Congressional candidate Tony Amador released a statement this week calling on tighter travel restrictions to slow the spread of the Ebloa virus to the country.
The Republican Amador is running against four-term Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, who represents the 9th Congressional District.
Here’s the press release sent out from the Amador campaign:
Stockton. Today Antonio C. ‘Tony’ Amador, candidate for the 9th Congressional District, called for the resignation of CDC Director Tom Frieden.
“The Ebola crisis cannot take the same road as the other Obama disasters like Fast and Furious, Benghazi, ISIS strategy, IRS stonewalling, and Obamacare. The CDC director has demonstrated during the last month the same disregard for protecting the public and lack of leadership as his boss, President Obama,” said Tony Amador.
Amador stated that the CDC is already pointing at others for its failure to maintain control of one the most terrifying viruses on the face of the earth. Freiden was warned several months ago that the “CDC protocols” were ineffective in guaranteeing health worker safety.
Anthony Bradbury, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative, said several weeks ago that the Ebola virus mutates at an incredible rate and could become airborne. “I believe that is exactly what has happened, and the CDC refuses to confront this possibility,” said Amador.
“In light of the developments in Dallas, I am also urging that the President consider and implement travel restriction, up to and including a ban on flights from affected countries “, stated former US Marshal Amador.
“The CDC and the Department of Homeland Security should also consider a standard 21 quarantine for anyone suspected of contact with infected persons, ” declared Amador.
“These measures may not halt the Ebola outbreak, but it will buy us much needed time to build up reserves of anti-virals to fight Ebola,” concluded Amador.
The U S healthcare system lacks a single standard for the Ebola response. As the situation in Dallas develops, it is clear that no one is really in charge. Though the CDC is tasked with readying the nation for an Ebola outbreak, then leading the national response, the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting the borders, according to Thomas Skinner, a spokesman for the CDC, which is under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.