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  • CDC admitted disease imported as states data reveals illegal immigrant links

    10/22/2014 9:47:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/22/14
    In straightforward defiance against the White House position of non-transparency, previous communication from the Center for Disease Control discovered Tuesday acknowledged that 97 percent of the measles found in United States this year could be attributed to “importations from at least 18 countries.” Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to put on protection. Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response,...
  • CDC Ebola Plane N163PA Scheduled To Go to Africa Tonight?(Atlanta-Bermuda-Dakar)(Vanity)

    10/22/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Flightaware ^ | 10-22-2014 | TCRLAF
    It appears that the one of the CDC's Ebola patient planes will soon be on the move again, heading to Africa. This is from the flight-following website FlightAware. 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) Dakar (GOOY / DKR) 06:25AM ADT 03:33PM GMT Scheduled 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Cartersville (KVPC) Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) 02:10AM EDT 05:27AM ADT Scheduled http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N163PA
  • CDC: Travelers from Ebola-impacted nations will be monitored for 21 days

    10/22/2014 1:56:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The CDC and the Obama administration has finally decided to put in place some safeguards on travelers from western Africa, although they still fall short of the travel ban backed by most Americans. On Monday, Allahpundit noted that the White House has now directed the FAA and airlines to route all travelers from Ebola-impacted nations to five airports, which isn’t all that much of a change from what usually takes place anyway. The CDC followed suit today by ordering 21-day monitoring for all of those travelers, whether they pass a temperature screen or not: The new measures, to be...
  • Infected by Politics

    10/22/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 21, 2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    The public-health establishment has unanimously opposed a travel and visa moratorium from Ebola-plagued West African countries to protect the U.S. population. To evaluate whether this opposition rests on purely scientific grounds, it helps to understand the political character of the public-health field. For the last several decades, the profession has been awash in social-justice ideology. Many of its members view racism, sexism, and economic inequality, rather than individual behavior, as the primary drivers of differential health outcomes in the U.S. According to mainstream public-health thinking, publicizing the behavioral choices behind bad health—promiscuous sex, drug use, overeating, or lack of exercise—blames...
  • Ebola is an Economic Catastrophe

    10/22/2014 7:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Everyone has it wrong. Americans are frightened to death of the medical implications of Ebola- as well they should be. I’ve never in my lifetime seen a disease that has infected and killed so many healthcare professionals.Unfortunately I might have also been the first American to experience damage from Ebola to my “personal economy” 2 weeks ago. As a branding expert, I speak at business conventions and conferences all over the world. I had already been booked for weeks as the keynote speaker for an event in Dallas in early November. Then came the announcement that Thomas Duncan was being...
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...
  • Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

    10/06/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaOctober 6, 2014 The idea that Ebola could go airborne is terrifying. Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at highest risk — but that would change if the virus were to mutate so that it could be transmitted through the air while keeping its present lethality. That's a nightmare scenario. But it's more the stuff of bad...
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
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  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • A Look at Ebola

    10/21/2014 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/21/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first identified in 1976, in what was then called Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). The name comes from the Ebola River, a tributary of the Congo River in central Africa, where the majority of EVD epidemics have occurred. However, recent outbreaks are now in Western Africa, and involve major cities, as well as rural areas. WHO pegs the average EVD case fatality rate at around 50%. Outbreaks in the past have logged case fatality rates of 25 to an astonishing 90 percent. Recently, symptoms of this dread disease have been well-publicized. Indeed,...
  • What Congressmen Are Told About Ebola

    10/21/2014 8:13:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Why is the United States not closing all flights from the affected areas, and why is it still issuing travel visas to citizens from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea? The Congressional Research Service has been driving the legislative debate since 1914, giving our Congressmen information on various topics. The latest report on October 3, 2014, entitled, “Ebola: Basics about the Disease,” by Sarah Lister, Specialist in Public Health and Epidemiology, provides the following information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola outbreak began in December 2013 in Guinea and spread...
  • Ebola vaccine abandoned in 2008 after showing promise in trials

