You might not notice the first signs of contracting Ebola for anywhere between two days and three weeks after exposure. Then, as with many viruses, you'll get a fever, feel body and throat pains, and have a headache. Then you start bleeding. From your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, genitalia, and rectum - melting like a human popsicle under a searing sun. The pain is agonizing and, up to 90% of the time, ends in death.
Which is why it's so concerning that the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola is happening in Liberia right now, and it's out of control. Authorities there are pulling healthcare workers out of the area, and warning that we may be on the cusp of a global pandemic. So who in the world might consider this horrorific situation to be good news?
Off the top of our heads, we're thinking your garden variety death-to-America type terrorists. Because getting the highly-contagious virus into the United States could do inconceivable damage.
But how to do it? Even an airport TSA officer is going to be made suspicious by a fuzz-filled petri dish in someone's shoe, or an alleged bottle of V-8 that is coagulating into layers of blood plasma.
Which is why the best way to smuggle in the virus is to smuggle in someone who's infected. Sure, it could be your standard suicide vest-wearing nitwit who's anxious to start boinking virgins in the hereafter...but how much better would it be if the viral timebomb was inside a child who might not even know he or she was infected? A child whose unrestricted movement into and around our country was actually facilitated by our government?
Consider this scenario: terrorists obtain vials of infected blood in Liberia (not hard since everything there is spinning off the rails). Transport those vials into Central America, pay off a few "coyotes," and start giving "free vitamin shots" to unsuspecting kids heading for the American border. Then just sit back and enjoy the apocalypse!
Because these kids aren't being stopped at the border. They're not being returned to their home countries. They're not being thoroughly medically screened (which is why infectious diseases are already a huge problem for the "refugee centers"). And they're being moved around the country in public transportation, sometimes with no medical screening, while our government refuses to disclose their destinations.
The greatest risk of contagion comes from exposure to the bodily fluids of the infected. Which sounds pretty easy to avoid, but... what if you were on a long plane flight and had no choice but to share the same bathroom as hundreds of other people? That's exactly the situation the Obama administration is creating when it puts young, illegal aliens on hours-long taxpayer funded flights to Hawaii.
In the end, the Obama administration can either protect young illegal aliens from our laws, public scrutiny, and medical screenings or they can protect the security and health of our nation from a potentially nightmarish threat.
Sadly, for their own political benefit, they've already made the wrong choice.
Okay, maybe Ebola wouldn't be ALL bad...