So, I was in the supermarket today, and I noticed that one of the tabloids is featuring a story titled "Obama's Ebola Blunders Revealed."
Blunders. Here's the story to date:
Number of Ebola Cases in the U.S: 4
Number contracted in a foreign country by someone who then came to the U.S: 2
Number of those who died: 1
Number contracted in the US: 2
Number of those who died: 0
Number of American citizens who contracted Ebola: 3
Number of American citizens who died: 0
In summary: two people got Ebola in the United States and both of them survived.
By contrast, since Thomas Duncan, the one fatality listed above, first went to a hospital in Texas, something around 1300 people have been killed in this country with firearms. And that many die every day from smoking related causes.
And let us remember that President Saint Ronnie Reagan saw over 20,000 people in this country die of AIDS before he even mentioned the subject in public, let alone did anything about it.
Of course, you will have noticed that once the recent election was over and the Republicans have no need to paralyze the American populace with fear, Ebola has pretty much totally disappeared from the news. Still, while it lasted, it was great fun, I guess, beating up on the President for a situation which he seems to have handled pretty spectacularly.