for decades.” Leaving aside his demonstrably fallacious attendant statements, this would tend to suggest that the international medical community would have been able to address the most recent outbreak more effectively, rather than less effectively.

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