Saturday, December 13, 2014
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
Shortly after re-opening their border with Guinea(?!), closed since mid-August, the nation of Guinea Bissau let someone through with a high fever. Someone of surpassing intellect amongst the assorted rent-seekers belatedly realized that was a bad thing, and they subsequently located and pulled the next potential Index patient (and 8 others in close contact) off of a bus preparing to head from their border straight to the regional teeming capitol. (Stop me if you're heard this one.) He was several miles away from the border when finally located.The nine individuals are all now in isolation pending test results on Mister Potential Ebola.
Kudos to whatever semi-literate suddenly had an attack of intelligence; he probably saved his country joining the Ebola tally in 2-21 days.
And whatever Customs and Immigration @$$hole (or whatever passes for it in Guinea Bissau) decided opening their border to an endemically-infected Ebola nation was a good idea should be the next recipient of the "Up Against The Wall!" African Retirement Ceremony usually reserved for deposed dictators.
(French-language link in the local press)
This is why Ebola isn't going away in the retarded part of the world anytime in the foreseeable future, sports fans. This was one IQ point away from becoming next week's newest outbreak, and 5-50 more cases. And remember, according to our government, we aren't safe here until they wipe it out over there.