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American doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S.
WaPo ^ | 8/2/2014 | Joel Achenbach, Brady Dennis and Caelainn Hogan

Posted on 08/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT by mojito

An American doctor stricken by Ebola in West Africa arrived home for treatment in Atlanta on Saturday, and U.S. government officials are urging the public to remain confident in the health-care system’s ability to keep the deadly disease isolated.

A charity organization, Samaritan’s Purse, said two Americans in serious condition with the disease were being evacuated: Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor who had been treating Ebola victims in Liberia, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary from Charlotte.

Brantly and Writebol have been hospitalized in serious condition in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Brantly was brought back to the United States first, in a specially equipped “air ambulance” aircraft that landed Saturday at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, in the northwest Atlanta suburbs, according to news reports.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; ebola; emoryuniversity; franklingraham; hotzone; kentbrantly; samaritanspurse; samaritinespurse
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Everything's under control.

Our government is in charge.

What could go wrong?

1 posted on 08/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
Not the sort of thing I like to see on the news.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 10:46:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mojito

Should have sent him to Gitmo!


3 posted on 08/02/2014 10:47:11 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis....,I')
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To: mojito

Doesn’t seem to be a popular opinion around here, but I think bringing them back for treatment is exactly the right thing to do. That’s assuming they can receive treatment here that’s superior to that in Africa.

We should never abandon our own for convenience, or even for safety. No more Benghazis!

Which is not to say that the government won’t screw it up.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 10:48:13 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: mojito

With all of the incompetents and “rogues” we’ve got working for the Federal government right now, I don’t think it’s going to be long before we hear a loud, OOPS! “Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy”.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: mojito

Big mistake.

I support Samaritan’s Purse but am very unsure if wisdom is being followed in allowing other Ebola-patient-treating Purse doctors to return on commercial airflights to the USA without first undergoing lengthy quarantining in Africa.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 10:48:53 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Forty-Niner

Hear, hear. I was wondering what would be a good alternative to give these good Christian healers the best medical care that they deserve.

God Bless them and all that attend to them, and please Lord keep us all safe from this disease.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 10:51:16 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: mojito

So if the doctor was doing all the right things to protect himself how did he get it?

Gitmo doesn’t seem like such a bad idea - however if it’s transmitted regardless of hazmat gear then even being in Gitmo wouldn’t ensure safety - unless everyone who went there never left.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 10:53:38 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: cripplecreek

How tough are those booties look like they are going though gravel


9 posted on 08/02/2014 10:53:52 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: mojito

I was really surprised he walked in.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 10:54:34 AM PDT by Raebie
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To: mojito

Considering we have a covert Islamic enemy agent posing as our POTUS, this stinks as yet another one of his side scams.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: al baby

I had the same thought.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 10:56:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Your tagline contradicts your statement. Curious to know your opinion of unicorns.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 10:56:26 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Resettozero

Or is there some test for being infected with the virus? Not everybody who catches it gets sick, let alone dies.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 10:56:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Ben Casey and Kildare.

A paradox.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 10:57:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Nobody else has suggested this. I think Gitmo would have been the perfect place for the Ebola patients. OR....use Gitmo to ship off these sickly illegal alien invaders.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 10:57:27 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Sherman Logan
These health care providers are not military or government personnel. They went to Africa voluntarily knowing the danger. The US has no obligation to bring them back(on the taxpayers dime) and endanger the whole population to a virus that has no cure. It is not the right thing to do. It is better to be be selfless and sacrifice a few than risk the whole population.
17 posted on 08/02/2014 10:58:00 AM PDT by pterional
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To: mojito

Sanitation and other relevant overall conditions in African hospitals are not even vaguely similar to those in US hospitals.

Individual attention to PPE can only do so much.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 10:58:02 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I don’t think it’s going to be long before we hear a loud, OOPS! “Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy”.

They knew the risks and went there of their own accord. I have no sympathies for them and bringing them here is a very bad precedence. Presumably these two goody two shoes ostensibly were well versed in containment procedures, yet they became infected, so it is only a matter of time.

