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WH Medevac Of Two Ebola Cases To US Causes Silly Fears

From CBS News:

White House Looking Into Medevac Options To Bring 2 American Aid Workers Diagnosed With Ebola Back To US

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (CBSDC/AP) — …. At the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. is looking into Medevac options to bring two American aid workers diagnosed with Ebola back to the U.S. While the U.S. government would facilitate the response, private companies would be used.

A statement from Samaritan’s Purse on Wednesday said Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly both remain in serious condition. Writebol is a missionary with SIM. Brantly is a doctor from Texas working for Samaritan’s Purse…

Although the CDC has concluded it’s unlikely Ebola would spread if detected in the U.S, Earnest said the CDC is alerting health care workers in the U.S. and reminding them how to isolate and deal with cases of Ebola…

Whew, it’s a relief to hear that Ebola can’t spread in the US. But, of course, that doesn’t stop some crazy people from fear mongering over nothing.

From CNN:

Possible evacuation of Americans infected with Ebola triggers fears in U.S.

By Ben Brumfield and Chelsea Carter | August 1, 2014

Atlanta (CNN) — When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions. Many posts called for keeping the infected patients out of the country…

What an outrageously bigoted concept. Do they think the US is too good for Ebola?

The medical charter flight that departed Cartersville on Thursday could bring Nancy Writebol or Dr. Kent Brantley back to a treatment facility around the corner from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta…

If the plane returns with them lying in the microbial containment system erected in its bay, it will be the first known time that someone infected with Ebola has crossed into the United States…

Yippee. Another historic precedence from Mr. Obama.

That news echoed back in a wave of concern ranging from worry to Hollywood "Outbreak" scenarios and conspiracy theories… But the arrival of people infected with Ebola is virtually inevitable, with the proliferation of daily international air travel, many experts have said…

Even though Ebola has been around since at least 1976.

It is conceivable that an infected passenger has landed the country before. There has already been one known close call…

If an infection were detected, Western healthcare professionals would quickly contain patients and quell the possible spread of the virus, which, though very deadly, is fortunately not very contagious…

So shut up and stop worrying about it.

To contract Ebola, one has to come into direct contact with a sick patient’s bodily fluids: things like saliva, excrement, blood…

Gee, that almost sounds like AIDS. And, after all, that never spread.

As inevitable as it is that some infected person will land within our borders, experts say it is equally unlikely that Writebol or Brantley would trigger an outbreak here, if they make it home…

In other words, there is no reason to get worked up about Ebola spreading to the US, because it is inevitable, anyway.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 1st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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