Lexington, Kentucky (The Adobo Chronicles) – Republican Senator Rand Paul made headlines last week when he claimed that scientists are wrong about what they are saying regarding Ebola.
Paul, an opthalmologist, said that it is much easier to catch Ebola than to be infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, contrary to what the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been saying.
Today, speaking at a political fundraiser in his home state of Kentucky, Paul had some sound advice for Halloween revelers this weekend: wear hazmat suits. “The suits are not only cool costumes but they will protect revelers from being infected with the Ebola virus,” he said.
Hazmat suits are protective clothing and gear used by healthcare providers and first responders when treating patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases or dealing with hazardous situations.
The junior senator said that he was very concerned that many revelers will be dressing up as zombies and that it would be very difficult to tell whether or not they will be splattered with paint, makeup or real blood and other bodily fluids. “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” he added.
The Ebola virus is known to spread through direct contact with an infected person’s blood, saliva, vomit, urine, feces, semen and other body fluids.
Paul’s statement today was consistent with his party’s scare tactics and irrational stance on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, aimed at winning votes during next month’s midterm elections.
Meanwhile, hazmat suit and other industrial protective gear manufacturers have seen a tremendous increase in sales since the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the U.S. and stock shares have gained more than 40%.