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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think people are too worried about being worried and less worried about stopping the spread of the virus.
    All people can do at this point is worry about Ebola and also what the governments response will be. If we could stop the spread of the virus, we wouldn't worry.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What sort of mass panic would be observed? People avoiding leaving their homes? Stocking up at the grocer? Cancelling events and gatherings? Sealing your home up in plastic.?

    How far would people go to protect themselves?
    After stocking up...they would stay home...and stop spending their money. The economic consequences would be severe.
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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    All people can do at this point is worry about Ebola and also what the governments response will be. If we could stop the spread of the virus, we wouldn't worry.
    Given our lawmakers are home until the election we could be contacting them and voicing our opinions about what the government should or should not be doing.
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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Given our lawmakers are home until the election we could be contacting them and voicing our opinions about what the government should or should not be doing.
    If those lawmakers think they would be immune from Ebola, I'd like to know their secret! However, this might be one time when they find they cannot exempt themselves from what everyone else might have to live with.

    One other thing that bothers me is that people are still dieing in South Africa, but the people that come here for treatment get better. If there is a drug available for treatment, why aren't we sending it to help the people who live in other countries? That would stop the trend that seems inevitable at this point.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    If those lawmakers think they would be immune from Ebola, I'd like to know their secret! However, this might be one time when they find they cannot exempt themselves from what everyone else might have to live with.

    One other thing that bothers me is that people are still dieing in South Africa, but the people that come here for treatment get better. If there is a drug available for treatment, why aren't we sending it to help the people who live in other countries? That would stop the trend that seems inevitable at this point.
    Interesting take on the varying attitudes between different points of entry in the US. http://www.steynonline.com/6586/ebola-yes-bagpipes-no

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    People deserve facts and truth. Denying them this right on the grounds you don't want to cause panic is the nanny state way.
    Not to mention you set up the liar, liar condition where the public doesn't trust what the government says even when it is the whole truth.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    Isn't it always better to err on the side of safety and keep them isolated for the publics safety when it could be something like Ebola?
    Which is what they DID NOT DO.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    Martial law comes to mind. Why else has the government recently been arming local police departments with military-type equipment? They've even stated its for riot control. What riots were they expecting?
    Surplus military equipment after a war. I don't like the idea of podunk police departments getting all that equipment but there is no conspiracy.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    If those lawmakers think they would be immune from Ebola, I'd like to know their secret! However, this might be one time when they find they cannot exempt themselves from what everyone else might have to live with.

    One other thing that bothers me is that people are still dieing in South Africa, but the people that come here for treatment get better. If there is a drug available for treatment, why aren't we sending it to help the people who live in other countries? That would stop the trend that seems inevitable at this point.
    South Africa? WTF? That's like confusing Massachusetts with California. Sorry honey but South Africa is a long ways from the afflicted countries.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=south...ml%3B550%3B578

    There is no drug available beyond experimental. The difference between here and Africa is the level of care.
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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    At this moment, we have to fear a mass panic more than we have to fear Ebola. One seems to be more contagious than the other.
    Nothing to fear but fear itself. (and Ebola)

    Just as frightening, the CDC forecast that as many as 1.4 million people could be infected by the deadly virus by year-end if the outbreak doesn't come under control.

    That's 1.4 million. With a near-50% death rate, Ebola is more deadly than even the Black Plague. That could mean 700,000 people dead, if it's not controlled.

    Given the clear danger to the U.S., why hasn't the White House imposed travel limits on those flying in from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and other nations in West Africa where the disease has broken out?

    That would seem a minimal response to containing this deadly hemorrhagic fever that causes many victims to suffer a horrible, lingering death.

    Both France and Britain immediately halted flights from the afflicted countries in West Africa. Why not us?

    Read More At Investor's Business Daily: Obama's Pathetic Response To Ebola Isn't Reassuring - Investors.com
    The World Health Organization reports that the death toll now tops 3,400 out of just under 7,500 cases, nearly all in West Africa.
    Ebola outbreak response from Obama under fire by critics - CBS News

    7,500 infected with about a 45% mortality rate. That's not a contagion to fear?

    And just think, bringing Ebola to the US could have probably been prevented.
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