Skip to comments.CDC Chief: US Won't 'Seal Borders' Against Ebola
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. "Ebolas scary, and its 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. Were not going to hermetically seal the borders of the US. Were 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."
Obama Admin hopes to use Ebola to teach the Voters a lesson
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.
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 givers 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.
Ebola is going to be given “human rights,” just like AIDS.
“the plain truth is, we can’t stop Ebola. We don’t know how to control it. Were not going to hermetically seal the borders of the US...”
There fixed it for him.
Another step to harm this country.
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.
Sure you do. Everything's under control. The government is here, and it's in charge.
The no they can cancel the disease because the worldS number 1 expert on it just accidentally caught it treating patients. No, wait...
Aren’t there any doctors or medical facilities in Mexico that could treat these Africaan ebola cases?/s
It would be “rasis” to try to keep Ebola out, right chief?!
Well then, you shouldn’t mind when he hang you if someone contracts the virus then.
Time for a new CDC chief!
C’mon everybody, where’s your compassion?
After all, it’s for the CHI-I-I-I-I-I-LLLLLLLDREN!
I haven’t heard the Chinese making these sorts of statements.
They know what happens when public officials screw up royally.
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.