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Ebola: Family Originally Asked to Remain In Their Apartment Left It, And Were Then Hit With a Legal Quarantine Order with Criminal Consequences

I understand why the family did not want to remain in the apartment. I keep hitting the point that when it comes to infectious diseases, human nature becomes the unwitting co-conspirator with the virus.

People keep doing things to help spread the virus -- they don't want to remain in quarantine. They don't want to come clean with Visa officers about their contact with the disease.

And they will keep doing so. They always have. That's how these things spread.

Which is why the State, alas, must act coercively, and tell them: No, we're not asking you to remain in your home. We are legally compelling you to do so.

Why this was not done sooner in Dallas I don't know. I don't know who has jurisdiction here -- the feds, or the state authorities, or both.

I would ignore the Daily Mail's use of the term "break out" here, as in "the family broke out of the apartment." I don't know what "break out" means. I suppose it's a hyped-up way to say "left."

But still, the people who have been most exposed to the American ebola outbreak did leave their homes, and that is extremely dangerous.

The exposed relatives of the contagious patient tried to break out of their apartment where the sweat-soaked, contaminated bedsheets and towels still lie.

...

The patient's quarantined girlfriend Louise told CNN on Thursday that she had not been told what to do with the soiled linens used by Mr Duncan when he was ill and had not been given food.

The woman has been legally ordered to stay inside her Dallas apartment with her 13-year-old child and two nephews, who are both in their twenties, as they came in direct contact with Mr Duncan.

...

The quarantined family members of Ebola sufferer Thomas Eric Duncan had tried to escape their Dallas apartment after being told they had to stay inside because they were at risk, having been around Mr Duncan while he was contagious...

It also appears that Mr Duncan did not mention his close contact with a severe case of Ebola to his partner Louise, with whom he has one child.

...

School administrators appealed for calm as none of the children have shown symptoms and are being monitored at home, where they will likely remain for three weeks.

The good news is, for now, by some miracle, the other exposed people in this family are not yet showing ebola symptoms (at least according to the woman of the house, who is a nurse's aid (or something) and is checking temperatures "hourly.")

So that's something (maybe).

Meanwhile, the CDC and Texas health officials and Dallas government officials are "clamming up" per The Hill, and, in my opinion, getting testy.

Health officials are refusing to answer growing questions about their response to the first Ebola case in the United States.

Under intense questioning from reporters, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas health department and the City of Dallas repeatedly declined Thursday to provide details about the steps being taken to prevent an outbreak....

Neither would Lakey explain why the quarantine order was necessary, saying only that it brings "confidence" that key medical monitoring will take place...

Well, per the above article, the Daily Mail at least is claiming the quarantine order was needed because the family wasn't staying put.

The Hill notes that officials are undermining themselves by being coy about facts:



But limiting disclosure can undermine agencies' credibility when information spills out on its own. 



Neither Texas nor the CDC has confirmed Duncan's identity or his flight path through Brussels and Washington, for example.

Okay, so we all know that Duncan travelled through Brussels and Dulles (Virginia), right?

Presumably officials know if the Daily Mail is right -- if a legal quarantine was secured because the family would not obey a mere advisory to stay put.

So why are officials not saying so?

My theory is that they don't want to "create a panic."

And I will say for the hundredth time that being cagey about the truth feeds panic.

People aren't this dumb. When you're withholding things from them, they know you're withholding things from them -- and they wonder why.

And how do you expect them to then take you at your word when you try to reassure them?

Reporters got snippy with health and government officials in Dallas:


The event became increasingly confrontational.

...


"It is, at best, disorganized out there and we have some members of the press that are creating a bit more of that," he said. "We need everybody to be professional."

Rick Perry needs to bigfoot all this nonsense and take over control of this whole operation, personally.

Why Are They Still In the Apartment At All? I was trying to figure out why they left.

Here's a plausible reason.

The girlfriend there says that officials haven't told her what to do to clean the apartment, or how to dispose of the sweat-soaked sheets.

He vomited in the apartment. So the apartment is a hot zone.

Now, this family may not be infected yet, but we're keeping them in a place where the chances of infection are Very High.

So of course they'd want to get out of there.

Why are we keeping them there, as opposed to moving them to a quarantine facility where they don't have to worry about ebola on the floor or on the sheets?

This apartment seems to me to be the exact environment where you can catch ebola pretty easily -- so why expect them to stay put?

It makes sense to keep low-chance-of-infection people in their own homes -- but not people with a high chance of infection. And not in homes that are themselves likely swimming with ebola virus!

I don't know, it just seems like we're doing All the Wrong Things here.

Update: For just these very-serious-chance-of-infection folks, to get them out of this very-likely-filled-with-ebola apartment, why don't we just move them, temporarily, to a mobile home kinda out in the desert?

A commenter suggests that. It seems to make sense to me.

Frankly, this family must be pretty scared of catching ebola just from their apartment -- and that's not irrational.

Posted by: Ace at 05:16 PM




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1 not last

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 02, 2014 05:18 PM (F2IAQ)

2 not last

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 02, 2014 05:18 PM (F2IAQ)

3 Top Men.

Posted by: Witchfinder at October 02, 2014 05:18 PM (E1Cat)

4 Rick Perry needs to bigfoot all this nonsense and take over control of this whole operation, personally.-Ace

But will Uncle Barack let him?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 02, 2014 05:18 PM (F2IAQ)

5 We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.

Posted by: John McCain at October 02, 2014 05:19 PM (kFxpe)

6
Don't miss this Ace:

https://twitter.com/wfaachannel8/status/517739906211528704

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 02, 2014 05:19 PM (mgE2f)

7 I'm prepared to lose Dallas.

Posted by: Rick Perry at October 02, 2014 05:20 PM (7V0lh)

8 Still want to secede, you redneck yahoos? Lol! This would NEVER happen in New York! Lol! SMH.

Posted by: Leftard at October 02, 2014 05:20 PM (ts+QD)

9 Rick Perry needs to bigfoot all this nonsense and take over control of this whole operation, personally.




Well someone in authority certainly needs to do so.

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:20 PM (txvbW)

10 This just gets worse by the day

Posted by: tinfoil baby at October 02, 2014 05:20 PM (hqVUe)

11 The good news is, for now, by some miracle the other exposed people in this family are not yet showing ebola symptoms. So that's something (maybe).

With all the talk of a 21 day incubation period, the fact that they aren't showing symptoms yet is hardly reassuring.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at October 02, 2014 05:21 PM (PMGbu)

12 The administration going radio-silent about one of their missteps. You don't say.

Posted by: Ambassador Stevens at October 02, 2014 05:21 PM (kFxpe)

13 Know when I chose the user name "zombie"?

Back in 1987, on a BBS yo had to dial in to with a 14.4 modem.

People laughed back then. But I've stuck with it ever since.

Damn, was I prescient. Now that the zombie apocalypse is upon us, I am a Respected Elder.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:21 PM (/UYSJ)

14 Now this is what I call an October Surprise

Posted by: Ezekiel Emanuel at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (kFxpe)

15 Have you seen my friend 'Marshall' (sic)? Yeah - the guy with the really short last name.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (R5qgD)

16 Frankly you're an idiot if you're concerned about this at all.

Posted by: Shepard Smith at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (HstNY)

17 Austin, you're next.

Posted by: Rick Perry at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (7V0lh)

18 This is one problem that will not go away on it's own.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (cGoQr)

19
I agree Perry needs to take charge, it could be a big moment for him politically as well. I think all these Pollyannas are sending the wrong message.

Kill it before it grows

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (6/J77)

20 (Actually when I chose "zombie" I was thinking of Haitian voodoo zombies -- the originals -- not the George Romero zombies. But hey, I'm flexible.)

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (/UYSJ)

21 Airports are under Federal control.

But a state could, conceivably, set up a quarantine zone around the perimeter of an Airport.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 05:22 PM (e93l3)

22
Remember all that stuff about how America isn't a 3rd world nation and can handle Ebola better than Liberia?

Read that article THEN say that again.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at October 02, 2014 05:23 PM (h53OH)

23 It's so much worse than just that.

They left. Who knows where they went, but they're apparently back now.

The media is being told not to talk to anyone at the apartment complex, but a local news station showed a random mexican yard crew cleaning the vomit sidewalk without so much as a mask.

The EMTs were NOT told that they had been exposed. One came out today saying he drove the Ebola Ambulance after Duncan, and NO ONE contacted him to tell him he may have been exposed. He had to call the CDC himself and is demanding to be tested. Worse, he says the subsequent patients were not told either.

Another elementary has students who were exposed, this time in Richardson.

Oh, and Dallas is having a storm.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:23 PM (eQBH3)

24 13 Back in 1987, on a BBS yo had to dial in to with a 14.4 modem.

LOL. 1200 baud in 1987, if you were lucky. My first modem a couple years later was 1200, and several of the guys on the floor still had 300.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:23 PM (R5qgD)

25 Perry should be proactive, If it is left to the dem poloticos and things go bad it will be blamed on Perry as it was re Bush and floods.

Posted by: willow at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (nqBYe)

26 Back in 1987, on a BBS yo had to dial in to with a 14.4 modem.

I haven't looked this up, but I seem to recall 14.4 not coming out for a couple more years.

Posted by: wooga at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (XkfWS)

27 Still want to secede, you redneck yahoos?



Yes.
Then we wouldn't have the feral gubmint telling us what to do.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (cGoQr)

28
"It also appears that Mr Duncan did not mention his close contact with a severe case of Ebola to his partner Louise, with whom he has one child. "




Hi! I'm the anchor baby. Gotta love me!

Posted by: The Anchor Baby

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (kdS6q)

29 And here we were thinking it was going to be a meteor.

Maybe change the acronym to SPOD (Sweet Plague of Death)?

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (/UYSJ)

30 Howdy folks, welcome to the Texas State Fair

Posted by: Big Tex at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (kFxpe)

31 Oh, and they're under guard by unarmed sheriff dpt staff.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (eQBH3)

32 As someone said over at Steve Sailor's blog.

Quarantine comes from the Italian phrase Quaranta qiorni, or forty days. During the Black Death, ships were quarantined in the port for forty days to prove they didn't have the disease. WE ARE NOW LESS COMPETENT THAN MEDIEVAL PEASANTS.

Posted by: Obama Flag at October 02, 2014 05:25 PM (PJUwm)

33 We'll soon have an "Ebola Fence", or "Fence of Death", along our southern border to stop illegal immigration.

Posted by: Rick Perry at October 02, 2014 05:25 PM (7V0lh)

34
18 This is one problem that will not go away on it's own.
Posted by: rickb223


Of course it will. With no vectors*, the disease will vanish.

*humans.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at October 02, 2014 05:25 PM (h53OH)

35 The only way this is going to be contained now is the Kaiser Soze Solution

Posted by: Sharkman at October 02, 2014 05:25 PM (rXB/r)

36 Don't these people have bleach?

Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2014 05:25 PM (9221z)

37 Our hard drives crashed so we're gonna have to get back to you on that.

Posted by: The CDC at October 02, 2014 05:26 PM (LvVQC)

38 Officials didn't withhold any information. You're obviously just mad because they didn't tell YOU.

Posted by: Kneeling Gassy Tyson at October 02, 2014 05:26 PM (QCo5R)

39 Why this was not done sooner in Dallas I don't know. I don't know who has jurisdiction here -- the feds, or the state authorities, or both.


When I was young it was the county health department in GA. At that time the feds still stuck to federal things.

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2014 05:26 PM (T2V/1)

40 Given the response, are we surprised the mayor of Dallas is a Democrat?

Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (9221z)

41 Perry can, if I am reading things correctly, declare an area wide quarantine. Obviously an extreme measure, but it may come to that.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (eQBH3)

42 I would have bet my last dollar that a man with such creases would be much more proactive.

Posted by: David Brooks at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (kFxpe)

43 I wd have left to be quarantined in a clean shelter. Instead, they are now legally confined in a contaminated area with no one to help them disinfect it. I'm not sure why they aren't removing the dirty linen.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (iQIUe)

44 This is a case where....every thing is big in Texas... doesn't mean a good thing.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (hqVUe)

45 26 Back in 1987, on a BBS yo had to dial in to with a 14.4 modem.

I haven't looked this up, but I seem to recall 14.4 not coming out for a couple more years.
Posted by: wooga


I actually don't remember how fast my first modem was. I just said "14.4" as a euphemism for "impossibly ancient." Yeah, it could have been a 9.6 or whatever.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (/UYSJ)

46 People keep doing things to help spread the virus -- they don't want to remain in quarantine. They don't want to come clean with Visa officers about their contact with the disease.

*cough*

Posted by: Typhoid Mary at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (sDQnB)

47 Of course with something like Ebola they would have put them in isolation in a sanitarium.

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (T2V/1)

48 MOAR PERRY!!!

Posted by: exurbanDoug at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (KavrT)

49 Got a new neighbor, across the street. Works as an E-R doc. I said to him yesterday, "I wouldn't want to be you for the next three weeks."

He had no reply while his couple of year old kids padded around barefoot. His wife has one in the oven.

Thanks, Obama. Your policies have brought America to a precipice we should never have had to peer from.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (Zq4s7)

50
Ace of Spades, Plague Quarters has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:28 PM (iQIUe)

51 HOW you like'm blankets now, pale face.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at October 02, 2014 05:28 PM (kFxpe)

52
Hi! I'm the anchor baby. Gotta love me!

Posted by: The Anchor Baby


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (kdS6q)


Anchor babies. How did we come up with them again?

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:28 PM (txvbW)

53 In Texas he has to work with the Lt Gov and Attorney General. But I don't think that'll be a problem (they've worked well together before)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 02, 2014 05:28 PM (tYbx1)

54 The good news is, for now, by some miracle the other exposed people in this family are not yet showing ebola symptoms. So that's something (maybe).

-------------------------------------


Just like everyone else I'm watching this closely. If no one in his family come down with this disease then I'm really going to start getting suspicious that this was contrived. There really wasn't any ebola to begin with. The regime (and I'm sure the MFM) want to create as many diversions as possible before this election.

And, no, I'm not wearing a tinfoil hat. Just reacting to a regime that will lie profusely and will stop at nothing to divert our attention away from it's failures.

Posted by: Soona at October 02, 2014 05:29 PM (DkhX8)

55 Perry can, if I am reading things correctly, declare an area wide quarantine. Obviously an extreme measure, but it may come to that.



If we seceded, and were our own country, we could do the Sierra Leone method.

"Cross this line & you will be killed"

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:29 PM (cGoQr)

56 The Ebola virus isn't actually contagious. It's just that when someone healthy has contact with an infected person, the healthy person can get it too.

Posted by: Voxsplainer at October 02, 2014 05:29 PM (QCo5R)

57 It makes sense that the apartment is possibly contaminated with the virus. Why isn't the family moved to a trailer out in the middle of nowhere, under guard, and the apartment cleaned by a hazmat crew? Home quarantine makes sense when the virus is already out of control. Right now it makes more sense to move people.

BTW, where are the vaunted FEMA camps when you need them?

Posted by: Obama Flag at October 02, 2014 05:29 PM (PJUwm)

58 In a photo, I see that they delivered crates of bananas. What's up with that???

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:30 PM (iQIUe)

59 Well at least in a Sanitarium, they can learn about the stars and planets, from me.

Posted by: neil degrasse tyson at October 02, 2014 05:30 PM (tYbx1)

60 24 13 Back in 1987, on a BBS yo had to dial in to with a 14.4 modem.

LOL. 1200 baud in 1987, if you were lucky. My first modem a couple years later was 1200, and several of the guys on the floor still had 300.
Posted by: akula51


I was even less techo-savvy back then than I am now; I probably had no idea how "fast" my modem was! I just retroactively assumed "14.4" because I now cannot even visualize a modem slower than that.

I do remember, however, that I was using a Mac Plus.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:30 PM (/UYSJ)

61 What about the people in the neighboring apartments?

Posted by: Y-not at October 02, 2014 05:30 PM (zDsvJ)

62 Of course, "Dallas" isn't really just Dallas. It's already spread into Richardson.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:31 PM (eQBH3)

63 Rick Perry needs to mandate HPV vaccines for all those that have been exposed the the Ebola virus.

Posted by: Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils, But Ebola Death Might Be at October 02, 2014 05:31 PM (nbGZj)

64
The other side of this is, beyond a government order to fester in place, that same government has to monitor the site, secure it against intrusion, send in food, medical support and haul out the hazmat.

From the above, doesn't sound like the Feds or locals are up to speed on that.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 05:31 PM (kdS6q)

65 Old Reactionary Paradigm: "During the Black Death, ships were quarantined in the port for forty
days to prove they didn't have the disease. "

New Progressive Paradigm: Prove I'm Ebola positive.

The new paradigm will fade rather quickly as the red areas on the map swell.

Posted by: pep at October 02, 2014 05:32 PM (4nR9/)

66 The important thing is that this is all Rick Perry's fault, who is a Republicans and not Obama's fault, or any other progressive Democrat.

Again, just to summarize, Rick Perry, the Republican, is at fault here.

Posted by: ProgMedia at October 02, 2014 05:32 PM (ZPrif)

67 Every other bureaucraxy has been weaponized against the American people. Why not the cdc?

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at October 02, 2014 05:32 PM (OJLQw)

68 Things will be simply wonderful in Ebolatopia.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:32 PM (NeFrd)

69 Check out the pic of the guy delivering food.

!Check.out.his .T-shirt!

Posted by: Typhoid Mary at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (sDQnB)

70 I'm starting to wonder if the whole thing isn't a way to make sure Perry doesn't get a Presidential nomination. Everything is political to Obama. It's another situation where Perry has limited authority.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (Lqy/e)

71 At some point, this will get really bad, and due to supply disruptions both I and all of my neighboring stores will run out of Kodiak.

Sigh...

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (R5qgD)

72 "What about the people in the neighboring apartments?"

Read a report today about a mom who lives in the complex and has kids who go to one of the impacted schools. Her children were playing with other kids outside the complex last weekend. Pray for them.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (eQBH3)

73 Anchor babies. How did we come up with them again?
Posted by: D-Lamp a

Hawaii? American woman & Kenyan man?

