Barack Obama Appoints Political Hack and Spin Doctor Ron Klain as Ebola Czar … The Divider in Chief Strikes Again, “It’s a Political Move from Beginning to End”
SERIOUS SITUATIONS CALL FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE … NOT COMMUNITY AGITATORS PLAYING PARTISAN POLITICS.
The Divider in Chief is at it again. Barack Obama announced that he was appointing partisan bureaucrat and spin doctor Ron Klain as Ebola Czar. As only a community agitator could do, Obama has taken a very serious situation and turned it into partisan politics as Liberals think it is a great idea while conservatives are do not and are much more skeptical. With no medical or public health experience experience what-so-ever, Ron Klain is a Washington insider hired more likely to help the Obama administration message, a.k.a. spin, Ebola and the debacle in hoe the Obama administrations handles it running up to the 2014 midterm elections.
President Obama’s choice of veteran Democratic politico Ron Klain to serve as Ebola czar stunned many Republicans. Their first objection is that Klain has no experience in public health or infectious diseases. But in a larger sense, GOP critics see Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, more as a political operative than a potential leader of the fight against Ebola.
What qualifies Klain for the job, the formal title of which is Ebola Response Coordinator? First, the White House makes no claim of any expertise in health matters. Instead, officials point to Klain’s impressive Washington resume — the jobs with Gore and Biden, plus chief of staff for Clinton administration Attorney General Janet Reno and top positions with Senate Democrats.
“I don’t think it’s going to make any difference one way or the other. Its a PR move from beginning to end. It gives the appearance of motion; this is what Obama specializes in. If you have a VA scandal, an IRS scandal, a Secret Service scandal, you fire the guy at the top so you have the appearance of motion; here you’re putting a guy in who’s supposedly going to coordinate.”
“There’s a quote in the New York Times about what Klain would do, and he said his job is ‘messaging.’ So we have a virus on the loose that turns your organs into liquid, and the answer is to appoint a guy to do the messaging.
Oh wait, here is a qualification to be Ebola czar … was a “key player” in praising Solyndra to Obama and Biden, despite the red flags from auditors. Solyndra is now bankrupt. Can we really afford to have some one in charge of Ebola with such a lack of judgement?
Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despite an auditor raising red flags about the company’s finances.
According to The Washington Post, Klain was one of the “key players” in the scandal while he worked for Vice President Joe Biden: “Ron Klain, then Biden’s chief of staff, dismissed auditor’s concerns about Solyndra’s solvency, reasoning that all innovative companies come with risk.”
Another Solyndra email, reported by Fox News, indicated that Biden’s office were all fans of Solyndra, and that the staff “about had an orgasm” at the prospect of an Energy Department loan.
UPDATEI I: Can this appointment become any more of a joke? As it appears, Ron Klain will be reporting to former U.N. ambassador and current National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Yes, that same Susan Rice who lost all credibility by going on five network Sunday shows and lied that the terrorist Benghazi Consulate attack was the result of a video tape.
It should be frightening to all Americans that the CDC is this political …
US Rep. Steve Scalise(R-LA) confronted CDC Director Frieden over the Ebola situation and putting a travel ban in place or at the very least to stop issuing visas to individuals from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to the US. The answers that he received from the CDC Director were nothing short of political stonewalling and non-answers.
How can there not be a travel ban from individuals from West Africa, after all … that’s how other African countries saved themselves, they closed their borders. So if it was good for African countries to do so, why is it also not okay for America? What is Obama’s issue and agenda? During the hearing the CDC director claimed that CDC was open to travel ban. Hmm … but is Obama and will it be too late if he finally is forced to?
IS THE CDC ON OUR SIDE OR NOT … THE CDC SAY THEY KNOW EVERYTHING AND HAVE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE APPEAR TO KNOW LITTLE.
