The professionals at the Centers for Disease Control say that there’s really not much to worry about with respect to Ebola because it can’t be transmitted by air, only by bodily fluids.
Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, by food.
There, feel better? You shouldn’t. This comes from the same administration who told us…
- If you like your health plan and your doctor you can keep ’em;
- The murders in Benghazi were the direct result of an internet video;
- Bowe Bergdahl served his country with distinction;
- Turkey is going to let the US use air bases to attack ISIS.
Where is Susan Rice when you need the bitch?
With respect to Ebola, there’s new information on transmission. Surprise, surprise, and the Obama administration has nothing to do with this group so we should probably pay attention.
The highly respected Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota just advised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) that “there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles,” including exhaled breath.
CIDRAP is warning that surgical facemasks do not prevent transmission of Ebola, and healthcare professionals (HCP) must immediately be outfitted with full-hooded protective gear and powered air-purifying respirators.
CIDRAP is not some fly-by-night organization like President Obama has made the CDC into. They are a global leader in addressing public health preparedness regarding emerging infectious diseases and bio-security responses. In 2004 they were the first to confirm that MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, could be transmitted by air and they may well have another first.
There’s probably nothing to worry about though, after the CDC is telling us that they’re right and CIDRAP doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
We’d have more confidence in the CDC if Republicans hadn’t made drastic cuts to their budget rendering the poor folks at CDC with no money to study Ebola. Of course they have spent a few bucks on things like:
- Instead of studying Ebola, the National Institutes of Health were studying the propensity of lesbians to be fat.
- Then there was the money for a study on wives who calm down quickly.
- And the Centers for Disease Control spent its budget on gun violence studies on order of the President as part of his agenda to curtail the second amendment.
- The CDC also spent its money to survey what bus riders thought of HIV videos.
- Let’s not forget all the money the CDC spent to convince people to stop smoking and now we need tobacco to manufacture the drug to fight Ebola.
Feel better now?
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