h/t Steve A.
In 2005, Barack Obama ripped into George Bush over what he said was Bush’s lack of planning for the Avian flu. He held George Bush responsible for the short supplies of vaccine in case there was a pandemic. There never was a pandemic in the United States.
His 2005 speech via WND.com:
Mr. Obama has a plan for nothing and he has no plan for Ebola either. There are also no supplies of the experimental drug that helped save the lives of two Americans. It cost $75 million to treat each of the two Americans. Do you think Obamacare will cover it?
He called it the “Eboly epidemic” during his speech at Northwestern University on October 2nd.
Listen for it at the end of this very brief clip:
Can you imagine if George W. Bush or Sarah Palin called it the “Eboly epidemic.”
The man who couldn’t oversee a healthcare website wants to reassure us he is in control of the “Eboly epidemic”.
What is truly ironic is that right after he told us – “First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States.” – a man came down with Ebola in Dallas.
The handling of the Ebola virus was pitiful. The patient lied, the hospital let him go the first time he went for treatment, the contaminated apartment with spoiled sheets, blankets and towels and who knows what else was left untended except by the family for five days, the police were made to clean it up without hazmat suits, and another man was power spraying the patient’s vomit without any protective gear whatsoever.
The Director of the CDC, Dr. Tom Friedan, said that it’s hard to contract the virus, but as it turns out, it can be transmitted by touch and from perspiration or any bodily fluid including a sneeze.
We were told the virus had a short shelf life. As it happens, the virus can remain live on surfaces for up to 6 days as Dr. Friedan was forced to agree to in an interview on Fox & Friends. He tried to deflect the question but he couldn’t deny it. We were told something different.
The administration won’t consider limiting travel from West Africa until we have a handle on the virus. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said it would be “counterproductive to put that type of limitation on people.”
Dr. Friedan said we can’t get “zero” risk from limiting travel so we won’t do it. We will continue doing what we’re doing – require their temperature be taken before they leave West Africa. Because it’s worked so well so far? Ebola has a 21 day incubation period and that process has limited value.
The patient, Thomas Duncan, lied on his departure papers in Nigeria. Nigeria wants him deported so he can be charged. Will Mr. Obama deport him or charge him or will he give him asylum and not charge him? That would certainly make the U.S. a desirable place to escape to if exposed to Ebola.