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Say No to Ebola!

Updated on August 5, 2014
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Cicada Chiquita is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Our noisy friend, Chiquita, is at the breakfast table. She is more than a little disturbed by the arrival of Ebola victims into the United States. Chiquita has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. She is serving blueberry croissants with Irish coffees. Please join us. Chiquita has a lot to say.

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The Sands of West Africa

West Africa is home to the Ebola virus. Sadly, the United States has decided to bring this deadly virus into our midst and we are powerless to stop it. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever. A virus such as Ebola is considered to be a disease that can be weaponized. Why are we bringing this disease into America? Common sense dictates that doctors should have been sent to West Africa to treat these two medical people who volunteered to serve the West African community. I applaud their desire to treat this embattled population, but the disease must remain in West Africa and be treated there.

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Experimentation

An experimental vaccine has been developed to treat Ebola. Thus far, the disease is untreatable. The doctor who is stricken with the disease has already been given this drug. He could have been given this vaccine in West Africa. Instead, he was flown here and the possibility for the spread of this deadly disease now exists thanks to poor judgement and a total lack of common sense. The director of the CDC, Thomas Friedman, feels quite confident that the disease will not spread. This bug and many Americans do not share his confidence. The virus is totally out of control in West Africa and all attempts to contain it have failed. Bringing Ebola into America is playing with fire. The disease demands isolation. Flying patients from West Africa to the states is not isolation, it is utter madness. If the CDC and the Obama administration feels certain that the disease will not spread, why have they set up 20 quarantine centers in the U.S.?

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Preparing for Disaster

If the possibility of the disease spreading is so remote, why has the Department of Defense sent out biological detection kits to National Guard units in every state in the Union? The kits are said to have the ability to diagnose infected patients in 30 minutes. Sounds to me that the government isn't really so certain that the American people are safe. Keeping infected patients out of the states is, of course, the right thing to do. The Obama administration really isn't invested in doing "the right thing" so I guess we all have to fend for ourselves.

If everything is hunk-dory, A-Ok and peachy keen, why did President Obama amend an executive order that gives the government the power to apprehend and detain Americans who show signs of respiratory illness? Whatever you do, don't cough in front of the Ebola police!

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Ground the Planes!

The bottom line is this. These patients should have remained in West Africa. These patients could have been treated there with this experimental drug. The people of the United States of America do not have to pay a heavy price because these dedicated professionals decided to treat Ebola patients in West Africa. I applaud them, but I condemn the decision to fly them here. I will dare to take this a step further, if I may. I believe that all flights coming from the infected area be banned from landing in the U.S. Instead of preparing for isolation stations throughout the nation, isolate the virus where it began.

Chiquita's Song


I'm Chiquita Cicada

And I'm here to say

The Ebola virus will never go away

The thing to do is to keep it out

Call your Congress and prepare to shout!

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      Old Poolman 2 years ago

      Chiquita - What you describe in this hub is just another example of the classic stupidity being demonstrated by our leaders in Washington. Why would you suggest they could have treated this horrible disease in Africa when they could easily expose the entire US to this disease.

      Chiquita, it is obvious your mind just doesn't work the same way as the minds of our brilliant leaders. Your mistake is trying to find some logic in their decision making process.

      You will literally drive yourself "buggy" if you keep trying to figure out these humans.

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      Taxlarry 2 years ago

      Two diseases in the US; Ebola and Obumma. Both stink!

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Good Morning, Mike,

      You're right, I am an unrealistic bug! If something can be done correctly count on the government to go the wrong way. We have invited disaster into our country and this is just the tip of the iceberg. People are arriving from West Africa with alarming symptoms. So far, if we are to believe the CDC, the symptoms were not Ebola. How long before they are? See you at the Inn, Mike.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Good Morning, taxlarry,

      You are right and your comment would be funny if it weren't so true! See you at the Inn.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Breakfastpop, you and Pollyannalana are the voices of reason. People, esp. the LIEberals and LIBtards poopoo you and other people of reason. Just keep saying told you so, told you so, hard head makes a soft ####. When America goes down the toilet and the poopooers cry, well we told you ##%$% so but you refused to listen, served you right!

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Good Morning gmwilliams,

      This is just another prime example of the death of common sense and the Obama administration's willful disregard for our safety and the future of our nation. See you at the Inn. Perhaps we should bolt the door!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm not at all clear why our leaders felt the need to bring these patients home either. This crosses political lines and is a problem of common sense...and it is sorely missing in this case.

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      Breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear billy,

      Sounds like a deadly experiment to me!

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      Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Chiquita,

      I say AMEN to your hub. When I hear doctors and political leaders saying how safe it is to bring this plague hear all I can think is, "Pride goethe before a fall." The first rule of medicine is DO NO HARM.

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      Old Poolman 2 years ago

      What exactly will we do when we hear that awful sound, "Oooops?"

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      Breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Tom,

      I think we are in deep trouble. Between these people and others we don,t know about, we haven't a prayer. See you at the Inn.

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      Breakfastpop 2 years ago

      We can expect to hear it soon, so it is time to hide!

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      In the old days, we would have sent a medical team to their country, complete with all the supplies that were needed to treat. It wasn't unusual to read where one of the team got sick with the ailment they were treating. With knowing that from past history, now they bring the sick patients here. So how many will get sick in our country from treating them? Infintesmal.

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      Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

      The Bible does say that in the last days there will be pestilence.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Rachael,

      I just read a very disturbing articles that says that border patrol agents have confirmed that people from West Africa are entering our nation from the Southern border. It goes on to state that they are being taught Spanish so that they can pass as illegals from Central America and Mexico. We are in trouble and the government knows it. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Brie,

      Is it time to say good-bye? Let's do it at the Inn.....

