Reporter compares the Ebola quarantine to WWII internment camps

Reporter compares the Ebola quarantine to WWII internment camps

http://twitter.com/#!/laura_lrnzo/status/526458885003956224 Ron Fournier, reporter for National Journal, has earned our praise on these pages of late as a voice of reason in the ongoing national debate on Ebola, which is why this tweet of his took us by surprise: http://twitter.com/#!/ron_fournier/status/526457661026746368 That’s right — The 21-day quarantine of aid worker Kaci Hickox, who just arrived in Newark, NJ after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, is now the same as WWII internment camps. Fournier’s readers blasted him for the analogy: @ron_fournier you're comparing this to Japanese internment? — Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) October 26, 2014 @ron_fournier really? You're trying to draw an equivalence between these? Sheesh. — Scott Harmon (@scotthar_tx) October 26, 2014 @mattklewis @ron_fournier Good Lord, a grip is in order. — Laura Lorenzo (@laura_lrnzo) October 26, 2014 @ron_fournier I don't think this is an accurate comparison. Those folks lost their property and were held for years. — James Meredith (@NDTwinsfan) October […]

‘Unbelievable!’ White House says no Ebola-related travel restrictions

‘Unbelievable!’ White House says no Ebola-related travel restrictions

http://twitter.com/#!/NiceDeb/status/517359765660237824 The first ever case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States was a man who flew to the country from Liberia. So you might be wondering… Just spitballing here, but shouldn't travel restrictions be in place right now for people coming from Ebola afflicted countries? — RB (@RBPundit) October 1, 2014 In response to similar questions, Josh Earnest said today that there would be no travel bans from countries with Ebola epidemics: Good freaking grief "White House: No Ebola travel restrictions" http://t.co/hAuGT6SchV — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 1, 2014 Earnest said the chances of an epidemic in the U.S. are “incredibly low.” President Obama said previously that the possibility someone with Ebola would reach U.S. shores was “unlikely.” And yet it happened. @HeyTammyBruce Unbelievable!!! — mary christie (@peaceischrist) October 1, 2014 @HeyTammyBruce sounding a little like a Virus-Phobic anti science racist war on germs RW talk show host. — […]

Reports: Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan has died

Reports: Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan has died

http://twitter.com/#!/ChadPergram/status/519869358362099712 An Ebola patient from Liberia named Thomas Duncan had been hospitalized in Dallas, Texas for treatment of Ebola. Duncan has reportedly died from the disease: New: The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. died this morning in Dallas at 7:51 A.M. The news comes from the hospital in a statement — Dina Fine Maron (@Dina_Maron) October 8, 2014 MORE: Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has died, hospital announces http://t.co/9qIStK2M93 pic.twitter.com/dJ9ILnDtI8 — NBC News (@NBCNews) October 8, 2014 Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner: Dallas #Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has died — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 8, 2014 STATEMENT from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on the death of #Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. pic.twitter.com/u0R02Ego78 — Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 8, 2014 Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets. *** Related: Not a ‘glitch’: Hospital in Dallas backtracks and now admits it knew Ebola […]

NYC doctor who went bowling last night has tested positive for Ebola

NYC doctor who went bowling last night has tested positive for Ebola

http://twitter.com/#!/slone/status/525433693738135552 New York doctor Craig Spencer rode the subway, went to a bowling alley, and took a taxi cab last night. Today he reportedly tested positive for the Ebola virus. Via the New York Times: A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test. While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually, and had been preparing for this moment for months, the first case highlighted the challenges […]

Henry Waxman turns Ebola travel ban question into immigration issue

Henry Waxman turns Ebola travel ban question into immigration issue

http://twitter.com/#!/CaseyMattoxADF/status/522801100026826753 Rep. Henry Waxman continues to amaze at a House subcommittee hearing on the Ebola response. Waxman’s already lied by connecting Ebola in the U.S. to budget cuts, and when the question of potential travel bans arose, Waxman implied such a move would be anti-immigration: So Henry Waxman just compared a travel ban to immigration restrictionism. You go right ahead and make the restrictionists' case for them — John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 16, 2014 Yes, Henry Waxman just said that "public health is tangential to the immigration issue." #whyamericaisscrewed #EbolaHearing — Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 16, 2014 There is nothing that can’t be shamelessly politicized! @michellemalkin I already thought his "Duh factor" was high for collaborating with the Nicaraguan Contras, but this goes beyond even that. — Tom Kovach (@TKovachNashvil) October 16, 2014 @michellemalkin Waxmans part of the original infection! Liberalism! — Aaron Ashton (@aaronashton77) October 16, 2014 @michellemalkin Henry […]

