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  • A recent poll shows that most doctors give Obamacare low grades (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    A recent survey of doctors by the Physicians Foundation finds that most give low grades to Obamacare. Some 46% of the doctors polled gave Obamacare a grade of “D” or “F” and 29% gave it a “C.” Only 25 percent give it an “A” or a “B,” including just 4% who gave it the highest grade. It’s possible that some of the doctors who chose C really meant to say that it was at least reasonably good. But in modern America, thanks to grade inflation, a C is generally considered a very bad grade. Thus, it seems likely that a...
  • FDA drug laboratories

    10/20/2014 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Princeton_University · 6 replies
    Does the FDA have its own independent laboratories or does it farm out the lab testing of drugs to the pharmaceutical companies themselves? I have been unable to find out this information. In other words, does the FDA approval process rely upon completely independent governmentally operated labs? Or does the FDA depend upon test results provided by the pharmaceutical companies themselves? SANDY KRAMER, Ph.D.
  • How much will Ebola czar be paid?

    10/20/2014 2:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The Obama administration’s new Ebola czar will be paid, but the White House on Monday declined to say how much former Biden chief of staff Ron Klain will be making in his new position. White House spokesman Eric Schultz confirmed that Klain, who starts work Wednesday, would take home a paycheck, but he said the amount would only be revealed in the annual disclosure of White House staff salaries. That report is typically released at the beginning of July, which means Klain will likely have already left the administration by the time his salary is disclosed. Last week, press secretary...
  • Down syndrome: When my daughter was born, my doctor said she probably wouldn’t live until 3

    10/20/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | 10.20.14 | Michelle Sie Whitten
    When my daughter was born with Down syndrome 11 years ago, I was told by my doctor that she probably wouldn’t live until 3 years old. Beyond that, I was terrified that she would be ostracized or abused by society. Through parenting my brilliant daughter, my fear turned into amazement – amazement at all she could do. There are so many myths, misconceptions and outdated information out there, I wanted to write and let people know a few truths during this, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In fact, we, at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, talk about the Two Syndromes,...
  • Here's What Happens to You If You Survive Ebola

    10/20/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | MARY BETH GRIGGS, POPULAR SCIENCE
    While most of the recent coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak has focused on rising death tolls and a few infected US citizens, other segments of the population have passed mostly unnoticed from the harsh glare of the media spotlight: survivors, and those who are seemingly immune to Ebola.People who survive Ebola can lead normal lives post-recovery, though occasionally they can suffer inflammatory conditions of the joints afterward, according to CBS. Recovery times can vary, and so can the amount of time it takes for the virus to clear out of the system.The World Health Organization found that the virus...
  • This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough

    10/20/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Rivka Edelman
    My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting. Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic. Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.  People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job....
  • Children Are People, Too

    10/19/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 15, 2014 | Vanessa Rasanen
    I have three children. Each prayed for, desired, loved, cherished. For years, I have watched pro-abortion friends and family dote on them and shower them with love. They treat my children as precious and special, as valuable members of society—but only because I wanted them. Had I desired an abortion, these same people who rave about my son’s wit or marvel at my daughters’ smiles would have been the first to drop everything and drive me to the nearest Planned Parenthood to have them “taken care of.” My children’s worth, in the eyes of the pro-abortion community and of our...
  • Opposing clinic inspections protects the abortion industry. Women? Not so much.

    10/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.19.14 | Adam Peters
    President Obama has been accused of trying to silence his critics. Apparently he’s silencing his supporters now, too. That was Gwyneth Paltrow’s experience, anyway. Obama was attending a Democratic fundraiser organized by the Hollywood star when he allegedly robbed Paltrow of her ability to communicate. After describing herself as one of the president’s “biggest fans,” Ms. Paltrow went on to declare, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” As a heterosexual man, I’m probably not the most qualified person to evaluate President Obama’s physical attractiveness. What I can say is that no matter how handsome someone might be, there...
  • After an abortion: a look into the recovery room

    10/19/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.18.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Carol Everett owned two abortion clinics and was the director of four. She eventually became pro-life and now speaks about her experiences. Like nearly all abortion clinics, Everett’s clinics had “recovery rooms” where women could stay after their abortions until the anesthesia wore off or they felt well enough to leave. Everett says there were two main reactions among women right after their abortions: …[T]here are two reactions in the recovery room. The first one is: I’ve killed my baby. And even then, it amazed me that that was the first time they called it a baby and the first...
  • Military preps team for Ebola response in US

