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CDC Chief: US Won't 'Seal Borders' Against Ebola
Newser ^ | August 3 2014 | Polly Davis Doig

Posted on 08/03/2014 1:38:28 PM PDT by PoloSec

(Newser) – The US is treating the American doctor who contracted Ebola, and isn't about to turn tail on the virus. "Ebola’s scary, and it’s understandable that with a deadly disease, people are concerned," says CDC director Tom Frieden, but for those who would have us turn victims away, "the plain truth is, we can stop Ebola. We know how to control it. We’re not going to hermetically seal the borders of the US. We’re reliant and interdependent with the world for travel, for trade, for the economy, for our families and communities." Frieden tells ABC, via Politico, that the CDC is sending 50 staffers to West Africa because, he says, "The single most important thing we can do to protect Americans is to stop this disease at the source in Africa."


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1 posted on 08/03/2014 1:38:28 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Obama Admin hopes to use Ebola to teach the Voters a lesson


2 posted on 08/03/2014 1:40:40 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

He is certifiable.

First, there is a long incubation and HE THINKS
it can be detected earlier than it is.

Second, Obama is bringing it in along the Mexican border
with the TBC and scabies and Swine Flu.

Third, even MINIMAL survival requires a tertiary hospital,
and there will only be enough .... for the EXEMPT.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 1:41:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!!

I also just got this from Marcella:

Sorry, I missed the “mask” question. An N95 mask is sufficient for this virus that is passed by coming into contact with body fluids. The virus does not pass through the air by coughing or sneezing so that is a huge help. Medical gloves are necessary for the caregiver and patient. Patient cannot touch nose or mouth or eyes while wearing these gloves. The gloves are to avoid body fluids from getting on care giver’s gloves.

With flu, such as H1N1 that passes by coughing/sneezing/body fluids, both the patient AND caregiver should wear N95 masks and caregiver stay as far away from patient as possible and wear medical gloves and patient should wear gloves.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 1:41:41 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: PoloSec

Ebola is going to be given “human rights,” just like AIDS.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 1:42:01 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: PoloSec

“the plain truth is, we can’t stop Ebola. We don’t know how to control it. We’re not going to hermetically seal the borders of the US...”

There fixed it for him.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 1:42:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: null and void

boyd ping.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 1:43:18 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: PoloSec

Another step to harm this country.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 1:43:34 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

Outrageous !


9 posted on 08/03/2014 1:44:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: PoloSec

If this was a disease that originated among TEA party members, the CDC would order every blue state to be locked down immediately and kept locked down until each and every one of them was bankrupt and empty.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 1:45:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: PoloSec
We know how to control it.

Sure you do. Everything's under control. The government is here, and it's in charge.

11 posted on 08/03/2014 1:47:28 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: PoloSec

The no they can cancel the disease because the worldS number 1 expert on it just accidentally caught it treating patients. No, wait...


12 posted on 08/03/2014 1:47:47 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: PoloSec

Aren’t there any doctors or medical facilities in Mexico that could treat these Africaan ebola cases?/s


13 posted on 08/03/2014 1:48:05 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: PoloSec

It would be “rasis” to try to keep Ebola out, right chief?!


14 posted on 08/03/2014 1:48:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: molson209
American govt with its head in the sand, just like the Spanish Flu epidemic nearly l00 years ago. The only thing to do is to be as proactive as possible and be prepared for the plague that is to come.
15 posted on 08/03/2014 1:49:19 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: PoloSec

Well then, you shouldn’t mind when he hang you if someone contracts the virus then.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 1:49:52 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: PoloSec

Time for a new CDC chief!


17 posted on 08/03/2014 1:51:29 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deliver us, oh LORD, from the EVIL that has befallen our once Great GOD fearing land!)
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To: Diogenesis

C’mon everybody, where’s your compassion?

After all, it’s for the CHI-I-I-I-I-I-LLLLLLLDREN!


18 posted on 08/03/2014 1:51:36 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Nachum

I haven’t heard the Chinese making these sorts of statements.

They know what happens when public officials screw up royally.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 1:51:43 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: PoloSec

To seal borders against Ebola would require the willingness to close borders at all. Since the borders are open anyway, keeping out Ebola is not possible.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 1:52:02 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: mojito

What could go wrong?


21 posted on 08/03/2014 1:52:18 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: PoloSec

The US took immense precautions just to transfer one victim to a highly secure isolation facility. Yet the US still allows commercial flights to and from the endemic areas in West Africa. This virus will not cause an epidemic in the US but if there is an endemic outbreak, this man will have to face the victims and take responsibility for his hubris.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 1:54:12 PM PDT by allendale
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To: PoloSec
A physician with training in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health, and epidemiology, Dr. Frieden is especially known for his expertise in tuberculosis control. Dr. Frieden worked for CDC from 1990 until 2002. He began his career at CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the New York City Health Department.

Dr. Frieden speaks Spanish and graduated from Oberlin College. He received both his medical degree and master’s of public health degree from Columbia University and completed infectious disease training at Yale University. He has received many awards and honors and has published more than 200 scientific articles.

Well educated, but completely devoid of any common sense.

23 posted on 08/03/2014 1:54:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ebola will decimate Obama supporters


24 posted on 08/03/2014 1:54:46 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Kartographer
I want to thank you for being on your ping list. I don't often respond, but read many of your links.

I consider much of my personal preparations, private.

Thanks again.

25 posted on 08/03/2014 1:56:17 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: molson209
"The single most important thing we can do to protect Americans is to stop this disease at the source in Africa."

Good luck! Look what Frieden said on July 31:

“This is the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. Far too many lives have been lost already,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

from http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0731-ebola.html

26 posted on 08/03/2014 1:57:11 PM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: informavoracious

To seal borders against Ebola would require the willingness to close borders at all. Since the borders are open anyway, keeping out Ebola is not possible.

Bingo!
Give the man a kewpie doll.
The truth is most of the world would be glad to see the
US riven by ebola..........that is until we were gone.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 1:57:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PoloSec

Forget this doctor ... this statement seems to suggest that people from places where ebola is rampant will still come here and they will not DISCRIMINATE entry based on point of origin. They can’t because it violates their idealogy of one world no borders communism


28 posted on 08/03/2014 1:58:20 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: PoloSec

Some maintain that the earth can only support a population of 500 Million people. We are currently at an estimated 7 Billion, so someone has to go, according to the theory. Interestingly enough, I’ve never heard those advocating de-population volunteer themselves or their families, but I don’t doubt that Hussein 0bama, the antiCHRIST, and his followers are actively pursuing this goal. A pandemic would be just the thing for himto declare martial law.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deliver us, oh LORD, from the EVIL that has befallen our once Great GOD fearing land!)
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To: PoloSec

“CDC Chief: US Won’t ‘Seal Borders’ Against Ebola”

.....or anything else for that matter.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: PoloSec

Africa has Ebola but we are rich and don’t. It’s unfair.

We should be good and fair and if it comes here, well, then it would be progress.

The USA should stop being unfair and cheating, and stuff like that.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Kartographer

Ebola can be spread by coughing and sneezing according to the information I’ve seen.


32 posted on 08/03/2014 2:05:03 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PoloSec

Well, HE (Obama) is bringing in every disease that our science, and Doctor’s eradicated from this society over the years through the Southern border, and now bringing ALL THE WAY FROM AFRICA LADIES, AND GENTLEMEN Ebola to a neighborhood near you. (and me)

What does this tell us?


33 posted on 08/03/2014 2:05:24 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: All

The solution is simple to those of us who are enlightened. All that BIGGOV Inc. needs to do, is ban this Ebola virus, and it will stop it cold. I am sure that the House and Senate are working on bills right now to do this very thing. /SARC


34 posted on 08/03/2014 2:06:20 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: Steely Tom

Ebola would go thru the homosexual and drug abuser crowds faster than the ACLU can mount a lawsuit. Even lesbians who wouldn’t be exposed to AIDS normally would be at greater risk for this disease. PC politics is about to be smacked in the face with reality!


35 posted on 08/03/2014 2:07:14 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: molson209

Ebola would threaten Dem voter groups to a much greater degree. Looking at the sex practices of homosexuals and progressives in general and the over all looser lifestyles of Democrats...Ebola would go thru them like hot knives thru butter. The next conspiracies will be about why conservatives didn’t get sick at the same rates as progressives did....maybe the Koch brothers will be blamed!(sarcasm on).

Dem voters will get taught a lesson all right!


36 posted on 08/03/2014 2:14:20 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: PoloSec

“The single most important thing we can do to protect Americans is to stop this disease at the source in Africa.”

Why must there be a just”single” thing? What might be the SECOND most important thing? Seal the border. Simple?


37 posted on 08/03/2014 2:14:57 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: PoloSec

I’m probably in the minority here, but I don’t think ebola is a threat in the US now. Nor is it a threat now.


38 posted on 08/03/2014 2:18:02 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: informavoracious
To seal borders against Ebola would require the willingness to close borders at all.