North Korea Bans Foreigners From Pyongyang Marathon Over Ebola Fears

North Korea Bans Foreigners From Pyongyang Marathon Over Ebola Fears

The country shut its doors to foreign tourists over fears of the virus in October, even though there are no cases near the isolated nation. Authorities in North Korea have barred foreigners from competing in the annual Pyongyang marathon — one of the reclusive nation’s most popular tourist events — because of ongoing fears about the spread of the Ebola virus, according to travel agencies. View this image › Marathon runners pass by a North Korean soldier in in April 2013. David Guttenfelder / AP Despite no cases of Ebola emerging near the country, foreigners were restricted from entering North Korean territory in October 2014 due to fears they may be carrying the virus, the Associated Press reported. The North Korean government has suggested that the outbreak of the virus was caused by the U.S. military and is being used as a biological agent. However, companies running tours of the […]

Rivalry and Ebola: Did this Texans fan score? See this sign to find out [pic]

Rivalry and Ebola: Did this Texans fan score? See this sign to find out [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/DarthTexan/status/517492135138824192 Welp, there is a fierce rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys fans and Houston Texans fans. Ebola has already provided grist for the smack talk mill. "if you live in Texas and you don't want to catch ebola, go to the Cowboys stadium. They don't catch anything." 😂😂 — LUCA$ F. FARRi$ (@dirty_keeb44) October 4, 2014 The Cowboys aren't worried about Ebola because they don't usually catch anything anyway — Cody Davis #⃣8⃣ (@Ocho_Loko) October 4, 2014 If you're worried about Ebola go to the Cowboys stadium, they don't catch anything there. #Texans — dani (@elaortizdani) October 4, 2014 You made me snort. 😉 RT @cynicusprime: Oh yes, your version of the "Cowboys can't even catch Ebola" meme is MUCH funnier. — BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) October 4, 2014 Heh. But back to the specific rivalry and Sunday’s game: Curious – anyone planning to go to Dallas for the #Texans #Cowboys game […]

Greg Gutfeld spares a thought for officers attacked with hatchet

Greg Gutfeld spares a thought for officers attacked with hatchet

http://twitter.com/#!/SuddenlyCopWife/status/525489963992100864 News of a New York City doctor testing positive for Ebola dominated the news Thursday. Despite the doctor’s decision to ride the subway and go bowling after feeling sluggish, he’s already been declared a hero. Thomas Eric Duncan, who came to America knowing that he had been exposed to Ebola, has been said to have “died a hero.” Many thanks to Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, then, for urging people to keep some real heroes, the police officers who were attacked by a man with a hatchet Thursday afternoon, in their thoughts. One officer was struck in the right arm, and another who was hit in the head is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. NY cops. Think about those guys. Hope they're ok. Ebola will be there tomorrow. — GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) October 24, 2014 Yes RT @greggutfeld: NY cops. Think about those guys. Hope they're ok. Ebola will be there tomorrow — […]

Liberal utopia of California now quarantining Ebola aid workers

Liberal utopia of California now quarantining Ebola aid workers

http://twitter.com/#!/librab103/status/527704300626391040 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Check out this news: Now Calif orders quarantine for Ebola medical workers, possib fines & imprisonment http://t.co/1EJ9WBFnId — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 30, 2014 Those know-nothing, knuckle-draggers in California not "following the science." http://t.co/da9kYt7z2w — Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 30, 2014 Here’s an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times article linked to in the tweet: California’s top health officer has ordered a 21-day home quarantine for all returning medical workers or travelers who have had contact with a confirmed case of Ebola in West Africa, and invoked the possibility of imprisonment and fines if the restrictions are disobeyed. Prison time! This comes at a time when libs are losing their minds over any quarantine. For example, here’s a conversation between Chris Hayes and Ta-Nehisi Coates from last night that includes the analogy that a temporary 21-day quarantine in your home with lost income repaid by the state is the […]