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      Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

      There is no good-bye, just see ya later..in my book.

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      Pino Krisio 2 years ago

      POP: The question that no one is asking is: If the doctor and nurse were treating ebola patients in Hazmat suits, then HOW DID THEY GET IT?

      The doctor was given one dose of this magic drug in Africa, and the other in Atlanta, where I am glad I don't live. There is also word that people from the infected areas in Africa are coming over our southern border from Mexico. (Another place I am glad I don't live.) Lucky Us! I am torn, though, about whether or not they should have been brought back. If I was their family member, I would want them home; yet, because I am not, I wanted them to remain in Africa. Self serving, yes, but I don't want an outbreak here. This is another mess our government has made.

      Hey, if all those "undocumented visitors" get ebola, the Dems won't get their votes, and they would have let them all in for nothing! Anyway, looks like I have lost my mind, and need to get it back at the Inn......

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      Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

      Someone is being tested in Columbus Ohio and there are more in NYC now.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Pino,

      I am not torn. I am incredulous that this government would visit this potential pandemic upon us. After I wrote this hub I read an article discussing the illegals entering our country from West Africa pretending to be from Central America. We have lost our country and we can thank Obama and a deadbeat Congress. I'll be at the Inn on the early side. I am beside myself.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Brie,

      I honestly can't believe this is happening. Obama is destroying us from every angle in every way. See you later.

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      Pamela Oglesby 2 years ago from United States

      I agree with you completely. They should have treated these people where they were. It is very dangerous as we don't know enough about this disease or how to treat it. I have a particular bacteria I caught in the hospital many years ago, and I am well 99% of the time. Every once in a while the bacteria flares up as a respiratory or lung infection. It is treatable, but it is dormant most of the time. What if Ebola is like this infection??? We obviously don't know that much about this disease, especially how to treat it and why some people live and others die.

      This couldn't be a more timely, well written topic. Obama never surprises me anymore. He doesn't have a clue as to how to be a president as is illustrated constantly. Awesome hub!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      THis sounds like a movie script about to become a reality! Think of the leaks that can happen "accidently". Yes, my friend, common sense is lacking in our government today.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear teaches,

      I believe the government knew about this danger a long time ago. Now they have placed all of us in grave danger and frankly, there is no way back... See you at the Inn.

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      Old Poolman 2 years ago

      Actually if you look at it, any overseas flight or major airport could be a breeding ground for the Ebola virus. Have you ever had the pleasure of being a prisoner on a long flight with someone sitting next to you that was coughing all over you? Most of us have experienced this at some time, but the big fear was catching a cold or the flu.

      Now we face a deadly disease that could spread rapidly through the entire country. But have no fear, our government is watching out for us and we now have Obamacare to save us if we become ill.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Mike,

      The s... has hit the fan. Apparently, people with this nightmare are already here. The government was preparing for this. They forget to inform us, but why should that matter. We have become unimportant. Absolutely everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. I can't believe this is happening.

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      Old Poolman 2 years ago

      Do you mean "The most transparent administration in the history of this country" statement we heard in 2008 was a lie? I'm shocked.....

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Good Morning, Pamela,

      I have no doubt that Ebola is already in the country and I believe the government knows that, too. Thousands of people from over 75 countries are streaming into our nation carrying all manner of disease. This is like a very bad grade B movie with one exception, it's real! See you at the Inn and whatever you do, do not let anyone cough near you!

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Good Morning, Mike,

      The only thing transparent about this administration that is transparent, is that it is evil. See you at the Inn. Please barricade the door behind you!

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      @Mike + Breakfastpop, don't dare state that illegals are bringing contagious diseases to our shores lest you will called hated filled. Well, illegals are bringing quite dangerous diseases to our shores but people ADAMANTLY refuse to listen, stating that is a falsehood, prevarication. Well, when there is a deadly outbreak, I am going to say, 'TOLD YOU SO, TOLD YOU SO, TOLD YOU SO."

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      Old Poolman 2 years ago

      gmwilliams - It would seem that many will just refuse to believe a threat like this is real. That is their way of coping with a terrifying problem. If they deny it exists there is no need for them to be concerned.

      When anyone tries to bring them back to reality they go into attack mode. Nobody is going to change the way they like to view the world.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Good Morning gmwilliams,

      Sad to say, but I fear you will be able to say "I told you so!" This whole mess is out of control. People are streaming across the border from over 75 countries bringing all kinds of horror with them! See you at the Inn. I believe it is still safe there.

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      I'm with you on the idea of stopping commercial flights coming from areas stricken with ebola. This is what Great Britain has done.

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      WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      All our enemies have to do is bring the virus across our southern borders, because they are wide open at the bidding of the president. After that, it would be easy to infect terrorist cell members and have them spread it across the entire country.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear ologsinquito,

      We don't have enough common sense to take such a course of action. Ebola is already in the country and since our borders are open we have no control over what is coming into our communities. See you at the Inn, the last safe haven on earth!

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Will,

      I am sad to say I think that is already happening. We have no control over our borders and we can thank Obama and a idiotic Congress for that. See you at the Inn.

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      Bill Russo 2 years ago from Cape Cod

      I cannot add anything to what Chiquita and the esteemed breakfastpoppers have said. I will just add my weight to the cogent comments already made.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Dear Billrrr,

      To sum up we are in deep doodoo! See you at the Inn!

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      nicomp really 2 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Oh, it'll be fine! All we need is to wash our hands and use a mask. We won't catch Ebola. Of course, the good folks at the CDC are covered from head to toe in protective gear.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Good Morning, nicomp,

      All I can say is head for the hills!!!!! But first, head for the Inn!

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