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Townhall.com: CDC Ebola Failure Will Add to Public Distrust of Government

It’s no wonder Americans don’t trust the government. Sandwiched between ideological zealots at the IRS and the EPA and massive corruption at the Veterans Administration, the public is being exposed to the consequences of bureaucracies running wild.

President Obama is adding to the public’s discontent with the government. Obama’s high profile lies about his health-care plan and his insistence that there is “not even a smidgen of corruption” regarding the IRS targeting Tea Party groups are most certainly adding to the public’s distrust of government.

According to a recent CNN poll, only 12 percent feel the government can be trusted most of the time while a whopping 75 percent trust the government only some of the time.

Distrust of government will only increase because of its handling of the Ebola virus, specifically, by allowing infected patients to be transported from Africa for treatment in the U.S.

In a shocking example of negligence and bureaucratic incompetence, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was not prepared to deal with the implications for Americans affected by the Ebola epidemic raging in Africa.

In absence of a clear policy, it appears the Christian charities that sponsored the two Ebola infected Americans’ work in Africa made the decision to transport them to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Shockingly, the CDC abdicated its infectious disease control mandate to nonprofit organizations; in doing so, it violated the main principle of addressing communicable diseases: isolation. (see video)

Read my entire commentary at Townhall.com

Video courtesy of CNN

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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