CDC cleared second Ebola infected nurse to fly despite fever

CDC cleared second Ebola infected nurse to fly despite fever

http://twitter.com/#!/RichelleCarey/status/522538313295872001 Anyone still think the government is on top of the Ebola outbreak? #BREAKING: CDC officials confirm to FOX 4 they told #Ebola patient Amber Vinson it was OK for her to fly Monday, even w/ a low grade fever — FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) October 15, 2014 @FOX4 the buffoonery continues….. — blake (@TarYank6) October 15, 2014 Update on Amber Vinson, when she called @CDCgov to report temp pre-flight, she "wasn't told she couldn't go". That from @CBSNews — Doug Dunbar (@cbs11doug) October 15, 2014 BREAKING: CDC tells @RobertRayAJAM that it did tell second patient she could travel, despite fever. — Jacob Ward (@_jacobward_) October 16, 2014 CNN: Latest on #ebola patient – she was given permission by CDC to board flight even after telling them her temperature was 99.5 — Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) October 16, 2014 Amber Vinson repeatedly called CDC before flying, saying she had fever. CDC […]

Pregnant woman who may have been exposed to Ebola ‘told to take shower’

Pregnant woman who may have been exposed to Ebola ‘told to take shower’

http://twitter.com/#!/wcvbkelleyt/status/521399291131486208 A man who traveled recently to West Africa is being isolated for Ebola-like symptoms at Harvard Vanguard in Braintree, Mass. BREAKING: Man who traveled recently to West Africa is reportedly being isolated for Ebola-like symptoms in Braintree http://t.co/ZrgfTOsczC — WBZ Boston News (@cbsboston) October 12, 2014 #BREAKING: Patient isolated at @harvardvanguard in #Braintree, fire department confirms. pic.twitter.com/IhCRnG7Ye9 — WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) October 12, 2014 We have no idea if the man really has the virus. Either way, we are curious about the advice allegedly given to the pregnant woman who was in the facility earlier today. Woman inside Harvard Vanguard said they were told to go home and shower, clean cars with disinfecting wipes and check for fever for 21 days — Jessica Trufant (@JTrufant_Ledger) October 12, 2014 Interesting advice. @wcvbkelleyt @JimFloydIntel Seriously, whaat? — Suzanne Geiger (@slvrfnx) October 12, 2014 @wcvbkelleyt @WCVB Sounds like the advice Mr. Duncan received. — […]

Ohoto fail: Amb. Power’s Ebola absurdity flogged with ONE key question

Ohoto fail: Amb. Power’s Ebola absurdity flogged with ONE key question

http://twitter.com/#!/jeneps/status/526798177387954176 It’s OK, guys! No need; You see, Amb. Power has it covered. With elbow bumps. No, for real. The absolute absurdity of that attempt to portray some sort of Ebola response competence is pathetic. Plus, it can be crushed with one simple question. @AmbassadorPower so you can get #Ebola from shaking hands?? — Pearse Redmond (@PorkinsPolicy) October 30, 2014 Bam! Good question. The contradictions and incompetence continue. Update: See guys.. Ebola is totally hard to catch https://t.co/SqCUxQJqQC — S.M (@redsteeze) October 30, 2014 Absolute fail, Amb. Power. Related: ‘Clown!’ This absurd attempt at Ebola competence from Amb. Power is unbelievably idiotic [photos] Here are 2 more disturbing examples of CDC incompetence and contradictions [photo] This portrayal of what Obama did instead of an Ebola travel ban will seriously crack you up [Photoshop] Apparently, we can’t have Ebola ‘travel ban,’ because deception or something; Really? One point destroys claim ‘Your move, Ebola!’ So, homemade […]

