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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Any soldier who refuses should be prosecuted.
    Probably what would happen however I don't se why any soldier would re up and serve under this commander in Chief. The military has no business fighting a virus.
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Depends on the order. I would serve in dangerous areas. I think I could shoot a person who is rushing to run out of a quarantine area but I dont know. I wouldnt just indescriminately shoot people though (ie, I would follow lawful orders).

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I just wonder what's going to happen when some of our people come down with this thing.
    A couple of "your people" already did - they just happened to be working for charities rather than the military. What happened was that they were flown back to the US in isolation and given the best of care, including some experimental treatment and thankfully survived and recovered.

    Don't take it personally though, ignorance of such facts is something of a running theme of this thread.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    A couple of "your people" already did - they just happened to be working for charities rather than the military. What happened was that they were flown back to the US in isolation and given the best of care, including some experimental treatment and thankfully survived and recovered.

    Don't take it personally though, ignorance of such facts is something of a running theme of this thread.
    I know all about the two doctors dude. Sending a bunch of military people into an area like that opens up the risk to a lot more people. And for those who might be immune and come back home; are they still carriers?

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I know all about the two doctors dude. Sending a bunch of military people into an area like that opens up the risk to a lot more people.
    No, it risks a different set of people. If the work being proposed for the military personnel achieves even some of what is intended, it would help limit the spread of the epidemic and thus put a whole load fewer people at risk. Of course most of those people don't have American passports, which seems to be a major underlying issue in this thread.

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    And for those who might be immune and come back home; are they still carriers?
    Seems unlikely given the nature of immunities that have been seen regarding Ebola. In general, viruses have very short life-expectancy without a viable host so with some fairly basic precautions, there should be no great risk to these personnel or those around them when they return. If it was a significant problem, it would have been realised by now given all the other people travelling to and from the area.

    Also, despite the ranting from the irrational mob above, they're not even being posted to the heart of the affected area but on the outskirts, providing logistic support and training (doesn't mean there isn't some risk but it's a significantly different prospect to the rabid fantasies some people seem to be creating).

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Probably what would happen however I don't se why any soldier would re up and serve under this commander in Chief. The military has no business fighting a virus.
    The ebola virus has the potential to end up in the US. Seems to me that the only thing stopping Ebola from becoming a pandemic is the fact that it incapacitates and kills so quickly. Victims don't have much of a chance to spread it around a lot before they die.

    However, as the virus mutates that could change. I shudder to speculate what an outbreak in a US metropolis like NYC, DC or Miami would look like.

    So this qualifies as a national security threat IMO. Obama is doing the right thing for once. Fight it over there before we end up fighting it on our shores.
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    I don't get the question. How would the military be fighting Ebola?

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    I don't get the question. How would the military be fighting Ebola?
    People, seriously. This was explained days ago. 3000 military personnel are building clinics, training locals, providing supplies and such. Despite what some "think", they are not being sent to kill people fleeing quarantines (African countries have armies) or to shoot at Ebola (they have bullets too).
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    People, seriously. This was explained days ago. 3000 military personnel are building clinics, training locals, providing supplies and such. Despite what some "think", they are not being sent to kill people fleeing quarantines or to shoot at Ebola.


    I figured that much.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Any soldier who refuses should be prosecuted.
    Any soldier who hasn't recieved the proper training has the right to refuse, however the troops who are being deployed to deal with the outbreak are soldiers who are in medical and NBC--nuclear,biological, chemical--units.
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