Just a guess

;-)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (F2IAQ)

74 I was even less techo-savvy back then than I am
now; I probably had no idea how "fast" my
modem was! I just retroactively assumed "14.4"
because I now cannot even visualize a modem
slower than that.



I had a computer at work in 1999 that "talked" to our customers computers. 300 baud. Fortune 500 company.
And people wondered why I was a Y2k prepper.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (cGoQr)

75 How would you like to be the next door neighbors?

Posted by: Golfman at NC at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (wVWRM)

76 If I were that family, I would be long gone by now. Somewhere clean to hole up and hope for the best. At the very least, I would be screaming bloody murder (no pun intended) for a hazmat cleanup and a 24/7 nursing staff.

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (g+qqc)

77 The regime (and I'm sure the MFM) want to create as many diversions as possible before this election.



And, no, I'm not wearing a tinfoil hat.


Yeah, you kind of are. This sort of demonstrated, potentially lethal incompetence and mendacity doesn't incline people to vote for you.

Posted by: pep at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (4nR9/)

78 Every other bureaucraxy has been weaponized against the American people. Why not the cdc?
Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at October 02, 2014 05:32 PM (OJLQw)

Be careful for what you wish for

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 02, 2014 05:34 PM (F2IAQ)

79 I was even less techo-savvy back then than I am now;
I probably had no idea how "fast" my modem was! I just retroactively
assumed "14.4" because I now cannot even visualize a modem slower than
that.



I do remember, however, that I was using a Mac Plus.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:30 PM (/UYSJ)


I believe the original acoustic modems were 300 baud. The 1200 baud units were a dramatic improvement. I think it was well into the 90s before they had 14.4.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:34 PM (txvbW)

80 So here's another of Obama's messes Perry is going to have to clean up.

Posted by: Y-not at October 02, 2014 05:34 PM (zDsvJ)

81 2400 baud modem over roaming cell 'phone ($1/min) downloading jpeg images from JPL.

Yes, I did.

Posted by: Harry Hermit Esq at October 02, 2014 05:34 PM (SxBse)

82 Well since I left Liberia,
I've found a new place to dwell.
It's down at the end of Quarantine St.
The Outbreak Hotel.

Posted by: Ebola Presely at October 02, 2014 05:34 PM (X9WzR)

83 New Progressive Paradigm: Prove I'm Ebola positive.



Redneck ebola test?
BANG!
Well, you're positive. You are bleeding out.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:35 PM (cGoQr)

84
Like with SMOD, et al, it's become easier and easier to accept the end of civilization as we know it.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:35 PM (iQIUe)

85 Yep, big thunderstorm rolling through Big D E right now. That'll wash all them germs away.

Posted by: Tex at October 02, 2014 05:35 PM (iyK4L)

86 "Rick Perry needs to bigfoot all this nonsense and take over control of this whole operation, personally."

For Perry, this is turning into a high-risk/high-reward situation.

Handle this personally and competently, and his Presidential stock soars.

Fumble it, and....

Posted by: THE TICK at October 02, 2014 05:35 PM (iV6RN)

87 can we cuss yet?...I won't but I wanna.

Posted by: adams and hawkeye are my favorites at October 02, 2014 05:35 PM (WHq1f)

88 Pray for them.
Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (eQBH3)

If only prayers could disinfect.


But, pray anyway.

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 05:35 PM (g+qqc)

89 58 In a photo, I see that they delivered crates of bananas. What's up with that???
Posted by: The Progs


I know -- I'm surprised we haven't heard cries of "racism!" yet.

Look at the photo in the Daily Mail link (Ace's first link); half the boxes of free food delivered to the Africans were boxes of bananas.

Way to affirm stereotypes, Red Cross!

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (/UYSJ)

90 Lovely woman walking through the waste water runoff in sandals.

That picture could have been taken any where in the 3rd world.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (l3vZN)

91 Does anyone here really think this government can do an effective quarantine? They have already botched this one.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (jucos)

92 2400 baud modem over roaming cell 'phone
($1/min) downloading jpeg images from JPL.
Yes, I did.
Posted by: Harry Hermit


Pr0n downloads even back then.....

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (cGoQr)

93 Does this mean we are going to get bombarded with outbreak movies?

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (iQIUe)

94 >>>t makes sense that the apartment is possibly contaminated with the virus. Why isn't the family moved to a trailer out in the middle of nowhere, under guard, and the apartment cleaned by a hazmat crew? Home quarantine makes sense when the virus is already out of control. Right now it makes more sense to move people.

i just added this as an update.

You're right, why are they being held in Ebola Central, and why would you expect them to remain there and chance being infected?

Posted by: ace at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (/FnUH)

95 Rick Perry needs to bigfoot all this nonsense and take over control of this whole operation, personally.


**************

There's a huge problem with this and I can already sense that the media will try to lay blame on the state of Texas for something that should not have been part of their particular job description.


The clean up.


That is all on the Feds.

That is their responsibility and here is why--

for very good and obvious reasons--not everyone gets to "play" or experiment with Ebola.

Ebola is a controlled "substance" for lack of a better term and it is controlled by the Fed.


The CDC has it in their labs, Fort Detrick and maybe some other military facilities--and

NIH.

Also Scripps Lab in San Diego and the other university labs that are funded --most often by NIH to do research on ebola because it has always had the potential to be used in biological warfare.

I think even some of the funding for Zmapp was made available through the US Army research funding.

So those are the people that are most familiar with Ebola, best able to handle it--and more importantly best equipped to handle clean up.

The plan of action for doing exactly that should have happened months ago.

The West African outbreak has been raging for months.


There's absolutely no excuse for this and the responsibility lies squarely on the CDC.

They had only one patient to clean up after or to make sure that was accomplished, they had months to consider that possibility and they have --

failed, miserably.

To add insult to injury during the telephone press conference they sat back and let the low guys on the totem pole, the agency that has the least familiarity and duty to be handling ebola --

The Dallas Health Department to take the wrap for this.

It is an abject failure.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (RJMhd)

96 I just can't understand how the CDC doesn't have clean up crews and isolation wards ready to go. Weren't they telling us things were so much better over? The exposed family might as well be in an African hut.

And those poor people cleaning up the sidewalk...

It seems like Perry has let Dallas/the CDC handle things so far, but that needs to stop now. At least we have a legally binding quarantine order...

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:37 PM (eQBH3)

97 Yep, big thunderstorm rolling through Big D E right now. That'll wash all them germs away.

Why am I getting a mental image of the incinerator smoke being brought down to the ground by the rain in Return of the Living Dead?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at October 02, 2014 05:37 PM (PMGbu)

98 Oh for fuck's sake, this bitch knowingly brought her ebola contaminated boyfriend to the US.

They should all be in prison quarantine.

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 02, 2014 05:37 PM (uX9T0)

99
Hawaii? American woman Kenyan man?



Just a guess



;-)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (F2IAQ)


Actually George Will and Ann Coulter both wrote articles on this very issue.

George Will.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/26/AR2010032603077.html


Ann Coulter.

http://humanevents.com/2010/08/04/justice-brennans-footnote-gave-us-anchor-babies/

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:37 PM (txvbW)

100 Why is "Baby Can You Dig Your Man?" playing on the radio?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 02, 2014 05:37 PM (oFCZn)

101 Pray for them.
Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM
(eQBH3)


If only prayers could disinfect.


-----

Dear God; Please send the fire & brimstone.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (cGoQr)

102 91 Does anyone here really think this government can do an effective quarantine?

They would probably issue 'waivers' to the chosen few.
Just like they did with Obamacare.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (e93l3)

103 I know this is a serious thread and its early but....damn....Chris Tillman looks good early.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (OWjjx)

104 Mr. President, whose advice did you rely upon before stating that the chance of ebola reaching the US was "remote," and why haven't you fired him?

Posted by: Alternate reality WH reporter at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (sDQnB)

105 Yeah, they didn't start phase shift keying and all that other mathematical stuff that gives me gas thinking about it until the early 90s iirc. Since everything was geared off of the signal changing, and you could only have twice the number of signal changes as the bandwidth available (and pretty much everything over copper way back then was around 2700Hz in the center of normal human hearing), you couldn't go higher than 5400 baud. Each signal change started representing more than one bit which is when 9600bps (yet still 2400baud) modems were the rage.

Fuck, oops. Memory fart.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (R5qgD)

106 Every news report I've seen says that people should stay calm, because nobody exposed to this Liberian Ebola carrier "is showing symptoms."

Since we know it can take weeks before one "shows symptoms" after an exposure to the Ebola virus, the fact that the people currently being watched are not "showing symptoms" means nothing.

In 2-3 weeks from now if they're still not showing symptoms, then we can probably relax, but saying they have no symptoms now so we don't need to worry makes no sense at all.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (HvsPx)

107 So is this bitch a Liberian too? We don't have enough native born section 8 people? We have to import them?

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (uX9T0)

108 I'd image if this happened in Manhattan, fed bureaucrats and beltway journalists would react differently.

But, it's only Texas.

Posted by: 13times at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (WHVu+)

109 If I would've known we were all going to die from Ebola, I would have let the bird flue or swine flu or acid rain or global warming take me.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (+lsX1)

110 >>>Perry should be proactive, If it is left to the dem
poloticos and things go bad it will be blamed on Perry as it was re Bush
and floods.

Posted by: willow at October 02, 2014 05:24 PM (nqBYe)<<<

Exactly. It's always the governor and local authority's fault!!!

Posted by: Kathleen Blanco and Ray "Chocolate City" Nagin at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (X9WzR)

111 The Gatewaypundit has pictures of some guys hosing off the sidewalk with no protection gear on.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (b6koZ)

112 You're right, why are they being held in Ebola
Central, and why would you expect them to
remain there and chance being infected?



If the sweaty sheets are still there, they are already infected.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (cGoQr)

113 A very easy answer would have been to remove the family and quarter them else where.


Hell putting them up in a decent hotel would have been cheaper then tracing what ever happens when they want to quiet naturally vacate the hell hole.

It's called human nature and it is driven by survivor instinct.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (RJMhd)

114

It reminds me of the families (in the stricken countries) who were literally throwing their sick and/or dead family victims of ebola onto the street to evade they themselves being singled out.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (IXrOn)

115 Can we please stop it with all the whining and complaining about 'who infected who'?

Posted by: CDC : We Totally Got This at October 02, 2014 05:40 PM (NUCTk)

116 I think even some of the funding for Zmapp was made available through the US Army research funding.

DTRA, I believe.

So those are the people that are most familiar with Ebola, best
able to handle it--and more importantly best equipped to handle clean
up.



The plan of action for doing exactly that should have happened months ago.



The West African outbreak has been raging for months.





There's absolutely no excuse for this and the responsibility lies squarely on the CDC.


The military has contingency plans for everything. I don't know if the CDC's failure here is the result of lack of planning, or of political pressure not to put Africa in a bad light. Probably both.

Posted by: pep at October 02, 2014 05:40 PM (4nR9/)

117 I believe the original acoustic modems were 300 baud. The 1200 baud units were a dramatic improvement. I think it was well into the 90s before they had 14.4.


Posted by: D-Lamp


Ah! 1200! That rings a bell.

I do believe it was a 1200, not a 14.4.

I used it to get "shared software" from an early Mac Users Group.

At first we used a program with a name something like "Archie" (???) or something. But then they actually introduced a Graphical Interface in the early '90s! it wasn't exactly like the Web, but it seem so mind-blowingly cool when I first saw it.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2014 05:40 PM (/UYSJ)

118 I'd I had Ebola I'd expect to be immediately quarantined at a medical facility of some sort. Even a FEMA camp, with nurses. Why would Dallas want these people in a densely populated apartment block?

Posted by: MTF at October 02, 2014 05:40 PM (6um35)

119 Again, the important thing here is that Rick Perry, who has not legal authority over the CDC or border control, is responsible for the Ebola situation.

How did Rick Perry screw up so bad?

Posted by: ProgMedia at October 02, 2014 05:40 PM (ZPrif)

120 "Presumably officials know if the Daily Mail is right -- if a legal quarantine was secured because the family would not obey a mere advisory to stay put.

So why are officials not saying so?"

They did say so. I heard a spokeswoman on the radio this morning. She said the formal, legal quarantine was put in place because the family was having "challenges" staying put.

I didn't catch what agency she was speaking for, but she was an official spokesperson.

Posted by: stace at October 02, 2014 05:40 PM (9PXzx)

121 The administration seems to be working on the assumption that an air of smug superiority provides immunity against the virus.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:41 PM (NeFrd)

122 21 days from the last time you had contact with someone who might have had contact with someone in the previous 21 days (and had just become symptomatic that moment), and you're safe. Sweet. Nothing to worry about here, sure. Thanks, Vox!

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:41 PM (R5qgD)

123 You know who nearly always does the wrong thing? People who panic. So who is panicking? It looks to me like the CDC is panicking, it's pretty hard to have faith in a panicked government.

What a mess. I hope Dallas gets this under control before it spreads out of the area.

Posted by: petunia at October 02, 2014 05:41 PM (TFk/S)

124 Ebola Gay?

Posted by: 13times at October 02, 2014 05:41 PM (WHVu+)

125 Good Job CNN showing how these guys washing the Vomit off the side walk with ZERO protection gear on.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 02, 2014 05:41 PM (b6koZ)

126 Why did Republican Rick Perry let Ebola infect America? That's horrible!

Posted by: ProgMedia at October 02, 2014 05:41 PM (ZPrif)

127 Gotta love the irony of an EPA who has in recent years asserted their authority to oversee every puddle of spilled milk, every cow emission, and yet in the liklihood of a dangerous environmental concern - an apartment complex full of people where one unit contains infected items and vomit on the sidewalk - not a peep.

I know, this is more CDC than EPA, but it still amazes that there are no takers when it's an actual hazard, not a make-believe one.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2014 05:41 PM (D/504)

128 An Ebolanado is apparently a possibility.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 02, 2014 05:42 PM (7V0lh)

129 I usually have fun with the tin foil thing, but now I can't. It is really hard to believe your govt would do something to you on purpose. Incompetence is one thing, absolute evil is hard to swallow. But it has happened in the world before.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at October 02, 2014 05:42 PM (hqVUe)

130 There's absolutely no excuse for this and the
responsibility lies squarely on the CDC.


The military has contingency plans for everything.



-----
Fuel-air bombs.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:42 PM (cGoQr)

131 According to the Blaze Duncan is going to be prosecuted for lying on a form saying he had no contact with Ebola patients or touched on IN LIBERIA.

How come those guys are treating this more seriously than us?

Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2014 05:42 PM (9221z)

132 It's unfathomable. The family should have been moved to one of the fancy smancy isolation wards Obama was bragging about last week. Isn't one in Texas? This is a clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:42 PM (eQBH3)

133 And if you are sharing this apartment complex the question is: how long did it take you to vacate the premise?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 02, 2014 05:42 PM (OWjjx)

134 I have no sympathy for this woman. She needs to be locked up.

She and her boyfriend knowingly conspired to bring ebola here.

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (uX9T0)

135 117 At first we used a program with a name something like "Archie"

Yep - then probably Mosiac (graphics! whoa!), which kinda grew into what is now Firefox and several other browsers.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (R5qgD)

136 This should make you chuckle:
https://twitter.com/wfaachannel8/status/517739906211528704

That's the cleanup crew.

Seems legit.

It's possible CDC got there before and took care of the decontamination though... but the picture is too good not to post. Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by: ElKomandante at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (9CGip)

137 Ace,

You are DEAD ON ACCURATE.


Research how Port Harcourt got its first ebola cases and you will know that HUMAN NATURE can be insanely deadly.

Posted by: prescient11 at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (q5APL)

138 Is President Ebola going to give a famous speach?

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (W6iIX)

139 Can you imagine the optics of a hazmat team moving them out of the apartment and then a team cleaning it?

Posted by: Choom King at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (HstNY)

140 *Disco lights!!!*

*sung to "Xanadu"*


A place where nobody dared to go
The death that we came to know
They call Ebola-du

And now, open your eyes and see
What we have made is real
We are in Ebola-du

A million lives are dying
And there you are, Ebola star!
A fast collapsing world and you bleed with me
Internally

Ebola-du - Ebola-du (now we are here)
In Ebola-du
Ebola-du - Ebola-du (now we are here)
In Ebola-du

*barfs up guts*

*sends kids to school*

Posted by: Ebolia Newton John Coughing Up Blood on Rollerskates! at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (KBvAm)

141 Forgot to mention--

Dallas said that they had a hard time finding someone willing to do the clean up, for obvious reasons.


Holy $^#& how the hell was it on Dallas to find someone to do what the CDC is funded to do?

It's backwards.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (RJMhd)

142 Why isn't Republican Rick Perry doing more to stop Ebola? Come on, Republican Rick Perry, do something!!

President Obama should launch an investigation into how Republican Rick Perry has screwed up this Ebola situation so badly. Why can't Republicans govern properly?

Posted by: ProgMedia at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (ZPrif)

143
2400 baud modem over roaming cell 'phone downloading jpeg images Yes, I did.
Posted by: Harry Hermit

Pr0n downloads even back then.....
Posted by: rickb223




Hand merging .txt files and running them thru a decoder to get a 100k boobie gif.

Craftsmanship, In those days we respected craftsmanship.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (kdS6q)

144 Seriously, do my eyes look red?


Posted by: CDC : We Totally Got This at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (NUCTk)

145 /sockfail

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (W6iIX)

146 131 How come those guys are treating this more seriously than us?

A travel embargo hurts them far more financially than it does us. They have to at least look serious about things.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (R5qgD)

147 How many millions of dollars is this Liberian family costing the tax payers and hospital?

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (uX9T0)

148 I know, this is more CDC than EPA, but it still amazes that there are no takers when it's an actual hazard, not a make-believe one.



Because. Actual hazards can be deadly. Manufactured ones are safe!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (cGoQr)

149 Ace: "Rick Perry needs to bigfoot all this nonsense and take over control of this whole operation, personally."

He tried to but appears exactly as competent as everyone else. So we have that going for us.