    10/19/2014 12:39:53 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday. A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed portions of the official's information. The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said. The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given verbal approval, the official said. The team will include five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers, Pentagon press secretary...
  • Obama: Our House is Your House

    10/19/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    The problem with voting into the presidency an internationalist is that his oath to “protect and defend” the Constitution (and by implication the nation) doesn’t apply to this nation. He sees it as his duty to protect and defend some undifferentiated poor folks in the Third World. You suckers just pay the bills and suffer the consequences of his actions. Proof is overwhelming that this represents Obama’s mindset. This week is no exception. From a review of the expenditures made by this administration with tax revenues meant to protect our health and safety and his immigration policies, we can see...
  • Racial Revenge: Infected Immigrants as Human Smallpox Blankets

    10/19/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It so happened that an 11-year-old boy came home from school one day and told his parents that the first European white people who came to America were so mean that they tried to kill the Indians by giving them blankets with smallpox germs. The boy’s father tried to use this as a teachable moment. He asked his son to think if that made sense, even if the first white settlers were that evil. How would they avoid getting smallpox themselves? The boy then let it be known that the American Constitution was written by the Iroquois Indians. The father...
  • Fruit bats and Ebola, but why?

    10/19/2014 7:07:16 AM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    lumibyte ^ | September 11, 2014 | By Lumibyte
    Ebola transmission and source Of all animals, bats and rats are generally considered to carry around numerous pathogens that can infect humans. Rats tend to live close to humans and are still associated with the bubonic plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, killing almost 25 million people. But why do bats have such a bad reputation? Well this prejudice against bats is actually not very surprising. Bats can carry a number of pathogens (rabies, Hendra, Marburg, Nipah and indeed also Ebola). These are all viruses that can cause serious disease in humans. Particularly the Ebola virus can...
  • Mutant Ebola warning:LeadingU.S.scientist warns deadlyvirus is already changing to become more conta

    10/18/2014 10:13:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Newton
    The deadly Ebola virus could be mutating to become even more contagious, a leading U.S scientist has warned. The disease has killed nearly 4,000 people, infecting in excess of 8,000 - the majority in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Communities lie in ruins, thousands of children have been orphaned, millions face starvation but the virus continues its unprecedented pace, invading and destroying vast swathes of these countries. Meanwhile three nurses, two in the U.S. and one in Spain have caught the infection while treating Ebola patients, despite wearing protective suits. Now U.S. scientist Peter Jahrling...
  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 5:16:23 AM PDT · by Mr170IQ · 19 replies
    Operon Labs ^ | Oct. 8th, 2014 | Unknown
    US Ebola Death: Antivirals Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:19 The first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died despite being administered the experimental nucleoside-type antiviral pro-drug Brincidofovir.  How is this possible?  Well , the first problem is that Duncan was not treated until it was far too late for antiviral therapy to work.  Let's take this opportunity to look at some nucleoside antivirals, incuding the drug that was administered to Mr. Duncan in Dallas, TX (Brincidofovir).The first thing to know is remember Brincidofovir and Cidofovir were developed to work against dsDNA Viruses, though Ebola is a...
  • Blood sample taken from Ebola hospital worker in isolation aboard Carnival cruise ship

    10/18/2014 7:36:43 PM PDT · by richardskeet · 95 replies
    AP KPRC 2 Houston ^ | 10/18/14 | Matt Aufdenspring
    GALVESTON, Texas - A helicopter met up with a cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola in order to take a blood sample for testing prior to the ship's arrival Sunday in Galveston. Carnival Cruise Lines released a statement Saturday which read, "Today we were advised by Texas health officials that they felt it was necessary for the health care worker currently on Carnival Magic to submit a blood sample for testing prior to the ship's arrival in Galveston tomorrow morning. As a result, a helicopter rendezvoused with the ship...
  • [Schizophrenia Treatment:] Risperdal and Invega Side Effects: Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

