Thanks, Obama! There’s Now 357 People Being Monitored for Ebola in NYC

Posted by on Nov 06, 2014 at 7:24 am

If only we had people in charge who were bright enough to halt flights from Ebola-ravaged countries.

The number of people under “active monitoring” for Ebola symptoms has increased from 117 on Monday to 357 people Wednesday, health officials said.

The vast majority of those being monitored arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement.

Others being monitored are the staff caring for Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician being treated for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital, the lab workers who conducted his blood tests and the FDNY EMTs who transported the doctor.

All of those being monitored showed no symptoms but are being checked on out of “an abundance of caution,” the statement said.

You know what would reflect an abundance of caution? Halting flights from West Africa or immediate quarantine of those arriving. But that would be racist, or something.

Apparently the Ebola czar Ron Klain is still under quarantine himself after three weeks since he hasn’t been seen in public yet. You know, we’re starting to think his appointment was merely for show, cynics that we are.

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5 Responses to “Thanks, Obama! There’s Now 357 People Being Monitored for Ebola in NYC”

  1. Gilligan on 6/06/14 at 10:37 am

    You don’t even need to ban flights. Just quarantine everybody who has been in one of those Ebola countries in the last 21 days.

    Surely there are bankrupt hotels in isolated areas that can be used to hold people for the quarantine period. There are unused cruise ships that can be parked a few miles off shore. Travelers from areas where Ebola is common can spend three weeks catching up on their email and TV watching in isolation while being monitored for symptoms and not running around exposing the general population.

  2. Rachel on 7/07/14 at 3:35 am

    Suspend all Visas from Ebola affected nations. They need to show a Visa and passport no matter where they fly from. Just put a kabosh on those people until this epidemic is over. THAT would be the cautious thing to do. But clearly Obama and minions don’t give a damn and not interested in preventing Ebola spreading in the USA. A pox on THEIR house.