    10/21/2014 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The pitch was intriguing: U.S. health officials wanted to fast-track trials for an Ebola vaccine and sounded the call for volunteers. Charles Sullivan called up the hotline on a whim, figuring the National Institutes of Health already had filled its queue and wouldn’t need him. But he was accepted for three rounds of shots of a deactivated virus, a year’s worth of blood analysis and a $900 check for his trouble. The clinical trial went well, and the vaccine seemed promising. A decade later, the country is still waiting for a vaccine amid a worldwide Ebola outbreak, and Mr. Sullivan...
  • 6 People Who Downplayed The Threat Of Ebola

    10/21/2014 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    With the announcement last week that a second nurse had contracted the Ebola virus – and then flown with the Ebola virus already manifesting as a “low-grade” fever – it has become clear that the government is not in control of the situation. Already, the Centers for Disease Control have announced that they will be adopting stricter protocols in the future, which would make perfect sense given that any common sense standard would include travel bans on those who treat Ebola patients.
  • CDC ADMITS TX PRESBY FOLLOWED PROTOCOL

    10/20/2014 5:53:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Breitbart
    CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported that the CDC admitted during a phone conference with the press that Texas Presbyterian Hospital “did seem to be following CDC protocols” in their treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan on Monday’s “
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Govt Stops New Funding and Calls for Voluntary Pause on Research of Pandemic Potential of Pathogens

    10/20/2014 12:08:06 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    While federal and state agencies institute new policies and procedures in light of Ebola making an appearance in the U.S., the White House has called for a suspension on research involving other viruses with deadly potential for the time being. On Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced its moratorium on funding new “gain-of-function” research, saying it plans to further assess its risks and benefits. It also called for a voluntary stop on current research in this field. “Because the deliberative process launching today will aim to address key questions about the risks and benefits of...
  • CDC Gave $25 Mil in Bonuses, Had No Money for “No Exposed Skin” Ebola Guidelines

    10/20/2014 8:25:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    FrontPage ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s the fault of those mean Republican budget cuts. The CDC had the cash to pay out $25 million in bonuses, but it just couldn’t put the money together to write up guidelines telling hospitals that nurses should have no exposed skin when treating Ebola patients. Will the Republican budget cutting madness never stop? "U.S. taxpayers gave $6 billion in salaries and $25 million in bonuses to an elite corps of health care specialists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2007, according to data compiled by American Transparency’s OpenTheBooks.com, an online portal aggregating 1.3 billion lines of...
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization’s protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • The Incompetence Virus

    10/20/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 10 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 10/20/2014 | David Catron
    The folks at Media Matters for America are angry at the press. In a sublimely ironic post, Eric Boehlert fumes, “As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus … they're getting a major assist from the news media.” Boehlert believes that media coverage of Ebola has abetted the GOP’s low designs by creating the “unfair” impression that the Obama administration is somehow incompetent ... Presumably, this indictment includes notorious right wing rags like the New York Times, which recently published an op-ed by Joe Nocera that points out the obvious: “When you...
  • Plans in place to make new hospital primary Ebola facility (TX)

    10/19/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    wfaa ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>To pick up the load, he says Parkland Hospital will now stand up a Go Team, including 50 medical specialists who can assist at any local hospital.</p> <p>There are also plans to identify a new hospital as the primary Ebola facility as soon as tomorrow. Back at Presbyterian, the health care workers enter another week of closely monitoring their temperatures for any signs of fever -- a symptom of Ebola.</p>
  • New CDC Ebola guidelines will be "more stringent," NIH expert says

    10/19/2014 5:13:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies
    The new protocols that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are developing for health care workers treating patients with Ebola will be "much more stringent" than previous guidelines, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health [NIH] National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. While Fauci said he didn't want to "preempt" new protocols, he said they will go "a step further" than the previous World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines that the CDC had followed for years.
  • CDC to Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Preps Team [ CDC Protocols used in Dallas were wrong ]

    10/19/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    abc news | oct 19 2014 | Mike Stobbe
    snippets- Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed. "So there were parts about that protocol that left vulnerability, parts of the skin that were open," Fauci said.
  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola

    10/17/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    DENVER The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He said the CDC has assured the Denver-based airline that crewmembers on the flights are at a very low risk of exposure.The airline put the pilots and flight attendants on leave for 21 days, which health experts consider the outer limit of how long it would take someone...
  • If you want to live, ignore the CDC

