When the Ebola crisis came to America's shores, Republicans were all over the news declaring that President Obama would be responsible for a major ebola outbreak in the country. Leading the charge was Donald Trump, who wanted to stop all flights entering into the country from Western Africa and calling Obama "incompetent," as a leader.
I have been saying for weeks for President Obama to stop the flights from West Africa. So simple, but he refused. A TOTAL incompetent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2014
Great news came out today on the Ebola front as the WHO declared Guinea Ebola-free!
The World Health Organization declared Guinea Ebola-free on Tuesday, an important milestone for the West African nation where the worst outbreak of the deadly virus began two years ago.
More than 2,500 people have died from Ebola in Guinea since late December 2013. The virus later spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Overall, more than 28,000 people were infected and 11,300 died from the disease in West Africa.
A country is declared Ebola-free after 42 days — double the 21-day incubation period for the virus — have passed since the last confirmed case. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of "heightened surveillance" to help identify any new cases quickly, the WHO said in a statement.
I think we all understand that the Ebola virus can be a fluid event, but all the fears Republicans pelted the American public with over the Ebola virus was, as we said, complete nonsense. The calls for quarantines and the like, much like we hear now from Trump and most of the 2016 GOP presidential field against Syrian refugees were completely unfounded.
Maybe Donald Trump will go on NBC's Today Show and admit that he was the "incompetent" one on the Ebola virus?