Medical Experimentation?

Obama's Ebola HazardI’ve already asked the question of whether or not Obama wanted ebola to strike the US. Now, watching the progress of ebola within America, another question comes to my mind. Did Obama and his CDC engage in “medical experimentation” in their handling of the late Thomas Duncan’s fatal and communicable illness.

This is more plausible than one might first believe.

It all comes down to the evidence presented by how Thomas Duncan’s case of ebola was handled.

Why wasn’t Mr. Duncan immediately moved to Emory Hospital, one of the best hospitals in the world for dealing with diseases such as ebola and attached to the CDC? It’s where all or most of the infected medical personnel from Africa have been sent. Barring that, why were the CDC largely uninvolved in the treatment of Mr. Duncan? Why instead were local civilian medical personnel put in charge of it with only CDC-approved protocols for them to follow?

Why, after those protocols were proven to be ineffective, resulting in the infection of one of his nurses, Nina Pham, were CDC staff not subject to emergency briefings reenforcing quarantine and containment procedures for other possibly infected Dallas medical personnel?

The only two answers I can come up with are gross negligence or a planned non-response. While normally I’m among the first to chalk up such things to negligence and/or incompetence, the White House’s and their CDC’s reaction really fits the model for an experiment.

So I have to ask if Obama and his CDC deliberately refused to respond to this initial ebola case in the US as a true emergency requiring the mobilization of CDC resources as a means of testing the in-place procedures and biological disaster response capabilities already in use. After all, various professionals have warned us for over a decade that our response and containment capabilities were lacking and this would be an effective “live fire” exercise to prove or disprove those predictions.

I admit though that it’d be horrendously ironic if this is the case – as it very well might be – since it mean the Black POTUS engaging in “medical experimentation” upon another Black man.

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Obama's Ebola HazardAs most people in the US are probably aware, we have a second case of ebola in America. One of the nurses treating Mr. Duncan contracted ebola from him in the course of providing him treatment in the days before his death from this extremely lethal African virus.

In American pop-culture this would be called a Wildfire scenario.

Obama’s CDC, of course, swiftly responded to contain this breach…of faith and trust, if not the deadly contagion itself.

We’re deeply concerned about this new development. I think the fact that we don’t know of a breach in protocol is concerning because clearly there was a breach in protocol. We have the ability to prevent the spread of Ebola by caring safely for patients.

— Dr. Thomas Frieden

Blaming the victim for what is likely her imminent and horrific death is the sort of classy behavior we’ve come to expect from Obama’s appointees, as is Frieden’s rank prevarication.

To appropriate a tag line from Frieden’s boss, let me be clear – If following the CDC’s protocols while treating one single patient with a well-known disease in a state-of-the-art hospital in a major American city is insufficient to prevent healthcare workers from contracting the disease from the lone patient they’re treating, then those protocols are horribly and lethally flawed!

It’s painfully and patently obvious that we do not have the ability to prevent the spread of Ebola by caring safely for patients – at least, not if we merely abide by the CDC’s protocols. Perhaps, however, used Firestone’s protocols for containment and treating ebola, we would have that ability.

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A Taste Of Africa

File this particular bit of unfortunate irony under the category of World’s Worst Failure in Timing…

DW's A Taste Of Africa
A Taste Of Africa Comes To Dallas!

Dallas Weekly, a 55 year-old, Black-owned and Black-centric newspaper ran this as their cover right as the first case of ebola in America struck a Black man in Dallas, TX. A taste of Africa comes to Dallas indeed. Ouch!

Please note, however, that this issue of DW was designed and scheduled before news broke of the Dallas Ebola victim, who arrived in Dallas from Liberia on the September 20th, went to the hospital on the same day this issue hit the news stands, and was not diagnosed until five days later.

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