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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Evidence, Science and Competency

OK, I guess it's all Ebola, all the time.  WTF....

But here are some things we know.  Travel bans don't work.  Training medical personnel does, but we are doing a lousy job at that.

Hopefully, the blatant pandering to fear mongering that Obama has done with the "Ebola Czar" will yield universal, basic steps to prevent the spread of Ebola.  Because, you know, it's pretty hard to catch Ebola if you know what you're doing.  Doctors Without Borders have thousands of medical professionals in West Africa and only have a handful of cases.

It's not hard.  But it requires clear eyed understanding of the threat and how to meet it.

And that's impossible when the Bedwetter's Caucus continues to distort the public discourse and CNN and Fox are talking about and ISIS-created, Ebola-tinged Sharknado that is coming to your child's school.

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