Threat of a Unites States based Ebola pandemic is being monitored closely by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, in order to stop the virus in its tracks before it spirals out of control. The CDC has announced that it will deploy a S.W.A.T. team of specially trained Ebola physicians to any hospital that finds an Ebola victim in its facility. Despite the overwhelming support from the specialized organizations, an absence of our own Surgeon General has left some wondering what the United States government is doing to fight the Ebola virus.
On Wednesday night, the White House convened to ease public concerns over the threat of Ebola. President Obama convened an emergency meeting at the White House to discuss the Ebola outbreak and create a strategy to minimize the spread of the virus, while easing the minds of the general public. President Obama called the emergency meeting after canceling campaign activities, instead opting to vigorously defend the protocols that are currently in place to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading. He adamantly expressed that properly following the protocols are key to containing the spread.
“If we do these protocols properly… the likelihood of widespread Ebola outbreaks in this country are very, very low,”
The White House Ebola meeting featured key representatives from the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and top level White House Officials. The high level meeting was necessary after a third Ebola victim was identified when the CDC allowed her to travel from Dallas to Ohio by plane, after she called them to report a fever and inquire about safe travel. She was concerned enough regarding her symptoms that she felt the official travel authorization was warranted. It is unknown how many potential victims she infected during her travels. Although the chance of catching the virus is low, President Obama stressed that the White House is taking the Ebola threat seriously.
“we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government.”
Despite the handful of confirmed cases in the United States, there are some individuals who believe there is not enough being done to stop the spread, and others believe it to be a government conspiracy to control the population. The conspiracy aspect may be perpetuated by the attendance of the Department of Defense at the emergency meeting.
With the White House in crisis mode, and President Obama’s cancellation of his campaign activities, the United States can only wait and see how the Ebola scare is handled on an ongoing basis. What are your thoughts on the White House meeting?
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