Most of us are aware of the recent outbreak of the ebola virus in Africa.
Three countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, seem to be the cradle of the most recent outbreak and it has been spreading.
Recently the top doctor treating and managing the patients ( there is no cure, and the disease is roughly 60% to 80% fatal) has contracted the disease, and died from it.
Today the Peace Corps has announced it is evacuating all volunteers from the affected area. Missionary groups have also begun to withdraw their members as well.
The dangers are so real that some humanitarian organizations are pulling out to protect their own.
Samaritan’s Purse — an international evangelical Christian humanitarian agency — and the missionary group Serving in Mission have recalled all nonessential personnel from Liberia.
The Liberian Assistant Minister of Health has publicly stated the following:
“Our government has declared this now as a humanitarian crisis that is above the control of the national government,”
With all of that as prelude I now must ask the following questions.
Why is our President now pledging to go forward with a meeting of African Leaders?
The CDC in Atlanta has sent a plane to Liberia to bring infected Ebola patients back to the US for treatment. This is the same CDC that recently admitted to having lost several dangerous infectious agents and discovering hidden caches of small pox which was thought to have been destroyed decades ago.
What is the benefit?
Our southern border is being overrun with tens of thousands of migrants many of whom carry and are actively infected with contagious diseases which have not been seen in the US for a generation. Variations of diseases are being brought into the US for which our medical system is woefully unprepared.
I truly have no answer. None. But I truly believe the questions MUST be asked.
Keep the Faith!