As the world watches our government’s complete incompetence in handling our nation’s first Ebola case, intelligence officials are warning that terror groups are looking to use the Ebola outbreak in Africa as a chance to weaponize the virus and use it as a bio-weapon. FBI Director James Cornet told CBS on Sunday, that militants were planning an attack on “the United States or our allies, and looking to do it very, very soon.”
After watching how easily an infected person could gain access to the United States, followed by the almost criminal neglect shown by our federal government in their handling of the crisis, intelligence officials are worried that groups like ISIS and al-Qaida may intentionally infect themselves in West Africa in an attempt to wreak havoc across the globe. A few infected individuals could then easily spread the virus via the world’s transportation systems.
It’s a frightening threat, one that’s become increasingly likely after the world watched our government’s inability to handle just a single case of Ebola. Had this been an easier to transmit virus, or a deliberate terror attack – something that there’s growing evidence to support – the CDC’s handling of this case shows just how unprepared this country really is for any large-scale outbreak.
The Complete Breakdown of the Government’s Emergency Management Planning
I’ve talked about how unprepared this country’s emergency planners are in the past; in fact, I’ve shared my experiences sitting through meetings with these people where their only concern was PR and how the country perceived their agencies after they failed to do their jobs. It’s one of the main reasons I wrote my new book, and is why I continue to warn people that they need to take their preparedness into their own hands.
Although I’ve known for some time how little this country’s emergency planners know about emergency preparedness, I must say that even I was shocked at how incompetent these people really are.
You need to be Prepared: These people CANNOT Save you from anything!
Whether it’s Ebola, natural disasters, or some future pandemic threat that’s yet to be seen, this country’s emergency responders are not prepared to save anyone. One look at how they’ve responded to this single case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas should tell you everything you need to know.
I wish I could tell you this was a joke, or perhaps some internet Hoax, but this is an actual photo taken from WFAA TV’s news helicopter of a crew that was sent to clean infected vomit of a sidewalk FIVE DAYS after the Ebola patient threw up on the sidewalk. NO Hazmat Suits… Just spraying the infected materials everywhere…
— WFAA TV (@wfaachannel8) October 2, 2014
The CDC No-enforcement Quarantine: None of the possibly Infected Patients are being watched.
One of the biggest jokes so far is the supposed quarantine of the nearly one-hundred people that the Ebola patient came in contact with, including people who actually handled his waste filled bedding and will likely come down with the virus. On multiple occasions these people have left their self-imposed quarantine, with one of the five exposed school children actually showing back up at school after being told to stay home.
Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, said the family was notified Tuesday about the need to keep the students home, but nobody in the government actually required anyone to quarantine themselves from the public. “Everybody was aware. Maybe he took it upon himself to go to school,” Thompson said.
Dallas Independent School District Spokesman Jon Dahlander told local news agencies:
“Regarding the Tasby student who showed up for school yesterday: We’re not sure why the Tasby student showed up for school on Wednesday but, once he was identified, he was asked to go to the Nurse’s office so that a parent could be contacted.”
Nation’s Nurses Sounding Alarm Bells on Preparedness Efforts
National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S., is warning that most of their nurses believe U.S. hospitals are not prepared for Ebola or any Pandemic outbreak.
In a survey of nearly 700 RNs at over 250 hospitals in 31 states released last week:
- 80 percent say their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola
- 87 percent say their hospital has not provided education on Ebola with the ability for the nurses to interact and ask questions
- One-third say their hospital has insufficient supplies of eye protection (face shields or side shields with goggles) and fluid resistant/impermeable gowns
- Nearly 40 percent say their hospital does not have plans to equip isolation rooms with plastic covered mattresses and pillows and discard all linens after use, less than 10 percent said they were aware their hospital does have such a plan in place
- More than 60 percent say their hospital fails to reduce the number of patients they must care for to accommodate caring for an “isolation” patient
NNU executive director RoseAnn DeMoro said, “we warned that it was just a matter of time in an interconnected world that we would see Ebola in the U.S. Now, everyone should recognize that Texas is not an island either, and as we’ve heard from nurses across the U.S., hospitals here are not ready to confront this deadly disease.