For weeks now, we have been told that there is no reason to panic about Ebola exposure. We are faced with a constant barrage of quacks on television condescendingly telling us the difference between panic-induced reactions, and the science that we should be relying on in relation to the risks of contracting Ebola.
Direct contact with an infected person's bodily fluids is required, they said, and then proceeded to fill 53 barrels with the personal belongings of the three Dallas-area patients, and send them off for incineration.
Yesterday, the contact group of the first victim was released from quarantine. We are told that none of them contracted the disease.
How in the world can that be true? How did the family of Thomas Duncan care for him during at least 4 days of Ebola symptoms without contracting the virus, while two nurses that cared for him using CDC protocols and protective gear, did?
I have no trust in this government or their response to this outbreak. My heart breaks for Duncan's family, as they have lost him, as well as any personal keepsakes from his life. If the two nurses recover, they will return home to apartments void of their clothing, carpet, and other personal items. How is that justified, when 'science' says Ebola can't live outside the body for more than six days?