A Few Steps to Stopping Ebola in the United States
In addition to the Ebola threat, thousands of American children have been sickened, a few have died, and some have been paralyzed, probably permanently, because of enterovirus D-68. The CDC has been silent about the source of this epidemic. It is speculated that it could be from sending tens of thousands of children from an endemic region to American schools.
Since the primary role of the federal government is to protect the citizenry, AAPS calls for congressional hearings and consideration of legislation to:
Require persons entering the U.S. from West Africa or other areas reporting Ebola to undergo a 25-day period of quarantine;
Require that all illegal entrants undergo an adequate period of quarantine with screening to assure freedom from tuberculosis, infestation with scabies or lice or other ectoparasites, or other communicable diseases;
Protect whistleblowers who report potential public health threats;
Assure that timely and accurate information is reported to the public and medical facilities about the existence of threats and effective precautions.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943 to preserve private medicine and the patient-physician relationship.