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Ebola fears swirl around US-Africa summit
The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 08/03/2014 4:27:40 AM PDT by Zakeet

A widening outbreak of deadly Ebola fever is threatening to overshadow next week's summit between African leaders and President Obama.

The three-day conference will bring nearly 50 African officials to Washington, D.C. for an unprecedented gathering that officials said could be a turning point in U.S.-Africa relations.

But now, Obama administration officials are competing with increasingly dire news out of West Africa, where Ebola is ravaging populations in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

At least two African leaders will forgo the conference as a result with the death toll topping 700.

And while the event's agenda has not changed, President Obama said Friday that some international guests will undergo additional screenings next week to ensure safety.

"We are taking the appropriate precautions," Obama said at a press conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; africaleaderssummit; ebola; summit

You Freepers don't need to worry because we're taking the appropriate precautions!

1 posted on 08/03/2014 4:27:40 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

WOW!

Barry sure looks like crapola in that photograph.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:41 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Zakeet
""We are taking the appropriate precautions," Obama said at a press conference."
3 posted on 08/03/2014 4:31:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Zakeet

zer0 and his CDC will spread it to white middle class communities using free blanket giveaways(figuratively speaking). And inoculate his ‘Amish’,LaRasa and Islamics for his takeover move. “ i’m pretty good at killing people”


4 posted on 08/03/2014 4:33:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

Out of Africa: 0bama and Ebola.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 4:35:32 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SatinDoll
Barry sure looks like crapola in that photograph.

That's why they call it $h!t.

6 posted on 08/03/2014 4:36:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: windsorknot

and eubonics


7 posted on 08/03/2014 4:37:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Zakeet; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
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...

8 posted on 08/03/2014 4:40:03 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: Zakeet

“”We are taking the appropriate precautions,” Obama said at a press conference.”

I’m guessing a optional day trip to Johns Hopkins or Bethesda for the weary travelers, at our expense of course.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 4:42:05 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Zakeet

‘Appropriate precautions’ to Ebola meaning less than zero.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 4:46:07 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Vaquero

Before Obama, I would have taken your post with a grain of salt.

Now, dear mercy, it sounds very credible.

Even though I took flak here at FR for my compassionate opinion that Dr. Brantly and the nurse should have been brought here.....
......I questioned Obama signing off on this .......as he hates anything Christian.......
And doesn’t have a compassionate bone in his body......

Now I truly wonder if his plan includes introducing ebola here......actually I believe it has come in with the illegals already....

...and he allowed the missionaries to return home to be the scapegoats.

My husband doesn’t buy this.........but just wait!


11 posted on 08/03/2014 4:57:25 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere
...and he allowed the missionaries to return home to be the scapegoats.

My husband doesn’t buy this.........but just wait!

The longer we wait, the deader we'll all be.

12 posted on 08/03/2014 5:01:16 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

Imagine being employed as a member of the housekeeping staff at the hotels where these African diplomats will be staying. They should be issued Hazmat suits and biohazard bags. Wouldn’t want to be them.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 5:05:14 AM PDT by heylady
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


14 posted on 08/03/2014 5:07:42 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Fifty heads of state, their entourages, their bodyguards,
their local media—any of whom may have been in ebola areas—and all mixing it up in DC...


15 posted on 08/03/2014 5:15:15 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Zakeet
I note the claim in the article, which is stated elsewhere, that ebola can not be transmitted through casual contact. Please explain how a handshake may not transmit the virus if it is true that sweat contains the virus?
16 posted on 08/03/2014 5:16:53 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Zakeet

We will be able to go to any Doctor and use any insurance policy,PERIOD!


17 posted on 08/03/2014 5:17:29 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: CondorFlight
Fifty heads of state, their entourages, their bodyguards, their local media—any of whom may have been in ebola areas—and all mixing it up in DC...

Yeah...

What could possibly go wrong?

18 posted on 08/03/2014 5:21:52 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: CondorFlight

Nothing will go wrong.

Africans are known for their intelligence and impulse control.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 5:24:14 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Guenevere

He doesn’t actually have to introduce ebola here - just make us all fear it. Remember - terrorism is about fear.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 5:28:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: iontheball

Ebola can’t be transmitted through casual contact, yet I saw the ambulance driver yesterday in a hazmat suit, covered from head to toe.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 5:30:27 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

The ambulance is available now for the next patient....any takers?


22 posted on 08/03/2014 5:34:22 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Guenevere

There is really no reason to think that any of these central americans have ebola. Although I’m sure they carry plenty of other diseases.

As for some ebola carrier making the trip from Africa to Mexico and crossing the southern border, that too seems unlikely. These West Africans seem to be by and large poor people, I mean they hunt and eat bats! I can’t see too many of them having the resources to book a flight to Mexico.

