UNBELIEVABLE … CDC OK’d Ebola Patient Amber Joy Vinson to Travel By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever

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.”

Just how incompetent are the folks at the CDC?

 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.

 UPDATE I: After Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas, the same Frontier Airlines plane made five additional trips.

  • 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.

CDC Says It Is Starting to “Rethink” the Ebola Strategy

 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!

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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.

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YES IT IS NUTS … Salon Interview Compares Death of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown to the Symbolic Killing of Barack Obama

This might be the most colossally ignorant, foolish and ridiculous conclusion ever …

An author schilling his book in a Salon interview, whose name and title of book will go unnamed for obvious “moonbat” reasons, stated during an entirely too long diatribe that some how the killings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were some how a symbolic killing of Barack Obama. HUH? The dimwitted individual said the following, “But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.” Wrong Keebler, it is not only NUTS, it is frigging INSANE. The intellectually challenged author claims that there has been a rise in racism because of Obama being called names and how he was treated. I guessed he must have missed the George W. Bush years when he was called everything from stupid to Hitler. You also must have missed the 2006 movie, “Death of a President,”  where Bush is assassinated by a sniper after making a speech in Chicago in October 2007. Hmm … what would you call that GENIUS?

The LEFT continues it’s lame defense of Obama as racism.

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But with Barack Obama, racism has become ordinary discourse since his election in a way that it wasn’t before, and the contempt and the ridicule with which Republicans treat him. Not even Bill Clinton, who they felt they could disparage because they thought he was a dumb white cracker, not even Bill Clinton has been treated the way Barack Obama has been treated. He’s been treated as if he’s an impostor, an interloper and as scum.

I mean, the things that have been said about Michelle Obama, the way she’s talked about on Fox News, you know, forget about Twitter or comments on news stories or anything like that where all the morons live, but the way she’s been talked about, can you imagine Laura Bush ever being talked about that way? Laura Bush actually killed somebody. But that was never mentioned, that was never talked about, because it was impolite to bring it up.

Anyway, don’t let me go on like this. But, yeah, yeah. And when you look at the things … when you look at the murder of Trayvon Martin, when you look at the murder of Michael Brown, when you look at those situations, it’s not unrelated to Obama being president, but it’s more the way in which the country has reframed itself or rewritten itself since his election, with all kinds of people saying to themselves, maybe never putting it into words, just feeling it, “There’s a f*cking n—er in the White House? Well f*ck you, n—er, whoever you are.” And an inchoate loathing and hatred that seeks out its targets.

I’m not a psychiatrist, I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown, I don’t know what their motives are, I don’t know what kind of people they are, what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.

EXIT COMMENT TO MOONBAT AUTHOR … It would appear that a majority of Americans think Barack Obama is a failure, many of which most likely voted for him in 2008 and 2012. Even USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page stated over the weekend on “Face the nation’ that “a lot of Americans have that the world is not only a dangerous place but that government is not competent to handle it. […] I think that is a very dangerous thing for President Obama. The sense that his administration is not competent to protect the American people that is the most fundamental job of a US president. I think it is a big factor in the midterm elections.”

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.

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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.

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 …

  1. 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.

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PIC from CNN VIDEO, click here to watch VIDEO

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.”

UPDATE I: ‘Breach of Protocol’ Led to Caregiver Being Exposed to Ebola: CDC Chief.

“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.

DEMOCRAT DODGEBALL … Democrat Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Won’t Even Say If She Voted For Barack Obama

Why on earth would anyone from Kentucky vote for a candidate who could not answer just a simple question as, who did you vote for?

Hey Alison Lundergan Grimes, this is not supposed to be a trick question. Democrat Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes continually evaded and dodged the “did you vote for Obama” question as she was looking to get the endorsement from the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board.  As Patches O’Hoolihan would say, “If you can dodge a vote for Obama question, you can dodge a ball.”  Grimes is taking on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. According to RCP,  McConnell is ahead by 3% points and the polls are all started to trend in his direction.

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes, who is hoping to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, refused today to say whether she voted for President Obama.

Grimes, who was seeking the endorsement from the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board, repeatedly dodged the question.

Sure, it’s a sad commentary on Obama. But it is also, quite simply, one of the most craven performances I have ever seen on the campaign trail.

Why would a Democrat candidate just answer the question and say, yes I voted for Obama? She is a Democrat, who honestly thinks that she voted for John McCain in 2008 or Mitt Romney in 2012? However, this is the painful extent that Democrats are willing to go to distance themselves from Barack Obama and his toxic presidency.