He seems clumsy at this. He reads his script, literally, poorly. That's OK because he isn't an expert on the topic, but he has a "trust us, we got this" vibe going on and we know they don't. The Presbyterian hospital (to its credit) admitted its errors. Others aren't.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 02, 2014 05:44 PM (1CroS)

150 >>>Why are we keeping them there, as opposed to moving them to a quarantine facility where they don't have to worry about ebola on the floor or on the sheets?
This apartment seems to me to be the exact environment where you can catch ebola pretty easily -- so why expect them to stay put?
.
.
.Because they don't know what they are doing. I saw someone here this AMcommenting that you can only contract Ebola from having sex with an infected person so there is a lot of stupidity going on with regards to this.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 02, 2014 05:45 PM (bmDRo)

151 The EPA?

They might become concerned with toxic turds in their hallways...now that you can get hemorrhagic fever from them.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 05:45 PM (e93l3)

152 I actually had a relaxing Root Canal this afternoon. My face is still numb. The pain prior to the Root Canal was a real kick in the balls. Brutal. I was actually looking forward to the procedure.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at October 02, 2014 05:45 PM (jucos)

153 I mean who going to call?

Look in the yellow pages for--

Ebola Busters?

That's the damn CDC's job.

Holy gawd if the CDC can't clean up after the first historic Ebola patient in the USA--

what the hell are they funded for?

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:45 PM (RJMhd)

154 I wouldn't wait for people to try to leave before serving them with a legal court order. Personally, I think they would have been better off in a trailor near or on hospital grounds. They can then disinfect their apt and make the neighbors feel better. Good luck trying to rent that place if it ever becomes....vacant.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:45 PM (iQIUe)

155 143 Craftsmanship, In those days we respected craftsmanship.

alt.damned.straight, yep.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:45 PM (R5qgD)

156 Yeah, you kind of are. This sort of demonstrated, potentially lethal incompetence and mendacity doesn't incline people to vote for you.
Posted by: pep at October 02, 2014 05:33 PM (4nR9/)

-----------------------------------


After three weeks, all the CDC will have to say is that after further tests of the Duncan's blood and body fluids, it has been concluded that the ebola virus was absent in this case. It's the CDC. They're the authority. People will believe them. It's science.

And I did throw in the caveat that I won't even begin to suspect this unless the rest of the family come out of this completely unscathed.

Posted by: Soona at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (DkhX8)

157 Back before we had vaccines, county health departments had strict protocols in place to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses.

When is the last time you heard about a wide-spread quarantine taking place in this country?

I'm guessing it had to have been in the 1940's-1950's.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (PZ6/M)

158 There are 3 things that need to be done to handle an Ebola outbreak....

Posted by: Rick Perry at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (NUCTk)

159 I speak Austrian, Australian, Andalusian, Liberian and Moroccan.


So at least I got that going for me

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (W6iIX)

160 Oops--edit:


I mean who *you* going to call?

Ebola Busters.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (RJMhd)

161 Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:36 PM (RJMhd)

True, but we also have ebola in the Texas Biomed Lab here in San Antonio. It's the only privately owned BSL-4 lab in the country. You're right that CDC and WHO have designated it a controlled substance, and I don't think the research labs are equipped to do the cleanups, but I could be wrong about that. I would think that's a CDC function.

Posted by: stace at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (9PXzx)

162 Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (uX9T0)

This.

I will now denounce myself.

Posted by: Golfman at NC at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (wVWRM)

163 Boy, wouldn't you like to live in THAT building!

Posted by: Sam in VA at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (Q52VH)

164 Does anyone here really think this government can do an effective quarantine?

Remember Boston and the 'shelter in place' edict when the pressure cooker bombers were on the run? Well here in Pennsylvania there is a killer on the loose. There's probably tens, maybe a 100 or so killers on the loose in the entire state. But this guy killed a State Policeman. So they recently declared a 'shelter in place' edict in a couple of nearby townships while they unsuccessfully (so far) tried to find the cop killer.

Yeah, it's a quarantine. No food for you, no travel, stay the hell off the highways, don't leave your home, etc. Break the edict, you might end up dead.

I'm seeing a future for me of massive purchases of canned food.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (Zq4s7)

165
Did hillary clinton's State Department issue the visas for these people? And why?

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (+f7H2)

166
If ever there has to be a choice made between doing what's right for the public health, and doing what's politically correct and sensitive to the delicate feelings of key Democratic party constituencies, is there any doubting what this administration will choose?

Posted by: Quent at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (Xv7f/)

167 Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (R5qgD)



If I remember correctly, the 1200 baud modem employs four levels of phase shift coupled with four levels of amplitude change to create 16 possible bits for each complete wave cycle.



I think later improvements in speed were created by further dividing the shifts and amplitude levels to create even more bits per wave, along with some testing and optimizing of the phone circuit prior to sending the data.




Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (txvbW)

168 There's that whole thing about evil and stupidity and various razors.

But I haven't the faintest.

Watch Contagion. It is probably a bad time to do that. But it struck me as very realistic.

Governments are made of people. Sometimes people who will do anything to avoid looking like they were wrong.

Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (OYEUO)

169 Out of an abundance of caution I am also going to be avoiding Librarians.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (NeFrd)

170 C'mon, everyone knows Ebola does not melt steel.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (93D1V)

171 Heckuva job, Tommy (Frieden, CDC director).

Posted by: Typhoid Beary, on the loose at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (X9WzR)

172 "I just can't understand how the CDC doesn't have clean up crews and isolation wards ready to go."

There's a wonderful epigram from Jim Baen about post-Apollo NASA:

"Sometimes the space program reminds me of a government agency."

CDC is a government agency. A federal one. With the associated level of operational diligence and professional competence. Which is to say: a low-rent clown show.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (noWW6)

173 Nothing personal Mrs. Babcock.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (NeFrd)

174 151 The EPA?

They might become concerned with toxic turds in their hallways...now that you can get hemorrhagic fever from them.
Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 05:45 PM (e93l3)

F*ck--

I'm having a shit fit hemorrhage over this.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (RJMhd)

175 107 So is this bitch a Liberian too? We don't have enough native born section 8 people? We have to import them?
Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 02, 2014 05:38 PM (uX9T0)
------------------------------

There was a story linked on Drudge the other day about how the Obama administration is officially not deporting any illegal aliens back to Liberia now. Think the word on that hasn't gotten out to the Liberians living in the U.S. already (and wanting to bring in more of their poor and sick relatives)?

This Ebola guy supposedly had a tourist visa for a two-week trip to visit family in the U.S. Yet he reportedly quit his job in Liberia before getting on the plane. Anybody think he was really only coming here for two weeks? If so, I have some lovely oceanfront property in Arizona I'd like to sell you . . . (and it's a fantastic bargain!).

Also, any guess as to who will end up paying for all the expensive medical treatment this newly-unemployed Liberian "tourist" is going to be receiving in the U.S.? That's right, baby, the same taxpayers already paying to treat all the scabies and TB-infected illegals swarming across our southern border.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (HvsPx)

176 We had quarantines all the time in Scranton, PA

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (W6iIX)

177 Nelson Cruz blasts one.....Baltimore 3, Kate Upton's favorite team 0

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (OWjjx)

178 Link in sig to a map of quarantine stations.

Why was the family not moved to the one IN DALLAS?!?

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (eQBH3)

179 Idiocracy is here.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (HBAcW)

180 Ordered another bucket of emergency food.

And adding to the arsenal.

Not panicking. Not really even worrying. But preparing.

Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2014 05:48 PM (OYEUO)

181 There was a rogue video that we deplore demeaning Ebola. Ebola is a peaceful pandemic that no person should ever speak ill of. We are searching for the producer of the anti-Ebola vidoe and have already removed it from YouTube.

We will make this producer of the anti-Ebola YouTube video pay for his blasphemy and Ebola will happy. It is perfectly reasonable for Ebola to take it out on the world if Ebola is insulted.

Posted by: Susan Rice at October 02, 2014 05:49 PM (WGm5T)

182
So, what about Europe? Do they have any ebola patients? They have plenty of Africans.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:49 PM (iQIUe)

183 I mean it's as IF they've forgotten what the gawd damn acronym stands for--

hello


it's the

Center for Disease CONTROL


wtf!

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:49 PM (RJMhd)

184 "That's partially because the United States has excellent infection control procedures and facilities. Among those facilities is a network of quarantine stations, where the CDC can legally detain anyone who may have been exposed to cholera, diptheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, SARS, new strains of flu, or relevantly, viral hemmorhagic fevers like Ebola."

There are 3 quarantine stations in Texas. Dallas, Houston, and El Paso.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:50 PM (eQBH3)

185 I have not read the preceding comments but um wow.

Any of the various authorities when the second patient tested positive for Ebola should have bundled everyone within say 300 ft of the suspect apartment, rented for 60 days a nice hotel on the outskirts, empty hotel, and put all the residents there along with professional medical personnel - an alleged nurse's aide is not enough. Along with tight security.

Then have the CDC go in wearing space suits to sterilized everything not needed for study.

But I bet someone screamed 'we gonna panic people!' and everyone blinked, fearful of not being re-elected.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 05:50 PM (8uMxZ)

186 You know, just follow our CFL broken lightbulb procedures when cleaning up Ebola.

Posted by: Panicked CDC Rep at October 02, 2014 05:50 PM (93D1V)

187
If the sweaty sheets are still there, they are already infected.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (cGoQr)


Maybe i'm a pessimist, but I take it as a given that they have long since been infected. Given what we've heard so far, how can they not be?

They need to be quarantined in a secure area and not permitted to come and go as they please. It wouldn't be unreasonable to do it with anyone and everyone with whom they have come into contact. (Separate lodgings for each, of course.)



Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:50 PM (txvbW)

188
Let's get it right for once wing nuts and Faux News. It's the Ebolee Virus and not the Ebola Virus. Did you ever attend a great school like Harvard, but did you attend Budweiser U?

Posted by: Bronco Bama at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (3/wAJ)

189 "When is the last time you heard about a wide-spread quarantine taking place in this country?"

Don't know about "wide-spread quarantine", but when I was a kid, I came down with rubella, and the family pediatrician _ordered_ that I be sequestered at home until declared clear, and he made it clear that the order had the force of law, and that disregard of it would be consequential.

Not certain when that stopped.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (noWW6)

190
He broke out of the apartment?

Well, 'community leaders' gotta lead...in the community.

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (+f7H2)

191 182
So, what about Europe? Do they have any ebola patients? They have plenty of Africans.
Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:49 PM (iQIUe)


************

Not yet.


Perhaps soon....


the half brother of Texas Ebola Historic Patient was on CNN and I shit you not his T-shirt read--


"Norwegian Getaways!"

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (RJMhd)

192 The IRS, the VA, the Secret Service, and now the CDC. The whole cfuking country is infected with a bad case of CYA.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (HBAcW)

193 Remember the phrase..."Failure Is Not An Option"?

Under this president, Failure is the agenda.
And you are 'racist' if you even talk about it.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (e93l3)

194
There are 3 things that need to be done to handle an Ebola outbreak....
Posted by: Rick Perry




The guy who couldn't manage his own prescription well enough to get his buzz to peak AFTER the debate is going to cal the steps for The Red Dance.

Does not inspire confidence.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (kdS6q)

195 Call Dustin Hoffman. Just remembering 2/3 of the lines from Outbreak, he could be doing a better job than CDC in Dallas at this point.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (R5qgD)

196 Still do. That's what golfgirl does for a living. And she takes it way serious.

Of course, the non-credentialed incompetents she works with have no clue. Including supervisors.

Top. Men.

Posted by: Golfman at NC at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (wVWRM)

197 129 I usually have fun with the tin foil thing, but now I can't. It is really hard to believe your govt would do something to you on purpose. Incompetence is one thing, absolute evil is hard to swallow....

---

Thank you for your naivete. It makes our work so much easier.

Posted by: Lois Lerner at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (Xv7f/)

198 Question is... if the STATE is controlling them... then why is the STATE not HELPING?

There is contaminated surfaces, clothing... bedding... and they need HELP to clean that shit up... at the very least instruction, and supplies.

Yet the STATE does not seem to be doing this... even unto supplying simple stuff like food.

Is EVERYONE involved in this clueless?

Or... is this just a case of the State, as usual.... not knowing what the hell its doing...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 05:51 PM (f0pWu)

199 Oh look it's 4:30 p.m. Time to clock out.

We will hit the ground running on this Ebola thing bright and early.

Promise!


Posted by: CDC : We Totally Got This at October 02, 2014 05:52 PM (NUCTk)

200 Too bad Wilson Goode isn't the mayor of Dallas.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at October 02, 2014 05:52 PM (KuU4f)

201 Link in sig to a map of quarantine stations.

Why was the family not moved to the one IN DALLAS?!?

Posted by: Lauren


I think the idea is to keep the potentially infected in one area until you can clear them.

Moving them around just tempts fate. Think of a traffic accident on the highway or some other random ass things that could happen.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 05:52 PM (sDQnB)

202 And then there is this too. The U.S, government is purposefully spreading illegals who are known to be sick into the general population:


http://bit.ly/1E5oKuS

Posted by: MTF at October 02, 2014 05:52 PM (6um35)

203 Why was the family not moved to the CDC quarantine station in Dallas? The CDC has the legal authority here.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:53 PM (eQBH3)

204
Hell putting them up in a decent hotel would
have been cheaper then tracing what ever happens when they want to quiet
naturally vacate the hell hole.



It's called human nature and it is driven by survivor instinct.





Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:39 PM (RJMhd)


A Decent hotel? You obviously have a different understanding of the threat level than do I. I would put them in some sort of secure facility with freaking guards. People will not enjoy quarantine and they will cheat on it if given the opportunity to do so.

Military base, middle of a field in temporary housing. Movement alarms surrounding the whole damn thing.




Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:53 PM (txvbW)

205 Rush said CNN broke story that they still had sheets, etc on bed.

Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 05:53 PM (sj3Ax)

206 They just snuck out for a quick trip to the Golden Corral. Totally safe, what with the sneeze guard over the salad bar and all.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:53 PM (NeFrd)

207 Great, now not only will I have to shoot coyotes while out for a jog, but infected Ebola zombies that escaped quarantine.

Posted by: Rick Perry at October 02, 2014 05:53 PM (X9WzR)

208 Why does anyone assume CDC to be any more competent or efficient than any other government institution?

Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 05:54 PM (MMC8r)

209
True, but we also have ebola in the Texas Biomed Lab here in San Antonio. It's the only privately owned BSL-4 lab in the country. You're right that CDC and WHO have designated it a controlled substance, and I don't think the research labs are equipped to do the cleanups, but I could be wrong about that. I would think that's a CDC function.
Posted by: stace at October 02, 2014 05:46 PM (9PXzx)

**************

How much do you want to bet--that's the unidentified "entity" (as they were calling it )that got tasked with this instead of the--


Center for Disease Control?

(--who has been watching West Africa on fire for months, now.)

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:54 PM (RJMhd)

210
THEY SHOULDN'T EVEN BE IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at October 02, 2014 05:54 PM (+f7H2)

211 "think of a traffic accident on the highway or some other random ass things that could happen."

There are very specific guidelines in place to prevent that. The problem is we aren't following our own damn guidelines

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:54 PM (eQBH3)

212 Looks like I didn't have to she'll out that $ for the tix to Poefest reading Masque of the Red Death this year

TrueStory

Posted by: ginaswo at October 02, 2014 05:54 PM (+X1qa)

213 118
I'd I had Ebola I'd expect to be immediately quarantined at a medical
facility of some sort. Even a FEMA camp, with nurses. Why would Dallas
want these people in a densely populated apartment block?

Posted by: MTF at October 02, 2014 05:40 PM (6um35)


Exactly. They cannot be permitted to just go about their business as if everything were ordinary.

During the Black Plague, it got so bad they would wall families up in their houses while they were still alive.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:55 PM (txvbW)

214 Posted by: Susan Rice at October 02, 2014 05:49 PM (WGm5T)


The future must not belong to those who slander the Pandemic of Ebola.


Posted by: Preznit Oblabla at October 02, 2014 05:55 PM (KBvAm)

215 47 Of course with something like Ebola they would have put them in isolation in a sanitarium.

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2014 05:27 PM (T2V/1)


Ebola!!? I thought this was about Ebonics! Shit!

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 05:55 PM (QdqbP)

216 "So is this bitch a Liberian too? We don't have enough native born section 8 people? We have to import them?"

You will notice the discreet circumlocution employed to describe her: Duncan's "partner" with a child.

Which is to say, unmarried 'baby mama' with no intention of marrying, because that would derail the government-benefit gravy train. Single mom sucking down the alphabet soup of AFDC/WIC/SNAP/TANF/EBT.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2014 05:55 PM (noWW6)

217 Will someone please get rid of the cdc and put the Blizzard team that made World of Warcraft in charge along with some 20 year old guild leaders from that game. I think they could do a better job.



http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrupted_Blood_incident

Posted by: Buzzion at October 02, 2014 05:55 PM (7HUss)

218 208 Why does anyone assume CDC to be any more competent or efficient than any other government institution?
Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 05:54 PM (MMC8r)


************

because, damn it they only had ONE patient....


Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgh.


Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 05:55 PM (RJMhd)

219 You treat them like human beings. You reassure them as much as possible. You keep them informed. You provide them with entertainment and things to do and toys and school books for the kids.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:56 PM (iQIUe)

220
The patient's quarantined girlfriend Louise told CNN on Thursday that she had not been told what to do with the soiled linens used by Mr Duncan when he was ill

Torch the place!

Posted by: guy who says torch the place! at October 02, 2014 05:56 PM (wAQA5)

221 Wasnt Typhoid Mary confined to an island until she died?

Posted by: ginaswo at October 02, 2014 05:56 PM (+X1qa)

222 Amnesty for Ebola!

Barky cares more about immigrants than he does for people who live here.

