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Video || An Ebola Update from President Obama

Released Saturday by the White House:

Today, President Obama spoke to the nation about Ebola — how the Administration is responding, and what you should know.

The Ebola virus is a public health and national security priority, and the President has directed the Administration to continue to take aggressive measures at every level of government.

President Obama reiterated that, while Ebola is a serious disease, Americans need to understand the facts and be guided by the science: Ebola is not easily transmitted. And we know how to fight it.

75 Responses to Video || An Ebola Update from President Obama

  1. On the outside chance you can’t stomach the sound of his voice….he wants more money to fight Ebola. There’s only a measly $1 Billion in the kitty.

    • I could not ruin my Saturday evening by listening. I appreciate noteof the amount. Everyone seems to not blink an eye everytime a billion is thrown out like we are discussing $100, or $1,000.
      Now I refer back to the receipt issue. How much would really go toward Ebola?
      We are still concerned with our safety right, here and now. The discussion of the billion and the discussion of sending people here in a 24 hour period is hard to digest.
      I would official like to call him Mr. Compound.
      One compounding problem, after another.

  2. I hope we kill this disease quickly. He has made more announcements about Ebola than he has about ISIS or Operation Incoherent than anything else. If we don’t get Ebola we will get Obama overload for sure.

    This is sheer desperation. Americans want action not words.

    But words is all we ever get.

  3. How can we not believe the mishandling of the Ebola crisis was deliberate? The thousands of immigrants from Mexico and other parts south, and now the thousands more to come from Haiti? These events and so many others, coupled with the deception and incompetence of this President and this administration, simply cannot be coincidental.

    Maybe, as a Canadian, I have no right to be mad. I don’t mean to criticize, I am just so angry and sad about what’s happening to the United States.

    • I have been wondering what other fine nations were thinking about what has been going on, that includes The List as well.
      I picture them at a table saying: Why the dickens are they allowing this to go on.
      Yes I used dickens instead of ____.

    • Oh crap, now you’ve got me going!!!! Of COURSE you’ve got the right to be mad!! And criticize us all you want. That’s what free people do!!!!! I know that in Canada having a strong opinion is just not done!!!! What the hell is wrong with you people????????????? Your government is so afraid of being labeled “RACIST” that they would have let Osama Bin Laden enter on “Humantarian” grounds. Come on Canucks, I know you’re tough, throw the left-wing, touchee-feelee progressives in the ditch where they belong and MOVE ALONG!!!! And WE here in the good ol’ U S of A need to do the same damn thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • A.J., Canadians are known for being quiet and polite, but believe me, we don’t let anyone walk all over us. I might point out that our Prime Minister, leader of the Conservative party, has been in power since 2006. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics, is a Christian, is a staunch supporter of Israel, and understands the threat islam poses to the West.

        Yes, there are many who lean to the left, and I fervently hope young Justin Trudeau does not become our next PM. He is young, untried, and about as left as they come. I would compare him to Barry, except I don’t believe Trudeau, or any Canadian politician, would ever be capable of doing what Barry has done and continues to do to America and her people.

  4. They’re looking for the few, the proud – and the really desperate.
    For a measly $19.00 an hour, Angel Staffing is hiring people with basic EMT or basic paramedic training to assist Customs and Border Protection officers and the CDC.
    Notice it states Border as well. I have not heard a word of anyone like o, considereing this being done at the Border.

  5. Here we go again; who believes anything he says, especially when he claims that ebola is hard to get. If that were true, then the two nurses wouldn’t have contracted the disease.
    If two nurses used to tending patients with other transmittable diseases can be infected, then how safe is the general population.
    If it’s not easily transmitted, then why is the bridal shoppe in Ohio under quarantine.
    If they know how to treat it, then why did MrDuncan die.
    He’s talking through his hat, and we all know it.

  6. And then he played golf with his ESPN crony. If Ebola was a national security priority the borders would be closed, flights banned, and the 100,000 folks from Haiti would not be allowed into this country without Visa’s and medical approval.

    No Obama’s desire is to destroy this country.

    Obama should resign and go to work (well, be employed) for ESPN.

      • I agree with all that, Georgia. It does not have to be either or–ban flights, keep up with what one guy called “security theater” at the airports, stop giant unmanageable influxes of people without medical checks.

        Dr Bob Arnot was on some show (didn’t he have some scandal–can’t remember)–anyhow he said the could not get a D68 test for his 2-yr-old–was told the CDC was too backed up–so basically they are not tracking D68 bec they can’t tell who has it.

  7. Apologies for bearing these tidings, but it just so happens that the Sierra Leone town which is the ‘epicenter’ of the Ebola outbreak is home to a U.S. research laboratory located in a town called Kenema in Sierra Leone that studies what he calls “viral fever bioterrorism”. Kenema is also the town which is the “epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    A Liberian scientist states:

    “The US Department of Defense (DoD) is funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March.”

  8. Doesn’t bringing people who actually already have Ebola over here to treat them contradict the reason the CDC didn’t support a travel ban? It wanted to treat the Ebola over there, and that was how it was going to be contained. I’m beginning to get the feeling that whatever the public wants is a red flag to Obama to oppose it.

    I have some interesting data from my local newspaper on the Enterovirus D68, but I’ll wait for the open thread to post it.

    • Julie — I only got a snippet but I think there was a guest on Judge Jeanine talking about it as well. I was happy to hear what little I did as being an open for discussion topic.

      Maybe we can safeguard some American children for a change.

  9. Is there a cure for ‘verbal diarrhea’? He won’t shut up! Ebola has become his ’cause celebre’, at least until after the election on Nov. 4.
    Six years of silence on every front, and the Harvard flunky has now found his voice. Meanwhile, ebola marches on through Obama’s open borders., along with third world Haitians and Central Americans. Sickening!

    • Even my sister–my SISTER–who has not let me say one thing political for 6 yrs–told me about a cartoon of Obama with Mickey Mouse ears on. It took her long enough. ..

  10. Heard some guy on CNN say today that we can’t have a ban on travel from the Ebola nations because it will hurt their economy and not support the kind of conversations that we’re trying to have about Africa.

    He also pointed out that the economic effects have begun and a ban might make us run out of chocolate.

    Of course, if we’re dead, we won’t need chocolate.