How would you Know if your Government were Telling the Truth about Ebola in Texas?

Heh! Trick question! When was the last time our government was completely truthful about anything? How’s your healthcare living up to promises lately? But seriously, if you want to know what they expect to happen after our first case of Ebola was confirmed by the CDC in Dallas, Texas, you should first look at what they say about it, and then look at how they act. Clearly, how they prepare – what they actually do – is a better indicator of what they believe than what they say.

What they say about the current situation in Texas can be summed up by CDC director Thomas Frieden’s statement yesterday as quoted by CBSDFW news in Dallas:

Several minutes into the press conference, Frieden paused and stated clearly, “The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation of this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country.”
Frieden did admit that it is possible that a family member or other person who had contact with the patient while he was infectious could develop Ebola in the coming weeks. But, he said, “There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”

How they are preparing for what they really expect is indicated by a statement issued three weeks ago by Lakeland Industries, Inc. In their statement, they indicated that they were struggling to meet demand for “Hazmat Suits” specifically advertised for Ebola prevention, citing a single U.S. State Department bid for 160,000 suits. As ZeroHedge pointed out today, it’s not clear why the State Department has ordered so many suits of the kind usually chosen to work with airborne viruses, when their official statements indicate that Ebola is not airborne. Screenshot of Lakeland website below provided by ZeroHedge.


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5 responses to “How would you Know if your Government were Telling the Truth about Ebola in Texas?

  1. Ting

    Oh, good grief. I don’t believe anything from the government anymore. that hazmat suit order is not a happy thought.


  2. About the State Dept order for 160,000 airborne-virus hazmat suits, Milady asks, “Is that because they think they’re going to need them, or because they don’t want anybody else to have them?”

    Life in the 2010’s, ain’t it interesting!


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  4. Microbiologist Dr. Gil Mobley boarded a flight in full HazMat gear recently to protest CDC misinformation.
    “If they’re not lying, they are grossly incompetent,” he said, in reference to CDC assurances that the crisis is under control.
    “Yesterday I came through international customs (from Guatamala) at the Atlanta airport,” the doctor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The only question they asked arriving passengers is if they had tobacco or alcohol.”