I hope the whole idea of Amnesty becomes toxic now.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 05:56 PM (e93l3)

223 WE HAVE A WILDFIRE ALERT.

Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 05:57 PM (MMC8r)

224 169 Out of an abundance of caution I am also going to be avoiding Librarians.
Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (NeFrd)


Even sexy ones with glasses??

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:57 PM (iQIUe)

225 Molokai?

Posted by: Tex at October 02, 2014 05:57 PM (iyK4L)

226 They just snuck out for a quick trip to the Golden
Corral. Totally safe, what with the sneeze guard over the salad bar and
all.

Posted by: Seamus


And they'll probably get diarrhea anyway.

Posted by: Dang, wearing a lab coat at October 02, 2014 05:57 PM (MNq6o)

227 Why Liberians bringing Ebola to the USA is not Obama's fault.

1. Obama is a politician not a doctor so what could he have done.
2. When George Bush sent the slave back to Liberia he gave them Ebola laced blankets.
3. The bridge from the country of Africa to Liberia was NOT blown up by the Jews and that allows Ebola to drive their Toyota trucks to the rest of the world. GD JEWS!
4. White people made Ebola. Obama is black.
5. Monkeys are actually white people and damn those red butts look good, too good.
6. While Bush may get high marks for increasing AIDS infections in the country of Africa, he made Ebola to replace it because Bush hates black people.
7. The people in contact with the Bush agent in Dallas are black. Again Bush hates black people.
8. United Airlines is run by white people. United airlines brought the Bush agent to America. Obama likes black people and would stop Ebola infected people from coming to America.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at October 02, 2014 05:57 PM (WGm5T)

228 Moving them around just tempts fate. Think of a traffic accident on the highway or some other random ass things that could happen.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 05:52 PM (sDQnB)


So, instead we just leave them in a contaminated environment... and not let them get the cleaning supplies they need???

Yeah... that makes sense...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 05:57 PM (f0pWu)

229 Help will be there any minute now

Posted by: Ambassador Stevens at October 02, 2014 05:58 PM (kFxpe)

230 224 169 Out of an abundance of caution I am also going to be avoiding Librarians.
Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (NeFrd)

Even sexy ones with glasses??

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:57 PM (iQIUe)


And... crap.... now I see why Libertarians get crap around here too...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 05:58 PM (f0pWu)

231 And Dallas is getting pummeled by the storms preceding a cold front.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 05:59 PM (8uMxZ)

232 224 169 Out of an abundance of caution I am also going to be avoiding Librarians.
Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (NeFrd)


...don't forget libertarians.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 05:59 PM (QdqbP)

233 "CDC has the legal authority to detain any person who may have an infectious disease that is specified by Executive Order to be quarantinable. If necessary, CDC can deny ill persons with these diseases entry to the United States. CDC also can have them admitted to a hospital or confined to a home for a certain amount of time to prevent the spread of disease."

So we're waiting on Obama then. He's the reason they haven't been moved to a CDC quarantine station.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 05:59 PM (eQBH3)

234 221 Wasnt Typhoid Mary confined to an island until she died?
Posted by: ginaswo at October 02, 2014 05:56 PM (+X1qa)


When they finally caught up with her. She was non compliant and had to be isolated. I still feel sorry for her.

In the 90s and probably to this day, we had drug resistant TB and they were having to quarantine people in county jails to force them to take their meds.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:59 PM (iQIUe)

235 About those Mexican cleanup crews

What happens if one of them is infected and goes back to Mexico to visit his home town while he's contagious?

I don't think their healthcare system is multitudes better than those in West Africa

Posted by: kbdabear at October 02, 2014 05:59 PM (aTXUx)

236 These bozos in DC might want to watch The Rock

Posted by: Sean Connery at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (kFxpe)

237 Obama is blowing this.

Posted by: Reggie at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (OJLQw)

238 Are the Liberians here legally?

Posted by: Obola Nation at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (mxBTC)

239 Best way for those folks to get a decent quarantine would be to light the apartment on fire. Might even kill the infection on surfaces, anyway. And they would have to put them somewhere.


Just thinking like a moronette in distress.

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (g+qqc)

240
Link in sig to a map of quarantine stations.


And I see most of fly-over county doesn't have one.

Posted by: Infidel at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (Z1SI2)

241 A Decent hotel? You obviously have a different understanding of the threat level than do I. I would put them in some sort of secure facility with freaking guards. People will not enjoy quarantine and they will cheat on it if given the opportunity to do so.

Military base, middle of a field in temporary housing. Movement alarms surrounding the whole damn thing.




Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 05:53 PM (txvbW)


****************

Ya--gawd I tried to go all PC.

What I really had in mind was you quarter them on a military facility.

Holy shit PC can make a person schtoopid.

I was trying not to offend people on the thread....ack!!


Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (RJMhd)

242 "A Decent hotel? You obviously have a different understanding of the
threat level than do I. I would put them in some sort of secure facility
with freaking guards. People will not enjoy quarantine and they will
cheat on it if given the opportunity to do so. Military base, middle of a field in temporary housing. Movement alarms surrounding the whole damn thing."

During the last round of military base closures under BRAC, I was noting certain facilities out in the middle of nowhere that had ample on-base housing for enlisted families due to a shortage of other places to live locally.

I figured, gee, might be an idea to seal and mothball this housing in usable condition, have an onsite retired dot-mil caretaker go in every few months to run the pipes. Just in case you might ever, y'know, _need_ a place in the middle of nowhere, already ready to go, where you could safely stow a few thousand people well away from everyone else.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (noWW6)

243 He's pulling a major boner.

Posted by: Reggie at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (OJLQw)

244 The apartments they live in are in a crime ridden part of Dallas which is pretty much 3rd world nation stuff.
If ya do the math, we're all screwed.

Posted by: @dickstrash at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (KuU4f)

245 Watch Contagion. It is probably a bad time to do that. But it struck me as very realistic.



Governments are made of people. Sometimes people who will do anything to avoid looking like they were wrong.





Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (OYEUO)


I was thinking "28 days later."



Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (txvbW)

246 How to move people safely?

What the Secret Service does is get with local and state police to secure a clear route between Point A and Point B. So nothing but the convoy can use that route.

I would think it would also work when trying to move suspected Ebola patients.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 06:01 PM (8uMxZ)

247 232 224 169 Out of an abundance of caution I am also going to be avoiding Librarians.
Posted by: Seamus M. at October 02, 2014 05:47 PM (NeFrd)


...don't forget libertarians.
Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 05:59 PM (QdqbP)

But, um, not the librarians with those glasses, right? No, not them.

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:01 PM (g+qqc)

248 That was one of the big problems in these awful Liberian hospitals/clinics. They had no one to collect and wash soiled linen. So, now they pull the same shit here. If this is untrue, why can't the CDC make a public announcement? Their lies and refusal to address people's questions makes this assholes.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:01 PM (iQIUe)

249 I was trying not to offend people on the thread....ack!!

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (RJMhd)


lol! ....sorry.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (QdqbP)

250 Moving them around just tempts fate. Think of a
traffic accident on the highway or some other random ass things that
could happen.





Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 05:52 PM (sDQnB)





So, instead we just leave them in a contaminated environment... and not let them get the cleaning supplies they need???



Yeah... that makes sense...

Posted by: Romeo13


I'm envisioning a giant Habitrail type tunnel system... some could be place in giant balls they could walk around in. If they died in there you could just get a guy to hose it out real good.

Posted by: Dang, wearing a lab coat at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (MNq6o)

251 "What I really had in mind was you quarter them on a military facility."

There are 20 quarantine stations all along the perimeter of the country, including 3(!!) in Texas. All it takes is an executive order and the CDC can haul these people in.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (eQBH3)

252 But, um, not the librarians with those glasses, right? No, not them.

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:01 PM (g+qqc)


no. and stop it ...you're getting me excited.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (QdqbP)

253 There are very specific guidelines in place to prevent that. The problem is we aren't following our own damn guidelines

Posted by: Lauren


I don't mean to be a weanie about this as it's none of my biz, but moving the increases the risk of exposure. Period.

No amount of planning can remove that. It's just plain, undeniable math.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (sDQnB)

254
She caught Ebola, she was a showgirl
With yellow bile mixed in her hair and a fever way up there
She would have seizures and diarrhea

Posted by: Buried Manilow at October 02, 2014 06:03 PM (KBvAm)

255
Gov't goons with guns sealing them in with the virus? I've seen this movie before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REC_%28film%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarantine_%282008_film%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_at_Your_Door

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 02, 2014 06:03 PM (TIIx5)

256 I'm envisioning a giant Habitrail type tunnel system... some could be place in giant balls they could walk around in. If they died in there you could just get a guy to hose it out real good.
Posted by: Dang, wearing a lab coat at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (MNq6o)

Okay, now envision them in those clear balls puking and shitting their guts out all over the inside, and then walking around in it.


Really?

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:03 PM (g+qqc)

257 79
I was even less techo-savvy back then... /snips

I believe the original acoustic modems were 300
baud. The 1200 baud units were a dramatic improvement. I think it was
well into the 90s before they had 14.4.




Posted by: D-Lamp

The first 14.4 modem I had was a 9,600 'pushed' to 14.4 with software, and yes it sucked but it beat the snot out of 9,600. I was running on all of the BBS's in Atlanta like I-285 and others that limited your time to 15 min if you were just a peon 'visitor' and not a rent paying member. This was in '92/'93 when I built my first hot rod box, it was an Asus MB with an Award BIOS and a DX386-40 with an onboard math co-processor you had to purchase separately and stick in it's own chip box. Diamond Speedstar video with *1* MB of onboard RAM! All to play video games...and hack into Georgia Tech's mainframe where I learned UNIX on the fly.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something involving rope and a tree at October 02, 2014 06:03 PM (baiNQ)

258 CenterforDiseaseCoverup is apparently going to act as all other federal agencies have under SCOAMF

so they won't take the appropriate action bc taking the action admits the problem

Same as Benghazi

God help us

Posted by: ginaswo at October 02, 2014 06:03 PM (+X1qa)

259 some could be place in giant balls they could walk around in.
Posted by: Dang, wearing a lab coat at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (MNq6o)

***********

Nope, nope. Sorry. It says, "The Moops."

Posted by: George Costanza at October 02, 2014 06:04 PM (vgIRn)

260 No amount of planning can remove that. It's just plain, undeniable math.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (sDQnB)


you did not tell me there would be....

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:04 PM (QdqbP)

261 why don't we just move them, temporarily, to a mobile home kinda out in the desert?


*********

Or that.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:04 PM (RJMhd)

262 Who is Omega Man?

Posted by: Charleton Heston at October 02, 2014 06:04 PM (kFxpe)

263 PURGE THE UNCLEAN!

Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2014 06:04 PM (9221z)

264 57

BTW, where are the vaunted FEMA camps when you need them?

Posted by: Obama Flag at October 02, 2014 05:29 PM (PJUwm)

What? And get the camps covered in vomit and shit? Yuck. No, we've determined that--when it's your time to "visit" the camps--infection via enterovirus 68 is the way to go. Way less messy.

Posted by: Your FEMA Overlords at October 02, 2014 06:04 PM (bHnlE)

265 Suckers....

Oh shit, someone has to bring me food.

Nevermind....

Posted by: Bubble Boy at October 02, 2014 06:04 PM (AC0lD)

266
The strains of Ebola are not broadly shared enough.
We must spread the health around.
You didn't cough that up.
Recovery from Ebola summer.
Green shoots from your eyeballs.
Under my plan, your chances of contracting Ebola will necessarily skyrocket.

Posted by: Hussein the Magnificent, your Commander-In-Chief!!! at October 02, 2014 06:05 PM (wAQA5)

267
DON'T LOOK NOW BUT OUR ATTENTION HAS BEEN DIVERTED AGAIN.

/takes deep breath


WHAT ELSE IS OBAMA DOING??

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at October 02, 2014 06:05 PM (+f7H2)

268 What are the coordinates?

Posted by: Curtis Lemay at October 02, 2014 06:05 PM (kFxpe)

269 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 05:59 PM (8uMxZ)

And the Arabs have proved that Texas thunderstorms will wash away any evidence of Ebola.

Posted by: NDT at October 02, 2014 06:05 PM (wVWRM)

270 I wonder at what point people will start taking things into their own hands. This bastard PC government IS killing people. Four kids dead so far simply because Ebama encouraged the flood of illegals into our country to Cloward Piven the system and force amnesty. Now, it seems obvious that keeping the details of these damned Liberians a secret is more important than American lives.

Posted by: Havedash at October 02, 2014 06:05 PM (G1XMn)

271 again weeks before an election a crisis is ignored by the agencies tasked to prevent/control/respond to such events while SCOAMF gives speeches vowing things have never been better

Posted by: ginaswo at October 02, 2014 06:05 PM (+X1qa)

272 Who is Omega Man?


Posted by: Charleton Heston

Heh.

Posted by: Vincent Price at October 02, 2014 06:06 PM (MNq6o)

273 Okay, now envision them in those clear balls puking and shitting their guts out all over the inside, and then walking around in it.

Really?

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:03 PM (g+qqc)


some things just cannot be un-envisioned.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:06 PM (QdqbP)

274 268 What are the coordinates?
Posted by: Curtis Lemay at October 02, 2014 06:05 PM (kFxpe)

What's the frequency?

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:06 PM (g+qqc)

275 In the spring of 2003 my then boyfriend (now husband) and I traveled to Papua New Guinea on holiday, via Hong Kong and Singapore. While we were in PNG, the SARS disease began to spread, notably through Hong Kong. We flew back to the states, again via HK and SIN, but there were no stops or even questions outside of the norm upon our return. Our employers, however, were up to the task. We both were asked to self-quarantine for a week.

Posted by: Pookaa at October 02, 2014 06:06 PM (mwDwy)

276
Not just them but why is anybody still living in that apartment complex?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 02, 2014 06:06 PM (mgE2f)

277 Lauren: "There are very specific guidelines in place to prevent that. The problem is we aren't following our own damn guidelines"

Aha! Clearly we need more guidelines to make us follow the guidelines.

C'mon even bigger, more poorly run government!

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 02, 2014 06:06 PM (1CroS)

278 221
Wasnt Typhoid Mary confined to an island until she died?

Posted by: ginaswo at October 02, 2014 05:56 PM (+X1qa)


AIDS made enforced confinement of disease carriers politically unappealing. Perhaps Ebola will change that.

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:07 PM (txvbW)

279 272 Who is Omega Man?


Posted by: Charleton Heston

Heh.
Posted by: Vincent Price at October 02, 2014 06:06 PM (MNq6o)


It sure as shit ain't Will Smith.

Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2014 06:07 PM (9221z)

280 When a government are incompetent at one of their basic functions, you replace them.

Obama must have actually said, "spread the health around."

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at October 02, 2014 06:07 PM (7Oo+W)

281 Posted by: Ambassador Stevens at October 02, 2014 05:58 PM (kFxpe)


Whoever you are, I love you.

Posted by: The a Mega Independent at October 02, 2014 06:07 PM (QCo5R)

282 "but moving the increases the risk of exposure. Period"

Moreso than people escaping their quarantine unsupervised?

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 06:08 PM (eQBH3)

283 The apartment probably did not have a washing machine - if they wanted to clean up, they'd have to go to the laundry room. The CDC should have said, 'Here, let's put you in this nice mobile home with a plentiful supply of bleach".

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 02, 2014 06:08 PM (kVzqa)

284 Okay, now envision them in those clear balls puking and shitting their
guts out all over the inside, and then walking around in it.



Really?



Posted by: tcn


Dude, did you miss the part where I said you could get a guy to hose it out? Jeez.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:08 PM (MNq6o)

285 So what's the survivability of the disease with full medical support?

Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 06:08 PM (MMC8r)

286 Barack rides a pale horse.

Posted by: Grim Reaper at October 02, 2014 06:08 PM (kFxpe)

287 About halfway through "The Hot Zone." The CDC should be renamed to the CYA.


Posted by: not the mama at October 02, 2014 06:09 PM (5dxeo)

288 Lauren, you're right, why in the hell aren't they in a quarantine facility? FFS, I have family in neighborhoods to the west of and to the north of the one where the ebola apartments are. This is starting to worry me.

Posted by: stace at October 02, 2014 06:09 PM (9PXzx)

289 Meh, sorry for the derail, memories... Kind of like last week when the world was a dangerous place but the only Ebola patients in the US were in CDC quarantine. Now that it's out in the wild you better pray to god that King Obama clamps immigration from anywhere, legal or otherwise.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something involving rope and a tree at October 02, 2014 06:09 PM (baiNQ)

290 It sure as shit ain't Will Smith.

Posted by: Iblis

No shit. That movie SUCKED.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:09 PM (MNq6o)

291 I haven't kept up with the news today, but I won't be a bit surprised to hear this Liberian woman is the baby hatchery for the guy, and she's here illegally on an expired visa, and she's getting all kinds of govt support for her and her kids.

Posted by: Havedash at October 02, 2014 06:09 PM (G1XMn)

292 Dude, did you miss the part where I said you could get a guy to hose it out? Jeez.


Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:08 PM (MNq6o)


I'll vouch that you mentioned a hoser.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:09 PM (QdqbP)

293
Typhoid Mary is not worthy of too much pity.
She promised not to work as a cook and was released from quarantine, worked as a cook and killed more.
She said she saw no reason to wash her hands.

Posted by: Justamom's stealing hubby's pad at October 02, 2014 06:09 PM (Sptt8)

294
The patient's quarantined girlfriend Louise told CNN on Thursday that she had not been told what to do with the soiled linens used by Mr Duncan when he was ill

So she made burkas out of them.

Posted by: wth at October 02, 2014 06:10 PM (wAQA5)

295 Am I looking like a god or what?!?!?

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at October 02, 2014 06:10 PM (WGm5T)

296 When is my tee time for tomorrow?

Posted by: King Putt at October 02, 2014 06:10 PM (kFxpe)

297 When Insty says "I'll believe there's a crisis when those saying so start acting like there's a crisis", one must look at the opposite for truth as well:

"I'll believe there's no crisis when those saying so start acting as if there's no crisis".

