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  • No Ebola Panic Despite Media Hysteria

    10/22/2014 11:56:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Alan Caruba
    The outcome of the midterm elections will have a dramatic effect on Obama’s ability to continue his destruction of the U.S. economy and other policies. One man has died of Ebola in the U.S. and he came here from Liberia. Two of the nurses that tended him are in intensive care and likely to survive. A third was thought to be infected, but wasn’t. That news has been sufficient to keep most Americans calm as the media has done its best to exploit Ebola-related news. The public absorbed the facts and came to their own conclusion. An October 8 Pew...
  • Chicago Hospitals Monitoring 2 Sick Passengers From Liberia, CDC Not Testing For Ebola

    10/21/2014 9:18:05 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Just when you thought it was safe to BTF-Ebola-Is-Fixed-Dip... ABC7 Chicago reports, two unrelated passengers (one child - vomiting, no fever; one adult - nausea, diarrhea, no fever) originating from Liberia became ill en route to O'Hare International Airport. The two patients are being monitored in isolation at The University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center but based on the latest reports and risk exposures (from the Chicago Ebola Resource Network), the CDC has determined not to test them for Ebola... (perhaps they are waiting for Ron Klain to start work tomorrow to give them the go-ahead)....
  • Finalists named for $10m Star Trek 'tricorder' X Prize

    10/21/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    BBC News Technology blog ^ | August 27, 2014 | Edwin Lane, technology reporter
    The Star Trek tricorder diagnosed any illness at once.Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (Ł6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases. The technology employs sensors and imaging to measure vital signs and diagnose conditions non-invasively. X Prize officials said the technology was now "fact, not science fiction". The 10 finalists come from a range of backgrounds, including universities, medical device manufacturers and tech start-ups. One research team...
  • 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...
  • Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

    10/20/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know. For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be "a very different bug" from past versions. Other leading scientists are echoing his concerns. And yet Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden continue to publicly proclaim that we know precisely how this virus behaves. Not only is...
  • CNN Columnist: Americans don't care about Ebola in Africa, because they're racists

    10/20/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Robert Laurie
    A CNN "journalist" named John D. Sutter wants to scream "racism" and the station is eager to help. Apparently, as MSNBC has shown, that's how failing networks think they'll turn their fortunes around Ah, CNN. At one time, Ted Turner’s news network was the only one of its kind. These days, it’s near the bottom of a rather large pack, and has become the most banal example of an entire genre. When your claim to fame is “doing slightly better than MSNBC” you know things are bad. Perhaps, like their closest rival, CNN’s years of painfully obvious bias have something...
  • Let's all hope Obama's new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain, stayed at a Holiday Inn last night

    10/20/2014 3:43:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Robert Laurie
    2001 video reveals Ron Klain's Ebola training background.... Last week, President Barack Obama made a largely symbolic move by appointing his new “Ebola Czar.” Since he had to look like he was doing something, he did. The man he chose is Ron Klain - someone who knows nothing about medicine or science. In fact, he has no background in either. The “go-to guy” who will manage America’s response to Ebola is a partisan political hack with long, slavishly faithful ties to the Democrat party. Among his many non-medical achievements are being General Counsel to Al Gore’s failed recount committee in...
  • How many American lives will be threatened by 7th Century ignorance and agenda driven politics

    10/20/2014 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The cleansing of all bodily orifices of dead Ebola victims by relatives of the same gender is a big factor in the uncontrollable spread of this deadly disease in West Africa. Yet our corrupt media refuse to fully vet this principle cause of contagion thereby allowing silence to spread the hemorrhagic disease. Ancient burial traditions, so deeply rooted in the native culture that government authorities are unable to bridge the gap of distrust, really are big factors because healthy relatives are required to put their hands into the Ebola bodies, still warm, just after death. And commonly known is the...
  • Quarantine Quandary

