Woods: Why isn’t the CDC doing more?

Zoe Woods

The Ebola virus started in West Africa and now its nasty clutches are grasping at the people within our country. There is no way to treat it, just to survive it. Now that more than 4,500 people have died from the disease including one American, it has become the worst epidemic of Ebola in history.

A hearing took place on Wednesday to discuss what can be done to combat the disease. Heads were butting back and forth on what would be the option. There are really three things that would work best at slowing the spread here in the U.S. and maybe even stopping it altogether.

– Enforcing stricter air travel within the United States, with those that have the possibility of contracting the disease by either being in contact with someone who is suspected of having the disease or coming from somewhere that is infested with it, more elaborate screenings need to be done on passengers trying to travel around the U.S.

– More effective hospital wear is most definitely necessary when dealing with anyone who is under suspicion of having the virus. There should be no skin visible lessening the risk of medical personnel contracting the disease

– Proper protocols in medical facilities need to be enforced. If someone is to get Ebola somewhere around the country that hasn’t been in the limelight of the press lately it would be nice to know that they are able to contain and not spread the infection further because they have the proper protocols to deal with the disease.

Fighting Ebola has to be a joint effort, and drastic measures need to be taken by the CDC. I don’t think anyone wants this infection to spread as much it does in the movies we watch safely at home where we think something that couldn’t possible happen in real life.