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Obama - no quarantine of ebola HC workers

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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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Well I thought I had read the title of the article incorrectly, but nope. It's pretty much what it says - White House Presses States to Reconsider Mandatory Ebola Quarantine Orders

Now why would he not want to quarantine people who have come into contact with this vile disease when it's been proven they can infect those they come into contact with? Is this guy for real? Can anyone give a valid reason why this shouldn't be done?

I was going to tack this on to the thread about the mandatory quarantine by NY/NJ, but thought this needs to not be buried in there and deserved to be seen and discussed on it's own. This is just crazy if they really feel it's not necessary. Or is it worse than that?




posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

Can anyone give a valid reason why this shouldn't be done?
Yes. A couple.

1) Because without symptoms there is no contagiousness. It's pointless to quarantine people with no symptoms.

2) Because imposing a quarantine on health workers will discourage them from volunteering provide aid in west Africa.

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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... There isn't a need for people to start running through the streets like Chicken Little with the sky falling, but if we keep treating this disease as nothing more than something like chicken pox we might wind up a wee bit shocked and a whole lot dead before all of this is said and done.

The thing is, they might not be showing symptoms, but by the time they do they've been all over town, kissed babies in the park, went bowling, held a fundraiser, rode 10 different subways, etc. Then we are stuck looking for all of the people they've made contact with. Crossing our fingers the whole time.

Why an "over abundance of caution" for one thing and absolutely no caution on another? It makes no sense.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bilk22

Can anyone give a valid reason why this shouldn't be done?
Yes. A couple.

1) Because without symptoms there is no contagiousness. It's pointless to quarantine people with no symptoms.

2) Because imposing a quarantine on health workers will discourage them from volunteering provide aid in west Africa.
Precautions are pointless? Really? Discourage workers that know the severity of this disease? Really? They'd want to place their family and friends in jeopardy? Really? Maybe they need to find another line of work.


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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:53 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bilk22

Can anyone give a valid reason why this shouldn't be done?
Yes. A couple.

1) Because without symptoms there is no contagiousness. It's pointless to quarantine people with no symptoms.

2) Because imposing a quarantine on health workers will discourage them from volunteering provide aid in west Africa.
Oh I'm sure you know the symptoms can take up to three weeks to manifest themselves, right?



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:54 PM
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I wonder what dem that running for election will back Obama on this one?


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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

The solution is simple, have everyone who falls under the criteria of a risk visit Obama and his entire family and other politicians at the White House and hang out for 3 weeks or so, since he feels it's no biggie.

I reckon the POTUS needs to be tested - not for Ebola but for drug use, his thought process appears to be flawed.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft
That is...most sublime



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: Bilk22

The solution is simple, have everyone who falls under the criteria of a risk visit Obama and his entire family and other politicians at the White House and hang out for 3 weeks or so, since he feels it's no biggie.

I reckon the POTUS needs to be tested - not for Ebola but for drug use, his thought process appears to be flawed.
I'll vote for that. He can greet each one on the tarmac.

Did you see how he hugged that girl that visited him in the Oval Office? Like she had cooties LOL
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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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Oh I'm sure you know the symptoms can take up to three weeks to manifest themselves, right?

Longer than that in some cases. So what? Unless there are symptoms a person is not contagious.

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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bilk22




Oh I'm sure you know the symptoms can take up to three weeks to manifest themselves, right?

Longer than that in some cases. So what? Unless there are symptoms a person is not contagious.
And when their symptoms surface while sitting on a crowded subway or on a five hour flight then what?


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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:01 PM
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2) Because imposing a quarantine on health workers will discourage them from volunteering provide aid in west Africa. 

They are volunteering to fight a deadly disease in Africa. It is worth risking infecting themselves over there ... but it isn't worth being held in quarantine for three weeks when they return?
How does that make any sense? They would rather risk infecting family and friends when they return???
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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: Bilk22

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bilk22




Oh I'm sure you know the symptoms can take up to three weeks to manifest themselves, right?

Longer than that in some cases. So what? Unless there are symptoms a person is not contagious.
And when their symptoms surface while sitting on a crowded subway or on a five hour flight then what?

Or while having sex with their partners.


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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: Bilk22

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bilk22




Oh I'm sure you know the symptoms can take up to three weeks to manifest themselves, right?

Longer than that in some cases. So what? Unless there are symptoms a person is not contagious.
And when their symptoms surface while sitting on a crowded subway or on a five hour flight then what?

Then a guy with a hazmat suit escorts them off the plane.

I don't get why they'd be discouraged from going to west africa because of a quarantine. Is a 21 day quarantine so much worse than actually going over to africa and lending a hand? It should just be considered part of the process and if they can't handle that then maybe they should volunteer for something else.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: Bilk22

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bilk22




Oh I'm sure you know the symptoms can take up to three weeks to manifest themselves, right?

Longer than that in some cases. So what? Unless there are symptoms a person is not contagious.
And when their symptoms surface while sitting on a crowded subway or on a five hour flight then what?

Or while having sex with their partners.
Yeah I'm sure we could think of plenty of instances - obviously that wasn't one of Phage's more intelligent posts.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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It is worth risking infection. ... but it isn't worth being held in quarantine for three weeks when they return?
They understand that the risk of infection is low. They understand that a quarantine of non-symptomic people accomplishes nothing. Yes, three weeks more is an additional hardship.



They would rather risk infecting family and friends when they return???
No. They understand that unless there are symptoms they won't infect their family and friends. If that were not the case, why are they not saying "I just got back from Liberia. Quarantine me!"



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

You mean like with Thomas Duncan?


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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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Astronauts are quarantined for 10 days before every launch. Those that landed on the moon were quarantined. It's part of the job.

There's no defense against quarantining workers who come into direct contact with this contagion. None. Zero!
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posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: PhageHave you seen his fiancee?



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: butcherguy




It is worth risking infection. ... but it isn't worth being held in quarantine for three weeks when they return?
They understand that the risk of infection is low. They understand that a quarantine of non-symptomic people accomplishes nothing. Yes, three weeks more is an additional hardship.



They would rather risk infecting family and friends when they return???
No. They understand that unless there are symptoms they won't infect their family and friends. If that were not the case, why are they not saying "I just got back from Liberia. Quarantine me!"


The risk of infection is low? How many HC workers have already contracted the disease? Maybe you have those numbers? We've already read about some here.




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