The CDC brought two U.S. medical missionaries from Africa who are infected with Ebola to an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Ben Carson would not have brought them to this country.
The worst thing that can happen is so much worse than the best that there is no question they should not have been brought here, Dr. Carson noted. The reason he is concerned is because it is transmitted through bodily fluids and it can survive for days outside the body. Why risk such a thing? The disease is a”highly contagious disease and all it requires is some infractions in procedures and all of a sudden, you’ve got more spread.”
The disease could have been treated properly outside here.
There is precedent for the CDC making mistakes, interviewer Neil Cavuto said.
Dr. Carson’s other points follow.
The people who were brought back had all the precautions in place and still caught it. That should not go unnoticed.
Viruses can mutate and they can mutate into more virulent forms.
Our policy should be translated according to worst case scenario when you’re talking about the well-being of the people of the United States.
The disease can be transmitted through bodily fluids and it can survive for several days out of the body. If contaminated urine managed to find its way somewhere, a lot of damage could be done.
What if someone offered a lab worker a million dollars? Dr. Carson is probably considering bioterrorism as one possibility.
We easily could have sent a properly equipped plane to treat them and taken them home when they were no longer contagious. There was no need to do this.
He said that the health and well-being of the population of the United States must be given first priority. When asked if the fear in the Untied States is valid, Carson answered, “It is very real. It is a highly contagious disease and all it requires is some infractions in procedures and all of a sudden you have got more spread and that’s what I’m afraid of.”
You might want to see the physical manifestations of Ebola.
Dr. Carson’s new PAC is USA First.
The current outbreak of Ebola began in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia. There is no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola and the death rate has been about 60 percent.
The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.
The WHO announced the Ebola outbreak — the largest and longest in history — is worrying enough to merit being declared an international health emergency. WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.