This is insane. Absolutely insane. Why are people being allowed to go on family trips to Guinea? Ebola is utterly out of control in West Africa, and the western world is in disarray, as its ebola-response plans have been found repeatedly lacking. Trips like this can easily be prohibited, for very little cost in terms of economic damage. Yet it is not being done, and I keep hearing politicians and "health workers" saying that a travel ban would be "counter-productive".A five-year-old boy with possible Ebola symptoms has been tested at New York's Bellevue Hospital after returning from a family trip to West Africa.
The child was reportedly vomiting, had bloodshot eyes and a 103F fever when emergency medical workers wearing protective Hazmat suits rushed him from his Bronx home on Sunday night at 9pm.
The boy has been quarantined with his mother at New York's designated Ebola care center. Her health is being monitored and she is exhibiting no symptoms.
He had returned from a family trip to Guinea on Saturday night.
I don't get it. I already thought the world was mad, but this takes the biscuit.