But it doesn’t seem like the greatest time to invite 50 African leaders and who know how many staff members they’ll bring with them to come to DC.

The odds are good that none of those people will be sick, but the “optics” are just stupid. And what about the responsibility the Africans have to their own countries. OK, I know Africa is a big place and not everywhere there is having problems with ebola, but do they really need to come over hear and jaw-jaw with Obama?

George W. Bush did more for Africa than any other president, and he did it without having to have some big self-aggrandizing photo op.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 5:55:33 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: CondorFlight

“their local media—any of whom may have been in ebola areas”

That is a good point, yes those would be the most dangerous of the travelers.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 5:56:45 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: CondorFlight

Make DC the quarantine area. Perfect.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 6:00:43 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: iontheball

This is exactly my point. If it can’t be spread by casual contact by can be by exchange of sweat urine or mucous, then what are they calling casual contact? Texting? One handshake and EBOLA! One sneeze and EBOLA! One gay sex extravaganza and EBOLLLAAAAAAAAAAA!


26 posted on 08/03/2014 6:03:00 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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27 posted on 08/03/2014 6:06:10 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Zakeet

Turning point, most of the nation is on fire with murdering muslims, looking for American taxpayer money that will go right into the conflict and not the starving people they claim its for........ thats the bottom line. Hope they give the gift of the big E to zippy


28 posted on 08/03/2014 6:15:23 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Zakeet

Info from Wikipedia (take with a grain of salt):

The disease may be acquired upon contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal (commonly monkeys or fruit bats). It is not naturally transmitted through the air. They are, however, infectious as breathable 0.8–1.2 micrometre laboratory generated droplets; because of this potential route of infection, these viruses have been classified as Category A biological weapons.

Fruit bats are believed to carry and spread the virus without being affected. Once human infection occurs, the disease may spread between people as well. Male survivors may be able to transmit the disease via semen for nearly two months. In order to make the diagnoses, typically other diseases with similar symptoms such as malaria, cholera and other viral hemorrhagic fevers are first excluded. Blood samples may then be tested for viral antibodies, viral RNA, or the virus itself to confirm the diagnosis.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 6:22:05 AM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: randita

This sort of conference would usually be a bonanza for the prostitutes. I wonder what the word on the street is about it.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: jocon307

Thanks!

GW might have done more for Africa, but he did much harm introducing the Bush/McCain Amnesty Bill in 2007

We have never recovered from this betrayal.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 6:48:11 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Zakeet

Well Obama’s hands be dripping from disinfectant when he glad-hands the African delegation? /S


32 posted on 08/03/2014 6:52:56 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SatinDoll

“Barry sure looks like crapola in that photograph.”

That’s because he’s full of $hit.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 7:18:09 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Guenevere

Oh, agreed on that.

And speaking of Africans, here is an experience I had last year.

I was leaving a parking garage in JC and the guy at the booth was African. How do I know he was African? Well, I guess he was already rather Americanized, because he was having a private phone conversation while he was processing my fee. And he was speaking some completely strange language, I really do think it was one of those “clicking” african languages, because that’s how it sounded. I had never heard anything like it before, and I grew up in Multi-Culti manhattan and lived and worked in Multi-Culti Jersey City for 2 decades.

Now, he was a nice enough fellow (despite the phone call); probably in his 30s or so.

But I must ask - is this ANOTHER job Americans won’t do? Parking garage cashier? MUST we import people from Africa to do this rather simple job?


34 posted on 08/03/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Mercat

NOT BAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!


35 posted on 08/03/2014 7:51:44 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He doesn’t actually have to introduce ebola here - just make us all fear it. Remember - terrorism is about fear.

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Bingo! And the Soros Administration is truly outdoing itself in this propaganda war.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 7:10:32 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: jocon307

And what about the responsibility the Africans have to their own countries.

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For the corrupt elites who run these countries, job one is keeping themselves wealthy. They do not care about their people.


37 posted on 08/04/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Guenevere

GW might have done more for Africa, but he did much harm introducing the Bush/McCain Amnesty Bill in 2007

**
So true. Bush’s detestable treatment of the border crisis was a sad eye-opener for me after all of the faith I had placed in him and his administration. Such a betrayal. Can’t stand the sight of him anymore.


38 posted on 08/04/2014 7:17:01 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
It's disturbing that several medical professionals who take all precautions got Ebola. Something must have changed and Ebola is spreading in ways it hasn't before.

Since the ptb can't possibly know what the extent of this increased threat, it's not believable when they say they know how to prevent its spread. And bringing it to DC, in August, just before schools open? That's insanity.

It would be common sense, not paranoia, to stay out of metro DC for the next month or so.

39 posted on 08/04/2014 7:25:42 AM PDT by grania
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