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  • CDC reports potential Ebola exposure in Atlanta lab

    12/24/2014 1:25:59 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 24 2014 | Lena H. Sun
    As many as a dozen scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus at a lab of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Wednesday. The potential exposure took place Monday when scientists conducting research on the virus at a high-security lab mistakenly put a sample containing the potentially infectious virus in a place where it was transferred for processing to another CDC lab, also in Atlanta on the CDC campus.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts FDA proposal on gay sex (calls it too restrictive)

    12/24/2014 3:43:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | December 23, 2014 | Trevor Eischen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the FDA’s proposed new policy on blood donations from gay men, saying that while the recommendation is a “step forward” it is still “discriminatory.” The liberal legislator and potential 2016 presidential candidate tweeted that the FDA must “have courage to set policies based on science” in order to “commit to building a bigger, safer blood supply through risk-based screenings.” The policy, introduced Tuesday by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, would replace a 30-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men with a new rule permitting donations from men...
  • Attkisson: CDC Not Telling Public About Possible Ebola Cases (1,400 possible cases in the US)

    12/22/2014 10:20:40 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 31 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 21 Dec 2014 | By Greg Richter
    The government is not telling the public about all the possible cases of Ebola it is monitoring in the United States, says investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. There is an effort to control the message, Attkisson said Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Media Buzz." "A lot of the media coverage has gone from overtime to almost nothing since they appointed the 'Ebola czar,'" Attkisson said. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden was all over the airwaves after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in September and when two nurses who treated Ebola victims...
  • Attkisson: CDC Hiding Numbers of Possible Ebola Cases in US

    12/21/2014 10:58:57 AM PST · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 December 2014 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson said the CDC is not putting out the current information on how many potential cases of Ebola they are currently tracking in the Untied States. Attkisson said, “I called CDC not long ago and I said how many cases are being monitored in the United States and they said 1,400. I said, ‘Where are these updates on your website? ‘ They said they’re not putting it on the web.
  • New York Daily News Blasts Obama: 'For God's Sake, Get a Grip'

    10/16/2014 8:25:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 16, 2014 | John Nolte
    The leftwing New York Daily News blasted President Obama on its cover Thursday morning. Referring to the federal government's appallingly incompetent response to the American Ebola outbreak, the front page headline next to the president's photo read, "For God's Sake, Get a Grip." After three weeks of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) happy talking its Ebola preparedness and wrist-flicking the potential threat, 3 people in America have been infected with Ebola, two nurses and the man they cared for -- who died last week.
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea what’s causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Americans push back against CDC recommendation on circumcision

    12/10/2014 12:08:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    In the first week of public comments on a federal proposal to encourage male circumcision in the U.S., most people are telling Uncle Sam to leave the foreskins alone. “His body, his choice” and “Foreskin is not a birth defect” are among the hundreds of negative comments in the Federal Register against a proposed policy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advise that males of all ages be circumcised for health reasons. The strongest objections were for infant circumcision, since it is a “human rights” violation for a male to permanently lose a piece of his body...
  • The outbreak persists, but Obama’s Ebola Czar is moving on

    12/07/2014 3:17:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The height of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Europe, and the United States also coincided with a period in which the Obama administration came under the heaviest scrutiny over its response to that health crisis. Amid criticism, President Barack Obama rejected calls from lawmakers to impose some travel restrictions on the areas affected by Ebola, but he did say his administration was open to appointing one figure to oversee his government’s response to the crisis. Days later, Obama appointed Ron Klain, a long-time Democratic political operative and veteran of both Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s presidential campaigns, to serve as...
  • CDC throws cold water on talk of ‘airborne’ Ebola transmission

    12/02/2014 8:52:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Hoping to tamp down fears about Ebola, the Obama administration said Monday the virus wreaking havoc in West Africa is unlikely to mutate and spread by air. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a fact sheet that says samples from the current outbreak, which has killed about 5,000 abroad and elicited fear in the U.S., are nearly identical — 97 percent the same — as the strains studied when Ebola was discovered in 1976. Scientists monitoring the virus have not seen any evidence that Ebola may be mutating in a way that would make it spread more easily,...
  • The Pro-Life Movement is Winning, Abortions at a Record Low Since Roe vs. Wade

