Ebola in the U.S.

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  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 4,978 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

    Well Admiral Thompson we have already crossed the Rubicon....

    http://nypost.com/2014/10/04/sick-passenger-investigated-for-ebola-at-newark-airport/
  • seppalaseppala Senior Member Posts: 1,916 Senior Member
    Is there a reason we don't have travel bans on citizens of those countries?
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    seppala wrote: »
    Is there a reason we don't have travel bans on citizens of those countries?

    Spite.

    .....
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    Headlines on Huffpost
    "A Perfect Storm.... Possible Pandemic By 2015... CDC Director: 'A Scene Out Of Dante... WHO: 'We Could Have Responded Faster'... Mothers Afraid To Touch Their Children... Hopes Pinned On Radical Treatments... Researcher Who Discovered Ebola: 'I Fear An Unimaginable Tragedy'... Unease Sweeps U.S... Sales Of Emergency Supplies Soar..."

    Time to just go fishing
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 4,978 Senior Member
    I hope we don't needs this Red October quote....

    You arrogant ****', you've killed us.
  • ouzelproouzelpro Senior Member Posts: 5,361 Senior Member
    The R0 is too low for ebola to do much here, but devastating for poor, low information countries with bad roads. Like Georgia and Mississippi. ;>)
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 4,978 Senior Member
    joekrz wrote: »

    But the CDC we are fine...no worries...no need to close down air traffic. It is fine. Fine, fine just fine. Trusts them.

    No worries, soon we will have another Brownie moment and Obama can say " You are doing a heck of a job Dr F"
  • JB,

    Are you really suggesting we shut down air traffic?
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
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  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 4,978 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    JB,

    Are you really suggesting we shut down air traffic?

    No, poor wording on my part, sorry. I realize if you shut down all air traffic everywhere you shut down the economy and then we are totally f'd.

    What I should have said is we (US) enforce travel bans. No US citizen can travel into or out of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. No one traveling from those countries allowed into the US at all. All passengers coming into the US need to be medically screened no matter where they are coming from (realize it won't catch everything since symptoms don't show right away, but better than doing nothing IMO)

    Frankly I'd like to see the UN/WHO/everyone and their mother, etc. enforce an all out travel ban from those countries period. Close them down. I realize this would be very difficult to do and a huge economic impact there, however, we as a world need to get our $hit together and deal with an economic and pandemic crisis on a multiple country scale. not a global one.

    If this $hit isn't stopped quick at the rate it is expanding it won't matter what we shut down because it will all be too **** late.
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 4,978 Senior Member
    Hextall wrote: »
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    I wish I could draw some blood coming out his eyes, nose and ****.
  • International passengers coming into Narita airport all have their temperatures taken by some kind of machine. Not sure how it works, but it doesn't slow the flow of traffic at all. Outside of installing something like this at all airports, don't know what else can be done about international passegners not from the Africa.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,770 Senior Member
    jbilly wrote: »
    What I should have said is we (US) enforce travel bans. No US citizen can travel into or out of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. No one traveling from those countries allowed into the US at all.

    I support this 100% and wonder why it hasn't been done already.



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  • dryfliedryflie Senior Member Posts: 1,442 Senior Member
    joekrz wrote: »
    I support this 100% and wonder why it hasn't been done already.



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    Because we need healthcare people to move into and out of the country as needed. The threat is over there, not here.
    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” - John Kenneth Galbraith
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Nothing smells so nice as demanding on Columbus Day that we close our borders to save us from infectious disease.
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 4,978 Senior Member
    Hextall wrote: »
    Nothing smells so nice as demanding on Columbus Day that we close our borders to save us from infectious disease.

    A pox upon thee! ;)
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,770 Senior Member
    dryflie wrote: »
    Because we need healthcare people to move into and out of the country as needed. The threat is over there, not here.

    So it's better to spread it around rather than keep it isolated where it's at??????
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,640 Senior Member
    You have to fight the Ebola where it is, or we will have to fight it here. If healthcare people cannot get to where it is, we cannot fight it. We are screening people at airports both when they leave those countries and when they arrive on our soil.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • You have to fight the Ebola where it is, or we will have to fight it here.

    Comic channeling some W.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,770 Senior Member
    We are screening people at airports both when they leave those countries and when they arrive on our soil.

    Which does nothing if the symptoms show up later.



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  • The inn is closed!
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,640 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    Comic channeling some W.

    Thanks for getting it.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,640 Senior Member
    joekrz wrote: »
    Which does nothing if the symptoms show up later.



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    We have had 2 cases. One of which could have been prevented. Stop panicking.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,770 Senior Member
    We have had 2 cases. One of which could have been prevented. Stop panicking.

    No panic here at the moment.

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  • dryfliedryflie Senior Member Posts: 1,442 Senior Member
    joekrz wrote: »
    So it's better to spread it around rather than keep it isolated where it's at??????

    What the ???????? Do you have any clue about the way "isolation" works (actually doesn't) in Africa? Seriously it has to be stopped there. They have over 8000 cases there and we have 2-3 here. We've had more deaths here from the enterovirus this year.....why aren't we shutting every school in the country.
    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” - John Kenneth Galbraith
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,770 Senior Member
    The two cases we have had so far could have been prevented by limiting travel from ebola infested countries.

    Your right on enterovirus though. It's scarier than ebola.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,640 Senior Member
    joekrz wrote: »
    No panic here at the moment.

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    Really? Because it sounds an awful lot like panic.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,640 Senior Member
    joekrz wrote: »
    The two cases we have had so far could have been prevented by limiting travel from ebola infested countries.

    Your right on enterovirus though. It's scarier than ebola.

    Only one of those could have been prevented that way. But it also could have been prevented by following the necessary protocols.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan

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