October 22, 2014
Amidst the propaganda surrounding ebola and the specter of forced quarantine, mandatory vaccination, the police state, fear porn exposing ebola around every single corner and under every single bed, as well as credible suggestions that ebola is not actually infecting anyone in the cases presented by the government and media, it is hard to determine the seriousness of the threat posed by the disease to the United States.
As mentioned above, there are a number of outlets and researchers suggesting the possibility that ebola is a manufactured threat being used to terrify Americans into compliance with even greater violations of their civil rights, an increase of the police state, forced vaccination, and dislocation. This suggestion is indeed a distinct possibility and one that should not be ignored. However, for the purposes of this article, we will work on the assumption that ebola is indeed inside the United States and that the disease is posing a real threat to public health.
Assuming that the threat of ebola is real, there are a number of solutions to the festering pandemic that are acutely being ignored. Travel bans from affected areas, greater screening at airports and other national access points, particularly the U.S./Mexico border have all been largely ignored until recently. A comprehensive policy of treatment and containment of the disease that does not entail the implementation of martial law and the violation of Constitutional rights also appears to be nonexistent.
Yet there is also a more long term set of solutions that must be implemented in order to prevent the disease from spreading and to prevent its appearance in the first place. The end of austerity, the rebuilding of economic opportunity, access to proper nutrition, and the progress and development of the American health system are all essential to treating and preventing ebola and disease like it.