Does the CDC Have Something to Do With the Katrina Mess?
First, I well recognize this may be perceived as conspiratorial ... but I'm interested in hearing other opinions, and perhaps confirmation.
I live in a part of the country where healthcare is a major part of the economy ... and today I heard a fascinating story, from a very solid, highly-placed source in that industry.
On Fox, CNN, etc. we're hearing commentator after commentator saying they cannot understand why so many of these poor people in NOLA are not being evacuated, why it is taking so long, why they won't at least let them walk away to get out of this mess and so on.
Today I heard an interesting perspective that may explain quite a bit.
This source indicates the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has requested, ordered, influenced the situation ... they have discouraged allowing these people to leave, because they could transport disease to all parts of the country.* Instead, they want these people kept together, moved as a body, and tracked in case there is a major disease outbreak.
Again ... this isn't something I heard on the 'net, and it isn't from a janitor that works in a hospital ... it's from a healthcare exec, highly placed.
Any opinions, confirmation, etc.?