– NYC officials: Ebola patient rode the subway just hours before level-4 biohazard infection confirmed (Natural News, Oct 24, 2014):
Ebola is now confirmed in New York City. I’ve just finished watching the press conference with Cuomo, de Blasio and Dr. Mary Travi Bassett, and what I’m hearing from these people is extremely irresponsible to public safety.
For starters, every official in the press conference repeated over and over again that there was near-zero risk of anyone contracting Ebola from Dr. Spencer, even though he visited bowling alleys, rode in an Uber car and traveled in the NYC subway system just hours before being confirmed positive with Ebola. Yet as Dr. Bassett explained, once Dr. Spencer had a fever, he was “removed from his home in an orderly manner” by health workers who were “wearing full protective gear.”
Why is full protective gear necessary if Dr. Spencer isn’t contagious as they claim? Logically, you can’t have it both ways: either Dr. Spencer is contagious and the gear is necessary, or he’s not contagious and there’s no reason to wear the gear. But if there’s no reason to wear the gear, then why were health workers wearing the gear?
Essentially, NYC officials think we are all just so incredibly stupid that we won’t notice this glaring contradiction.
Dr. Spencer rode the subway just hours earlier
Secondly, Dr. Bassett confirmed that Dr. Spencer rode on the A Train, the No. 1 train and the L train, all part of the New York subway transit system. But none of the New York health officials expressed any concern whatsoever about the fact that an Ebola carrier was running around the NYC subway system. This is a disingenuous and even dangerous P.R. strategy to try to downplay the severity of what’s really happening: a level-4 biohazard virus with no known treatments or cures is now on the loose in New York City.
In fact, NYC officials adopted an excuse-making stance for Dr. Spencer, stating, “He limited his contact with people” even though other news reports have stated he was at bowling alleys and traveling on the NYC subway systems. These two statements contradict each other, obviously, yet somehow NYC officials assign no blame whatsoever to Dr. Spencer, even going out of their way to make excuses for him. “He took his temperature three times a day… he went jogging so he couldn’t have been very ill… he’s a doctor so he knows what he’s dealing with…” etc. Apparently Dr. Spencer can do no wrong, even if he may have exposed any number of New Yorkers to a possible Ebola infection.
Make no mistake that if Dr. Spencer had been named Dr. Abdul Mohamad and was a suspected member of ISIS, he would be called a “bioterrorist” and accused of intentionally trying to infect people. But when the exact same behavior is observed in a western doctor, all the government officials immediately leap to making excuses for his highly unethical behavior of running around New York City even after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa. If Dr. Spencer is intelligent enough to be a doctor, why isn’t he intelligent enough to know he might put Americans’ lives at risk by interacting with the New York City public after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa? You can bet that if Sarah Palin did the exact same thing, the liberal media would label her a serial killer…
Ebola isn’t hard to catch; it’s easy to catch which is why Dr. Spencer caught it
At the beginning of the press conference, New York Governor Cuomo stated, “Ebola is hard to catch.” But if it’s so hard to catch, then how did Dr. Spencer catch it? He obviously was not aware that he caught it, which means Ebola spreads so easily that it can infect you without you even knowing it.
That reality cannot be reconciled with the endlessly repeated quack medical claim that “Ebola is hard to catch.” Clearly, Ebola is so easy to catch that even heavily geared-up doctors with top-notch western medicine training still manage to catch it without having any clue that they did.
When will the Ebola lies ever stop? Probably never. Even if Ebola runs loose through New York City, infecting dozens, or hundreds or thousands of people, you can always count on NYC officials to tell you over and over again how they have everything under control, and there’s no problem, and you should go back to sleepwalking through life without any real awareness of the global pandemic unfolding right before our eyes.
Essentially, government officials have arrived at the conclusion that the public simply can’t be allowed to learn the truth about Ebola and therefore the best policy is to downplay the real risks and hope the voters are too stupid to notice. That strategy, of course, is exactly how people like Cuomo and de Blasio got elected in the first place.