When I see Dr Demento of the CDC strolling thru a Dallas hospital w/out a mask telling us it's "ok", then I'll believe him.

Uniformed guards, hazmat and biohazard suits, "nurses and medical personnel" at schools, etc?

Not so much.

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:10 PM (gXRIG)

298 About halfway through "The Hot Zone."

Great book. Got a little slower toward the last 25% but most of it reads like a Steven King novel. Creeeeepy.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:10 PM (MNq6o)

299 There are 20 quarantine stations all along the
perimeter of the country, including 3(!!) in Texas. All it takes is an
executive order and the CDC can haul these people in.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (eQBH3)


Bet we get a "Stand Down" order instead.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:10 PM (txvbW)

300 instapundit has them cleaning up Ebola vomit with a pressure washer,

he thinsk this is a bad Idea,

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (W6iIX)

301 Moreso than people escaping their quarantine unsupervised?

Posted by: Lauren


That not be part of keeping them in place.

You keep them in place.

If a squad of snipers is required, you do it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (sDQnB)

302 I don't mean to be a weanie about this as it's none of my biz, but moving the increases the risk of exposure. Period.

No amount of planning can remove that. It's just plain, undeniable math.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (sDQnB)


Disagree. They are currently in an unsecure location...

Moving them, with planning, to a secure location, and then Cleaning up the apartment and surrounding area, ensure that OTHER people don't get exposed to the crap.

In Risk Assessment terms... leaving them alone, to their own devices... as has been done... is about the worst damn thing you could do.

These are TEENAGERS, and immigrants.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (f0pWu)

303
My family is safe from the Ebolee Virus and so is yours, so creating a panic is not an option. Let's remain calm and allow the very competent CDC to prevent a conservative inspired viral contagion.

Posted by: Hussein the Dazzler at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (3/wAJ)

304 But no problem. Because the headlines today informed me that researchers have finally pinpointed the origin of the HIV pandemic!!1!

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (UWFpX)

305 Many have died, last week, on these streets. In the basement of this building, you will find them. I have given them the last rites. Now, you do what you will. You are stronger than us. But soon, I think they be stronger than you. When the dead walk, señores, we must stop the killing... or lose the war.

Posted by: One-legged old priest in basement of ebola apartments at October 02, 2014 06:12 PM (vgIRn)

306
I don't mean to be a weanie about this as it's none of my biz, but moving the increases the risk of exposure. Period.

No amount of planning can remove that. It's just plain, undeniable math.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:02 PM (sDQnB)


You have got to be kidding. Letting them stay in an unsecured area where they can leave at whim increases the risk exponentially. Whatever risk is posed by moving them is dwarfed by what will happen if you don't secure them.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:12 PM (txvbW)

307 So what's the survivability of the disease with full medical support?

Seems pretty good in the US. Course if it becomes an epidemic you won't get full medical support.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 02, 2014 06:12 PM (mgE2f)

308 She said she saw no reason to wash her hands.






LOLZ. They're just going to get dirty again. You people...

Posted by: Liberian Minister of Health at October 02, 2014 06:12 PM (MNq6o)

309 Overview
The fiscal year (FY) 2015 president's budget request for CDC is $6.6 billion

http://www.cdc.gov/fmo/topic/Budget


$6.6 Billion and what do we get?


an apartment maintenance guy with a pressure washer/

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:12 PM (RJMhd)

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:13 PM (RJMhd)

311 I often wondered what level of rage set the stage for vets to take everything over in the Starship Troopers universe. This...all of this...feels about right.

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 06:13 PM (R5qgD)

312 Even I would shutdown the Ebola pandemic by quarantining those countries.

Bet you didn't think I knew that word, "shutdown."

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 02, 2014 06:13 PM (WGm5T)

313
That not be part of keeping them in place.

You keep them in place.

If a squad of snipers is required, you do it.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (sDQnB)


Its an Apartment complex. Probably does not even have a washing machine and drier in the Apartment...

They would HAVE to shoot me, to keep me there...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 06:14 PM (f0pWu)

314 Let's see... face nearly certain death by staying in the apartment with sickboy, or take your chances by violating a legal order to stay in said infectious cesspool? What are they going to do? Shoot you for leaving???

For the life of me, why aren't these people actually quarantined?


Posted by: Brock O'bama at October 02, 2014 06:14 PM (eDWZG)

315 Keeping them in that apartment is the last thing ebola would expect. Very like something Captain Kirk might try to Spock's bemusement.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (azt+s)

316
Under my steel-fisted leadership, the people of Ukraine are safer in their country than the American's under the leadership of the consumate pussy, Hussein Obama.

Posted by: Vlad Putin at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (3/wAJ)

317 283 The apartment probably did not have a washing machine - if they wanted to clean up, they'd have to go to the laundry room. The CDC should have said, 'Here, let's put you in this nice mobile home with a plentiful supply of bleach".

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 02, 2014 06:08 PM (kVzqa)


Hazmat should go in there, double bag it, and burn it.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (iQIUe)

318 "instapundit has them cleaning up Ebola vomit with a pressure washer"

Jose with a hose, as someone said.

In the photo I saw, it looked as though a woman in a sari was walking through runoff water from the "cleanup" job.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (noWW6)

319 It makes me nervous that Obama might be trying to pull a Reverse Landrieu here. Stall on federal help or action and then try to make it look like Perry stalled.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (MNq6o)

320 "Posted by: Ebolia Newton John Coughing Up Blood on Rollerskates! at October 02, 2014 05:43 PM (KBvAm)"

In a day full of shitty news, this cracked me up

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (S8W0R)

321 #stoppanicing!

Posted by: Barack Ebola at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (QdqbP)

322 254


She caught Ebola, she was a showgirl

With yellow bile mixed in her hair and a fever way up there

She would have seizures and diarrhea





Posted by: Buried Manilow at October 02, 2014 06:03 PM (KBvAm)
---------------------------Earworms are bad but Ebola is even worse. Obola is even worser.

Posted by: Jukin at October 02, 2014 06:15 PM (WGm5T)

323 Leaving them in an apartment with items containing Duncan's sweat and potentially other bodily fluids (vomit?) would seem to be tempting fate, actually trying to get them sick.

I would think they would want to:
a] Get them to a facility where there are completely sealed off from infecting others
b] Get that apartment emptied and disinfected
c] Potentially get nearby neighbors (such as people who may have touched a shared handrail/elevator/doorknob to the building's front door) who may have come in contact moved and under observation.
d] Disinfect any shared space mentioned in "c"

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2014 06:16 PM (D/504)

324 Letting them stay in an unsecured area where they can leave at whim increases the risk exponentially. Whatever risk is posed by moving them is dwarfed by what will happen if you don't secure them.
Posted by: D-Lamp


Who said anything about leaving the location unsecured?

I said KEEP them there. I didn't say let them do whatever they want to do and walk away.

KEEP <- active fucking verb.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:16 PM (sDQnB)

325 #Recovery Summer!

Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 06:17 PM (MMC8r)

326 In the photo I saw, it looked as though a woman in a sari was walking through runoff water from the "cleanup" job.



Posted by: torquewrench


"Sari you stepped in my Ebola vomit... "

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:17 PM (MNq6o)

327 Overview
The fiscal year (FY) 2015 president's budget request for CDC is $6.6 billion

http://www.cdc.gov/fmo/topic/Budget


$6.6 Billion and what do we get?


an apartment maintenance guy with a pressure washer/

-----------------

What? You want the CDC to cut into its Vegas Party budget to deal with this mess!?

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:17 PM (UWFpX)

328 First time since end of the Vietnam War.
Times change.

--

US State Department Opens Door to Maritime Defense Weapon Sales To Vietnam http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141002/DEFREG03/310020032

Posted by: News of Future War at October 02, 2014 06:17 PM (ZPrif)

329
The patient's quarantined girlfriend Louise told CNN on Thursday that she had not been told what to do with the soiled linens used by Mr Duncan when he was ill

So she snuck out and sold them at the flea market.

Posted by: wth at October 02, 2014 06:17 PM (wAQA5)

330 I guess CDC was too busy ginning up phony gun control reports to actually CONTROL DISEASES

Posted by: Grad School Fool at October 02, 2014 06:17 PM (A9KzJ)

331 THIS IS URGENT!

Republicans have now left the family of an undocumented tourist abandoned in a Dallas apartment in order to further their plan to suppress the voting rights of minorities by giving the Ebola. Won't you send $20 dollars to us so we can defeat these racist on November 4!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at October 02, 2014 06:18 PM (OWjjx)

332 Stock up on bleach before there is a run on it. Dilute some of it and put it in spray bottles.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:18 PM (iQIUe)

333 The apartment must be absolutely horrible. This guy was sick all over the place. Four public employees, two deputies, a health official, and a physican went in yesterday (without hazmat gear) and as of today are in voluntary quarantine too. Dallas probably doesn't have a quarantine facility and if bio-hazard companies reluctance to clean the apartment are any indicator, no one is going to want to rent them one either. What a mess.

Posted by: Lester at October 02, 2014 06:18 PM (2UPXV)

334 #looktheCDChaseverythingunder..I'lltakethe putter

Posted by: Barack Ebola at October 02, 2014 06:19 PM (QdqbP)

335
The Dallas based public health organizations are seeking out the rats and mice that feasted on the Ebola patient vomitus, and in short order will have trapped and eliminated this petulance to prevent spreading the Ebola Virus. Or not?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at October 02, 2014 06:19 PM (3/wAJ)

336
Disagree. They are currently in an unsecure location...



Moving them, with planning, to a secure location, and then Cleaning
up the apartment and surrounding area, ensure that OTHER people don't
get exposed to the crap.



In Risk Assessment terms... leaving them alone, to their own
devices... as has been done... is about the worst damn thing you could
do.



These are TEENAGERS, and immigrants.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (f0pWu)


Exactly my thinking. They are potential carriers. We cannot leave the odds of an epidemic up to their willingness to sit bored in a room for three weeks.

Give them hazmat suits if necessary, but move them to someplace secure, and make sure they understand that they will be tased and handled like baggage if they refuse to cooperate.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:19 PM (txvbW)

337
Identify the following movie:

"...modest and acceptable civilian casualties. "

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at October 02, 2014 06:19 PM (+f7H2)

338 I missed this earlier:

"she had not been told what to do with the soiled linens "

How mother*ucking stupid do you have to be to live on this planet?

Holy $hit, that's stupid.

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:20 PM (gXRIG)

339
So what's the survivability of the disease with full medical support?

Do you have the Bronze or the Silver plan?

Posted by: wth at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (wAQA5)

340 Would this be an accurate statement to send on Twitter?

#EbolaOutbreak: Common sense ignored, lives in peril.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (8uMxZ)

341
The fiscal year (FY) 2015 president's budget request for CDC is $6.6 billion
$6.6 Billion and what do we get?
Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide




Ebola. And a side salad for only $2 extra.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (kdS6q)

342 Why Ebola is good for the Earth.

Ebola kills people. Ebola could become a pandemic. Pandemics kill millions of people. People are bad for Gia. Killing millions of people would be good for the earth.

Ergo, Ebola is good for the earth.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (WGm5T)

343 You know I got lectured to on FB by a friend of a friend when I suggested that maybe we shouldn't be letting these fucking illegals in that may be carrying a disease. Yeah.. she lives in Austin. I truly hope her beautiful little girl doesn't get these horrible virus.

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (/IQip)

344 That's cheap apartment. Cheapo apartments don't have washing machines in them. Shared facilities instead. I'm sure they are barred from using the laundry facilities.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 02, 2014 06:22 PM (ZPrif)

345
DELICATE CYCLE, COLD WATER

and then TUMBLE DRY

Posted by: VoxCDC at October 02, 2014 06:22 PM (+f7H2)

346
#EbolaOutbreak: Common sense ignored, lives in peril.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD)


Accurate but prosecutable for inciting panic.

Posted by: Eric the Holder at October 02, 2014 06:22 PM (3/wAJ)

347 I know a couple State of Texas health supervisors who do my sort of work. I haven't talked to them about any of this, but my suspicion is the situation is fluid enough that they can't give much in the way of straight answers, as much as they might want to. Plus they don't usually have this kind of scrutiny to begin with. They're likely scrambling to do the work and not all of the information could possibly be available yet.

Its why I said they've probably *identified and contacted* 100 people so far. There's going to be more, nameless and faceless. But 100 is pretty good, gotta say.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:22 PM (Cq0oW)

348 I said KEEP them there. I didn't say let them do whatever they want to do and walk away.

KEEP <- active fucking verb.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:16 PM (sDQnB)


That is not a reasonable idea.

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:22 PM (txvbW)

349 Think they'll get their cleaning deposit back?

Posted by: wth at October 02, 2014 06:23 PM (wAQA5)

350 341
The fiscal year (FY) 2015 president's budget request for CDC is $6.6 billion
$6.6 Billion and what do we get?
Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide




Ebola. And a side salad for only $2 extra.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (kdS6q)

********

Heh.

Crap my formatting, spelling and grammar are going to hell.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:23 PM (RJMhd)

351 The legal order bit is a step up from an advisory, and actually skips a mid-step. They got it done quickly, as these things go.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:24 PM (Cq0oW)

352 Government: Incompetence with job security.

Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 06:25 PM (MMC8r)

353
If any liberal contacts Ebola, I will gladly shag them as a final tribute to their dedication to the cause.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at October 02, 2014 06:25 PM (3/wAJ)

354
Worried about the linens. huh. The whole f'ing apartment is contaminated.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 02, 2014 06:25 PM (mgE2f)

355 I'd also bet the argument of whether to stay or leave is being debated now. There's a strong argument they should stay put.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:26 PM (Cq0oW)

356
Cheapo apartments don't have washing machines in them. Shared facilities instead.
Posted by: Costanza Defense




A laundry room in the complex? Luxury.

More likely it's the Lavandería two blocks over, next to the fill your own jug water machines.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 06:26 PM (kdS6q)

357 Worried about the linens. huh. The whole f'ing apartment is contaminated.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 02, 2014 06:25 PM (mgE2f)


Complex/Neighborhood.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:27 PM (txvbW)

358 Where is napalm?

Posted by: Curtis Lemay at October 02, 2014 06:27 PM (kFxpe)

359
I have a plan. All I need is a catapult.

Posted by: VoxCDC at October 02, 2014 06:27 PM (+f7H2)

360 This apartment seems to me to be the exact environment where you can
catch ebola pretty easily -- so why expect them to stay put?


Wanna get away?

Posted by: Southwest Airlines at October 02, 2014 06:27 PM (YEelc)

361 He shit the linens.

Gross.

Posted by: John Lennon at October 02, 2014 06:27 PM (MNq6o)

362 So how long does Ebola live outside the body anyway?

Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2014 06:27 PM (9221z)

363 Back in January...the Dems were lamenting the fact that 'Young Indestructables' were just not seeing any need to sign up for Obamacare.

Remember that?

And some of us theorized that if they started an Epidemic of some sort...then young people would be forced to start signing up for Ocare.

Then we thought, "Oh they wouldn't do that".

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 06:27 PM (e93l3)

364 I am so not enjoying this movie, ace.

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (sdi6R)

365 355
I'd also bet the argument of whether to stay or leave is being debated now. There's a strong argument they should stay put.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:26 PM (Cq0oW)


What is this strong argument? I can't imagine it.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (txvbW)

366 357 Complex/Neighborhood.

Those red ink blots always get big in a hurry...sigh

Posted by: akula51 at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (R5qgD)

367 They are more serious about 2nd hand smoke in apartments than they are about Ebola hot zones.

Posted by: garrett at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (2wOaq)

368 It's not PC to continually refer to the infected vomit. This racist code/dog whistle shit must cease.

The Congressional Black Caucus prefers the new descriptor -- Ebola Cola.

Posted by: Hank Johnson D - GA at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (kMwUO)

369 300 instapundit has them cleaning up Ebola vomit with a pressure washer,

he thinsk this is a bad Idea,
Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 02, 2014 06:11 PM (W6iIX)

That would aerosolize it. Yeah, that's what we need. Ho Lee Fuk

Posted by: stace at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (9PXzx)

370 Shouldn't the EPA be shutting this apartment down as a biomedical waste hazard?

Honestly, these bureaucracies are reaching a pinnacle of pointlessness. They're useless in the crises they're intended for, and instead try to justify their existences with bureaucratic harassment of the law-abiding with regulation and interference.

Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 06:29 PM (MMC8r)

371 Worried about the linens. huh.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk

I got this...

Posted by: Snuggle Bear at October 02, 2014 06:29 PM (MNq6o)

372 Sully, where the f**k is the white step van and men in plastic suits?

Posted by: Mulder at October 02, 2014 06:29 PM (kFxpe)

373 342 Why Ebola is good for the Earth.

Ebola kills people. Ebola could become a pandemic. Pandemics kill millions of people. People are bad for Gia. Killing millions of people would be good for the earth.

Ergo, Ebola is good for the earth.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (WGm5T)


and then the animals can rightfully have their planet back...you go Ebola.

Posted by: PETA at October 02, 2014 06:30 PM (QdqbP)

374
Instead of the govt trying to contain our panic, I would like to see them act with a little panic themselves.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 02, 2014 06:30 PM (mgE2f)

375 Is it a hot water pressure washer with bleach added? Or just a pressure washer and tap water?

Need more information.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 06:30 PM (8uMxZ)

376 SOON.

Posted by: The Andromeda Strain at October 02, 2014 06:30 PM (MMC8r)

377 That would aerosolize it. Yeah, that's what we need. Ho Lee Fuk

Posted by: stace at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (9PXzx)


I'm thinking gasoline. Applied with some sort of weed spraying apparatus.

Heavy concentrations of bleach applied everywhere else where you can't set it on fire.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:31 PM (txvbW)

378 239 Best way for those folks to get a decent quarantine would be to light the apartment on fire. Might even kill the infection on surfaces, anyway. And they would have to put them somewhere.

Just thinking like a moronette in distress.

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:00 PM (g+qqc)

...

