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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Ebola does not have a 70% mortality if the patient is treated quickly and in the U.S. It appears that all the other cases here will be recovering so that's 0% mortality so far.
    The key is rapid ID and an antibody transfusion from a survivors blood. This is not West Africa. Our "epidemic" has ended with 1 foreign death and no Americans. How silly is that?

    Cameraman free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital - CNN.com
    That sounds swell --- and if there are only a few cases I'm sure we can deal with that without a problem. When there are thousands of cases however hospitals get overwhelmed, lack of quarantine locations, lack of experience and lack of proper procedures let the disease spread. We can cut all that down with common sense approach: 1) Temporary travel ban into the US as I already stated 2) More resource in West Africa to contain the disease and treat it 3) More R&D to further a vaccine to prevent the virus in the first place.
    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
    Too late, I've flown twice in the last two days, and I'm still alive, and will be in 21 days.
    Tarnation, how dare you be sensible and not pander to the panic-mongers!!! What kind of 'murrican are you? (smile)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Tarnation, how dare you be sensible and not pander to the panic-mongers!!! What kind of 'murrican are you? (smile)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That sounds swell --- and if there are only a few cases I'm sure we can deal with that without a problem. When there are thousands of cases however hospitals get overwhelmed, lack of quarantine locations, lack of experience and lack of proper procedures let the disease spread. We can cut all that down with common sense approach: 1) Temporary travel ban into the US as I already stated 2) More resource in West Africa to contain the disease and treat it 3) More R&D to further a vaccine to prevent the virus in the first place.
    Actually EVEN with all the mistakes we made the disease has not spread appreciably. We now have safeguards in place that will prevent travelers from going unchecked too.
    There are already 2 vaccines being tested too. There is no need for a travel "ban" we have got this.

    New travel restrictions in place
    All U.S.-bound passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea must land in one of the five U.S. airports with enhanced screening for Ebola: New York's John F. Kennedy International, Washington Dulles, New Jersey's Newark Liberty International, Chicago's O'Hare International and Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta
    Vaccine testing under way
    Testing has started on a vaccine at the U.S. National Institutes of Health while a trial for a second vaccine, developed in Canada, began at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland.
    Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest - CNN.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Actually EVEN with all the mistakes we made the disease has not spread appreciably. We now have safeguards in place that will prevent travelers from going unchecked too.
    There are already 2 vaccines being tested too. There is no need for a travel "ban" we have got this.
    Any time someone claims the US government "got this" I have serious doubt.
    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 Ockham View Post
    Any time someone claims the US government "got this" I have serious doubt.
    Right, Your life is so bad it hurts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Right, Your life is so bad it hurts.
    So you now know me and my life.... please stop baiting me or fail flame me because I don't see the US government as the answer to all things. :
    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 Ockham View Post
    So you now know me and my life.... please stop baiting me or fail flame me because I don't see the US government as the answer to all things. :
    Yet you want a travel ban from the Govt. It is all so confusing to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yet you want a travel ban from the Govt. It is all so confusing to me.
    Although I know from experience that Liberalism is all about Emotion, I think that common sense should prevail here...Not emotion.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    The govt. is now going to track everyone who arrives from those countries - including US aid workers - for 21 days. That makes more sense to me than banning the planes.

    U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors | Reuters

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