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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) – Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military did factor in science when ordering a 21-day quarantine for all military servicemembers serving in West Africa, and that science was physics. “We did factor in science. Physics is the science we factored in,” said Dempsey. He said the military is ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The New York Post: Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. “If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome. A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from ABC News: Maine's governor indicated today that he would abandon his demand that nurse Kaci Hickox remain under quarantine after treating Ebola patients if she would agree to take a blood test for the lethal virus. Gov. Paul LePage made his comment to ABC News today as Hickox defiantly challenged demands that she remain ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

As is now clear, her whole fight is a stunt to achieve two aims: 1. Make herself famous 2. Advance the Obama agenda on ebola. And she's totally willing to risk getting other people sick if that's what it takes to achieve those two ends. NO WAY is she going to give up being rich ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. An announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of country or region of origin, all foreigners will be quarantined under medical observation for 21 days. It said ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from CNS News: Over 214,000 doctors won't participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Local: The decision to put a dozen American soldiers returning from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than in the United States sparked controversy in Italy on Wednesday. "They shouldn't have been sent here, they should do their quarantine for Ebola at home," said the president of the ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

FORT KENT, Maine. -- Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox was "unwilling" to follow state health guidelines and that he was seeking legal authority to force her to remain quarantined at a rural home in Maine for 21 days. Hickox, who does not have any symptoms of the deadly virus, said Wednesday ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared. Obama ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Defense Secretary Hagel is considering a 21-day "quarantine-like" policy for all troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The proposal was recommended to Hagel on Tuesday by the Joint Chiefs of Staff — which consists of its chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and the chiefs of staff of the Army, ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: President Obama's explanation on why troops coming back from West Africa should be quarantined but not civilian health care workers is drawing fire from military spouses. In a response he gave during a Tuesday press briefing, the president suggested a 21-day quarantine ordered by the Army was appropriate for soldiers ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Notice how the administration is NEVER upfront with us about any of their schemes that are bad for America? This is another one of them. They even denied they were planning to do this. Now you are seeing the real reason for a travel ban. The big question is, how many will be let in, ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bellevue Hospital Center has been forced to transport its intensive care unit patients two blocks north to NYU Langone Medical Center, as the staff at the Bellevue ICU are consumed with Ebola care. NYU Langone accepted two adult patients over the weekend from the Bellevue ICU, and was expecting to take two ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DAILY MAIL: The number of confirmed Ebola cases passed the 10,000 mark over the weekend, despite efforts to curb its spread. And while the disease typically dies on surfaces within hours, research has discovered it can survive for more than seven weeks under certain conditions. During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BLOOMBERG: A 5-year-old boy held at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City has tested negative for Ebola after showing a fever upon return from travel in West Africa. An initial test showed no sign of the virus, according to a statement from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The boy is ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from BBC: Australia temporarily stops issuing visas to people from countries affected by Ebola, in a bid to stop the virus from entering the country. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament that Australia would suspend its immigration programme for such travellers. The restriction comes after an 18-year-old who arrived from West Africa earlier this month was ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Obama doesn't want health care workers to not volunteer to go to Africa to work on Ebola patients because they don't want to be quarantined when they get back... Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Chris Christie was forced on Monday to allow a nurse being kept in a tent in a hospital parking lot to go ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BLOOMBERG: Virginia officials are considering whether to quarantine travelers from Ebola-stricken nations as three other states face criticism for deciding to go with protocols stricter than national guidelines. While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has the authority to quarantine at-risk travelers, there’s been no decision to do so, according to spokesman Brian Coy. Illinois, New York and ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Florida will require 21-day health monitoring of people returning to the state from Ebola-affected countries in Africa, Governor Rick Scott said, even though the state has no airports authorized to receive travelers from the three nations. Scott signed an executive order mandating twice-daily health evaluations of anyone who has come from Guinea, Liberia and ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Yeah..Forget About Protecting Americans From A Disease He Allowed In Via NY TIMES: The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said on Sunday. But both governors, Andrew ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via USA TODAY: As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes. The Pentagon says it does not expect it will need the units for 3,000 U.S. troops heading to the region to combat the virus because military ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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