Obama: Not to worry, Ebola is the JV of viruses

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Two weeks ago Obama said that an outbreak of Ebola was unlikely here:

First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home. We’re working to help flight crews identify people who are sick, and more labs across our country now have the capacity to quickly test for the virus. We’re working with hospitals to make sure that they are prepared, and to ensure that our doctors, our nurses and our medical staff are trained, are ready, and are able to deal with a possible case safely.

Left wing flack Chris Matthews found himself with a different kind of tingle up his leg:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I’m just trying to follow the logic here. Everybody’s being told, don’t worry unless they have the infectious symptoms, you can see them, that you don’t have to worry about catching them. Yet, this guy picked up the disease apparently from somebody who did not have the infectious symptoms.

DR. EZEKIEL EMANUEL: Again, don’t hypothesize because we just don’t know. We have no idea what he did or didn’t do and how he got it. I’m sure that’s going to be vital information to try to understand the transmission, but the idea that there’s going to be a widespread outbreak here, I think is just, again, it’s a bit of fear mongering. We have a single case. This is not a big, widespread —

MATTHEWS: Yeah, yeah, but I’m just going back to the president’s statement, doctor, and that is that the president said it would be unlikely if we had a case in this country. Unlikely to even have one case. You want to see the tape again?

EMANUEL: He said there wouldn’t be an Ebola outbreak.

MATTHEWS: No, and in the second part of his sentence he said in the unlikely case someone brings it here. In the unlikely case someone brings it here. Well, they’ve done it. We’re living in the world of the unlikely already. That’s all I’m saying. I’m not fear mongering. I’m stating the facts and I wonder if everybody else is.

David Sanders, American Cancer Society Research Scholar:

Sanders, also an American Cancer Society research scholar, said the risk for travelers contracting and spreading the disease exists — but can be dealt with.

“It could certainly happen that we do have people who are exposed and they don’t know it and they can potentially spread it to other people,” he said.

“We can identify those people very rapidly and we can also make sure that it doesn’t spread. It turns out that one of the things about Ebola is it doesn’t spread until you have visible symptoms.”

Is that possible? Oh yes.

A man with Ebola in Dallas was initially sent home from the hospital with antibiotics after seeking treatment for an unknown illness, officials said.

As Obama might say:

“I think the analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on a Yersinia pestis capsid, that doesn’t make them Bubonic Plague.”

UPDATE

There is a second possible case of Ebola

Ebola victim had contact with several children

More will be infected

The news just keeps on getting better.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

12 Responses to “Obama: Not to worry, Ebola is the JV of viruses”

  1. 1

    John

    Yeah let’s all panic because of one case
    Dr (?) J has studied epidemiology and is warning all radical right preppers to grab their families and bug out bags and head for hills
    Is one case really an outbreak?
    It sort of makes me wonder exactly what kind of a doctor this fellow is

  2. 2

    DrJohn

    author

    @John:

    MATTHEWS: Yeah, yeah, but I’m just going back to the president’s statement, doctor, and that is that the president said it would be unlikely if we had a case in this country. Unlikely to even have one case. You want to see the tape again?

  3. 3

    DrJohn

    author

    @John:

    You can keep your plan
    You can keep your doctor
    It’s not a tax
    I didn’t set the red line
    I got bad intel
    We leave behind a stable Iraq
    An outbreak of Ebola is unlikely

    Seems to me anyone putting any credence in anything Obama says is grossly mistaken.

    DrJohn’s law.

    Perhaps the question should be asked:

    Why would you believe Obama at all?

  4. 4

    MOS 8541

    Matthews is way beyond the anal verge, he is deep into the fool’s descending colon. He has repeatedly demonstrated himself as a constant liar and spreader of false information and materials.
    Why is this fool still on the media? He is a big sexual predator and gay supporter of bill and closet hillary. Recall how he defended the predator when he got a blow job in the oral office.

  5. 5

    Nanny+G

    I think it is relevant that, according to the infected man, he caught ebola without direct contact, that he knew of.
    Did the person who infected him merely look like he/she had a flu?
    Or did this man lie to doctors and touch an infected person in Liberia?
    Supposedly you can’t catch it unless you are exposed to bodily fluids.
    I also think it is important to note that, simply for being paramedics one day, three people are now in a 21-day (minimum) quarantine.
    But I haven’t heard about others the infected man met with being put in quarantine.
    Are many people being locked away?
    Or just those three ambulance workers?
    The last time I saw a quarantine ward was over 40 years ago when I lived near a TB ward attached to a VA hospital.
    Are Americans really up to doing that again?
    The people of those African countries are not.

    Edited to add:
    On top of the three ambulance employees is this:
    http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/health/2014/10/01/thompson-dallas-county-ebola-patient-cases/16524303/

    Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says all those who’ve been in close contact with the diagnosed patient are being monitored as a precaution. However, Thompson pointed to one person in particular as a potential second case…….
    “Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” he said in a Wednesday interview with WFAA. “… So this is real. There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment.”

  6. 6

    Nanny+G

    Jim Hoft has noticed a timeline that doesn’t make sense unless Obama is either stupid or TRYING to spread ebola:

    Sept. 19 – Man leaves Liberia
    Sept. 20 – Visitor arrives in Dallas, Texas. The city of Dallas says the patient moved to Dallas.
    Sept. 24 – Symptoms begin
    Sept. 26 – Man seeks care in Dallas but is sent home with antibiotics
    Sept. 26 – Obama issues a Deferred Enforced Departure Memorandum for Liberians
    Sept. 28 – Man is transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital by ambulance.
    Oct. 1 – Man is isolated and in serious condition – organs are failing.

    The entire memorandum is here:
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/obama-defers-deportation-of-liberians-on-same-day-tx-ebola-patient-enters-hospital/

  7. 7

    Bill

    @John:

    Yeah let’s all panic because of one case

    Here is why, John, NO ONE that has been paying attention for the past 6 years has one lick of confidence in this government’s capability to do the things it is CHARGED with doing:

    We’re working with hospitals to make sure that they are prepared, and to ensure that our doctors, our nurses and our medical staff are trained, are ready, and are able to deal with a possible case safely.

    This patient in Dallas went to the emergency room via ambulance with symptoms. He was asked, per the protocol, about his travel past and he said he had been to Liberia. The staff did not pass that information on to the rest of the hospital. He was given an antibiotic (useless) and sent on his way.

    NOWhe’s infectious.

    This government has done NOTHING to deal with the absolute eventuality that someone is going to just ride an airplane from some infected nation back here. Already there’s a report of a second case among the people he was around.

    I work in Dallas. I ride (well, rode) the train. I won’t be getting back on that train until 21 days have past since the last reported case. I just hope no one sneezes in Obama’s face on the golf course.

  8. 8

    FAITH7

    You have to remember it is what this Administration IS NOT SAYING that is KEY to EVERYTHING.

    Same goes here…aren’t sneezes ‘bodily fluids’??? or a cough??

    It is what they are NOT SAYING that IS KEY…. Don’t trust what any of these people tell you.

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