~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
As the investigation of Hillary Clinton and her private email scandal is winding down, it’s just been discovered that Michelle Obama may have been involved in an email scandal of her own.
The American Medical Association (AMA) released an obesity study last year that revealed that rates have actually changed less than they did in the previous decade. Rather than processing that information, Michelle’s reps decided to claim that obesity in children between ages 2 and 5 fell from 13.9% to 8.4%. Newly released emails show the White House pressuring the CDC…
More to the point, the obesity rate for children between 2 and 5 years of age fell from 13.9% in 2003-2004 to 8.4 percent in 2011-2012.
The Daily Caller received emails in response to their FOIA request indicating that the White House may have directed the CDC and Health and Human Services to place emphasis on the above point while ignoring the rest of the report, the purpose of which was give to credit “Let’s Move” cementing Michelle Obama’s legacy.
The problem with Michelle O’s legacy initiative like everything else in the Obama administration consists of a compilation of fuzzy math, selective data and half-truths.
According to a February 26 email by CDC’s senior press officer, Karen Hunter, the press release giving Michelle O’ credit was skewed “to highlight the good news per HHS request.”
Scientists inside out of the CDC concluded that “Let’s Move” which began in 2010 played no role in the decline in childhood obesity rates.
Quarantined Ebola Nurse, Kaci Hickox is a card carrying Progressive and CDC EIS Officer.
Oh, how the plot thickens New Jersey quarantined nurse, Kaci Hickox, who penned an article in this weekend’s Dallas News bitching about her treatment by officials at Newark Airport, some of whom were CDC failed to disclose her employment with the Centers for Disease Control.
Those of us who have been paying attention the past several weeks knew something was up as we recognized the language, i.e., Barack Obama, White House, CDC, MSNBC and now Sandra Flukes’ Kaci’s talking points were EXACTLY the same, VERBATIM. (It’s an insult that they believe us too ignorant to notice.)
On top of it all, Ebola Nurse aka elitist aka Sandra Fluke, correction Kaci Hickox is a registered Progressive (and Obama shill), which explains her arrogance and overwhelming sense of PRIVILEGE.
Initially turned down for Doctors Without Borders, Hickox applied for a position with the Centers for Disease Control’s infectious disease unit. She received that position and began a two-year fellowship in Las Vegas, NV where she currently still works.
Hickox’s travels as a nurse took her to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Nigeria and convinced her of the importance of quarantines and ‘health surveillance,’ according to the University of Texas-Arlington newsmagazine. ‘I realize that we need to find better ways to improve health surveillance and outbreak response in settings with poor resources,’ Hickox said. ‘My training in the EIS with the CDC will allow me to learn the gold standard of this kind of work….’
She co-wrote an anti-pharmaceutical industry op-ed for the Baltimore Sun and advocated against policies that would have developed life-saving drugs….
Kaci’s LinkedIn account has suddenly been expunged but not before Fire Andrea Mitchell was able to procure a screenshot (below).
Progressives are now attacking the credibility of Charles C. Johnson, GotNews.com who broke the story so before his proof mysteriously disappeared from the internet, I accessed the article from which he quoted (excerpt below, parts of which may be redundant and screenshot at the bottom of this post).
Alumna Kaci Hickox takes a reasoned approach to almost everything. She’s enthusiastic about nursing, but her career choices follow a logical order.
“I always felt a strong desire to work overseas with vulnerable populations, and nursing seemed to be a perfect avenue,” she says. “On top of that, I knew there was—and still is—a nursing shortage and that I would have job security.”
It just made sense to pursue a two-year postgraduate fellowship in applied epidemiology with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Las Vegas.
Think of the CDCP’s Epidemic Intelligence Service as the CIA of public health. EIS teams respond to crises such as the West Nile virus and the pandemic H1N1 influenza outbreak. Hickox ’02 will work with the country’s top epidemiologists to analyze and improve health and disease surveillance.
Her first overseas project came in 2004 with the International Medical Corps after the tsunami in Indonesia. “While the work there was difficult and challenging, both professionally and emotionally, it also made me feel alive in a new way,” she says.