19 posted on 08/02/2014 10:58:40 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: mojito

Ebola probably isn’t an issue for everyday people in Western countries, but there are certain demographics, namely queers and recreational drug users, whose weakened immune systems undoubtedly make them highly susceptible.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 11:00:04 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Or is there some test for being infected with the virus? Not everybody who catches it gets sick, let alone dies.

That's good to learn. Bring all those Samaaritan Purse doctors who have been treating Ebola patients to Atlanta then. (Before your post, I thought there might be cause for concern...)
21 posted on 08/02/2014 11:00:33 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: mojito

I’m actually waaaay more concerned about the 30 some-odd Peace Corps volunteers who are coming home from Liberia ASAP.
There are two of them who are currently quarantined there because they attended a woman who subsequently died of Ebola. They have not so far shown signs of disease. The rest of the crew are due to arive stateside any day now. They have been screened in-country by medical officers who work with Peace Corps, and have been OK’d to travel, but who knows if they are currently incubating the virus???
From the sounds of it, Liberia is a crime-ridden, pestilent hellhole.

Mrs. AV


22 posted on 08/02/2014 11:00:36 AM PDT by Atomic Vomit (http://www.cafepress.com/aroostookbeauty/358829)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Your tagline contradicts your statement.

How?

Moral imperatives exist and should normally be implemented, even at considerable risk.

A contradiction would be if I insisted there was no risk, which I'm not doing at all.

23 posted on 08/02/2014 11:00:39 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: mojito

BHO & Co. will find a way to create yet another unnecessary crisis for his own enjoyment.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 11:01:15 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Simply not worth the risk especially when all the best equipment to treat them could have just as easily be sent there.

I guess we’ll know how this turns out in a couple of weeks.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 11:02:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: pterional
It is better to be be selfless

You mean selfish. If the infected guys chose to remain in Africa to avoid any chance of infecting fellow Americans, that would be selfless.

If we abandon them to their fate because we're (not unreasonably) frightened, that's selfish.

26 posted on 08/02/2014 11:02:51 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: mojito

What are these two nut cases doing in Ebola territory? He was there as a doctor trying to help. He accomplished nothing because now he has it and 99% chance will die from it while performing as a human Guinea pig for CDC ghouls


27 posted on 08/02/2014 11:03:20 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Sherman Logan
You are certainly entitled to your opinion. And your opinion does have merit.

However, I think that while we should not abandon our own, we also should be loathe to putting undue risk of a lethal, communicable, incurable disease to our own as well. And we are faced with a government and a media that has already shown us they cannot be trusted!

28 posted on 08/02/2014 11:04:10 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Whether the clowns want to admit it or not, they have just imported Ebola to North America from Africa. It’s here and it’s here to stay. A lot of people are going to die.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 11:05:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
weakened immune systems undoubtedly make them highly susceptible.

That doesn't seem to be the case. I am unaware of any evidence at all that Ebola hits mainly or even preferentially the immune-compromised. Being IC doesn't help, of course, but it doesn't seem our immune system, no matter how healthy, is much use against this virus.

30 posted on 08/02/2014 11:05:12 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: dennisw

He was there serving the people there before the Ebola outbreak. Just so you know.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 11:05:19 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
..but there are certain demographics, namely queers and recreational drug users, whose weakened immune systems undoubtedly make them highly susceptible.

Yet look what that 2% of the country did with AIDS which takes an intentional effort to spread.

32 posted on 08/02/2014 11:06:24 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Sherman Logan

There is no Ebola treatment. Only palliative measures to make dying easier. Millions will be squandered on two nutty “missionaries” who put themselves in harms way, who are going to expire soon.

Great to be a missionary but do it somewhere else


33 posted on 08/02/2014 11:06:42 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A hospital ship would seem to have advantages for such treatment, but I don’t know enough about how they work to know.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 11:07:27 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Considering we have a covert Islamic enemy agent posing as our POTUS, this stinks as yet another one of his side scams.

There's nothing covert about his muslim terrorist leanings.

35 posted on 08/02/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Atomic Vomit

Correction!!!!
340 Peace Corps volunteers from Ebola stricken countries in West Africa are returning to U.S. soil!!!!!

Do I trust the CDC to follow them for the requisite time it takes to tell if they have the virus or not???

