It wasn't long ago when the Obama Administration was assuring Americans that there were "screening" procedures in place at the border to prevent Ebola from being transmitted into the country. Now, it's becoming clear that the federal government won't even trouble itself to ask questions of doctors who were directly working with the disease in Africa.
The Ebola outbreak continues to spiral out of control. Near the epicenter of the epidemic in West Africa, more than 3,400 people have died and more than 7,000 people have been infected with the virus. Officials are scrambling to contain the outbreak at its source and keep it from spreading.
The World Health Organization is sending doctors to countries where the virus is most prevalent — Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to one of the doctors, Dr. Aileen Marty, who recently returned home to Miami after spending 31 days in Nigeria. She says she was surprised what happened when she arrived at Miami International Airport.
“I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been in Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,” Marty said.
“Not a single test?” Ramos asked her, surprised.
“Nothing,” Marty answered.
[Dr. Aileen Marty tells Fusion what she saw fighting Ebola in Nigeria, by America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, October 12, 2014]
Jorge Ramos is of course one of the most prominent spokesmen for amnesty and mass immigration. Yet even he couldn't believe that the federal government wouldn't bother checking a doctor who was directly exposed to the disease.
Rush Limbaugh just got in trouble for suggesting that Obama wants Americans to get Ebola. The charge is probably overstated. But the real question is — if Barack Obama really did want Americans to get Ebola, would he be doing anything differently?