Ebola - life and death choices
Less than two weeks to go before we can start to fundamentally reclaim our country. These past six years will surely be viewed by history as the "epoch when America temporarily lost her mind." This greatest of all countries came under the collective spell of a snake oil salesman who pressed all the wrong buttons despite our having 'supposedly' learned the lesson of "a house divided..."
The day after an Ebola scare at Newark airport
http://tinyurl.com/njjwky8, we have the first official case of Ebola in NYC. Of all the people who should have known better, this man, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, is a DOCTOR who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea, up until Oct. 12. He came back to the States, on October 17. During these past six days, his activities have included running (sweat can transmit Ebola virus), bowling and dining out in restaurants. He has taken the subway and only yesterday, Thursday, developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue. He is in isolation after being rushed to - and treated at - New York's Bellevue Hospital; one of the eight hospitals statewide that Gov. Andrew Cuomo designated earlier this month as part of an Ebola preparedness plan.
This seems like highly irresponsible behavior (if not outright criminal). "Self-monitoring" will work about as well as "Self-deportation."
Last week, on October 16, our friend, Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ - 7th CD) issued the following. Please call John Byers and express your thanks and support for a travel ban: 202-225-5361
Lance Calls On President To Consider Ebola Travel Ban; Visa Suspensions
FLEMINGTON, NJ - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement in response to news of a second health care worker infected with Ebola flew to Dallas earlier this week:
"The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a threat to our Nation's public health. And while I have confidence in our country's medical infrastructure, I share many of the concerns expressed by my constituents about the federal response to date.
"The House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which I am a member, is actively assessing the federal health agencies' response to the crisis and hearings have already begun. Every agency involved must be held accountable, and I am confident that the House stands ready to act in a bipartisan capacity if federal officials are unable to address the Ebola threat aggressively and effectively.
"To this end, I call on President Obama to consider implementing immediately a temporary ban on U.S. travel to and from countries afflicted with the virus and suspending visas for travelers from Ebola-stricken areas abroad until the outbreak is under control as suggested by the leaders of the House Homeland Security Committee.
"Ultimately, the best way to defeat this outbreak is at its source and I am confident that members of Congress will work with the Administration on appropriate policy options that will help slow and eventually halt the spread of Ebola both internationally and here at home."
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