NBC Cameraman With Ebola Expected To Arrive Today…

The more the Ebola crisis is attached to President Obama, the more likely he then becomes to lift a finger and do something about it. Hence, the best thing we can do to insure someone in government takes this as seriously as the general public does – is to firmly attach the concern to the Obama administration.

Ebola bumper sticker(CNN) — A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement. The patient is believed to be an American freelance cameraman who worked for NBC.

Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday. He left Liberia on a specially-equipped plane Sunday and was headed to Nebraska, the network reported.

Upon arrival, the patient will be immediately taken to a remote part of the airport away from passenger areas, where an ambulance will wait for transport to the hospital.

Screening could soon be increased at U.S. airports because of the Ebola outbreak, officials said Sunday.

“All options are on the table for further strengthening the screening process here in the U.S., and that includes trying to screen people coming in from Ebola-affected countries with temperature checks,” a federal official said.

The source added: “It’s not as easy as it sounds. There aren’t that many direct flights from Ebola-affected countries to the U.S. anymore. Many passengers are arriving on connecting flights from other parts of the world, and then they come here, so that makes it more of a challenge.”

An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention similarly said that enhanced CDC screening at major U.S. airports was under consideration. Any change must be useful enough to warrant the disruption to travelers, that official said.

A separate, senior administration official stressed that enhanced screening is consistent with what Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, said last week. However, officials then had argued that such screening could be counterproductive. (continue reading)

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156 Responses to NBC Cameraman With Ebola Expected To Arrive Today…

  1. conservalicious says:

    Good grief, that picture of Obama in the hazmat suit is so funny.

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  2. Aslan's Girl says:

    I attach Obama to every tweet I post about Ebola. It’s his fault that there’s no ban on flights and therefore his fault Ebola’s here.

    Obama banned flights into Israel a couple of months ago but refuses to stop flights into Liberia.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      It makes no sense AG. Ships making ports of call are quarantined until cleared but not people with EBOLA. You have to fly a yellow flag and await customes to board and inspect and clear cargo, check credentials of crew, check for disease etc. But here….come on in. Obama, he will keep the light on for ya.

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      • John Galt says:

        Zero has weaponized the IRS, BLM, DOJ, EPA, Dept of Treasury, CFPB, FCC and immigration.

        But he wouldn’t do that with Ebola and the CDC. LOL

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    • Everyone deserves a #FairShot and #FairChance

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    • Daniel says:

      I don’t understand why you feel that way. After all, only 3rd world nations would resort to closing borders to protect against a trvial fatal disease like ebola. And what is the difference between the US and the 3rd worlders who are dropping like flies over there? The answer is both simple and obvious.

      We are superior. We are superior technologically. We are superior intellectually. We are superior in communications and in awareness. We have superior procedures in place and superior training to back it all up. And most importantly, we have moral superiority which not only renders us completely immune to the disease, it also obligates us to reach out and touch each and every one of those unfortunate 3rd worlders because the magic of our touch will help them to overcome their inferiority and cure them of every disease.

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      • If we’re so smart how did we elect an evil moron for president and why are we putting up with him?

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        • aliashubbatch says:

          Twice.

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        • John Galt says:

          We may be past the tipping point as society / public policy is exerting anti-Darwinian forces to select for a lower median IQ population. Brace yourself, as morons will increasingly call the shots until the next cataclysmic reset.

          http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289607000463

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          • czarowniczy says:

            First off, it Elselvier, a scientific geek club formed by guys who were in the Audio-Visual Club and/or got stuffed into lockers a lot in high school – the ‘low birth rate/High IQ’ is probably their internal excuse for why they could never get a date. The same argument could be made by the jocks as to why so many of them are marginally employed and can’t get out of the Al Bundy high school football hero mind-set. Bottom line is if they were ever to get into a power position that would allow them to enact their Ferris Bueller eugenics dream they’d need the same folks they wish to exterminate to carry the plans out.
            CRAP! Back to Comic-Con to hatch a new Evil Plan…

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        • Daniel says:

          What? Didn’t catch the sarcasm in there?

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        • Sharon says:

          “we” didn’t – at least I didn’t. about 30% of eligible voters did, along with the fraud vote. And those who stayed home in 2012, refusing to vote, helped re-elect him.

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      • Josh says:

        Your post confuses me, Daniel. Anyway, I’d put “advanced” in place of “superior” – which doesn’t mean I necessarily agree with your post.

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  3. doodahdaze says:

    The logic. It seems I can not understand it. The mantra nationwide from government is that a total ban on travel from the EBOLA countries is much less effective than screening at entry and exit. Is it just me? It seems to make no sense at all to me. How can screening be more better than a total ban?

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    • Dean G says:

      Mr. Duncan is the perfect example of why intensifying screenings at our airports would not be as effective as a ban. He wasn’t exhibiting any symptoms even though he was already carrying the virus.