    10/18/2014 8:49:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Legal Examiner ^ | 10.16.14 | Craig Kelley, Attorney-at-Law
    The lawsuits surrounding Risperdal allege inappropriate marketing as well as failure to warn issues. While Johnson & Johnson alleges Risperdal helps countless people throughout the world who suffer from debilitating mental illnesses, it also has caused embarrassing side effects further contributing to the problems it claims to address. In September of 2012, Johnson & Johnson settled one such lawsuit with a 21 year old who had taken Risperdal and grown breasts which had to be surgically removed. The settlement was allegedly agreed to by Johnson & Johnson in order to avoid having the Judge in the trial order Chief Executive...
  • Database of New Yorkers deemed too 'mentally unstable' to carry guns grows to 40,000+ names...

    10/18/2014 6:03:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Drudgerport.com ^ | Oct 18, 2014
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  • How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

    10/18/2014 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Veto! · 18 replies
    Scientific American ^ | October 18, 2014 | Katherine Harmon Courage
    What we can learn from the boot leather, organization and quick response times that stopped Ebola from spreading in this African nation …………… …….the rapid action after Nigeria's index patient was diagnosed helped keep the outbreak from spreading more widely. "In contrast the initial outbreak in Guinea remained undetected for several weeks," they wrote. "This detection delay facilitated the transnational spread of the virus to Sierra Leone and Liberia while difficulties and at times inability to track and contain infectious individuals compounded the situation and resulted in an as yet uncontrolled epidemic in these countries."
  • Health-care cancellation avalanche hits Colo. Democrats weeks before election

    10/18/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—The Colorado Division of Insurance announced Friday a surge in health-care policy cancellations in the wake of Obamacare, just what Democratic candidates in high-profile races didn’t need less than three weeks before Election Day. In a letter to state Senate Republicans, Colorado insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar said that more than 22,000 Coloradans received cancellation notices in the last month, and that 192,942 Coloradans will lose their policies at the end of 2015. That would bring the total number of cancellations in Colorado to more than 550,000 by the time the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented and non-compliant plans...
  • Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

    10/18/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 12:46 PM EDT | David Crary
    The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might encourage high-risk, unprotected sexual behavior. However, its preventive use has been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and many HIV/AIDS advocacy groups.The Human Rights Campaign, which recently has been focusing its gay-rights advocacy on same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination issues, joined those ranks with the release...
  • Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties

    10/18/2014 9:25:07 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 76 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    DOVER, Del., A Delaware man's lawsuit alleges he awoke from anesthesia after a colonoscopy procedure to find he had been dressed in a pair of pink panties. The New Castle County Superior Court lawsuit, filed by attorney Gary Nitsche on behalf of Andrew Walls, 32, said Walls was employed by the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover when he underwent a colonoscopy procedure at the facility in 2012. Nitsche said his client was put under anesthesia during the procedure and he awoke after surgery to find someone had dressed him in pink women's underwear. "When the plaintiff initially presented for his...
  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    10/18/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2014 10:55 PM EDT | Maria Cheng and Adam Geller
    The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed to cut off potential routes of infection from three cases in Texas, reaching a cruise ship in the Caribbean and multiple domestic airline flights. Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration debated the value of restricting travelers from entering the U.S. from countries where the outbreak began, without a resolution....
  • Ebola Contradictions

    10/18/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance blog ^ | 10/18/2014 | AlwaysOnWatch
    Ebola ContradictionsSo, Americans possibly exposed to Ebola are under these restrictions, which include not using public transportation. However, those entering the United States from the Ebola Hot Zone and, therefore, possibly exposed to Ebola, are riding on commercial airliners and public transportation.
  • Dying man sees huge improvement after being reunited with cherished dog (w pixs & video)

    10/17/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Not Stated
    James Wathen, 73, is a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. His body frail and spirit weak, hospital staff were having difficulty improving Wathen's condition. But Wathen whispered that he was missing his beloved one-eyed-Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses leant forth their greatest efforts to reunite Wathen with his dog. Nurses traced Bubba's trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they learned that the dog had been placed with a foster family after Wathen was admitted to the hospital. Bubba too had been showing similar signs of emotional grief after being separated from his owner. On Saturday,...
  • Strange ebola behavior

