Skip to comments.Napolitano declares public health emergency
Posted on 04/26/2009 10:25:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Napolitano declares public health emergency @ 1:01 pm by Eric Zimmermann
The United States will declare the swine flu outbreak a public health emergency, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano said today.
Speaking at a White House press briefing, Napolitano said the declaration is not as severe it sounds.
"It allows us to free up state and local resources" that otherwise would not be available, Napolitano said.
The declaration does not necessarily convey the authority to initiate quarantines.
"We're nowhere near that kind of decision," Napolitano said.
Also at the briefing, the Director of the Center for Disease Control, Richard Besser, warned that there will likely be more cases of the swine flu detected in the U.S., adding those cases will grow more severe.
Nepolitano? What does this have to do with security? Is it a bio-attack? What are they hiding?
Napolitano looks well.. stupid.
Close the border, idjut!
Quarantine: Another way to impose Martial Law.
The female wrestler body Fu was entertaining. For a moment it looked like she might body slam Gibbs to get him out of the way.
It’s a step towards BO declaring martial law. You know, to “protect” everyone.
Napolitano IS stupid. She’s in a position where she knows nothing about nothing—just the way 0 wanted it in case he needed another bus victim. My 22 year old son could do better and, yes, he does still think he knows it all.
It’s the blind leading the blind. Don’t be surprised if Geitner is suddenly in the Joint Chief of Staff and Dodd is named Sec of Interior. Anything goes with these bufoons. It’s a big joke to them. They control the Gummit and they’ll do whatever makes them feel relevant and gets them some face time on CNN. They’re completely intoxicated with power.
as they say at the horse track, she's running "true to form"
This is HHS’s turf, no? Not DHS’s.
I don’t like the name “Swine Flu” because this bug has human, avian and swine components.
I’m calling it Mexiflu, from another poster’s suggestion.
This just in... there seems to be an inordinate amount of left handed babies being born. There were two born in Africa yesterday and 10 - 15 likely to be born in Europe within the next few days. In other news, someone sneezed in China. Geez. We gotta have the Booger Man lurking behind every corner, right? We just can’t live in peace. The Gov’t and the MSM has gotta keep the sheeple scared of their own shadows so they can tell us how they are going to rescue us. Wait... somebody across town just puked... where is my surgical mask?
“My 22 year old son could do better and, yes, he does still think he knows it all”.
...I don’t even know your son and if I had a choice between him and BO, I’d vote for your son. ~sarc off
I have had visions of the movie Outbreak in my head all day.
Well, I don’t want Sebelius, best friend of Tiller the Killer, to be running HHS during a genuine crisis.
Zero better find somebody competent, quick. Dr. Julie Gerberding would be okay with me.
Only non-spanish speaking whites will be quarantined. Illegals and everyone else get a free pass. P.C. will kill us.
Answer me this--What are Emanuel and HClinton doing so as not to allow this particular 'good [flu] crisis go to waste'?
Hint: Its affect(sp?) will fundamentally be deleterious to the United States of America.
Report back ASAP so an ever greater crisis may be averted