Regardless Of The Question, The Answer Never Varies

“Spend more Money”

Hospital staff need better training, more funding and sharper oversight to handle Ebola patients, nurses and doctors said after a caregiver in Dallas was confirmed to have caught the deadly virus.

As common sense and anything resembling conviction seems to be in extreme short supply in DC these days I am placing my faith in Old Man Winter to rein in Ebola in the Northern Hemisphere.

3 Responses to “Regardless Of The Question, The Answer Never Varies”

  1. JeffS says:

    Hospitals should not be the first line of defense against any epidemic, as is rapidly becoming the case. But, as you say, common sense ain’t common no more.

  2. Mark Reardon says:

    Common Sense will always be lacking in Government until we flush out all the folk who’s greatest fear is to be “common”

  3. Syd B. says:

    Between the fiscal years 2000 and 2004, NIH’s budget jumped a whopping 58 percent. HHS’s 70,000 workers will spend a total of $958 billion this year, or about $7,789 for every U.S. household. A 2012 report on federal spending including the following nuggets about how NIH spends its supposedly tight funds:

    a $702,558 grant for the study of the impact of televisions and gas generators on villages in Vietnam.
    $175,587 to the University of Kentucky to study the impact of cocaine on the sex drive of Japanese quail.
    $55,382 to study hookah smoking in Jordan.
    $592,527 to study why chimpanzees throw objects.

    Last year there were news reports about a $509,840 grant from NIH to pay for a study that will send text messages in “gay lingo” to meth-heads. There are many other shake-your-head examples of misguided spending that are easy to find.”

    So, you see, we’re in good hands.

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