    10/20/2014 10:09:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Ebola Dose of Reality As the ISIS crisis is conveniently ignored right before the election, the main stream media is focusing on the next crisis, the Ebola spread and the schizophrenic response from the CDC. Meanwhile Congress is silent, waiting for guidance on what opinion they should form before they actually do the job they were elected to do, legislate to protect the best interests of the American people. The Congressional Research Service has issued a report on October 9, 2014, RL 33201, outlining the federal and state quarantine and isolation authority. Jared P. Cole, Legislative attorney, overviewed the state...
  • Even ‘Shock-a-holic’ presidents can’t stampede nations into mass hysteria

    10/20/2014 10:07:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    Hard to hang onto Big Boo Man Status when so many of your observers know that when it comes to Ebola, Obama long ago mounted his girly bike and rode off into the do-nothing sunset. That Americans aren’t caving in to widespread hysteria on the current Ebola outbreak scare is a major headache for propagandist president Barack Hussein Obama. BHO must have been in a real flap when he took to the microphones for his weekly radio address on Saturday: “This is a serious disease,” he said, “but we can’t give in to hysteria or fear, because that only makes...
  • When the first practicing Muslim dies of Ebola in America Sharia law will spread it like wildfire

    10/20/2014 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Islamists’ obsession with blood and death as commanded by Sharia Law will accelerate the spread of Ebola when the first cases of the deadly disease begin to show up in the Muslim ghettos around the country. The mixture of a politically protected minority and a politically protected virus will make a combustible healthcare crisis that we may not be allowed to stop. The insane drive of Democrats around the country to let Muslims who want to live under Sharia law to the exclusion of our laws will make controlling Ebola virtually impossible. We need only look at the three...
  • Current Global Ebola Outbreak Traced Back to 2-y.o. Child Fed Infected Bat-Meat in Guinea…

    10/20/2014 3:17:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Bushmeat -specifically bats known to carry strains of the deadly Ebola virus- is now believed to be behind the start of today's unsettling Ebola crisis.  The first victim of the current outbreak in humans was a two-year-old child in Guinea -who’s family hunted bats for food- and it's starting to look like the common African practice of eating bushmeat could very well be responsible for the mess we now find ourselves in. The family said to have introduced the disease to the human race are from the village of Gueckedou in SE Guinea, where bats known to carry the Ebola virus are...
  • “Incompetence or Willful Misdirection”? [Ebola]

    10/20/2014 12:38:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    We are at a point where it is difficult to determine if our nation is endangered by the possibility of more cases of Ebola entering our nation because of “incompetence or willful misdirection.” I highly recommend taking the time to read Jonathan V. Last’s excellent article, “Six Reasons to Panic,” which appears in the current issue of The Weekly Standard. Jonathan Last states, 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...
  • Dying Man Reunited with Beloved Dog Makes Complete Turnaround

    10/19/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    Tail-wagging love really does conquer all: James Wathen, a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, had stopped eating and had become weak and frail. His condition kept deteriorating, and he was barely able to talk. Wathen managed to whisper to a nurse his wish to see his dog, Bubba, just one more time. The 73-year-old hadn’t seen his one-eyed Chihuahua with no bottom teeth since he arrived by ambulance at the Whitley County hospital six weeks earlier. “One of our social workers realized it was mourning the loss of the dog that was making our patient even...
  • How has Liberia’s President Responded to Ebola? By Taking Extra Powers

    10/19/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Alan Joel
    Powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion, confiscation of private property, and elections Last week on October 7, it was reported that Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, asked for more emergency powers to help contain and prevent the current Ebola crisis. Liberia is already under a state of emergency and curfew, which began in August. But according to VOA News: “In a letter to the Plenary of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Sirleaf asked for powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion,...
  • A Plague on Both Houses: Insane Ebola Policy Exposes American Suicide Culture

    10/19/2014 11:28:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    "When the Going Gets Weird, The Weird Go Pro"--Hunter S. Thompson Has America passed the point of no return, where dying cultures arrive when their internal logic and external conversations descends into illiteracy, and then madness? Perhaps. For example, how is it possible that persons fresh from the site of outbreak of one of the world’s worst viruses, simply walk off airplanes into American cities? Or, consider the dangerous, utterly indefensible policy of allowing the border to stay open, and illegal entries to cross, allowed to stay, even when criminal convictions for violent crimes are proved. Again, the US victoriously...
  • Obama's "Affordable Health Care" Making health care unaffordable.