Confirming Kaci’s ties to the CDC, the “CDCP’s Epidemic Intelligence” is “a unique 2-year post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.”
Thanks to Free Republic the following links that will take you straight to articles written by Kaci Hickox and posted to the CDC website.
Additional links concerning Kaci Hickox and her CDC ties can be found at Free Republic.
FACT: Sandra Fluke Kaci is an EIS Officer for the CDC and an Obama shill. Let her rot in that tent. It is shameful that she would consider herself above others who might find themselves quarantined. As such, that is the mindset of an elitist.
Starting to feel as if Barack Obama is protecting one of his own by pushing governors to reverse their policies on the 21-day quarantine.
What does this all mean?
For starters, Election Day is next week and then there is the presidential election in 2016.
Since Bridge gate fell through, Sandra FlukeKaci has hired a civil rights attorney to represent her in a lawsuit, Progressives will use this against Chris Christie and those mean old Republicans.
I would bet Michelle Obama’s lunch program that this is just another dog and pony show put into play by the community organizer in the Oval Office.
In other words, this is nothing about Ebola, quarantine or containment.
These events are being staged. Kaci’s interviews with the media, a circus that has nothing to do with her rights being infringed. This is about politics, power, how long Barack Obama will sink and my bet is that Kaci will be out of quarantine by day’s end.
The intent of this charade was to change the minds of Americans who in overwhelming numbers are demanding a temporary travel ban and 21-day quarantine of those traveling from Ebola-inflicted nations, a gamble which backfired due to Obama’s shill being exposed.
What the mainstream media has to say about it does not matter. They are doing the will of their lordship, the community organizer.
It is the people’s voice that matters. We want a travel ban and 21-day quarantine put into effect for those traveling from Ebola-plagued nations.
One more thing, Republicans wake up! I’m tired of the GOP repeatedly being taken for a fool by Progressives. This must stop.
Texas Department of Health Services is reporting that one of the nurses who cared for Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive during a preliminary blood test for the Ebola virus.
Duncan, from Liberia, who died last week.
Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. The preliminary test result was received late Saturday.
‘We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,’ said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. ‘We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread….’
The nurse wore protective gear, i.e., a gown, gloves, mask and a shield while caring for Duncan but as reported by CNN, “there was a breach in protocol” according to the CDC.
This so-called breach in protocol may have occurred “during the performance of kidney dialysis and respiratory incubation” or removal of respiratory protective equipment. Translation: Ebola is airborne.
The nurse has been placed in an isolation ward and is said to be in a stable condition. She has been self-monitoring her condition.
This is “officially” the first known transmission of the Ebola virus on US soil.
The nurse’s home is on lockdown. A relative and dog that shows no symptoms of the Ebola virus have been quarantined in the home under guard.
Cannot say that we didn’t see this coming. As in the case of Enterovirus D68, open borders are killing Americans. H/t RT.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) (not taking into account, the use of fever reducers to skirt through US ports of entry) have issued new screening guidelines to be implemented at five U.S. airports for people entering the country from Ebola-plagued countries.
More than 94% of the people who travel from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone enter the United States through these ports of entry, i.e., New York’s JFK International Airport, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago-O’Hare, and Atlanta international airports.
JFK International Airport will institute the new screening guidelines (“enhanced entry screening”), Saturday, October 11, 2014. Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago-O’Hare, and Atlanta international airports will institute the new protocol Monday, October 13, 2014 (Columbus Day).
Below are excerpts from the CDC’s press release, parts of which reads as if the Obama administration is more concerned with not offending the nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone than they are the possibility of a national Ebola pandemic.
“CDC is sending additional staff to each of the five airports. After passport review:
Travelers from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be escorted by CBP to an area of the airport set aside for screening.
Trained CBP staff will observe them for signs of illness, ask them a series of health and exposure questions and provide health information for Ebola and reminders to monitor themselves for symptoms. Trained medical staff will take their temperature with a non-contact thermometer.
If the travelers have fever, symptoms or the health questionnaire reveals possible Ebola exposure, they will be evaluated by a CDC quarantine station public health officer. The public health officer will again take a temperature reading and make a public health assessment. Travelers, who after this assessment, are determined to require further evaluation or monitoring will be referred to the appropriate public health authority.