    12/02/2014 2:25:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/2/14 | Randy O'Bannon, Ph.D.
    The governmentÂ’s latest report confirms the good news reported by Guttmacher earlier this year. That not only the number of abortions in the U.S. have dropped to lows not seen since the earliest days of legal abortion in America, so, too, have abortion rates and abortion ratios. The 730,322 abortions reported to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2011 do not include any from California, Maryland, or New Hampshire, which did not make them available. Guttmacher reported 1,058,470 for the same year. (As we explain fully below, GuttmacherÂ’s numbers will always be higher because it directly surveys abortion...
  • Officials designate 35 hospitals for Ebola care

    12/02/2014 12:35:52 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | Dec. 2, 2014 | Mike Stobbe
    Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday. Most are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Washington D.C.
  • NYC: 78% of Abortions Were Black and Hispanic Babies

    12/01/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CNS news ^ | December 1, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – In New York City, 77.56% of the abortions in 2011 were performed on Black and Hispanic babies, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Abortion Surveillance report published by the CDC, for which the latest abortion numbers are for 2011, show there were 76,251 abortions in New York City that year. For that total, 9,550 abortions were of white babies, which is 12.5% of the total; 35,188 babies were black (46.1% of total); 23,959 were Hispanic (31.4%); and another 7,554 “other” abortions, 9.9%, which includes Asians and Native Americans, as...
  • Government could ease 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/29/2014 7:53:09 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2014 | Brady Dennis
    The federal government is on the brink of lifting restrictions put in place more than three decades ago when regulators, alarmed by the spread of the virus that causes AIDS, barred men who had sex with other men from donating blood. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will begin a two-day meeting on the issue Tuesday, amid growing calls from medical groups, gay rights activists and lawmakers to jettison the ban as outdated and discriminatory.
  • EV-D68: The Mystery Illness That’s Not Actually A Mystery

    11/25/2014 9:16:57 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/2014 | Brian Joondeph
    Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of over 100 non-polio enteroviruses, according to the CDC. For most people infected, it causes flu-like symptoms, mild to severe. It spreads just like the common cold virus, through coughing, sneezing, handshakes, or touching a surface touched by someone with the infection. Over this past summer and fall, the United States, “has experienced a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68,” according to the CDC. For most infected persons, it’s just another cold. But “more severe infections can lead to hypoxia, meningitis, eye problems, heart involvement, and rarely paralysis.” This sudden surge in EV-D68 cases is perplexing...
  • CDC: Twelve Deaths Linked to Polio-Like EV-D68

    11/25/2014 9:03:15 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 16, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The U.S. death toll from the mysterious Enterovirus D-68, which primarily strikes young children, has reached twelve. But as the number of livest lost increases, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that most states over the last five weeks have indicated “reduced EV-D68-like illness activity.” The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from twelve patients who died and had samples submitted for testing.” That’s one more death than was disclosed in last week’s update. The CDC account does not provide information as to where...
  • GOP Introduces Bill That Would Enforce Ebola Travel Ban

    11/21/2014 9:28:47 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    Travel Pulse ^ | November 21, 2014 | Patrick Clarke
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is among a group of five Republican senators who introduced a bill this week that, if passed, would impose a travel ban preventing those in countries currently afflicted by Ebola from coming to the United States. A release on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley's official website detailed the legislation. Rubio and Grassley are joined by Sens. Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.). Under the proposed bill, people living in countries experiencing "widespread transmission of Ebola" as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable to acquire a visa to...
  • CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

    11/19/2014 12:46:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 3:27 PM EST | Mike Stobbe
    The government’s worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won’t happen, a U.S. health official said Wednesday. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the number of people sickened by the Ebola virus could explode to as many as 1.4 million by mid-January without more help. Things have changed. On Wednesday, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said, “We don’t think the projections from over the summer will come to pass.” Frieden did not provide new estimates. …
  • House to hold two more Ebola hearings

    11/11/2014 5:49:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system's readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden will appear at one to discuss training for U.S. health workers and other preventative measures against the virus's spread. "The threat of the Ebola outbreak is real and extends beyond its source in West Africa," said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred...
  • Recently Arrived Illegal Alien Minors Spread Deadly Virus

    11/04/2014 1:09:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 4, 2014
    The “humanitarian crisis” concocted by President Obama to let tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors stay in the U.S. has fueled a deadly respiratory virus epidemic that’s struck American kids across the country and killed at least nine. Virtually nonexistent in the U.S. before the recent influx of illegal alien minors, the lethal Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is associated with severe respiratory illness and is known to come from Central America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from mid-August to the end of October state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 1,105 people in...
  • One Day in an Elevator With Obama, Then Out of a Job