Was actually thinking this myself. I'd request to be moved away from the infected areas as part of my quarantine.

Should that fail, there'd be an "accidental" fire forcing everyone to move. I'm pretty sure fire would clean the area as well.

Posted by: gekkobear at October 02, 2014 06:31 PM (qqVuf)

379 364 I am so not enjoying this movie, ace.

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 06:28 PM (sdi6R)


Zomb-nado?

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:31 PM (QdqbP)

380
Are your worried about contacting Ebola? Don't be concerned, but call me at 1-800-MIS=CLEO, and for ten dollars I will read your future and tell you if you need to worry.

Posted by: Miss Cleo at October 02, 2014 06:31 PM (3/wAJ)

381 So, how many people will this administration kill over the coming winter with its decisions on the border and Ebola, before the gloves finally come off on our side?

10 million?

20 million?

Are we supposed to still maintain the pretense that "violence never solves anything" under those conditions?

Not asking to be banned, but am definitely asking if there is a point at which the former American people will finally say "enough, now you have pay the butcher's bill for destroying this country."

Posted by: Sharkman at October 02, 2014 06:32 PM (rXB/r)

382
He vomited in the apartment. So the apartment is a hot zone.

Apartment for rent, available in 21 days. 1 BR 1BA first, last plus deposit. As is, may require new carpets, etc. $400/mo OBO

Posted by: wth at October 02, 2014 06:32 PM (wAQA5)

383 What did you do in here... what the FUCK!


Posted by: Snuggle Bear at October 02, 2014 06:32 PM (MNq6o)

384
Worried about the linens. huh.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

I got this...
Posted by: Snuggle Bear




[pic] http://tinyurl.com/k29dcbn

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 06:32 PM (kdS6q)

385 375 Is it a hot water pressure washer with bleach added? Or just a pressure washer and tap water?

Need more information.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 06:30 PM (8uMxZ)


Oxyclean..we're good.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:32 PM (QdqbP)

386 Quarantine the rest of the building in a secure, remote facility.
Burn the building with the illegals in it.
Ever tried to get your Pekinese into Ireland?

Posted by: not Corgis, but... at October 02, 2014 06:32 PM (gLt83)

387 362 So how long does Ebola live outside the body anyway?

They really don't know.

Cavuto was asking this on his show...and the doctors he was talking to couldn't give a good answer.

Here's what they do know:

-- 50% survivability, with medical care.

-- Infected surfaces can remain infectious, until they are disinfected.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 06:33 PM (e93l3)

388
Is it a hot water pressure washer with bleach added? Or just a pressure washer and tap water?

Need more information.


Unless it's a steam wand it's a wrong idea.

Posted by: DaveA at October 02, 2014 06:33 PM (DL2i+)

389 "So how long does Ebola live outside the body anyway?"

A fun question, you see, as there are several different responses, with each responder casting aspersions on the others.

Be Prepared.

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:33 PM (gXRIG)

390 Thus Obama spake, "I will not rest until the entire undercarriage of my
administration's motor coach is coated with the blood of the tainted and those who would provide me with less than accurate intelligence."

Posted by: Fritz at October 02, 2014 06:34 PM (UzPAd)

391 What did you do in here... what the FUCK!

Posted by: Snuggle Bear


*Lights flame thrower*

Stand still, this won't hurt for long.

Posted by: R.J. MacReady at October 02, 2014 06:34 PM (YEelc)

392
I could use a little Ebola to lose weight.

Posted by: Mama June at October 02, 2014 06:34 PM (3/wAJ)

393 375
Is it a hot water pressure washer with bleach added? Or just a pressure washer and tap water?

Need more information.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 02, 2014 06:30 PM (8uMxZ)


I was thinking that they would use a heavy concentration of bleach. My understanding is that they had difficulty getting anyone willing to clean it up, and if this is true that would imply that whoever took the job had at least a basic understanding of what sort of hazard it is. Of course that guy without a respirator does not lend confidence.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:34 PM (txvbW)

394 So, evening news is on. Channel 11 (CBS) has a British lady reporting that patient zeros family told her that he totally didn't think that pregnant lady had Ebola. Flip to channel 7 (abc) and they are tracing his route with the pregnant lady to two Ebola hospitals he tried to take her.

Advantage abc for not blithely relating the self serving lies from the family.

Posted by: Lea at October 02, 2014 06:34 PM (/bd0t)

395 Whatever they've been doing in Liberia, we should do the opposite.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:35 PM (MNq6o)

396 >>>>What is this strong argument? I can't imagine it.


Less spread, one place to disinfect or destroy if necessary. They do need to provide for them better, and clean up the infected linens, etc.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:35 PM (Cq0oW)

397 Removing them from that apartment is racist. Not letting them come and go is also racist.

Don't you love me?

Posted by: Ebola-Chan at October 02, 2014 06:35 PM (0zVEV)

398 over at theblaze.com they cover TFG's speech today

highlights:

*economy is doing great
*fox sucks
*obamacare is working
*fox sucks
*helping the middle class
*fox sucks

he's lost his mind

just today I saw the middle class are hurting big time

only in obama's mind

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2014 06:35 PM (IXrOn)

399 395 Whatever they've been doing in Liberia, we should do the opposite.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:35 PM (MNq6o)


has anyone had contact with Peruvia lately? I'm a little worried.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:36 PM (QdqbP)

400 Pssst...you can hide in here as long as you want.

Posted by: The Barrel at October 02, 2014 06:36 PM (ahBY0)

401 We've forgotten how to deal with this shit. It's like giving a kid spark plugs, points, distributor, strobe and asking them to tune a car. No clue.

Posted by: pc at October 02, 2014 06:36 PM (694qk)

402 339
So what's the survivability of the disease with full medical support?

Do you have the Bronze or the Silver plan?

Posted by: wth at October 02, 2014 06:21 PM (wAQA5)


Heard the latest? You now have to buy a SECOND plan in California... for Kids Dental... even if you do not have any children.

Girlfriend is caught in that trap.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 06:36 PM (f0pWu)

403 The truth is that nobody knows if ebola is infectious before symptoms show. If surfaces remain infected, then sure as shit a person who has the virus is infected, whether or not they are actively puking or shitting.


Viruses just don't give a damn about the host, so long as there are more hosts, and they will mutate so that they can find a way to a new host.


Nobody knows exactly what this particular virus is up to, and anyone who says they do is lying.


And it isn't doing a damn thing to control panic except for the LIV's anyway.

Posted by: tcn at October 02, 2014 06:37 PM (g+qqc)

404 "We've forgotten how to deal with this shit"

Who's "we", kimosabe?

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:37 PM (gXRIG)

405 has anyone had contact with Peruvia lately? I'm a little worried.

Posted by: Viv Savage

Pretty sure they're still on vacation. I've been picking up their mail and paper for them.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:38 PM (MNq6o)

406 385
Oxyclean..we're good.

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:32 PM (QdqbP)



ServPro. Like it never even happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEJAiT_A66U

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 06:38 PM (sdi6R)

407 My guess is vote suppression equals greater weight given to voter fraud. ThIs is only way our demoncrats hold on. Do to want to place your fingertip on that well used voter wheel with a full blown epidemic raging?

Management by October surprise is a hell of a way to run a democracy.

Posted by: pc at October 02, 2014 06:38 PM (694qk)

408 Do dogs get ebola? You could just send the dogs in and they would eat up all the vomit. Then, you have to worry about contaminated dog poop.

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:38 PM (iQIUe)

409
remember THE THING with Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley?

That's who guys are sounding like.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at October 02, 2014 06:38 PM (+f7H2)

410
Less spread, one place to disinfect or destroy
if necessary. They do need to provide for them better, and clean up the
infected linens, etc.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:35 PM (Cq0oW)


What, pray tell, could they do to that apartment such that you would be willing to live in it for three weeks?

How much spread could their be if they make everyone in that apartment don Hazmat suits till they are transported to a secure location? More than vomit man out on the sidewalk?

I don't see it.

What I do see is that it is completely unreasonable to station a platoon of soldiers outside to make sure nobody sneaks out day or night.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:39 PM (txvbW)

411 "Advantage abc for not blithely relating the self serving lies from the family"

Hey, you calling us liars? That's racist!

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:39 PM (gXRIG)

412 -- 50% survivability, with medical care.
-----------------

iirc, if you get into a decent medical facility (i.e. not the ones in the African countries that typically get hit with this), the survival rate jumps dramatically.

Oh, and iirc, Instapundit has mentioned that Liberia now has an arrest warrant out for this guy. They're saying that he lied to the screeners at the airport.

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:39 PM (UWFpX)

413 Oh that Bush! He can't pronounce OB-GYN!!1!11


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2014 06:39 PM (sDQnB)

414 It is hot again and humid. Tomorrow it is up to 99 which means well over a 100 for me. If King Ebola is going to get me, let it do it now....

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (iQIUe)

415 Dog packs in Liberia have started eating the dead there.

Good times.

Posted by: Ebola-Chan at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (0zVEV)

416 remember THE THING with Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley?



That's who guys are sounding like.


There's a reason for that.

Posted by: R.J. MacReady at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (YEelc)

417 The good news?

The weather is getting cooler...so we won't be burning up inside our Mopp-suits, when we go out.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (e93l3)

418 "They're saying that he lied to the screeners at the airport. "

That's racist!

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (gXRIG)

419 408 dogs can get infected by Ebola

Posted by: @votermom at October 02, 2014 06:41 PM (cbfNE)

420 I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole

Posted by: Winston Wolf at October 02, 2014 06:41 PM (kFxpe)

421
Pretty sure they're still on vacation. I've been picking up their mail and paper for them.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:38 PM (MNq6o)


ServPro. Like it never even happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEJAiT_A66U

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 06:38 PM (sdi6R)


...see you guys always make me laugh even thought WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!

Posted by: Viv Savage at October 02, 2014 06:41 PM (QdqbP)

422 Heard the latest? You now have to buy a SECOND plan in California... for Kids Dental... even if you do not have any children.



Posted by: Romeo13

Dude, that for people like me who still have all their baby teeth. It's why I don't smile much. It looks like a senior citizen at a nursing home eating rice.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:41 PM (MNq6o)

423 Well..., clearly, since no white families have been quarantined Dallas is racist. Prima facia disparate impact.

Posted by: Erk Wholder at October 02, 2014 06:41 PM (F2IAQ)

424 From a vid on Real Clear Politics:

Chrissy "Tingles" Matthews: Can we say that like so many presidents in their second terms, Dear Leader is getting intellectually lazy?

Apolitical (according to Chuck Todd definition) Roger Simon of Politico: Wait a second. You can say a whole lot of things about the president, but one thing you canNOT say is that he is lazy, in any way, shape, form, or likeness, especially not intellectually. He doesn't hesitate to attack problems, which he does very carefully.

Chique: speechless, with mouth agape.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at October 02, 2014 06:41 PM (r+7wo)

425 "iirc, if you get into a decent medical facility (i.e. not the ones in the African countries that typically get hit with this), the survival rate jumps dramatically. "

Ah, so that's why I feel so much better.

Serenity Now.

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:42 PM (gXRIG)

426 Silly X Files movies not withstanding, there is no desert near Dallas.

Posted by: Ken in NH at October 02, 2014 06:42 PM (WKtqM)

427 414 It is hot again and humid. Tomorrow it is up to 99 which means well over a 100 for me. If King Ebola is going to get me, let it do it now....

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (iQIUe)



Good grief. In October? Where are you?

If you're in Texas, well that's the reason I have zero interest in moving there.

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 06:42 PM (sdi6R)

428 @424 Roger Simon of Politico
-----------------

I hate it when he gets quoted. I always think of Roger L. Simon over at PJ Media when he gets named.

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:43 PM (UWFpX)

429 "He doesn't hesitate to attack problems, which he does very carefully"

100% true statement. He's very, very careful about attacking problems. Doesn't want to upset them, you see.

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:44 PM (gXRIG)

430 remember THE THING with Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley?



That's who guys are sounding like.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover


"I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!"

Posted by: Guy stuck in the Ebola apartment at October 02, 2014 06:44 PM (MNq6o)

431 Bring out yer dead!

Posted by: The Dead Collector at October 02, 2014 06:45 PM (sDapq)

432 Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:39 PM (txvbW)

I'm not saying leaving them there is the best option, but that there is a strong argument to be made for that.

The apt is a hot zone. Why create another? And why tie up a dedicated facility with talented personnel when they do not know if there is a greater and worse spread? They've bigger fish to fry right now.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:45 PM (Cq0oW)

433 415 Dog packs in Liberia have started eating the dead there.

Good times.
Posted by: Ebola-Chan at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (0zVEV)
*******

Oh gawd.


Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:45 PM (RJMhd)

434 @425 Ah, so that's why I feel so much better.
-----------------

It's probably worth noting that even in a first world hospital, the death rate is still high enough that you *really* don't want this thing.

(and yes, I realize that your comment was snark)

Anything that would statistically kill multiple kids in any classroom that it infected is bad news.

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:45 PM (UWFpX)

435 412 -- 50% survivability, with medical care.

-----------------

iirc, if you get into a decent medical facility (i.e. not the ones in the African countries that typically get hit with this), the survival rate jumps dramatically.

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:39 PM (UWFpX)

---------

It depends a lot on your personal immune system.

That "50% survivability" is an average...across the board.

Some people die from the Flu, around 35, 000every year.
Ebola is even more deadly.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 06:46 PM (e93l3)

436 What I do see is that it is completely unreasonable to station a platoon of soldiers outside to make sure nobody sneaks out day or night.

====

That hasn't happened. Except probably in Nigeria, Liberia, etc.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:46 PM (Cq0oW)

437 434,
Snark? From MOI?

Heh.

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:47 PM (gXRIG)

438 432 Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:39 PM (txvbW)

I'm not saying leaving them there is the best option, but that there is a strong argument to be made for that.

The apt is a hot zone. Why create another? And why tie up a dedicated facility with talented personnel when they do not know if there is a greater and worse spread? They've bigger fish to fry right now.
Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:45 PM (Cq0oW)

***********

Eh, I still like mobile home idea.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 06:47 PM (RJMhd)

439 Don't ask why I put Fox on but I muted it. They had clips of SCOAMF & this television has closed captioning, every word he uttered is a lie!

Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 06:47 PM (sj3Ax)

440
Apolitical (according to Chuck Todd definition) Roger Simon of Politico: Wait a second. You can say a whole lot of things about the president, but one thing you canNOT say is that he is lazy, in any way, shape, form, or likeness, especially not intellectually. He doesn't hesitate to attack problems, which he does very carefully.



FORE!

Posted by: --- at October 02, 2014 06:48 PM (MMC8r)

441 Some people die from the Flu, around 35,000 every year.

Ebola is even more deadly.





Posted by: wheatie


Flossing accidents kill, like, maybe... seven or eight?

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:48 PM (MNq6o)

442 @427 427 414 It is hot again and humid. Tomorrow it is up to 99 which means well over a 100 for me. If King Ebola is going to get me, let it do it now....

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:40 PM (iQIUe)


Good grief. In October? Where are you?
------------------

Sounds like Los Angeles.

Dunno why, but summer's running unusually late this year.

What really weirds me out is that I grew up here, and I remember when summer used to run from June to August. Now June's mild, July starts to get warmer, and the heat hits in August and September.

It's usually gone by now, though.

Current forecast is 100F tomorrow.

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:48 PM (UWFpX)

443 The apt is a hot zone. Why create another? And why tie up a dedicated facility with talented personnel when they do not know if there is a greater and worse spread? They've bigger fish to fry right now.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:45 PM (Cq0oW)


Why leave people, who may not have the disease, in said Hot Zone?

Make MORE cases of Ebola here... which greatly enhances the threat of it spreading.

Seems to me, you may very well be sentencing these people to DEATH... by forcing them to stay in an area, KNOWN to be infected.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 06:49 PM (f0pWu)

444 Bring out yer dead!

Posted by: The Dead Collector at October 02, 2014 06:50 PM (sDapq)

445
Heavy concentrations of bleach applied everywhere else where you can't set it on fire.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:31 PM (txvbW)







Something you can't set on fire?

I don't understand this statement.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 02, 2014 06:50 PM (TIIx5)

446 SCOAMF made speech & said TFGCare is working despite Fox News.

I've been listening to local radio & don't know what's going on besides Ebola case.

Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 06:50 PM (sj3Ax)

447 "Some people die from the Flu, around 35,000 every year"

The dirty little secret is that the total number of deaths doesn't have to be that much greater to cause a great deal of panic - and behaviors that would lead to more injury.

It's truly sad that our government sees fit to treat us like such, well...

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:51 PM (gXRIG)

448 @445 Something you can't set on fire?
-----------------

Steel. You know, the kind that doesn't melt.

*cough*

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2014 06:51 PM (UWFpX)

449
That hasn't happened. Except probably in Nigeria, Liberia, etc.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:46 PM (Cq0oW)


You aren't going to keep them in place with out it. Just how is it you expect to keep a woman and other people inside an infected apartment for 3 weeks?

Are you going to wrestle with them?


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:51 PM (txvbW)

450 When you get into the big nasty scary diseases there isn't usually a lot of room for playing nice. The public health response can be harsh for the afflicted. Sometimes it has to be. If this gets bigger, thats the way its going to be, so sack the fuck up.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:51 PM (Cq0oW)

451 50% fatal if you are healthy, 90% fatal if not (e.g. typical 3/4/5th world resident).

Probably can't survive > 48 hours out of host, most viri will die in minutes.

Probably can't aerosolize infect > 20 feet away in an area with air circulating.

'Probably' being the best we can factually support at this time.

Know that there is a dearth of science on filoviri infections in the 1st world setting. There are 5 major forms of 'Ebola' + Marburg + another one on the near horizon. Yay.

Response is being run by fuck-wit suits ignorant of science and medicine who can't even define infectious vs. contagious. Assume whatever they are saying in the mass media is either wrong or a lie. Assume whatever they claim to be doing is wrong or a lie. Avoid stupid places and people and you won't win stupid prizes.

