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  • Passenger who arrived at Newark Airport being evaluated for Ebola

    10/21/2014 7:50:20 PM PDT · by Columbo · 47 replies
    A passenger who arrived at Newark Airport was rushed to the hospital to be evaluated for Ebola. Strict protocols require that the passenger to be quarantined in isolation while he is undergoing evaluation for Ebola. An ambulance escorted by Port Authority Police and officers from Customs and Border Protection left Newark Liberty International Airport at 4:45 Tuesday evening.
  • The real lesson of Ebola in Dallas: this virus is very difficult to spread

    10/20/2014 8:47:21 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 56 replies
    VOX ^ | 10/20/14 | Julia Belluz
    As America loses its cool about Ebola, we need to remember one thing: the way the virus circulated here reminds us that Ebola is actually not easily spread. This past Sunday marked 21 days — the full incubation period for the infection — since health officials began following the close contacts of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US. Today marks a full month since he took several flights from Monrovia to arrive in Dallas on September 20. Thankfully none of these people, not even Duncan's fiance, got Ebola. The fact that the very people he lived...
  • Obama’s New Ebola Czar Was Deeply Involved in Solyndra Scandal

    10/17/2014 10:35:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/17/14 | PJ Tatler
    Bridget Johnson reported earlier that President Obama has appointed Ron Klain to become Ebola czar. Klain’s career is not in medicine, epidemiology, or any field related to disease control or prevention. Klain is a laywer, a K Street lobbyist, and a career Democrat party operative. Klain is not a doctor. He is a Democrat loyalist. Not only was he involved in Al Gore’s 2000 election recount as Bridget reported, Klain was involved in the Obama administration’s Solyndra debacle. In January 2012, ABC News reported that Klain, then Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, was right in the middle of...
  • Why One Airline Flies To West Africa Despite Ebola (Brussels Airlines0

    10/17/2014 10:07:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 10/10/14 | Justin Worland
    Several major airlines including British Airways and Emirates have suspended service to Ebola-stricken regions of West Africa in response to a rapidly worsening Ebola outbreak, and Americans seem to agree with the service halts: 58% of people polled in a recent survey from NBC News want to ban all incoming flights from West African countries with Ebola. But two airlines—Brussels and Royal Air Maroc, Morocco’s largest airline—have continued serving Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Brussels Airlines says it has no plans to stop flying into Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia in the immediate future. “It is our humanitarian duty to...
  • Obama’s New Ebola ‘Czar’ Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background

    10/17/2014 10:01:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 10/17/14 | CBSDC/AP
    President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights. Facing renewed criticism of his handling of the Ebola risk, Obama will make Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, his point man on fighting Ebola at home and in West Africa. Klain will report to national security adviser Susan Rice and to homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco, the White House said. Klain...
  • New Patient ‘Screened Positive’ For Ebola At Baylor Hospital, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | October 17, 2014
    DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive verbal screening questionnaire. Although a positive test has not been confirmed, sources says it’s not unusual to have a patient screen positive considering the wider net for ebola now over Dallas.
  • Dallas leaders announce ‘voluntary’ containment orders for workers exposed to Ebola; no emergency

    10/16/2014 5:14:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/16/14 | Matthew Watkins
    Dallas leaders announce ‘voluntary’ containment orders for workers exposed to Ebola; no emergency declaration Dallas leaders on Thursday moved to sign “voluntary agreements” to restrict the movement of health care workers who have been exposed to Ebola, but stopped short of declaring a local emergency in response to the virus. The workers will be asked to sign papers saying they will avoid public transit and public places. But if they don’t sign, county leaders will issue court orders restricting their movement. That was decided during an emergency afternoon meeting of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. Commissioners called the meeting consider...
  • Health officials probing death of Arizona boy for possible enterovirus

    10/16/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    MSN News / Reuters ^ | October 16, 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX - Health officials are investigating whether a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide killed a six-year-old boy in Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, adding that it would take more than a week to get an answer. Officials said the tests are being conducted on the first-grader from Vistancia Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, to determine his cause of death and if he had been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) when he died. "It's still too early to tell," said Jeanene Fowler, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. "There...
  • 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,...
  • ‘Clipboard guy’ at Ebola patient transfer an ambulance employee

