Drudge Report editor, Charles Hurt on Tuesday mockingly suggested America borders open to all Ebola infected immigrants. The "BLEED Act," an acronym for "Begin Loving Ebola Emigres, Dude!" could be passed by congress or pen, according to Hurt. He concluded in his Washington TImes article that it was racist to value the lives of two Americans more than "all the other Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."
Hurt, who may be the firebrand of the Drudge Report trio of editors which includes founder Matt Drudge and Joseph Curl, appeared to be deeply concerned about the spread of the Ebola virus in spite of a suggestion made in mockery of U.S. immigration policies. Ebola is a deadly viral hemorrhagic fever and news of its rapid spread in Africa has dominated portions of the Drudge Report recently.
For the past week or more, Matt Drudge has been accused of sensationalizing the Ebola crisis. The Drudge Report has raised fear and awareness with banners and links to stories of the medical challenges Ebola, a viral infection, poses. Especially alarming links have included those which detail the number of medical staff, doctors, nurses and aides, who have somehow contracted Ebola despite medical precautions to prevent direct contact with the patients
One Drudge Report link reported that the United States government was being secretive in its reporting of the number of patients with Ebola diagnosed in America. The article suggested the reason was to avoid raising fears and perhaps a panic. However, the InfoWar report quoted CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta who acknowledged he didn't know why the cases were kept secret from the public, saying, “I’m not sure if that’s because of heightened concern by the hospital or what that means exactly."
A FOX News report, "Many US hospitals not prepared for Ebola" reminded concerned readers that each year there are at least 75,000 infection-related deaths in American hospitals. The conclusion was, " if hospitals can’t stop common infections like MRSA, C. diff and VRE, they can’t handle Ebola."
Americans appeared torn between fear and hope for the American doctor and fellow missionary flown from Liberia after it was confirmed they had contracted Ebola during their time of caring for patients in LIberia. It has been confirmed that Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol each received an experimental serum before being flown to Atlanta, singularly, in a plane equipped with an isolation unit.
Currently both are in Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital of Georgia. Reports of their condition at this time is encouraging. The Drudge Report carries a continuous story board of updates to all stories related to Ebola and is predicted to feature the Africa summit currently underway in Washington.