Friday, October 17, 2014

No Ebola On The Right


Consider this WHO report titled: “Influenza (Seasonal) World Health Organization,” dated April 2009. This is the WHO fact sheet on regular seasonal flu, the kind that is said to infect people globally, year after year, like clockwork.

Annual number of severe cases: 3-5 million. 
Annual number of deaths: between 250,000 and 500,000. 

When it comes to seasonal regular flu, the World Health Organization issues no scare reports, no dire warnings, and the press mentions nothing. Zero.  Zip. Nada.

However, with 814 confirmed cases and 456 deaths from Ebola world-wide, the whole world is put on notice and the right wing fear mongers switch into high gear. And why not? They need to do something, anything to scare the bejeezus out of the American public in an attempt to win in November. They didn't get much sustained traction from Obamacare, Benghazi, immigration, gay marriage, so now it's Ebola.

How does that old saying go? If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit.

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