Travelers from these countries who have neither symptoms/fever nor a known history of exposure will receive health information for self-monitoring.
Entry screening is part of a layered process that includes exit screening and standard public health practices such as patient isolation and contact tracing in countries with Ebola outbreaks. Successful containment of the recent Ebola outbreak in Nigeria demonstrates the effectiveness of this approach.
These measures complement the exit screening protocols that have already been implemented in the affected West African countries, and CDC experts have worked closely with local authorities to implement these measures. Since the beginning of August, CDC has been working with airlines, airports, ministries of health, and other partners to provide technical assistance for the development of exit screening and travel restrictions in countries affected by Ebola. This includes:
Assessing the capacity to conduct exit screening at international airports;
Assisting countries with procuring supplies needed to conduct exit screening;
Supporting with development of exit screening protocols;
Developing tools such as posters, screening forms, and job-aids; and
Training staff on exit screening protocols and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)…”
Taking advantage of a good crisis (false flag, black swan depending on whom you consult), timing is everything.
Within hours of the CDC’s issuance of new Ebola screening protocols (“enhanced entry screening”) at five US ports of entry, airplane cabin workers at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal D staged a 24-hour strike.
The cabin workers backed by SEIU Local 32BJ are protesting hazardous work conditions, Ebola and the opportunity to become unionized.
Collective bargaining aside, all everyone deserves to be protected from the Ebola virus whether it is in the workplace or on the streets of America.
Three or four days are not enough to train cabin cleaners to clean airplane cabins and bathrooms adequately and safely, let alone handle hazardous chemicals without risk to themselves, their families and the people who travel by air.
Finally, all travelers have to do is take two aspirin 20 minutes prior to touchdown on U. S. soil and voila, no fever. That being said, between the CDC’s issuance of countless faux protocols and their daily briefings, something stinks.
What is the Obama administration working triple time to distract us from?
At the same time that the CDC held a televised press conference yesterday confirming that a Dallas man who contracted the Ebola virus during his travels was undergoing treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the CDC was dispatching guidelines to funeral homes reference handling the remains of deceased Ebola patients.
If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?
The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming….
These recommendations give guidance on the safe handling of human remains that may contain Ebola virus and are for use by personnel who perform postmortem care in U.S. hospitals and mortuaries. In patients who die of Ebola virus infection, virus can be detected throughout the body. Ebola virus can be transmitted in postmortem care settings by laceration and puncture with contaminated instruments used during postmortem care, through direct handling of human remains without appropriate personal protective equipment, and through splashes of blood or other body fluids (e.g. urine, saliva, feces) to unprotected mucosa (e.g., eyes, nose, or mouth) which occur during postmortem care.
Only personnel trained in handling infected human remains, and wearing PPE, should touch, or move, any Ebola-infected remains.
Handling of human remains should be kept to a minimum.
Autopsies on patients who die of Ebola should be avoided. If an autopsy is necessary, the state health department and CDC should be consulted regarding additional precautions….
Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel
Overview of Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola virus disease (also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often-fatal disease caused by infection with a species of Ebola virus. Although the disease is rare, it can spread from person to person, especially among health care staff and other people who have close contact * with an infected person. Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids (such as saliva or urine) of an infected person or animal or through contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.
The likelihood of contracting Ebola is extremely low unless a person has direct contact with the body fluids of a person or animal that is infected and showing symptoms. A fever in a person who has traveled to or lived in an area where Ebola is present is likely to be caused by a more common infectious disease, but the person would need to be evaluated by a health care provider to be sure.
The incubation period, from exposure to when signs or symptoms appear, for Ebola ranges from 2 to 21 days. Early symptoms include sudden fever, chills, and muscle aches. Around the fifth day, a skin rash can occur. Nausea, vomiting, chest pain, sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may follow. Symptoms become increasingly severe and may include jaundice (yellow skin), severe weight loss, mental confusion, shock, and multi-organ failure.