    10/16/2014 8:27:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/16/14 | David K. Li
    The man seen Wednesday wearing no protective gear while transporting an Ebola-stricken patient from Dallas to Atlanta works for the air ambulance company that handled the flight. Officials with Georgia-based Phoenix Air Group said its clipboard-carrying medical supervisor was OK to in work civilian clothes while everyone else on the scene donned full hazmat suits.
  • Dallas Official: Ebola Hospital Never Warned About Travel (Judge Clay Jenkins)

    10/15/2014 7:16:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/14 | NBC News
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins criticized the CDC hours after it was revealed that a second nurse who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for the deadly disease, and that the new patient flew on a commercial flight to Ohio before she was diagnosed. Jenkins, the chief executive in Dallas County, said he is seeking an order to bar 75 hospital workers who may have come into contact with Duncan, who died of the disease last Wednesday, from taking mass transit. Early Wednesday nurse Amber Joy Vinson tested positive...
  • County health director: Health care workers should have been quarantined

    10/15/2014 6:52:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/15/14 | Matthew Watkins
    The health workers who treated Dallas’ first Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan should not have been allowed to move around, county health director Zachary Thompson said Wednesday. Thompson said that decision isn’t up to him — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are handling the monitoring of those workers. He said he hasn’t heard any discussion about quarantine. But if it was up to the county health department, the patients “wouldn’t have been able to move around,” Thompson said.
  • Obama confident the US won’t see “serious outbreak” of Ebola

    10/15/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/15/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    President Obama vowed a more “aggressive” federal response to the spread of Ebola in the United States. And he offered assurance tonight that a “serious outbreak” remains extremely unlikely. “I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak, are extraordinarily low,” he said after meeting with Cabinet members and other top aides. “But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government.” That assurance that a “serious” outbreak is unlikely is markedly less optimistic than the one Obama offered only a week earlier in a call with governors...
  • Presbyterian workers wore no protective gear for two days while treating Ebola patient

    10/15/2014 11:29:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/15/14 | D Hunt
    Health care workers treating Thomas Eric Duncan in a hospital isolation unit didn’t wear protective hazardous-material suits for two days until tests confirmed the Liberian man had Ebola — a delay that potentially exposed perhaps dozens of hospital workers to the virus, according to medical records. The 3-day window of Sept. 28-30 is now being targeted by investigators for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the key time during which health care workers may have been exposed to the deadly virus by Duncan, who died Oct. 8 from the disease.
  • Tampa High School To Close Due To Sickness

    10/15/2014 9:52:49 AM PDT · by jespasinthru · 9 replies ^ | 10/15/2014 | jespasintrhu
    The Cambridge Christian School in Tampa is closing their high school for the rest of the week due to a high number of students sick. One-third of the school's 240 high school class students have come down with flu-like symptoms. Cleaning crews will spend the next two days cleaning and disinfecting the school.
  • Dallas County judge talks Ebola (Clay Jenkins Democrat Ebola Pimp)

    10/15/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    KGNS ^ | 10/15/14 | NBC
    A second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas. One of the men coordinating the response to the virus talks about the possibility of more cases in the health care community. "My job is the next 15 minutes", said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. "So I've kind of torn off the rear view mirror. Honestly, my job in this was everything but hospital care. Until Nina got sick. And now I've been looking at the hospital too. But I'm not a doctor. I'm not a hospital administrator. I was tasked with stopping this Ebola virus. And we thought...
  • What is to Prevent Ebola Spreading to Central and South America?

    10/15/2014 5:45:17 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 45 replies
    self | October 15, 2014 | self
    We have one of the best health care systems in the world. The CDC assures us that the outbreak is under control. There have been only 2 new cases since the Liberian patient arrived.The 1918 flu epidemic killed more people than WW2. The mobilization of millions living in close proximity aided the spread of the virus. conditions accelerate the spread of disease. Children crowded on trains moving through Mexico, and living in refugee centers in the US would cause the disease to spread more rapidly and allow the virus to rapidly enter the US. Why are our leaders gambling...
  • Southampton School Closing Wednesday After Enterovirus Case Confirmed

    10/14/2014 7:18:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Officials on eastern Long Island say the Southampton Elementary School will be closed Wednesday after a student was confirmed to have a strain of enterovirus.
  • 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.”
  • Americans Die, Obama Lies, GOP Hides

    10/14/2014 10:41:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | October 13, 2014
    The news that another American child has died from the Enterovirus 68 epidemic sweeping our country’s schools and childcare facilities, and that an American health care worker has contracted the Ebola virus IN AMERICA should make every American voter demand that President Obama close our borders to travelers from countries where those diseases are endemic.It should be a natural alliance for Republicans – who claim to be the Party of people outside the Washington Beltway – to join with frightened airline workers, parents and health care workers to demand border security and immigration policies that protect them. And it should...
  • Reince Priebus slams Ebola blame game

