Nurses Union: Duncan Was Not Isolated, Waste Piled Up

Via Breitbart:

Nurses Union: Duncan Not Put In Isolation, Waste Piled Nearly Up to Ceiling

October 14, 2014

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on further allegations made by a nurses union that Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was not put into isolation, allowed his blood to circulate through the hospital’s tube system, and that waste “piled up nearly to the ceiling” inside patient’s rooms on Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight.”

Gupta said that the National Nurses United [union] stated that they were informed by nurses that “Mr. Duncan was not in isolation. He was not in isolation for several hours, despite the fact that a nursing supervisor asked that he go into isolation, and that he may have come in contact with seven patients at that time.”

Presumably they are talking about while Mr.


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Second Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

From the Associated Press:

Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola


DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

The department said in a statement that the worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Health officials said the worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, who was diagnosed with Ebola after coming to the U.S. from Liberia. Duncan died Oct. 8.

The department said a preliminary Ebola test was conducted late Tuesday at a state public health laboratory in Austin, Texas, and came back positive during the night.


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Obama’s Columbus Day: ‘Violence, Disease, Deprivation’

From CNS News:

Obama’s Columbus Day Proclamation: History ‘Marred’ with ‘Violence, Disease, and Deprivation’

By Penny Starr | October 13, 2014

( – In a presidential action issued on Friday, proclaiming Oct. 13 as Columbus Day, President Barack Obama noted that a “new history” launched by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the new world included the history of American Indians, which he said is “marred with long and shameful chapters of violence, disease, and deprivation.”

Was Mr. Obama talking about history after Columbus or his own tenure in office?

“In a new world, a history was written,” said Obama’s proclamation, required by a 1934 Congressional Joint Resolution. “It tells the story of an idea – that all women and men are created equal – and a people’s struggle to fulfill it.



Chuck Hagel: Climate Change Will Challenge US Military

From the Associated Press:

Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | October 13, 2014

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday.

So the US military isn’t as tough as the US Post Office? Which is not daunted by ‘either snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night.’

Addressing a conference of military leaders as the Pentagon released a new report on the issue, Hagel said, "Our militaries’ readiness could be tested, and our capabilities could be stressed." …

And none of that is due to Obama cutting trillions from our defense budget.


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Army Faces Equipment, Training Risks With Budget Cuts

From an unfazed Reuters:

U.S. Army says it faces huge equipment, training risks with budget cuts

By Andrea Shalal | October 13, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army warned on Monday that mandatory budget cuts due to resume in fiscal 2016 would be devastating to a service that is already facing huge risks as it tries to keep forces ready for battle, replace aging equipment and respond to crises around the world.

The only cuts that are left in the sequester are cuts to the military. And, in reality, they are chicken feed compared to the in cuts that Obama had already implemented over the next decade. Which amount to trillions of dollars.

But, of course, none of this will be allowed to hurt the Pentagon’s efforts to combat climate change.


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ISIS: Enslaving Yazidi Women, Children Is ‘Spoils Of War’

From Reuters:

Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

By Isabel Coles | October 13, 2014

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of war.

Wow. ISIS sound almost as bad as Republicans. Of course, the media and the rest of the left will never attack them like they attack Republicans

In an article in its English-language online magazine Dabiq, the group provides what it says is religious justification for the enslavement of defeated "idolators". The ancient custom of enslavement had fallen out of use because of deviation from true Islam, but was revived when fighters overran Yazidi villages in Iraq’s Sinjar region.


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ISIS Takes Training Camp, Bombs Baghdad On Holy Day

From the Associated Press:

Militants take Iraq army camp as bombs hit Baghdad

By VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | October 13, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group on Monday captured a military training camp in western Iraq, inching closer to full control of the restive Anbar province, as a spate of deadly bombings shook Baghdad, hitting mostly Shiite neighborhoods and leaving at least 30 dead.

How much US blood was spilled fighting for control of the Anbar Province? One casualty counting website says that at least 1,335 ‘Coalition’ troops were killed there.

The attacks, which came as Iraqi Shiites marked a major holiday for their sect with families crowding the streets in celebration, raised new concerns that the Sunni militant group is making gains despite U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.


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Turkey Denies Any Air Base Deal With US, Bombs Kurds

From the Associated Press:

Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base

By SUZAN FRASER and RYAN LUCAS | October 13, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO allies Turkey and the United States differed Monday on where they stand on the use of a key air base, with Turkish officials denying reports from the United States that there was a new agreement on its use for operations against Islamic State militants. The impasse suggests that major differences remain between the two sides…

Ya think?