The prevention of Ebola virus infection includes measures to avoid contact with blood and body fluids of infected individuals and with objects contaminated with these fluids (e.g., syringes).
Management of ill people on aircraft if Ebola virus is suspected
Crew members on a flight with a passenger or other crew member who is ill with a fever, jaundice, or bleeding and who is traveling from or has recently been in a risk area should follow these precautions:
Keep the sick person separated from others as much as possible.
Provide the sick person with a surgical mask (if the sick person can tolerate wearing one) to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing.
Give tissues to a sick person who cannot tolerate a mask. Provide a plastic bag for disposing of used tissues.
Wear impermeable disposable gloves for direct contact with blood or other body fluids.
Visit CDC’s Infection Control Guidelines for Cabin Crew Members on Commercial Aircraft for more information on practical measures cabin crew members can take to protect themselves, passengers and other crew members.
Reporting Ill Travelers
The captain of an aircraft bound for the United States is required by law to report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before arrival any deaths onboard or ill travelers who meet specified criteria. CDC staff can be consulted to assist in evaluating an ill traveler, provide recommendations, and answer questions about reporting requirements; however, reporting to CDC does not replace usual company procedures for in-flight medical consultation or obtaining medical assistance.
Any person who thinks he or she has been exposed to Ebola virus either through travel, assisting an ill traveler, handling a contaminated object, or cleaning a contaminated aircraft should take the following precautions:
Notify your employer immediately.
Monitor your health for 21 days. Watch for fever (temperature of 101°F/38.3°C or higher), chills, muscle aches, rash, and other symptoms consistent with Ebola.
When to see a health care provider
If you develop sudden fever, chills, muscle aches, rash, or other symptoms consistent with Ebola, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Before visiting a health care provider, alert the clinic or emergency room in advance about your possible exposure to Ebola virus so that arrangements can be made to prevent spreading it to others.
When traveling to a health care provider, limit contact with other people. Avoid all other travel.
If you are located abroad, contact your employer for help with locating a health care provider. The U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you are located can also provide names and addresses of local physicians.
Guidance for Airline Cleaning Personnel
Ebola virus is transmitted by close contact * with a person who has symptoms of Ebola. Treat any body fluid as though it is infectious. Blood or body fluids on interior surfaces can spread Ebola if they get into your eyes, nose, or mouth. Therefore, hand hygiene is the most important infection control measure. Wear disposable impermeable gloves when cleaning visibly contaminated surfaces.
The airline’s ground and cleaning crews should be notified so that preparations can be made to clean the aircraft after passengers have disembarked. When cleaning aircraft after a flight with a patient who may have had Ebola, personnel should follow these precautions:
Wear impermeable disposable gloves while cleaning the passenger cabin and lavatories.
Wipe down lavatory surfaces and frequently touched surfaces in the passenger cabin, such as armrests, seat backs, tray tables, light and air controls, and adjacent walls and windows with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered low- or intermediate-level chemical household germicide. Follow manufacturer’s guidance for cleaning aircraft. Special cleaning of upholstery, carpets, or storage compartments is not indicated unless they are obviously soiled with blood or body fluids.
Special vacuuming equipment or procedures are not necessary.
Do not use compressed air, which might spread infectious material through the air.
If a seat cover is obviously soiled with blood or body fluids, it should be removed and discarded by the methods used for biohazardous material.
Throw used gloves away according to the company’s recommended infection control precautions when cleaning is done or if they become soiled or damaged during cleaning.
Clean hands with soap and water (or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap is not available) immediately after gloves are removed.
Guidance for Air Cargo Personnel
Packages should not pose a risk. Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids (such as urine or saliva) from an infected person.
Packages visibly soiled with blood or body fluids should not be handled.
Cargo handlers should wash their hands often to prevent other infectious diseases.
* Close contact is defined as having cared for or lived with a person with Ebola or having a high likelihood of direct contact with blood or body fluids of an Ebola patient. Examples of close contact include kissing or embracing, sharing eating or drinking utensils, close conversation (<3 feet), physical examination, and any other direct physical contact between people. Close contact does not include walking by a person or briefly sitting across a room from a person.