List Of Countries Banning Travelers From Ebola Countries

From International SOS:

Travel restrictions, flight operations and screening

Last Updated: October 29, 2014

According to their website, International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, and security services to organizations with international operations. Services include planning and preventative programs, in-country expertise, and emergency response. It has approximately 11,000 employees, led by 1,200 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists and provides health and security support to members in 89 countries.

… The authorities in several countries have implemented entry restrictions to curtail the spread of Ebola from countries that have Ebola cases, while air carriers have restricted flights or modified schedules…

Entry restrictions

Africa

  • Cameroon An 18 August ban remains in place on travel from Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Cape Verde on 9 October announced that it would now deny entry to non-resident foreigners coming from countries with ‘intense Ebola transmission’ – Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia – or who have been to those countries in the previous 30 days.

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Australia ‘Instigates’ Ban On Travel From Ebola Countries

From a spittle-flecked with outrage CNN:

Australia instigates ban on travel from West Africa

By Euan McKirdy | October 28, 2014

(CNN) – In the fight against Ebola, Australia has said: No thanks…

What an unbiased headline and lead, huh? "Instigates"? And stopping potential spreaders of the disease from coming into your country equals giving up the fight against Ebola?

Telling Australia’s parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was currently "not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries," he said that the government was also suspending its humanitarian program.

Note that total lack of details about this suspension of Australia’s "humanitarian program." Buried at the bottom of this article we learn that Australia has spent $16 million dollars fighting Ebola in West Africa.

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WH: Army’s Ebola Quarantine ‘Is Like Getting A Haircut’

From the Washington Post:

Obama assails Ebola quarantines, saying they are based on fear, not facts

By Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and Joel Achenbach | October 28, 2014

President Obama on Tuesday forcefully rejected the idea of a quarantine for medical­ workers returning from Ebola-affected­ countries, arguing that such an approach would undermine the broader effort to eliminate the epidemic…

Isn’t it telling the things that Obama gets ‘forceful’ about? Why is it so important to him to put our country at risk? After all, aren’t these returning health workers more of a threat to the public health than ‘climate change’ will ever be?

While the president did not directly criticize New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) for imposing mandatory quarantines on health workers coming back from West Africa, he made clear that he thought those moves were a bad idea and were not based on the best medical information.

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Hickox Won’t Quarantine; Dr. Spencer Lied About Travel

From ABC News:

Nurse Kaci Hickox ‘Will Go to Court’ Over Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule

By KATIE KINDELAN | Oct 29, 2014

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, will take legal action against the state of Maine if officials do not lift the 21-day home quarantine restrictions by Thursday morning.

“I will go to court to attain my freedom,” Hickox told “Good Morning America" today via Skype from her home in Fort Kent, Maine. “I have been completely asymptomatic since I’ve been here. I feel absolutely great.” …

When Hickox arrived in Maine, the state’s governor ordered her to abide by that state’s policy that health care workers who arrive from West Africa remain under a 21-day home quarantine, with their condition actively monitored…

Hickox’s attorney, Steven Hyman, says his client, who last treated an Ebola patient Oct.

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Memo: Bring ‘Non-Citizens’ To US For Ebola Treatment

From Fox News:

Internal memo pushes bringing non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment; State denies plan

October 29, 2014

A memo obtained by Fox News indicates the Obama administration has been considering allowing non-American Ebola patients into the U.S. for treatment – though a State Department official on Tuesday denied any such plans. The document was obtained by Fox News from a Capitol Hill source, who said it is a memo prepared by the State Department. The top of the document is marked “sensitive but unclassified – predesicional (sic).”

The “purpose” of the memo states: “Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to the United States for treatment of Ebola Virus Disease.” The document goes on to discuss – and advocate for — devising such a plan.

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School’s Handout Portrays Founding Fathers As Racists

From Fox News:

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School’s Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists

By Todd Starnes | October 27, 2014

The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists. Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton.

The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?" The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson (he enslaved 200 Africans) and Abraham Lincoln.

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Navajo HS Emerges As Defender Of Washington Redskins

From the Washington Post, of all places:

In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins

By Ian Shapira | October 26, 2014

RED MESA, Ariz. — The fans poured into the bleachers on a Friday night, erupting in “Let’s go, Redskins!” chants that echoed across a new field of artificial turf, glowing green against a vast dun-colored landscape… “Yes, sir!” the players shouted. “Redskins on three! Redskins on three! One, two, three, Redskins!”

The scene at this tiny, remote high school was as boisterous as it was remarkable: Nearly everyone on the field and in the bleachers belongs to the Navajo Nation.

We don’t find it any more remarkable than the descendants of cowboys cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.

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Priebus: GOP Will Stop Obama’s Amnesty If Win Senate

From Breitbart:

Exclusive–Priebus Rallies Base: GOP Will Stop Obama’s ‘Un-American’ Amnesty if We Win Senate

By Matthew Boyle | October 27, 2014

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says it’s “un-American" for President Barack Obama to consider implementing an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens across the country.

