Say No to Ebola!
Cicada Chiquita is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Our noisy friend, Chiquita, is at the breakfast table. She is more than a little disturbed by the arrival of Ebola victims into the United States. Chiquita has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. She is serving blueberry croissants with Irish coffees. Please join us. Chiquita has a lot to say.
The Sands of West Africa
West Africa is home to the Ebola virus. Sadly, the United States has decided to bring this deadly virus into our midst and we are powerless to stop it. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever. A virus such as Ebola is considered to be a disease that can be weaponized. Why are we bringing this disease into America? Common sense dictates that doctors should have been sent to West Africa to treat these two medical people who volunteered to serve the West African community. I applaud their desire to treat this embattled population, but the disease must remain in West Africa and be treated there.
An experimental vaccine has been developed to treat Ebola. Thus far, the disease is untreatable. The doctor who is stricken with the disease has already been given this drug. He could have been given this vaccine in West Africa. Instead, he was flown here and the possibility for the spread of this deadly disease now exists thanks to poor judgement and a total lack of common sense. The director of the CDC, Thomas Friedman, feels quite confident that the disease will not spread. This bug and many Americans do not share his confidence. The virus is totally out of control in West Africa and all attempts to contain it have failed. Bringing Ebola into America is playing with fire. The disease demands isolation. Flying patients from West Africa to the states is not isolation, it is utter madness. If the CDC and the Obama administration feels certain that the disease will not spread, why have they set up 20 quarantine centers in the U.S.?
Preparing for Disaster
If the possibility of the disease spreading is so remote, why has the Department of Defense sent out biological detection kits to National Guard units in every state in the Union? The kits are said to have the ability to diagnose infected patients in 30 minutes. Sounds to me that the government isn't really so certain that the American people are safe. Keeping infected patients out of the states is, of course, the right thing to do. The Obama administration really isn't invested in doing "the right thing" so I guess we all have to fend for ourselves.
If everything is hunk-dory, A-Ok and peachy keen, why did President Obama amend an executive order that gives the government the power to apprehend and detain Americans who show signs of respiratory illness? Whatever you do, don't cough in front of the Ebola police!
Ground the Planes!
The bottom line is this. These patients should have remained in West Africa. These patients could have been treated there with this experimental drug. The people of the United States of America do not have to pay a heavy price because these dedicated professionals decided to treat Ebola patients in West Africa. I applaud them, but I condemn the decision to fly them here. I will dare to take this a step further, if I may. I believe that all flights coming from the infected area be banned from landing in the U.S. Instead of preparing for isolation stations throughout the nation, isolate the virus where it began.
I'm Chiquita Cicada
And I'm here to say
The Ebola virus will never go away
The thing to do is to keep it out
Call your Congress and prepare to shout!