Are you kidding me, a nurse that had treated an Ebola patient who died, and a second healthcare worker infected with the virus, was allowed to board a plane with a low grade fever. I am speechless.The second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola, Amber Joy Vinson, traveled by air October 13, with a low-grade fever, a day before she showed up at the hospital reporting symptoms. How did the CDC give this individual a green light to travel? The Frontier plane in question made five additional flights before it was finally taken out of service. Making matters worse, if possible, Dr. LaPook on the CBS Evening News. said,“This nurse, Nurse Vinson, did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5, and the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her temperature wasn’t 100.4 or higher she didn’t officially fall into the category of high risk.” UNREAL!!!
How do you let anyone who had exposure to an Ebola patient with any type of fever get on a plane? These are the folks that we are entrusting protocols to? Really?
The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola — now identified as Amber Joy Vinson of Dallas — traveled by air Oct. 13, with a low-grade fever, a day before she showed up at the hospital reporting symptoms.
The CDC is now reaching out to all passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT.
All 132 passengers on the flight are being asked to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636). Public health professionals will begin interviewing passengers about the flight Wednesday afternoon.
“Although she (Vinson) did not report any symptoms and she did not meet the fever threshold of 100.4, she did report at that time she took her temperature and found it to be 99.5,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden. Her temperature coupled with the fact that she had been exposed to the virus should have prevented her from getting on the plane, he said. “I don’t think that changes the level of risk of people around her. She did not vomit, she was not bleeding, so the level of risk of people around her would be extremely low.”
The day before she went to the hospital with Ebola symptoms, Amber Vinson was flying halfway across the country on a commercial jet with 132 other people.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she never should have stepped foot on the flight, but another federal official told CNN that no one at the agency stopped her.
Before flying from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, Vinson called the CDC to report an elevated temperature of 99.5 Fahrenheit. She informed the agency that she was getting on a plane, the official said, and she wasn’t told not to board the aircraft.
- Frontier Flight 2042 departed to Dallas on Oct. 14 at 8:11 a.m. CDT and arrived in Cleveland at 11:14 a.m. EDT
- Frontier Flight 1104 departed Cleveland on Oct. 14 at 12:24 p.m. EDT and arrived in Fort Lauderdale at 3 p.m. EDT
- Frontier Flight 1105 departed Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 14 at 4:02 p.m. EDT and arrived in Cleveland at 6:16 p.m. EDT
- Frontier Flight 1101 departed Cleveland on Oct. 14 7:24 p.m. EDT and arrived in Atlanta at 9:03 p.m. EDT
- Frontier Flight 1100 departed Atlanta on Oct. 14 at 10:12 p.m. EDT and arrived in Cleveland at 11:19 p.m. EDT
- Frontier jet lands in Denver Wednesday afternoon and is taken to a Frontier maintenance hanger for further decontamination cleanup procedures.
WAPO/ABC Poll: 67% of Americans Support a Travel Ban From Ebola Affected Countries of West Africa Like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
TWO THIRDS, 67% OF AMERICANS ARE IN FAVOR OF TRAVEL BANS FROM COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY EBOLA … BARACK OBAMA GOLFS.
According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, 67% of Americans are in favor of travel bans for individuals from countries affected by Ebola, namely the West African ravaged countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. JUST 67%? Look for this number to grow considerably after a second transmitted case of Ebola has now been diagnosed in Dallas, Texas.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus in the United States, and about as many in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the federal government is not doing enough to prevent it.
Indeed, more than four in 10 – 43 percent are worried that they or an immediate family member might catch the disease. That’s similar to the level of concern about other viral outbreaks in some previous ABC/Post polls, but more consequential, given Ebola’s high mortality rate.
From The Daily Caller points out that this is not a Republican or Democrat partisan issue … their is support on both sides to put a travel ban in place. Except from the always political, PC, community organizer, Barack Obama.
The public’s support for an Ebola travel ban is growing fast, prompting more Republican and Democratic politicians to demand a White House policy reversal.
