Ebola Epidemic Analysis

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Congratulations American media for crying wolf once again on the government leaders in their handling of this Ebola epidemic! Evidence shows that the government has done a decent job in keeping the spread of Ebola throughout America to a minimum. Though the American media used the fear of Ebola to discredit today’s government leaders for higher ratings. The fact that this country lacks a surgeon general, the acting surgeon general has done an excellent job along with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in preventing a virus outbreak. The continuing proof that America has better medical facilities, safety protocol, and overall cleanliness has prevented the spread of Ebola in this country compared to the situation in Africa. …show more content…
The post of surgeon general has been around since Ulysses Grant, yet it has become a job that is no longer needed. American’s may feel more secure in having an official surgeon general in the office this crisis has proven that there really is no need for that position to be filled (Callan, 2014). Many American’s became a victim of fear after learning that this post was vacant, and that the CDC was going solo in handling the Ebola outbreak in America. By the fact that Ebola has not taken over this country since Thomas Duncan carried it to Texas the statement by Michael Kinzer of the CDC, “There is a reason it’s (Ebola) not everywhere,” should have been enough for Americans to trust Kinzer (Achenbach & Dennis, 2014). Now that Americans have seen the proof that Ebola was not an epidemic to fear, and that the lack of an official surgeon general was unnecessary maybe America’s citizens can be reassured that the decision not to fill this position did not negatively affect this …show more content…
The media has manipulated the citizens of this country into believing that they cannot trust in the leadership of this country. Contrary to the myths of sloppy leadership that the media spread about American leaders they came through for their citizens in protecting them from this deadly disease even though their system did have weak links. Due to the fact that the CDC is capable of handling a medical emergency without an official surgeon general show that America’s leaders know what they are doing when deleting a job that is no longer required. Finally, thanks to America’s resources and drive this country has one of best medical staff that has proven they were prepared to handle this epidemic. America can rest assured in knowing that the government is not out to get them; American leaders are out to do their job and protect them just as they were hired to

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