Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have embraced the Democrat maxim: never let a good crisis go to waste.
Mark made a big splash today when he announced Facebook will give the Centers for Disease Control Foundation $25 million.
“The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed,” Zuckerberg said in a statement posted to his Facebook page.
The CDC Foundation has established a Global Disaster Response Fund and states it “is currently activated to support CDC’s response to the West African Outbreak. You can help with CDC’s Ebola response by making a donation to the fund. The fund will provide assistance and supplies, which enable CDC staff to respond quickly to changing circumstances and needs.”
So far, the CDC has done little to address Ebola. It has announced hospitals in the U.S. are floundering amidst “system failures.” The CDC boss Frieden suggested last week that preventing flights from Liberia and other Western African nations where the disease is out of control would be counter productive.
Obviously, the CDC doesn’t have a clue. Neither does Mark Zuckerberg.
Throwing feel good PR money at Ebola will do nothing to stem the spread of the disease.