    11/03/2014 9:50:34 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    Kenneth Tate toiled for years as a construction worker and corrections officer, and he has no doubt that his last job — working as a $42,000-a-year private security guard at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — was the best he ever had. The high point was an afternoon seven weeks ago when he was assigned to accompany President Obama, who was visiting the agency’s headquarters here for a briefing on the Ebola epidemic. It was not only that Mr. Tate’s bosses had entrusted him with staying close to such an important dignitary. It was that, as an African-American...
  • CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

    11/02/2014 9:48:32 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29OCt2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. “If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.
  • Kaci Hickox Was A ‘Disease Detective’ For The CDC

    11/01/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 1, 2014
    Kaci Hickox was a “disease detective” for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a widely overlooked part of her op-ed for the Dallas Morning News. While Hickox did not fail to disclose this information to readers — or rather, the Dallas Morning News didn’t — Conservative news sites have recently taken notice and commenced calling her out on the connection. Hickox has received much criticism from the Right and the Left for her defiance of a mandatory quarantine order. A Maine judge recently upheld that defiance, allowing her to come and go as she pleases for...
  • Kaci Hickox--Infectious People Lose Some Rights!

    11/01/2014 9:44:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    However, quarantine is not a game and it's a shame for this dame to use it for fame. I pray she never gains fame as "Ebola Kaci." Is it possible that CDC Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox is another Typhoid Mary? Unlike Mary she may be totally free of infection; but if so, a few days watching television rather than riding her bike is no big deal when lives could be at stake. Like Mary, Kaci refuses to be quarantined and is defying health officials in Maine. Like Mary, she should be confined against her will until she is definitely innocuous....
  • CDC pulls poster saying Ebola can spread through a sneeze

    10/31/2014 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    The ​U.S. ​​Centers for Disease Control on Thursday yanked a poster off its Web site explaining how Ebola can be spread by contaminated droplets — from a sneeze for example — a day after The Post reported on the frightening revelation. The fact sheet was taken off line, and a link that led to it a day before now sends viewers to a different page with a different message. “The ​’​What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets?​’​ ​f​act sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit cdc.gov/Ebola for up-to-date information on Ebola,” it read​...
  • CDC Now Says Ebola Droplets Can Spread Six Feet, Not Three

    10/31/2014 3:37:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    CDC ^ | 10/31/14
    HOW GERMS SPREAD What’s the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets? AIRBORNE SPREAD Airborne spread happens when germs float through the air after a person talks, coughs, or sneezes. Those germs can be inhaled even after the original person is no longer nearby. Direct contact with the infectious person is NOT needed for someone else to get sick. Germs like chicken pox and TB are spread through the air. DROPLET SPREAD Droplet spread happens when droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person splash the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person, or cause...
  • New CDC confusion over Ebola as it deletes warning that virus can spread through cough..sneezes..

    10/31/2014 3:02:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed a warning from its website that Ebola can, in rare cases, spread from person through coughing and sneezing. It has replaced the old language with new guidance that says there's 'no evidence' Ebola is spread through either. According to the New York Post, the CDC also took down on Thursday a poster that said that Ebola can be transferred through 'droplets' from coughing or sneezing that land on hard surfaces, like doorknobs.
  • Maine governor says quarantine talks with nurse failed

    10/30/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 144 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 30 OCTOBER 2014 | WFAA.COM
    <p>FORT KENT, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that talks with nurse Kaci Hickox had broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to force her to adhere to a 21-day quarantine aimed at Ebola health workers.</p>
  • The Ebola Epidemic and the American Election

    10/30/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 30, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Of all the issues in the news – the destruction caused by Obamacare, six years of record joblessness, the body counts of inner city street crime – no other issue encapsulates every aspect of this election like the Ebola epidemic. And don’t say it’s not an epidemic, because it most certainly is… just not here, not yet. Ebola is an epidemic in Africa, and it could be one here. One of the many jobs that our government has is ensuring that this awful contagious disease, fatal to somewhere between 50 and 70 percent of those stricken by it, doesn’t spread...
  • The CDC changes its tune on Ebola again

    10/30/2014 8:11:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Centers for Disease Control sacrifices more of its credibility on Ebola. Bob Fredericks writes in the New York Post: Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. “If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC. Nass...
  • It's Obama's Own Ineptitude That's Stoking Ebola Fears