    10/14/2014 5:19:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 14, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is pushing back against charges that Republicans are responsible for budget cut that have made it harder to contain the Ebola outbreak. “Obviously, this is just desperation on the part of this idiotic group,” Priebus said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends on Tuesday, referring to the Agenda Project which released an ad that blames the GOP for slashing funding the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. (snip) Priebus fired back, saying, “They’re walking this dangerous path on trying to point out blame on Ebola when, in fact, if you...
  • It’s Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

    10/13/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Only a madman would gamble with our lives…our children’s lives…and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play “Russian Roulette” with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take. The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible? There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:
  • 14 Texas Children Have Confirmed Cases of Deadly Enterovirus-D68

    10/13/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 45 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 10/12/2014 | Merrill Hope
    Of the 691 cases of EV-D68 confirmed from by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now in 46 states and the District of Columbia, 14 of these cases are in Texas. On October 9, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed that the children with EV-D68 were residents of Anderson, Bexar, Dallas (7), Denton, and Lubbock (4) Counties. One additional confirmed case was in a resident of another state. In Lubbock, the Avalanche-Journal reported an additional case on October 10, although it was not recorded with the DSHS. If confirmed, this would bring the Texas EV-D68...
  • CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

    10/12/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    AP News ^ | 10/12/14
    He says the diagnosis of the worker - who's not identified - clearly shows that there was a breach of protocol.
  • Ebola-infected Dallas hospital worker followed all CDC procedures: CDC says "trust us, don't worry"

    10/12/2014 9:22:58 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 166 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/12/14
    A just-concluded press conference in Dallas, featuring grim-faced officials, revealed that the anonymous worker at the hospital who came down with Ebola followed all CDC procedures, including the use of an isolation suit. Nonetheless, we were told not to worry. Yeah, right. Are they trying to convince people that we are being lied to? When they as good as admit they don’t know how to prevent infections, then telling us to be confident in their medical response accomplishes just the opposite: it spreads panic. Meanwhile, we are lectured to trust them and to keep allowing people form the plague region...
  • CDC chief on second Ebola case: There was a breach in protocol

    10/12/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 208 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 11, 2014 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there was "clearly" a breach in protocol that led to a Texas health care worker contracting Ebola after treating a Liberian man who later died from the virus, although authorities do not yet know what that breach was. "We're deeply concerned about this new development," Dr. Thomas Frieden said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "I think the fact that we don't know of a breach in protocol is concerning because clearly there was a breach in protocol. We have the ability to prevent the...
  • Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ high profile attracts praise, scorn (Democrat Ebola Pimp)

    10/12/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/10/14 | MATTHEW WATKINS
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has presided for four years over a government with a budget of nearly $1 billion. He has met with President Barack Obama, and he has ordered airplanes to spray insecticide to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes. But after last week, his highest-profile action in office might be an evening drive. Jenkins made international news last Friday when he loaded the family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan into a Ford Explorer and drove them to an isolated location where they could wait and see whether they had contracted the virus. He wore no protective gear during the...
  • 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!
  • Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68

    10/11/2014 5:37:37 PM PDT · by wtd · 39 replies
    Click on Detroit/AP ^ | October 11, 2014 | Mara MacDonald
    Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68DETROIT - A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday.Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus D68, according to Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Its chief medical officer, Dr. Rudolph Valentini, said in a statement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the illness after the Clinton Township girl's arrival, but did not specify which day she arrived.
  • Caddell: Republicans Are ‘Stupid Party’ for Not Running Against Amnesty

    10/11/2014 5:30:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell blasted the Republican Party for not making the president’s planned executive amnesty a national issue ... The Republican Party, they’re not called the stupid party for nothing. These people are able to, are willing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory given the opportunity,” he stated. “It's amazing to me. I've never seen a party that doesn't grab opportunities thrown at it like this,” he declared. And “they [Republicans] should be taking this issue and making it a national referendum issue against every Democrat, and for every Republican in the country.” He speculated that...
  • CDC: 150 People Enter U.S. Per Day from Ebola-Stricken Countries--or 4,500 Per Month