No. Much better to demonize a Christian doctor from Samaritan’s Purse.

Have they potentially exposed others to undiagnosed, self-reported illness??? Who knows.

Mrs. AV


36 posted on 08/02/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT by Atomic Vomit (http://www.cafepress.com/aroostookbeauty/358829)
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To: Sherman Logan

We are not abandoning them. They made the choice on their own free will to go. They should be selfless and stay put rather than endanger more lives with an incurable virus.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 11:11:12 AM PDT by pterional
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To: Resettozero
Inhalation Ebola: Governments Ready For World War Ebola

ALERT! CDC Sees AIRBORNE EBOLA Transmission, Issues Guidance For Aircraft Flight Crews, Cleaning & Cargo Crews

38 posted on 08/02/2014 11:11:14 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I agree with you. We may also be able to learn something from their cases, which would be impossible under African conditions.

One of them (the woman volunteer) received the experimental serum, and the other (the doctor) did not. So, allowing for gender differences, that might give a clue about what is effective and what is not.


39 posted on 08/02/2014 11:11:58 AM PDT by livius
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To: FlingWingFlyer
A lot of people are going to die.

When the pandemic spreads across America, the anti-CHRIST in the white hut will laugh and say "never let a crisis go to waste".

40 posted on 08/02/2014 11:12:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Considering we have a covert Islamic enemy agent posing as our POTUS, this stinks as yet another one of his side scams."

I had Rush's program on for a little while yesterday. He mentioned the possible theory that Obama might believe it's unfair for Africa to suffer through Ebola while America goes unaffected.

41 posted on 08/02/2014 11:12:57 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Aria

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3188125/posts

Check out the story linked in this thread. It’s by Preston who is mentioned in this wapo piece. If what he writes is accurate I think bringing this man to the US was a grave error.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 11:12:58 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: al baby

I think that stuff is made of tyvec.


43 posted on 08/02/2014 11:13:38 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I was wondering about that.

It would seem to me that maintaining a strong immune system would reduce our risk, at least to some degree. But from what I’ve seen nobody has even tried to address that.


44 posted on 08/02/2014 11:13:55 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: dennisw
There is no Ebola treatment. Only palliative measures to make dying easier.

Incorrect. "Palliative" treatments are likely to significantly increase the chance of survival. We don't know because past victims were almost all treated in locations where truly modern care was unavailable.

Finding out whether treatment can be even partially effective is a plus to this scenario.

For example, prior to the 2001 anthrax attacks we believed those infected died at about the rates for Ebola. We now know that antibiotic treatments, if started in time, are quite effective.

Another example. Until fairly recetly it was believed that rabies was by definition fatal. In the last 10 years or so, several people have survived, due to effective supportive care, not specific treatments, which still don't exist.

45 posted on 08/02/2014 11:14:15 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Atomic Vomit

I hope they quarantine the Peace Corps volunteers.

But I’m more concerned about the 10 “African leaders” and their vast retinues coming into DC for Bambi’s latest stunt.

I would doubt that the leaders have been exposed but they usually travel with huge entourages, and I don’t think they’re getting any particular scrutiny.


46 posted on 08/02/2014 11:14:51 AM PDT by livius
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To: FlingWingFlyer
There have been terrorist groups in the past trying to get body fluids from Ebola patients to weaponize the virus.
47 posted on 08/02/2014 11:15:37 AM PDT by pterional
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To: Calvin Locke

‘BHO ... will find a way to create yet another unnecessary crisis for his own enjoyment.’

You nailed it. ‘No Drama Obama’ has to have a three ring circus of chaos & crises going on around him in order to feel good/in control. Now that his poll #s are underwater to stay it takes more and more chaos & manufactured crises to keep him on even a semi-even keel. It will get worse from here.


48 posted on 08/02/2014 11:15:53 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: mojito

Is the Doctors nickname Patient Zero?


49 posted on 08/02/2014 11:17:09 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Things can always be worse and the Democrat Party is here to prove it.)
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To: mojito

First Ebola patient arrives at Emory University Hospital

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/plane-believed-to-be-carrying-ebola-patient-lands-/ngssn/


50 posted on 08/02/2014 11:17:30 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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