      If a temporary travel ban was implemented, it would only take a minute to thumb through the travelers passport to see if it had been stamped from these West African countries in the last 30 days.

      People like this CDC Director are just using straw man arguments when they speak of the impossibility of shutting down all connecting travel or prohibiting all help from going to fight this disease in Africa.

      Of course doctors and aid workers can still go there to help, however, the public will require them to sign an agreement where they will be placed in offshore quarantine for 30 days before being allowed back into the mainland.

      I think it just goes back to their ideology about our borders in general. We shouldn’t have them and anyone in the world is entitled to come here and stay for as long as they please.

      Whether it’s more TSA Agents and thermometers or more bilingual therapists and corn shell tacos. Same thing.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Sounds like you don’t think that small and diverse army of failed Mickey-D’s line cooks and Wally-World clerks (millions fondled every week) who can’t manage to tell the difference between Preparation-H and plastic explosives can’t effectively determine if you have a cold or highly contagious hemorrhagic fever? Or are they just testing for Ebola and not the Marburg family? Sealing off the borders of countries with fulminating colonies of potentially apocalyptic diseases is…well, racist. So what if some family wants to see Disneyland before they jointly dissolve into a bubbling puddle of gore (the goo, not Al)? Should we not risk out and our family’s lives in a rainbow show of solidarity – before we all get the disease and dissolve into a non-solidarity? Is your life too much to ask to prove a social point? See the Elsevier article above for social directions.

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  4. doodahdaze says:

    What about our troops Obama sent there? If they get it how will they get home?

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    • Sharon says:

      There’s no reason to believe they would be brought home, is there?

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      • doodahdaze says:

        I would hope so. They are our guy’s. Not their fault Obama is the their boss. Purple Hearts too. The CIC is a nut job. They are supposed to deploy for our guys wounded in combat. Not some Social Justice experiment.

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        • Sharon says:

          I agree on all counts. I still don’t think there’s any solid reason to assume they would be brought home based on the decision-making we have seen in matters concerning the welfare of the military over the past few years.

          The military has been the petri dish for a Social Justice experiment for many years and the CIC is indeed a nut job. He’s also a cruelly childish ruler. He will not bring them home if it doesn’t suit his purposes.

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          • Dixie Darling says:

            It proves that the CIC is a nut job since he sent them over there in the first place. An article in the paper this morning was all about how WHO was leading from behind, just like the CIC. Keeping in mind that Ebola has been in Africa since April, here is a quote from the paper…..

            “……As of early September, with more than 1,800 confirmed ebola deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there was still no coordinated global response. Alarmed U.S. officials realized they would need to call in the military. Obama eventually ordered 3,000 military personnel to West Africa…..”

            One of the Doctors Without Borders was quoted as saying we didn’t have time for WHO to convene high level meetings to discuss over cocktails and petit fours what they were going to do. Seems like those organizations which should be responsible for this are failing miserably and admitting to it, so

            Is it just me, or is it unreasonable to think that it is the responsibility of OUR military to fight a deadly disease? They can’t fight a virus with military equipment and they haven’t been trained as doctors either. It makes no sense. I realize they are suppose to be building, but they are not contractors either.

            What?!

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        • Obama gives medals for himself, not our military.

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      • arttart1983 says:

        Sharon ~ I agree w/you, I was thinking about our troops there yesterday/how much fear their families must feel, I know I do & I don’t have a loved one there. Will they be flown home on private planes to seek quarantine/hospitalization in the US & receive proper care? imo, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were quarantined there, in the hot zone, after all, they’re just our troops put in harms way by Obama who is too freaking spineless to close the entrance of the US of citizens from Hot Spots.

        imo, there wasn’t enough American outrage for Obama when sending the 3,000 boots on the ground to the hot spots.

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        • yankeeintx says:

          Typically, when US service personnel are injured in overseas, they are flown to Germany where they are stabilized and then transported back to the US. As many times as Obama has offended the Germans, I don’t they will agree to have them in their country. I don’t know the technicalities of the agreements, but I think Germany would put there foot down on this.

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        • Dixie Darling says:

          I’ve had enough outrage for all of you and have expressed it throughout. My granddaughter just finished 6 years in the military, did her tour in Iraq, is out now, but she could have been one of those who the idiot in chief ordered over there. I cannot help but to identify with those families who have relatives in that 3,000. I might would have taken my outrage to Washington, D. C.

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      • yankeeintx says:

        According to the military, any troops that contract Ebola will be evacuated (but to where?) Also, I have given up trusting anything this administration has to say.
        “Defense Department personnel will be sent in with the training and equipment needed to protect themselves from the disease, Kirby said. Should troops contract Ebola, DOD will be ready to evacuate them for treatment, he said.”
        http://www.stripes.com/us-military-in-liberia-begins-fight-against-ebola-1.304016

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        • Sharon says:

          So no one has told him that there is no treatment for obamaeboli – only support measures provided – which basically amounts to palliative measures, just in case their own body can fight it off.

