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Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly on Flight From Liberia to Atlanta
NBC News ^ | August 2, 2014

Posted on 08/02/2014 7:04:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

An American doctor in serious condition after he contracted Ebola was on a specially outfitted plane on the way to the U.S. for treatment Saturday morning, the organization Samaritan's Purse told NBC News. Dr. Kent Brantly — the first person infected with Ebola to be transported to the U.S. — will land at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia, before he is transported to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; atlantaebola; ebola; ebolapatient; ebolavictim; usebola
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 7:04:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

brilliant


2 posted on 08/02/2014 7:06:55 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

3 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:26 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Prayers for the good doctor. But, is importing this virus to North America really a good idea?


4 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:37 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: jtal

evil


5 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:40 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

God bless him....God fully restore him and. Mrs. Writebol.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:44 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

History will record him as the one who brought ebola to America. Glad I don’t live near Atlanta.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 7:08:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What could possibly go wrong?


8 posted on 08/02/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

With the CDCs recent track record, I do not see this ending well.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 7:11:36 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I do. (shudder)


12 posted on 08/02/2014 7:13:02 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: Puppage
Nothing could possibliy go wrong...;.
13 posted on 08/02/2014 7:13:46 AM PDT by mylife
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14 posted on 08/02/2014 7:14:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: jtal

Perhaps a chance to study and find a cure. I have to believe his blood will be useful to researchers, especially if he survives. Regarding fears of his entering the country, I believe that the long incubation period makes this disease a very effective covert biological weapon. Better to study now with our advanced equipment than before we have a full blown epidemic.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 7:15:18 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: MRourke85

Dr. Brantly is an American citizen.....NOT an illegal

His transport was arranged by Franklin Graham...(Billy Graham’s son) who heads up Samaritan Purse......the evangelical mission to other countries.

Dr. Brantly was in Africa with Samaritans Purse......

along with Graham, the State Dept and CDC also signed off on this

if I were you, I. would worry more about the multi country Afican nations conference starting in DC next week!!!!


16 posted on 08/02/2014 7:16:33 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Boomer One

Well said!


17 posted on 08/02/2014 7:17:25 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am thinking the woman must be in better shape? Trying to decide how they decided who to bring first.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 7:18:18 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Guenevere

Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Keep him out!


19 posted on 08/02/2014 7:19:01 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Guenevere

Brantly will be the scapegoat when people begin getting ill due to lax immigration.

Graham’s organization will forever associated with any outbreak in the US.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 7:19:06 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Blue Turtle

KEEP HIM OUT????

Good mercy, our president has allowed who knows what diseases already into our country.....

....and this privately cared for & funded doctor is to be rejected!
I think not!

He could be & probably will be.....treated with possible cures, that you and I might need someday.........our enemies have the ebola serum too.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 7:24:33 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Black Agnes

That, or the citizenry start torching the homes of elected officials, then tarring/feathering the congresscritters themselves.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Blue Turtle

We should set up a treatment center in Africa and do it now.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Guenevere

He should be shipped to the CDC Level Four containment (aka “The Hammer”) room. Not at a university hospital.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 7:34:14 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

People are really hyped up. Influenza kills many hundreds of thousands more each year.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see hypochondriacs showing up at clinics claiming they have Ebola. A panicked mother might call the school deathly afraid that another kid’s dad went to Africa on business last year.
I do realize that Ebola is potentially very dangerous. But we must keep in mind that government masterminds can be even more dangerous by exploiting a crisis as a means to restrict individual liberty and consolidate power.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 7:36:39 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Guenevere

Put him in YOUR house then. Keep him OUT of the country.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 7:37:03 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Samaritan doctor with Ebola lets coworker take serum

BOONE, N.C. — A Samaritan’s Purse doctor (Dr. Kent Brantly ) afflicted with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, declined to take an experimental serum, insisting that a missionary be given the treatment instead...

An experimental serum arrived in the country Wednesday, but there was only enough for one person. Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol,” Graham said.

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/health/2014/07/31/samaritan-doctor-with-ebola-lets-coworker-take-serum/13410605/


27 posted on 08/02/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: grumpygresh

And people are murdered every day.....but that doesn’t mean I would willingly go to Chicago and walk the streets at night.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 7:38:06 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Puppage
What could possibly go wrong?

Like bad weather across the Atlantic, engine failure requiring an emergency landing "Somewhere", mechanical failure, like a gear up landing with maybe a resulting fire or some sort of damage requiring evacuation of the passengers,, etc. etc. etc. What could go wrong? Chances are slim but.......?

29 posted on 08/02/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Boomer One
So many points:

a chance to study and find a cure.
Not likely, it's caused by a mutating virus.

his blood will be useful to researchers, especially if he survives.
A big "if"...his blood is lethal.

Regarding fears of his entering the country, I believe that the long incubation period
It doesn't have a "long incubation period"

makes this disease a very effective covert biological weapon.
Oh, great, another thing for the murdering moslems to play with. We aren't even supposed to have them.

Better to study now with our advanced equipment than before we have a full blown epidemic.
Maybe....somewhere else, like Africa. If we "weaponize" it, we probably will have a "full blown epidemic".