This is not a dinosaur killer event. Not that kind of bug and the environment here works against massive spread. Remarkable what basic hygiene and not spitting/pissing/shitting where you eat will do for your health. Don't associate with recently arrived Central Africans and don't rub yourself on people leaking blood from their eyeballs in grief displays.

You are FAR more likely to catch multi-drug resistant TB from an illegal in Home Depot. Feel better now?

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 06:51 PM (Y2eQR)

452 The Thing. Best horror movie ever. Not even close.

Posted by: pc at October 02, 2014 06:51 PM (694qk)

453
Hi Carol-

He can't pronounce Ebola or OB-GYN correctly either. F'n idiot.

Posted by: Infidel at October 02, 2014 06:52 PM (Z1SI2)

454 413 Oh that Bush! He can't pronounce OB-GYN!!1!11

Barky pronounced it "OB-Jye-Nee" last week.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 06:52 PM (e93l3)

455 Hey, I just read something about Ebola in the newspaper. Is that some new dance or what? Funny name, Ebola.

Posted by: President Obama at October 02, 2014 06:53 PM (ToI6E)

456 "define infectious vs. contagious"

They can't comprehend the difference between "debt" and "deficit", so I expect no more from the MSM...

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 02, 2014 06:53 PM (gXRIG)

457 two things. 1)When you buy pool bleach on amazon go through the link on the front page so Ace gets a cut.

2) chemists: mixing ratio to create bottled bleach as opposed to just enough in the 10-15K gallon pool to keep algae and bacteria down?

Posted by: PaleRider trying to avoid the stampede for bleach at October 02, 2014 06:55 PM (dkExz)

458 Why leave people, who may not have the disease, in said Hot Zone?

Posted by: Romeo13


That is nuts. Load them into a van with a police escort and get them to a place where they're not living on top of each other and sitting in filth. I doubt they even have a washer and dryer in the apartment. But I have to admit, I'm having a hard time feeling sorry for them. They've been less than honest, or smart.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 06:56 PM (MNq6o)

459 I'm waiting for the LIV to start naming their kids Ebola. lol

Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 06:56 PM (iQIUe)

460
Seems to me, you may very well be sentencing these people to DEATH... by forcing them to stay in an area, KNOWN to be infected.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 06:49 PM (f0pWu)


And with no stated methodology as to how you intend to make them stay there.

You put me in that situation? I'm leaving. How are you going to make me stay? Are you going to wrestle with me? Well you'll be in here too then.


I would show up with a transport bus in hazmat suits, and I would hand hazmat suits to all the potentially infected. I would tell them that they will put on the suits and get on the bus, or they will be tased/tranquilized and handled like dangerous animals. I would also tell them that if they attempted to run, they might very well be shot. I absolutely would not wrestle with them.

I would try to be polite and understanding, but I would make certain they understood their choices.

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 06:57 PM (txvbW)

461 Wilford Brimley?


Strange but true fact: Wilford Brimley looked the same in 1973 as he does now. He was a friend of my late uncle from childhood. They used to go out whoring and drinking and fighting together in Wyoming before Brimley hit it big in Hollywood. That is apparently what caused him to already look 65 when he came to our house in SoCal with my uncle for Thanksgiving in '73, when I was ten.

Good times.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 02, 2014 06:58 PM (rXB/r)

462 When the Black Plague swept Europe, mothers abandoned their sick children, husbands abandoned their sick wives, families split up. It was everyone for himself. Everybody fled the city for the countryside, where they thought the evil humours could not reach.

OF COURSE, the family fled the apartment. They wanted to put as much distance between Ebola and them as they could.

The Black Plague destroyed the authority of the Church and led to the Reformation and Protestant movement. Will Ebola destroy the authority of Big Government?

Posted by: Mister History at October 02, 2014 06:58 PM (ToI6E)

463 >>>>That is nuts. Load them into a van with a police escort and get them to a place where they're not living on top of each other and sitting in filth.

Believe it or don't, that constitutes a civil arrest. It can be done but its the next step up. They're telling the family that is the consequence of trying to leave again.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (Cq0oW)

464 439 Don't ask why I put Fox on but I muted it. They had clips of SCOAMF & this television has closed captioning, every word he uttered is a lie!
Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 06:47 PM (sj3Ax)


I had the misfortune of hearing a clip on the radio on my way home. He was talking about how much better the economy is today compared to when he took office. It was one outrageous lie after another.

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (sdi6R)

465 Howard Stern did a great Brimley bit in the mid 90s. Almost drove off the road for the laughter that morning.

Posted by: garrett at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (2wOaq)

466 Kill them all. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (XzRw1)

467 now that i know if my family member becomes ill we will not be afforded ANY care, just told to remain in place without food.

Look these guys aren't even afforded laundry facilities.

hygiene problem?
run to the store to get bleach?

yeah this is working out well.

Posted by: willow at October 02, 2014 07:01 PM (nqBYe)

468
Something you can't set on fire?



I don't understand this statement.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 02, 2014 06:50 PM (TIIx5)


Not for physical reasons, but for reasons of cost. Sure, you can burn down the apartment building, but I hardly think that is necessary.



Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 07:01 PM (txvbW)

469 463 >>>>That is nuts. Load them into a van with a police escort and get them to a place where they're not living on top of each other and sitting in filth.

Believe it or don't, that constitutes a civil arrest. It can be done but its the next step up. They're telling the family that is the consequence of trying to leave again.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (Cq0oW)


I'd bet that they would go voluntarily, just to get out of that infected environment.

Hell.... I would.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2014 07:01 PM (f0pWu)

470 I don't want to die from this fucking thing. Jesus H.. I am really starting to freak out a bit over this!

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at October 02, 2014 07:01 PM (/IQip)

471 Iblis: "So how long does Ebola live outside the body anyway?"

Varies. Estimates are a few days.

It would depend on volume of exudate and concentration of virions in a defined volume. The virus itself is pretty puny as far as genetic structure goes. It's genome is a linear, single stranded RNA, so, enzymatically, it's as vulnerable to biological degradation as possible. Natural RNAses can break it down post haste. That's fortunate.

However, a puddle of mucus/blood/exudate would have intact, infected cells and "loose," encapsulated virus that would survive a bit longer due to the physical nature of a biological mass.

Loose Ebola virus RNA would likely degrade in minutes to hours. In a mass of exudate/tissue, it would be highly variable depending on physical degradation of supporting matrix of tissue.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 02, 2014 07:01 PM (1CroS)

472 i would think ghe family if not ill from ebola exposure will become ill from Something!

Posted by: willow at October 02, 2014 07:02 PM (nqBYe)

473 Contact does not = exposure does not = infected does not = infectious does not = contagious.

The country has quite a few closed regional sanitariums from the previous TB days. Those sorts of facilities need to be reopened/set up for both observation units as well as contagious units... just like before.

Most of you are not old enough to remember the 'no spitting' signs (against TB), home quarantines (polio and measles), closed theaters and swimming pools (all of the above) and even arrests for being a public health hazard (mostly TB patients who refused to take their meds/quit spitting/etc.).

Those days measures are well known to the ID community but rejected by The Political Suits - not PC, 'Waycist,' and voter unfriendly...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:02 PM (Y2eQR)

474 Send'em my way. There's some mushrooms here that will cure Ebola.

Posted by: Mick Dodge at October 02, 2014 07:02 PM (Ph479)

475 462
The Black Plague destroyed the authority of the Church and led to the Reformation and Protestant movement. Will Ebola destroy the authority of Big Government?

Posted by: Mister History at October 02, 2014 06:58 PM (ToI6E)



Now that would be one hell of a silver lining.

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 07:02 PM (sdi6R)

476 Heh, the latest chapter of One Piece tells the sad backstory of the young Trafalgar Law. A boy who escaped from Flevance, the White City, a land unjustly put under quarantine and then abandoned by the corrupt World Government.


http://readms.com/r/one_piece/762/2560/5

Posted by: mugiwara at October 02, 2014 07:02 PM (3a584)

477 466 Kill them all. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (XzRw1)


*************

Is this MUMR?

Or is that unfair to MUMR?

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 02, 2014 07:03 PM (RJMhd)

478 I'd bet that they would go voluntarily, just to get out of that infected environment.



Hell.... I would.

Posted by: Romeo13

They would too.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 07:05 PM (MNq6o)

479 President Obama: "Hey, I just read something about Ebola in the newspaper. Is that some new dance or what? Funny name, Ebola."

( Giggles, and then does the Carameldancen )

https://duckduckgo.com/i/debaa950.gif

Posted by: Ebola-Chan at October 02, 2014 07:05 PM (0zVEV)

480 OG Celtic American,
Great idea!
I am sick of politically correct & that term!

We have to take care of out citizens & protect from outbreaks & terrorists. Govt has one job & needs to get the hell out of our business for everything else!

Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 07:06 PM (sj3Ax)

481 rickl: "Now that would be one hell of a silver lining."

Most of my new dance partners will be urban blue staters!

( Squees )

Posted by: Ebola-Chan at October 02, 2014 07:07 PM (0zVEV)

482 I personally don't care how the assholes handle it, long as it's over by Mardi Gras. Knowwhatimean?

Posted by: dr kill at October 02, 2014 07:07 PM (kMwUO)

483
Strange but true fact: Wilford Brimley looked
the same in 1973 as he does now. He was a friend of my late uncle from
childhood. They used to go out whoring and drinking and fighting
together in Wyoming before Brimley hit it big in Hollywood. That is
apparently what caused him to already look 65 when he came to our house
in SoCal with my uncle for Thanksgiving in '73, when I was ten.

Good times.


Posted by: Sharkman at October 02, 2014 06:58 PM (rXB/r)


I've noticed that about Brimley. I've also noticed it about Don Rickles and for the longest time Ernest Borgnine. While we're at it, Nicholas Cage doesn't seem to age either.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 07:07 PM (txvbW)

484
When the Black Plague swept Europe, mothers abandoned their sick children, husbands abandoned their sick wives, families split up. It was everyone for himself. Everybody fled the city for the countryside, where they thought the evil humours could not reach.

Posted by: Mister History at October 02, 2014 06:58 PM (ToI6E)








Boccacio's classic Decameron was exactly this situation, a group of 10 rich young men and women traveled to the country to escape the plague, and told stories to amuse themselves as the plague burned through the city.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 02, 2014 07:07 PM (TIIx5)

485 Near constant thunder now from the storm that hit Dallas earlier.

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 02, 2014 07:07 PM (0xTsz)

486 The Black Death was also DIRECTLY responsible for the intellectual reformation via the spread of written knowledge in the form of books and etc. as well as the first practical use of 'paper' money as an exchange medium.

2/3 of of Europe dead left a lot of clothing sitting around, which was rendered down into linen and made into 'paper' for printing and making durable portable currency.

This in turn led to both the first mass-market pron, and mass-market counterfeiting, both which boosted the recovering economy immeasurably.

Always look on the bright side.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:07 PM (Y2eQR)

487 You asked for Marcia Law. Plebes, I give you Ebola.

Posted by: Hans Gruber at October 02, 2014 07:08 PM (sDapq)

488 You are FAR more likely to catch multi-drug resistant TB from an illegal in Home Depot. Feel better now?

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 06:51 PM (Y2eQR)

Just wear a condom.

Posted by: Joycelyn Elders at October 02, 2014 07:08 PM (QIVJq)

489 Even if its just for political theater, for chissakes can the CDC get in there and take over the apartment complex? They have been blathering for weeks now about bringing the other infected folks here to "study"- why the hell wouldn't they want to "study" everything about the apartment????

The front of that thing should look like they found E. F'in.T. in there by now. Instead we get the gardener with a pressure washer?


Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 02, 2014 07:08 PM (X3xYu)

490 #471

Anonymous Drivel should be advising the White House and CDC, and be their spokesperson.


The lack of clarity from the MSM is all too unfortunately typical.

Posted by: Jack at October 02, 2014 07:08 PM (53CCM)

491
The country has quite a few closed regional sanitariums from the previous TB days. Those sorts of facilities need to be reopened/set up for both observation units as well as contagious units... just like before.
Posted by: OG Celtic-American,



Red tagged for asbestos or lead paint, can't use them because they're a registered historical site, hipsters have renovated them for other uses --- hello Cal State Channel Islands.

If the Molaki Leaper Colony is still available, maybe -- or just go all Escape From New York.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2014 07:08 PM (kdS6q)

492 So, how long before the gubbermint forces the kids exposed to ebola back to school, and penalizes those staying home, just to prove EVERYTHING IS FINE.

/sure, everyone will get ebola, but hey, you have to maintain the status quo, and if Preezy for Life says it's safe, it's safe! Plus, who cares if whitey dies?

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 02, 2014 07:09 PM (25HWz)

493 Believe it or don't, that constitutes a civil
arrest. It can be done but its the next step up. They're telling the
family that is the consequence of trying to leave again.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (Cq0oW)


Are you f***ing kidding me? Why would anyone trust them with the switch to start the pandemic?


Someone isn't taking this disease seriously enough.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 07:09 PM (txvbW)

494 493 Believe it or don't, that constitutes a civil
arrest. It can be done but its the next step up. They're telling the
family that is the consequence of trying to leave again.

If Perry declared a state of emergency and brought in the state militia, wouldn't the rules change? I know they do in hurricanes.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 02, 2014 07:10 PM (X3xYu)

495 This is totally unrelated to the terrible story about the family and the situation with Ebola, but this story made me smile. The dear matriarch in the church I serve had a birthday today. She turned 99. When I called her to wish her a happy birthday she said,. "I had a visitor today. I was sitting on my porch swing and I heard a noise and I looked over to where my trashcans are I saw a bear." And I said, "What did you do?" She said I started praying that I would reach my door before the bear saw me and I walked with my cane as fast as I could. When I reached the screen door the bear saw me and took off. Maybe he was as scared as I was ."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2014 07:11 PM (glk59)

496 Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 06:59 PM (Cq0oW)

See, that's the problem people are having here. It's not a case of the measles, mumps, or something else. It's Ebola. Screw the civil arrest claims. Anyone with common sense doesn't care. You are prattling on like, "We've done a warning, skipped to secret probation, and now you want us to move to double secret probation. Pshah!!! We have steps."

Keeping them in a location that was the hot zone doesn't make sense. If blocks of the city were infected, then yes. But right now we have a few people. They need moved to either a containment facility or simply a trailer in a remote location. You know what happens if they get sick then? They are either in a place that is meant for the situation, a containment facility (you know a place designed for this situation) or they are in a trailer that we can freakin' burn to the ground after shipping them to the hospital.

No give me some sensible reason to keep them in an apartment that is infected and surrounded by other people?

Posted by: Obama Flag at October 02, 2014 07:11 PM (PJUwm)

497 Someone isn't taking this disease seriously enough.




Posted by: D-Lamp


I haven't seen evidence that anyone is.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 07:12 PM (MNq6o)

498 /sure, everyone will get ebola, but hey, you have to maintain the status quo, and if Preezy for Life says it's safe, it's safe! Plus, who cares if whitey dies?

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 02, 2014 07:09 PM (25HWz)


Ebola is tailor made to burn through urban areas like no one's business.

Da urban yutes and hipster douchebags hardest hit.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 02, 2014 07:12 PM (oFCZn)

499 >>>>Even if its just for political theater, for chissakes can the CDC get in there and take over the apartment complex?


No. There are property rights issues to start with. They could bring it to the federal courts, but lemme ask would you rather they spend time doing that or work the problem in front of them?

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:12 PM (Cq0oW)

500 D-Lamp: Gallows humor. It's all that's left, I think.

Posted by: Ebola-Chan at October 02, 2014 07:13 PM (0zVEV)

501
Hell.... I would.



Posted by: Romeo13

They would too.


Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 07:05 PM (MNq6o)

You can take it as a given that anyone would, and THAT is the problem with the idea of just leaving them there. You can't reasonably guard that place against their wishes to leave it.

They will get out and they will make contact with others. The only way to preclude this is to take physical possession of them until a reasonable amount of time has passed with no symptoms.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 07:13 PM (txvbW)

502 If Perry declared a state of emergency and brought in the state militia, wouldn't the rules change? I know they do in hurricanes.

===

YES

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:13 PM (Cq0oW)

503 No give me some sensible reason to keep them in an apartment that is infected and surrounded by other people?

Posted by: Obama Flag at October 02, 2014 07:11 PM (PJUwm)

Incompetence, intransigence, and paralysis of bureaucracy.

Posted by: Hans Gruber at October 02, 2014 07:14 PM (sDapq)

504 No. There are property rights issues to start with. They could bring it to the federal courts, but lemme ask would you rather they spend time doing that or work the problem in front of them?
--------------------------------------

State of emergency, 24 hour curfew. Perry can do that.

Or, why not suspicion of international drug trafficking... bring in SWAT, kill the dog, take everyone into custody until their hearing in 2015... IT IS DONE DAILY, is it not?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 02, 2014 07:15 PM (X3xYu)

505 Fenelon,
How did you handle SIL funeral?

Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 07:15 PM (sj3Ax)

506 Screw the civil arrest claims

========

What claims? Thats what its called, a civil arrest.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:15 PM (Cq0oW)

507 The CDC does not enforcement authority, per se. But, as in Ghostbusters, they can talk to the Mayor...

Ebola is serious but not critical. From a public health standpoint you'd be FAR better off shutting down gay bath-houses and crack houses. But oh, wait, those constitute a constituent base...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:15 PM (Y2eQR)

508 We have to take care of out citizens & protect from outbreaks & terrorists. Govt has one job & needs to get the hell out of our business for everything else!

Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 07:06 PM (sj3Ax)


Govt's one job now is to take care of crony govt. And of course, we now have a president who's in the process of fundamentally changing America. And speaking of that, when you are the greatest Nation the world has ever seen, and someone wants to fundamentally change that...it's not hard to discern the only path for change is downward.

Posted by: Havedash at October 02, 2014 07:16 PM (G1XMn)

509 Dallas with Ebola is still better than Detroit without Ebola.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 02, 2014 07:16 PM (dvRYt)

510 486
This in turn led to both the first mass-market pron, and mass-market counterfeiting, both which boosted the recovering economy immeasurably.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:07 PM (Y2eQR)



Medieval pron? Got any links?