    10/19/2014 5:04:02 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 18 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/18/2014 | Moneyrunner
    As the New York Times explains, Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring. But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best. “To spend thousands of dollars just making...
  • ObamaCare - "Take Ten Pills and You're Fine"

    10/18/2014 6:45:57 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 10 replies
    Capitol Steps ^ | ~2010 | The Caitol Steps
    GOT DRUGS? The D.E.A. is calling on Americans to empty their medicine chests and turn in their private stash of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals. But what's more American than self-medication? And how else to make it through election season? Republicans oppose such sweeping confiscations and the "Pledge to America," taking a limited-government approach, promises to seize only any "unspent stimulus." Nancy Pelosi explains in song why Congress is not covered by ObamaCare. They have their own plan that gives them special benefits and heavy drug use may be the reason that Congress is so ineffective. "Take Ten Pills and You're Fine"...
  • Smoking Marijuana Can Protect You From Ebola: Is there anything weed can't do? (Bizarre)

    10/18/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Montreal's MTL Blog ^ | October 16, 2014 | Michael D'Alimonte
    Not a day has gone by in the last few weeks without a mention of Ebola. Having made its way into North America, Ebola has become reached the top of the “to fear” list, making many worry that it will only be a matter of time before the disease dominates the continent. Effective vaccines and treatments for Ebola have yet to be discovered, though one may be hiding in plain sight: cannabis. Cannabinoids in marijuana have gained more and more of a reputation as a way to control and aid one’s immune systems, specifically with diseases that target a body’s...
  • An Ill Wind working to blow out world light

    10/18/2014 1:25:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/17 | Judi McLeod
    Remember in this darkest of hours that what happened at the Synod does not make the enemies of Mother Church right. It just makes Pope Francis so tragically wrong There’s a bitterly cold, ill wind blowing all over the land and another brutal winter lurking ‘round the corner. The ill wind is raising up dust devils of a most hideous nature. The most worrisome dust devil of the moment is Ebola, which the United Nations-run World Health Organization (WHO) predicts will have spread to 1 million by this January. To the international scare mongers living la dolce vita at the...
  • The CBO has not actually scored ObamaCare’s deficit impact since 2012

    10/18/2014 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/17 | Alan Joel
    ObamaCare is now projected to get $262 billion less in (non-coverage-related) revenue Hats off to The Weekly Standard for delving into the question of ObamaCare costs. The Senate Budget Committee (SBC) took the time to analyze the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections related to ObamaCare and this is what they found: **“The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not actually scored the deficit impact of ObamaCare since the summer of 2012”.
  • A Democrat "Honor System" For Ebola Carriers, Illegals, Terrorists--And Voters

    10/18/2014 12:26:00 PM PDT · by IChing · 17 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/18/14 | Donald Joy
    Our current government has shown that they cannot be trusted with the most basic elements of handling the Ebola situation. Every assurance they’ve uttered has been proven bogus, and every protocol they purport has failed. Roughly 150 air travelers per day, originating from Ebola hell-holes of West Africa, arrive here in the U.S. on board commercial flights. The flights do not come directly from West African countries, but from places where flights from those countries connect. Even after the still-unfolding Ebola disaster in Dallas, we are told by our government that it’s safe and sufficient to rely on “self-reporting” by...
  • 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...
  • U.S.S. Compassion - Going Big to Solve the Ebola problem IN PLACE...