    10/11/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT · by opentalk · 114 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Susan Jones
    ( - Both Homeland Security Secretary Secretary Jeh Johnson and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said on Wednesday that 150 people a day arrive in the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, the three West African countries that have been hit  by the Ebola virus...."The number of travelers is relatively small. We're talking about 150 per day," Frieden told a news conference on Wednesday. He announced that questionnaires and temperature checks will begin at five major U.S. airports that handle "95 percent of all the 150 travelers per day who arrive from these three...
  • Another Ebola Risk: It Eats Logic

    10/11/2014 4:06:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | October 10, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Reading the bio alongside Steven Bucci’s Daily Signal piece on the Ebola-inspired Liberia travel ban made me want to meet him and shake his hand. He “served America for three decades as an Army special forces officer and top Pentagon official,” now serving as director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. Military Hero. Heritage. How do I not love that? Yet oddly, his piece opposing a temporary block on incoming West African travelers struck me as completely wrong, so my usual instinct kicked in— to welcome him to my radio show. His headline, “Wisdom...
  • CDC Chief: Why I don't support a travel ban to combat Ebola outbreak {Deadly PC BS Alert}

    10/10/2014 4:55:16 AM PDT · by drpix · 98 replies ^ | October 9, 2014 | Tom Frieden, CDC Director
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States has caused some to call on the United States to ban travel for anyone from the countries in West Africa facing the worst of the Ebola epidemic.... We don't want to isolate parts of the world, or people who aren't sick, because that's going to drive patients with Ebola underground, making it infinitely more difficult to address the outbreak... A travel ban is not the right answer. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall – virtual or real – around a community, city, or country. A travel ban would...
  • Frisco officials say patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms claims contact with Duncan

    10/08/2014 12:24:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Robert Wilonsky
    Update at 2:11 p.m.: The patient, dressed in shorts and wearing a surgical mask and a plastic head covering, just walked out of the facility and into the ambulance, which had been covered in plastic. That patient will be transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan was hospitalized. We are working to determine if this person is among the 48 people the Centers for Disease Control is monitoring. So far there has been no comment from the CDC, which already had a 3 p.m. press conference scheduled. Update at 2 p.m.: Frisco paramedics, dressed in protective gear,...
  • Breaking: Dallas Ebola Patient is Dead

    10/08/2014 8:19:17 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 311 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/8/14 | Yahoo
    No article yet.
  • Ebola patient in Dallas dies

    10/08/2014 8:36:48 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | Everett Rosenfeld
    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to develop Ebola in the United States, has died in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, according to Texas Health Resources. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and...
  • Centers for Disease Control: Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

    10/06/2014 12:57:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    What are body fluids? Ebola has been detected in blood and many body fluids. Body fluids include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine, and semen.Can Ebola spread by coughing? By sneezing? Unlike respiratory illnesses like measles or chickenpox, which can be transmitted by virus particles that remain suspended in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids of a person who has symptoms of Ebola disease. Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on...
  • Authorities ignored pre-9/11 warnings on hijackers: secret docs

    10/05/2014 6:44:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Paul Sperry
    At least three eyewitnesses spotted al Qaeda hijackers casing the security checkpoints at Boston’s Logan Airport months before the 9/11 attacks. They saw something and said something — but were ignored, newly unveiled court papers reveal. One of the witnesses, an American Airlines official, actually confronted hijacking ringleader Mohamed Atta after watching him videotape and test a security checkpoint in May 2001 — four months before he boarded the American Airlines flight that crashed into the World Trade Center. The witness alerted security, but authorities never questioned the belligerent Egyptian national or flagged him as a threat.
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isn’t crazy about other potential Republican candidates’ positions, and that he’s been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “I’ve strongly encouraged him to give it a look,” McCain told the Standard. “I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guys—I like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • Poll: Americans worry—can government protect us?

    10/05/2014 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2014 8:21 AM EDT | Jill Colvin and Jennifer Agiesta
    Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll. […] The poll found that Democrats tend to express more faith in the government’s ability to protect them than do Republicans. Yet even among Democrats, just 27 percent are confident the government can keep them safe from terrorist attacks. Fewer than 1 in 5 say so on each of the other issues, including climate change. […] Urbanites tend to be more confident...
  • CDC director: Travel ban could make Ebola outbreak worse

    10/04/2014 7:29:17 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/14 | Cameron Joseph
    A travel ban to the countries facing an Ebola outbreak could paradoxically make the problem worse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said during a Saturday press conference.
  • Romney: It’s Time For Obama ‘To Apologize To America’