    10/19/2014 8:52:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 10/18/13 | Richard Amerling, M.D., of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
    To maintain, as does Dr. Frieden, that stopping travel to the U.S. from the few countries where Ebola is running rampant would somehow harm us is illogical to the point of absurdity. And it is now clear to every other sentient being that Ebola is far more contagious, and deadly, than AIDS, to which Dr. Frieden compared Ebola. The latest nugget is that Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, called the CDC numerous times before boarding her flight from Cleveland back to Dallas and was told it was OK for her to fly because her fever did...
  • Everything would run like a German clock if it weren’t for Bush.

    10/19/2014 7:25:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-19-2014 | MOTUS
    As I reported yesterday, Big Guy was“seething” about his minions mis-mishandling of the Ebola crisis. He was so mad that he punished everyone (except his new Ebola Czar who hasn’t screwed anything up, yet) with an after hours shame and blame meeting where he made them listen for hours as he droned on and on.“When I agreed to take this job I was told everything would run like a German clock!”First he yelled at them for being so stupid they couldn’t even get the time right. Then he blamed Bush for leaving him a clock so broken it wasn’t even...
  • New York Times: 'Seething' Obama Has Been Let Down by CDC

    10/19/2014 6:17:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | John Nolte
    Whether it's his IRS targeting his political opponents, his NSA spying on journalists, his EPA blowing an oil spill, his HHS fumbling a Website designed to sell only one product (ObamaCare), or his CDC proving itself so inept you wonder if anyone there has even bothered to see the movie "Outbreak," President Obama's Palace Guards in the mainstream media are always there to assure us the President is very, Very, VERY angry and disappointed. As though the guy in charge is the helpless one, the real victim. With the federal government's unforgivable mishandling of Ebola threatening to finally consume his...
  • Ebola is 'disaster of our generation' says aid agency (Barry says "don't worry")

    10/18/2014 5:25:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    London (AFP) - Aid agency Oxfam on Saturday said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", as US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria" in the face of the growing crisis.
  • Vanity, sort of: CDC's Recommendations for Ebola PPE probably caused those nurses to get infected

    10/18/2014 4:31:48 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 11 replies
    Google Wayback accessing CDC website ^ | on or before September 9, 2014 | CDC
    If somebody can post the CDC poster as a graphic, that would be great. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140909060457/http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ppe-poster.pdf
  • Washington’s Action Plan for Ebola: Squalid Waste and Pork-Barrel Spending by the CDC and NIH

    10/18/2014 4:23:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Years ago, I shared a very funny poster that suggests that more government is hardly ever the right answer to any question.Yet in Washington, the standard response to any screwup by government is to make government even bigger. Sort ofMitchellÂ’s Law on steroids.And thatÂ’s exactly whatÂ’s happening with the Ebola crisis. The bureaucracies that have received tens of billions of dollars over the years to preclude a crisis are now expecting to get rewarded with more cash.Governor Jindal of Louisiana debunks the notion that more money for the bureaucracy is some sort of elixir. HereÂ’s some of what he wrote...
  • VANITY- CDC updated published protocols on Ebola. STILL no staff protection gear protocols! None!

    10/18/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    CDC ^ | Oct 18,2014 | NLZ
    The CDC just today updated their Ebola protocols. STILL they have no idea what protections the medical staff needs!!!!!!! They had no protective gear protocols for the medical staff in Dallas. NONE. Do a Page Save As, because when the Ebola Czar sees this page it will removed. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html
  • CDC Isolation Precautions Changed This Afternoon - ALERT

    10/18/2014 1:24:42 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 72 replies
    The master document on the CDC website was changed today sometime between 1000 and 1500 hours.The section titled "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)" which until this morning specified "gown, gloves, mask, and face shield" has been deleted, and replaced with "PPE Recommendations are forthcoming"
  • Six Reasons to Panic

    10/18/2014 11:57:59 AM PDT · by IChing · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/18/14 | Jonathan Last
    As a rule, one should not panic at whatever crisis has momentarily fixed the attention of cable news producers. But the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has migrated to both Europe and America, may be the exception that proves the rule. There are at least six reasons that a controlled, informed panic might be in order. (1) Start with what we know, and don’t know, about the virus. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies claim that contracting Ebola is relatively difficult because the virus is only transmittable by direct contact with bodily fluids...
  • Obama: 'We May See More' Ebola Cases in America

    10/18/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 62 replies
    President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that "we may see more" cases and said fighting the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders, and the media to 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 an entire region...
  • Some day they will ask “how could we not have known?”