U.S. officials said again Monday that Turkey would let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including Incirlik air base, which is within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.



CDC Wants ‘Dedicated Hospitals’ To Handle Ebola Cases

From Bloomberg:

Dedicated Ebola Hospitals Sought After Nurse’s Infection

By Caroline Chen and Kelly Gilblom | October 14, 2014

U.S. and local health officials want to set up dedicated hospitals in each state for Ebola patients, part of a new emphasis on safety for health-care workers after a nurse caring for an infected patient in Dallas tested positive for the virus.

And never mind that the CDC director has repeatedly said that every hospitals in the US knows how to stop the spread of Ebola, even though it is difficult.

In fact, Dr. Thomas Frieden stated in written testimony to a House foreign affairs subcommittee in August that: "We know how to stop Ebola with strict infection control practices which are already in widespread use in American hospitals, and by stopping it at the source in Africa."– And, of course, he says we can stop it at its source in Africa by allowing people from Africa to come to the US.


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WP: US Wants Flight Restrictions, And It’s Not Even Close

From a seemingly surprised Washington Post:

Americans want flight restrictions from Ebola countries. And it’s not close.

By Aaron Blake | October 14, 2014

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the United States, and about the same amount say they want flight restrictions from the countries in West Africa where the disease has quickly spread.

A new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News shows 67 percent of people say they would support restricting entry to the United States from countries struggling with Ebola.

We are only surprised that this number isn’t far higher. But it shows the power of political correctness. Political correctness kills.

Another 91 percent would like to see stricter screening procedures at U.S.


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Philippines To Monitor Filipinos From Ebola Countries

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

Filipinos to be screened for Ebola outside PH

By Christian V. Esguerra, Jocelyn R. Uy, Tina G. Santos | October 14, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–The government has begun requiring a 21-day screening for Filipinos in Ebola-hit countries in West Africa before they would be allowed to travel to the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said on Monday.

Once cleared, returning Filipinos will be covered by a “no regrets” policy requiring observation for another 21 days in the Philippines to make sure they had not contracted the deadly virus, he said.

That’s a good name for this policy. ‘No regrets."

During the second phase, Ona said Filipinos coming from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone would be asked to inform local health authorities by cell phone of possible Ebola virus symptoms such as fever, severe headache, diarrhea and unexplained hemorrhage.


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Dallas Nurse Received Transfusion From Ebola Survivor

From the Dallas Morning News:

Dallas nurse receives transfusion from Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly

By EVA-MARIE AYALA and NAHEED RAJWANI | October 13, 2014

Dallas nurse Nina Pham received a blood transfusion from another Ebola patient as part of her treatment, her family’s priest Father Jim Khoi said…

A Samaritan’s Purse spokesman said that at the request of the hospital, Dr. Kent Brantly went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Sunday to donate plasma.

This is the third time Brantly has done so since recovering from Ebola. He also donated to NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo and aid worker Dr. Rick Sacra, who left the Nebraska Medical Center virus-free in September.

The spokesman said Brantly also offered to give blood to Thomas Eric Duncan but was not a match…

Don’t tell the Reverend Jackson or Duncan’s family that.


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CDC Unsure How Many Came Into Contact With Duncan

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient

By MARTHA MENDOZA | October 14, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.

About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.

Notice the use of "about." We will later hear that the CDC doesn’t know the exact number of workers who came into direct contact with Duncan.


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United Nations Medical Worker Died Of Ebola In Germany

From an unfazed Associated Press:

German hospital: UN worker dies of Ebola

October 14, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospital said Tuesday.

Did he not follow protocol?

For the record, more than 233 doctors and nurses have contracted Ebola and died in Africa this year alone. That number includes highly trained doctors, such as the the medical director of the two largest hospitals in Liberia, UN doctors, and two healthcare workers from Doctors without Borders teams.

It’s hard to believe that they all ‘violated protocol.’

The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection.


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Obama Cut CDC’s 2014 Preparedness Budget By $270M

From the April 2013 archives of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, CIDRAP:

CDC preparedness funds take hit in proposed 2014 budget

By Robert Roos | April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

Note that these are Obama’s cuts.

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, speaking at a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press conference, said the "overall program budget would come down by about $270 million" under the budget proposal, compared with spending in fiscal year 2012…

That is, Obama cut the CDC’s budget by $270 million.


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