No doubt this is the greatest nation in the world…
But I get the willies when I think that our Government could not handle a natural disaster such as Katrina, that the Secret Service cannot protect the President of the United States, that those in charge of controlling the borders can't control it, but, somehow the Government will keep us safe from Ebola. I'm just saying…
The US has declared a metaphorical war on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We couldn't win the war on drugs, the war on poverty, the war in Afghanistan and many of the other wars we entered without honor or humanity but Obama believes we can defeat a deadly virus with 3,000 troops. Oh my.
Ebola isn’t the Islamic State. It’s a virus. You can’t bomb a virus or shoot it either.
Yet the Obama Administration has assigned 3,000 U.S. military personnel to fight this metaphorical war.
The President identified the Ebola outbreak "as a top national security priority," and he’s worried that it could "contribute to political instability in the region" and that left unchecked, the virus could transform and become more contagious."
The U.S. has already spent more than one hundred million dollars responding to the outbreak that may have caused more than twenty two hundred deaths so far.
The Defense Department has asked Congress for $500-million to provide immediate aid.
The World Health Organization issued a statement saying that the number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks and end up costing one billion dollars to pay health workers, busing supplies & tracing people who have been exposed.
It's a tragedy on so many levels.
The CDC issued a report stating that between 500,550 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the deadly Ebola virus by January 20, 2015.
Ebola statistics are based on multiple sources of information and the number of cases - divided between suspected, probable and confirmed cases and are being revised every day.
Big Pharma is working on a vaccine--in coordination with the FDA & CDC—that’s being tested right now.
Big Pharma wields enormous influence over prescription drugs and medical devices around the globe and contributes heavily to the annual budget of the FDA which is charged with regulating drugs and devices made by those companies.
The global market for pharmaceuticals is expected to top one trillion dollars in sales in 2014.
Follow the money, folks.