Ebola: Coming to Atlanta

Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 11 months ago to Government
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Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is set to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola disease currently sweeping through swaths of west Africa.

The patient is expected to arrive “within the next several days”, the university said in a statement. The exact date of arrival is not yet known. The university did not give the patient’s name.
SOURCE URL: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/31/atlanta-emory-university-hospital-ebola-patient


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  • Posted by 5 years, 11 months ago
    Glad I am not consulting at Emory any longer.
    I hope my friends there can take extended leave immediately.
    Excessive hubris appears to be another communicable disease.
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    • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 years, 11 months ago
      Ebola in your backyard is the unintended consequence of Samaritan's Purse's altruistic folly.
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      • Posted by 5 years, 11 months ago
        "“The bottom line is, Ebola is worsening in West Africa,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who announced the travel warning."

        So in direct contradiction of their own warnings, the CDC is bringing the disease to a major city hospital near you!

        "Patients are contagious only when they show symptoms, and U.S. hospitals are well equipped to isolate cases and control spread of the virus."
        Symptoms are very similar to the flu.
        I doubt the CDC has facilities to isolate everyone with flu symptoms in a city of 5 million.
        Absolute folly!
        Either the CDC hasn't thought this through or they have a hidden agenda. Stupidity reigns in the media that spread their irrational rubbish.

        "The CDC has staff at 20 U.S. airports and border crossings. "
        Wow! I know that gives me confidence as thousands of south americans cross the southern border unsupervised every week. Wonder if the CDC is prepared to isolate all the border patrol and homeland security before they spread disease to their families and the rest of the population.

        Has the news media lost any semblance of intelligence? Does any investigative journalism ever get published in the major media?
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  • Posted by $ Mimi 5 years, 11 months ago
    They don’t know the name of the patient. It will be one of two American health workers. They can only transport one at a time.
    This virus kills 3/4 of those who contract the virus. It would be nice to know of the 1/4 that survive how many make a complete full recovery and how many suffer permanent damage.
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    • Posted by UncommonSense 5 years, 11 months ago
      Yep and it's a perfect cover for a false flag event to corral (your choice, are you a sheep or cattle?) the 'commoners' into the all-mighty gov't's bidding ~ want to remain "free", ok then, you'll take the "inoculation", otherwise, we'll identify you as a 'threat' to the general population, and thus, take you into custody and put you into one of our wonderful internment camps and strip you of your US Constitutional rights ~ you will be a "non-citizen".

      All this without firing a single shot: so much for the "lock & load" mentality. Your property, your rights, your life ~ gone in one single swipe.

      I'm thinking that such an event would coincide with a economic collapse, thus inducing "bank holidays" and no one will be able to get their debt dollars out. Couple that with EO 11051 going into effect, the DOT-commandeered U.S. Highways "checkpoints" with DHS backing preventing most personal travelers from getting on the road: now what?

      The SOB's (self-proclaimed elite) hold all the cards and the 'game' is stacked in their favor. All we can do is hope (pray, if you're a believer) that you can somehow avoid any calamity as best as possible and move to the best part (if you can call it that) of what's become the toilet bowl of America.
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  • Posted by Rocky 5 years, 11 months ago
    This is absolutely ONE BIG MISTAKE to bring the ebola infected here to the States. Cross contamination can & will occure in the most secure locations. Even the infected Dr. used scrub & suiting procedures. We'll see !
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  • Posted by CTYankee 5 years, 11 months ago
    I dunno what the hell those morons at the CDC are thinking. The US healthcare industry can't even contain & control staph infections -- so now they're going to try to play with a bug that's 50 times worse.

    Who is going to decontaminate the airplane?
    Who is going to decontaminate the ambulance?
    The gurneys, bed, wheelchair, etc...
    What about the plumbing in the bathroom that these people are bound to use *IF* they recover???

    I know they're Americans, but they *CHOSE* to go minister in the F#@%ing plague zone!

