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Obama explains difference between quarantining military and civilians

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Barack,thanks for clearing this up.


 


 


 



0.jpgPresident Obama said Tuesday that when it comes to dealing with Americans who have come into contact with the deadly Ebola virus, there are simply different standards in place for U.S. civilians and members of the U.S. armed forces.



The president’s remarks were made Tuesday during a scheduled press briefing on the federal government’s handling of the outbreak.



Are you concerned “[t]here might be some confusion between the quarantine rules used by the military and used by healthcare workers by some states?” a reporter asked.



“Well, the [u.S.] military is in a different situation, obviously, because they are, first of all, not treating patients,” the president said. “Second of all, they are not there voluntarily, it’s part of their mission that has been assigned to them by their commanders and, ultimately by me, the commander in chief.



“We don’t expect to have similar rules for our military and as we do for our civilians. They are already, by definition, if they’re in the military, under more circumscribed conditions,” he added.


 



There are approximately 900 U.S. troops in West Africa to help local officials deal with the deadly outbreak. That number is expected to grow to at least 3,000 in the coming months.



Members of the U.S. armed forces are required to undergo a 21-day quarantine upon their return from West Africa.



Meanwhile, Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a Republican, and Andrew Cuomo of New York, a Democrat, have come under fire for requiring that healthcare workers returning from areas infected with Ebola also undergo mandatory quarantining.



“When we have volunteers, who are taking time out from their families, from their loved ones and so forth, to go over their because they have a very particular expertise to tackle a very difficult job, we want to make sure that when they come back that we are prudent, that we are making sure that they are not at risk themselves or at risk of spreading the disease,” the president said.



“But we don’t want to do things that aren’t based on science and best practices. Because if we do, then we’re just putting another barrier on somebody who’s already doing really important work on our behalf. And that’s not something that I think any of us should want to happen. Alright?” he added.


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Lets see that again on the instant replay Bob:


“Well, the [u.S.] military is in a different situation, obviously, because they are, first of all, not treating patients,” the president said. “Second of all, they are not there voluntarily, it’s part of their mission that has been assigned to them by their commanders and, ultimately by me, the commander in chief.



“We don’t expect to have similar rules for our military and as we do for our civilians. They are already, by definition, if they’re in the military, under more circumscribed conditions,”



 



 



 



Admit it Democrats, you people arent event trying anymore.  this jackass isnt even trying to make people think hes not filled to the brim with ****.



Between that and President Jarrett calling Netenyahoo names, its been another fricking red letter day for you guy



 



By the way, tell Barry that were not impressed with that "standing in front of the cool helicopter" press shot anymore.


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“Well, the [u.S.] military is in a different situation, obviously, because they are, first of all, not treating patients,” the president said.

 

That makes perfect sense. They are not treating patients, so they need to be quarantined. Only those treating patients do not need to be quarantined. That will teach the troops a valuable lesson; they had best start volunteering to treat patients for whom they have no idea of what they are supposed to be doing. Then they will not be quarantined.

 

So it is us, the vast majority of Americans who did not volunteer to treat obola, who need to be quarantined. Many of the nurses and other medical personel at Belview who are not treating obola have decided to quarantine themselves voluntarily already (by calling in sick) since they are not treating it.

 

http://nypost.com/2014/10/25/many-bellevue-staffers-take-sick-day-in-ebola-panic/

 

If everyone not treating obola were quarantined, there would be no chance of a pandemic in this country. The most brilliant of strategies are often the simplest. The CDC Nurse suing Maine and her bosses, are absolutely correct. She should not be quarantined, we should be.

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