    10/17/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 92 replies
    Oct. 17, 2014 | Capt. Tom
    Thomas Eric Duncan, who had ebola , flew into this country from Liberia and mingled and interacted with family, friends and others. After a few days here he got so sick from ebola, he went to the Hospital in Dallas, but was sent home because he was misdiagnosed. About 4 more days of mingling with others while still showing the symptoms, he was so sick he went back to the Dallas hospital by ambulance. The CDC estimates about 84 people in Dallas had contact with him one way or the other. Additionally the people on the airplanes he flew in...
  • Peak Ebola? Even Goldman Is Now Warning About The Ebola Fear Factor

    10/17/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10-17-14 | Tyler Durden
    News about the spread of the Ebola virus has been an increasing focus for market participants in recent days. Despite rising media coverage, Ebola seems to have had little discernible effect on consumer sentiment to date. However, as Goldman Sachs notes, the "fear factor" associated with Ebola appears more significant than in past instances of pandemic concern. While expert opinion sees the likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US as very low, it is likely any negative macroeconomic consequences are most likely to be transmitted through fear or risk-aversion channels.
  • Forget Ebola - Here's Why US Banks Are Now Extremely Vulnerable

    10/17/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, For a casual observer of the US economy (most “experts”), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than it’s been in the last 24 years. Nonetheless, rather than getting excited for good economic times, the big commercial banks are all battening down the hatches. They’re preparing for bad times ahead. I often stress the importance of being prepared, so in theory, that should be a great sign. But...
  • Nurse 'joked' about throwing a baby with cerebral palsy out of a window

    10/17/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10/17/14 | Agency staff
    nurse joked about throwing a severely ill baby suffering from cerebral palsy out of the window, a hearing was told. Louise Hull admitted losing her temper with the tot when it repeatedly pulled its blood saturation monitor and feeding tube off. During the incident at Southend University Hospital, Essex, on May 27, 2010, she said: ‘If you don’t stop pulling your tubes out and if these bloody alarms keep going off I’m going to have to throw you out the window.’ On another occasion when talking about premature babies, she said: ‘It would be alright if these babies had some...
  • Cecile Richards: Aborting My Baby “Wasn’t a Difficult Decision”

    10/17/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The head of the nation’s biggest abortion business disclosed today that she herself had an abortion and apparently it was no big deal to take the life of her unborn child. Planned Parenthood does over 330,000 abortions on an annual basis and Richards opened up about her own abortion in an essay published in Elle on Friday, writing that she thinks of more women share their abortion decisions it will stop the “stigma” surrounding abortion. cecilerichards23“I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult decision,” Richards writes. “Before becoming president...
  • Thousands Sign Up for First Online Class to Learn How to Do Abortions

    10/17/2014 4:09:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Students for Life
    "It is [] our collective responsibility as healthcare providers to decrease maternal mortality throughout the world, and ensuring access to ‘safe’ abortion is a critical step in achieving that goal,” proclaimed Jody Steinauer, associate professor at the San Francisco General Hospital (1). Sure, the first half of that statement is good and true, preventing loss of life is elementary to sound medical practice, but is eliminating maternity itself really a prudent action to take in order to minimize mortality? Certainly the killing of a growing preborn human, the fetus, is not an ethical or reasonable solution to minimize death of...
  • Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option

    10/17/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT · by dware · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10.17.2014 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home. Drive-thru viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations.
  • Ebola-Handling Healthcare Worker Currently On A Caribbean Cruise Ship

    10/17/2014 6:01:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Tyler Durden
    It's almost as if the administration is doing everything in its power to spread a panic (come to think of it, when is the last time there was any Ukraine civil war coverage, or ISIS for that matter?). While one of the big Ebola updates overnight, in addition to Obama being open to appointing an Ebola czar - because clearly the CDC is unable to handle the epidemic, best to have one on top of it all -is that some schools in Ohio and Texas are closed today after students’ potential exposure to a nurse with Ebola furthered fears of...
  • Why airport screening for Ebola won't work