    10/18/2014 7:11:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-18-2014 | MOTUS
    Here’s a factoid you might find interesting: none of the other FLOTUS’s that I’ve had the honor of reflecting have ever campaigned for anyone other than their husbands. Not so Lady M: she spends nearly as much time on the campaign and fund raising trail as Big Guy these days.Most recently she was stumping in Florida for Charlie Crist: “We need you to cast your ballot starting next Monday for early voting,” Obama said at a gymnasium at the Central Florida Fair grounds. “I’m asking you, vote early.” I’m sorry to report that this took place yesterday, while I was...
  • O’Reilly Rips ‘Pathetic Ideological Loons’ at MSNBC for Ebola ‘Racism’ Attacks

    10/17/2014 6:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Bill O’Reilly spent a significant part of his first segment tonight decrying the “racism” accusations being thrown by some MSNBC commentators amidst nationwide Ebola panic. O’Reilly did not directly call out MSNBC in his Talking Points Memo, but it was very clearly aimed at them, since he had teased the segment with a clip of Alex Wagner saying some Republican comments on Ebola, including calling for a travel ban is “not even thinly-veiled racism.” And that wasn’t the first time someone on MSNBC had invoked racism in talking about a travel ban; a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry‘s show did so...
  • Obama’s Deadly Ebola Lies

    10/17/2014 6:17:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama seems to forget that his chief duty under the Constitution is to protect the American people President Obama’s lies about the communicability of the truly terrifying Ebola virus are recklessly putting American lives at risk. And yesterday Obama did the unthinkable: he cancelled a precious campaign fundraiser to address an issue of intense interest to the American people. At a photo-opportunity disguised as an emergency cabinet meeting the president did what he always does: he lied and lied and lied. “Here’s what we know about Ebola: That it is not like the flu,” Obama told his groupies in government...
  • The Dangers of Obama Appointees Frightfully Apparent in Their Public Statements

    10/17/2014 6:16:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Incredibly high degree of utter stupidity that is so rampant in the Obama Administration Thanks to a CNSNews.com article posted October 15, 2014, we now have definite and conclusive documentation on just exactly how @#%$&%#-UP the Obama Administration currently is. The following two paragraphs explicitly spell out how pin-headed and confused at least two of the highest ranking members of that group are when it comes to discussing their handling of the Ebola high ranking medical disaster the United States now faces. The statements originated in a CNSNews.com article by Brittany M. Hughes on October 15, 2014 titled “CDC: You...
  • Dr. Thomas Frieden Medical License lapsed. No longer a licensed Doctor!

    10/17/2014 1:07:37 PM PDT · by WellyP · 60 replies
    Fox News Radio Georgia State registry of Licenced Doctors | 17 Oct. 2014 | Fox News Radio Tom Sullivan
    Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of CDC, medical license has lapsed! No longer a licensed Doctor!
  • Two-thirds back travel restrictions from Ebola-affected countries: poll

    10/17/2014 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    Two-thirds of Americans support restricting entry into the United States by people who have been in countries affected by the Ebola virus, and nine in 10 support stricter screenings of people coming into the U.S. from such countries.
  • Is CDC Hiding Enterovirus Link To Illegal Alien Kids?