          And since troops should (obviously/sarc/) have no direct contact with the bodily fluids of anyone who has the obamaeboli, how on earth should they even have the potential to contract it???????????

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        • jc says:

          Maybe Gitmo as evac site

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          • yankeeintx says:

            Considering the money that we have poured into Gitmo to make it comfy for our enemies, many of our troops would probably consider it an upgrade.

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  5. jason says:

    our screening process consists of ‘temperature checks’? This is the grand master plan to make sure there’s no way this bug can spread in our country? It’s good to know our gov’t will move mountains to make sure our nation is protected…..

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    • doodahdaze says:

      The fact of the matter is that not all infectious EBOLA presenters have a fever. Some do not. Fevers are not certain to occur in EBOLA.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Hey, 65% is fully functional for a Federal employee. Can’t expect to get ’em all, that’s why we have a fully-staffed department of apologetics and excuses.

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        • doodahdaze says:

          I prefer consolidation. To save money all the federal agencies and cabinet posts could be simplified in to one. DUGJFP (Department of Useless Government Jerks Fools and Pests) With one Secretary. Debbie Washerwoman Shultz would be perfect. Secretary of DUGJFP

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I prefer ‘elimination’ where Federal ‘functions’ (almost misspelled that one) are transferred to for-profit , privately-owned entities whose performance is judged upon meeting objective standards. Another pipe dream.

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            • doodahdaze says:

              The function of these agencies is discomfunctional. Some of them do studies to find out what others can screw up, so they can address the other screw up with their own screw up. Without screw ups other agencies would not have anything to do…not that it really matters anymore.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                After working in them for nearly 40 years I’m more of a mind that they vacuum up a lot of people who’d be a drag on productive civilian business and our employing them was a public service.

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    • jc says:

      How are they going to identify ebola carriers who mask their fever with high tech stuff like aspirin, tylenol or advil, hmmm…Better call Cluseau in on this case.

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    • Temperature checks – what a joke!! How many of you have been sick, recorded your temp at home, and then been told at the Dr.’s office your temp is normal?? I have too many times to count.

      Not to mention you can mask a fever by taking antipyretics such as Tylenol, Advil and Aspirin – or a combination of the 3.

      Our Administrations grand plan to keep us safe – temperature checks and self-reporting. Yep, that’ll do it, alright!

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    • nyetneetot says:

      TSA will kill two birds with one stone. Body cavity searches will now be performed with a rectal thermometer.

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      • doodahdaze says:

        The TSA will be a primary spreading agent. As they search one Muzz with Ebola then Granny in her wheelchair. So Granny 10 days later can give Ebola to the grandkids. It really is a perfect storm for the Federal Government to screw up.

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  6. Aslan's Girl says:

    The Bible says, “the devil knows his time is short”, I think certain people in power know it, too, so they are wokin’ extra hard… it might explain why Obama is crazier than usual…

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  7. Dean G says:

    “Any change must be useful enough to warrant the disruption to travelers, that official said.”

    This statement reminded me of an experience I had a few years ago when we flew overseas with our 10 month old daughter. I was made to open half the little jars of baby food we had packed and take a bite out each one to verify their contents.

    I had never heard of a baby food bomber but I have heard of Ebola. They seem concerned about disrupting foreign travelers but not showing much concern for all the parents now keeping their kids home from school or the ambulance workers who are told to stay home and the anxiety they must be feeling this week.

    Even allowing a man who had contact with Duncan to return to work as a nursing assistant at a seniors home while his wife and four kids remain quarantined in the same apartment with him.

    Pathetic.

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    • arttart1983 says:

      When I read that, I thought it was just nuts! What is the reasoning? That he needs to make money to pay his apartment rent? He just did an interview in the last couple of days was just complaining “that his family too needed supplies & were being held quarantined w/dirty diapers & they needed food brought in” so the solution is to send him back to work? I N S A N I T Y !

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  8. jc says:

    A separate, senior administration official stressed that enhanced screening is consistent with what Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, said last week. However, officials then had argued that such screening could be counterproductive.

    Somebody hep me,how could enhanced screening be “counterproductive”? How could enhanced airport screening result in more people with ebola entering the US? Will additional people in west africa with ebola attempt to enter the US when they learn we have enhanced our airport screening to turn away ebola carriers?

    A second question. If someone with ebola is caught at a west african airport it’s all their problem, if somebody with ebola is caught at a US airport do they get dumped into the next plane out, no legal hearing? If we had caught Patient Zero at Dulles do we send him back to Belgium or do we try to find a direct flight to Liberia? If he’s sick with symptoms we really can’t put him on a commercial flight do we charter a jet for him to go back to die in Liberia or are we stuck providing him with state of the art med care until he’s well enough to return?