Sixty seven percent of Americans said they would favor “restricting entry to the United States by people who’ve been in affected countries,” according to a new poll by The Washington Post and the ABC News.
Only 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on people arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where 4,000 people have already died from the lethal and invasive disease.
That attitude is spurring politicians to challenge President Barack Obama’s repeated opposition to any restrictions on the entry of apparently healthy Africans who may carry the disease.
Obama’s progressive-style opposition to the travel ban may become a problem for Democrats during the remaining three weeks of the 2014 campaign, especially if more Americans are infected with the deadly disease.
A SECOND POSITIVE CASE OF EBOLA IN DALLAS, TEXAS …
A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX. This healthcare worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, now deceased, after he was diagnosed with Ebola. The second unnamed hospital worker is a female that lived alone with no pets. UNREAL The first Texas Health Presbyterian nurse to become infected was Nina Pham. What is the CDC and the Obama White House waiting for … a full scale Ebola pandemic in the United States? It is obvious that this hospital cannot contain the spread of this virus, through no fault of his own. Hospitals and healthcare workers were woefully prepared for this. Get these patients who are infected with Ebola to the four hospitals in the US that specialize in infectious disease!!!
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease.
The health care worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital.
Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored. The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.
The worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was diagnosed with Ebola.
The preliminary Ebola test was run late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and results were received at about midnight.
Confirmatory testing on a separate specimen will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person or exposure to contaminated objects such as needles. People are not contagious before symptoms such as fever develop.
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, health officials said Wednesday — casting further doubt on the hospital’s ability to handle Ebola and protect employees.
The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.
The preliminary Ebola test was done late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and the results came back around midnight. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW INEPT THE FEDS HAVE BEEN IN DEALING WITH EBOLA. PUT A TRAVEL BAN IN PLACE NOW FOR ANYONE FROM WEST AFRICA COUNTRIES RIDDLED WITH EBOLA.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo and over 30 years later the CDC does not have an ironclad strategy and response to it. WHAT!!! Now after the Feds ineptitude and their spokes people looking like the keystone cops, now the CDC says they are going to start to rethink their strategy. GOD HELP US!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday said it is starting to “rethink” its Ebola strategy after the first-ever US transmission of the virus put a “relatively large” number of healthcare workers at risk.
“We’re concerned, and unfortunately would not be surprised if we did see additional [Ebola] cases in healthcare workers who also provided care to the index patient,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said.
A nurse at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was diagnosed with Ebola over the weekend, raising questions about the procedures that were followed when treating Thomas Eric Duncan.
The nurse’s infection “doesn’t change the fact that its possible to take care of Ebola safely, but it does change, substantially, how we approach it,” Frieden said.
Frieden said the government would work with state health departments, hospitals, and outside agencies to bolster outreach and training about handling the virus. That effort will “increase awareness of Ebola and increase the ability to respond rapidly,” Frieden said.
Barack Obama Plays 200th Round of Golf as the Second Ebola Case Emerges in Texas with Healthcare Worker Who Treated Thomas Eric Duncan
THIS PRESIDENT JUST DOES NOT GIVE A $HIT … 200th ROUND OF GOLF AFTER EBOLA PHOTO-OP.
As ‘We the People” of the United States of America learned that there was a second case of Ebola in Texas and the first ever transmitted case of Ebola in America, Barack Obama went golfing. Yup, after Americans learned that a female nurse who cared for and has extensive contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the individual who traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia who died from Ebola, had tested positive for Ebola … The Golfer in Chief once again went golfing for his 200th round since he became president. UNREAL. Obama just doesn’t care. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN? Is he really that detached from reality that he does not comprehend that it is his role to protect America and Americans, not play golf?
Americans are wondering why flights to the US from Liberian are not being banned, nurses and healthcare workers are wondering why they are not being properly trained, I am wondering why those testing positive with Ebola are not sent to specific healthcare facilities that deal with Ebola and Obama plays golf.
