I don't get it; the calls to "standardize" the procedures for stop the spread of Ebola are heating up. But why?
Political opportunism, I suspect, on the part of some. The confusing policies of the Obama administration (yes, they are confusing) present his critics another reason to excoriate President Barack Obama for his lack of leadership (which also is a legitimate criticism). The call for standardization is now being heard even of Fox News, where you'd think that the reaction would be just the opposite.
Each state has its own public health laws to respond to the particular needs of its citizens and residents. And that's the way it should be, now
and in the future. If a state's public health authorities seek to err on the side of safety, so be it. And that's what's happening. It's called federalism. So, good for Illinois Pat Quinn to try to craft Illinois' own response to the Ebola threat.
Same goes for Obama's Ebola "czar," Ron Klain, who's getting criticized for his seeming absence from the scene. Who should care? Who needs him? Why another layer of bureaucracy headed by someone who hits the ground creeping? He's probably out of the public eye because he's taking up everyone's time trying to get up to speed.
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