It was Friedrich Nietzsche I believe who wrote: “A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”
While Nietzsche is one of my least favorite quotable people, his remark does sound like the world we are living in now. We were a nation that did not — and never did have the Ebola virus between its shores, and in less than 90 days not only has a patient died, two healthcare workers are ill with the disease and hundreds – if not thousands are at risk for infection.
Now we ‘re threatened with a disease for which our country is obviously and woefully unprepared to deal with, but now there is no way to stop it from spreading. This is because, due to political correctness, the U.S. failed to seal its borders and stop incoming flights from western Africa.
The first nurse had contact with only one person. Unfortunately that one person works in a place that employs around 23,000 people and only 16 are being ‘monitored’ by officials — whatever the hell that means.
Her dog remains quarantined at a nearby naval base.
The second nurse, now confirmed to have Ebola, flew from Ohio back to Texas on a commercial passenger jet, while she had a fever. The CDC wants to interview all 132 passengers who were on Frontier Airlines flight 1143.
No one is talking about the October 8th flight she took from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to Cleveland or where she stayed or who she visited, etc. And if she spent the night in a hotel or motel – is anyone thinking about the maid that removed the sheets from her bed?
It’s now estimated that if this scourge isn’t contained and killed, 980,000 people will be dead by the middle of January 2015. How many of us – you and me included – will be on that long list of nearly a million names?
Political correctness is not worth anyone’s life.
UPDATE 10/15/2014: A passenger on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 traveled to Reno, Nevada and was screened for Ebola. Officials say the individual does not pose significant risk, and was released. Fucking great!