Sen. David “Diaper Boy” Vitter (R-LA) is urging his fellow senators not to approve President Obama’s request for money to fight Ebola because it “focuses on Africa.”
“The reality is that this [Ebola] epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better. But right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. Right now, the world has the responsibility to act, to step up and to do more. The United States of America intends to do more.”
I wish he’d given this speech sooner, but I’m glad we’re finally getting more involved. There’s certainly plenty of other awful stuff going on in the world, but Ebola has to be a priority too.
“This [ebola] epidemic is unprecedented, absolutely out of control and the situation can only get worse….”
Bart Janssens, Doctors Without Borders
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive two ebola patients who will be kept in a special isolation unit. Good luck with that, Emory.
It’s the two Americans from Samaritan’s Purse who are gravely ill with the disease in Liberia, Dr. Keith Brantly and Nancy Writebol. They will be flown here individually. I would like to help them, as well as the Africans currently stricken, with the best help American medicine can offer. I’d just prefer to do it there, not here.
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