Bad news has become as American as apple pie under the rule of El Presidente Barack Obama and the latest slice comes topped off with a big scoop of the Ebola virus. Last week we had our nation’s first workplace beheading and this week we have our first confirmed domestic case of Ebola. The infected, a man named Thomas Eric Duncan is reportedly a resident of Liberia, the African cesspool that is teeming with the deadly illness and was visiting his girlfriend in Texas when he became ill. Duncan went to a Dallas hospital after experiencing symptoms including fever and abdominal pain and was sent home with antibiotics only to return days later. The pills didn't work and Duncan was picked up by an ambulance two days later. Witnesses in the apartment complex said that he was seen violently vomiting as he was packed into the emergency vehicle according to a Reuters story "Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital".
God only knows how many people were potentially exposed to the virus but we will likely soon find out.
According to a CNN story entitled “U.S. Ebola case: Fear, frustration grow as patients' contacts monitored”:
America's first diagnosed Ebola victim is contained, but three things are still spreading: fear, frustration and the search for his contacts.
While Thomas Eric Duncan remains in serious but stable condition at a Dallas hospital, some parents are scared to take their kids to the schools that his girlfriend's children attended.
Others are upset at the hospital where Duncan first sought care, which sent him home and raised the possibility he could infect others for at least two additional days.
As the search continues for those Duncan had contact with, here's the latest on how the case is affecting others:
'I just got scared'
Duncan was in Dallas visiting his girlfriend, Liberian community leader Stanley Gaye said.
Among the people he encountered: his girlfriend's five children, Gaye said.
Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said the patient came in contact with five students who attended four different schools in the area.
Sam Tasby Middle School is one of those schools.
"I just got scared because I thought that that kid came to that school and probably got contact with him," said Nellie Catalan, whose child attends the middle school.
"I know it doesn't get (spread) by the air, but you never know."
More than 3,500 students attend the four schools. Each is getting cleaned and sanitized over the next few days.
Student Denise Trujillo said she's still worried.
"I don't feel like going to school tomorrow," she said.
While the five students who were near Duncan are staying home and being monitored, their schools will remain open.
The absolute worst place – other than an airport – where a contagious illness has the most possibility of generating mass infection would be a school. Anybody who has ever worked in an office environment with people who have children understands this as whenever a kid gets sick mommy brings it into to work and contaminates half the office. We had all better hope that the children of Duncan’s girlfriend did not contact Ebola and spread it to their classmates. I can understand why the schools will be open in that creating a panic in a paranoid and jumpy country would be the last thing that we need but it ill serves the public even if the students are being “cleaned and sanitized”.
This is another flaming bag of dogshit that Obama has parked on our national doorstep. His crusade against Ebola that he bragged about during that shameless speech he gave at the United Nations last week is yet another of his totally unnecessary disasters. One that is going to bite us all in the ass sooner rather than later. It was stupid to bring those two aid workers to the U.S. for Ebola treatment in August because it established a precedent. Then Obama ordered the U.S. military into Liberia to set up shop to fight Ebola, a move the cynics would believe has ulterior motives in the convenient excuse to set up yet another American military operation in a foreign country. Much of Obama's foreign meddling under the guise of humanitarianism likely comes from batshit crazy UN Ambassador Samantha Power . Power, who is the wife of the fascist Cass Sunstein is a woman whose panties probably get moist every time that billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars can be used to project power abroad when the money is badly needed here at home.
Some food for thought comes from the libertarian financial blog Zero Hedge in a piece entitled “How Bad Could It Get? US Government Order Of 160,000 HazMat Suits Gives A Clue” from which I excerpt:
Now that Ebola is officially in the US on an uncontrolled basis, the two questions on everyone's lips are i) who will get sick next and ii) how bad could it get?
We don't know the answer to question #1 just yet, but when it comes to the second one, a press release three weeks ago from Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer and seller of a "comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market" may provide some insight into just how bad the US State Department thinks it may get. Because when the US government buys 160,000 hazmat suits specifically designed against Ebola, just ahead of the worst Ebola epidemic in history making US landfall, one wonders: what do they know the we don't?
The story has a link to the Lakeland Industries press release. The website Business Insider reports that “Shares Of Hazmat Suit Company Surged 30% After The First Case Of Ebola Confirmed In The US”.
As a man once said “never let a good crisis go to waste”. An Ebola outbreak, or the threat of one will benefit both those seeking to cash in as well as a government that seeks to massively expand its power.
This could get really ugly really fast. Were I not an atheist I would strongly suspect that Obama is God's curse upon us.