Is Our Ebola Strategy being shaped on the fly?

I took a plane flight this past weekend and I took plastic gloves annd disinfectant wipes to clean the tray tables and the armrest, but I knew that was an act of spitting in the wind. Ebola is here and we don’t seem to know how to handle it. the government seems more reactive than proactive. Health care workers are complaining about a lack of protocol. The government seems to be in some kind of paralytic stupor. The talking heads they send out can’t offer comfort because they know this is more than they can handle. We need a plan and not platitudes. This is not going to get better until someone comes up with a actual plan that is not predicated on reaction. Are we expecting too much from our government?

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  • Bill  On October 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Yes, you are indeed expecting far too much from government. Why would one expect a novice to be qualified to successfully perform brain surgery on a patient just because he, in such a charming fashion, waxed eloquently about how he would perform the procedure better than anyone had ever before done even if he had never been inside an operating room? This is the equivalent of what we have for leadership in this country today. I used the analogy of brain surgery because it, just as is the current crisis with which we’re confronted , is DEADLY serious.

    Frighteningly, the talking heads who provide no comfort don’t know that this is more than they can handle. Most of them were educated at elite universities and that imbues them with the belief they are smarter than everyone else and that their superior knowledge and intellect trumps real world experience.

    • elogam  On October 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Well said, as usual Bill. Let me just add, Dr. Ben Carson (last I checked) is a physician and has not taken it upon himself to propose a protocol to handle this. It’s not his area of expertise. The current administration seems to think they can take a crack at it even though they are far less qualified than Dr. Carson. I’m amazed at the audacity of this administration.

  • Bill  On October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Obama Ebola czar: Zero medical experience

    Immediately after posting my previous comment above, I came across this short article. Does anyone doubt that we’re doomed? ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!!

    http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/10/obama-ebola-czar-zero-medical-experience/

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