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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    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.
    People are understandably scared. Look what's it's doing in Africa. Imagine that happening in the US.

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

    Obama, the CDC Director and the "It's fine" people on this thread just don't get it.

    Setting up "screenings" at airports? Really?
    Take their temperature....POINTLESS! Duncan was not symptomatic until a couple of days after his plane ride.
    Questionaries? Easy to lie. Duncan did it on his before he left home.

    I don't give a flying pile of cow flop how "safe we are" according to the CDC Director. We need to ban all flights from Ebola-hit countries and ban all Africans from Ebola-hit countries who come via other countries. If medical personnel from there want to come home, that's fine. But before they do, they'll have to spend a month in isolation to make sure they're virus clean.

    Both Republicans AND Democrats are calling for flight bans. If both of them are in agreement on something, it must be serious...and Obama better consider heeding their calls.

    We got lucky as hell in Dallas. We dodged a bullet. We might not be so lucky next time. Better to be safe then sorry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Obama, the CDC Director and the "It's fine" people on this thread just don't get it.

    Setting up "screenings" at airports? Really?
    Take their temperature....POINTLESS! Duncan was not symptomatic until a couple of days after his plane ride.
    Questionaries? Easy to lie. Duncan did it on his before he left home.

    I don't give a flying pile of cow flop how "safe we are" according to the CDC Director. We need to ban all flights from Ebola-hit countries and ban all Africans from Ebola-hit countries who come via other countries. If medical personnel from there want to come home, that's fine. But before they do, they'll have to spend a month in isolation to make sure they're virus clean.

    Both Republicans AND Democrats are calling for flight bans. If both of them are in agreement on something, it must be serious...and Obama better consider heeding their calls.

    We got lucky as hell in Dallas. We dodged a bullet. We might not be so lucky next time. Better to be safe then sorry.
    Are you also going to ban people from flying if they don't have proof of flu shots? measles vaccinations? TDAP boosters? Those are more likely to kill you than ebola.

    A month in isolation when the incubation period is 21 days? really? that's useless.

    I agree screenings at airports are pretty useless. Education; giving passengers who come in a list of what to look for, telling them to go for care if they get a fever, and educating the medical establishment is more important.

    Or we just stop all planes, because there are a hell of a lot of infectious people flying, with stuff more deadly than Ebola.

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

    Calm down y'all! You already have five deadlier dieses endemic in the USA. Worry about those is more realistic.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    People are understandably scared. Look what's it's doing in Africa. Imagine that happening in the US.
    ...until you think (which too many are not) about the differences between the healthcare infrastructure of Western Africa vis a vis that of the US. People are losing rationality about this...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So you're saying a flight from west Africa couldn't connect elsewhere and fly to LGA?
    If they wanted to go to NYC, they would fly into JFK or EWR. You wouldn't fly to Chicago or Miami then backtrack to LGA.

    The only US carrier that flies to W Africa is Delta, they go to Accra, it used to continue on to Monrovia, but was dropped back in July, no money to be made there.

    There is only one carrier that flies into Monrovia now, Brussels Airlines (former Sabena). They fly to Freetown as well as a small regional carrier.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by MrShangles View Post
    Yes ground every flight. Better safe than sorry.
    The cdc doesn't even know if it's airborne or not.
    Let's leave politics out of this.
    Ground every flight? OK, tell that to the few hundred thousand of airline employees that lose their jobs, oh, and the billions of dollars a day the economy will suffer from not having air cargo and passenger service.

    You don't have any idea what you are saying. Ebola is not airborne, never was, they have known that for decades.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Even today, very few of the people likely to get ebola can get airborne either. They can't afford the airfare. Of the select few who could scrape together enough cash, there are many places nearer than the USA that are less financially challenging...
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by MrShangles View Post
    Yes ground every flight. Better safe than sorry.
    The cdc doesn't even know if it's airborne or not.
    Let's leave politics out of this.
    Yes they do. It's not.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    That would be racisssss to ban Ebola infected people from flying in from West Africa and infecting U.S. citizens....... Better to let them in and use up our medical resources and not be considered racisssssss.......most White Americans would rather see their mother did than to have someone call them racisssssss......and blacks have figured that game out and play it to the hilt every day

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