In Morbum Mendax

Did Obama desire a containable domestic outbreak of ebolaEbola is bad – very, very bad. It is not, however the worst disease plaguing America right now. That seems to the the Lying Disease (Morbum Mendax) and, despite having identified Patient Zero, Morbum Mendax seems to be running rampant in some demographics.

The Obama Regime’s director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Tom Frieden is definitely showing symptoms of the late stages of this contagion. His rant on what is and is not America’s proper response to ebola certainly fits the pathology.

A travel ban is not the right answer. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall – virtual or real – around a community, city, or country. A travel ban would essentially quarantine the more than 22 million people that make up the combined populations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

When a wildfire breaks out we don’t fence it off. We go in to extinguish it before one of the random sparks sets off another outbreak somewhere else.

— CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, M.D.

A complete and utter travel ban is probably not the right answer in the long run but many nations and major airlines had already quarantined the ebola-stricken nations of West Africa until the Unitied Nations, for reasons largely unrelated to- but but blamed up the outbreak, bullied them into promising to lift the quarantine. There is no valid reason why America could institute similar quarantine measures.

You see, despite the lies drooling out of Frieden’s maw, when a wildfire breaks out we do fence it off.  The first order of containing a wildfire is to cordon it off using firebreaks and, where needed, back burns.

It’s both tone deaf and ironic that Frieden chose to use “wildfire” as analogy since in American pop-culture “wildfire” is a phrase used to denote a containment breach involving a deadly disease.

Nor would comprehensive travel restrictions into and from the ebola zone impact any form or strategized and properly managed disease control and relief efforts since a well-regulated and protected could still be put forth that did not include normal, commercial air traffic.

Then, this is the greatest threat posed by Morbum Mendax. It weakens the nation’s immune system and make us all more vulnerable to other infections such as ebola.

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