An American Registered Nurse (RN), who traveled to West Africa on a mercy mission to care for patients with Ebola, recently returned to the U.S. This RN had performed acts of courage, charity and service that brought her in close contact with these desperately ill Ebola patients.
Other Americans having had similar contact with Ebola had been cautioned to go home and self-monitor. This American RN was not similarly cautioned. Instead, she was rewarded for her heroism by being forcibly isolated from family and friends and quarantined in bleak, third-world prison-like conditions. Is it any wonder she complained about her mistreatment?
I guess it’s true what they say: “No good deed goes unpunished.”
CDC Director Tom Frieden gave a news conference about Ebola and discussed the Dallas nurse who was recently diagnosed with Ebola. She had treated Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient who recently died, while wearing full protective gear and following the CDC Protective Protocol. Frieden blamed the nurse for contracting Ebola, saying that there had been a “breach of protocol“.
It’s true that a breach of protocol may have been the cause of the nurse contracting Ebola; after all, it’s only human to make a mistake. However, it’s more likely the nurse came in contact with Ebola because the CDC Protective Protocol is flawed and ineffective because it is based on false assumptions. This Obama Disinformation Campaign is pushing false information on the American public.
Some of the false assumptions that led to the flawed CDC Protective Protocol: “Ebola can’t be easily transferred”, “screening of travelers from West Africa for illness by airline personnel will protect us”, “Ebola is not a threat to the U.S.”, and “if you adhere to the Protective Protocol when in close contact with Ebola patients you’re safe”. All these statements, made by President Obama and his administration (including the CDC), are unsubstantiated, are not evidence-based as required by quality medical standards, and are politicized half-truths that amount to nothing less than blatant lies.