    10/04/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | October 3, 2014 7:54 AM
    A victory by Terri Lynn Land in Michigan’s Senate race in November is important to winning back Republican control of the chamber, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters during a GOP rally Thursday in his native state. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, said it has been a tough time for the country since that election. “It’s time for him to apologize to America,” Romney said of Obama, speaking to several hundred GOP supporters. But, Romney said, “Help is on the way” in the person of Land, who “will make...
  • Patient at D.C.'s Howard University Hospital Does Not Have Ebola

    10/04/2014 5:22:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    A patient who was evaluated for Ebola at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., does not have the disease, according to the DC Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Patient had traveled to Nigeria recently. That person was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and was isolated. The hospital continues to treat the patient for other illnesses. In a White House briefing Friday, Sylvia Burwell, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said of the Howard case, "What you see are people taking precautions." There are no confirmed cases of Ebola...
  • Potential Ebola Case in Worcester (Massachusetts)

    10/04/2014 5:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Comcast Sports Network ^ | October 4, 2014
    A patient in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a history of travel in West Africa is being evaluated for a possible case of Ebola, health officials confirmed Saturday. In a statement, the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center said that physicians believe it is not likely that the patient has Ebola. The hospital says it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health while the patient is examined....
  • Missteps in handling the Ebola virus in the U.S. can’t be repeated

    10/04/2014 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2014 | By Editorial Board
    IN THE MIDDLE of a disease outbreak, panic and fear can themselves be a destructive force. When the Ebola virus first broke out in West Africa, governments dropped the ball and were unable to contain the dread, leading people to take action — such as evading quarantine — that spread the infections. A core requirement of managing a crisis like this is that public health officials and political leaders maintain the public’s confidence. This premise applies just as well to the United States as it does to Africa, and in recent days, a significant misstep in Dallas has shaken that...
  • Pressure mounts for travel ban from West African nations

    10/04/2014 3:44:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/4/14 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Pressure mounted Friday for a ban on travel from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa — a step the White House and top health officials resist as counterproductive and an overreaction to the virus’ arrival in the U.S. The potential for the virus to spread farther, in Dallas and to other U.S. cities, has amplified calls for a ban. On Friday, a hospital in Washington put a Nigerian traveler in isolation with suspicion that he, too, is infected. Public health experts say more cases will inevitably crop up, and the White House deployed top administration officials to offer assurances to an...
  • Cornyn demands answers on Ebola screening procedures (but doesn't support Africa flight ban...)

    10/04/2014 3:34:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Friendswood Journal ^ | 10/3/14 | Senator John Cornyn
    U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today wrote to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to request additional information on the screening process for incoming passengers to the U.S. following this week’s first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas: “Under current protocols, what specific events or indicators would justify an enhanced screening process by CBP? Is CBP currently considering additional plans to increase enhanced screenings of incoming passengers?,” wrote Sen. Cornyn. “I urge you to coordinate with the CDC to ensure that we are providing accurate, timely, and appropriate information to all passengers arriving into the United...
  • Critics say Ebola case mishandled from the start

    10/04/2014 3:19:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/4/14 | Janet St. James
    Delayed response and mis-steps may have given Ebola the chance to spread. Even a resident inside the apartment quarantined for potential Ebola contamination couldn't understand why she and her family were left to live for days with the Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's contaminated belongings. "Only the towel is in the plastic bag, but the rest of his stuff stayed the same on the bed," said the woman in the apartment, who goes by the name Louise. "The bed sheets, everything is on the bed." A hazardous materials crew finally showed up Friday to bag up and sanitize the materials,...
  • Ebola patient in critical condition says Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas

    10/04/2014 1:31:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/4/14 | Sherry Jacobson
    The condition of the first Ebola case in the United States was downgraded to critical Saturday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, had been listed in serious condition in recent days. He was diagnosed with the deadly virus Tuesday.
  • Ebola and Political Correctness will Kill Many Americans

    10/03/2014 4:57:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press | 10/03/14 | Jeff Crouere
    Our country must secure our borders The epidemic that has devastated Western Africa has now arrived in the United States. In recent weeks, several infected healthcare workers have been flown back to the United States for successful treatment. However, a greater threat looms from ordinary citizens knowingly or unknowingly bringing the disease to our country. This week it was uncovered that Thomas Duncan of Liberia flew to Dallas, Texas on United Airlines. He started his travels in Africa, stopped in Brussels, Belgium before arriving in the United States. While he did not show symptoms of the disease on the flight,...