Note: Published in 2014
By Cliff Kincaid on October 22, 2014
By failing to impose a travel ban, the Obama administration allowed a carrier of Ebola from Liberia into the United States, where he infected two nurses, one of whom was allowed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to travel on a plane.
The “experts” say they still don’t know how or why two nurses treating the Ebola carrier contracted the disease. So-called “revised guidelines” for handling Ebola have now been issued by the CDC. The pressure is on for an Ebola vaccine.
This is an old story that deserves investigation and comment. Was the “system” working back in the 1970s when hundreds of people got neurological disorders and some died from a swine flu vaccine before it was withdrawn?
Mary Schiavo, a CNN aviation analyst and former inspector general for the Department of Transportation, is not a policy wonk, but she knows a lot about flying in and out of countries and the risks that go with air travel. She notes that just one Ebola case in the U.S. resulted in almost a thousand people being monitored for possible exposure to the virus.
Speaking common sense, she added, “If we leave our borders [open] and don’t have any restrictions on non-essential travel from Ebola countries to the United States, obviously, we will be a country of choice for that, and if one person causes us to hunt for a thousand, just think of those numbers, as they multiply.”
The Los Angeles Times reported that the CDC’s swine flu vaccination campaign resulted in more than 500 people developing Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving the vaccine, while 25 people died.
The CDC says Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.
The New York Times reported the number of dead at 30.
...in the swine flu controversy of 1976 the public health establishment manufactured an “epidemic” for the purpose of scaring people into getting vaccinated. Many people listened to their government and got sick or died. In that case, the CDC Director, Dr. David J. Sencer, was fired. The CDC museum is named after him.
In the case of Ebola, CDC Director Tom Frieden keeps his job while Obama appoints a political fixer to manage the effort, in an attempt to save his political party from outrage over allowing Ebola to gain a foothold on American soil.
The record shows that the first patient ever diagnosed with Ebola on American soil came during the Obama administration, as a result of a deliberate policy to help “fledgling democracies” in West Africa, according to CDC Director Frieden.
That’s politically correct language for giving black Africa special access to the U.S., and putting their interests ahead of America’s.
It didn’t have to happen if the administration had been making it a priority to protect the American people.
In addition to the 1976 swine flu debacle, there were several vaccine scandals involving children during the Clinton administration. A hepatitis B vaccine was withdrawn because it contained a toxic substance, and a vaccine against diarrhea was withdrawn because it, too, was dangerous to children.
In addition to the renewed push for an Ebola vaccine, a “crash” program to develop an HIV/AIDS vaccine has been underway for decades.
An HIV/AIDS vaccine sounds like a good cause. Billions of dollars have been spent by Bill Gates—and American taxpayers—on the program. But what if they get this one wrong, too? And what if a mandatory AIDS vaccine causes HIV/AIDS in millions of healthy people, many of them children and the elderly?