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DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
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10/25/2014 | 4:07:02 PM
Ebola

The government needs to take the threat of Ebola seriously and it looks as though they are. Dr DeSalvo will bring a lot to help fight this threat.

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10/26/2014 | 11:43:56 AM
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@Alison I heard a local radio news station mention something about NY & NJ policies being put in place in the attempt to prevent the spread of Ebola. Do you know if each state is free to implement whatever policies it prefer with regard to quarantine, etc., or will they have to conform to federal standards?
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10/26/2014 | 12:09:35 PM
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@Ariella IMHO each state should be allowed to take whatever it takes to erradicate or fight the disease but remaining under a bigger jurisdriction applicable to all states. But whatever they need to do they need to work it out quickly and effectively as the threat of Ebola is real and dangerous.
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10/26/2014 | 5:36:47 PM
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@nomii I agree. I can't provide the link, though there is supposed to a NY Times article on the Federal government trying to get NY & NJ to step back from its safety measures.
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10/31/2014 | 3:02:23 PM
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@Ariella thanks alot for the link any way. I am not sure that the fight against ebola is going strongly as I am quite surprised from your comment that government has asked NY and NJ to step back from their safety measures?
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10/26/2014 | 8:37:22 PM
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Who has the authority, federal or state, is a murky issue. I understand Illinois has followed suit, too. I can't imagine that the federal government would want to tell the governors of the states that they couldn't implement these precautions. Between the three of them, they must represent the US terminus of large percentage of transatlantic flights.
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10/27/2014 | 8:48:24 AM
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@Gary_EL I agree with you, but I get the feeling the White House doesn't share that view. I heard another report this morning about it brining pressure on the governors of NY & NJ to ease up on the restrictions it had set in place.
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10/27/2014 | 10:04:40 AM
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Yes, the federal government is trying to get the states to ease up on these restrictive measures. And I heard civil liberties' groups are also about to get involved, especially after the NJ nurse criticized the "inhumane" measures in place and her anger at her treatment. Can you imagine being, basically, imprisoned for almost a month? Apparently she felt warm to the touch but, when her temp was taken with a thermometer, she had a normal temperature. In many ways we are treating these health workers like older times treated people accused of witchcraft... a lot of noise and no science.
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10/27/2014 | 10:02:04 AM
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States like New Jersey, New York, and Florida have implemented their own quarantine initiatives that allow them to take health workers who traveled to infected regions and place them in quarantine for up to 21 days. Other states use voluntary self-monitoring but, critics charge, these handful of states are responding to FUD by ordering health workers into mandated quarantine.


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