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Of course: Guess what might be to blame for the first ever diagnosis of Ebola in US

By Doug Powers  •  September 30, 2014 09:46 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In the past week, a woman was beheaded in Oklahoma and now a case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the U.S. for the first time ever. Factor in other goings-on and the wheels have definitely come off.

Just two weeks ago, President Obama said somebody with Ebola “reaching our shores” was an “unlikely event”:

First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home.

How’s that going?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Tuesday that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case diagnosed in the United States.

The patient left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden told reporters at a press conference Tuesday. It’s the first patient to be diagnosed with this particular strain of Ebola outside of Africa.

“[The patient] had no symptoms when departing Liberia or entering this country. But four or five days later on the 24th of September, he began to develop symptoms,” said Frieden.

The patient, who was in the U.S. visiting family in Texas, initially sought care on September 26, but was sent home and was not admitted until two days later.

Do not panic. The State Department is working on deploying an anti-Ebola hashtag as we speak.

At tomorrow’s WH presser I’m expecting Josh Earnest to remind Americans not to worry because the Ebola virus will eventually be killed off by the tuberculosis that’s slipping through the porous border.

But the coup de grâce is this:

Climate change is also causing embarrassing predictability.


It’s funny, in a stupid/sad way, that climate change alarmists who might blame the Ebola outbreak on global warming (i.e. industrialization and capitalism) will subsequently beg First World countries to send medical help and of course billions of dollars because it’s the only hope to stem the spread of the disease.

**Written by Doug Powers

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