Obama White House Link to 2012 Cartagena, Colombia Prostitution Scandal

MORE FROM THE MOST TRANSPARANT WHITE HOUSE EVER: What a shock, The Obama White House knew … Let’s add one more scandal to the Obama presidency.

Courtesy of the WAPO, the White House told us prior to the 2012 election that there was no one involved with the WH advance team involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia in 2012. we were told it was just Secret Service and military individuals involved. White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member. It gets even better, the lead investigator into the Secret Service prostitution scandal told Senate staffers that he was directed to delay the release of the report until after the 2012 election.

Jay the Carney states to media that there was no evidence of misconduct by White House advance team, hmm … really?

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As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved.

The information that the Secret Service shared with the White House included hotel records and firsthand accounts — the same types of evidence the agency and military relied on to determine who in their ranks was involved.

The Secret Service shared its findings twice in the weeks after the scandal with top White House officials, including then-White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. Each time, she and other presidential aides conducted an interview with the advance-team member and concluded that he had done nothing wrong.

Meanwhile, the new details also show that a separate set of investigators in the inspector general’s office of the Department of Homeland Security — tasked by a Senate committee with digging more deeply into misconduct on the trip — found additional evidence from records and eyewitnesses who had accompanied the team member in Colombia.

The lead investigator later told Senate staffers that he felt pressure from his superiors in the office of Charles K. Edwards, who was then the acting inspector general, to withhold evidence — and that, in the heat of an election year, decisions were being made with political considerations in mind.

“We were directed at the time .?.?. to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election,” David Nieland, the lead investigator on the Colombia case for the DHS inspector general’s office, told Senate staffers, according to three people with knowledge of his statement.

Nieland added that his superiors told him “to withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the administration.”

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.

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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.

UPDATE II: Nephew of Thomas Duncan Decries ‘Unfair’ Treatment.

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.

Former Defense & CIA Director Leon Panetta Says … From Beginning, I Thought Benghazi Was a “Terrorist Attack”

Former Defense & CIA Director Leon Panetta in an interview with NBC Today stated that from the beginning, he thought the attack on the Benghazi consulate on September 11, 2012 was a “Terrorist Attack”. But of course that did not go along with Barack Obama’s reelection narrative that Al-Qaeda was on the run. Instead, Obama and his minions would blame the attack on a video. Lately, Panetta has been highly critical of Obama. It is just too bad he did not speak up or resign at the time out of principle. But as Panaetta’s buddy Hillary Clinton says, “What difference does it make?”

“You know, I didn’t have any specific information but, the fact was, when you bring grenade launchers to a demonstration there’s something else going on. And, I just from the very beginning sensed that this was an attack. This was a terrorist attack.”

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement on Ebola In The US … “Really, Another Countries Economy is not the Criteria as to Whether We Put Our Families ar Risk”

I agree with Judge Jeanine 100% …

From ‘Justice’ with Judge Jeanine, this is a much watch VIDEO commentary. Judge Jeanine is at her best. Who at this point really trusts out government to be honest with us? When will this president understand that it is his job to protect Americans, not the world! Who trusts our government when they say the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is low? As Judge Jeanine Pirro aptly states and reminds us, right, and you can keep your doctor and healthcare plan too,  Al-Qaeda is on the run and ISIS is not Islamic.

Ebola, what a mess.

No one, and I mean no one should be allowed to enter the United States from any West African nation ravaged with Ebola. And any American citizen who goes there and wants to come home needs to be quarantined for 21 days until we figure out what we are doing.

WAPO: Out of control – How the world’s health organizations failed to stop the Ebola disaster.

Hmm, pretty amazing that the WAPO failes to mention that Obama was asleep at the switch. How long have we known about Ebola?

Shaken, he flew back to the United States on Aug. 31 and immediately briefed President Obama by phone. The window to act was closing, he told the president in the 15-minute call.

That conversation, nearly six months after the World Health Organization (WHO) learned of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, was part of a mounting realization among world leaders that the battle against the virus was being lost. As of early September, with more than 1,800 confirmed Ebola deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there was still no coordinated global response. Alarmed U.S. officials realized they would need to call in the military.

Obama eventually ordered 3,000 military personnel to West Africa; about 200 had arrived by the beginning of this month. They will be joined by health workers from countries such as Britain, China and Cuba. Canada and Japan are sending protective gear and mobile laboratories. Nonprofit organizations such as the Gates Foundation also are contributing. But it’s not at all clear that this belated muscular response will be enough to quell the epidemic before it takes tens of thousands of lives.

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