Time for another do-nothing investigation from the CDC. This time it will center on Ebola. By the time they finish the investigation, hundreds or thousands could be dead.
The Ebola scare is just that; “a scare,” according to the White House and the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Or is it? The latest Ebola incident has many in Texas, as well as the entire country, very scared, without even thinking about quotations around the word.
Called a “breach of protocol” at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before he died, federal health officials said Sunday that other caregivers could potentially be exposed. A hospital worker has now contracted the virus at the hospital Duncan was treated at before his death.
The hospital worker, a woman who was not initially identified by officials, wore protective gear while treating the Liberian patient. Hospital personnel could not answer questions about the case in detail pending further investigation.
What is clear to all Americans is the virus has come to this country and the Obama administration is once again leading from behind. The nurse is the first case diagnosed with the virus who lives in the United States. The CDC confirmed Sunday afternoon that the woman had tested positive for Ebola. CDC spokesman, Dr. Tom Frieden said of Duncan’s treatment, “There was a breach in protocol, and that breach in protocol resulted in this infection.”
How many more situations will be similar if people from West Africa are not barred from entering the U.S.? Is this a political decision by the White House rather than a decision based on the health of American citizens?
As has become so familiar with any national crisis and the Obama administration, the patient’s death and subsequent nurse’s contraction of the virus is being “investigated.” Investigation does not stop the Ebola scare in this country. Many lawmakers are now insisting on a three-month moratorium on flights from West Africa and a screening for those Africans departing from non-west Africa countries, such as Belgium and Germany.
Of utmost concern to health officials is the fact that the infected worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield while she cared for Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, according to Dr. Daniel Varga of Texas Health Resources. Duncan had arrived in the U.S. from Liberia on Sept. 20. He initially sought treatment for fever and abdominal pain the following day. He subsequently died approximately 20 days after landing in this country.
Unlike the Benghazi investigations, “Fast and Furious,” the IRS scandal, the recent Veterans’ crisis and other endless denials and rug stuffing, this is life threatening to millions of innocents. The DOJ and the president must make this top priority for immediate solutions.
The question is, with the Obama administration’s track record for dead-end investigations, will this Ebola outbreak end in “dead ends” and go viral throughout this country before it’s politically correct to isolate and quarantine infected people?