The NRA is responsible for Ebola in the US. (CSGV/MSNBC) UPDATED wih MDA Goodness.

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UPDATE: Shannon Watts joins in the idiocy..

Moms Demand Shannon Ebola

Every day brings more details about the first case of the Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the U.S. And while experts say there is essentially no risk of a significant outbreak here in the states, much of the public remains worried…..
If only there was someone around who could educate the American public about the actual level of risk. Someone who was trusted as a public health expert and whose job it was to help us understand what we really need to worry about and what precautions we should take.

Actually, that is one of the primary responsibilities of the United States surgeon general. There’s just one problem: Thanks to Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now. In fact, we haven’t had a surgeon general for more than a year now — even though the president nominated the eminently qualified Dr. Vivek Murthy back in November 2013.

via How the NRA is making the Ebola crisis worse | MSNBC.

The Surgeon General is pretty much some dude that tells you what to eat, not to eat and to wear your seat-belts. It is a political position rather than a hands-on medical post. And if that was not enough, Dr. Murthy is an Internist which means he is sort of designated hitter in the medical profession.

If there is an outbreak, the government entity in charge will be the Center for Diseases Control with the support of U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) which are the entities they are supposed to be trained in these kind of things.

Depending on the Surgeon General for an Ebola outbreak would be like taking an accident victim to the local Social Security office instead of the ER.

32 Replies to “The NRA is responsible for Ebola in the US. (CSGV/MSNBC) UPDATED wih MDA Goodness.”

  1. Gun control and “gun-sense voting” has now officially jumped the shark.
    Next up: NRA responsible for the increase of diabetes…

    Now if only we can get Bloomberg or Mrs. watts agreeing…

  2. The Senate has refused to give consent to Dr. Murthy’s nomination because he insists on his stance that property ownership is a medical concern. The GOP has repeatedly advised the Administration to nominate a candidate who won’t treat firearms as a disease.

    “Advise and consent,” where have I heard that before…?

    1. Let’s be honest about Dr. Murthy for a moment shall we?

      According to the the CSGV he is “eminently qualified.” What are his qualifications?

      Has has an MD from Harvard and an MBA in healthcare management from Yale.

      A review of the medical journals shows that he has no spectacular publication record. He is not known for any original research. He is not a renown expert on any medical subject. He has not developed any new surgical techniques or methodologies of diagnosing or treating any disease.

      As for leadership, he was born in 1977, and is 34 years old. He has never been the dean of any medical school or been the department head of any hospital.

      Compare that to the resume of C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General under Reagan. Koop was the Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the best and largest children’s hospitals in the country. He was Dean of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania school of medicine. He pioneered surgical techniques for conjoined twins, and children with digestive disorders.

      So how did Murthy get on Obama’s radar as nominee for Surgeon General? Murthy founded Doctors for Obama, later Doctors for America. A lobbing and money bundling group of MD’s who campaigned for Obamacare. That’s it! Obama was going to nominate a guy who raised money for his disastrous healthcare reform.

      An unqualified president who selecting an unqualified Surgeon General. Of course Murthy should have been blocked. Not just because of his stance on guns, but because the highest medical position in the country shouldn’t go to a money bundling hospital resident.

    1. The NRA made your headache worse by opposing the confirmation of Dr. Murtha who otherwise could have explained to you why people saying stupid comments makes your head hurt.

      1. Dear TS: Did you bother to read the post? Besides the fact that Murtha doe not have the qualifications to be surgeon general, the position does nothing to curb epidemic outbreaks. The position of Surgeon general has the medical validity of a TV Newscaster reading a teleprompter.

  3. Or they could have just appointed someone that wasn’t a moron so that there was actually a snowball’s chance in hell that he would get confirmed…

  4. “If only there was someone around who could educate the American public about the actual level of risk. Someone who was trusted as a public health expert and whose job it was to help us understand what we really need to worry about and what precautions we should take.”

    The idiocy contained in that paragraph showcases the “liberal” mindset perfectly. We don’t need for anyone to DO anything, we need someone to “explain” things to the proles so they don’t panic.

    Remember, kids, this is what lefties consider “intellectual” discourse.

    1. Yes, The statement you quote is from some idiot who thinks that Ebola poses absolutely no threat to the public in the USA or Europe, and concerns about it are the equivalent of a twig snapping or a bit of thunder far away causing the herd to stampede.
      And WE are the anti-science morons!

      1. Ish, you owe me a replacement spleen! I’m pretty sure mine burst from laughing so hard at your recommendation.

        Wow, that advice is what I would expect from Dr. Murthy. Not much beyond that.

  5. Geez that article is blowing my mind!

    “If only there was someone around who could educate the American public about the actual level of risk”

    LOL as if that one person could really make any difference.

  6. We have an Acting U.S. Surgeon General, Boris D. Lushniak, who has been the Deputy Surgeon General from November 2010 until July 2013 when he became the Acting SG. He has the background and experience to answer any questions about Ebola and his resume is superior to candidate Murthy. So tell me again how to connect the dots from the NRA to Ebola.

  7. Social Security office is good, I thought more in terms of the local auto club, since they know some fairly generic things about autos, accidents, and injuries caused by auto accidents, but the Social Security office is a good analogy for how this government pairs bureaucracy and the activity it purports to regulate.

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