    10/18/2014 5:52:33 AM PDT · by ICCtheWay · 44 replies
    Here is my plan for treating the Ebola patients IN PLACE IN THEIR REGION - NOT IN AMERICA - costly yes, but it would be effective, It keeps Ebola patients out of America, It creates a Very Positive Image for America and Americans and the Western World, It has a good chance of working, It would be done in the American style of yesteryear - Going Big and taking care of the problem. You can laugh - you can joke - you can make snide remarks... But my plan would GUT any back door obama treachery that obama has in...
  • Hey Obama, be a MAN - Implement a travel BAN!!

    10/17/2014 8:30:09 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 28 replies
    Hey Obama, be a MAN - Implement a travel BAN!!
  • Listen to Dr. Ben Carson’s Response When Asked If He Would Accept Surgeon General Under Obama

    10/17/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    www.TheBlaze.com ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    When radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Dr. Ben Carson if he would accept the U.S. surgeon general nomination from President Barack Obama, the famous neurosurgeon was definitive in his response. “No, no,” Carson replied immediately. “Because if I would, if I were going to serve in that position, I would have to serve under someone that I trusted.” Hewitt pressed further: “If he said I will not interfere with the guidance you give, we need someone to rally the country around being calm and appropriately prepared, you’d really, you’d say no to the president of the United States?” “Yes, absolutely,”...
  • India’s Sanitation Problem

    10/17/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Jack Dini
    Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year Nationwide, at least two-thirds of India’s 1.2 billion people still defecate in the open, and many do not understand the dire public health consequences. Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year while also contributing to widespread malnutrition and childhood growth stunting, as well as diseases like typhoid and cholera. (1) In an attempt to improve upon this situation, Indian leaders are taking on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance...
  • 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...
  • We’d have an Ebola vaccine by now except for budget cuts…but really it’s because of this…

    10/17/2014 4:42:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Found this floating around the internet and added the animation to it
  • Fates Worse Than Ebola (Dr. Frieden and Political Correctness)

    10/17/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 17, 2014 | Gerard J. Perry
    The public face of the Ebola epidemic, now that Thomas Eric Duncan has expired, is unquestionably Thomas Frieden, the current head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the media regularly tout his role in stemming a tuberculosis outbreak in India-and addressing a similar proliferation of the disease in New York City-there is little discussion of his actions as this city’s Health Commissioner, particularly the more controversial aspects of his tenure. I only raise this because of the perplexing behavior and words of Dr. Frieden in recent days, which, if anything, have only increased Americans’ suspicions that...
  • Cuyahoga County to Centralize Ebola Cases at One Cleveland Hospital (Ohio)

    10/17/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Kent
    One day after visiting the Cleveland and Akron areas last weekend, a Dallas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola virus and may have been contagious while on her return flight home. There are now 16 people in both Cuyahoga County and Summit County that are being monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and one person that is being officially quarantined. Now that the deadly virus has arrived in the U.S. and has had an encounter in Cleveland, local officials are stepping up their efforts to make sure that our area hospitals, health organizations and safety forces can...
  • Vomiting Woman At Pentagon Sparks Ebola Alert

    10/17/2014 12:53:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Staff
    The Department of Defense incident comes as a US cruise ship is forced to skip a Mexican port because of a passenger ebola scare.The Pentagon shut down a building entrance and part of a car park after a woman was sick and told police she was in Liberia two weeks ago. Hazmat-suited crews from Arlington, Virginia, descended on the scene as the woman was taken to hospital as a possible ebola case. She began vomiting after she got off a shuttle bus that was taking guests to a high-level Marine Corps ceremony. The other passengers were released and advised to...
  • Time for V.P. Joe Biden to Relieve Barack Obama of Presidential Duties

    10/17/2014 12:44:38 PM PDT · by kathsua · 48 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | October 15, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    Increasingly even many Democrats are recognizing that the American ship of state is foundering. It's Captain seems out of touch with reality. The Captain may be stressed out or the problem may be more serious. The American people are losing confidence in President Barack Obama's leadership. Movie Director Michael Moore says Obama has only one accomplishment. "100 years from now: 'He was the first black American that got elected president.' And that's it." Republican voters are increasingly vocal in their calls for impeachment. There is a less divisive way of dealing with a situation in which a president is out...
  • The Obamas to Greet Incoming Passengers from West Africa!

