Rah, Rah, Rah

I find this sort of disingenuous statement from an “expert” pretty disconcerting, current events considered.

…ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser, an infectious disease specialist and the acting director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the similarly sensationalized swine flu outbreak in 2009, tells THR that he understands the widespread fear. “But the big misconception about Ebola is that there’s risk to people in America. And that’s just not the case.

Besser and his colleagues in the medical field do expect more Ebola cases in the U.S. as aid workers continue to return from West Africa.

But they point out that the U.S. health care system is far better equipped to deal with Ebola than the one in West Africa, where over 4,400 people already have died in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization.

And news divisions have been vigilant about training reporters in the field about proper personal protection while on assignment in the region.

REALLY?!? There’s only been ONE indigenous case of Ebola treated in the U.S. so far, and that’s gone PRETTY SMASHINGLY, wouldn’t you say? Confidence builder,right there.

Keep spreading THAT raspberry jam, doctor.

15 Responses to “Rah, Rah, Rah”

  1. Dr Alice says:

    “Pay no attention to that virus behind the curtain!”

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    I SECOND that duping!

  3. Gunslinger says:

    Big deal. My medicine cabinet is better equipped to deal with Ebola than West Africa. All of the supplies, equipment and infrastructure in the world is meaningless when the whole shebang is being run by the real life equivalents of Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, and Mr. Magoo.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    You just insulted The Stooges by leaving them out, Gunny.

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Only because they were real people and I didn’t want to insult them with the comparison.

  6. Gunslinger says:

    Further, in the Stooges short Men in Black they demonstrate better skills, competency and especially dedication in doctoring than the current pack of clueless numbskulls.

  7. JeffS says:

    Boned we are.

  8. Gunslinger says:

    Oops! Let’s try that again.

    (Actually “Dizzy Doctors” is a great example improvising in the face of rapidly changing events.)

  9. Syd B. says:

    It seems the truth has fallen victim to the Ebola virus, together with common sense. I can’t help but think that if the virus threatened the health of those beautiful bent grass greens that Obama spends so much time on, he would be throwing every asset at his disposal behind its abolishment.

  10. Gary from Jersey says:

    You know there’s hope when Obama even screws up his misdirects.

  11. Syd B. says:

    I want to get the virus now while there’s some serum to treat it with, ’cause once you’ve had it, you’re immune. Then when this goes viral, literally, and wipes out the population, it will be me, that doc they cured, and the hot nurse, with the entire planet to ourselves.

  12. tree hugging sister says:

    I’m not so sure that’s worthwhile, Syd. The vaccines have a lacklustre record, actually ~ the ZMAPP ~ the ONLY Ebola specific one ~ has been used on 2 who lived (Brantly and the nurse), two who died (Spanish missionaries) and there’s one chick in Finnland who got it that we haven’t heard any more about. NOT to mention, I heard day before yesterday that Brantly himself had gotten a transfusion from an Ebola survivor, which, if true, might have been the cure. Or just his general good health. They’re saying flat out that they can’t attribute either recoveries directly TO ZMAPP. The vaccine Duncan got was in development for use against viruses that attack bone marrow transplants, and was a “kitchen sink” shot.

    As I said in my posts below, they basically got NUTHIN’.

  13. Syd B. says:

    Well, its not like I lack confidence in the government’s ability to control this virus, but I’m using gobs of sanitizer on parts of my body I can’t even see anymore.

  14. tree hugging sister says:

    I’ll bet you SMELL safe.

  15. Syd B. says:

    lol. Since I can’t see those parts, I bloody well can’t get my nose near them. I’ll have to solicit some help, but that might not be too safe either. My wife has alergies. 🙂

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