    It sounds like Patient Zero is really on the ropes, critical condition. I’m not wishing him ill but if he dies here then others like him in west africa are less likely to try to come here, if he has a miraculous recovery breathlessly reported by CNN around the clock around the world then more will follow.

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    • jc says:

      In terms of medical expenses and potential exposures catching somebody at a US airport once they’ve started showing symptoms really ain’t a hell of a lot better than what we have now in Dallas. Having an ebola patient inside a crowded US airport puking and shitting his brains out is still a big pwobwem.

      What happens when an Airbus A380 comes in from europe with 500+ passengers and a west african first “expresses” his ebola by puking on himself and some other passengers? Are they going to start packing moon suits for the stews to clean up puke? How do the passengers react when the stew comes down the aisle in a moonsuit to clean him up, think there’d be a commotion? Do they quarantine all 500 passengers in a situation like that or just try to track them? Eventually something like this is going to happen. It would be worse than Snakes On A Plane.

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      • “It would be worse than Snakes On A Plane.”

        LOL – a great movie, that was!

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      • Hughes Angell says:

        Consider 500 passengers urinating in bottles or wearing diapers to avoid using the toilet on a 6-12 hour flight. Mary Schiavo, the CNN aviation analyst, pointed out that a flight out of Liberia is basically flying a Liberian village to another country and that it was not just the passengers one has to be concerned about but the unknown people who provide service to the aircraft at plague zone airports. No one takes their temperature or asks them to fill out a questionaire and they are on that plane stocking refreshments, the toilets, cleaning the cabin etc.

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        • jc says:

          they’ll all be shiiting their pants when passengers start running down the aisles screaming “ebola”, wonder if one of those jumbos can auto correct for weight shift when everybody starts running down the aisles.

          Funny thing about puking,anybody not feeling 100% that sees a messy, smelly puke is inclined to join in, “oh,oh he’s got it too”

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  9. In the attached article from CNN and concerning Dr. Sacra, who was treated, recovered and fell ill again:

    “Sacra had worked as a medical missionary in Liberia but not directly with Ebola patients. Nevertheless, he contracted the disease. He was treated in isolation at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and then released after testing negative for the virus.”

    So how, exactly, did he catch Ebola?

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  10. stella says:

    “Any change must be useful enough to warrant the disruption to travelers, that official said.”

    Since when does TSA worry about disruption to travelers?

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  11. amwick says:

    Pretty sure I heard a tape of a phone call interview/conversation with Mr. Duncan’s girlfriend. She is claiming that not enough is being done to help him… Might have been on CNN… Unbelievable…

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  12. “All options are on the table for further strengthening the screening process here in the U.S., and that includes trying to screen people coming in from Ebola-affected countries with temperature checks,”

    Fat lotta good that’s done so far. Duncan was supposedly screened and his temperature checked before he came here and look at how that turned out.

    “There aren’t that many direct flights from Ebola-affected countries to the U.S. anymore.Many passengers are arriving on connecting flights from other parts of the world, and then they come here, so that makes it more of a challenge.”

    You can’t honestly ask me to believe that you can’t check someone’s passport at the Brussels airport and not see where they’re from. If they’re from some country that has Ebola, they can stay in Brussels or go home. How about that?

    “Any change must be useful enough to warrant the disruption to travelers”

    I can’t remember which pundit it was that asked exactly how many US Citizens travel to Africa on a regular basis, but I want to know now too. People may just have to understand that they are prohibited from flying to infected countries until this plague cools.

    “Enhanced screening could be counterproductive.”

    Okay. Let’s not do an enhanced screen. Instead, let’s put every ticket holder over in Africa on a 21-day wait list. No one is allowed to fly until 21 days after the purchase of their ticket. By then, we ought to be able to tell who has Ebola and who doesn’t. No one with Ebola will be allowed to fly.

    I could be wrong, but it really looks like people in power are trying their best not to look incompetent while they go about refusing to solve the problem.

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    • Sharon says:

      that includes trying to screen people coming in from Ebola-affected countries with temperature checks

      Apparently they’re not sure they’ll be able to get that organized.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      They travel here on Obama Visas. We do not go there. 10,000 student Visas from the Obola area.

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    • Rob Crawford says:

      Before any flight to the US takes off, the names and nations of origin of every passenger has been supplied to the US. The idea that we can’t say “sorry, you’re from the hot zone, no entrance allowed” is ridiculous.

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  13. doodahdaze says:

    I nominate Dr. Frauden at CDC for Moonbat of the Week.

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  14. libby says:

    Diane Rehm continues her idiocy again today.
    No surprise.
    Total Obola apologists!
    CTH, Sundance and crew,
    Many many thanks to you.
    As soon as troops were announced to be shipped in travel bans should have been put in place.

