Monday, November 03, 2014

Another Lie About Ebola?

Another lie about ebola may be developing.  There is a large body of evidence that temperature-monitoring accomplishes nothing in preventing ebola-carriers from entering the USA and spreading the disease.  Indeed, neither Thomas Duncan nor Dr. Craig Spencer showed an abnormal temperature when they entered the country.

These scientific studies show that airport Ebola screenings are largely ineffective

Washington Post 11/3/14 (excerpt)

"The Department of Homeland Security last week imposed new travel restrictions for anyone arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, requiring those passengers to come through one of five major U.S. airports in Atlanta, Chicago, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

Those travelers now have to submit to temperature checks and questioning. But scientific studies published by the National Institutes of Health have shown that similar protocols were largely ineffective during an outbreak of Swine Flu in 2009, as Government Executive pointed out in an article last week.

Indeed, temperature checks didn’t work for Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola this month after arriving in Dallas. Duncan did not have a fever when he landed in Texas on Sept. 28, and he said he had not been in contact with Ebola patients in his native country, although that later proved to be a false statement."

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