30 posted on 08/02/2014 7:42:51 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Boomer One

Perhaps a chance to study and find a cure. I have to believe his blood will be useful to researchers, especially if he survives.

That’s true and I’m glad to see that he’s going to receive the best possible care.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 7:46:51 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Guenevere

I would have expected common sense from Franklin Graham, but I guess not.

If our doctors want to head to Africa and treat the afflicted Americans, fine, let them go. The point is this: there’s never been a case of Ebola in America, but we have just voluntarily brought it in.

A doctor on Fox News said he would think we’ll see “some” cases popping up here and there, but no major outbreak. Yeah. Right.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Boomer One

“Perhaps a chance to study and find a cure.”

Yes I think you have hit on it. I hope the poor man survives and it may not be dangerous bringing one person in a bubble to the CDC containment center. It does seem odd since its never been done before. They are probably trying to come up with a vaccine or something.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 7:49:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Moonman62

Researchers have been studying ebola (all strains) for nearly 40 years.

There are literally hundreds of publications in PubMed on ebola.

There are already several promising antivirals, one of which is in clinical studies right now as an anti-influenza drug, that have shown effectiveness against ebola.

This is about using a level 4 containment facility that’s there and needs to be used or funding will dry up. And all the subsequent publications the practicing docs will get for years to come. Nothing more.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 8:00:48 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Georgia Girl 2

They’ve already got a vaccine that will begin clinical trials in September.

They’ve got several antiviral drugs that are being tested right now.

If they wanted to test these things there’s no reason they can’t do it in Africa. There are plenty of ebola patients in Africa.

This is to justify the funding of a level 4 containment facility in this country and the subsequent funding and publication streams of the attending physicians. Nothing more.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 8:03:17 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

You beat me to the publications issue.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 8:05:54 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

No. It is a radiantly stupid idea. Among the worst in human history.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:15 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: Black Agnes

May God not have mercy on their souls. Evil, greedy thing to do.


38 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:27 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Cowboy Bob

BTW isn’t the Walking Dead Atlanta based?


39 posted on 08/02/2014 8:08:13 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Moonman62

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ebola

Mash that link.


40 posted on 08/02/2014 8:08:15 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: mylife
...Nothing could possibliy go wrong...

Yeah, like the plane crashing into a residential neighborhood on landing, spreading body parts/fluid everywhere.

41 posted on 08/02/2014 8:09:15 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: FReepaholic

Just another way in which the Hero of Benghazi is protecting the country.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 8:10:18 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: CatherineofAragon

Obama has made sure we already have diseases here.....many we had
already eradicated!!!!!

In a little town in New Mexico......Artesia, New Mexico..........there’s a quanrantine in place.....*supposedly for chicken pox*.......but after inquiry it’s strongly suspected to be ...tuberculosis!!!!!!!

There are stains of tuberculosis that are resistant to antibiotics!

My point, and I do have one....

Obama has shoved diseased people into our country and is shuffling them all over and they are already carrying diseases.

Brantly is an American citizen and is being handled carefully and with sterile conditions.


43 posted on 08/02/2014 8:10:39 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Cowboy Bob

I do. About a half hour drive from what will be Ground Zero. I’m pissed off.


44 posted on 08/02/2014 8:10:54 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: Black Agnes

I live in the area and I’m not wild about it but I do think the CDC is going to use these two as guinea pigs for their research. Note this is the first time ever an Ebola patient has been taken out of a quarantined area and brought here. It’s worrisome.


45 posted on 08/02/2014 8:10:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Guenevere

Right.

Because the CDC can obviously be trusted with this.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/02/us-usa-healthcare-cdc-idUKKBN0G201A20140802

BTW, read Hot Zone and see if you can count the number of times they broke protocol with a disease they suspected at the time was a level 4 pathogen in humans.


46 posted on 08/02/2014 8:12:02 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Georgia Girl 2

There are plenty of guinea pigs in Africa.

We fly thousands of troops and all their quarters around the world in a matter of hours. No reason they can’t set up an appropriately sterile field clinic in Sierra Leone or Liberia.

And the CDC is not trustworthy. Read Hot Zone.

And this:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/02/us-usa-healthcare-cdc-idUKKBN0G201A20140802


47 posted on 08/02/2014 8:13:23 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

I’ve read The Hot Zone


48 posted on 08/02/2014 8:14:12 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Well, let's see, what could go wrong?

Our leadership is compromised and those that control them are evil. They openly state their intention to rid the planet of the vast majority of us.

and

2. Even the most accomplished of us now are often incompetent ninnies who keep jobs due to ability to be bended to an agenda.

Nah, nothing to worry about here.

49 posted on 08/02/2014 8:16:38 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Guenevere

You’re right about Obama helping to bring various diseases in through the border. But why should we want another, and one which is much more deadly than chicken pox or TB?

You seeem to be saying, hey, if we have those afflictions, might as well have Ebola, too. There’s no logic there, no common sense.

Handled carefully and in sterile conditions....LOL, right. That was also the case with two doctors who caught the virus despite their Hazmat suits.


50 posted on 08/02/2014 8:17:56 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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