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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We could try not losing our minds over a disease that kills fewer people than the flu.
    As of this moment, yes. But the flu makes most people just feel really sick, and they get better. Ebola is generally a two-week death sentence.

    1 becomes 2, which becomes 4, which becomes 8..........which becomes 512, which becomes 1,024.

    And they all die.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Its becoming painfully clear that our system is not ready for this. The fact that first individual with Ebola in the US has infected a person assigned to treat them is proof positive. This should have never have happened and frankly, I hold the CDC responsible for this. They should have had their teams treating this guy, not normal hospital staff who had a brief on CDC guidelines.

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    This part I agree with. I just don't think banning flights from certain countries will help.

    What will help is sending lots of money and medical personnel to the affected areas.

    But guess I've made my point way too much by now! sorry for boring people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Not directly. LGA's runways are too short and aren't designed for the weight of your typical long range jet. Anything coming from overseas is probably landing at somewhere else in the US and pax more than likely being put on a different aircraft. With JFK and EWR both nearby I'm gonna guess that even that doesn't happen all that often.

    Could people travelling internationally make their way through LGA? Sure. But there aren't gonna be many.

    The protest strikes me as being more alarmist than thoughtful.
    If they are on strike, that probably means they're union. Does that mean the union also thinks Obama is wrong in his handling of the Ebola crisis? I agree with the union.

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

    We need to do nothing. Let ebola rage in the US. It will do us good.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Airport workers at La Guardia in NYC are going on strike over having to be around potential Ebola-carrying air passengers. This echoes the popular sentiment of a majority of Americans who want Obama to stop favoring his fellow Africans, and to start favoring the Americans who pay his salary.
    Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa ? RT USA
    The 58% favoring a ban on flights from west Africa by NBC in your article also matches the exact figure Rasmussen came up with.

    Americans Favor Temporary Flight Ban From Ebola-Affected Areas in Africa - Rasmussen Reports™

    Now I wouldn't have used the words you used, I think the feelings of those who want a ban has nothing to do with race. It does seem you are trying to make race here an issue. The issue is a lot of Americans are plainly scared of Ebola and the majority of Americans do not think their government is doing enough to prevent it from reaching the United States. Nearly one fifth of all Americans are worried they will get Ebola.

    One-Fifth of Americans Worry About Getting Ebola
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Airport workers at La Guardia in NYC are going on strike over having to be around potential Ebola-carrying air passengers. This echoes the popular sentiment of a majority of Americans who want Obama to stop favoring his fellow Africans, and to start favoring the Americans who pay his salary.
    Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa ? RT USA

    58% sounds low.

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

    Frieden sure looked & sounded a bit worried yesterday.

    This seems like the kind of story that, a few months afterwards, assuming we get through it, you'll be reading stories about how close we really were to a disaster here in the USA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    This part I agree with. I just don't think banning flights from certain countries will help.

    What will help is sending lots of money and medical personnel to the affected areas.

    But guess I've made my point way too much by now! sorry for boring people.
    Again, its not "banning all flights." Its shutting down normal passenger traffic from the affected area. Resource flights and essential personnel (particularly medical) would still be allowed transit with quarantine protocols established. This is very doable and at this point grossly negligent not to.

    Do you really think its responsible to allow people to come and go freely from areas with a large amount of infected when the incubation period can be up to 3 weeks?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Frieden sure looked & sounded a bit worried yesterday.

    This seems like the kind of story that, a few months afterwards, assuming we get through it, you'll be reading stories about how close we really were to a disaster here in the USA.
    Good morning, bubba.

    I read on Yahoo this morning that another possible Ebola patient has turned up in Boston! That's a long way from Dallas! Since we all still have the freedom to travel freely, I suppose it was inevitable, but are we now going to read about possible Ebola patients all over the country on a daily basis, or will it be something that is not reported by the MSM, to "prevent panic?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    If they are on strike, that probably means they're union. Does that mean the union also thinks Obama is wrong in his handling of the Ebola crisis? I agree with the union.
    Airline workers are generally unionized but these folks work for a contractor that was hired to clean planes and are not union. They are looking to unionize according to a local article on the strike.
    Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7

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