Ebola

Does White House WANT an Ebola Epidemic in U.S.?

Does White House WANT an Ebola Epidemic in U.S.?

Since the death of Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan and the infection of two nurses who treated him in a Dallas hospital, the Obama administration has vociferously resisted calls from the public, lawmakers and medical professionals to implement travel restrictions to and from (more importantly from) West African nations in which Ebola is raging.

First, we were subjected to the incoherent entreaties from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Thomas Frieden and the director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who engaged in wholly unscientific, pre-packaged White House propaganda distribution concerning the disease.

One of the contentions these Obama minions have put forth is in misrepresenting calls for travel restrictions or travel bans as potentially hampering the efforts of Western aid workers in combating Ebola. Despite the fact that no one has called for measures preventing aid to areas in which Ebola is prevalent, Frieden, Fauci and others continue to warn that such policies could deter health-care workers from traveling to West Africa and threaten public health around the globe.

This makes no sense whatsoever, but the mantra continues, and few in the press have challenged this illogical drivel as illogical drivel.

Then, along comes Dr. Craig Spencer, who, after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, breaks out with the infection, smack-dab in the middle of New York City. This, after resuming what he thought was “life as normal” for six days prior to becoming symptomatic.

One of the most notable concerns regarding Dr. Spencer is that he passed the so-called “enhanced screening” that had just been implemented at New York airports for parties who were arriving from West Africa.

Obviously, a bustling metropolis such as New York is one of the last places anyone would hope Ebola might rear its ugly head, but there it was. As a precautionary measure, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered health-care workers coming in from West Africa to undergo a 21-day quarantine upon their arrival in those states. Several other states followed suit.

In an almost uncanny twist, and right on the heels of the quarantine orders, along comes Kaci Hickox, a nurse who had just finished treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Last Friday, she flew into Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey and was promptly quarantined.

Just as promptly, Hickox lawyered up and began screaming to the press and anyone else who would listen that the government was putting her through “emotional and physical stress” and that her “basic human rights” were being violated. In the ensuing firestorm – and after direct pressure from the White House – governors Cuomo and Christie folded like a crappy hand of cards; Hickox was released, and both states agreed to re-evaluate their quarantine policy.

One would think that Kaci Hickox, a health-care professional who had seen the devastation wrought by Ebola, and who understood the risks, would have considered it her civic duty to take one for Team America and sit out the quarantine. I mean, it isn’t like they were sending her to Gitmo. Instead, she chooses to re-define the term “diva” and raise as much hell as possible.

Well, there was a method to Ms. Hickox’s madness – and it lay in the fact that she just happened to be in the employ of the CDC.

Yes, you can pick your jaw up off the floor now, and as humorist Dave Barry was known to say: I am absolutely not making this up. Though efforts were made to scrub the evidence of Kaci Hickox’s affiliation with the CDC from online sources, enough remained to definitively determine that she was not only an employee of the CDC, but a registered Democrat and Obama supporter with a history of left-wing activism.

Earlier this year, Hickox featured prominently in the 63rd Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, a CDC symposium on infectious diseases. Thus, it is no great intellectual leap in considering the timing of Hickox’s quarantine (and subsequent public meltdown), the “omission” of her ties to the CDC and her penchant for left-wing causes to arrive at the conclusion that this stunt just might have been an elaborate White House PR contrivance to foment opposition to Ebola quarantine efforts.

If the administration’s imperative for maintaining unfettered access on the part of potential Ebola carriers to this country isn’t perplexing enough: A State Department memo leaked to Fox News this week suggests that the Obama administration has been considering allowing non-American Ebola patients into the U.S. for treatment. This was confirmed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who told Fox News that his office had received “information from within the administration” that such plans were being developed.

Are they insane? the reader may ask.

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Dems Realizing Obama’s Danger – to Them

Dems Realizing Obama’s Danger – to Them

“This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to hysteria or fear …”

– Barack Obama, Oct. 18, 2014

The Jews who had emerged from cattle cars, alarmed because they’d just been ordered to remove their clothes, were also reassured by the Gestapo. They’d had a long, hard trip, they were told, and were only being stripped down for a “common shower.” Of course, the “shower” was a gas chamber, and the rest is history.

This is a hell of a psycho-dynamic Obama is using, in my humble opinion. Telling a population that has every reason to be alarmed not to be alarmed and to trust him and his minions when everything they’ve said to date has been a lie (or at least inaccurate, to those who aren’t fully awake yet) is not only audacious, but it smacks of the subtle manipulation one might encounter from a seasoned domestic abuser or crack interrogator.

Speaking of psycho-dynamics: We’re in the final crucial weeks before an election, and Democrats running for office or re-election don’t want Obama to campaign for them for some reason. One could logically argue that the aversion of Democrats toward Obama is political expedience – but this is Obama, the messianic figure who was going to usher in that bright, new age of peace and prosperity. What could have happened?

By all traditionally employed measures, Obama is unpopular. A recent poll found an overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 election states saying that events in the United States are “out of control.” At an event last week for one of the few Democrat candidates that would have him (Anthony Brown, who is running for governor of Maryland), Reuters reported “a steady stream” of people walking out of the venue.

This would explain to some degree the political expedience of Democratic politicians avoiding Obama. But what brought Democratic lawmakers and candidates to this point in the first place? What brought Obama supporters to the place where they would prematurely bail on an event at which their heretofore larger-than-life messiah was physically present?

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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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Obama’s Dangerous Pretexts for Endangering Americans

bsl4Erik Rush asserts BHO is not ‘a Steve Urkel with a pen and a phone’

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insulted the intelligence and common sense of those Americans still possessed of intelligence and common sense this past weekend with the fundamentally absurd argument that controlling the spread of the Ebola virus ought not include limiting entry to the United States from areas in which Ebola is raging.

In fact, not only did he minimize the danger posed by the disease, but Frieden actually made the argument that imposing a travel ban between the U.S. and West African countries dealing with the Ebola virus could worsen the outbreak, citing even more enfeebled logic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, echoed Frieden on “Fox News Sunday” and downplayed the idea that Ebola could be brought across the southern U.S. border (which illegal immigrants routinely cross, including individuals from West African nations) or that the virus could be used as a biological weapon by terrorists.

In the face of history, epidemiological protocol and, of course, common sense, it is evident that both of these learned men have compromised their medical ethics in advancing this dangerous, paternalistic narrative.

I’m sure that the reader can deduce who might have compelled them to do that as well as I can.

In the meantime, equally learned experts in the scientific community have gone on record in stating that Ebola may be more communicable than originally believed, that our screening protocols stink and that more cases in the U.S. are highly likely. Some have even said that we are being deliberately lied to by the government.

We should be quite used to these institutional deceptions on the part of the Obama administration and its surrogates by now – that is, those of us who are able to recognize them.

For example, each day since the escalated bombing campaign against ISIS in Syria ensued, we have been treated to daily press updates by Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, whom I have affectionately dubbed “the beady-eyed liar.” While ISIS makes impressive daily gains in Syria and Iraq, and military experts contend that the campaign is ineffectual, Kirby delivers progress reports right out of George Orwell’s “1984.”

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns