Doctors concerned by CDC’s lack of response to Ebola
October 10, 2014
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to only half the calls it is receiving from doctors reporting Ebola-like symptoms in patients, according to doctors who spoke to Infowars medical correspondent Dr. Edward Group.
The CDC’s lackluster response to upwards of 40 calls a day regarding potential Ebola cases is disturbing to the medical professionals who spoke to Dr. Group and it follows a similar pattern of performance by CDC officials who were slow to decontaminate both the apartment of the late Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan and the ambulance used to transport him to the hospital.
When asked to comment on the response rate to these calls, the CDC Media Relations office at first referred us to its unrelated “CDC Hotline” and then refused to connect us directly to a public information officer on a sequential call because the office is screening questions from the press.
It’s no wonder then that doctors are having similar problems reaching the CDC, and such behavior is typical of the agency, which has so far placed more emphasis on the proper burial of Ebola victims than following proper disease protocols meant to prevent the virus from spreading in the first place.
Case in point, the CDC is now instructing funeral homes to bury Ebola victims in sealed caskets and had previously warned funeral workers not to embalm corpses.
Additionally, previous reports suggested the CDC had purchased thousands of airtight coffin liners and were storing them in Madison, Georgia.
“Owners of the property leased to store the hermetically sealing plastic coffins stated that it was the CDC that had rented the land for storage of the coffins,” wrote journalist Brandon Smith. “Confirmation from the CDC has not been forthcoming.”
But when it comes to preventing the spread of Ebola, the CDC’s director, Dr. Tom Frieden, is against stopping travelers from Ebola-struck countries who were potentially exposed to the disease and want to enter the U.S.
“I have been asked whether we should stop travel to Liberia,” he said. “The answer is no: to keep Americans and people in non-affected countries safe, we must continue to work to support efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.”
It’s a stretch for Dr. Frieden to suggest that Americans are being kept safe from Ebola considering that multiple people are still in quarantine after coming into close contact with Duncan, a Liberian national who died from the disease a few weeks after arriving in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 20.
This would never have happened had the Obama administration restricted travel from Liberia and other West African nations in the first place.
This article was posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm