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  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Public Health Experts Can’t Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar as a “political operative” without the medical background necessary for the job — and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they “are repeating the administration’s talking points.” Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruz’ and other Republicans have...
  • 101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa

    10/19/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 137 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/19/14
    Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits.
  • Media: Germany 'working to build Ebola transport plane'

    10/19/2014 12:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    A German newspaper has reported that the government is developing a special aircraft designed to transport Ebola patients. At present, only the US has planes equipped for the task. The German government has commissioned flag carrier Lufthansa to develop special aircraft equipped to carry patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Citing government sources, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported that officials planned to develop several planes that were designed to safely carry such highly infectious patients. According to the paper, the planes are meant to be ready by mid-November, which is when the first German...
  • Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C.

    10/18/2014 8:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Ray Sanchez
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.As questions continue to swirl about how to deal with the ever-growing fears of Ebola, relatives of the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States gathered to grieve Saturday. Wiping tears from their eyes, family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan told CNN affiliate Time Warner Cable News Charlotte he was a "compassionate and respectful young man." As relatives said their final farewells to Duncan, a Liberian national and father of four, at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, they...
  • Ebola: Is bushmeat behind the outbreak?

    10/18/2014 6:47:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    BBC News Health ^ | October 18, 2014 | Melissa Hogenboom
    Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim's family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis? The origin has been traced to a two-year-old child from the village of Gueckedou in south-eastern Guinea, an area where batmeat is frequently hunted and eaten. The infant, dubbed Child Zero, died on 6 December 2013. The child's family stated they had hunted two species of bat which carry the Ebola virus. Bushmeat or wild animal meat covers any animal that...
  • Oct. 18: The latest developments in Ebola

    10/18/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Obama: US can’t cut itself off from West Africa President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama also pushed back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. Lawmakers have called it a common-sense step to prevent more people with Ebola from entering the U.S., but Obama said such a ban would only hamper aid efforts and screening measures. “Trying to seal off...
  • The Worst Of The Ebola Outbreak Is Yet To Come

    The Economist October 18, 2014 On March 25th the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a rash of cases of Ebola in Guinea, the first such ever seen in west Africa. As of then there had been 86 suspected cases, and there were reports of suspected cases in the neighbouring countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia as well. The death toll was 60. On October 15th the WHO released its latest update. The outbreak has now seen 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola. All but 24 of those have been in Guinea (16% of the total), Sierra Leone (36%)...
  • Air France unions seek to stop flights to Guinea

    10/18/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    the Local (France) ^ | 18 Oct 2014 10:32 GMT+02:00
    Air France flight attendant unions on Friday called for a halt to services to the Guinean capital Conakry due to concerns about a "serious risk" of spreading Ebola. The daily Air France Paris-Conakry flight "carries a serious risk of spreading the epidemic, particularly in our country," read a statement from the two unions of flight crew and commercial staff. They called for a closure of the route until the epidemic is under control. They also slammed what they called totally inappropriate protection from Air France -- which provided them with "a simple pair of gloves" -- and called for more...
  • Obama Claims 'Experts' Told Him 'What We're Doing' is FAR More Effective than Any Africa Travel Ban

    10/18/2014 8:19:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 45 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    First Dear Leader told us we couldn't ban travel from east African nations with Ebola victims lying rotting in the streets because it would 'hamper aid efforts'... like the United States of America doesn't have an Air Force or anything- NOW the story goes that his bungling, incompetent administration's reactive, paralyzed-by-some-racial-narrative response to the crisis is 'more effective' according to  'experts in the field' that he's consulted. And you know what Obama 'experts' look like. But as Churchill once said, 'No matter how beautiful the strategy, one should at least occasionally look at the results'... indeed. I can understand him not wanting to...
  • Hagan Flip Flops Again, Issues Third Position On Ebola Travel Ban

    10/17/2014 9:19:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Caroline May
    Not again! After being for a travel ban, then changing her position to say such restrictions would not work, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is back on board with a travel ban. “I am calling on the Administration to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens from the affected countries in West Africa,” Hagan, who is running for reelection,
  • Possible Ebola Patient Who Recently Traveled to Africa Isolated at Inova Hospital in Virginia

    10/17/2014 1:39:30 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Aurelius
    A woman who recently returned from Africa and was found vomiting today has been transferred to and isolated at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. Officials are scrambling to find everyone the woman has had contact with recently. The woman became sick at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, and started to vomit near the Pentagon. She was on a tour bus and, if found to have Ebola, could have potentially exposed dozens to the extremely deadly virus. The most recent reports state that hazmat teams belonging to Arlington County were at the scene of where the woman started vomiting on the...
  • An Ebola travel ban would be completely unprecedented - Here's why (Spinning for Obola)

    10/17/2014 1:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 17, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There's a lot of information out there on the Ebola crisis. And now, the issue's gone political with increasingly vocal talk on Capitol Hill and in midterm campaigns calling for a travel ban to keep the disease from spreading in the U.S. Let's sort through the muck and get to the facts:What's all this talk about a travel ban to deal with the Ebola outbreak?Some Republican lawmakers and a handful of Democrats are calling for a travel ban on people from the West African countries most affected by the disease. In Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, more than 4,400 people...
  • U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training (Unbelievable!)

    10/17/2014 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10.17.14 | Tim Mak
    As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus. American military operations to fight Ebola in Africa are unfolding quickly—forcing the military to come up with some procedures and protocols on the fly. Soldiers preparing for deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related training before leaving to combat the epidemic. And the first 500 soldiers to arrive have been holing up in Liberian hotels and government facilities while the military builds longer-term infrastructure on the ground. For soldiers at Fort...
  • Aid group leader: Africa's Ebola standards higher than CDC's

    10/17/2014 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    U.S. standards for protecting healthcare workers from Ebola are weaker than those widely used in West Africa, according to the leader of a group treating victims of the virus in Liberia. “We’re not comfortable with [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)] procedures,” Ken Isaacs, the vice president of Samaritan's Purse, told The Hill. When Samaritan's Purse health workers treat patients in Liberia, they wear two pairs of gloves and spray themselves with disinfectant twice before leaving the isolation ward. They have a three-foot “no touch” policy and hold safety meetings every day. In U.S. hospitals — such as Texas...
  • Woman Who Had Been to West Africa Vomits on Bus Near Pentagon

    10/17/2014 11:24:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-17-2014 | Breitbart via WUSA
    WUSA in Washington DC reported that a woman who claimed she had recently been to West Africa vomited in a bus inside the Pentagon parking lot on Friday. According to WUSA, the woman vomited in the parking lot around 9:10 a.m. in the Pentagon’s parking lot. Officials in Arlington said that “the individual allegedly indicated that she had recently visited western Africa. Out of an abundance of caution, all pedestrian and vehicular traffic was suspended around the South Parking lot, while Arlington County responded to the scene.” The woman was taken to the Virginia Hospital Center, but did not exit...
  • Press freedom muzzled in Ebola affected countries

    10/17/2014 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Prospero · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10/1 | Maximilian Borowski
    Christian Mihr, from the German branch of Reporters without Borders (RSF) claims the press is increasingly muzzled in reporting flaws and difficulties in crisis management. Report lists incidents in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Obama hosted leaders of Ebola-plagued West African countries at August summit

    10/17/2014 9:58:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    Ebola carriers exposing Americans to the deadly Virus? Did any Ebola carriers visiting the White House to attend Obama’s first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit on August 4-6 precede the late Thomas Eric Duncan in potentially exposing Americans to the deadly virus? Dozens of high-ranking government officials from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were in attendance at the Summit, some accompanied by entourages. The three West African countries—where the Ebola outbreak was already claiming lives—were listed on the White House guest list in alphabetical order.
  • Obama DHS Expediting Visa Requests From Ebola-Infected Countries

    10/17/2014 9:33:33 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 35 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… The Obama administration is making it easier for Africans from Ebola infected countries to stay in America. The US Department of Homeland Security is expediting visa requests from Ebola-infected countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States.
  • Lagos Lawmakers Commend 591 Nigerian Volunteers To Liberia

    10/16/2014 11:03:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    Leadership ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | NAN
    Some members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday commended 591 Nigerian professional health workers who volunteered to help in the containment of Ebola in affected countries. They gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Mr Taiwo Kolawole, the Deputy Speaker, said that there was nothing wrong in assisting the affected countries in such a pathetic situation.
  • Seeing Ebola through Obama's eyes

    10/16/2014 10:57:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | October 17, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    The nephew of the black African who brought Ebola to the United States doesn't blame his uncle. He blames us. He writes in The Dallas Morning News that his uncle did everything right in Liberia, but still got Ebola, and wasn't treated correctly in the U.S. The claim is that he had a right to be on U.S. soil and that it's our fault he's dead. I suspect this is how President Barack Obama views Ebola. How else do you explain his opposition to a common-sense ban on travel to the U.S. by people from Ebola-infected countries? Tragically, Obama's alternative...
  • Army Secretary: 'I Certainly Would Not Suggest to Any Family, Don't Be Worried'

    10/16/2014 7:49:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Ebola is "a very concerning matter," Secretary of the Army John McHugh told reporters on Wednesday. "I certainly would not suggest to any family, don't be worried, don't be concerned. Every time a solider goes forward on any mission, there's concern. And -- and this is a very concerning matter." Hundreds of U.S. military personnel are now in Liberia to help that country deal with its raging Ebola epidemic. Thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming weeks and months. McHugh said the U.S. military has been working "very, very closely" with its own medical experts as...
  • WHO Sounds The Alarm On Ebola: 'The Situation Is Deteriorating'

    10/16/2014 6:44:09 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    BI ^ | 10-16-2014 | Pamela Engel
    Pamela Engel October 16, 2014While the US is panicking about three Ebola cases in one month, parts of West Africa are deteriorating rapidly, with little sign that the region is getting the outbreak under control. Ebola has hit Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone the hardest because these countries don't have healthcare systems that are equipped to handle the disease. Nurses at hospitals in these countries are "lightly trained and minimally protected" and Ebola patients are dying "surrounded by pools of infectious waste," according to a report in The New York Times. Some hospitals don't have access to running water, soap,...
  • Abandonment of BringBackOurGirls campaigns

    10/16/2014 4:12:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    People's Daily ^ | 16 October 2014
    Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared – except for families in Nigeria. Abuja, Nigeria – Six months after the armed group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in the northeastern town of Chibok, 219 remain in captivity after 57 escaped. That may come as a surprise to many because the April 14 mass abduction that drew global shock, condemnation, and media attention has since been largely forgotten – except in Chibok that is. Every day at Unity Fountain in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, family members of the girls, community members,...
  • Obama's Next Executive Order: Sending The National Guard to Fight Ebola in Africa

    10/16/2014 12:53:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama will sign an executive order as soon as today deploying National Guard troops to Ebola stricken countries in West Africa according to a report from NBC News.President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece....
  • Pregnant Liberian refused entry into Kenya from Brussels

    10/16/2014 9:47:33 AM PDT · by Prospero · 7 replies
    Front Page Africa ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rodney D. Sieh
    Traveling into Africa from Belgium to visit aunt Days 'without food & water, Liberian 'ebola prisoner' In the past week, the stigmatization of Ebola hit new lows, not just for citizens of nations hardly-hit by the virus residing in western nations, but also for Africans within Africa, a sad reality Monique Tatu Allison discovered when she touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last Sunday. “Can you imagine a Liberian citizen being detained in Kenya for over 24 hours in this kind of room, sleeping on this hard bed, I don’t even want to call it a bed, this...
  • Top US lawmakers Urge West Africa Travel Ban

    10/16/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 18 replies
    Top US Lawmakers Urge West Africa Travel Ban 2014-10-16 07:37 Washington - Senior US lawmakers overseeing homeland security on Wednesday joined calls for authorities to impose a temporary ban on travel from West Africa, in order to prevent an Ebola outbreak. Two American health-care workers at a Dallas, Texas hospital have been diagnosed with Ebola after caring for a Liberian man who died of the disease last week, and President Barack Obama's administration has shifted into overdrive in efforts to contain the disease's spread. "A temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is...
  • The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place (Triple Bagger)

    10/16/2014 7:46:06 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 25 Aug 14 | By Laura Seay and Kim Yi Dionne
    <p>Vivian Koshefobamu, a 45-year-old vendor, speaks in front of dried meat, at the Ajegunle-Ikorodu market in Lagos on August 13, 2014.</p>
  • EBOLA PICTURE GETS UGLIER AND UGLIER

    10/16/2014 5:51:17 AM PDT · by shortstop · 69 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    We have screwed the pooch. With this ebola thing, it is hard to imagine how we could have been more incompetent. Our stupidity has killed one patient and infected two nurses, and left a nation suddenly unsure of the reliability of its health care system. For all the cocky assurances and arrogant assertions, it turns out that primitives with dust masks are better at caring for ebola patients than we are with our isolations units and high-tech doo-dads. In the treatment of one patient, the American hospital system has infected more health care workers than would be infected by the...
  • Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions

    10/14/2014 11:30:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    latimes.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Paul Richter
    A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done.
  • House Dems call for US troops in Africa to give direct Ebola care

    10/15/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    thehill ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    A trio of House Democrats is calling on President Obama to allow U.S. troops in West Africa to provide direct care to Ebola patients. The Obama administration has already committed around 4,000 U.S. troops to help fight Ebola in the affected West African countries, but they are performing tasks such as building treatment centers and training local providers, not directly providing care. Reps. Keith Ellison (Minn.), Karen Bass (Calif.), and Barbara Lee (Calif.) want to change that.
  • Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases

    10/15/2014 12:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 15, 2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    The Continent prepares for the virus to spread, but for many, it’s already here. ROME, Italy — If you were surprised to hear the news that a Sudanese United Nations worker died of the deadly Ebola virus in a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, you might be even more surprised to learn just how many Ebola patients there are elsewhere in Europe. The World Health Organization maintains that there are eight confirmed cases of the deadly virus in Europe tied to the current outbreak: two dead missionaries in Spain, one dead doctor in Germany, one cured man and one doctor in...
  • Ebola Health Care Workers in Liberia Defy Call to Strike

    10/15/2014 10:44:56 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Times ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    Liberian health care workers largely ignored a call to strike Monday, despite claims that an estimated 80% of them are being forced to go without adequate supplies to fight the Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 4,000 lives in west Africa. The government had asked health care workers to be reasonable, arguing a strike would have negative consequences on the containment of the outbreak, BBC reports. Liberia’s National Health Workers Association had called the strike demanding an increase in hazard pay Liberia is one of countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, with 3,924 cases of the more than...
  • Ebola strain appears to be different

    10/15/2014 9:56:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Times Record News ^ | October 15, 2014 | John Ingle
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)WICHITA FALLS, Texas - This strain of Ebola virus is different, a local infectious disease doctor said Tuesday. Dr. Bob McBroom said most Ebola outbreaks in the past have numbered 500 patients or less. This one, mostly in West Africa, has resulted in close to 10,000 cases worldwide, including the first transmission case in the United States. “I think it may be an increase in population, or it may be a change in the virulence of the virus,” he said. “It’s hard to say. But certainly with what’s going on now in Africa is a lot different from what type...
  • What Else Are They Lying To Us About?

    10/15/2014 5:41:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Well, this is a blockbuster: A new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News shows 67 percent of people say they would support restricting entry to the United States from countries struggling with Ebola. Another 91 percent would like to see stricter screening procedures at U.S. airports in response to the disease’s spread. I think the last time that many Americans agreed on anything was during WWII, and even then some had second thoughts later. So clearly, this poll is bogus. Allow me to restructure the poll in a way that will allow us to get a more useful,...
  • The Ebola outbreak is not just a human tragedy. It’s also an economic one.

    10/14/2014 6:41:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | October 14, 2014 | Ylan Q. Mui
    Harnessing the energy of the St. Paul River in Liberia, the Mount Coffee hydroelectric plant was supposed to bring power -- and prosperity -- to a country upended by nearly two decades of civil war. That was before the outbreak of Ebola ravaged the developing nation, where less than 1 percent of the population has access to reliable public electricity. Construction on the plant has ground to a halt. The foreign staffers leading the project have left the country. Hopes of lighting up Liberia by 2016 could are dimming. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 2,300 people in Liberia,...
  • Ted Cruz calls for ban on travelers from African countries battling Ebola

    10/14/2014 5:51:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/14/14 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Sen. Ted Cruz called Tuesday for a ban on travelers from West African countries grappling with Ebola. “Common sense dictates that we should impose a travel ban on commercial airline flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” he said by phone from Texas. "There’s no reason to allow ongoing commercial air traffic out of those countries.”
  • ISIS cancer spreading to North Africa

    10/14/2014 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Daniel Nisman
    Nearly two months after President Obama first vowed to eradicate ISIS, this cancer is spreading in North Africa — within striking distance of Europe’s soft underbelly.  On Sept. 15, a group of Algerian jihadists broke away from the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb network to pledge allegiance to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The self-proclaimed “Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria” proved their worth days later, ambushing a group of French tourists in a popular Algerian national park, kidnapping and beheading one of them.  On Sept. 23, the new group Soldiers of the Caliphate in Egypt popped...
  • Why not Communion for polygamists if we give it to divorced and remarried?: South African Cardinal

    10/13/2014 5:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Hilary White
    If someone in Germany who is divorced and civilly remarried can receive Communion without being expected to change his lifestyle, why can’t someone in Africa who is “married” to two women do so as well? That’s the question that Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the archbishop of Durban, South Africa, asked in a recent interview with Catholic News Service. Napier added that a better way forward for the Church than the recommendation made by the German Cardinal Walter Kasper is to recommend the traditional Christian practice of fortitude in the face of suffering; the carrying of the cross. “Jesus didn’t say ‘I...
  • Filipinos to be screened for Ebola outside PH (21 day quarantine for their own citizens)

    10/13/2014 3:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | October 14, 2014 | Christian V. Esguerra, Jocelyn R. Uy, Tina G. Santos and Christine O. Avendaño
    MANILA, Philippines–The government has begun requiring a 21-day screening for Filipinos in Ebola-hit countries in West Africa before they would be allowed to travel to the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said on Monday. Once cleared, returning Filipinos will be covered by a “no regrets” policy requiring observation for another 21 days in the Philippines to make sure they had not contracted the deadly virus, he said. During the second phase, Ona said Filipinos coming from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone would be asked to inform local health authorities by cell phone of possible Ebola virus symptoms such as fever,...
  • Ebola threatens chocolate

    10/13/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Updated: 10/13/14 10:10 AM EDT | By BILL TOMSON
    Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply. Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the harvest season begins. The West African nation of about 20 million — also known as Côte D’Ivoire — has yet to experience a single case of Ebola, but the outbreak already could raise prices. The world’s chocolate makers have taken notice....
  • Military's Ebola mission: Edge out China in Africa?

    10/13/2014 7:58:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    10/12/14 ^ | 10/13/14 | Aaron Klein
    Crisis presents opportunity to achieve long-time Western goal For an administration that prides itself in never letting a crisis go to waste, the Ebola outbreak is seemingly offering the perfect opportunity to achieve a long-time Western goal – to build up a U.S. military presence in Africa in the face of growing Chinese investment and influence on the continent.
  • A cavalier attitude toward Ebola

    10/13/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Kokomo Perspective ^ | October 13, 2014 | John Floyd
    Why didn’t I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I heard Dr. Tom Freiden, director of the Centers for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, make the following statement. Dr. Freiden stated, “I have no doubt we will control this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely.” What does that mean? What is his definition of widely? From the very start of the Ebola epidemic the CDC has treated the disease with a cavalier attitude. I don’t believe in inevitability. Inevitability occurs when nothing is done to affect outcomes. Inevitability of the introduction of the Ebola disease...
  • Purdue professor says Ebola 'primed' to go airborne

    10/12/2014 11:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | October 12, 2014 | Tanya Spencer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The first case of Ebola transmitted between patients in America has experts across the country reviewing safety protocols. At Purdue University, Dr. David Sanders has been studying the virus since 2003 – specifically how this particular Zaire strain of Ebola enters human cells. While the virus has thus far only been shown to be transferred via bodily fluids, Sanders argues that it could become airborne. "It can enter the lung from the airway side," Sanders said. "So this argues that Ebola is primed to have respiratory transmission. "We need to be taking this into consideration," he...
  • Israel Vs. Ebola

    10/12/2014 8:28:33 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 12, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Vs. EbolaBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — October 12, 2014 … Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning held a discussion on the spread of the Ebola virus, in continuation of a similar discussion held last Monday, 6 October. At today’s meeting in Jerusalem it was decided to emphasize the questioning of travelers arriving in Israel from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, who are most at risk. The questioning will be implemented at air, land and sea entry points into...
  • Expert: ‘Very real’ chance U.S. soldiers deployed to African hot zone will get Ebola

    10/12/2014 1:21:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz Shaw reported on Sunday that a Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital care provider who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the American Ebola victim whom the Centers for Disease Control have taken to calling the “index patient,” has tested positive for the deadly hemorrhagic fever. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told the Associated Press that the spread of the infection was the result of a failure to observe proper procedures for handling an Ebola patient. He added that there “certainly had to have been an inadvertent, innocent breach of protocol of taking care of...
  • U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

    10/12/2014 9:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 12, 2014 | Phil Steward
    (Reuters) - At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. For these families, the virus is raising a different kind of anxiety than the one they have weathered during 13 years of ground war in Afghanistan and Iraq. They want to know how the military can keep soldiers safe from the epidemic, a new addition to the Army's long list of threats. "Ebola is a different problem set that the division hasn't (faced) before," said Major General Gary...
  • Now it’s time to panic. Ebola threatens global chocolate supply

    10/12/2014 12:25:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    First off, we should probably get to the headline swamping the news outlets this morning. A second case of Ebola, contracted in the United States, has been confirmed in Texas. The patient is a health care worker who was in contact with the the original victim from Liberia who passed away this week. A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died last week, has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test, the state’s department of health said in a statement.The health care worker reported having a...
  • New York City: Muslim genitally mutilates wife after raping her

    10/12/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    Atlas Shruggs ^ | 10/12/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Female genital mutilation (FGM) or clitoridectomy is an Islamic tradition, rampant in the Muslim world. These news reports never mention female genital mutilation’s justification in Islamic law, always painting it as a cultural practice. “Man circumcises wife after raping her: cops,” by Kirstan Conley, New York Post, October 7, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A Manhattan man was charged with circumcising his much-younger wife after she refused to have sex, authorities said Tuesday. Moussa Diarra, 48, wanted to have anal intercourse with the 24-year-old victim and when she said no, he forced himself on her, police said. He...
  • Liberia, Aid Groups Criticize British Airways’ Decision to Extend Suspension of Flights

    10/12/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | October 10, 2014 | Joe Cortez
    British Airways is receiving pushback from multiple stakeholders after extending their stop on flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Telegraph reports that the U.K. flag carrier announced its suspension of flights to Ebola-affected countries, which was initially scheduled to last through December, will continue until March 2015. In August, the airline first ended its weekly scheduled flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Lungi International Airport (FNA) in Sierra Leone, as well as all flights to Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Liberia. According to The Wall Street Journal, British Airways cancelled the flights “due to the deteriorating public health...
  • 2nd person who got ebola was wearing FULL PROTECTIVE GEAR as recommended by the CDC per presser!

    10/12/2014 5:54:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 305 replies
    From Press conference live right now: The 2nd person who contracted ebola was wearing the full protective gear as recommended by the CDC! Wow!