The extraordinarily incompetent Obama administration is not done with us yet. We pray that it is only incompetency that has created the current trail of disastrous public policies to vex and punish us – it could be something much more sinister as some commentators have argued, and about which even RR has murmured. Without recounting the laundry list (already much counted on these pages) we now witness the daily progress of our government attempting to deal with the Ebola epidemic which has also touched our shores.
It is finally clear to all that the CDC did absolutely nothing since last spring to prepare America for the inevitable arrival of contagious Ebola carriers, save issuing self-congratulatory assessments of how prepared they already were with their business-as-usual prophylaxes against infectious diseases. When Mr Duncan got on the plane to come to the US, there was nothing in place to stop this Ebola carrier that would have passed muster with an intelligent layman, but the protocols satisfied our tax-funded public health experts.
Can you imagine watching that dreaded disease lay waste to three west African countries for months, receiving a constant stream of information and data about the characteristics and progress of the disease, and then responding with an airport questionnaire as the country’s first line of defense? It was not a military secret that during the first week or so of Ebola’s 21 day incubation period the patient is asymptomatic – no temperature, no bad gut rumbles, no nothing. And then asking someone with no symptoms who has paid good money to land in the US whether they have been exposed to Ebola is literally beyond butt stupid.