Friday, October 17, 2014

Quarantine

My sixth grade class - I'm missing from the picture because I was quarantined - something we apparently don't do today for fear of offending someone


See this picture of innocent kids from the Fities?  That was my sixth grade class.  I wasn't in this picture because one of my brothers had scarlet fever and our apartment was quarantined.  Our doctor, Dr. Neff, nailed a big, orange, rude quarantine sign on our apartment door.



Fast forward to today's scary world.  The world where the latest health threat is ebola fever.  Uh . . . what am I missing here?  Why don't we quarantine all flights into this country from the affected west African countries?

Oh sure, I hear the arguments, particularly from our now feckless leader (President Obama) that those people from those affected countries would just take a circuitous route to our country through Denmark or Belgium.  So here's my rebut to that lame argument, we can track potential terrorist but we can't track someone with a passport that is clearly stamped indicating from which country they traveled?  




In this world of Security Theater at the airports, now we have the president saying "Nothing to worry about here folks, move on" while new ebola cases develop. A hospital that is like the Keystone Cops treating their first ebola patient.  A Center for Disease Control, when an affected nurse who is running a temperature who is being MONITORED asks if she can take a COMMERCIAL flight to visit her family and gets a "YES" - folks . . . we have a problem right here in River City.  

I'm telling you folks, sometimes I just don't know what is going on in this country.  


STOP.ALL.FLIGHTS.FROM.WEST.AFRICA


Maybe it won't stop all those infected with the ebola virus but it could certainly minimize the exposure to that deadly virus in this country.  And oh yes, how about putting someone in charge?  Just saying.  

9 comments:

  1. Someone is now in charge....... but....... he's a political guy. sigh.

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    1. the dog's mother,
      Well, at least it's not Valerie Jarrett or one of Obama's inner circle of chums.
      Ron

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  2. More "theater". We need to get serious. Ski a couple of fund raisers and take charge.

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  3. Ron,

    as the dogs' mother noted, we how have a Ebola Czar, Joe Biden's former Chief-of-staff - Ron Klain. He was also once Al Gore's Chief-of-staff, too, not to mention Counselor to Janet Reno. A political insider, policy wonk lawyer, what more can you ask for? What'd'ya want someone with a medical background ?

    Lar

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    1. Lar,
      It's a shame that Obama decided to hire a spinmeister. I guess the politics of this are more important than really controlling the problem.
      Ron

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  4. Anonymous8:54 PM

    I guess the guy that heads up the Arabian Horse Association was busy....

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    1. Anonymous,
      Well, at least he didn't get Valerie Jarrett to head it up.
      Ron

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  5. Ron,
    Ebola is as serious as it gets. My worst fear is not actually catching it, it is the mindless politicos who will turn this into another reason to fight against anything good coming out of actually addressing the situation. As dire as it is, the bickering has already started and will continue to get worse, in the meantime innocent people will probably get sick that shouldn't.
    I remember the quarantine signs, they were posted for scarlet fever, whooping cough, measles, chicken pox and mumps. With 3 kids my parents had more than their share of those signs posted on the door and for long periods of time as we kids didn't come down with any disease listed above at the same time so a one week quarantine was always good for at least 2 weeks.
    Stay healthy,
    Jack

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    1. Jack,
      What I get tired of hearing is the mindless "Everything is going to be all right" mantra and "don't panic" while all the while everything ISN'T all right. We're all adults, tell us what is REALLY happening. I'm not a fan of Rudy Giuliani but at least during 9/11 he at least told us what was really happening instead of the "Oh, don't worry, everything is going to be all right." There is so much ass covering in government and of people in positions of authority when they screw up. That's what's sickening.
      Ron

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