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  15. arttart1983 says:

    And then you have Mr. Duncan’s significant other ranting that “he hasn’t been given ZMapp,” which has been reported, has been depleted, but that didn’t stop her families entitlement mentality that Mr. Duncan was entitled to ZMapp & ALL the quarantine/food/supplies/sanitation be paid for by taxpayers & they’ll likely ask for their apartment rent to be paid by taxpayers.

    The cost for cleaning the big mouths apartment was $ 65,000 alone, but it’s never enough for those that are used to paying NOTHING at all. Now staying in a physicians home in a gated community, I guess they are swimming in his pool. Y U K ! Ms. Troh ONLY came to the US 10 yrs. ago herself, I’d be surprised if she bothered to become a legal US citizen.

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    • I hope ZMapp doesn’t work on Africans – that would solve an ‘entitlement’ problem once more doses are available. Once available, absolutely NO ZMapp should be given to ‘undocumented’ Africans here – send it to effected countries for administration.

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      • So that the leaders and their families are at the head of the line?

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      • arttart1983 says:

        ShouldaStayedInSkool ~ I just read an article ABC in which they aren’t reporting that ZMapp is completely depleted, but Physicians have said that it is to the detriment of a patient as sick as Mr. Duncan at this point. I too didn’t know there were 6 Serums for Ebola, I don’t know the availability/effectiveness of the other 5 serums as this is the first I’ve read abut 5 ther serums, I do know the FDA had held up one for production then backed off that decision.

        from article:
        Duncan traveled from Liberia, the center of the Ebola outbreak, to Dallas last month. Duncan’s family has expressed concern that he has not received experimental medication, which was used to treat three Americans infected with Ebola.

        “I don’t understand why he is not getting the Zmapp,” Joe Weeks, who lives with Duncan’s sister Mai, told ABC News.

        Zmapp is one of six experimental medications that can be used to treat Ebola.

        http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-ebola-patient-receiving-experimental-medication/story?id=25976338

        NBC is reporting Duncan is in “dire condition,” I wouldn’t be surprised if he died today. I too wouldn’t be surprised if the NBC cameraman in Nebraska received one of the 6 serums, there is still limited information on all the serums & availability..

        It’s another case of America citizens should come first to me, like the illegal kids getting entitlements imo which they don’t deserve INSTEAD of a lot of those resources going to homeless vets/Americans/hungry Americans. imo, I feel Obama should have made sure AVAILABLE serums would be accessible for our troops that are going to be exposed to the virus that he made the decision to send them there!

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    • jc says:

      I suspect she is US citizen and if she marries him he can stay.

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  16. Cetera says:

    All the work and strides made by Western Civ over the last 300 years are being given away at a surprisingly rapid pace. Someday, it will again be realized how fragile civilization truly is. In the meantime, party hardy! Consume all the narcotics you can legalize or smuggle, sleep with whomever you desire! Lust is a virtue, and should be practiced frequently!

    I bet whomever could start a religion bringing back temple prostitutes could make a lot of money in the years we have left…

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    • 7delta says:

      I bet whomever could start a religion bringing back temple prostitutes could make a lot of money in the years we have left…

      That would be Islam. You can rent a ‘wife’ by the hour or day from your local mosque.

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  17. Tkim says:

    Well I always wondered what a White Guilt bulldozer looked like and now I know: how can we NOT let Liberia’s highly infectious, vomiting, diseased citizens onto our shores? Liberia was founded as a homeland for free slaves! Isn’t it only appropriate that they can come here and exact some sort of post generational lethal revenge? I mean, uh, get treated? Heh heh..

    They had no reasonable argument for why we should all be at risk because Ebola-struck Africans could and did knowingly boarding planes so they used the ole prog guilt-a-whirl.

    Sorry, when your snotty moral lectures meet the health and safety of my family and me, they become so much noise. And, really, very little of the prog “moral” agendas don’t endanger my family or me. So it really is ALL noise.

    So I say do the post Civil War government one better: haul yourself lock, stock, and barrel to Liberia, find a nice place to live and by golly make a difference. Or is this like your lectures on the “poor disenfranchised people” of the hood? You weep for them from your gated community twenty miles south?

    Sorry Treehouse, got a bee in my bonnet. I was thinking of what to include in the family Christmas letter this year when it struck me: Maybe I should ask my coal mining relatives in West Virginia how their white privilege did this year? They fear a shut down more than Black Lung. (Racist name for a disease,huh? ).

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    We are now out of the experimental drug that may be the best hope for treating Ebola, the trans-national treatment seeker, Mssr Duncan, in Dallas is unconscious and in critical condition and the disease goes on. I’m presuming that talks are going on in China, who manufactures some 80% of the world’s pharma products, to ramp-up production but that still may not bring enough product into play to meet needs. Anyone wanna guess who will be making the distribution decisions and what the distribution/treatment criteria will be?

