RUSH: From The Politico: “Possible Second Ebola Case in Dallas — Dallas health officials are warning that a second case of Ebola — afflicting someone close to the first patient — is quite likely. Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, told WFAA [Eyeball News] this morning that all people who have been in close contact with the patient are being monitored.
“‘Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,’ he said.” Now, wait a minute. I thought it was very hard to catch Ebola, especially in the United States. We were told that by the president. Of course, he also told us we could keep our doctor and our plan, and he also told us our premiums are gonna come down $2,500.
He also told us that the stimulus was gonna create shovel-ready jobs and rebuild roads and bridges. He also told us he was gonna secure the border. Oh, no, wait. He didn’t tell us that. Here’s more from Dr. Thompson in Dallas: “So this is real. There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment.”
Now, if I’m reading this right, we’re being told that a relative of the first patient might have also contracted Ebola, and we’re being told that it is hard to get. From the UK Telegraph: “The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in America was initially sent home with antibiotics after doctors failed to recognize symptoms of the deadly disease.” Now, you notice how the rest of the Drive-By Media have not been reporting this minor detail?
This is in the UK Telegraph, this minor detail that the first Ebola victim was sent home with antibiotics because the doctors didn’t recognize it at first. Now, again, we have been told we have nothing to worry about with Ebola because the symptoms are so easy to recognize, and we have better medical systems than anywhere in the world, and we got the serum (except we’re out of it) and we have better quarantine facilities.
I have a bad feeling about this, I’m just gonna tell you, in a lot of ways. The disease itself, and when you have a Regime like this one? If something gets out of hand, the way they want to control it would be to limit people’s movements and so forth. This is not good. Let’s go to the audio sound bites. I want to take you back. I want you to listen to this. I want to go all the way back to July 30th of 2014. This is when I first started talking about Ebola after having discovered it breaking out, if you will, in Africa.
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RUSH ARCHIVE: You have to stop the spread, which means you have to shut down airports. You cannot let people leave, and this is what some of these original three African countries did. Somebody got on an airplane to Lagos, Nigeria, and that’s all it has taken. Now everybody is worried that this the thing could become global. Who knows! I’m not trying to create a panic here, but one of the ways that you deal with this is to close your border in and out. If you are a country, if you’re an origin country, the only way to contain this is to contain it. The only way to treat it is to contain it.
In the good old days — and it’s not that long ago — a threat like this would be met by a nation closing its borders and ports of entry to the countries where the disease is running rampant. Not everybody, just to the countries where the disease is running rampant. Now, we would never do that of course. That would be unfair, that would be discriminatory, that would be mean. The way it’s looked at by many in our country: “It’s not fair that they get Ebola and we don’t. Whoa, whoa, whoa! That’s not fair,” and people do have that attitude about it.
I’ve talked to people, “What is it about Africa? Why does all of this happen in Africa? It isn’t fair.”
What, do you want it to happen in more places?
“Well, it does seem like it’s sorta unfair to Africa,” as though the disease is picking.
It’s spread by the fruit bat. Do you have any fruit bats on your farm? That’s one of the carriers of Ebola. At any rate, keep a sharp eye on this, folks. Stay tuned to it.
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RUSH: July 30th. July 30th on this program, that was me, your beloved host. That’s how out-front of this we’ve been — on the cutting edge, if you will — and I did hear that. I actually had people, ’cause this was not the first day we talked about it. I actually had people e-mail me, and I know anybody can say anything in e-mail. They might have been taunting me, but I don’t doubt this is legitimate.
People asked, “Why does all this happen in Africa? It’s so unfair. What did Africa ever do? Why does this happen there? It’s just not fair.” The way political correctness works, I mean, you look at some of the wacko things that young people come out of school believing. We had young women call the other day from Homer, Alaska, who told us that young people today are being told that just because they’re “born white,” they are oppressors.
They have to stop oppressing, take conscious action not to oppress people simply because they’re white — and that’s just one extreme. So people are being guilted like you can’t believe over things they have no control over: The color of their skin, who their parents are, any number of things. So it’s not a stretch to believe that some out there who are totally absorbed by political correctness would think, “Well, it’s not fair that Africa alone should have Ebola. Why should they bear the burden?”
