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I am not surprised.  Someone should alert the Ebola Czar and his boss, Teh Won how things are done in the real world.

Rwanda is requiring all visitors from the U.S. and Spain to self-monitor, fill out an extensive questionnaire and report their medical condition for the first 21 days over Ebola fears.

The order by the Rwanda government was posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda yesterday.

It said the Rwandan Ministry of Health had introduced new Ebola Virus Disease screening requirements which required anyone who had been in the two countries during the last 22 days to report their medical condition by phone – regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms – for the duration of their visit, or for the first 21 days.

via Rwanda imposes conditions on travellers from AMERICA to keep Ebola out.

Shamelessly lifted from IOTW.

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.

The treatment, a world first, was carried out by surgeons in Poland in collaboration with scientists in London.

Details of the research are published in the journal Cell Transplantation.

BBC One’s Panorama programme had unique access to the project and spent a year charting the patient’s rehabilitation.

Darek Fidyka, 40, from Poland, was paralysed after being stabbed repeatedly in the back in the 2010 attack.

He said walking again – with the support of a frame – was “an incredible feeling”, adding: “When you can’t feel almost half your body, you are helpless, but when it starts coming back it’s like you were born again.”

Prof Geoff Raisman, chair of neural regeneration at University College London’s Institute of Neurology, led the UK research team.

He said what had been achieved was “more impressive than man walking on the moon”.

2001 Holiday Inn Ebola commercial revealing the incompetence surrounding ebola

Ineptitude

 

Did the “white devil” do this as well?  Gosh, I feel like I’m back in a 1930 movie when I hear that term.  I was in school many over a half century ago and I learned about mutation back then.  It happens.

‘We are using tests now that weren’t using in the past, but there seems to be a belief that the virus load is higher in these patients [today] than what we have seen before. If true, that’s a very different bug.

A top scientist worries that Ebola has mutated to become more contagious.

Zero truly is a snake.

President Obama, who seems to show little shame when it comes to shielding us from some of his political calculations. And I don’t mean hot mic moments like Obama’s comments to then-Russian President Medvedev in 2012: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

More and more, the president seems uninterested in even trying to hide the fact that he is making policy moves based on political considerations — in confessing he has to act one way until after the next election, at which point he can act another way. The most obvious example was the administration’s decision to delay immigration action until after the 2014 election — for admittedly political purposes.

As Politico reported, “President Barack Obama will delay plans to issue an executive order on immigration until the end of the year, heeding the warnings of Democratic senators who feared a voter backlash ahead of the November elections.”

Obama isn’t even pretending that he’s decided not to pursue a politically unpopular move, only to coincidentally have a change of heart after the election. He’s explicitly postponing something for political purposes.

The ObamaCare website is also getting in on the action. “Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1,” reports the Washington Times.

Might politics play a role in the timing regarding the naming of a new attorney general? The LA Times notes that “a White House official confirmed Monday that the president would delay the decision. Senate Democrats, who are struggling to hold control of the chamber, had expressed concern that the decision, depending on the nominee, could become a campaign issue.”

It seems that the closer we get to an election, the more the Obama administration tamps down on any negative news. As The Washington Post recently reported, the lead investigator in the Secret Service prostitution scandal claims he was told to “delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election.” Ann Coulter mocked this sort of posture in a Wednesday column under the headline “We’ll tell you how dangerous Ebola is after the election.”

What Obama’s nakedly political moves say about our screwed-up polity.

This is what teh won calls preparedness.

President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Obama signed an executive order that allows the government to call up more forces and for longer periods of time than currently authorized. There is no actual call-up at this point.

The U.S. has committed to send up to 4,000 military personnel to West Africa to provide logistics and humanitarian assistance and help build treatment units to confront the rapidly spreading and deadly virus.

Obama also notified top congressional officials of his move.

via Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola.

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