As countries around the world start to close their borders, and shut down traffic from infected nations, the Obama administration is allowing thousands of people a day into the U.S. from Ebola infected countries in Africa.
We really have reached the tipping point. When our government is more concerned with political correctness, or offending other nations, than they are for the health and safety of their own people it’s kind of hard not to be concerned.
Yesterday, the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the U.S., with an infected Liberian man now being treated in Texas.
At least 18 people have been confirmed to have come in contact with the infected man, including five Dallas county children who were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man. Health officials are also testing a second man exhibiting Ebola symptoms who had close contact with Patient Zero.
For over 10 days the infected man was in America, after being allowed to fly in directly from the hot zone in Liberia. On September 26, he sought treatment at a local Dallas hospital after becoming ill, but was shockingly sent away from the hospital; possibly infecting multiple people for at least two days after he initially sought treatment.
Two days later, he was admitted to the hospital with worsening symptoms, after requiring an ambulance ride. The EMT workers then drove the same ambulance used to transport the infected man for two more days, before quarantining themselves as a precaution.
Thousands allowed into country every day from Ebola Hot Zones
As countries around the world place travel restrictions on Ebola affected countries, the Obama administration is refusing to suspend air traffic from even the worst hit African countries.
British Airways, Korean air and a number of other international airliners have all suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia. Even countries in Africa have closed their borders to protect their citizens, yet our government knowingly allows flights into the U.S. – even after the first case came directly as a result of one of these flights.
Nigeria, one of the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, is actually making some headway against the disease after closing borders and implementing strict quarantine procedures. The country hasn’t seen a new infection in weeks.
U.S. Hospitals not prepared for Ebola
While the CDC is assuring Americans they can contain Ebola here in the U.S., their own internal research suggests otherwise.
According to the CDCs own numbers, over 1.7 million people are infected by healthcare-associated infections every year, with 99,000 people a year dying from infections they acquired at a hospital. If U.S. hospitals can’t stop known pathogens, how can the CDC say these same hospitals are going to be able to stop something as infectious as Ebola?
White House says Border Patrol will Protect us from Ebola!
The Obama administration thinks people in this country are so stupid, that during a press conference today Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters, the Obama administration will not be banning travel from Africa because we have procedures in place to screen people at airports and at our borders.
Remember these are the same screening procedures that missed Patient Zero, and this is the same border patrol that can’t stop millions upon millions of illegal immigrants from streaming into the U.S. ever year. If this is the best our government can do to protect us we are in some serious trouble.