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Ebola becomes a reality in the US and Stephen Kings ‘The Stand’ may be next

September 30, 2014

imagesIn the 1991 book ‘The Stand’, by Stephen King, an epidemic that wiped out more than 50% of the United states was initiated by one lone man. In the story he was an Air force security guard at an Top Secret bio-weapons laboratory. When one of the bugs they were working on got loose and the alarm sounded he left his post and with his wife and child drove across the country trying to get away from what was happening in the lab. Unfortunately as he crossed the nation he unknowingly spread the virus to everyone he encountered, and they in turn etc, etc.

Back now to the real world where we have the Ebola virus spreading unchecked across the face of Africa. What makes anyone think that because it is on the other side of the world it will not eventually reach out and touch us here in America? The experts on site are speaking of a quarter of a million people exposed to the virus with tens of thousands of dead and dying, and we sit here and think boy I’m glad I do not live over there. Wake up America…

Our government in its infinite wisdom brought three people back to the US who had the virus “for treatment”. In this day and age when we can not assure the safety of our President in the White House how do we expect that same government to insure the virus does not get released to the general population? The odds of someone from Africa returning home caring the virus is growing daily and it is more a matter of not if, but when will the virus takes a hold here in the US.

A man was admitted just the other day to the Dallas-based Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
with signs of Ebola after he returned from an overseas trip.
Is this the start of our own Ebola epidemic?
Shouldn’t we restrict travel to countries that have the virus?
If our leaders attended more than 60% of their national security briefings
maybe they would know we have to tighten travel to African nations.

It was confirmed today by the CDC

that this is the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2014 9:33 pm

    How many foreigners have visited and returned from Africa to their homelands? Too many. Can the WHO quarantine entire countries? Perhaps so, but I believe it is really possible to prevent the spread of a disease in these times of easy transportation.

    And now that we have our own case, should Dallas be quarantined, or Texas, or even the USA? Maybe, but it won’t happen.

    A conspiracy theory: perhaps we brought the American back here to treat because we secretly have the antidote, but not enough to share with the whole world. Treat an American overseas for Ebola and somebody would find out and then the USA would have a huge black eye for not curing all the sick in Africa. So bring them back here, cure them and cover it up.


  2. Del permalink
    October 1, 2014 3:28 am

    My Gosh Pete hope you fly into the Houston airport when you go outside this year…


  3. Jon permalink
    October 2, 2014 11:36 am

    Oh, but wait, didn’t our illustrious leader say that there was no chance or close to zero chance of ebola coming to the U.S.?
    Or, more to the truth, believe the opposite of what this administration says; once again it has proven itself out.
    I suppose there aren’t any terrorists here either.


  4. October 4, 2014 6:34 pm

    it seems natural and inevitable to me. time for Earth to get rid of the current dinosaurs and start over again.


  5. Terry permalink
    October 5, 2014 2:17 am

    It’s not just ebola, or the immigrants. It’s like no one who sees what’s happening can do anything…Maybe tried2be is right…time to get rid of these dinosaurs and move on.


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