Above: Too late. CDC crew transporting ‘Patient Zero’ Duncan
by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
The circle of people who have come into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is rapidly expanding, jumping from 18 to 80 early today and has now leaped to 100, according to Texas health officials.
That number includes at least 5 children, among 18 currently under observation for symptoms. Those children themselves may have exposed other students at 4 different Dallas-area middle schools.
This expanding mess is a result of a Texas hospital allowed Duncan – dubbed ‘Patient Zero’ – to leave the hospital with antibiotics, despite his informing them that he had just arrived on a flight from Liberia, one of the Ebola ‘hot zones’ where the outbreak is rampant. As a result, Duncan was exposed to dozens of individual for two days in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region.
And this morning a new alert has been revealed – that a 2nd patient in Hawaii is demonstrating “Ebola-like symptoms.” That patient is being held “in isolation,” according to ABC News.
So with the threat of Ebola spreading out of control, you might assume the U.S. government would clamp down on importing more potential infected persons from the Ebola hot zone. You would be wrong.
The “open borders”-obsessed Obama Administration has refused to enact any travel restrictions from Ebola-stricken nations.
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said there would be no restrictions on flights or visa from people traveling from Ebola-zones. Earnest the chances of an epidemic in the U.S. are “incredibly low.” Earnest said that the screening done at African airports was “sufficient” to protect 310 million Americans from Ebola.
Seriously? Is Earnest aware of just how little screening is done there? This Tweeter let’s us know how Duncan himself was “screened”:
Liberian Ebola patient had his temp. taken before he got on the plane.That's the only travel restriction for pp coming from ebola epicenter?
— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) October 1, 2014
Yep, that’s it. “Temperature” taken with temporal scanners to detect fever. Of course the problem with this is that people infected with Ebola will not show any fever or other symptoms for between 2 and 21 days after exposure. It is not enough to screen for fever. The only rational response is to halt travel into the U.S. from these regions.
But the White House insists there’s nothing to worry about. You know, just like President Obama said that that the possibility someone with Ebola would reach U.S. shores was “unlikely.” And yet it happened.
Outrage is spreading rapidly online:
Good freaking grief "White House: No Ebola travel restrictions" http://t.co/hAuGT6SchV
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 1, 2014
So I guess the Obama administration is ok with a little Ebola outbreak in this country as opposed to travel bans. pic.twitter.com/iei3zrY4fX
— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 1, 2014
we should not be allowing flights from affected countries #Ebola err on the side of caution.
— martha maccallum (@marthamaccallum) October 2, 2014
#Ebola: If you’re a politician who doesn’t support stopping all flights from West Africa, spare me any future “for the children” speeches
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 1, 2014
Pure insanity. How many Americans have to die for us to finally restrict our border and ports?