I cannot emphasize enough that this is a another way to illustrate how drastically things have changed. It wasn’t that long ago where something like this happens — and there’s no cure for this, this is a death sentence — responsible leaders would close this country off to anybody who had been or was from one of the origin countries, in this case three in Africa. They’d do it no matter how mean it sounded, because the responsibility of leadership in this country is defend and protect the people of this country.
But the way political correctness has evolved, we’re not special. “In fact, not only are we not special, we may be to blame for all of these horrible things that happen to other people around the world. So we can’t take steps to protect ourselves if they don’t have to the same ability. That isn’t fair!” We are teaching people to think that way — and I dare say, some of them have actually ascended to leadership positions in our current government.
They’ve been taught this by deranged leftists in the education system for a generation now, maybe longer. Not just in middle school and high school, but in university level as well. Do not doubt me on this. There are people running around who think it’s unfair to protect ourselves if nobody else has the same ability. We shouldn’t have any more ability, we shouldn’t have any more advanced systems anybody else does.
If we do, we should share them — and if we’re not gonna share them, we shouldn’t shut them out and so forth because it’s not fair. I’m not kidding you. (sigh) That’s the degree to which so many people in this country just had guilt upon guilt ladled on them, and it really is a serious problem. Now, we know that the first Ebola patient in Dallas was told to go home and take antibiotics.
According to this report today from Reuters, “Dr. Goodman said the hospital is reviewing what they might have missed on the patient’s initial visit. ‘Our staff is thoroughly trained on infectious disease protocols. We have been meeting literally for weeks in anticipation of such an event,’ he said.” So not even doctors who were trained to recognize Ebola, who were on the lookout for it, caught it.
Even they didn’t recognize it when it was dropped in their laps — and, by the way, it mimics a lot of things at first. It mimics the flu, primarily, or the common cold at first. Headache, nausea, stuffy nose, runny nose. After a while you know it’s not the flu, but you don’t know that instantly. You have to be tested, actually have to test the blood to find the presence of antibodies and so forth.
Because it is a fooler. But there isn’t any cure, and there’s not a vaccine. So my point is, these doctors say, “Hey, we were trained. We’ve been on the lookout for this ever since we got word of this from the World Health Organization and tracking what’s going on in Africa.” And still they had a case, and they sent the guy home with antibiotics. Why? Well, the president said it’s hard to get, not gonna happen here, we got systems for it.
This guy went home for two whole days. This patient was home for two whole days and now somebody else in close proximity to him has also contracted it. It is contagious. You can’t get it by breathing or inhaling. It takes more than that. But all you have to do is come in contact with bodily fluids which is not hard around the house. Let’s go back to September 16th in Atlanta at the Centers for Disease Control. President Obama spoke about the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
OBAMA: The chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we are prepared here at home.
RUSH: And once again, what he says has been totally obliterated by fact, but why does he say it? Is it this never-ending faith that if somebody at the government, the precious federal government tells you it’s gonna be okay, people automatically believe it? This guy doesn’t. Do you think he knows Ebola from eshmola? Really, we haven’t had somebody as unqualified serve in this office as this guy in a long time. But yet here he comes: “In the unlikely event somebody with Ebola does reach our shores,” after saying it couldn’t happen, “we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home.” What new measures? He just goes out and says stuff, just go say it, that’s all, just say it, make a speech, give some remarks, that will make people feel better.
It’s almost like these leftists think that’s all you have to do, just go out and say it. “We’re not gonna let it happen here,” and it isn’t gonna happen. Doesn’t really take any work. You just have to say it isn’t gonna happen, and you’ve done your job. How are airport screeners gonna recognize somebody has Ebola when doctors can’t spot it right off the bat? Not a cut on doctors. You can’t spot this disease by looking at it. It mimics too many other diseases. The only way you can spot it is if it’s in advance stage, if somebody’s in their second week or late stage first week. Airport screeners? They’re too busy making grandma strip to notice somebody with Ebola.