Donald Trump calls for immediate halt to flights to stop Ebola plague

Donald Trump calls for immediate halt to flights to stop Ebola plague

http://twitter.com/#!/realDonaldTrump/status/517103975263662081 Do we really want to be put in a position where we have to wonder if President Obama should start taking advice from Donald Trump? Don’t answer that before being reminded that this is the same president who said sending troops to West Africa to combat Ebola there was “what the stars and stripes are all about.” How dumb is our president to send thousands of poorly trained and ill-equipped soldiers over to West Africa to fight Ebola. Stop all flights — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2014 Hey, leave the troops and their training out of this mess. .@realDonaldTrump None of our soldiers are poorly trained. Amazingly offensive and dumb, sir! — Scott Ruesterholz (@Read_N_Learn) October 1, 2014 @CDuplessis22 Most of the troops are building out hospitals, and these troops were trained in construction. They are more than able — Scott Ruesterholz (@Read_N_Learn) October 1, 2014 @Read_N_Learn @realDonaldTrump […]

Rick Perry: Children monitored after possible contact with Ebola patient

Rick Perry: Children monitored after possible contact with Ebola patient

http://twitter.com/#!/mkhammer/status/517365659832180736 A man in Texas who has been diagnosed with Ebola had been in the country for several days before being hospitalized and quarantined. Texas Gov. Rick Perry held a press conference today and said that school children are being monitored after having been near the Ebola patient: Breaking: Gov. Rick Perry says "some school age children had contact" with the #Ebola patient in Dallas. #khou pic.twitter.com/XeuOmPnCTA — The Bishop (@BillBishopKHOU) October 1, 2014 TX Gov. Perry: Some school-aged children have been in contact with #Ebola patient http://t.co/FbQhOGVto6 @NewsHour pic.twitter.com/mHJbifx7nk — Joshua Barajas (@Josh_Barrage) October 1, 2014 Gov. Rick Perry says some school-age children had contact with Ebola patient and are being monitored for the disease. pic.twitter.com/ouKZ27LtTB — CNBC (@CNBC) October 1, 2014 Texas Gov. Perry says school-aged children had contact with #Ebola patient; they’ve been identified & being monitored http://t.co/FnYmXmj0Ar — FOX59 News (@FOX59) October 1, 2014 Not good :(. […]

HuffPo uses Dr. Rand Paul to blast pols who give a medical opinion on Ebola

HuffPo uses Dr. Rand Paul to blast pols who give a medical opinion on Ebola

http://twitter.com/#!/DanIconq/status/524734414493073408 Hopefully people have enough sense to ignore The Huffington Post — we certainly do — but check out their latest screed where they go after politicians who dare to have a medical opinion on Ebola. Notice anything odd about the picture they chose for their piece? Politicians might not be scientists, but they seem happy to give medical opinions on Ebola http://t.co/EUVOIPCJaA — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) October 22, 2014 Why that’s Senator and doctor Rand Paul. Imagine that. A senator, who is also a doctor, might have medical opinion on a virulent disease. And this shocks the HuffPo. But what the heck is the HuffPo up to anyway? Although they are using a photo of Dr. Paul for their hit piece, they don’t ever write anything about Dr. Paul. So why put a photo of Dr. Paul in the first place? We don’t know for sure, but we can assume […]

Readers don’t remember the first US Ebola victim the way People Mag reports

Readers don’t remember the first US Ebola victim the way People Mag reports

http://twitter.com/#!/NY_Cowboy/status/523851712818597888 Here’s how Thomas Eric Duncan, the first victim of Ebola in the United States who died earlier this month, is being remembered, according to People Magazine. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola victim in the U.S., remembered as a caring, compassionate man http://t.co/TiW4AIYnga — People magazine (@peoplemag) October 19, 2014 And while many have sympathy for his family during this time of loss, his last actions aren’t exactly being remembered as “caring” or “compassionate,” especially since he reportedly knew he had the dreadful disease before he came to the U.S. @peoplemag soooo caring. Caring enough to bring ebola here. Gtfoh — AKIRA (@MS_FKN_DIGITAL) October 19, 2014 @peoplemag nope. Remembered for bringing bola to my city. — missbrown (@chanellbrown) October 19, 2014 @peoplemag Who willfully brought his diseased ass to this country. #sorrynotsorry — LTSRowe (@LTSRowe) October 19, 2014 @peoplemag Remembered as a liar. — Cindy Stewart (@stewartcindy56) October 19, 2014 WTF dude's […]