Skip to comments.Border Patrol agents ordered NOT to wear protective masks against Mexican swine flu!
Posted on 04/30/2009 6:43:24 PM PDT by raybbr
Janet Napolitano strikes again! Time to call for her resignation. Our Border patrol agents are NOT permitted to protect their health because DHS doesn't like how it looks to the public and does not want commerce to be effected at the risk of American lives.
"We are now calling for Janet Napolitano's immediate resignation!" William Gheen, President of ALIPAC
Agents want to wear the N-95 respirator masks.
She is plain nuts.
I heard on the radio here in Ohio, that this story is not true.
Effected? We know our new rulers are against any commerce that doesn't stem from them but...
Embarrassing. The masks don’t help. Spread the word.
Great I bet she tries to have Border Patrol agents who try and protect their own health... fired.
Heard she is next going to stop the use of condoms as it insinuates to the partner that the partner has practiced unsafe sex and may be contaminated...
I feel sorry for the guys that work for the bosses that turned on Ramos and Campeon.
flu virus ping
It’s interesting. When I watched (thanks for the link!) there were about 130 comments. The vast majority of them were very condemnatory of nappy janet. The libs are increasingly quiet. On the heels of the NYC flyover and with greasy joe spouting off, do you suppose even they are (finally) getting irritated?!
I haven’t seen or heard any such order. In fact agents at my station were encouraged to take masks and use them out in the field.
It's possible that this report is the work of a leftist ringer trying to elicit propaganda useful remarks from conservatives.
These types were showing up at tea parties to make them look bad.
Hey! You trying to kill sales, or something? Our economy depends on people purchasing cheap and useless crap.
If you heard her response to charges that she had forbidden border agents to wear masks and gloves, you heard only that she sidestepped the question, claiming that “they” were still considering the possibility that masks & gloves might be necessary.
Surely someone has the direct quote or the video. Utter nonanswer, nonsense.
Hmm... Published reports have been saying just the opposite all day. They are, of course, citing the government-and Napolitano-but you-uns know that jes cain’t be true !
“Embarrassing. The masks dont help. Spread the word.”
What’s your source that shows that masks can’t block the virus?
Ping (Thanks, DvdMom!)
The consensus in these articles is basically that it keeps the wearer’s sneezes from infecting somebody, but it will not stop airborne virus particles from getting in — they’re just too small, and the mask would need to be air-tight like a gas mask.
This last article also gives some size comparisons for the virus and for the mask designation.
I happened upon three of these articles yesterday and today just making my normal internet rounds, so I assumed it was common knowledge.
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