Ebola, Etc: ‘Listen, Don’t Mention The War!’… – #AmericasGotDisease

There they go with that magical thinking again. If they don’t say the words then the things don’t exist, huh?
Don’t you dare call Ebola “Ebola”, brought to you by the same people who forbid the use of the words “islamic terrorism” to describe islamic terrorism. Now shut the hell up and pretend that everything is fine or it’s gulag for you, thought criminal!

The Camp Of The Saints

…’I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right.’

—Basil Fawlty, The Germans

-From the New York Post, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Laura Italiano reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to MyFoxDC via Drudge]:

City officials are so jittery about causing widespread Ebola panic that 911 dispatchers have been forbidden from dropping any “E”-bombs over the radios, The Post has learned.

An FDNY memo instructs all personnel to use more vague terms when discussing the deadly disease, which is threatening to become a global pandemic.

“At no point shall a dispatcher transmit over the radio any message containing the word ‘Ebola’ or related terminology,” according to the advisory, which was obtained by The Post.

Dispatchers instead must use the code letters “F/T,” as in Fever/Travel, to indicate that a 911 caller has a fever and a history of travel to West…

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