Rollin' Like Sisyphus

No, Ebola Isn’t Texan For A Type Of Neck Tie

Posted in The Fail Pail by Huckleberry on October 13, 2014



Top CDC bureaucrat takes time out from studying the ills of fifth-hand smoking to calm a nervous public:

“We have the ability to prevent a spread in Ebola … We know from many years of experience that it’s possible to care for patients with Ebola safely, without risk to health care workers.”

Well Hell, if only protocol were followed, we’d be all clear. What protocol wasn’t followed, you ask?
You tell me:

“I think the fact that we don’t know of a breach in protocol is concerning, because clearly there was a breach in protocol,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden concurred in an appearance on CBS News.

So there you go. They have no idea how the breach in protocol happened, but that it must have happened, because even idiots qualified for government work know that ebola is only transmitted via direct contact between bodily fluids and that protocols are foolproof and failsafe.
That most of the infected are also health care workers following the same protocols to no good effect shouldn’t force anyone in charge of these things to question either 1) the effectiveness of ebola prevention protocols or 2) the communication of those protocols, because apparently they’re either ineffective or too complex to implement by, well, anyone treating the infected.
To be honest, the biggest threat isn’t even direct transmission from West Africa to the United States.
My fear is when this thing hits some other densely populated and poorly run country, gets a six-month head start on incubating all kinds of neat mutations, then comes at the United States from 39 different places simultaneously.


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  1. El Borak said, on October 14, 2014 at 07:33

    then comes at the United States from 39 different places simultaneously.

    Do we have a protocol for that?

    • JN said, on October 14, 2014 at 08:29

      Yes, Blame Bush

  2. Giraffe said, on October 14, 2014 at 10:16

    Spanish Flu killed 50-100 Million in 1918. But those guys were stone age. I’m sure we have nothing to worry about.

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