Obama bureaucrat Sylvia Burwell, who took the mantle at Health and Human Services from incompetent Kathleen Sebelius, told the Today Show the federal government is “doing everything we can to protect health care workers” from exposure to the deadly Ebola virus.
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This is patently untrue. The government is doing virtually nothing to protect health care workers. In fact, government policy is making certain the disease spreads in the United States. Government facilitates the spread of the disease by allowing people from West Africa to enter the country.
It has responded to criticism by measuring the temperature of travelers arriving from Africa. "Is this going to help stop Ebola from coming into the country? Highly, highly, highly unlikely,” remarked Dr. Jay Keystone, a senior staff physician at Toronto General Hospital’s tropical disease unit. He characterized the government effort as “optics to make the country feel safer." In other words, it is a public relations stunt.
Doctors and nurses are angry at the government. Because the CDC insists a “protocol breach” resulted in the infection of a Dallas nurse while caring for patient zero, who died from the disease.
Protocols the CDC said were in place and violated in fact never existed. The government does not provide help and assistance to hospitals. The director of the National Nurses Union RoseAnn DeMoro and union co-director Deborah Burger said nurses and hospital staff are “unsupported, unprepared, lied to and deserted” by corporate hospitals, the CDC and the government.
“The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place and are not in place anywhere in the United States, as far as we can tell,” DeMoro said.
In addition to lying and denying support, the CDC and the government have consistently downplayed the danger of Ebola. Disease experts have responded to government assurances by saying not enough is known about this particular Ebola strain. "Being dogmatic is, I think, ill-advised, because there are too many unknowns here,” Dr. Philip K. Russell, a virologist who oversaw Ebola research while heading the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Development Command, told the Los Angeles Times.
The CDC also insists any hospital in the country can adequately deal with the disease. "Essentially any hospital in the country can safely take care of Ebola,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, the top bureaucrat at the CDC, said on Tuesday.
This obviously is not the case at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where an inadequately protected nurse, Nina Pham, was infected while caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Pham’s boyfriend and dog may also be infected.
Finally, the CDC has said doctors and nurses only need googles and cloth face masks when treating Ebola patients. But when CDC employees deal with Ebola, they wear full hazmat suits with respirators.
Frieden, Burwell and all the other federal bureaucrats are either lying to the public or are wholly incompetent. They routinely put the lives of doctors and nurses at risk.
This is to be expected. The federal government is not interested in the health and welfare of the people. It is in place to service large corporations and banks. Obamacare makes this painfully obvious. Insurance corporations and Big Pharma spent millions lobbying for the passage of the law that now forces Americans to buy insurance at gunpoint. It has degraded the quality of healthcare for millions of Americans.
“Obamacare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside,” The Hill reported last year.
The law was written by former WellPoint VP Elizabeth Fowler and her boss, Sen. Max Baucus.
Ebola is a deadly disease. But government is more deadly. This is demonstrated over and over every time the CDC, the bureau of Health and Human Services and other government agencies claim to help the American people when, in fact, they are servicing transnational corporations and banks.
Ronald Reagan, for all his faults and subservience to the corporate elite, was correct, or his speechwriters were correct, when they proclaimed: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”