|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.
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.