America has become too much about following the rules and worrying about people’s rights in order to be able to effectively fight an outbreak of Ebola or any other infectious disease. For example, it took days before the trash was removed from Duncan’s apartment because no one could figure out if it was legal to move it.
What would happen if hundreds of people, or even thousands of people had Ebola? It took a team of fifty people to treat Duncan. There aren’t enough people to treat thousands with Ebola.
Are we prepared to impose the quarantines necessary to prevent the disease from spreading, or are we too worried about violating people’s rights in order to do that?
I can easily see Ebola getting out of hand a lot faster than we are able to adopt socially and politically to taking the harsh but necessary steps necessary to prevent it…
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