Wormtongue’s party, having finished sneering at a Texas hospital’s handling of ebola, is frantically backing and filling, lying and denying, in order to deal with the virus lately surfaced in New York, the largest city they govern, and in nearby New Jersey, which is governed by a Rino who closely identifies with them.
Actually, once they all figure out how to most effectively cover their political asses, they’ll learn that the history of the disease in the U.S. so far is pretty good: One death in nine cases.
And those two Texas nurses are now among the recovered.
So far, so good.
SEE UPDATE BELOW: New Ebola case in New York City.
It’s our lying, incompetent louse of a president that has people fearful of Ebola. Because we know he and his bumbling, biased bureaucrats will do nothing about it expect lie and prevaricate. Or as Mark Bayless, a commenter at the Wall Street Journal put it:
“The problem is….a complete collapse in our tolerance for self serving governmental bureaucrats, starting with Obama. His kids do not attend the wretched public schools he forces on the rest of us and they do not eat the gruel that his brain dead wife demands that our kids eat. His family is not subject to ObamaCare and will be protected, at great expense if necessary, from the threat of Ebola. We have had enough of this double standard.”
And WSJ commenter Judy Smith: “What we’re afraid of is HIM.”
UPDATE: And with very good reason, Judy. We have a newly discovered ebola patient in NYC, a doctor who should have known better after returning from West Africa. Instead, he rode the subway and went bowling in Brooklyn before he came down with 103 temperature. Now his girlfriend is quarantined and our brilliant federal health officials are canvassing his neighborhood for more victims. May it stay in the Northeast, thank you very much.
MORE: New Yorkers are understandably upset and fearful—especially considering they are governed by Obola’s own party. Which is busy covering its ass before the elections. And backing-and-filling.
Well, that’s my former-medical-writer conclusion after reading this old report about how American ebola survivor Kent Brantley has donated blood to three ebola patients, including Dallas nurse Nina Pham. At the latest report, she is in fair condition in a D.C.-area hospital, presumably part of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, where she is Skyping her folks back home in Fort Worth.
I still don’t understand why they moved her up there when there are no specific treatments for ebola anywhere, it being a virus not a bacterium. Except for the transfusion of Brantley’s antibodies but that could have been done in Texas. Nor why it appears that Emory U. hospital in Atlanta—where infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was moved—recently released at least one secret, recovered ebola patient. How many more secret ebola patients are in the U.S.? I suppose President Obola’s no-medical-training, all-politics ebola “czar” will see to it that we won’t find that out until after the election. Politics being his obvious expertise.
Meanwhile at least 43 other quarantined people exposed to Vinson and Pham seem to have been released without any problems, though they did not do the whole recommended quarantine period of 42 days. The closed-for-cleaning Belton schools up the road from the Rancho also have reopened, which is encouraging.
So the Texas scare seems to be over for the present, thankfully, except for the usual scumbags concocting pitiless scams on Texas fears about it for their own pathetic amusement. May they rot in hell.
UPDATE: And more good news. Dallas will no longer be initially receiving travelers from Ebola-outbreak countries in West Africa. Nor will any other Texas airport. Since Oct. 16, the federal DHS has quietly restricted them to JFK, Dulles, Newark, O’Hare, and Atlanta airports for screening before going elsewhere in the country. On the other hand:
“Can the Transportation Security Administration be reliably trusted to do health checks on inbound passengers from West Africa? The question answers itself. Hence the need for a travel ban.”
MORE: On Oct. 24, both Texas nurses Pham and Vinson were declared recovered, the antibodies infusions apparently doing the trick.
There’s a reason the CDC looks like the Centers for Disease Confusion. It’s because its political masters long ago shifted it away from its primary duty of controlling contagious diseases to things like worrying about how many cigarettes Americans smoke or why lesbians get fat. Similarly the World Health Organization at the Dictator’s Club:
“The United Nations-run WHO has long been a growing irrelevance, as director-general Margaret Chan spent the week not in [Ebola ground-zero] Monrovia but Moscow, pontificating at a WHO conference aimed at raising global tobacco taxes. More disquieting are the failures of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the rest of the American public health establishment, which is supposed to be run by the government’s finest.”
“The government’s finest” has always been an oxymoron that only works in the Democrat media. Every time there’s a crisis (think Katrina or any hurricane), the federal government screws up the recovery. Then the pols promise how they’ll all do better next time and give the perpetrators more money and hire more bureaucrats to make more complexity to insure things will be screwed up next time.
Failure only succeeds when you’re using other people’s money.
Via WSJ and Instapundit.
UPDATE: “The reality is that we have a nation[al government] of unscrupulous lawyers, amoral apparatchiks and political hacks whose only area of expertise is manipulating the electoral and governmental systems and getting rich by doing so…the government’s adamant refusal so far to ban travel to and from West Africa and its affected nations proves conclusively that Leftists are perfectly willing to have you die for their ideological beliefs.”
MORE: On the other hand, there’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, who’s more believable than most of them. If Wormtongue was any kind of leader, he’d have appointed Fauci ebola czar instead of his political hack buddy Klain.
I sure hope not but the Belton Independent School District is southwest of Temple, which is a lot closer to the Rancho than Dallas. And three of their elementary and middle schools were closed today and will remain so on Friday for cleaning.
Why? Because at least one of their students was aboard the Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland that carried Dallas nurse Amber Vinson, lately diagnosed with Ebola and currently residing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Joe Brown, principal of North Belton Middle School wrote parents today that the one student is being monitored by the county and state health authorities and so far hasn’t developed any symptoms. He doesn’t explain why three schools are closed and being cleaned over one student. As usual, more questions than answers.
Via Sooper Mexican.
UPDATE: Looks to be plenty more possibles where this student came from, i.e. Amber’s fellow passengers on not one but two Frontier Airlines flights.
MORE: The daily reported Friday that there are two kids involved at Belton, ages 13 and 8. Still doesn’t explain why three schools are closed. Meanwhile, the daily reported, there’s a Georgetown man who was on Vinson’s flights and he’s self-quarantined. Georgetown’s a lot closer to the Rancho in Austin than Belton is.
AND: Dozens of possible cases in Dallas have now been cleared. Hopefully the clearances will also work their way south.
Is he from the Centers for Disease Confusion? Why does everyone else have on a hazmat suit but he’s in shirt and tie? And why does he handle the hazardous waste bag with his bare hands?
And if they’re flying the black nurse from Dallas to the CDC in Atlanta, what about the Asian nurse?
Not dark enough for consideration? Or is she already there? Or has she already died? (UPDATE: She’s already there still in Dallas but being moved to Maryland.) Questions, questions. So much for government trust.
And why do we have to go to a British newspaper to read about Clipboard Man?
UPDATE: Well, there are official excuses being made for Clipboard Man, but I don’t buy them.
MORE: The first infected nurse, Nina Pham, is still in Dallas, though the CDC now is going to fly her to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Wonder why she and the other nurse have to go to different hospitals in different states? Me, too. It’s as if the government was trying to spread the disease around.