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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    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?"
    The reasons the CDC have given for NOT blocking commercial flights from the Liberian area to the USA seem pretty weak.
    Makes you wonder if they're not giving the actual reason because it would sound insanely out-of-balance politically to most of us.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    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.
    The CDC Director and Obama were both so sure that Ebola wasn't going to come into the United States, they just let things slide. Incompetence is standard with this administration.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    The CDC Director and Obama were both so sure that Ebola wasn't going to come into the United States, they just let things slide. Incompetence is standard with this administration.
    I'd have to see more to convince me that this is purely incompetence but would be par for the course. Have to wonder if Dr. Freidman was really the best qualified for the job. Resume is good, did run NYC's health department although question his judgment in certain priorities during his tenure.

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

    Why not at least change the visa requirements?
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    actually, I've changed my mind after that nurse was stupid enough to travel after being near the patient in Dallas.

    Let's shut down all travel in the US for 21 days. Train, plane, automobile. You can shop in your local region - let's say a 20 mile radius - but that's it. No one moves, no one comes in or out of the country or moves from state to state or city to city. Yeah, it will ruin our economy. But frack it, that seems to be what people want. Shut it all down.

    Military transports carrying medical workers to West Africa can still go; but one way only. They can't come back.

    You all want this? take it all the way.

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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.
    HAHAHAH.

    Do you know where you are?
    Do you know what country we're talking about?

    The Greatest Generation IMO was not great solely because of WWII. It was Great because they didn't buy into all of the hype, idiocy, partisanship and general ******* (it's just*) the current generations do.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The red herring of the "flu" that's been the top argument topic against travel bans is ludicrous. The flu doesn't have a 70% mortality rate. The flu has a vaccination that is available each and every year and is very effective. Comparing the two isn't even valid.
    But the flu kills more people every flu season, is far more contagious, people refuse to take the vaccines (which fyi only cover a handful of the strains), and as an American, you are FAR more likely to die from than Ebola.

    We are hyping a threat that has killed ONE person who received very poor medical care and ignoring something that kills thousands.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    The CDC Director and Obama were both so sure that Ebola wasn't going to come into the United States, they just let things slide. Incompetence is standard with this administration.
    Okay, let's see you give a reasonable alternative.

    What's your estimate in cost to screen every passenger who may have had contact with someone who came from West Africa? How are you going to get Europeans to stop all commuter flights from Africa into Europe to prevent the exposure of passengers headed to the US? What's your estimated cost to provide sufficient man power and equipment to handle any cases of Ebola?

    Thing is, people like you will criticize the opposite party regardless of what they do. If Obama had (magically) gotten Congress to approve the billions to do what was necessary, you'd be in arms over spending so much money on a few people. When he does nothing because the threat is actually quite small, you go off like this. Seriously, that kind of behavior is destroying America and it has to stop.
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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?
    Your truth is fiction.

    The United Nations warned Tuesday that the world has less than 60 days to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic —

    70 percent of all burials need to occur without contamination by that date, he said. “We need to do that within 60 days from Oct. 1. If we reach these targets, we can turn this epidemic around,” he said.

    “If we fail at any of these, we fail entirely. With each passing day as more people are infected, the number of people infected grows exponentially.
    Ebola infections outpacing health authorities’ efforts: UN official | New York Post
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    But the flu kills more people every flu season, is far more contagious, people refuse to take the vaccines (which fyi only cover a handful of the strains), and as an American, you are FAR more likely to die from than Ebola.
    The flu doesn't have a 70% mortality rate. Ebola does.

    I got my flu vaccination last week. You?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    We are hyping a threat that has killed ONE person who received very poor medical care and ignoring something that kills thousands.
    Hyping a threat? Then let those who travel from West Africa board at your abode.
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