Friday, October 24, 2014

New York/New Jersey Take Ebola Borders Issue Into their Own Hands - Mandatory 21 Day Quarantine for "Those Most at Risk"

From CBS:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials. 
As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, no other states have yet set up increased screening procedures for Ebola. 
“We believe it’s appropriate to increase the current screening procedures from people coming from affected countries from the current (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening procedures),” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon. 
“We believe it within the State of New York and the State of New Jersey’s legal rights.” Under the new rules, state officials will establish a risk level by considering the countries that people have visited and their level of possible exposure to Ebola. 
The patients with the highest level of possible exposure will be automatically quarantined for 21 days at a government-regulated facility. 
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, those patients include anyone having direct contact with a person infected with Ebola while in Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone. Those with a lower risk will be monitored for temperature and symptoms, Cuomo explained.


Always On Watch said...

A reality check will do that.

Anonymous said...

If/when Ebola hit either D.C. or New York City, the rules will suddenly change. And now it has and now they have.

Cuomo’s and Christie’s super rapid bipartisan, no-BS Ebola-stopping policy of “we’re quarantining them all” is interesting on a number of fronts:

1. It means these two governors realize how serious this situation is, even if that fool Obama doesn’t. These two know that a few more cases like the current one will grind their big cities to a halt.

2. These two are also daring Obama to come after them. Ordinarily, Obama would have his DOJ sue any other governor for usurping federal authority; he’s done that repeatedly to the southern border states. But Obama’s going to have a REALLY tough time against these two who are in bipartisan league. Not to mention, the country is going to come down REALLY firmly on the side of these two governors and REALLY firmly against Obama. Congressional partisanship has also mostly been rendered moot by their bipartisan action as well.

3. Unless the three other designated Ebola-entry airports take the same measures as New York and New Jersey, then all West African traffic will shift to those three airports, thereby keeping it out of of NY and NJ. So these two governors have set up a win-win situation for themselves and their states: either the other three airports institute their policies, meaning these two governors have performed the national policy leadership that Obama refuses to exercise, OR all of the Ebola traffic shifts out of their two states. If that’s not a stroke of genius, I don’t know what is.

4. Obama has now been totally bypassed and essentially rendered irrelevant on the Ebola issue.

5. Most of the “Progressives” that have been railing against quarantines by viciously attacking anyone calling for such measures will suddenly start supporting the quarantine position (”We’ve ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia”).

Basically, what these two governors have done is a game-changer at the national level.
-by catnipman

Always On Watch said...

Anonymous @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:40:00 pm,

Obama has now been totally bypassed and essentially rendered irrelevant on the Ebola issue.


And -- I have to say this -- merely 10 days away from the November elections.

Obama, carefree as usual, was back on the golf course yesterday for game #202.

BTW, D.C. has now officially announced a no-Ebola-quarantine policy. Meanwhile, the ineffective government screening is ongoing at Dulles International Airport.

Just wait until Ebola shows up in or near D.C.

Always On Watch said...

Some kind of Ebola quarantine is now ongoing in NJ, NY, CT, and (just announced) ILL.