Pants on fire.

So the folks who should know what they are talking about are parroting the line  “Quarantine is ineffective” when it comes to Ebola. I am not sure why the statement was first uttered nor why Anyone would repeat it.

Seriously. How can it Not be effective? Keeping a person who may or may not have a disease under observation until the likelihood has passed that they would show symptoms or develop the disease in order that they will not infect others is “ineffective”?  How so? Why is it a good idea to allow people with potentially deadly diseases to wander around the general population until they are infectious and expose others a better idea? It may be inconvenient for the people returning from affected areas, or who have given care to people here, but it WILL prevent the spread of disease here in the US. The doctors and nurses may not like the idea, but at least they know it will happen…and it will help keep ebola out of OUR population here in the US.

Quarantine works….It has worked for many years in our past.  In fact, I had the pleasure of paying for a cat to be quarantined until it was determined that he did not have rabies a few weeks ago. THis was state law….that the cat remain under observation and was not allowed to interact with others until the time had passed wherein it could be determined if the cat had rabies and could infect others (and whether it had infected me).

Logic would say that if it was effective in that instance to prevent the spread of rabies, and if it has worked in our past to prevent the spread of other diseases, it would be effective now.

I don’t understand why these people are effectively lying when it comes to ebola. I fail to understand their logic, and I wonder what other reasons they have for making these false statements, They are, effectively, putting people’s live at risk.

Quarantine may not be 100% effective. Few things are. But quarantining people likely to be infected upon their return to the general population will greatly reduce the chances that the  virus will be spread in this country.

And really, do they think the rest of us are that stupid as to believe such a statement?

3 thoughts on “Pants on fire.

  1. The people echoing the party line of the administration have an agenda, and it's not particularly associated with the well being of citizens. Obama doesn't want a quarantine, he wants the planes to keep flying in from West Africa. Anything that might get in the way of that has to be marginalized.

  2. Africa's economy is more important than the general well being of our nation in Obama's eyes. The white house is also fighting the potential of quarantining the troops that are returning. The only thing our military should have been used for over there was locking down the ports to keep people from entering and leaving. What a mess the big O has made. And he still won't man up to his mistakes.

  3. 21 day quarantine may not be long enough. Don't need to be in hospital until you show symptoms.
    Might be boring, stuck in your own apartment for a month, but a credit card will get you food delivered outside your door.

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