    10/17/2014 3:49:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Public Health: A disease that was once rare in the U.S. is killing Americans, and its rise coincides with the tidal wave of unaccompanied minor children arriving from Latin America under our de facto open-border policy. Eli Waller, a 4-year-old New Jersey boy, died Sept. 25. He was reportedly fine and healthy when he went to bed but died overnight, with the cause confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control to be enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), one more casualty in an epidemic that has swept the country seemingly out of nowhere. The CDC website reports that from mid-August to Oct. 10,...
  • Public confidence in CDC nosedives, poll finds

    10/17/2014 3:48:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Americans' faith in the agency charged with protecting the homeland from the rapidly escalating Ebola outbreak in West Africa -- which has already crept onto U.S. soil -- has dropped sharply since the crisis emerged. A CBS News Poll has found that positive assessment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declined dramatically, with only 37 percent of respondents saying the CDC is doing an excellent or good job -- down from 60 percent in a May 2013 Gallup poll.
  • HEATED: Rep. Steve Scalise Grills CDC Director Frieden at Ebola House Hearing

    10/17/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    WATCH: Rep. Steve Scalise hammers Tom Frieden over travel ban and any conversations with the WH. Steve Scalise Leaves CDC’s Frieden Stuttering Over Ebola Travel Ban. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., firing off a string of questions at the end of the hearing about what conversations the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had had with the White House on travel bans. CDC Director Tom Frieden did not answer directly.
  • 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...
  • NYC at the center of CDC’s Ebola war

    10/17/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/17/14 | By Yaron Steinbuch
    NYC at the center of CDC’s Ebola war By Yaron Steinbuch New York City has become a focal point in the CDC’s battle against an Ebola outbreak in the United States, the agency said in a report released Friday. “New York City is a frequent port of entry for travelers from West Africa, a home to communities of West African immigrants who travel back to their home countries, and a home to health-care workers who travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients,” said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report titled “Surveillance and Preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease...
  • Frieden Says You Can Give But Not Get Ebola On A Bus

    10/17/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Leadership: In a telephone press briefing, the CDC director repeated that you can't get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but infected or exposed people should avoid public transit because they might transmit it. Huh? During the Wednesday conference call with reporters, Centers for Disease Control director Tom Frieden was asked if he or anyone else at the CDC had vetted a videotaped message posted on U.S. embassy websites that showed President Obama saying you couldn't get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, while the CDC's own guidelines advised those with symptoms or a...
  • CDC Won’t Halt Flights Because It Might Harm Fledgling Economies

    10/17/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 44 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/16/14 | e zanotti
    The CDC doesn't seem especially willing to contend with the subject of Ebola virus transportation via air travel. Not to a nurse calling the CDC with potential symptoms of Ebola requesting to take a weekend getaway to Ohio, and most likely to Congress in today's emergency Congressional Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on the Ebola outbreak, featuring CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other directors from the HHS, DHS and FDA. Although Rep. Tim Murphy is reportedly going to try. Yesterday, the White House reiterated that a ban on flights originating in outbreak countries is...
  • Ebola: It Continues to Taunts Us

    10/17/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-17-2014 | MOTUS
    Is it too soon to dub this mess Ebolagate? I note that Democrats everywhere are trying to sidestep that designation by spreading the party line that Ebola is not a threat and there’s no reason to stop flights in and out of West Africa just because it’s a horrible disease that kills 70% of it’s victims. And West Africa used to be the only place it lived.Dr. Friedman is the keynote spokesmouth for the official position that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself: “We remain confident that Ebola is not a significant public health threat to...
  • The Politics of Ebola

    10/17/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mark Davis
    As tensions grow between factions with different levels of concern over Ebola, a buzz-phrase has arisen: “Ebola has no political preferences.” The supposition is that the disease will gladly infect liberals as well as conservatives, which is certainly true. The differences that matter, however, are the political engines that drive attitudes and reactions, as a crisis that should be unaffected by politics is in fact exacerbated by it. It would be unfair to blame liberalism for the entirety of the arrogant displays we have been treated to since the late Thomas Eric Duncan lied to get into America. But there...
  • Reporter reveals the alarming confusion she witnessed during her own Ebola scare in hospital

    10/17/2014 5:27:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Mail On Line ^ | 10-16-14 | Laura Collins
    On Saturday October 4 at around 12.30pm, I found myself sitting in an isolation room in Texas Presbyterian Hospital ER. A few moments earlier the doctor on duty had waved from his desk outside my glass box, identifying himself as the medic speaking to me over the phone. He had placed a call to the Center for Disease Control, he explained, and was just waiting to hear back from them before deciding how to proceed. I thanked him and told him I sincerely hoped I was wasting his time. Certainly under normal circumstances the symptoms I was experiencing would not...