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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Morons: US troops deployed to 'fight' Ebola not being issued Hazmat suits

It sounds like the Obama administration really wants to bring Ebola to the United States. American troops being deployed to 'fight' Ebola are not being issued Hazmat (protective hazardous materials) suits. What might be even worse, in the event that the troops are infected with Ebola, they will be brought back to the United States for treatment, rather than treating them on a desert island off the African coast where they cannot infect anyone else.
Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing last week revealed the shocking news. According to Nashvillepublicradio.org,  
Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.
 
“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said.
 
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members. They’ll be housed either in tent cities at military airfields or in Liberian Ministry of Defense facilities, Rodriguez said.
 
Soldiers’ health will be monitored through surveys and taking their temperature on their way in and out of camps. If a service member does get sick, Rodriguez said they will be flown home immediately for treatment.
Obama's not up for reelection anyway, so what difference does it make? /sarc Maybe he has a death wish for the country because most of his program for 'change' has been rejected.

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3 Comments:

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

It's pretty wild that the relatives, etc. that took care of that first guy in Dallas didn't catch it, even though they had no equipment when they took care of him and stayed in the uncleaned apartment for days after... and yet the experts in the hospital setting DID catch it. Unless they're just not telling us everything, I'm completely befuddled by the whole thing.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Dick Stanley said...

The 101st is saying Rodriguez was misinterpreted,that troops to be in contact with ebola patients will be properly suited. Any who get sick, however, will indeed come back to the States.

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/fort-campbell/2014/10/21/st-hits-back-liberia-mission-misinformation/17691085/

 
At 12:43 AM, OpenID Jeff said...

Supposedly this is actually protocol. He's the supervising officer and must be un-suited in order to maintain complete visibility of the area (the suits drastically limit peripheral vision). The protocols in place for him involve maintaining an appropriate distance between himself and the subject at all times. There was a story on it a few days ago after the initial outrage in the states over the photo. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/clipboard-man-hazmat-suit-ebola-flight-explained/story?id=26235850

 

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