After hearing the news shortly after midnight early Sunday morning that a second Ebola case had been diagnosed in a Texas Presbyterian Hospital nurse, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings stayed up through the night putting together an action plan.
In contrast, President Barack Obama’s response is being criticized as not adequately prioritizing the crisis. As Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren tweeted, Obama made a phone call to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and then “headed out to play golf.” CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller had posted that the press corps had been escorted to vans in the presidential motorcade to go to the golf course, but then were led back to the White House for a photo opp of Obama on the phone with Burwell that “lasted only 40 seconds.” Knoller tweeted several photos of Obama wearing a casual windbreaker, sitting at his desk in the Oval Office while speaking on the phone.
Knoller also reported shortly after 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time that Obama has arrived at Fort Belvoir Golf Club for “his 200th round of golf as President.” The Golf Channel confirmed that this was the 200th round of golf for Obama — or, as they dubbed him, the “First Duffer” — since he became president.
17 Year Old Cassidy Charette Killed & 22 Injured During Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride at Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, ME
TRAGEDY DURING HALLOWEEN HAYRIDE …
A mechanical failure is being blamed for the fatal crash that killed a teenager and injured many others during a haunted hayride in Mechanic Falls, Maine. 17 year old Cassidy Charette was killed and 22 other were injured Saturday night during the Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride at Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, west of Lewiston, Maine. The accident took place when a hay wagon being pulled by a Jeep lost control and careened down a hill, where it struck a tree and overturned.
The Saturday night crash claimed the life of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland, Maine, according to the Maine Sate Fire Marshal’s office.
They say that two others were seriously injured. The operator, 54-year-old David Brown of South Paris is being treated at Central Maine Medical Center. A 16-year-old, Connor Garland of Belgrade, was transported to Boston Children’s Hospital for treatment.
Authorities say all 23 people on board were injured. The Fire Marshal says injuries include broken legs, arms, shoulders, and backs.
Many of those injured were treated and released Sunday, but some remain hospitalized.
A teenage girl was killed and 22 others were injured in a hayride crash in Mechanic Falls, Maine, on Saturday night.
At about 11 p.m., the Harvest Hill Farms/Pumpkin Land Facebook group posted:
“Emergency crews are on site and Life Flight was called in to transport those needing urgent care. The accident occurred at the Gauntlet Haunted Night ride, a separate venue from Pumpkin Land, our daytime Family Fall venue. However Pumpkin Land will be closed Sunday while authorities investigate the accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured.”
Texas Nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola … “Extensive Contact” on “Multiple Cccasions” with Deceased Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan
Now we have the 1st case of Ebola transmission in the United States …
- From the Texas Department of State Healthcare Services, a nurse at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola. The healthcare worker is considered the first case of Ebola transmitted infection in the United States. The unnamed healthcare worker, Patient #2, is said to have has “extensive contact” om “multiple occasions” with Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who is now deceased. According to Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Protection, in an press conference on Sunday said that a “breach of protocol” was responsible for the transmission of the Ebola virus.
According to reports, the infected worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield when providing care to Duncan. WHEN IN THE HELL IS THE UNITED STATES GOING TO RESTRICT ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FROM WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES RAMPED WITH EBOLA? It is obvious that there will always be one-off mistakes when it comes to the treatment of a patient that is or is not suspected of Ebola. Travel restrictions and quarantine is an obvious way to prevent from having to deal with this insidious disease in the United States.
A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at the state public health laboratory in Austin. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. The preliminary ?test result was received late Saturday.
“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”
“That health care worker is a heroic person who provided care to Mr. Duncan,” Dallas Judge Clay Jenkins said at the first news conference.
Dr. Daniel Varga of Texas Health Resources, which owns the hospital, said that the worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield when providing care to Duncan. Varga did not identify the worker and said the family of the worker has “requested total privacy.”
