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Friday, October 10, 2014
Rand Paul Blasts “Politically Correct” Response to Ebola Outbreak
Verne Strickland USA DOT COM October 11, 2014
Rand Paul Blasts "Politically Correct" Response to Ebola Onset
Leave it to the Democrats to come up with the hare-brained idea that Ebola can be fought with troops on the ground in Africa.
3,000 soldiers were shipped off to the nations of Liberia, Guinea, and other nations to help stop the Ebola pandemic.
But it did nothing as a recent case of Ebola appeared in Dallas and more than 80 people have since been exposed to the deadly virus.
Rand Paul says the government’s response to the virus was motivated by the desire to be politically correct, and as such, has put millions of Americans directly in the path of the silent killer.
To say Paul knows a bit about medicine is an understatement. He
attended Duke medical school and is a licensed physician, so he’s
familiar with methods to keep viruses at bay.
In an interview with Laura Ingraham, he said, “Because of political
correctness, we’re not making sound, rational, scientific decisions on
“I can’t believe that you don’t think it’s enough of a plan to
prevent worldwide pandemic to cough into your elbow,” he told Ingraham.
“Surely that should stop a worldwide pandemic.”
The tongue in cheek response to the seriousness of the problem came
after the CDC said there was no way Ebola would migrate to the U.S. and
that Americans didn’t need to worry about the virus.
Since March, Ebola has ravaged Africa, leaving more than 3,000 dead and growing out of control.
Paul told Ingraham, “I think…we should not underestimate the
transmissibility of this…Think about the people who are getting this…the
doctors and nurses who are gloved, gowned and masked…people getting it
who simply helped someone get in and out of a taxicab.”
Paul’s biggest concern is the fact 3,000 soldiers were sent over to fight the disease and what to do upon their eventual return.
“You also have to be concerned about 3,000 soldiers getting back on a
ship. Where is disease most transmittable? When you’re in a very close
confines on a ship, we all know about cruises and how they get these
diarrhea viruses that are transmitted very easily,” he said. “Can you
imagine if a whole ship full of our soldiers catch Ebola?”
Even in the age of modern medicine, the Ebola outbreak could pose
serious harm to Americans. It is currently 100 times larger than any
previous outbreak in history.
Paul recommends we completely quarantine African countries like
Britain and France have done in order to decrease the chances of Ebola
spreading on American soil.
The patient in Dallas who was diagnosed with Ebola had visited Liberia before bringing the disease to the U.S.
In times of crisis, it’s important to know how to stay alive.