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Tue May 12, 2020, 03:01 PM

FLASHBACK: Rand Paul stokes Ebola fears

Sen. Rand Paul is warning that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might be downplaying the threat from the Ebola virus.

The Kentucky Republican, appearing on “The Laura Ingraham Show” on Wednesday, said the CDC and the Obama administration are giving off a false sense of security.

“This could get beyond our control,” said Paul, an ophthalmologist.

The CDC on Tuesday announced that a man at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. The agency is now monitoring a group of 12 to 18 people who might have been exposed to the virus for symptoms. CDC Director Tom Frieden — emphasizing both the sophistication of the U.S. public health system and the difficulty of transmitting a disease like Ebola — has said repeatedly that he has “no doubt that we’ll stop this in its tracks in the U.S.”

Paul, though, on Wednesday questioned Frieden’s statements and said health officials might be underestimating the disease’s potential impact in the U.S. and worldwide.

“I think because of political correctness we’re not really making sound, rational, scientific decisions on this,” the senator said. “It’s a big mistake to underestimate the potential for problems worldwide.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/rand-paul-ebola-111547



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demmiblue May 2020 OP
elleng May 2020 #1
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comradebillyboy May 2020 #3
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:10 PM

1. "I think because of political correctness we're not really making sound, rational,

scientific decisions on this,” the senator said. “It’s a big mistake to underestimate the potential for problems worldwide.”

Ya THINK???

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:15 PM

2. Rand Paul is worthless. He and Ted Cruz have got to be the 2 most

disliked legislators in D.C.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:23 PM

3. I can only assume Litte Rand hired someone else to

go to medical school and take his tests for him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:35 PM

4. He was right. It was a threat. And sober leadership defeated it.

I would like a reporter to ask Paul to compare the Ebola threat to COVID-19, and whether he sees how with the right leadership we avoided an Ebola lockdown and recession.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:53 PM

5. Can you imagine being Rand Paul's neighbor?

One can only take so much fucknuttery.

I don't blame his neighbor at all for snapping.

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