In his weekly address, President Obama urged Americans to not give in to “hysteria”, but at the same time, he has done nothing to slow or stop travel from West Africa where the Ebola virus is rampant. About 100 people a day are applying for visas at the U.S. embassies in the three afflicted West African nations.
If this continues, Mr. Obama will succeed in importing Ebola into the Unites States. It is inevitable if he continues to put us in harm’s way.
One of the actions taken that has stopped the spread of Ebola in Africa is the closing of borders. Senegal credits closing the crossing to Guinea, at least in part, to eliminating Ebola from their country. Other nations like Nigeria are saying the same thing. So what is the Obama administration doing? They’re keeping the embassies in West Africa open and they are processing visas.
Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee would like to know why and sent a strong letter to Secretary of State John Kerry about the handling of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where we are still processing these applications and doing so quickly.
Royce is “deeply concerned.”
About 100 people a day are applying for U.S. visas at these three embassies.
If you were afraid you contracted Ebola, wouldn’t you come to the United States for the medical care?
Royce urged Kerry to contain Ebola “at its source” in Africa before it’s imported to the United States.
“I was surprised that the Department of State has not already exercised its authority to suspend consular services, which is standard procedure in countries experiencing a major security disruption,” Royce wrote to Kerry. “This would be a prudent measure to mitigate the risk of Ebola exposure and contain its spread—a bedrock principal (sic) of health crisis management.”
Dr. Frieden and others have said we can’t get “zero risk” and shouldn’t do it. We may not get “zero risk” but we’d greatly improve our chances of not importing it to the United States.
Another excuse for not doing it is that it will be hard to get help into these nations, however, we had no problem getting our military into these nations and we can do the same with our medical support teams.
In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Barack Obama urged Americans not to give in to “hysteria” about the spread of the virus.
“We can’t just cut ourselves off from West Africa,” Obama said. “Trying to seal off an entire region of the world – if that were even possible – could actually make the situation worse,” he said.
We have three cases in the country and the disease spreads exponentially. It also mutates every time it latches onto another host.
A total of 4,500 have died.
This administration has put our military in harm’s way and he’s willing to import it here.
The letter via Heritage Foundation: