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Napolitano declares public health emergency
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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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: april2009flu; bho44; bhocdc; bhodhs; flu; influenza; janetnapolitano; mexicanflu; mexiflu; napolitano; outbreak; publichealth; swineflu
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That press conference was awful..........they looked incompetent..
1 posted on 04/26/2009 10:25:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Nepolitano? What does this have to do with security? Is it a bio-attack? What are they hiding?


2 posted on 04/26/2009 10:26:35 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver

Napolitano looks well.. stupid.


3 posted on 04/26/2009 10:26:50 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: Sub-Driver

Close the border, idjut!


4 posted on 04/26/2009 10:27:31 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 2 Thess 2:10)
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To: Sub-Driver
"the authority to initiate quarantines"

Quarantine: Another way to impose Martial Law.

Just sayin'.

5 posted on 04/26/2009 10:29:30 AM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 04/26/2009 10:30:18 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a step towards BO declaring martial law. You know, to “protect” everyone.


8 posted on 04/26/2009 10:31:24 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Ancient Drive

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.


9 posted on 04/26/2009 10:31:40 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Brilliant

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.


10 posted on 04/26/2009 10:32:37 AM PDT by albie
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To: Ancient Drive
Napolitano looks stupid

as they say at the horse track, she's running "true to form"

11 posted on 04/26/2009 10:32:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Brilliant

This is HHS’s turf, no? Not DHS’s.


12 posted on 04/26/2009 10:33:01 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: freeangel

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.


13 posted on 04/26/2009 10:33:11 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


14 posted on 04/26/2009 10:33:47 AM PDT by Mathews (Ambition, absent a moral compass, is naked destruction.)
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To: freeangel

“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


15 posted on 04/26/2009 10:33:49 AM PDT by albie
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To: jeffc

I have had visions of the movie Outbreak in my head all day.


17 posted on 04/26/2009 10:34:29 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: keats5

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.


18 posted on 04/26/2009 10:34:53 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Sub-Driver
“...The declaration does not necessarily convey the authority to initiate quarantines.”

Only non-spanish speaking whites will be quarantined. Illegals and everyone else get a free pass. P.C. will kill us.

19 posted on 04/26/2009 10:35:16 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........Is 0 a carrier?)
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To: Sub-Driver
To: Media Outlets of All Types

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

20 posted on 04/26/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT by rvoitier (One of the 25 million)
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To: Brilliant

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?


21 posted on 04/26/2009 10:37:35 AM PDT by Eva (union motto - Aim for mediocrity, it's only fair.)
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To: keats5
Why is Janet the point man for 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.

22 posted on 04/26/2009 10:37:39 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: houeto

I posted the link only because I didn’t want any hot linking/copyright trouble.

[now *you* will get put on the truck, first]....:))


23 posted on 04/26/2009 10:38:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: Brilliant

What? Is she in charge of everything?


24 posted on 04/26/2009 10:38:16 AM PDT by 386wt (Striving to be as good as my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Judith Anne
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.

I bet the name gets changed as soon as a muslim gets it.

25 posted on 04/26/2009 10:38:16 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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........


26 posted on 04/26/2009 10:39:08 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
They looked incompetent..

That's because they are!

27 posted on 04/26/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: Sub-Driver
Anything, anything to change the topic, now if those damn Canadians would stop exporting flue to Mexico so they could import it to the United States everything would be great.
28 posted on 04/26/2009 10:39:34 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

riiiiiiiiiight.


29 posted on 04/26/2009 10:40:28 AM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: albie

I thought Rahm was calling the shots...........this is so pathetic.


30 posted on 04/26/2009 10:40:34 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Ancient Drive

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.


31 posted on 04/26/2009 10:40:57 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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(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


32 posted on 04/26/2009 10:41:09 AM PDT by kwill4u
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To: Sub-Driver

“”We’re nowhere near that kind of decision,” Napolitano said.”

Clueless.


33 posted on 04/26/2009 10:41:12 AM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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That press conference was awful..........they looked incompetent..

So they've improved?

34 posted on 04/26/2009 10:41:18 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Sprechen sie Austrian?)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


35 posted on 04/26/2009 10:41:19 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m trying to figure out if this is an over reaction or a red flag.


36 posted on 04/26/2009 10:42:07 AM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


37 posted on 04/26/2009 10:42:14 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Eva

And I would want to know exactly what they may be injecting everybody with. I am leary about vaccines.


38 posted on 04/26/2009 10:42:16 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: lainie
They did, indeed, look like incompetent buffoons. (There’s a reason for that...)

I think they looked great compared to what they will look like if TSHTF.

39 posted on 04/26/2009 10:42:19 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


40 posted on 04/26/2009 10:42:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud charter member of Napolitano's rightwing, nutcase American, watch list.)
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To: keats5

Yes. What’s up with that?


41 posted on 04/26/2009 10:43:17 AM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Sub-Driver

The White House Swine declares a “Swine Flu” emergency ?


42 posted on 04/26/2009 10:43:47 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: PLD

I thought he was out golfing or something.


43 posted on 04/26/2009 10:44:21 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
They looked incompetent..

That's because they are!

44 posted on 04/26/2009 10:44:46 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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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.


45 posted on 04/26/2009 10:45:06 AM PDT by marsh2
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Well what’s funny or maybe not. All these officials were at the White House and Uhbama was out golfing.......


46 posted on 04/26/2009 10:45:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: 444Flyer
Only non-spanish speaking, Christian, anti-abortion, Constitutionalists, gun owning, veteran, right winged extremist whites will be quarantined. Illegals and everyone else get a free pass. P.C. will kill us.

Fixed it fer ya.

47 posted on 04/26/2009 10:45:16 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (the obamination will ruin this nation)
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To: jeffc

>>It’s 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.


48 posted on 04/26/2009 10:45:53 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: keats5

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.


49 posted on 04/26/2009 10:45:53 AM PDT by manapua
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To: Sub-Driver
Meanwhile, Barry is golfing.


50 posted on 04/26/2009 10:46:20 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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