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    Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Told in 2008: Obama administration ignored the CDC’s advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak
    Added only 5 of 18 global health centers recommended


    The Centers for Disease Control told the incoming Obama administration in 2008 that it should establish 18 regional disease detection centers around the world to adequately safeguard the U.S. from emerging health threats like Ebola, according to an agency memo.

    But six years later, as the government struggles to contain the fallout from a deadly Ebola outbreak at home and abroad, the CDC still has only 10 centers — and none of them operates in the western Africa region hardest hit by the deadly virus.

    Read more: Obama administration ignored the CDC's Ebola outbreak prevention advice given in 2008 - Washington Times
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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Im sure Obama will find out about this like everyone else on the morning news-but here we are, and none of the few centers that were established were even located in western africa.

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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Told in 2008: Obama administration ignored the CDC’s advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak
    Added only 5 of 18 global health centers recommended


    The Centers for Disease Control told the incoming Obama administration in 2008 that it should establish 18 regional disease detection centers around the world to adequately safeguard the U.S. from emerging health threats like Ebola, according to an agency memo.

    But six years later, as the government struggles to contain the fallout from a deadly Ebola outbreak at home and abroad, the CDC still has only 10 centers — and none of them operates in the western Africa region hardest hit by the deadly virus.

    Read more: Obama administration ignored the CDC's Ebola outbreak prevention advice given in 2008 - Washington Times
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    I don't know who knew what and when - obviously - but I do know that I'm not worried about getting Ebola and dying personally, but I don't think this issue is as minimal as some people would like it to be....and I think someone has some ownership of the matter but isn't taking any of the blame.
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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    ....and I think someone has some ownership of the matter but isn't taking any of the blame.
    hmm I can think of someone who has ownership but isn't taking any of the blame (he never does)...his name sounds pretty close to ebola.

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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im sure Obama will find out about this like everyone else on the morning news-but here we are, and none of the few centers that were established were even located in western africa.
    He had more important things to do than prepare for Ebola. He had wars to wage and operations like Fast & Furious to conduct. Libya and Yemen consumed time and resources, not to mention NATO shenanigans in Ukraine.

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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    After something like this there's alot of Shoulda, Woulda, Couldas, agencies approach you with all sorts of recommendations and requests and you gotta prioritize those and weigh it against the money involved and risk.

    This is not a disease that had ever struck West Africa before and nobody could have predicted an outbreak like this, at no point in modern history has a Level 4 pathogen infected so many people so quickly across such a large geographical area, its simply unprecedented.

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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Bumping up your thread USC.


    The White House refused to consider the alternative, a travel ban from countries that had Ebola outbreaks. Josh Earnest told the press on October 1, after Duncan was diagnosed with the infection in Dallas, that the administration would not consider a temporary travel ban, and that the US could prevent a “wide spread of Ebola.” Earnest also promised that the Centers for Disease Control would “protect the broader American public by rigorously applying the kind of medical protocols” recommended by the CDC when the disease did appear. “These are the experts,” Earnest insisted.

    Even at that stage, no one communicated the proper protocols to the hospital staff, according to a union representative for the nurses. There were “no protocols” given to the nurses by the CDC or anyone else; they had to make up protocols as they went along, with toxic medical waste piling up to the ceiling. For the first two days, they didn’t even have the proper hazmat suits needed for infectious-disease protection while caring for Duncan. Under those circumstances, the infection of two members of Duncan’s care team should not surprise anyone. The first young nurse self-identified the infection and got herself into isolation over the weekend. The CDC confirmed it as an Ebola case on Sunday morning. By that time, the CDC had been monitoring dozens of people who had come into contact with Duncan as potential cases for contagion, and yet somehow one nurse had flown to Cleveland from Dallas on Friday.

    It doesn’t take “experts” to realize that high-risk potential cases of Ebola shouldn’t board flights or use any other kind of public transportation, especially after a containment breach has been verified. Only after this information came out did CDC director Thomas Frieden announce that no other people being monitored would be allowed to board commercial aircraft. The experts never considered that an issue, apparently. Even after that, the CDC asked people on the flight to contact them, rather than getting the passenger manifest from the airline and tracking down the passengers themselves. These are people who may have been exposed and who could carry the infections further over the next several weeks.....snip~

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    Due to all this.....BO says he wants a CDC Swat Team for Immediate response and hopefully less than 24 hrs. Frieden even admitted the CDC should have sent a Team once they knew Duncan was infected. Bo would not have to be saying this.....if Freiden had been handling this situation correctly with protocols.

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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im sure Obama will find out about this like everyone else on the morning news-but here we are, and none of the few centers that were established were even located in western africa.
    By what authority would Obama have to establish a CDC Infectious hospital in another country? Who would run it? Staff it? Fund it? Write regulations for it?

    Sometime logic goes right out f-n the door in a "crisis".


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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    By what authority would Obama have to establish a CDC Infectious hospital in another country? Who would run it? Staff it? Fund it? Write regulations for it?

    Sometime logic goes right out f-n the door in a "crisis".


    Yeah I guess it does.....how did we get them in these countries? Better yet.....why aren't people being sent to these centers from those in the infected countries.....any that survive their blood could be used to cure others.


    Though the CDC operates three response centers in Africa in Kenya, Egypt and South Africa — none of those are based in the western parts of the continent that have seen major Ebola outbreaks this year.

    Read more: Obama administration ignored the CDC's Ebola outbreak prevention advice given in 2008 - Washington Times
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    Re: Obama administration ignored the CDCís advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    After something like this there's alot of Shoulda, Woulda, Couldas, agencies approach you with all sorts of recommendations and requests and you gotta prioritize those and weigh it against the money involved and risk.

    This is not a disease that had ever struck West Africa before and nobody could have predicted an outbreak like this, at no point in modern history has a Level 4 pathogen infected so many people so quickly across such a large geographical area, its simply unprecedented.
    Bubonic plague?
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