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
Well, when you think about it, do we have anyone approved to declare this kind of emergency? No secretary of health and human services, no surgeon general. Who would do this?
She has no medical expertise.
Someone needs to roll the clips of them poopooing paranoid scenarios in the release of the DHS report. Janet and her female wrestler moves in charge of a pandemic emergency is more bizarre than any of the usual extremist scenarios.
I posted the link only because I didn’t want any hot linking/copyright trouble.
[now *you* will get put on the truck, first]....:))
What? Is she in charge of everything?
Im calling it Mexiflu, from another posters suggestion.
I bet the name gets changed as soon as a muslim gets it.
I had to laugh. They said they were going to ask people getting on planes how they feel. Heck, if I were going somewhere, I want to get there, not be told I cannot fly if I am feeling a little under the weather. Stupid........
That's because they are!
They did, indeed, look like incompetent buffoons. (There’s a reason for that...)
CNN’s scroll corrected her statement to say Napolitano says it’s a statement of disaster PREPAREDNESS.
I thought Rahm was calling the shots...........this is so pathetic.
They pretty much smoothed over it as I suspected they would. She is in way over her head. Gibbs looked grim like he had a lot on his mind. There was one thing they said that rang true, personal reponsibility. Know if things progress you need a back up plan in place for caring for yourself and/or your family.
(how did she get this job) is at it again,the only way we can seal the borders is too have a pandemic then she’ll probably say u can come in if have a dust mask and latex gloves,and ur iq level is below 75 so we can recruit u for acorna nd our new militia were starting up and and don’t forget u must be a socialist or a communist so u can fit in with our group or be friends with bill ayers or louis farakahn or tony rezko or rev. wright thx see u 0012 janet
“”We’re nowhere near that kind of decision,” Napolitano said.”
So they've improved?
They are incompetent..Where is Bozo he must be riding around in his private plane again..He is as incompetent as all of them..
Just keep your hands clean and stay out of Mexico and crowds.. The CDC says two flu drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza, seem effective against the new strain. Roche, the maker of Tamiflu, said the company is prepared to immediately deploy a stockpile of the drug if requested. Both drugs must be taken early, within a few days of the onset of symptoms, to be most effective.
I’m trying to figure out if this is an over reaction or a red flag.
JMO but they seem to want ML really bad. Instead of all this doom and gloom you would expect trying to calm people with just common sense precautions.
And I would want to know exactly what they may be injecting everybody with. I am leary about vaccines.
I think they looked great compared to what they will look like if TSHTF.
Just another “crisis” excuse for the Commie D’Rats to use as a reason to spend more money. Napolitano is a dumbass. She left my home state of Arizona in shambles.
Yes. What’s up with that?
The White House Swine declares a “Swine Flu” emergency ?
I thought he was out golfing or something.
That's because they are!
Once the government issues quarantine notices, it becomes responsible for providing for the needs of that population - food, medicine etc. It becomes a huge deal to figure out the logistics of getting appropriate supplies directly to every household under quarantine.
Pandemic strategies are generally to isolate exposed populations. Because of Mexico’s apparent delay in letting the US know what was happening and the human to human passage of this virus, this may have spread beyond the point where it can be effectively isolated.
Well what’s funny or maybe not. All these officials were at the White House and Uhbama was out golfing.......
Fixed it fer ya.
>>Its a step towards BO declaring martial law. You know, to protect everyone.<<
If not martial law, some sort of action very close or similar to test peoples reaction to such a move.
This all sounds like that book, “State of Fear” or another book written years ago touching on the government always keeping the citizens off balance....always in a state of fear.
As I understand it, you are correct. This sort of declaration is HHS’ turf. Napolitano doesn’t have this authority as far as I know.