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Dr. Gil Mobley: CDC is 'Asleep at the Wheel'

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 11:48 AM

The CDC is "asleep at the wheel" in both preparing for and dealing with Ebola in the United States, according to Dr. Gil Mobley, an emergency trauma physician who appeared on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" Wednesday to discuss the Ebola outbreak.

"We should've been having policy, procedures and protocols in place long ago," Mobley said. "We should be doing drills, not flying by the seat of our pants."

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He encouraged individual municipalities to forge their own plans because "we can't rely on the government."

"Ten days ago the White House came out and said they've been working on this for seven months," Mobley said. "You would think they would've figured out what to do with all those 55 gallon containers of Ebola hazardous waste set outside Emory University for a week. You think they would've figured out what to do with Mr. Duncan's extended family members that sloshed around and urine and vomit, blood soaked carpets for a week."

Thomas Duncan is the Liberian man who first manifested Ebola symptoms while in Dallas late last month. Duncan died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Oct. 8 after initially being sent home from the ER despite fever and notifying hospital staff he had traveled from West Africa, where there is an Ebola crisis. Two nurses at the hospital contracted the disease while caring for Duncan.

Ebola is likely airborne, Mobley noted, contrary to the CDC's initial assurances otherwise.

"There's a huge disconnect from what we are hearing from them and from what we know," he said. "Finally, last week they upgraded the contagion from it. They used to say you have to touch to get Ebola, now they're saying you can get it from three feet away. That sounds pretty airborne to me. It's just a matter of time before clusters start showing up in America and the American public."

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"We have a million people on the continent of Africa quarantined for Ebola right now and 10,000 people leave West Africa every single day on 35 non-stop flights around the world.

The first missionary doctor that got Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly said Ebola is a fire from the pit of hell and those embers are spreading around the world every continent as we speak and believe me, Mr. Duncan is not the only one to get it."

He described the awful symptoms of the deadly virus: "a hemorrhagic fever, you're bleeding from orifices, you cough up your lungs, you excrete your intestines. It's horrible and you're essentially a bomb of virus and blood and for darn sure you can get it from standing in front of someone."

It will be a pandemic when Ebola strikes poverty-stricken nations around the globe, he said.

"What happens when this gets into Mexico City? What happens when this gets to my beloved country of Guatemala? The CDC is not going to be flying in plane loads of people like they're still doing today into Dallas. It's going to consume every third world country just as it has West Africa because they have a deplorable healthcare system."

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The CDC is "asleep at the wheel" in both preparing for and dealing with Ebola in the United States, according to Dr. Gil Mobley, an emergency trauma physician who appeared on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" Wednesday to discuss the Ebola outbreak.
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