“It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it,” Priebus replied when a Tea Party activist asked him about the president’s plans for an executive amnesty on a conference call hosted by TheTeaParty.net on Monday evening.

“I don’t support it. It is wrong,” Priebus said. "It is un-American for a president to try and do such a thing. I want to make it clear: There is no part of me, there is not a molecule in my body that agrees with the president on executive amnesty.”

Priebus promised the hundreds of activists on the call that the Republican Party, if it takes the Senate on Nov.

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Desperate Dems Trot Out ‘Social Security, Medicare Cuts’

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority

By DAVID ESPO | October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare.

What a shock, huh? It’s the same old Democrat playbook. They trot out this lie when they are behind, when they are ahead, in every election. — And yet they accuse the Republicans of fear mongering.

By the way, Hillary closed her ‘businesses don’t create jobs’ speech on Monday with these words: "The other side’s only answer to all of this is fear. Now, fear is the last resort of those who have run out of ideas and run out of hope.

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Obama To Only Campaign (In Safe Races) For Governors

From the Associated Press:

Obama focuses on governor races where he’s welcome

By JIM KUHNHENN | October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is picking some temperate spots in an otherwise chilly political landscape, avoiding hostile Senate terrain during the final days of the midterm campaign in favor of tight governor races where his liabilities are less likely to stick to Democratic candidates… For Democrats and for the White House, it’s the strategy with the lowest risk.

The AP is clearly amused by this. But just imagine how they would have written this article if the party affiliation were on the other foot. That is, imagine if President Bush and his policies were so hated that he dare not campaign for any Republican candidates, except for those in the safest races.

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Hillary Misspoke And Was Taken Out Of Context Re Jobs

From the Politico:

Hillary Clinton clarifies jobs comment

By MAGGIE HABERMAN | October 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton on Monday mopped up her botched statement from a rally in Massachusetts last week, making it clear she’d misspoken and hadn’t intended to deliver a fresh economic policy message.

Clinton’s cleanup came as she campaigned with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in Somers, about 90 minutes north of New York City, after two days in which Republicans bandied the likely White House candidate’s Friday comment, made in the context of talking about trickle-down economics, on social media and the single sentence began gaining traction.

“Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton had said at the rally in Boston, where she appeared on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley along with Democratic Sen.

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2010 Study: Ebola Can Survive On Surfaces For 50 Days

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

By Mark Prigg and Victoria Woollaston | 27 October 2014

The number of confirmed Ebola cases passed the 10,000 mark over the weekend, despite efforts to curb its spread. And while the disease typically dies on surfaces within hours, research has discovered it can survive for more than seven weeks under certain conditions.

During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.

And the Zaire strain, as opposed to the Marburg strain, is what we are up against now.

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WH Blames Founding Fathers For Uneven Ebola Response

From the Associated Press:

Feds vs. states: Who decides on Ebola quarantines

By JOSH LEDERMAN | October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn’t forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers.

A hodgepodge of state policies, some of which directly contradict Obama’s recommendations, has sowed confusion about what’s really needed to stop Ebola from spreading in the United States. While public health advocates denounce state quarantines as draconian and scientifically baseless, anxious citizens in non-quarantine states are asking whether they’re at greater risk because their governors and the president have adopted a lesser level of caution.

If the quarantines are so ‘scientifically baseless,’ why has the CDC just recommended quarantining health workers who had direct contact with body fluids from Ebola patients, even if they are not showing any symptoms?

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Ebola Nurse Hickox Will/Won’t Be Quarantined In Maine

From an admiring Associated Press:

Flap over terms in Maine for nurse released by N.J.

October 28, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa agreed to be quarantined at home in Maine upon her return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey, but her lawyer disagrees with officials over how long she’ll have to stay in seclusion. Nurse Kaci Hickox left a New Jersey hospital on Monday and headed toward home in northern Maine…

Maine health officials announced that she’d be quarantined at home for 21 days after the last possible exposure to the disease under the state’s health protocols. But one of Hickox’s lawyers, Steve Hyman, said he expected her to remain in seclusion for the "next day or so" while he works with Maine health officials.

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CDC Issues New Guidelines For High Risk Ebola Workers

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

CDC: New Ebola monitoring guidelines

By MIKE STOBBE | October 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the updated advice to state and local officials on Monday.

Why would they do that if, as they have said over and over again, there is absolutely no risk of contracting the disease from anyone who is not symptomatic? Also, how many definitive guidelines are we going to get? They seem to change fairly quickly.

The CDC guidance comes after the governors of New York and New Jersey announced mandatory quarantines for medical workers returning from three West African countries plagued by the worst Ebola outbreak in world history.

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