Hey, Remember Ebola?
Kind of disappeared pretty quickly, didn't it? That's because it was affecting the election:
- At the urging of the Obama Administration, the Associated Press and other news outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed.
The administration and liberal activists were upset with coverage in the run-up to the midterm elections.
They've done a good job burying it. No one has seen or heard from the Ebola "czar" since he was appointed. But a little digging reveals this:
- Forty-eight travelers who have returned to Minnesota from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa are being monitored by state health officials for 21 days to make sure they don’t have any signs of the deadly virus, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday.
[...] Minnesota — with its large population of Liberian natives — receives the seventh most travelers and was next in line. Monitoring in the state started when Gov. Mark Dayton announced the program Oct. 27. The state will provide weekly updates on its monitoring activities.
Wednesday’s report cited an additional 12 people who either returned recently and still are being contacted, or haven’t been located yet because of inadequate or incorrect contact information.
25% of the monitored cases have disappeared. That isn't to say they're out spreading the disease, but no one is watching them any more. But that isn't the only story:
- The number of people under “active monitoring” for Ebola symptoms has increased from 117 on Monday to 357 people Wednesday, health officials said.
The vast majority of those being monitored arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement.
Again, no active infections (as far as anyone knows), but from a three known positive cases, over 400 people are now being actively monitored...at least 400 that they can find. Anyone think that shutting down air travel from infected regions might be a good idea yet?
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