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Rand Paul
Rand Paul

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 suit
Hazmat suit

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%.


Donald Trump with 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Carpo of the United States.
Donald Trump with 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Carpo of the United States.

Doral, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – Yesterday, The Adobo Chronicles reported that Donald Trump, franchise owner of the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant was quarantined for 21 days for exhibiting never-before-known symptoms of Ebola.

Today, Trump announced from his undisclosed quarantine quarters that he was canceling the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant scheduled for January in the City of Doral, Florida.

(Doral, incorporated on June 24, 2003, is a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida. Conveniently located just one mile from Miami International Airport and twelve miles from Downtown Miami, the city is home to approximately 50,213 residents.)

In making the announcement, Trump said that it would be hypocritical of him to continue with the pageant since he has repeatedly asked the Obama administration to ban all incoming flights from Africa for fear of the deadly virus. The African continent sends a huge delegation of contestants to the annual Miss Universe pageant. “There just would ‘t be enough contestants to justify holding the pageant,” he said.

Trump’s  many businesses have recently experienced bankruptcies, and it wasn’t clear how the cancellation of the 2015 pageant will impact his overall business empire.


Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Newark, New Jersey  (The Adobo Chronicles) – He blames President Obama for the one Ebola death and three infections in the U.S. and has repeatedly called for the total ban of all incoming flights from Africa. Yesterday, business magnate Donald Trump was put under a mandatory 21-day quarantine.

Trump was quarantined as he arrived at Newark Airport in New Jersey on a flight from Florida where he conducted a site inspection of the venue for the next Miss Universe Pageant in Miami. The states of New York and New Jersey have implemented a mandatory quarantine for  people suspected of carrying the Ebola virus or who are considered at ‘high risk.’

New Jersey Goveror Chris Christie said that Trump’s quarantine was imposed out of an abundance of caution. “Trump is known to be a frequent world traveler and it is quite possible that he has been in direct contact with Ebola patients or healthcare workers who have been treating patients,” Christie said.

Upon his arrival at Newark Airport, Trump complained of a slight fever. Lately, he has also exhibited lapses in memory, hair loss, foul mouth and irrational thoughts.  Although these are not necessarily the known symptoms of Ebola, the New Jersey Health Department wanted to be proactive about ensuring that potential spread of the deadly virus is nipped in the bud.

Everyone who had been in close contact with Trump (except on his Twitter page) in the last few weeks are advised to voluntarily quarantine themselves for 21 days and to watch out for possible symptoms like fever, vomiting, diarrhea or bleeding. “Also, if you are experiencing Trump-like symptoms, call 911 immediately,” Christie said.