    10/17/2014 7:45:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2014 | Carson Brown
    During Thursday’s hearings on Ebola, Congressman Cory Gardner questioned the panel of five witnesses. Some important pieces of information were revealed. Let’s start with the numbers. There are about 150 people a day flying to the United States from countries in West Africa most impacted by Ebola. All incoming flights connect through other countries. Ninety-four percent of these travelers will receive enhanced screening. Curious about the 94% figure, I did some research and learned that enhanced screening will be implemented at the five international airports that “manage more than 94 percent of travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea….”...
  • CDC Won’t Halt Flights Because It Might Harm Fledgling Economies

    10/17/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 44 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/16/14 | e zanotti
    The CDC doesn't seem especially willing to contend with the subject of Ebola virus transportation via air travel. Not to a nurse calling the CDC with potential symptoms of Ebola requesting to take a weekend getaway to Ohio, and most likely to Congress in today's emergency Congressional Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on the Ebola outbreak, featuring CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other directors from the HHS, DHS and FDA. Although Rep. Tim Murphy is reportedly going to try. Yesterday, the White House reiterated that a ban on flights originating in outbreak countries is...
  • A Caribbean Cruise Ship Can't Dock Because Of A Worker Who May Have Had Contact With The Ebola Virus

    10/17/2014 5:42:43 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-17-2014 | Dina Spector
    Dina Spector October 17, 2014 Thousands of passengers are trapped aboard a Carnival Magic cruise ship with a Dallas health worker who may have handled specimens from Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian patient with Ebola who later died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The US Centers for Disease Control alerted the cruise operator on Wednesday that a passenger on the ship was a lab supervisor at the hospital where Duncan was treated, USA Today reports. The unnamed woman, who was traveling with her husband, has agreed to remain isolated in a cabin, the State Department said in statement, while the...
  • Belize Confirms Patient With Ebola Symptoms On Cruise Ship Off Its Coast

    10/17/2014 6:54:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 40 replies
    Belizean ^ | 10/17/14 | Belizean
    Reports tonight are that two individuals possibly infected with the Ebola virus are in Belizean waters. Local TV station Channel 7 monitored in the capital City Of Belmopan tonight, reported having credible reports that a couple from a Texas-based cruise ship presently anchored off Belize City, is on a ship tender, unable to return to the cruise ship, while being refused entry to Belize City to catch an air ambulance awaiting at the International Airport to take them to the their country of origin, the U.S.A. The television station in its broadcast tonight said Belize health authorities contacted tonight have...
  • Vanity: Make them stop African Ebola flights.

    Given president Obola`s refusal to suspend entry Visas from West Africa, we need to assist Ted Cruz in his call to bring back Congress to vote on this. To that end, we need to burn up the lines to our respective Congress-critters demanding they return and vote to stop this insanity NOW!
  • Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson may have had symptoms almost a week ago..

    CDC Dr Chris Braden said during a press briefing on Thursday: 'We had started to look at the possibility that she had symptoms going back as far as Saturday. 'This has to do with the bridal shop. Some more information that has come through recently says we can't rule out that she might have had the start of her symptoms on Friday.' Seven people in Cleveland and Akron have put themselves in voluntary quarantine after coming into contact with Miss Vinson, including five friends whom she shopped with for bridesmaid dresses at bridal store, Coming Attractions, in Cleveland.
  • How do we, as individuals, weather the coming Ebola storm?

    10/17/2014 4:21:20 AM PDT · by ArtDodger · 29 replies
    10/17/14 | self
    Treating patient ZERO required over 70 nurses, doctors and and assistants, rooms, machines such as one for kidney dialysis, which are now contaminated, at a cost to taxpayers of over $500,000. If the virus sweeps across the USA, it is obvious we can't spend those kinds of funds and resources on each patient. I envision martial law, directives to 'shelter in place' and no help at all from anyone. Aside from the normal worries, food, fuel for winter heat, protection from the sure-to-come hungry mobs, how do we survive this killer disease that sports a 70% mortality rate?
  • Apocalypse Now: Preppers Are Gearing Up for Ebola

    10/17/2014 3:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nina Strochlic
    It’s showtime for the Doomsday set. As the lethal virus crosses America’s doorstep, prep kits and gas masks are flying off shelves and fringe survivalists are going mainstream.Jason Charles knows the exact moment he will lead his wife and five kids out of their Harlem home, pile into a car, and take off for the wilderness. It will be not long after Ebola reaches the population of New York City, hospitals overflow, and looting begins—when the first riots break out on the streets of Manhattan. “Right now it isn’t bad, but if the first case happens in New York, you...
  • Ebola Stricken Cruise Passenger Denied Entry to Belize

