The young or old or people with compromised immune systems are the ones that usually wind up falling victim to the Flu.
Ebola can amd will kill anyone. If it ever did manage to make it out into the general population it would overwhelm our Health Care system.
As far as " relaxing " ?
The Fed's and the local and State governments are going to down play this right up until it reaches your door step.
Ebola just made it into a American city folks but its not a big deal....
" Wash your hands everyone ".....
This is a HUGE failure on the part of the Federal Government who for one should have banned all travel into the US from these afflicted areas.
Last edited by Fenton; 10-01-14 at 08:10 AM.
I assume by your username that you are/were an airline pilot. If so, have you thought about the crew contamination aspects [cockpit and cabin crews] as they layover and transit the infected areas. Not to mention he fact that they spend many long hours in their high speed aluminum tubes with their passengers. Then they go on to fly hundreds more day after day. What if... fill in you own blank...
By the way... If you are an airline pilot, have you seen this yet?
CDC -- New Ebola Guidance for Airlines
Updated September 19, 2014
Interim Guidance about Ebola Infection for Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel
September 19, 2014
Purpose: To give information to airlines on stopping ill travelers from boarding, managing and reporting onboard sick travelers, protecting crew and passengers from infection, and cleaning the plane and disinfecting contaminated areas.
A U.S. Department of Transportation rule permits airlines to deny boarding to air travelers with serious contagious diseases that could spread during flight, including travelers with possible Ebola symptoms. This rule applies to all flights of U.S. airlines, and to direct flights (no change of planes) to or from the United States by foreign airlines.
Cabin crew should follow routine infection control precautions for onboard sick travelers. If in-flight cleaning is needed, cabin crew should follow routine airline procedures using personal protective equipment available in the Universal Precautions Kit. If a traveler is confirmed to have had infectious Ebola on a flight, CDC will conduct an investigation to assess risk and inform passengers and crew of possible exposure.
CDC infection control on aircraft for cabin crew
CDC Ebola updates
Ebola Outbreak: Communication Resources for Use by International Partners
CDC Travelers' Health recommendations and updates
CDC Death and Disease Reporting Tools: Airlines, Pilots, Cabin Crew
Wake Up America!
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.