Thank you!

I wish those crooks and morons in DC were half as bright! As it is, very, very few of which have the people and Country's interest at heart.

39 posted on 08/03/2014 2:21:22 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deliver us, oh LORD, from the EVIL that has befallen our once Great GOD fearing land!)
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To: allendale

If precautions aren’t taken, you will see catastrophic outbreaks in homosexual communities. Can you imagine the political fall-out of an outbreak in the Castro district in San Francisco, Pelosi’s home district? You’d be able to see a computer grid “fire trail” all lit up in terms of who’s been “doing whom” by lining up ebola cases with names. The ACLU won’t be able to file a lawsuit fast enough!


40 posted on 08/03/2014 2:23:05 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: PoloSec; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; All
Pesident Obama’s recently updated Executive Order gives the CDC organization the authorization to detain anyone suspected of having been infected with a contagious disease, and the power to "MANDATE THE APPREHENSION AND DETENTION OF AMERICANS WHO MERELY SHOW SIGNS OF RESPIRATORY ILLNESS".

CDC has the legal authority to detain any person who may have an infectious disease that is specified by Executive Order to be quarantinable.

Such “quarantinable” diseases may include Cholera, Smallpox, Plague, SARS, Hemorrhagic fevers (like Ebola), and now even “respiratory illnesses” that may have symptoms similar to those of deadly viruses.

It was no accident that President Obama added the Executive Order amendment this morning. They can downplay the seriousness of Ebola all they want, but the fact is that hundreds of medical workers, including the World Health Organization, have failed to contain its spread.

In anticipation of the virus hitting U.S. shores, President Obama has set the legal authorization to essentially declare martial law in stone. The U.S. military, including the National Guard, also has contingency plans in place.

The minute this virus is detected in “the wild” on U.S. soil these directives will be executed.

LINK

41 posted on 08/03/2014 2:27:11 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: molson209

These people in charge sure do think they can outsmart God.

And we’re stuck with the consequences.


42 posted on 08/03/2014 2:29:36 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: mdmathis6

You are correct. It takes only one not very ill flight attendant or traveler to share infected body secretions and an endemic breakout in vulnerable communities will occur. It won’t be epidemic since ebola is not transmitted by a pneumonic process. However even a limited endemic outbreak will cause panic and will be an economic disaster.Wonder if Obama would mind interrupting his birthday golf outing and explain why , despite his phone and pen, he is still allowing commercial flights in and out of endemic areas.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 2:37:45 PM PDT by allendale
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To: informavoracious; Yehuda; left that other site; cyn; 444Flyer; null and void
To seal borders against Ebola would require the willingness to close borders at all.

And that's just not the nature of the beast, as we have observed for decades.

Therefore, if (or rather when) the Feds decide to [ostensibly] respond to the cries of We the People for a wall/fence/alligator mote, rest assured it won't be for the benefit of lawful Americans.

I won't be the least surprised at the direction in which the tower guards will be firing.

The cut in embassy services in Tel Aviv for Israelis seeking visa to the US, should be a hint. Hashgacha Pratis.

"Everything comes to teach us something, but very often we just see these things as obstacles that are preventing us from doing what we want."

http://www.mpaths.com/2014/07/chassidic-insight.html

44 posted on 08/03/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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moat


45 posted on 08/03/2014 2:38:49 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Nachum

IMHO this is what the zombie violent movies have been bringing us toward for a decade now. The stories are meant to numb us toward the slaughter of “infected” groups of people who’s mere contact with you will usher in your own death. Government hit squads mowing down infested carriers in the streets.


46 posted on 08/03/2014 2:40:02 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: tet68

I’m not a man, but I’ll take the Kewpie doll ;-)


47 posted on 08/03/2014 2:43:12 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Kartographer

“The virus does not pass through the air by coughing or sneezing so that is a huge help.”

My wife pointed this out. I saw “Dr Nancy Snyderman” talking about how “It doesn’t pass through the air so air travel is completely safe” but in the very same segment they showed how they were outfitting the air ambulance with a negative pressure capsule to contain the patient being transported.

So, obviously the air ambulance doesn’t believe that there is no mechanism by which ebola is transmitted by coughing/sneezing.

So which is it?


48 posted on 08/03/2014 2:43:33 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: PoloSec

OMG...

Truly speechless...


49 posted on 08/03/2014 2:43:34 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: BunnySlippers
" I don’t think ebola is a threat in the US now. Nor is it a threat now."

Pardon...?

50 posted on 08/03/2014 2:46:51 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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