Duncan just “walked out” on September 4 and walked into a US without ZMapp

This Liberian Observer piece once again suggests that Mr. Duncan suspected he was exposed to Ebola a couple of weeks before flying to Dallas through several airports on several airlines:

About Duncan being aware of his medical condition before he left Liberia, his former boss, Mr. Henry Brunson, 60, manager of SafeWay Cargo, a licensed agent of FedEx, agreed that Duncan knew that he was infected with the virus, having directly participated in efforts to help save the life of his landlord’s daughter, who was pregnant. Mr. Brunson said Duncan was his “personal chauffeur” before he (Duncan) just “walked out” on September 4, and never saw nor heard from him again until it was reported that he had been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the US. He stated that while he is sorry that Duncan might have passed the virus to others over the last few days, he, however, said he is glad that Duncan is in the US where he would get the best treatment to survive. “If he were in Liberia, he was going to surely die,” Mr. Brunson added sadly.

Duncan’s landlord’s daughter, Ms. Nathaline (earlier reported as Marthaline) Williams, 19, was seven months pregnant when she died of Ebola on September 16, having been rejected at three major hospitals in and around Monrovia, including JFK Memorial Hospital, ELWA Hospital and Benson Hospital. She was also rejected at Fredai Clinic at Police Academy Junction.

According to Duncan’s 72nd residence neighbors and Mr. Jiminez Grugbaye, taxi driver, who drove Duncan, Nathaline and her parents to all these health facilities, Duncan helped carried Nathaline when they got back home at midnight after she had been rejected at all those health facilities. “He was holding her hands; her brother held her from her back while her father held her feet as they carried her from the taxi to their apartment where she died,” 31-year-old Irene Seyou, who lives next door to Mr. Duncan’s apartment in the same building, told the Daily Observer.

Our Health Correspondent was told that Nathaline’s brother and an aunt of hers died few days ago, too, of Ebola. Her father and mother are now being isolated in the Ebola treatment unit.

Meanwhile, Grugbaye, the taxi driver, who looks healthy at the moment, said after they had been rejected at all of those health facilities, knew that something wasn’t right about his sick passenger’s illness. “When I got home, I chlorinated my entire vehicle. I repeated it the next day before I got back in the traffic,” he stated. He told the Daily Observer that he felt feverish on Wednesday and visited a “German Clinic”, where he was treated and discharged few hours later the same day. He, however, said he is willing to be placed under quarantine by health officials.

Typical entry in the comments section: “If I was in the position of Mr. Duncan, I would done the same because our leaders have fail us in this country.”

This situation is far more serious than our current deeply dishonest and corrupt government lets on. (We pointed to an outstanding Jonah Goldberg piece the other day that describes the alternate reality they live in.) The truth, as evidenced by the case of Mr. Duncan, is that the US, the states, the CDC, etc., have no effective means of stemming the tide of Ebola, and that those infected with the disease have every incentive to get to the USA, which is what Duncan did.

Alas, those fleeing to the United States are fleeing to a country that, as of this moment, is only a dream. In the good ol’ USA of yore, we’d be doing a ZMapp Manhattan Project at Warp Speed. In the US of today, what you get is theater, and really really stupid theater at that. God save us!!!

One Response to “Duncan just “walked out” on September 4 and walked into a US without ZMapp”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    re This situation is far more serious than our current deeply dishonest and corrupt government lets on. (We pointed to an outstanding Jonah Goldberg piece the other day that describes the alternate reality they live in.)

    It is an old cliche that we get the government we deserve. Ace at Ace of Spades blog linked to a NYT piece on the topic of ebola. In a reaction that surprised even me, the readership agrees with 0bama that we should not ban flights from West Africa as it would be RACIST to do so.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/352258.php

    Then there was this at Hot Air: Poll: 51% of Democrats support criminalizing hate speech

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/02/poll-51-of-democrats-support-criminalizing-hate-speech/

    The point here being that there is a sizable percentage of the population that is happy with 0bama’s policies grounded in fantasy land, because they live there as well. Healthcare, the strangulation of business through regulation, immigration, global warming …. they are good with it all.

    I don’t see this ending well for our Republic.

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