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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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51 posted on 04/26/2009 10:46:36 AM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hey kids! Let*s elect a confessed cokehead! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver
It is curious that Hillary was in Mexico just two or three weeks ago and now we have the creation, or attempted creation, of a panic. This could work to Calderon's benefit if he can use the perceived crisis to declare martial law and destroy the drug cartels. The boy fascist might also find some way to further his desires for governmental control here in the United States. National healthcare anyone? Given the condition of Mexico, I would bet dozens of people die every day of illnesses and infections that would easily be controlled with just minor care and over the counter medicines. Right now, I am not convinced that the administration is playing straight with us. Any administration that is willing to take advantage of a “good crisis” is more than capable of creating one.
52 posted on 04/26/2009 10:48:00 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Lady GOP
You mean when they've all stopped talking because they've left, taking shelter in sealed & secure undisclosed locations? I don't know. I think they'll sound smarter then.
53 posted on 04/26/2009 10:48:55 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: hsmomx3

All I know is he is never around..I really don’t think him and his family live in the white house I think they just have their Wednesday night parties there..I think he lives on “Air Force One”


54 posted on 04/26/2009 10:49:35 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver

The fall of the great empire continues aided by the enemy within.


55 posted on 04/26/2009 10:50:44 AM PDT by South40 (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: PLD

You noticed that too?


56 posted on 04/26/2009 10:50:59 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is playing GOLF today! Wonder what the press would say if George Bush did that in the middle of a possible pandemic?
57 posted on 04/26/2009 10:52:13 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Lady GOP

If you listened to the news conference closely the following was said and is now a headline on Drudge (with no story) This is really the line of the day:

NAPOLITANO SAYS USA SHOULD SHOULD PREPARE FOR NEW FLU OUTBREAK SOON EVEN IF THIS ONE FIZZLES OUT...


58 posted on 04/26/2009 10:52:28 AM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Since when is Janet Napolitano the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department?

Did I miss something?

59 posted on 04/26/2009 10:52:31 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Somebody stole my tagline)
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To: Miss Didi

And with an... Air Force golf cart? Wonder what sort of missions that gets deployed for.


60 posted on 04/26/2009 10:52:33 AM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: Miss Didi

Geek Mobile One.


61 posted on 04/26/2009 10:53:17 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Somebody stole my tagline)
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To: khnyny

One can come to many conclusions based on this.


62 posted on 04/26/2009 10:54:56 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: hatfieldmccoy
I’m trying to figure out if this is an over reaction or a red flag.

They certainly didn't overreact when AIDS came along. But that would have been discriminating against gays dontcha know.

63 posted on 04/26/2009 10:55:27 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
“Fixed it fer ya.”

Thank you. You did!

One of two things is happening. This administration is completely freaked out over this and clueless what to do about it in their ineptitude. Or, they will exploit it to the best of their ability. Terrifying either way.

64 posted on 04/26/2009 10:55:50 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........Is 0 a carrier?)
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To: Miss Didi

Is that Obama? He looks paler than usual


65 posted on 04/26/2009 10:58:37 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: 444Flyer

I was thinking the exact same thing. Talk about a lose/lose situation.


66 posted on 04/26/2009 10:58:51 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (the obamination will ruin this nation)
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t I JUST read an FR headline saying that she saw no reason to test people for the flu who flying in from Mexico City?


67 posted on 04/26/2009 10:58:57 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Pit bulls - the SUVs of the animal world.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"It allows us to free up state and local resources" that otherwise would not be available, Napolitano said.

Continuing, Napolitano said, "We've determined that military veterans, anti-choice proponents, and fundamental religious adherents are the most at risk and we urge them to come to a public health center in their area for counseling and their special innoculation."
68 posted on 04/26/2009 10:59:42 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Sub-Driver
as Dhimmis of our new messianic overlord Hussein, we will be correctly prevented from ever eating pork again

so say us all....

MEGA-SARC!!

69 posted on 04/26/2009 11:00:37 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: 1000 silverlings

I was thinking that too. I’m darker than him sitting here and I’m 100% Caucasian.


70 posted on 04/26/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT by John W
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To: Sub-Driver

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71 posted on 04/26/2009 11:01:58 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: 1000 silverlings

He’s scared sh!tless, thus the pale complection.


72 posted on 04/26/2009 11:02:30 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (the obamination will ruin this nation)
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To: John W

You know the guy has got doubles


73 posted on 04/26/2009 11:02:32 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: 1000 silverlings

74 posted on 04/26/2009 11:03:52 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: 444Flyer

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/pundita-mexican-us-swine-flu-outbreak-caution-blind-curves-and-fog-ahead-updated-3x/

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/batchelor-human-to-human/


75 posted on 04/26/2009 11:04:15 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: hatfieldmccoy
I’m trying to figure out if this is an over reaction or a red flag.

It's classic misdirection. Another "crisis" the Dems can take advantage of to advance their agenda.

76 posted on 04/26/2009 11:04:50 AM PDT by JennysCool (Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. -- Wyatt Earp)
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To: 386wt
What? Is she in charge of everything?

Oh come now... we all know the Puppet Master who ultimately had to approve this action...


Rahm's Rubric: Never let a good crisis go to waste.


