Lets fisk this real quick.
#1. its fragile –
so is AIDS … but unlike AIDS this virus can (under certain conditions) exist outside of a host for well past a week. We’ll put that in mildly scary category.
#2. We know how it works.
We know how the common cold works too. AND … that gets us closer to a cure, certainly. But that little bit of knowledge will do exactly WHAT if we get an outbreak in San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, NYFC?
3#. We have the resources to contain it.
we have the resources to contain the ebola contained in the two instances of KNOWN PURPOSEFUL importation. What about when someone unknowingly comes in, has poor hygiene techniques, has a family that attempts to nurse patient zero through it themselves??? I’ll tell you what, we then have an Ebola bloom HERE.
#4. Our medical staff is ready.
Again, you are ready to deal with the two imported “pet” cases. The medical establishment of the US is NOT in any way shape or form ready for this to bloom like it has in West Africa. The job abandonment rate alone could cripple the response. Not to mention the infection rate amongst the first line care givers (CNA’s) who are the ones wiping up the feces, vomit and blood.
#5. Airports are on alert.
Great. Are the quarantining questionable passengers? Have they stopped commercial flights from the seriously infected countries? So in other words, with a disease that has a 2-21 day incubation period. TSA and its international bumpkin relatives will make exactly zero effect of controlling the spread of this disease.
Thanks CNN for the anti hysteria spin control. Tell your master, you did good.