Posted by: every moron everywhere at October 02, 2014 07:17 PM (sdi6R)

511 I think the C DC is trying to minimize


I think they are calling the shots


I am assuming there is quite a but of conflict between the fed, the state and health professionals

Posted by: thunderb at October 02, 2014 07:18 PM (BUXZD)

512 We. Got. Our. Top. People. On. This.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 02, 2014 07:18 PM (OCcU9)

513 "I had a visitor today. I was sitting on my porch swing and I heard a noise and I looked over to where my trashcans are I saw a bear." And I said, "What did you do?" She said I started praying that I would reach my door before the bear saw me and I walked with my cane as fast as I could. When I reached the screen door the bear saw me and took off. Maybe he was as scared as I was ."


Old white women remind me of Gammy.

They scare the pants off me.

Racist. All of them.

Posted by: BArack Hussein Obama at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (2wOaq)

514 Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:12 PM (Cq0oW)

Ye gads, who cares!?!?! This is a better to ask forgiveness than permission situation. I would be perfectly content for the Feds to pay out a few million in damages if it was found out to be unnecessary.

Posted by: Better Feared than Loved at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (PJUwm)

515 Medieval pron? Got any links?

Posted by: every moron everywhere at October 02, 2014 07:17 PM (sdi6R)

http://tinyurl.com/lljmrn7



Posted by: Hans Gruber at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (sDapq)

516 Havedash,
Term limits is only way to fix that. Our Founding Fathers would turn over if they could see what's happened to US since FDR.

Is Nip Sip still here?
Do you agree FDR started downward spiral?

Posted by: Carol at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (sj3Ax)

517 No give me some sensible reason to keep them in an apartment that is infected and surrounded by other people?

=====


Do you know why ebola hasn't spread like wildfire through africa prior to now even though its been around about 20 years?

Because it burns itself out when everybodys dead, usually in whatever remote village it started in. Leaving them there replicates that in microcosm.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (Cq0oW)

518 498...Ebola is tailor made to burn through urban areas like no one's business.

People have been saying "Let it Burn" for a couple of years now...
I don't think this is what they had in mind.

Posted by: wheatie at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (e93l3)

519 Screw the civil arrest claims

Citizens Arrest! Citizens Arrest!

Posted by: Gomer Pyle at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (W5DcG)

520 497 Someone isn't taking this disease seriously enough.

Posted by: D-Lamp

I haven't seen evidence that anyone is.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 07:12 PM (MNq6o)



WE seem to be taking it more seriously than the "authorities", gallows humor and all.

Posted by: every moron everywhere at October 02, 2014 07:20 PM (sdi6R)

521 Posted by: D-Lamp

Pretty sure Romeo and I were saying the family would jump at the chance to be confined somewhere else. A place not filled with Ebola stink. Confined - Not left alone to wander about.

Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 07:20 PM (MNq6o)

522 "Ebola is tailor made to burn through urban areas like no one's business.

Da urban yutes and hipster douchebags hardest hit."

No, not really. It's tailor-made for those that live 20 people per room, don't use soap and water, never heard of the germ theory of disease, shit where they eat, have a crappy immune system, hide from 'authority,' and don't give a shit about the consequences of their actions or impact on others... like, oh, I don't know, what group am I thinking of?

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:20 PM (Y2eQR)

523 Because it burns itself out when everybodys dead, usually in whatever remote village it started in. Leaving them there replicates that in microcosm.
--------------------

Micro/Macro... Tomato, Tomatoe

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 02, 2014 07:20 PM (X3xYu)

524 Can't exactly call #520 a sock fail, since it's actually appropriate to the comment.

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 07:21 PM (sdi6R)

525 Patient zero had a visitor in Liberia before he came here. The NYT said it was his sister. As soon as she left he quit with no explanation and came here. Was this really the girlfriend?

Posted by: thunderb at October 02, 2014 07:21 PM (BUXZD)

526 nood bush

Posted by: flounder at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (sDapq)

527 "Medieval pron? Got any links?"

The Vatican has a HUGE collection in sub-basement 3 of Library #47.

Or so I've heard. Seriously. HUGE collection.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (Y2eQR)

528 Pretty sure Romeo and I were saying the family would jump at the chance to be confined somewhere else. A place not filled with Ebola stink. Confined - Not left alone to wander about.


Posted by: Dang at October 02, 2014 07:20 PM (MNq6o)

And I expect this is very much the case. I also say that unless you turn the whole area into a quick built prison, you aren't going to be able to make them stay there.


Posted by: D-Lamp at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (txvbW)

529 Micro/Macro... Tomato, Tomatoe

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs


I like macrame.

Posted by: Dang, sitting in a macrame chair hanging from the ceiling at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (MNq6o)

530 New reality show, Ebola Family Values

Can't be any worse than the Kardashians!

Posted by: Mick Dodge at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (Ph479)

531
No give me some sensible reason to keep them in an apartment that is infected and surrounded by other people?
Posted by: Obama Flag
............
Thin the herd, baby.

Posted by: Hussein the Great Half White Hunter at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (wAQA5)

532 >>>>Ye gads, who cares!?!?! This is a better to ask forgiveness than permission situation.

Great. Glad to hear it. Whenever the next hysteria shows up you'll be cool with that precedent set, right? Maybe shoot the dog because you smoke or own guns or won't sort your trash or maybe because you're rightwing and need reeducation.

Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (Cq0oW)

533 Because it burns itself out when everybodys dead, usually in whatever remote village it started in. Leaving them there replicates that in microcosm.
Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:19 PM (Cq0oW)

Yes, IN A REMOTE VILLAGE. We are talking about an urban area here when these people have already left the apartment once. You know, like is happening overseas. There is still no reason they can't be moved to an isolation ward or remote location.

Posted by: Better Feared than Loved at October 02, 2014 07:24 PM (PJUwm)

534 Saw a guess that the mortality rate of this version of ebola is 52%.

Seems to me that the old and those with a weak immune system aren't the only ones vulnerable.

/ odd about the number, it's the same as those who voted for O...

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 02, 2014 07:25 PM (25HWz)

535 Posted by: Bigby's Backfist at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (Cq0oW)

Slippery slope argument. If we can't distinguish situations, then we're doomed anyways. To paraphrase, guess we'll need a couple more CDC guys.

Posted by: Better Feared than Loved at October 02, 2014 07:25 PM (PJUwm)

536 No give me some sensible reason to keep them in an apartment that is infected and surrounded by other people?
Posted by: Obama Flag

I dunno. To see what happens?

Posted by: That guy who always wants to see what happens at October 02, 2014 07:25 PM (MNq6o)

537 527 "Medieval pron? Got any links?"

The Vatican has a HUGE collection in sub-basement 3 of Library #47.

Or so I've heard. Seriously. HUGE collection.
Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:23 PM (Y2eQR)



And they've digitized it and put it up on the Vatical website. Right? Right?

BRB.

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2014 07:27 PM (sdi6R)

538 "Neither Texas nor the CDC has confirmed Duncan's identity or his flight path"

Could they legally? Is there some sort of patient confidentiality law that prevents them from releasing the name?

Posted by: Dales at October 02, 2014 07:28 PM (EG1ig)

539
I'm waiting for the LIV to start naming their kids Ebola. lol

Ebola Obama-_____. Has a nice ring to it.

Posted by: Malia at October 02, 2014 07:28 PM (wAQA5)

540 Leaving them there replicates that in microcosm.

Gee wasn't ace just blogging re. digging in on stupid?
Where's that button.

Posted by: DaveA at October 02, 2014 07:29 PM (DL2i+)

541 The Obama administration banned flights into Israel immediately on a possible threat of rocket fire attacks. Why not ban commercial flights into the US from Africa? Yes there will be economic consequences but weighed against the consequences of an epidemic into a major American city seems elementary to me.

Why isn't CDC and state health officials securing this family in isolation whereby they can receive actual medical monitoring, recieve the daily items needed for health, hygiene, etc., and keep any possible spread to occur to others is unconscionable to me. Playing cagey with information is an ingredient for rumors and panic. Perry needs to shut down this shit right now.

Posted by: Cheri at October 02, 2014 07:30 PM (ZFPMM)

542 HIPPA would preclude releasing specific info without either a patient release or .gov intervention for a public health emergency, which this is not.

If you aren't living a 3/4/5th world shithole life style you stand a much great risk of dying in a traffic accident... or bathtub slip... or gerbil eating a hole in your colon...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:31 PM (Y2eQR)

543 "Why isn't CDC and state health officials securing this family in isolation whereby they can receive actual medical monitoring, recieve the daily items needed for health, hygiene, etc., and keep any possible spread to occur to others is unconscionable to me. Playing cagey with information is an ingredient for rumors and panic. Perry needs to shut down this shit right now."

Don't believe any of the mass media reports. All you can be sure of is that they have it wrong.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:33 PM (Y2eQR)

544 OG Celtic-American

There are large urban parts in the US that mimic third world shitholes. This virus, if exposed in those areas would spread rapidly.

Posted by: Cheri at October 02, 2014 07:34 PM (ZFPMM)

545
Ooh eeh, ooh ah ah,
ting tang
Ebola Obama walla walla bing bang.

Posted by: wth at October 02, 2014 07:39 PM (wAQA5)

546 Since they are all ILLEGAL ALIENS, why don't we summarily DEPORT them back home to Liberia on the CDC's isolation jet? Or, is it raaaacist of me to even ask that question....

Posted by: Molon Labe at October 02, 2014 07:39 PM (IU5o4)

547 "There are large urban parts in the US that mimic third world shitholes. This virus, if exposed in those areas would spread rapidly."

Nope, not really. The actual danger areas are, relative to both the population distribution and the actual land surface area are VERY small and well known, studied for years for TB, measles, and etc. disease transmission. Doesn't happen. We are talking the 20 dudes in a room scenario, not typical urban shitholes even housing projects.

In any case, easily contained with small neutron bombs, allowing urban renewal and gentrification...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:40 PM (Y2eQR)

548 Actually, if they aren't contagious yet, but maybe infected. Doesn't it makes sense to move them now to someplace that can handle it if they do become contagious? Or does it make more sense to leave them where (a) they are more likely to catch it, (b) having an easier time getting away, and (c) are going to be a walking biohazard if they are infected?

There is no sensible reason for leaving them in that apartment even if they are on double secret probation and doomed to die as a microcosm of an African village.

Posted by: Better Feared than Loved at October 02, 2014 07:44 PM (PJUwm)

549 473 Contact does not = exposure does not = infected does not = infectious does not = contagious.

Until The Fuck-Wits In Charge get a clue it may be better from both a public health and freedom perspective to keep them in place.

Funny, the previously planned surge areas for JUST such containment and observation occasions are now full of, oh, I don't know, SOME OTHER group of people...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 07:51 PM (Y2eQR)

550 94 -- Ace --

You're right, why are they being held in Ebola Central, and why would you expect them to remain there and chance being infected?

This is entire problem summed up in one sentence.

Ace -- This is not jurisprudence... this is disease control.

As far as any competent (and sane) health official is concerned, they are already infected. Effective disease control works off the premise that 'you're guilty'... not 'you're innocent'.

That's why AIDS was allowed to sweep the planet.

As to moving them... okay, let's do that. What does that translate into? (A) A controlled environment transport vehicle; (B) personnel (medical & guard*-types) in Level A suits; and, last but not least (C) a destination appropriate for isolation and maintenance.
(BTW, don't forget a properly briefed staff and support for the isolation facility)

That's the 'high-end' solution.

And now the fun part... having the press on hand to document (A) & (B) as it goes down... then camp outside (C).

(*And yes... the security on hand have total authority to 'shoot to kill' anybody attempting to flee transport and isolation, if necessary.)

I'll let my fellow morons speculate how all the will look on the 24/7 news shark tank... and what happens from there.

(Damn, I wish there was a preview function for all this...)

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 02, 2014 07:52 PM (lJaja)

551 And, I apologize if my comment duplicates, or inadvertently stomps on anybody else's previous comment.

I wanted to make sure the thrust of comment was straight and true... I do not make a habit of correcting Ace, this is his site, but there some things I can't let pass.

This is one of them... hopefully it'll be a long time before I have to do it again.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 02, 2014 07:57 PM (lJaja)

552 How's 'bout sticking them all on a f****ng airplane an sending them back where they came from. Failing that put 'em on a flight to Reagan National with directions to the white house.

Posted by: emdfl at October 02, 2014 08:01 PM (JtiKI)

553 Almost forgot - wife pointed out that this guy had probably been shitting and puking in that apartment bathroom for a couple of days at least. How's that going to work out in the sewer system?

Posted by: emdfl at October 02, 2014 08:05 PM (JtiKI)

554 Not Reagan National,thats a great airport! Send 'em to Dulles...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 08:05 PM (Y2eQR)

555 In the Reston VA outbreak of Ebola, following the massive cleanup, new residents in the building tested positive for Ebola years later. Granted, E. Reston is not the same strain, but you don't plan for getting lucky.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at October 02, 2014 08:06 PM (XO6WW)

556 Sewer... we don't know. Probably die off as sewage is not a filoviri friendly environment, probably kills on contact or in seconds. Still, you never know. If got into rats, one of it's favorite hosts, that could be an issue.

Pro Tip: Don't eat or impregnate rats from the sewer.

Sadly they are sold as bush meat substitutes in certain ethnic enclaves in the 1st world...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 08:10 PM (Y2eQR)

557 Say they make a break for it and get arrested.

How big a riot do you think you'll have in THOSE jails?

And I wonder how the GI's deployed to Liberia feel looking back at the bullshit going on behind them?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at October 02, 2014 08:14 PM (XO6WW)

558 He vomited outside the apartment too, so the whole damned area is a hot zone.

Posted by: aliceaitch at October 02, 2014 08:15 PM (UqVwR)

559 "new residents in the building tested positive for Ebola years later. "

NO, they tested positive for antibody development meaning that they had been EXPOSED to the Reston Virus NOT that they were INFECTED. Big difference.

If you ever got an attenuated Polio immunization you will test positive for antibodies because you were EXPOSED, not INFECTED with Polio, as an example.

Everyone please be damn careful about tossing out 'info' about this... it's complicated and we don't need The Fuck-Wits In Charge and their LIV Lackeys spreading more bullshit...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 08:16 PM (Y2eQR)

560 "558 He vomited outside the apartment too, so the whole damned area is a hot zone."

No, it probably isn't, unless there are living viri present in the environment. And then it would be limited to the surface contact and immediate atmosphere.

It probably was when he puked his nasty self up, assuming he had the virus in his precious bodily fluids, which he probably did.

But most of them would have died within seconds. The problem is some small percent might be able to survive for up to 48 hours or so, at least in an indoor environment. With UV exposure, temp issues, toxic to viri contact surfaces (e.g. concrete -viruses hate it), and etc. it is almost certainly no longer a dangerous environment.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Ebola Paladin for Hire at October 02, 2014 08:22 PM (Y2eQR)

561 Oh, they are encountering a "bit of hesitancy" from cleaning crews to come in and clean out the hot zone. Gee, who would have thought that would happen!

So our Top Men have NO PLAN WHATSOEVER to deal with Ebola or places or people infected with Ebola or exposed to it. None.

Posted by: PJ at October 02, 2014 08:33 PM (cHuNI)

562 86
"Rick Perry needs to bigfoot all this nonsense and take over control of this whole operation, personally."

For Perry, this is turning into a high-risk/high-reward situation.

Handle this personally and competently, and his Presidential stock soars.

Fumble it, and....

___________________________________________________________

He's already fumbled - hired Steve Schmidt who is ebola to any given presidential campaign.

Posted by: algore at October 02, 2014 08:42 PM (r+nXe)

563 Hey Celtic-American, coming off like a douche-nozzle is not going to help you correct misinformation. Makes it look like your posts are just an exercise in ego-reinforcement for you and thus damages your credibility. If truth is really your goal, how about dialing down the "me so smart, you guys so stupid" bullshit.

Posted by: Cat Lady at October 02, 2014 09:03 PM (1OMtW)

564 THEN WHO FUCKING INVITED HIM TO STAY WITH THEM?

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 02, 2014 09:55 PM (Y92Nd)

565 36 Don't these people have bleach?
Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2014 05:25 PM (9221z)

Bitch doesn't know what to do with soiled linens... Umm, burn them?

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 02, 2014 10:06 PM (Y92Nd)

566 In a photo, I see that they delivered crates of bananas. What's up with that???
Posted by: The Progs at October 02, 2014 05:30 PM (iQIUe)

The BRAT diet for when you're vomiting blood.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 02, 2014 10:09 PM (Y92Nd)

567 Oddly enough,
AoSHQ has been quoted.referenced multiple times in Wretchards blog, in the comments:
http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/10/02/can-do/#more-39614


Posted by: ChrisP at October 02, 2014 10:31 PM (/7QiX)

568 "He's already fumbled - hired Steve Schmidt who is ebola to any given presidential campaign.
Posted by: algore at October 02, 2014 08:42 PM (r+nXe)"

He didn't hire Schmidt for his campaign. He hired the best law firms to defend against that BS lawfare. Obviously the best law firms will have some nasty snakes, Schmidt being among them.

It's not like Perry personally sought that dude out, and yeah, he is a snake, but I think snakes have their purposes. Perry shouldn't fight the lawfare with one hand behind his back, or practice the "comity" method that some Republicans mistakenly show. He needs to fight fire with fire in this case.

Had Perry actually hired Schmidt as a campaign guy I would be right there with you.

Posted by: Dustin at October 03, 2014 12:16 AM (BuxDl)

569 Has Gov Perry called up one of his Guard units yet, a Chemical (NBC) unit to run the quarantine?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 03, 2014 12:23 AM (NaeCR)

570 EbolaGazi !!!!
This is the biggest scandal yet.
I am hokng yo stay inside my house and refuse to answer the door

Posted by: Righter at October 03, 2014 10:02 AM (HhSZL)

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