State officials sent a letter to members of the society [American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene] “disinviting” those who have been to the West African countries impacted by the deadly virus in the last three weeks or who have treated any patients on American soil.Jindal and crew know better than the experts. Bill Gates is not afraid. New Orleans depends on income from conferences and tourism for its very life. Since the city tends to vote blue, the governor doesn't like New Orleans, and he doesn't care about the damage to tourism that will result from his ignorant decrees.
“In Louisiana, we love to welcome visitors, but we must balance that hospitality with the protection of Louisiana residents and other visitors,” the administration officials wrote. “We do hope that you will consider a future visit to New Orleans, when we can welcome you appropriately.”
Jindal's hubris has no bounds. That was yesterday's reported stupidity, but there's more.
A major U.S. public health organization has become the second group impacted by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Ebola response policy as it prepares to bring 14,000 people to New Orleans.Ai-yai-yai! A convention of 14,000 public health experts will be welcomed only conditionally, because Bobby Jindal, once again, knows best how to safeguard the health of the citizens of Louisiana. How unfortunate that the governor does not concern himself with the 257,000 people who would be eligible for health insurance if he implemented Medicaid expansion. He won't, because he's running for president and advocates repeal the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, because of Bobby's ambition, people in Louisiana suffer. Who knows but that among the hundreds of thousands of people with no health insurance, there are those who walk among us with communicable diseases? If Jindal cared about public health safety in Louisiana, he'd allow people to buy health insurance that they can afford.
State health officials advised the American Public Health Association that registrants recently returned from Ebola-stricken countries and those who have treated patients stateside should stay home.
I'm not finished. Not even ashes.
The incinerated remains and belongings of from Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, who died in Dallas will not be allowed into a landfill in Lake Charles, Louisiana.Fear, fear, fear - governance by pumping up fear in the citizenry. Yes, I know other states are doing it, too, but the authorities act out of ignorance. It's the American way.