EDITORIAL: Ebola Politics

October 22, 2014 Nemes Politics

The Ebola virus has actually arrived on our shores, and already it has actually contaminated the politics. Nina Pham, a nurse at a Dallas health center, contracted the lethal illness despite dealing with an Ebola client in safety gear, and having had training in handling transmittable clients. Numerous rightly ask: How could this happen?Its symptomatic

of the broken migration system that somebody from Liberia with recent contact with Ebola victims was permitted entry into the United States on a momentary visa. Approval was granted a full 5 months after the outbreak in Liberia had been officially confirmed. Usual sense would have limited entry into the United States from nations handling a break out, enabling exceptions just for vital travel to support humanitarian clinical objectives, and then with the proper precautions.Common sense is scarce. Thomas Eric Duncan was an out of work Liberian whose check out to the United

States was the textbook definition of nonessential. Letting him into the country put the lives of Miss Pham, Mr. Duncans fiancee and others in jeopardy.Rep. Phil Gingrey, Georgia Republican politician, who is a doctor, raised the alarm in a July

letter to the Centers for Condition Control and Prevention(CDC), discussing Ebola as one of the prospective public wellness threats postured by the administrations southern border policy. I think that medical providers need to be put on alert, he composed, and that the CDC ought to offer standards to the public about ways to safeguard themselves from prospective infection.Firestone, not the federal government, has shown the most impressive leadership on this problem. The tire maker has a sprawling 185-square-mile rubber-tree farm in Liberia, and the business put its complete resources into constructing an on-site treatment center and quarantine center to consist of the spread of the condition to protect 8,000 employees and 72,000 others who live nearby. Of 72 who contracted the condition there, 18 have actually survived. The Firestone plant is now the best place in West Africa. Firestones response model works, and the developed world must reproduce the effort throughout Africa. Its the right and useful thing to do.Others are more concernedworrieded about stoking public fears for publicity. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, never ever one to miss an opportunity to position for the cams, blames bigotry for Mr. Duncans death.

Joy-Ann Reid, an MSNBC contributor, tweeted that the Ebola spread was triggered by a personal hospital in a red state. She quickly retracted the tweet(however not the sentiment).


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