    10/17/2014 2:29:49 AM PDT · by eastforker · 73 replies
    Maritime news ^ | October 17, 2014 | World Maritime News Staf
    A Dallas hospital nurse exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms and her husband, travelling on board Carnival Magic, have been denied entry to Belize. The couple has been prevented from entering Belize City to be airlifted to the U.S.A., and is currently on a ship tender unable to return to the cruise ship, according to the Belizean media reports.
  • Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK

    10/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-16-2014 | Philip Messing and Laura Italiano
    A plane from Nigeria landed at JFK Airport Thursday with a male passenger aboard who had died during the flight after a fit of vomiting — and CDC officials conducted a “cursory” exam before announcing there was no Ebola and turning the corpse over to Port Authority cops to remove, Rep. Peter King said on Thursday. The congressman was so alarmed by the incident — and by what he and employees see as troubling Ebola vulnerabilities at JFK — that he fired off a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security demanding more training and tougher protocols for handling...
  • Report: Cruise ship carrying Texas Ebola health worker refused entry in Belize

    10/17/2014 12:22:04 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 Oct 14 | Fred Barbash
    The Belize coast guard is refusing to allow passengers from a cruise ship to come ashore because it’s carrying a Texas hospital worker who handled a lab specimen from the man who died of Ebola in Dallas, according to news reports from Belize. A White House official confirmed to the Associated Press early Friday morning that that the unnamed Dallas health care worker is on the ship and is “self-quarantined.” But the White House did not identify the country.
  • Nurse at Dallas Ebola Hospital Hires Fort Lauderdale Lawyer

    An emergency room nurse who treated a fellow nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Dallas is taking time off and retained a noted Fort Lauderdale plaintiffs firm rather than return to work. Briana Aguirre, 30, contacted Robert W. Kelley of the Kelley/Uustal firm after concluding Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was not adequately protecting staff from the lethal virus, Kelley said. With Kelley by her side, Aguirre was interviewed Thursday by Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today Show." She told Lauer the biohazard outfits given to nurses left a 3-inch gap below the chin that potentially allowed contaminated fluid to travel...
  • Male heckler ironically interrupts female pro-life speaker on behalf of “women”

    10/17/2014 12:38:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10/17/14 | Lauren Enriquez
    On Wednesday, Lila Rose and other pro-life leaders expressed their concern about Planned Parenthood’s increasingly negative impact on American culture. Lila Rose pointed out that, as a woman, she finds Planned Parenthood’s complicity with the rapes of underage girls offensive. At precisely this moment, a male heckler sabotaged the podium to shout insults at Rose and the pro-lifers showing their support Stop interfering with women’s private healthcare decisions. This is a sham. This is a ridiculous protest. It’s a totally legal procedure. Stop messing with women’s lives. Shame on you. What the heckler failed to intuit before opening his mouth...
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...
  • Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"

    10/16/2014 7:24:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    "We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month. The projections only run through October because it’s too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes but, as Bloomberg reports, Vespignani warns if the outbreak becomes more widespread in other regions, it "would be like a bad science fiction movie." As Bloomberg reports,
  • The Idiotic Explanation Why The "Idiot With The Clipboard" Was Unprotected

    10/16/2014 7:01:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    Phoenix Air has released a statement explaining why the now infamous non-HazMat-wearing 'clipboard man' seen in close proximity to Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson (while the rest of the members of staff are fully protected) was unprotected... and it will blow your mind. Why is "Clipboard Man" not wearing protective gear?
  • Could YOU be immune to Ebola? Scientists claim some are naturally protected from the virus

    10/16/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2014 | Lizzie Parry
    Experts in the US say a study into a past Ebola outbreak found 71% of people who had close contact with a victim and tested positive never fell illAnother showed 46% who came into close contact and did not get sick had evidence of infection with the Ebola virusTeam at universities of Texas and Florida believe the virus is silently immunising a significant portion of the West African populationIf they can be identified it could be vital in helping stop the spread of diseaseThey could be recruited as health workers to care for the sick Natural immunity could mean...