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    • arttart1983 says:

      czarowniczy ~ I know Canada is producing some of the serums, I don’t know which ones. There are 6 different serums being produced, one that has been held up by the FDA has been released for production but we don’t know how effective it is, it was being produced in Canada. I do know the production of ZMapp which seems to be the most popular takes months to produce a small amount an Ebola expert stated yesterday, it would be slow coming, maybe months.

      We do have other resources for production besides China, thank God. I’d be willing to bet the NBC Cameraman gets some type of serum even if its not reported to the media.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Oh yes, we do have the capabilities for production outside of China but nothing on the scale that China has – we’ve about abandoned pharma production from the components to the finished product to China. The US maintains some capacity as does Europe but the profit returns have been much better since bulk production has been turned over to China and India. Even if the US were to ramp-up production for national use it would take much longer to produce effective quantities here than were it done in China or India – just like flat screen TVs or IPads, we could do it but not anywhere near the scale or cost our new pharma gods can. It’s a strange relationship – we produce machines such as the gene sequencers the bio-engineers need and the Chinese buy them – they have more US-produced sequencers on line right now than any other country in the world. Some of us have been waiting for the Chinese to start using some to develop their own ‘death to the gweilo’ bio products.

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        • arttart1983 says:

          czarowniczy ~ I agree w/ya, you’re right, no doubt the US is dependent on China/India for a lot, especially cheap clothes/cheap labor/cheap overhead for businesses.

          I had a friend several yrs. ago that went to India to establish a company for collections, it was complicated, the calls were made from India to the US to a call center, then the calls were forwarded to customers w/outstanding bills that were up for collections. He couldn’t believe how cheap it was to operate a business there/if an employee was highly educated & could run the business, they were paid $ 10.00 an hour, the other uneducated employees made $ 4.00/5.00 bucks an hour. He closed the venture after 6 months, too many problems w/living here & owning a business in India. The point: The US can’t compete w/production on many things because of what it cost to operate businesses/pay employees in the US. Big business owners like Walmart/countless other businesses are happy to pay cheap labor.

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          • doodahdaze says:

            Hurricane Obama is heading for the US mainland. Force 6.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            As I’ve posted before, a relative went to India about ten years ago to train Indian transcriptionist who’d transcribe US medical records. The US doc/hospital would make his/her medical notes into a recording bank that would be fed into an Indian company (as in ‘Hello, my name is LeRoy’) who’d transcribe, compile and – in some cases
            – store the records. It’s more profitable for the med folks to have all of your records and personal info floating around the hackosphere than to find a way to get US workers into the mix. Yes, we don’t manufacture much any more (we do make chopsticks for China in Georgia) and that’s going to hurt us in the long run but I’d feel better if that were due to US students all becoming math/science/engineering geniuses; however, with the US schools falling behind those of the Slovak Republic…well, hope we graduate a lot of rock stars that the Chinese rally really like.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      I read that they have to grow a component of the cure in live mice and this is the major cause of the production delay. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to recapture the “ripe” mice out in fields a month or so later wearing those rubber suites and masks.

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  19. zephyrbreeze says:

    What if there were multiple confirmed cases of Ebola throughout the US, but labs, hospitals and medicals professional were being threatened with legal action via the Feds, not to report it to the the public? Now I feel like Sheryl Attkisson.

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  20. Moishe Pipik says:

    Interesting. He said he was spray-washing a car with a chlorine solution

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/us-journalist-ebola-nebraska-treatment/story?id=25987193

    So it’s certainly more easily spread than, say, AIDS. You don’t need direct contact with an infected person’s blood.

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  21. Lucille says:

    Here’s an interesting article re natural compounds being used in treatment. Obviously, not being a scientist or medical practitioner of any kind, I have no knowledge of the validity of the claims. But it is definitely worth a read:
    http://drsircus.com/medicine/ebola-saving-lives-natural-allopathic-medicine

    If the info is true, then spending our tax monies on these special, uber-expensive “cures” just may be another way to increase Obola’s goal of complete government control over the American economy and the means of production.

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    • Sharon says:

      Here’s an interesting article re natural compounds being used in treatment.

      The article indicates they are used for supportive care, not for treatment:

      Standard treatment involves providing relief of Ebola symptoms while the body fights the infection. This type of treatment is known as supportive care.

      There is no treatment for obameboli.

      There are some rabies survivors who have been saved the same way – support is provided to the patient as the rabies attacks one system after the other, and if – IF – the patient’s own body, with that support, is able to fight off the natural progress of the rabies attack, they live.

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      • Lucille says:

        Shows my ignorance re terminology…supportive care vs. treatment. I guess if I’d used logic, I’d have recognized the difference.