    Do *I* have an irrational fear of contracting Ebola? Heck no! I don't go near the cities.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 11 months ago
    These are the people who believe so highly in altruism that they were willing to sacrifice themselves. Since the facilities for treatment in Africa are very bad, the hope of curing or even just helping the victims is slim to none. They knew it, and yet they risked it all without any hope for any kind of success. Not admirable, just irrational. However, I am torn between letting them face the fate they risked, or trying to help them at least be more comfortable in the same sense of leaving no one behind on the battlefield. Let's hope the Atlanta facilities are top-notch and no Ebola is spread here.
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    • Posted by 5 years, 11 months ago
      Most battlefield injuries aren't communicable and deadly to others.
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      • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 11 months ago
        Right you are! Still, the thought of leaving an American to die in Africa, no matter how inadequate the reason, still rankles a bit.
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        • Posted by 5 years, 11 months ago
          I agree, but it isn't rational to place thousands in jeopardy to treat one who volunteered knowing the danger of fatal illness.
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          • Posted by MikeRael101 5 years, 11 months ago
            I believe it was ia political decision. The idea was first to be compassionate. And then to think of all the lovely laws that could be created if ebola should break out? Let's not think small here, friend. You talk about *thousands* being hurt by the virus. Why not millions? How about tens of millions? Think the Black Death and then a return to rationality in government--that is, virtually complete government control of the economy?
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            • Posted by irrelevantcommentforpoint 5 years, 11 months ago
              Similar to 9-11 but broader and more frightening.
              Then there will be a "cure" developed, but it will only available through the government and must be taken every month or you die a horrible death.
              Of course you must give up your firearms, sign a loyalty oath. Another way to administer the 'cure' includes an implanted device that also monitors position, audio, and video, and can be armed to release poison gas.
              If the con-gress doesn't stop this before it occurs they should be shot for treason,
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  • Posted by LaMuse 5 years, 11 months ago
    With global travel, I don't see how two patients coming to Atlanta for treatment will make much difference. A guy in Africa wakes up with a headache, but has a flight to London so he goes to the airport in a cab. While there, he uses the restroom and picks up some magazines to look through while waiting for his flight. He boards his flight, still feeling a bit weak, uses the airline restroom, and disembarks in London. While waiting for his connection, he has a bite to eat in an airport diner, does a bit more shopping, maybe uses a few different restrooms, eventually boards the flight to New York. Now, by the time this guy gets to New York, he feels like crap so quickly gets a cab to his hotel, touching elevator buttons, doorknobs, handles, etc. Heck, this guy is sweating so he wipes his brow before he pushes the button for the 5th floor. Okay - two days later he is in the hospital and they are checking for Ebola. How many people has this guy affected by now? There is no way to contain this - we have global travel and people come and go as they please.
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  • Posted by MikeRael101 5 years, 11 months ago
    I realize that the medical folks most probably have only the best of intentions. But IF there should be an epidemic of ebola running through Atlanta and then elsewhere, wouldn't Obama's advisers latch onto it to pass laws putting vulnerable people into camps? Perhaps requiring all of us to wear face masks at funerals? Eventually at buffets?
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 years, 11 months ago
    Does anyone know for sure how Ebola first spread to humans? Was it sexual contact with monkeys as I heard many years ago? Was it consumption of fruit bats that hadn't been sufficiently cooked? Something else?
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    • Posted by $ Technocracy 5 years, 11 months ago
      Honestly, I do not believe they have a definitive vector or set of vectors on that.

      Further, since it is viral rather than bacterial, standards treatments are only supportive in nature. If you survive, your system has to fight it off. Also a virus mutates a lot easier, so any kind of vaccine is that much tougher to come up with. Look at the relative effectiveness of the flu vaccine cocktails every year. And modern day influenza does not have anywhere near the mortality rate of Ebola.

      Right now they are saying its fluid borne, but you would think the health workers would be good enough at protective measures to avoid that vector. Yet it is still infecting aid workers.

      It might have more than a single transmission vector, or mutating to that point.

      If it becomes airborne, it becomes orders of magnitude more dangerous.

      In any event the question of why these people are not kept isolated in quarantine is of primary importance.
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    Posted by Jeffro22 5 years, 11 months ago
    Don't worry its our Government, they want whats best for everybody, This is part of the master plan, oops, I wasn't supposed to tell anybody, nevermind! Forget you read this,
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    • Posted by MikeRael101 5 years, 11 months ago
      i Jeffro:) I don't believe there's a plan behind helping an American medically. BUT I do believe that Obama's advisers do stand ready to interfere with anything and everything should Ebola become a serious outbreak! I personally prophesy there would be camps where vulnerable folks would be concentrated in order to protect everyone else! I think face masks at funerals might be initiated. How about laws against having buffets of any kinds--that's a 2-in-1 punch---eliminating an industry and impoverishing the country a bit in order to save it? While freedom of speech is holy in America, surely one should muzzle folks who are inciting others against acting upon laws obviously set up to protect all Americans? As I recall, people are not allowed currently to advertise clinically proven benefits of various supplements and vitamins. How much more should they be restricted when the results can be so catastrophic?
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