77 posted on 04/26/2009 11:06:06 AM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Brilliant

Since the Dept of Health does not have a confirmed head yet, she was assigned to address the issue.


78 posted on 04/26/2009 11:06:48 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Miss Didi

Blackberry-toting white boy on board alert.


79 posted on 04/26/2009 11:07:19 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Miss Didi
After seeing that pic. The movie “Dave” comes to mind.
80 posted on 04/26/2009 11:07:59 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........Is 0 a carrier?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Napolitano called the emergency declaration standard operating procedure — one was declared recently for the inauguration and for flooding. She urged people to think of it as a "declaration of emergency preparedness."

Ah, yes we all remember the US Media headlines about the state of emergency that was declared for the inauguration and the flooding. Get ready to report to the camps folks.

81 posted on 04/26/2009 11:08:05 AM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: Sub-Driver

US declares public health emergency for swine flu

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_swine_flu_emergency
10 mins ago


82 posted on 04/26/2009 11:08:12 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Miss Didi

That People pic of him at the beach is totally different. this looks like a skinny white guy


83 posted on 04/26/2009 11:10:20 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: mware

Isn’t there a confirmed underling?


84 posted on 04/26/2009 11:10:30 AM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
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To: keats5

Whats-his-face had Julie Gerberding resign when his administration came in so now we don’t have a Secretary of Health & Human Services, nor do we have a Surgeon General. Hence Napolitano, who is clueless. God I hope the GOP is asking urgent questions. Here we are almost in May with the DHS seriously undermanaged and understaffed.


85 posted on 04/26/2009 11:10:32 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: VeniVidiVici

I like your tagline, after all Hitler spoke Austrian- :-)


86 posted on 04/26/2009 11:11:52 AM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Incompetent does not even begin to describe Napolitano.

She punted the main question under her jurisdiction (one of only two good questions from the usual dolt press corps) on bioterrorism to her underling at CDC.

The 64 thousand dollar question (the other good one asked) was why the dying in Mexico and not here so far- and relatively milder symptoms etc.. Bressor said there are “hypothesises” but no conclusions yet.

Napolitano is a natural disaster.


87 posted on 04/26/2009 11:13:21 AM PDT by Captain Culpepper
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To: hatfieldmccoy

In almost all these cases, it’s an overreaction. Of course, that is not necessarily wrong. Better safe than sorry, so to speak.

The media should have learned that a new pandemic just isn’t going to happen though. (In the western world that is)


88 posted on 04/26/2009 11:13:31 AM PDT by oscars300
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To: Miss Didi

A more effeminate man you will not find.

Pathetic!


89 posted on 04/26/2009 11:13:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a fish market Janet! Nothing to get your panties in a wad over Mademe Secretary. Don’t worry the Mexican Obama Swine Flu Pandemic is on it’s way Janet. Too bad fish is not a carrier?


90 posted on 04/26/2009 11:13:49 AM PDT by STD (No Longer Dazzled by Omama’s Bullshit)
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To: Sub-Driver
Janet Napolitano!

Quick question for you.

H1N1. What does the "H" and what does the "N" stand for?

(Please be complete and precise.)

...Crickets chirping...

I KNEW that you had no clue.

.

91 posted on 04/26/2009 11:15:39 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Brilliant

I suppose she was the one since Sebellius/friend-of-Tiller’s confirmation is being held up?


92 posted on 04/26/2009 11:19:07 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Sub-Driver

JANET: EVENTS DO NOT WARRANT TESTING OF PLANE PASSENGERS FROM MEXICO...

The United States is not testing airplane travelers from Mexico for the swine flu virus that has heightened fears of a possible pandemic, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Sunday.

http://lite.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N26491120.htm


93 posted on 04/26/2009 11:19:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Miss Didi

MAYBE HE IS REALLY WHITE...AND THE COLOR IS WARING OFF!!

WE’VE BEEN HAD!!!!


94 posted on 04/26/2009 11:20:38 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is Good!)
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To: kcvl

btt


95 posted on 04/26/2009 11:21:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver
This administration appears to be unprepared.

They will in the end act irresponsible and slam our civil rights, never let a crisis go .

Be prepared trust your family , your neighbors and god.

96 posted on 04/26/2009 11:22:03 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Miss Didi

From an article on Drudge:

“Gibbs was asked if the president’s decision to golf Sunday at Andrews Air Force Base was part of a White House strategy to reassure people.

Gibbs chuckled and replied: “I’m not sure I’d draw a DIRECT conclusion.”

They actually believe Obama is only playing golf to reassure Americans...lol. It doesn’t get any better than that. If Bush had done this..the press would have crucified him.


97 posted on 04/26/2009 11:22:24 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Sub-Driver

How can something like this all of a sudden become an international emergency within 48 hours?!?!


98 posted on 04/26/2009 11:22:46 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: Sub-Driver

From the day this crowd hit the Office with POWER - its been a swine flu for America the like of which this country has ever seen...


99 posted on 04/26/2009 11:22:55 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: AuntB

I don’t get it. They declare a public health emergency but do not issue a travel warning.


100 posted on 04/26/2009 11:24:08 AM PDT by jersey117
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