The spread of Ebola in the U.S.: how do you feel about the response and decision

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (6 posts)
  1. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    The spread of Ebola in the U.S.: how do you feel about the response and decisions of the CDC..

    and the Obama administration regarding the spread of this deadly disease in this country.? Do their failures to contain the disease here stem from medical ignorance, politically correct over-sensitivity or something else? And what protocols do you feel should be implemented to battle the continued spread of Ebola?

  2. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    How about we start with not taking anyone back in the country that has it? Also if Texas screwed up, why are we going to risk spreading it to another zone by going to Atlanta? I feel nervous and like I am being lied to as usual by my government.I don't want to be insensitive but we have to stop letting anyone go to areas that are having outbreaks. We have to stop letting anyone come back who ignores the warnings and go anyway.
    I don't think it would be handled any different under a different president. None of them tell the truth!

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      peeples, you make an excellent point on the containment. What I wonder: with all the unpopulated islands that can be used to set up private treatment centers -and which are available to the U.S.- why aren't they being utilized?

    2. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's actually something I hadn't thought of. Islands might work. Ghost towns also if they could figure out how to isolate.

  3. Ashley Ryan P profile image80
    Ashley Ryan Pposted 3 years ago

    I'm appalled by it, to be frank. Everyone has just been so lazy in regards to it. I'm only 2 hours away from Dallas and we constantly have people commuting back and forth, including children. The media has scared the living daylights out of me. Now, if I didn't have children then I probably wouldn't pay any mind to it ...but my kids' school just recently released information to us stating that their trips to and from Dallas will be closely monitored. Oh. You don't say?

    Everyone screws up here and there, but this was just absolute stupidity on everyone's part. The CDC for letting the second nurse travel. The hospital for not taking proper measures in quarantining everyone and following protocols, the CDC also, once again, for not giving out the protocols (per the hospital). The hospital for not taking in Duncan the first few times he went up there. Obama, too, for assuring America that it wouldn't reach our shores and IF it did then we'd be well prepared. Well, now who looks like an idiot.

    If it gets any closer to my house, I will be ripping my kids out of school in a heartbeat and locking all of us up in our home since the government clearly doesn't know how to contain a virus.

    (in my Nancy Grace voice) Bank on it, buddy!

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ashley, I sure wouldn't blame you! Good luck hon, and you're in my thoughts.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)