    10/17/2014 10:01:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | William Kevin Stoos
    Stubbornly Refusing to Ban Incoming Flights… —Satire—A HUGH BETCHA EXCLUSIVE In the face of overwhelming public sentiment that a travel ban should be imposed on incoming flights from Ebola-plagued West Africa in order to protect Americans from this killer disease, the President has decided to double down on his adamant refusal to consider such measures to protect his own citizens. And, as usual, when the President decides to announce a new policy initiative or important development, he calls his longtime friend and confidante, Hugh Betcha, first. Hurrying to Foggy Bottom to meet with Obama after a late night call yesterday...
  • 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.
  • CDC Director: Ebola-Infected Nurse Amber Vinson should not have flown

    10/16/2014 6:47:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | c street
    Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a news conference Wednesday that a Texas nurse should not have taken a flight the day before she was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. The CDC acknowledged on October 15th that a 26-year-old nurse named Amber Vinson became the second Texas hospital worker who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan; she tested positive for Ebola on October 14th. But the Washington Post reported Vinson had a potentially contagious fever of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit before she boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 back to Dallas-Fort Worth from...
  • How a Racist Political Hashtag Spread Like the Ebola Virus ("Obola")

    10/17/2014 1:42:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Vocativ ^ | October 14, 2014 | Markham Nolan and Adi Cohen
    The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the world could be seeing 10,000 new Ebola cases per week before Christmas. U.S. pundits seem more concerned with using Ebola to berate President Obama rather than dealing with the impact of the disease. At a time when the nation needs to unite around protecting the country from an epidemic, rational discussion of Ebola is competing with a new contagion—right-wing racism, and it’s spreading like, well, you know what. 10/06/14 18:29 UTC@DineshDSouza Which is worse: EBOLA, the disease; or OBOLA, the dream from his father?(with illustration) https://t.co/zsWqu4KuqR Enter #obola, a diseased little...
  • 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...
  • The Ebola effect is felt across DFW

    10/16/2014 6:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Health blog ^ | October 16, 2014 | Gordon Dickson
    Churches are suspending Communion traditions and encouraging congregants not to hold hands or kiss. New York Giants football players are second-guessing whether their wives should accompany them on a road trip to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. And at the State Fair of Texas, even Big Tex is urging visitors to wash their hands. Dallas has seen only three cases of Ebola, but it’s top of mind for almost everyone. Healthcare experts remain confident they can stop the deadly virus in its tracks, and they say there is little chance of an outbreak in...
  • Please help if you know what this might be

    10/16/2014 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 106 replies
    vanity ^ | 19/16/14 | self
    I am asking Freepers for help in diagnosing the mysterious illness that doctors have failed to diagnose thus far. Our 3-year-old grandson has been sick for several days with high fever, a rash that started on his face but has now spread to his entire body, loss of appetite, and now peeling skin around his eyes, nose and mouth. His fever is minimal during the day, but starts to increase in the afternoon and gets close to 103. He has been to the doctor several times, had a strep test that came back negative, and was taken to the local...
  • Let’s separate fact from fiction concerning Ebola

    10/16/2014 9:49:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Herman Cain
    And this is really not the time to be demanding that people resign. We’ve heard a lot of unfounded talk about Ebola in recent days. I don’t sense a widespread panic out there, and I’m certainly not panicking myself, but if people don’t know the real facts, they might not have the most responsible reactions to what’s going on. So let’s review some basic facts: When is Ebola contagious? It’s only contagious when an infected person is showing symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, flu-like body-aches and diarrhea.
  • Ebola and Criminal Negligence

