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How Easy It Is To Cheat The Ebola Screening Process

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posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 06:11 PM
Stuck in Africa stricken with Ebola and filled with an urge to get the heck out to visit your relatives abroad? Too bad. They are screening patients at the airports to make sure that the virus doesn't spread.



As it turns out they kind of are... with thermometers.

But there is good news Dear Ebola Sufferer with a desire to travel. Thanks to modern medicine a handful of Advil will get you past that pesky screener and allow you to travel anywhere you desire.



People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts who believe more must be done to identify infected travelers.

"And people can take ibuprofen to reduce their fever enough to pass screening, and why wouldn't they? If it will get them on a plane so they can come to the United States and get effective treatment after they're exposed to Ebola, wouldn't you do that to save your life?"

On Thursday, Liberia said the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the United States had lied on a questionnaire at the Monrovia airport about his exposure to an Ebola patient. He flew to Brussels and then Dulles airport outside Washington, D.C., before landing in Dallas on Sept. 20.

The traveler, Thomas Eric Duncan, had no symptoms when he left Liberia, and fever scans there had shown a normal body temperature of 97.3 degrees Fahrenheit, U.S. health officials said. He therefore could not have been identified through examination as carrying the Ebola virus.

...Kaufman flew from Monrovia to Casablanca to London to Atlanta. He was fever-screened in Monrovia and Casablanca, but not London's Heathrow, he said, and not when he arrived in Atlanta.


So, rest easy world! You are being protected from exposure to one of the deadliest diseases on the planet by a small army of airport employees who are armed with state of the art, mid grade, somewhat accurate thermometers... And as long as "patient zero" is too stupid to buy Advil - we should all be safe!

I swear if you made this stuff up people would look at you like you had a head injury - and yet it's real...

posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 06:17 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

Wow, its amazing that not only did life evolve here, but that we made it this far....

posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 06:18 PM
Yup, and there's an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 people exiting Western Africa A WEEK now, and since we here in the U.S. are helpfully letting them in, the rush is on in that direction even more so.

Anyone who can afford it is bailing on Africa and I can't say as I blame them, and every one of them is going to lie about their exposures. Those thermometers won't even work right if someone has just washed their face with cold water...

Take a look at air traffic globally, it's frightening: Air Traffic Real Time

posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 06:27 PM
a reply to: tadaman

If it's any consolation I think we'll kill ourselves off, and possibly everything else here, in record time for a planetary event.

posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 07:13 PM
Please add to the existing thread - thanks!

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