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        • Sharon says:

          “Supportive care” is the same as “palliative care”: if the body can find a way to survive what is happening to it – more power to that body – but medical care has nothing to offer to attack what is attacking the body.

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      • arttart1983 says:

        Sharon ~ Mr. Duncan, whom will likely die soon in Dallas didn’t receive any Ebola serum but is being treated “w/supportive care.” I didn’t know exactly what that meant, but I am assuming it includes keeping the patient as comfortable as positive as well.. Thanks for the explanation.

        I thought “supportive care” might include a transfusion of an Ebola patient who lived such as Dr. Brantly received from a survivor of an Ebola but apparently that’s too not included in supportive care. I guess Mr. Duncan was too far gone to even receive that treatment.

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  22. Josh says:

    My question is: Why send this patient to NEBRASKA?!? Why not send this patient to Texas or New Jersey (?) or where any other patient has gone? Why not do OUR best to keep it “contained”!!!

    And, of course, we know the answer: The better to spread the disease, my dear!

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  23. Lucille says:

    My cousin, who turned me onto the drsircus.com article, also pointed me to a website called Liberty News. Has anyone heard of this site? Their proprietors indicate they are in the “Breitbart” mode of investigative research. It seems legit.

    Here is one of their “Ebola” articles, which is scary as anything I’ve read:
    http://www.libertynews.com/?s=Ebola

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  24. andi lee says:

    Has anyone, outside of Texas, been aware that Dallas has been on a manhunt? Searching high and low for a homeless man who rode in Duncan’s ambulance? He has been found. http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/2014/10/05/ebola-patient-ambulance-dallas-search/16764107/

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    • arttart1983 says:

      andi lee ~ your link didn’t work for me but I had been following the search for the guy that rode in the ambulance & knew they located him. How creepy, NOW we have to think about who rode in the ambulance before us or a loved one should we have to use an ambulance.

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  25. doodahdaze says:

    Now. Ebola is no big deal right? We got it covered right? So why this? DEFCON 3 for me tomorrow.
    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/219856-fda-approves-use-of-experimental-ebola-drug

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  26. Hughes Angell says:

    Spanish nurse at a Madrid hospital has come down with Ebola.

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  27. angie says:

    Just saw this, a Norwegian woman who works with Doctors without Borders has tested positive for Ebola:
    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/ebola/norwegian-woman-infected-with-ebola/a/23310487/

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  28. carterzest says:

    The softening of the optics taking place in real time

    ‘We thought he was crazy and begged him not to go back’: Parents of NBC reporter with Ebola reveal how he refused to listen to pleas to stay in the U.S. as they meet his air ambulance in Nebraska
    Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman from Rhode Island, is being treated at Nebraska Medical Center and is in ‘good spirits’ but tired
    He was flown in on a medical flight from Liberia on Monday
    The 33-year-old returned to Liberia on September 4 and had been working with NBC when he fell ill last week
    He may have contracted the virus while spray-washing a car that had carried someone who later died of Ebola
    His father, Dr Mitchell Levy, mother British aristocrat Lady Diana Judith Mukpo and British girlfriend Helen, traveled to Nebraska
    **Dr Levy said: ‘I’m proud of him but I told him he was crazy’ **

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2782267/NBC-cameraman-Ebola-arrives-Nebraska-begin-life-saving-treatment-virus.html

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    • carterzest says:

      what a guy, from radical roots, just like o’Bola hisself…

      As Ashoka Mukpo battles Ebola at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the eyes of the Tibetan Buddhist world are on him.
      To them, Mr Mukpo is far more than a freelance cameraman for NBC News: He’s a reincarnated Lama and the son of the one of the great visionaries of Tibetan Buddhism, who is credited with bringing the faith to the West in the 1960s and 70s.
      Mr Mukpo was born to Lady Diana Mukpo, the daughter of a wealthy English lawyer who shocked upper-class society when she married Buddhist monk Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche when she was just 16 years old.
      Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Mr Mukpo’s father, is considered a visionary, if controversial, figure in Tibetan Buddhism. He established the first monastery in the West and set up schools in Scotland and outside Boulder, Colorado.
      Trungpa counted David Bowie, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Joni Mitchell among his students. He was known for practicing a free-love style of Buddhism that incorporated wild booze and drug-fueled sex parties into the quest for spiritual enlightenment.
      When Mr Mukpo was just eight months old, Trungpa declared that the baby was a Tulku – the ninth reincarnation of the Tibetan Lama Khamnyon Rinpoche, ‘the Mad Yogi of Kham.’
      Ashoka Mukpo is seen here in Tibet at a ceremony where he was enthroned as the ninth incarnation of Khamnyon Rinpoche, the so-called ‘Mad Yogi of Kham’
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      Ashoka Mukpo is seen here in Tibet at a ceremony where he was enthroned as the ninth incarnation of Khamnyon Rinpoche, the so-called ‘Mad Yogi of Kham’
      To further complicate Mr Mukpo’s life, Trungpa – the man who helped raise him as his father, is not his biological dad. Trungpa’s personal physician, Dr Mitchell Levy – who was having a relationship with Trungpa’s wife Lady Diana – is his biological dad.
      Mr Mukpo traveled to Tibet, where he was enthroned as the reincarnation of Lama Khamnyon Rinpoche – but has mostly shied away from the eccentric Buddhist life of his mother and father. Trungpa died in 1987 of complications of alcoholism and Mr Mukpo was raised by Dr Levy and Lady Diana in Providence, Rhode Island.
      He has devoted himself to working for non-profit organizations, including campaigning for better treatment in U.S. prisons for Human Rights Watch. After earning a degree in international development from the London School of Economics, he went to Liberia, where he worked on a project helping farmers obtain legal rights to their own land.