    10/30/2014 4:23:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | IBD Staff
    Leadership: President Obama this week tried to tamp down public concerns about the Ebola outbreak. But it's not the disease that has Americans so alarmed as the festering incompetence on display at the White House.
  • Obama's arguments against an Ebola quarantine make no sense

    10/30/2014 3:23:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | John Merline
    President Obama keeps saying that a mandatory quarantine of health workers returning from Ebola-afflicted countries is wrong. But the reasons he gives don't make logical sense. Why, for example, should soldiers returning from those countries stay isolated for 21 days — as now mandated by Defense Secretary Hagel — before returning to society, but not doctors, nurses or social workers who are far more likely to have been in direct contact with Ebola patients? Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/102914-724069-obama-arguments-against-ebola-quarantine-do-not-make-sense.htm#ixzz3HcejT7on Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

    10/29/2014 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2014 | Nelson Acosta in Havana
    U.S. government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease. The meeting organized by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on the prevention and control of Ebola, which has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa but in the Americas has only reached the United States. U.S. military personnel and Cuban medical specialists are already posted in West Africa and prepared to work side by side if needed, officials have said, and Washington...
  • The science on isolating health care workers

    10/29/2014 10:39:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 29, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Thomas Frieden announced a new policy on health care workers returning from Ebola-plagued West Africa. Parroting President Obama’s Saturday radio address, Frieden cautioned that Americans must be “guided by the science,” not fear. Sorry. The Obama administration’s halfway approach is based on political correctness, not science. And it is a gamble. According to Frieden, about five health care workers fly back from West Africa to the U.S. every day, landing at Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, New York’s JFK or Dulles outside of Washington, D.C. For months, the CDC did almost nothing to...
  • Elizabeth Warren Blames Republicans for Ebola

    10/29/2014 10:11:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 28, 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) blamed Republicans for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by suggesting funding cuts to certain programs were the culprit. "Instead of making those investments up front, we wait until people die," Warren said. "Of course I'm worried, but part of this reminds me -- this is why elections matter and why they matter over time. you know, Ebola is not new. We've known about it for a long time. We were putting money into funding Ebola many years ago and the republicans have cut funding overall for medical research, for the...
  • CDC Poster Admits Ebola Can Be Spread Through Air And Contact of Contaminated Objects

    10/29/2014 11:35:53 AM PDT · by varyouga · 69 replies
    CDC Poster Admits Ebola Can Be Spread Through Air And Contact of Contaminated Objects I wanted to save and post here before it gets "corrected"
  • CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet … But MIT Research Shows Sneezes Can Travel Up to 20

    10/28/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/28/14 | tyler durden
    This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admitted that Ebola can travel through the air in aerosols, but claims that it can never go more than 3 feet. Let's check their math ... CDC (like the World Health Organization) admits that Ebola can be spread through sneezing or coughing. But the CDC itself admits that flu droplets can travel 6 feet. Mythbusters demonstrated that sneezes can nail people some 17 feet away:
  • Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment

    10/28/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-28-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa. Goodlatte warned that expanding that policy could put the country at more risk. "Members of the media, my office have received confidential communications saying that those plans are being developed," Goodlatte said Monday night. *************** The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch also reported, shortly before Goodlatte sent the letter,...
  • New fight over Ebola quarantine looms as nurse returns to Maine

    10/28/2014 6:38:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 107 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-28-2014 | FoxNews.com
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa before being briefly and controversially quarantined in New Jersey could be the focus of a new battle over state health policy as she returns to her home state of Maine. Kaci Hickox left a Newark hospital on Monday and was expected to arrive in the northern Maine town of Fort Kent early Tuesday. Maine health officials have already announced that Hickox is expected to comply with a 21-day voluntary in-home quarantine put in place by the state's governor, Paul LePage. However, one of Hickox's lawyers, Steve Hyman, said he expected her...
  • Government-Mandated Hysteria

    10/28/2014 4:39:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media starts hysterical panics the way that Burger King makes burgers, but now it’s bemoaning “hysteria” and “panic” over Ebola. It’s silly for Americans to be worried about a lethal virus that has killed thousands, the self-proclaimed experts insist. It’s time to get over our irrational Ebolaphobic fear of a deadly epidemic.
  • BREAKING: Ebola Nurse’s Ties to CDC Scrubbed From Website –Is Far Left Progressive & Obama Supporter

