Did Emory just want an Ebola guinea pig?
August 07, 2014 06:10 PM | 1022 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Concerning Ebola: I’m old enough to remember when we didn’t allow persons with communicable diseases into our country. Of course, everything is coming over our Southern border, including drug resistant TB, measles, chicken pox, lice, terrorists, etc. Who cares? Certainly not our government!

Now we are allowing Ebola in. What in the world is going on? The doctor who went over to Africa to help with the Ebola epidemic surely knew to wear protective clothing. Did it get through the Hazmat suit? If that’s the case, how can the doctors be protected here? We’re now being told it’s very hard to get. Not airborne.

Isn’t CDC supervising this in some way? If that’s the case, they discovered six vials of smallpox while cleaning out an old storage room in a government building in Maryland. Also, recently I seem to remember they mishandled some anthrax and some of the employees may have been exposed. The Head Man was fired.

No person or system is perfect and accidents can happen to anybody, anytime. We don’t need a goof with Ebola and the best way that a goof would not start an epidemic here is for the Ebola not to be here. We’ve been told there’s no treatment, only supportive care until the body heals itself. Couldn’t that have happened in Africa where they contacted it?

Does Emory just want a guinea pig to work with? They’d be the heroes of the world if they discovered a vaccine or treatment, but just suppose it gets loose here and thousands die. Is it worth the chance?

Dee Worthy

Austell

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