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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Can you explain how preventing a disease from being introduced in America will make the disease worse in America?
    Me,me,me!

    Banning flights from these countries is racist and you know racism is the real disease in the America.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Where do you draw the line? Incubation is 21 days, and you are only infectious once symptoms (which resemble flu) are present. There are many indirect routes to the USA, which is a long expensive way away from West Africa. Why would anyone without a connection want to come? The number of people who can afford the trip is very small, the number of alternative destinations is very large, and effective treatment (should they need it) is a lot nearer than the US. Once more your surrounding oceans protect you.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Where do you draw the line? Incubation is 21 days, and you are only infectious once symptoms (which resemble flu) are present. There are many indirect routes to the USA, which is a long expensive way away from West Africa. Why would anyone without a connection want to come? The number of people who can afford the trip is very small, the number of alternative destinations is very large, and effective treatment (should they need it) is a lot nearer than the US. Once more your surrounding oceans protect you.
    The surrounding oceans would protect us if the One on the golf course liked Americans. He doesn't. I don't believe he ever has or ever will.

    About one-half of Americans live on their knees with their hands out. They wait for the next gift from government. Those are the Americans Obama likes. They are dependent on him, their Dear Leader.

    So Ebola comes to the US.

    As far as Duncan is concerned someone needs to ask whether or not the church gave him the money for a ticket. If so I believe the hospital should sue the church for reimbursement of the half-million they spent giving Duncan a place to die.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    So when does Obama ban all flights ?

    After the Heath Worker dies ?? After more American Health Workers become symptomatic ? The Ebola crisis was out of control before Duncan ever hopped on that plane.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    "Why is this in our national interest? Be specific."
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    This virus and more importantly it's social implications cannot be avoided,
    May we speak of these separately?
    1) "The virus. . .cannot be avoided."
    Really? How have we avoided the virus up until now?

    2) "Its social implications cannot be avoided."
    What are the viruses social implications?

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Why didn't you select a more reasonable alternative and prevent anyone who had been to ebola country from entering the US? It has the same effect of protecting American citizens without placing our volunteer military at risk for no good reason.

    It can be done in minutes and at almost no additional cost.
    The point is we can't isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world. If we stop flights from Africa that might work for the VERY short term. But if the outbreak isn't controlled, it will soon spread to the ME, then to Europe, etc. if nothing else from affected aid workers from the rest of the world travel home and carry it with them, as happened here. So the best hope for containing the spread is to address the crisis in Africa, which requires flights to Africa to carry supplies, and healthcare and other workers to help impoverished areas deal with something they do not have the resources to deal with.

    And the "cannon fodder" comment is BS. If "we" in the developed world do not assist Africa in dealing with the crisis, it will spread and soon it will touch us here and pose a far greater risk to more Americans than any "terrorist" threat. If you don't want to send U.S. troops to assist, who would you recommend? Fact is it will take the military and MANY other groups to effectively deal with the crisis. And if we in the developed world don't succeed, somebody blowing up a plane or another 9/11 will the the least of our concerns, and we've put millions of troops over the past decade plus at risk to prevent those kinds of terrorist threats to Americans.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    What is the population of Dallas Tx?

    What do you think it will be in a month?
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    What is The One's strategy for defeating Ebola? Crickets...

    "Why didn't you select a more reasonable alternative and prevent anyone who had been to ebola country from entering the US? It has the same effect of protecting American citizens without placing our volunteer military at risk for no good reason.

    It can be done in minutes and at almost no additional cost."

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    The point is we can't isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world.
    No one that I am aware of has suggested that we do or should. But we can prevent people who have recently been in "ebola country" from coming here. We just tell them they cannot come here.

    If we stop flights from Africa that might work for the VERY short term.
    "Ebola country" at this moment consists of four African countries. Ebola will burn itself out in a VERY short time. This is the best first line of defense. It works when it is tried.

    But if the outbreak isn't controlled, it will soon spread to the ME, then to Europe, etc.
    Then perhaps those who are next in line should see it as their problem. I am all for those countries who have a vital national interest getting involved. This is not our problem. It was never our problem.

    if nothing else from affected aid workers from the rest of the world travel home and carry it with them, as happened here.
    This is also not our problem. We can keep anyone out of the country who presents a health risk.

    So the best hope for containing the spread is to address the crisis in Africa, which requires flights to Africa to carry supplies, and healthcare and other workers to help impoverished areas deal with something they do not have the resources to deal with.
    None of these points has anything to do with keeping people out of the US who have recently been to Ebola country.

    And the "cannon fodder" comment is BS.
    Given that you believe so what strategy has the One devised for defeating the ebola virus that requires US military troops?

    If "we" in the developed world do not assist Africa in dealing with the crisis, it will spread and soon it will touch us here and pose a far greater risk to more Americans than any "terrorist" threat.
    We can add more countries to the ebola country list if it becomes necessary. As long as we do not allow potentially infected people into the country we will be fine.

    If you don't want to send U.S. troops to assist, who would you recommend?
    I am not recommending that anybody be sent. It is not in our national interest to go to Ebola country nor is it in our interest to allow them to come here.

    Fact is it will take the military and MANY other groups to effectively deal with the crisis.
    It is not our problem to solve.

    And if we in the developed world don't succeed, somebody blowing up a plane or another 9/11 will the the least of our concerns, and we've put millions of troops over the past decade plus at risk to prevent those kinds of terrorist threats to Americans.
    You have failed to make the case for why sending American troops is in our vital national interest.

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    Re: What is The One's strategy for defeating Ebola? Crickets...

    Have the Aircrew which flew Ducan into Dallas been flying since that flight? If so, given how easy it is to transfer, How many could they have exposed?
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    Re: What is The One's strategy for defeating Ebola? Crickets...

    Think about the bright side. Even in the worst African Ebola stats, 30% or so survive. (Though Often with huge lifetime disabilities)

    So, one of the three people around you may be alive in a year.

    We currently have 316 Million Americans, so in a year, we'll still have about 100 Million.

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