Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Infantry Against Ebola?

One more thought on Ebola. For the life of me, I can't figure out why we sent Army soldiers to Africa to do something about Ebola. It seems to me that they're just going to become disease vectors. Allegedly they're there to set up testing and treatment labs.
Eventually, up to 4,000 military personnel are expected to be deployed to West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak
It seems like a force that size will be devoured by both the country and the virus.

Do we keep them in quarantine before we let them back in the country?


Doo Doo Econ said...

Maybe those conservatives in the military will be too busy worrying about ebola to vote?

Trigger Warning said...

As it happens,

[Army Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa] left open the possibility that commanders could impose a quarantine on them when they return to the United States until it is certain that they have not been infected
--- Washington Post

Strange country, America. You can bring in people from countries with an epidemic of a deadly disease, but you can't bring in an orange from Mexico.