Ebola has now entered the U.S. because of President Obama’s open-borders policy, charged talk-radio host Michael Savage.
Savage, who has a doctorate in epidemiology, said Obama refused to employ the basic epidemiological rule of quarantining a deadly virus, “because the far-left agenda is to have an open-borders policy.”
Referring to the commander in chief as “President Obola,” Savage said on his nationally syndicated show Wednesday the “only solution is zero travel in and out of West Africa for any American.”
“You let nobody in from a country where you have a raging epidemic,” he said, emphasizing “microbes do not discriminate.”
“You isolate and you quarantine an entire nation, if necessary.”
Savage addressed the argument that it’s not practical to isolate an entire country or region.
“Is it practical to risk the spread of a killer illness?” he countered.
Ebola has killed more than 3,300 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone this year. But a statistical forecast released by the CDC last week said the virus could infect 1.4 million in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of January.
WND reported Wednesday a team of researchers published an article in a scientific journal last month warning a reduction in airline travel of as much as 80 percent would only delay the international spread of the disease by three to four weeks at most.
The scientists concluded Ebola is unstoppable without a total quarantine.
Savage holds master’s degrees from the University of Hawaii in medical botany and medical anthropology and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in epidemiology and nutrition sciences.
The system is working?
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control reported the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. The patient was identified Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national who had traveled to Dallas from Liberia Sept. 20 via Brussels, Belgium, to visit his family. Duncan was treated with antibiotics at Texas Presbyterian Hospital Sept. 26 and dismissed without being asked any details about his travel history. He returned to the hospital Sunday in an ambulance.
Meanwhile, five students from four different Dallas schools were being kept out of class Wednesday because of their possible exposure to Duncan.
Savage also has charged that Obama’s open-borders policy has allowed tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American minors to enter the U.S. and spread in schools viral illnesses, some of which had been largely eradicated in the country.
Regarding the threat of Ebola to the U.S., Savage said officials have resorted to spouting platitudes.
He chastised the CDC for insisting months ago that Americans had nothing to worry about, because the CDC has trained-doctors at airports in West Africa to prevent people infected with Ebola from traveling to the U.S.
But Savage noted that people infected with Ebola don’t show any symptoms until about three weeks later.
He criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry as well, who said Wednesday that while the Ebola case in his state was a serious issue, everything was under control, and the “system was working as it should.”
Savage said Perry’s assurances disqualify him for the presidency, arguing the system never should have allowed Ebola to enter in the first place, and now many Americans are believed to have had contact with Duncan, including the public school students. The students attended classes this week after possibly being in contact with Duncan over the weekend.
Perry was a Republican candidate in 2012 and has shown signs he might run again in 2016.