At the second news conference several hours later, Frieden said the new case had occurred because of a “breach of protocol” for treating potential Ebola patients and indicated that it was possible that additional cases could be reported among other health care workers exposed because of “a breach of the same nature.”
Dr. David Lakey of the Texas Department of State Health Services said the health care worker had “extensive contact” with Duncan.
Thomas Eric Duncan, Dallas Patient Dies From Ebola … Jesse Jackson Looking to Cash In on Unfair Treatment … “We know there’s different treatment among blacks in this country.”
A note to the family and friends of the departed, do not disgrace his memory with a Jesse Jackson shakedown …
10 days after he was admitted to a Texas hospital, Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday from Ebola. Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola when he traveled from Liberia to the United States to visit family and friends, departing Liberia on September 19 and became sick with the disease while in Dallas, Texas. Ebola has a 50% mortality rate and to date there is no known cure. Death is never easy to deal with, but lets keep this specific incident in perspective. Louise Troh, Duncan’s longtime partner, said through a public relations firm that she believes “a thorough examination will take place regarding all aspects of his care.” Enter Jesse Jackson, race-baiter, opportunist, shakedown artist and family spokesman said, “He got sick and went to the hospital and was turned away, and that’s the turning point here.” Hmm, is Jackson blaming Obamacare? What Jackson is looking to do is go for the out of court settlement with the hospital and get his stipend.
Let’s look and examine just how Thomas Eric Duncan came to find himself in Dallas, Texas. Duncan came to the United States after having lied on his exit documents in leaving West Africa that he’d had contact with the virus, even though he had direct contact an Ebola-stricken pregnant woman, who later died. Thomas Eric Duncan answered “no” to questions about whether he’d cared for someone with the virus. Let us also examine how he put so many unsuspecting individuals at risk because of this lie.
Several Ebola patients treated in the United States have survived, but the first person ever diagnosed with the deadly virus on American soil didn’t.
Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday at a Texas hospital, 10 days after he was admitted.
“Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing,” hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said in a statement.
Duncan’s family is devastated, their pastor told reporters. And the woman he had planned to marry is haunted by “what ifs” about his care.
One question family members have asked repeatedly: Would the outcome have been different if doctors had admitted Duncan to hospital on September 25, the first time he showed up with a fever and stomach pain?
“What if they had taken him right away? And what if they had been able to get treatment to him earlier?” Pastor George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas told reporters.
“He got sick and went to the hospital and was turned away, and that’s the turning point here,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a spokesman for the family, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
UPDATE I: At a news conference following the vigil, Jackson was asked if he thought there was an issue of racism at play.
Without coming out and saying it was racism, Jesse Jackson said that the treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan was racism. Good grief. I guess Jackson believes that Ebola is racist too.
“I don’t want to say that, only because that could become the headline,” he said. “Whether you are white in Atlanta or whether you are white in Nebraska or black in Dallas — we know there’s different treatment among blacks in this country.”
But his tone had changed since the morning. Before he left the city, Jackson spoke highly of Duncan’s care.
“I think they’ve done a marvelous recovery, and we want to embrace the hospital staff and work with them on his recovery,” he said.
However, Jackson added that he remains concerned that Duncan was sent home from the hospital the first time he sought help there.
Yup, here it comes … call the “wahmbulance … the Ebola patient who should never have been allowed in the United States, had he told the truth and received medical care received “unfair” treatment. UNREAL.
Ebola patient Thomas Duncan died in the hospital in Dallas Wednesday, after weeks of being treated for the virus, and just hours later his nephew, Joe Weeks, spoke out against the “unfair” way he believes his uncle was being treated by the hospital.
In comments to ABC News, Weeks says his uncle did not receive the same level of care as Ashoka Mukpo, the NBC freelance cameraman who returned to the U.S. for treatment after being stricken with Ebola. He questions why his uncle wasn’t moved to a hospital where two other Ebola patients were successfully treated.