    10/16/2014 9:44:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Jim O'Neill
    Open Borders, Quarantine Regulations, October Surprises It appears to me that the Obama regime’s “Theater of the Absurd” traveling snake-oil emporium has reached hitherto unexplored areas with their mishandling of the Ebola outbreak. The Obama Administration has lowered the bar so significantly, so consistently, over such a wide area, that I suspect (and pray) their performance will never be duplicated—but in the case of the Ebola outbreak they have really outdone themselves. I would call their handling of the affair up to now criminally negligent—but that’s just me. In the phrase “illegal immigrants” emphasis should fall on the word illegal,...
  • The surrealism of Obama’s Ebola

    10/16/2014 9:42:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Judi McLeod
    Planting Kisses, dancing with turnips: If President Barack Obama were a rank-and-file reporter rather than the imperial head honcho overseeing the mainstream media of the day, he’d long ago have been pink-slipped for not recognizing the who, what, where, why, when of that industry that used to validly be called ‘The News’. ...”The chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low”-President Barack Obama, September 16 in a speech in Atlanta. Less than one month later, Obama’s predictions were proven fatally wrong. Within days of this extremely low chances of an Ebola outbreak in America prediction,...
  • “… confident we will stop Ebola in its tracks here in the United States” and if you’re wrong?

    10/16/2014 9:29:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/16/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The same people who ask us to destroy our economy to satisfy their irrational fears of the global warming hoax, “just in case they are right,” now want us to expose ourselves to Ebola “just in case they are right” about how it is transmitted. Living as we did in the 19th century is the prudent thing to do, just in case the charlatan Al Gore is right. But closing the borders to Ebola stricken countries is an insult to Africans because they KNOW that they are right they tell us.. If we had an honest media it would be...
  • Defensive Gun Use and Ebola

    10/16/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The possibility of infection during and after a defensive gun use has long been a matter of concern.   On the positive side, guns give you some "stand off" distance; they are effective without coming into direct contact with the attacker.  On the negative side, if you have to shoot someone, there will be lots of blood and other bodily fluids, so the chances of infection become much higher. I write this from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where my first grandchild was born in the same hospital complex that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, from Liberia.  He...
  • Video: Who’s up for a Shep Smith lecture about not panicking over Ebola?

    10/15/2014 7:32:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 15, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, the outfit responsible for posting this clip to YouTube is none other than Media Matters, making this a rare case of a lefty hatchet shop approvingly circulating a segment from Fox News. But it makes sense. Obama’s under pressure because he and the CDC seem to keep getting surprised by developments, first when an Ebola patient showed up in the U.S. (“unlikely,” Obama claimed last month) and then when he transmitted the disease to two nurses. Shep’s PSA here was earnestly delivered, I’m sure, but Media Matters naturally enjoyed it twice over because it turned down a little...
  • There Will Be Pestilences: Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Now?

    10/15/2014 7:24:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 10/06/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Ebola, Marburg, Enterovirus and Chikungunya - these diseases were not even on the radar of most people coming into 2014, but now each one of them is making headline news. So why is this happening? Why are so many deadly diseases breaking out all over the world right now? Is there some kind of a connection, or is the fact that so many horrible diseases are arising all at once just a giant coincidence? And this could be just the beginning. For example, there are now more than a million cases of Chikungunya in Central and South America, and authorities...
  • Ebola Could Mutate into an Airborne Virus; "Bar Entry from Affected Countries" Says Liberty GB

    10/15/2014 5:41:44 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Tuesday during a House of Lords debate Labour's Lord Robert Winston, a medical doctor who has presented scientific TV programs, said that Ebola could mutate into an airborne virus that is caught like a common cold. He was reacting to Health Minister Earl Howe's remark at the House of Commons that the Ebola risk to British people "remains low". At the moment the disease is passed through bodily contact or fluids such as blood and sweat, but the contagion risk would increase if the virus became airborne. Lord Winston asserted: "I am slightly concerned about the possible risk of...