Monday, October 20, 2014

Worry About Ebola

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In the past few weeks we have been inundated with news about the ebola virus, most of which has been false and politically motivated. We've all heard a little something about ebola, the deadly disease that every now and then breaks out in Africa killing most of those affected. Most Americans didn't care because it only killed Black people in Africa. For Americans it was out of sight, out of mind. But not this time. Someone from Africa, who was infected by the ebola virus, came to the US, where he was hospitalized and subsequently died. Two nurses were infected, but are doing fine now under care.

It has been a slow past few months for the news media, so they all jumped aboard the bandwagon to flood the airways with myths, propaganda and outright lies to terrify the American public. CNN hasn't had this much fun since the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17. Twenty-four hours a day they broadcast the same nonsensical dribble and untruths about ebola. Every newscast was exactly the same, with the same breaking reports every few minutes. And of course Fox News chimed in and turned a deadly disease into a political issue. Politicians who knew absolutely nothing about the cause of illnesses were criticizing the CDC and the Obama administration for not doing enough to protect the American people. Naturally the morons at Fox  News and their Republican lackeys blamed President Obama, as they always do whenever it rains or something else goes wrong. Ironically they blame Obama for not letting the Surgeon General take care of the situation, when there is presently no Surgeon General, because Republicans in Congress have blocked the nomination of a surgeon general  simply for being  nominated by Obama. Also with the last shutdown of the  government by Republicans the CDC lost a great deal of funding for such epidemics.

Since the midterm elections are just a couple of weeks away Conservatives are calling for the banning of direct flights from infected areas of Africa, even thought there are no direct flights from these areas. Some Conservatives want to shut down the country and stop all flights from Africa, which would naturally cause an economic catastrophe. The Tea Party has once again taken a situation, this time a public health concern and turned it into hate filled, ignorant rantings to blame the President, hoping to scare the hell out of Americans before the elections, so the Republicans can win in November. Even though the true facts regarding ebola are out there for all to see, the viewers of Fox News and others of their ilk choose to panic instead of learn the truth. This is so reminiscent of the early days of the AIDS crisis!  The difference being that back then Ronald Reagan ignored the epidemic because it was only killing gays, whereas Obama is actually doing something!

One person, infected in Africa and flown to the US, has died. In the following months tens of thousands of people will die with the flu, hundreds will die as the result of gun violence and hundreds more will dies in automobile accidents, but Americans could care less! Why? Because these deaths do not serve a purpose to the media, such as Fox News, CNN and others.

EBOLA IS SPREAD BY DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE BODILY FLUIDS OF AN INFECTED PERSON. THE VIRUS IS NOT AIRBORN, SO YOU CAN' T BECOME INFECTED BY JUST BEING NEAR AN INFECTED PERSON, UNLESS HE SNEEZES ON YOU, SPITS ON YOU OR VOMITS ON YOU!

So wise up America and listen to people who know what they are doing, instead of those ignoramuses with a political agenda. You are not sheep, so quit following these idiots blindly!

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