by James Buchanan
We’ve been told that anyone, who begins to suffer symptoms of ebola, is capable of transmitting it. An article in the L.A. times reports that “As of Friday, a pool of about 1,000 people are being watched for symptoms, have been asked to monitor themselves or have been urged to check with a counselor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
If only one percent of those people come down with ebola, that will be ten people, whose movements and contacts will have to be accounted for.
One of the ebola-infected nurses, Nina Pham has a boyfriend who was reportedly showing possible symptoms of ebola. A sheriff’s deputy, who entered the ebola apartment and got the quarantine order signed also was suffering some possible symptoms and had to be checked out.
One big problem however is that the RT-PCR testing machine for ebola only gives reliable results three days after a person first experiences symptoms according to the CDC’s own website. Apparently the ebola virus needs to build up to a certain detectable level in the the victim’s blood. Keep that in mind whenever you hear the government dismissing an incident on the same day it took place, which may be the FIRST DAY of ebola symptoms for that person.
One of the ebola-infected nurses, who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, got on an airplane to go to a wedding party in Cleveland. She started experiencing symptoms including a mild fever while in Cleveland and she called the CDC, who told her she could fly on a commercial plane back to Dallas, where she then tested positive for ebola. The plane that carried her made five trips before it was taken out of service to be disinfected. The ebola virus can survive for two days at room temperature and it can appear in sweat so an individual with a sweaty palm could be infecting door handles and bannisters.
Another individual, who helped treat Duncan, went on a cruise ship that can carry six thousand people. The nation of Belize refused to let them dock, and the ship had to return to the US, putting thousands of people through 19 days of stress-filled hell.
All of this resulted from just one ebola-infected Liberian who was allowed to come here by the Obama regime which puts political correctness way ahead of public safety.
At this point, assuming the government and liberal media isn’t hiding information from us, it appears as though the Dallas ebola incident might be contained. What’s deeply troubling however is that we could wind up going through this all over again because Barack Hussein Obama is leaving the commercial airline door to Africa wide open.
To be safe, we should block ALL African flights, including flights by Africans who catch connecting flights in Europe to the US. An article on World Net Daily reports “The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes. The officials and a World Health Organization representative told a news conference in Kampala Saturday that there is ‘an outbreak of Ebola’ in Uganda.”
Uganda is in eastern Africa by the way, far away from the west African nations, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which are the countries with the worst ebola problem.
A recent map from the CDC shows that most of Black Africa has had incidents of ebola. Restricting flights from all of sub-Saharan Africa is now necessary if we want to prevent future cases like Thomas Eric Duncan coming to the US and giving ebola to Americans.
If you don’t think that another person with ebola might come to the US, consider this story from the New York Post “A passenger died on a Nigeria-to-JFK flight after a vomiting fit Thursday — and a top lawmaker said officials gave the corpse only a “cursory” exam before declaring that the victim did not have Ebola.”
“Rep. Peter King said in a letter to Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection that the handling of the remains exposed serious flaws in airport preparedness for an Ebola outbreak.”
“Between 70 and 100 passengers a day arrive at JFK from the Ebola epicenter countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, King noted, and they have access to public restrooms and mingle with other travelers before their first screening… The unnamed passenger, age 63, had boarded an Arik Air plane Wednesday night out of Lagos, Nigeria, which has had 19 Ebola cases this year… He was vomiting in his seat and died sometime before the plane landed around 6 a.m., the source said.”
There have been other cases of Africans from Liberia sweating profusely and vomiting on commercial flights to US cities, but it seems as though these incidents are getting only the most cursory attention or they’re being ignored.
Apparently Obama has put out the word that commercial flights from Africa will continue no matter what and that includes more ebola-infected Africans coming to US cities and infecting more Americans with this plague.