Rand Paul: You Can Catch Ebola At A Cocktail Party
Rand Paul, the eye doctor turned Republican Kentucky Senator, weighed in on the Ebola virus, which is like going to a foot doctor when you have stomach pains.
“[The Obama administration] has downplayed how transmissible it is,” Paul told CNN on Thursday morning. “They say it’s the exchange of bodily of fluids. Which makes people think, ‘Oh, it’s like AIDS. It’s very difficult to catch.'”
“If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party they’re contagious and you can catch it from them,” Paul continued. “[The administration] should be honest about that.”
Rand Paul tells me Ebola more transmitable than AIDS. “If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party, they’re contagious and you can catch it.”
— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) October 16, 2014
A Twitter user weighs in:
— Bobbie G. (@dancingbeanbob) October 16, 2014
I think you’re safe, Rand.
So far every case of Ebola in this country got it by helping people. So relax, Republicans, you’re in the clear.
— Tina Dupuy (@TinaDupuy) October 15, 2014
Unless you’re swapping fluids with someone at a party – someone who has cared for an Ebola patient – then you’re safe. Ebola is not spread through the air like the flu. Oh, won’t flu season be fun this year with Ebola hysteria on the rise? One has to wonder what kind of fluid-swapping parties Rand Paul attends. [su_csky_ad]