A little while back my wife told me one of the DFW radio stations decided to go on location to Texas Presbyterian Hospital in order to do their morning show and called it ‘No Fear Friday’ (I’m assuming it’s The Edge, as it totally sounds like something Jagger would do as filler between repeated tracks of Fitz and the Tantrums.) Anyway, the proceeds from whatever they were doing in lieu of the show were going to help pay for the costs accrued by the first nurse stricken with Ebola, Nina Pham. At some point a man called into the show –even though he never listens to this particular station- and complained that they were willing to donate to the ASIAN nurse, but not the BLACK nurse who contracted the virus. And that was this dumb motherfucker’s whole argument: they were somehow being racist because we were favoring one non-white over another.
LISTEN, YOU STUPID FUCKS: Amber Vinson was a healthcare professional. That means she’s well aware of the significant risk of exposure to ANY blood-borne pathogen and virus, as well as its likely effects. She KNEW the risk she posed after treating Thomas Eric Duncan. She KNEW she needed to be self-quarantined, and that meant she was not allowed to use any sort of commercial transportation. And yet she fucking flew out to Ohio anyway. Why? Not because she’s some creature of inferior intelligence who should be pitied because her black skin makes her incapable of realizing the gravity of her situation. She is a woman who was smart enough to get diplomas and certifications in the healthcare industry, and decided to be a selfish cunt.
Now, I do understand that once she gained a fever she CLAIMS to have called the CDC and asked if it was okay for her to board a plane. But where’s the proof in that? And if she did, how much did she divulge? I’m only saying this because while I know the CDC has shown what can be construed as gross incompetence in handling this situation (actually I’d say it was more of a careless political spin than anything,) even the lowest intellectual quotient in the call center would put 2 and 2 together successfully if someone said they were a nurse under the first Ebola victim’s care, and were now showing symptoms. Granted, I’m simply setting up a scenario, but imagine getting a shitload of calls ALL FUCKING DAY from dipshits in Rhode Island, or fucking MAINE, or ANY PLACE that isn’t Dallas, Texas and having people say, “My kid has a 99-degree temperature, do they have Ebola?” Surely some chick calling and saying, “Hey, I have a fever, and need to get on a flight from Columbus to Dallas. Is that cool?” would certainly be ignored. But let’s suggest that she’s telling the absolute truth and called the CDC, and after a good 45 minutes or so finally talked to a human being to tell them, “My name is Amber Vinson. I was one of the qualified healthcare professionals tasked to treat this country’s first Ebola case, and now I have a slight fever. Should I board a flight back from Ohio to Texas?” only to get a response of “Sure” rather than, “WHAT THE FUCK? Why were you on a flight TO Ohio, you dumb bitch?!?!” Regardless of any culpability the CDC may have here (and there’s PLENTY to go around,) it does not dismiss the fact that this woman knew better than to do what she did.
So yeah, this radio station was donating proceeds to the one person in this story who didn’t lie or carelessly ignore her way around this disease. It should not, and DOES NOT matter what color these lying cocksuckers happen to be. All that matters is that they fucking suck. And the only people who are making this a race issue are ignorant black opportunists. So fuck ‘em.
By the way, once they successfully treat Vinson, I expect some sort of retribution. She should no longer be allowed to care for anyone in her field, and bitch better see some jail time. And if you think I’m only saying that because she’s black, then okay. Think what you want (if you can go so far as to actually call it ‘thinking.’)