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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    So you can shut down those countries economy when they are struggling with ebola?
    Who gives a flaming crap about their economics? The safety of 300 Million Americans is a lot more important.

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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    No one's calling for that. They want to stop all flights from African countries effected.
    But, there are NO flights from the 3 countries to the US, neither non stop, or same plane service.
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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    But, there are NO flights from the 3 countries to the US, neither non stop, or same plane service.
    There are such things called "Connecting flights".

    NYC welcomes their first Ebola case

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    By MARC SANTORAOCT. 23, 2014

    A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the citys first diagnosed case.

    The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test.

    While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually, and had been preparing for this moment for months, the first case highlighted the challenges surrounding containment of the virus, especially in a crowded metropolis.

    Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley and then took a taxi home.

    The next morning, he reported having a temperature of 103 degrees, raising questions about his health while he was out in public.
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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    There are such things called "Connecting flights".

    NYC welcomes their first Ebola case


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/ny...city.html?_r=0
    Not same planes, people connect.

    Not worried about the NYC doctor, nor should anyone else be.
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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Ignorance run a muck. Let's start with the fact that LaGuardia is a domestic airport. They aren't likely to deal with anything more contagious than a tick on a plant in the baggage of a flight from Colorado carrying Lyme disease.

    Banning flights from Africa is also complete silliness. We inbound 150 persons per day from Africa

    http://www.newsweek.com/state-depart...nt-jobs-228898

    ...many of them, including Mr. Duncan, do not enter the country on flights from Africa but connect in Europe.

    People are starting to lose rationality. They are far more likely to be gunned down by a gunman in a movie theater or mall or die in a carjacking than die of ebola.

    So, what is the cost of truth?
    Another Leftie who is supremely confident that they are immune to Ebola..... Why?
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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    Another Leftie who is supremely confident that they are immune to Ebola..... Why?
    Lefty's don't fear science nor the boogeyman. Righty's ignore the real threats, because they fear science.

    Ebola risk.jpg

    Of course, we all have our irrational fears.... mine is sharks (I practically went into cardiac arrest when I encountered one off Tortola... even though I scared him as much as he scared me)... But Sharks are nearly 4 times the risk of Ebola.
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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Not same planes, people connect.

    Not worried about the NYC doctor, nor should anyone else be.
    I don't think it is the actual fear of widespread outbreak that get's people worked up, as much as it is the arrogant dismissal succinctly portrayed in this post right here.
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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't think it is the actual fear of widespread outbreak that get's people worked up, as much as it is the arrogant dismissal succinctly portrayed in this post right here.
    Tell you what, you can go and wave your arms and scream and yell and panic all you want.

    I won't. We will see who wasted their time in 6 months.
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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Not same planes, people connect.
    Thank you for admitting that West Africans are traveling to the US via connecting flights.

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Not worried about the NYC doctor, nor should anyone else be.
    I'm not worried about the Doctor either - he's getting good care. I'm worried about the West African's who are traveling here who are asymptomatic when they come through our airport and start to spread the disease to others in the US who have not traveled to West Africa. Those people are going to be asked: "Have you recently traveled to or from West Africa or had close contact with anyone who has?" and when they say no, they will be sent home and the disease starts to take hold in the US and spreads because many will mistake it for the flu and the flu season is just now starting.

    But you're okay with that potential scenario happening because you're not worried. Ok.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Tell you what, you can go and wave your arms and scream and yell and panic all you want.

    I won't. We will see who wasted their time in 6 months.
    No one was saying that...But, you're attempt to just be aloof about it, as though you think you're better than those that are concerned is just plain foolish. That's my opinion.
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