    10/27/2014 3:45:04 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Well, what a surprise! Quarantined Ebola Nurse, Kaci Hickox is a card carrying Progressive and CDC EIS Officer. The Ebola nurse who attacked Governor Christie for putting her in quarantine after returning from Africa is a Progressive with ties to the CDC. Her LinkedIn profile was scrubbed this weekend. Natural News reported: Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey over her high risk status as a possible Ebola carrier, has ties to the CDC which have been deliberately hidden by the mainstream media. Right now, a war is waging between states like New Jersey, New York and...
  • CDC guidelines: If you jabbed yourself with a needle okay to go jogging

    10/27/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 27, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is the feds’ supposedly tough new policy, designed to strike a balance between the mandatory three-week quarantine of at-risk health-care workers back from the hot zone a la New York and New Jersey and the “f*** it, let’s go bowling” approach of Craig Spencer andNancy Snyderman. New rule: If you’ve been treating someone with Ebola and have actually jabbed yourself with a used needle, you should probably maybe think about hanging around the house for a few weeks. Apart from a daily jog out in public, that is.
  • CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet

    10/27/2014 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 154 replies
    CDC ^ | 10/27/14
    Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another. A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose. *** Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, faucet handles, and toys, since the Ebola virus may live on surfaces for up to several hours.
  • New York Screening Protocols, Scenarios For Ebola

    10/27/2014 6:36:44 AM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    YeshivaWorldNews/AP ^ | October 27, 2014
    <p>The first screening will be conducted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. If a person coming from any of the three affected countries has a fever or reports exposure to Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews. An additional screening will now be performed by the New York State Department of Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene personnel.</p>
  • ER nurse: Duncan lied about exposure to Ebola

    10/27/2014 3:03:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2014 | Kyle Balluck
    An emergency room nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. was not honest about his exposure to the deadly virus. Sidia Rose told “60 Minutes” that Duncan said during his second trip to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas that he had not been in contact with anyone who had been sick. “I explained to him, ‘We are under the impression that you may have been exposed to Ebola.’ And I said, ‘Where are you from?’ And he told me Liberia,” she said. “And...
  • White House Presses States to Reverse Ebola Quarantine

    10/26/2014 12:53:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | MARC SANTORA and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said. But on Sunday both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey, stood by their decision, saying that the federal guidelines did not go far enough. At the same time, the first person to be forced into isolation under the new protocols, Kaci Hickox, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, planned to mount a legal challenge...
  • NYT: White House Pressures States to Reverse Mandatory Ebola Quarantine Orders (Hickox to sue)

    10/26/2014 11:44:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | MARC SANTORA and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said. But on Sunday both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey, stood by their decision saying that the federal guidelines did not go far enough. At the same time, the first person to be forced into isolation under the new protocols, Kaci Hickox, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, planned to mount a legal challenge...
  • #Ebola Nurse Complaining About Quarantine is Left-Wing Democrat, CDC Employee WITH UPDATE

    10/26/2014 8:15:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/26/14 | Charles C. Johnson
    The nurse currently quarantined in New Jersey is an employee for the Centers for Disease Control and a registered Democrat with a history of left-wing advocacy, Gotnews.com has learned. Kaci Hickox’s ties to the CDC were not disclosed in a controversial anti-quarantine column she wrote for the Dallas Morning News. The CDC opposes quarantines or travel bans from Ebola infected countries.
  • N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

    10/25/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Ray Sanchez and Elizabeth Cohen
    A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of Ebola without cutting the flow of medical aid to the hardest-hit West African countries. The policy of isolating medical personnel and others arriving from Ebola-affected countries zones was abruptly implemented Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola...
  • How To Enjoy An Ebola-Free Weekend with CDC's New "Air-Kiss-Hug" Protocol

    10/25/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 10-25-2014 | MOTUS
    I was going to declare this an Ebola-Free zone for the weekend weekend, butt then…this from UpNorthLurkin:H/T  and iOTWAnd this photo op of BO demonstrating CDC’s new “Air-Kiss-Hug” protocol with Nina Pham  after she was miraculously “cured” of Ebola:How long do you think he can hold his breath while “hugging it out for the cameras?”Oh yeah, this photo op from the Administration that “doesn’t do photo ops” is going straight into our album of awkward hugs and kisses:The “I love you back!” albumThe “I got your back!” albumThe “I’ve got your back too, big guy.” albumThe “Who’s my sexy lady?”...