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Rove is a jinx.....he couldn't have just kept his mouth shut....
I thought the CDC were the ones in charge of Ebola....no need for a czar.... what he should do is, put a hold on the extra research that the CDC does and put them all on a Ebola vaccine/treatment.....
i agree about the protocols, they need to be changed....but also there is a learning curve, its the first time we have had to deal with something as severe....I think the last time there was a "outbreak" it was H1N1, and the death rate of that is nowhere near Ebolas.... Also as for a vaccine, i doubt any real money or research has been done. Until now it was not a problem that we needed to deal with...out of sight, out of mind has been our thinking....I am sure we will have something in the next 6 months.... Travel ban will not really work, if we were going to do it, it should have been done 3-4 months ago, it really is to late, especially because we do not have secure borders, we won't be able to stop it. We should just isolate the sick, and separately isolate the potentially sick and hopefully we can slow it down a bit.
My point is that it can't be contained, its already here. 2 nurses, 1 who went to Cleveland and back. 1000's have been exposed already, most likely not many if any will get sick. The focus needs to be on treatment, even if the borders and travel were completely shut down, it would only slow down the virus, not stop it. We should have been on top of this 20 years ago, at least we can hope that we learn our lesson and we treat these type of diseases immediately, no matter where in the world they are.
equip hospitals with Ebola treatment centers and invest heavily in a vaccine/treatment
100 years ago? the world 100 years ago was completely different....and there are multiple entry points into this country, the southern border is pretty open...
what do you think a travel ban would do? Eventually Europe and other parts will get infected, do we just stop all travel in the world? Even then 3rd world countries like our buddies down in Mexico will easily get infected, and we all know that it pretty easy to illegally cross the border.....there is no way to stop the virus, i don't know why people think the way to prevent it is a travel ban.... We need a treatment plan that works ASAP or we will be looking at millions dead
There is no way to stop the virus, only slow it down.....best thing to do is put in protocols that work and then find a treatment plan that will help patients recover....the ideal situation is a vaccine or drug that stops the virus and then that will make Ebola as dangerous as the common flu...... To think that you could just isolate the virus in a "lepper colony" or in a different country is ridiculous....
This is what happens when we ignore a disease for 20 years..... with the world as small as it is now its impossible to avoid situations like this, we should have been taking diseases like Ebola a lot more seriously....we should already have had a treatment plan for this virus years ago...... maybe when the next african epidemic happens we will actually pay attention....
search.....its not even close to out of control, this is nothing compared to what it can become.....the disease needs to be contained until we can find better treatments for it...once we can treat it it will be not a real threat...
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