Days of Change

How to Stop a Runaway Train

October 3, 2014
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There are a lot of worst care scenarios regarding Ebola going around. Hannity talked to a microbiologist today who wore a makeshift HAZMAT suit warning that “The CDC is lying” to us. His warning is grim. While the feds can send dozens of people to Dallas for one outbreak, two or three more infected people in different states would force local governments to use their own resources. The Dallas patient zero had an idea he was sick, having been around Ebola patients. Imagine someone who has no idea, flies for a living, and deals with dozens of people for weeks before he starts vomiting blood.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Since there is no cure, prevention is even more important for Ebola. The slows moving train is easy to stop. Unfortunately, we respond to emergencies, and a runaway train is impossible to stop.

If there’s a second outbreak, there will be a major city full of people either barricading themselves at home or running to the hospitals. A century ago, the “flu” decimated parts of the US and European population. It can happen again.

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