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      • Irish Eyes says:

        Wow, I remember when that English girl married a Tibetan monk! I had no idea Mukpo was connected to all that. Good grief, what a story.

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  29. Ronan says:

    When returning to the mainland after visiting Hawaii we always had to go through two screenings at the airport. The USDA Agricultural screening occurred prior to the TSA screening. I always felt that the Forbidden Fruit and Flower screening was more extensive and invasive than the TSA screening.
    The USDA plant quarantine inspectors ( APHIS ) do not fool around. There are signs posted about penalties and fines for violations.
    They are also in the baggage area to check for forbidden foods and flowers being brought into Hawaii as well as checking passengers, luggage and cargo on the outbound flights.
    Our carry on and checked bags were always thoroughly checked by the fruit police before we went through the TSA screening .
    Too bad Obama couldn’t give as much scrutiny to Ebola carriers as he does to sweet potato carriers.

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  30. arttart1983 says:

    ‘US Ebola patient gets experimental anti-viral drug as he continues to fight for his life”

    The FDA gave emergency approval to give anti-viral drug brincidofovir to patients with Ebola.

    The medication has proved promising in fighting Ebola in lab experiments.

    Brincidofovir was developed to fight the herpes virus and small pox.

    US Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is now receiving doses if an experimental anti-viral drug as he continues to fight for his life in a Texas hospital.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2782730/US-Ebola-patient-gets-experimental-anti-viral-drug-continues-fight-life.html

    Maybe this will satisfy the ranting of Mr. Dallas’ family, but probably not.

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  31. Joe says:

    Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola after treating victim in Madrid
    http://rt.com/news/193600-spain-ebola-test-positive/

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  32. arttart1983 says:

    Josh asked earlier, “WHY Nebraska?”

    Here’s why:
    The Nebraska Medical Center is one of only four bio-containment units throughout the United States. There is another unit at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, one in Missoula, Montana, and a third at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which is where Dr. Kent Brantley and nurse Nancy Writebol, the first two Americans to catch the disease, were treated.

    Rosanna Morris, the chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at the Nebraska Medical Center, said that there will be two nurses with Mukpo at all times and they will be tasked with checking his temperature every hour or two, and running lab tests upwards of three times a day.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/us-journalist-ebola-nebraska-treatment/story?id=25987193

    The prognosis for Mr. Mutpo sounds promising, he’s lucky.

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  33. cajunkelly says:

    Dunno if anyone else has mentioned this but;

    A nurse caring for the Spanish Priest (in a hospital setting in Spain) now has tested positive for Ebola.

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    • cajunkelly says:

      We are quickly becoming known (evidently) as the only nation with the ability to save an Ebola patient, which scares the snot outta me because I feer O’bola will soon use his phone and pen to declare that all victims should be brought here for treatment.

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  34. angie says:

    Vomiting passenger who traveled to West Africa in late August taken of Southwest plane in Orlando. The flight was from Houston.
    http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/10/6/passenger_with_ebola.html

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    • angie says:

      Sorry, posted too soon:
      “An airport spokesperson said the pilot followed protocols and notified the Centers for Disease Control which advised and provided directions to the first responders in Orlando who isolated the man and removed him from the aircraft. Officials said he was examined by a medical team who determined that his illness did not fit the criteria for a communicable disease and was subsequently released.”

      I would like to know what the criteria are though.

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      • angie21958 says:

        On Sept. 7th, an air marshal injected with an unknown substance in Lagos. He landed in Houston. That’s 1 month. It may be far fetched but biologists have said that Ebola has mutated from killing quickly -a few days- to as many as 21. I’m praying that it has not evolved to the point of 30 or more days.
        Supposedly the substance was ok but both the CDC and the government have lied so much lately that it’s hard to know if the substance was indeed safe. And then why on Earth would someone attack using a non toxic liquid in the syringe?

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      • IDK if it’s too soon for ebola jokes…. from comments —
        ‘It’s a bad day when “You have malaria” is the GOOD news.’

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