Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ah. THAT'S Why.

Of course we have to have more gummit so we pay a big salary for a guy whose resume is one long string of FAIL and call him Ebola Czar.  He apparently isn't showing up for WH meetings on the subject since he was named Czar, either.  Not that he's actually anything but a waste of American taxpayer money.

Thing is, we already had someone in place whose job is to deal with just such things, Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at HHS.  Her job is “to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies.”

And on Sept. 11 she told the Washington Post that her office was prepared “to ensure that U.S. health care providers, hospitals, health clinics, emergency medical services … have the information they need to be prepared to identify and treat Ebola infections, in case anyone in the United States becomes sick after traveling from affected countries or from contact with infected individuals.” 

But Dr. Lurie has is not only MD but she's been MIA as well.  And now maybe we know why.  Whatever else she's good at, Dr. Lurie has also been good at steering huge contracts for vaccines nobody wants to big Obama donor companies.   So maybe appointing a NEW political hack rather than possibly stirring this pot again was deemed a better idea.

And remember I commented that the top heads of government agencies will do as they are told?  Did you know that there's been another person who was flown back from Africa under treatment for ebola in Atlanta that the press missed knowing about?  Fortunately, he has recovered and quietly gone home, but nobody knew he was there.  So you think the government will necessarily be up front with the public about what's going on?

h/t weaselzippers.com