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Ebola scare on flight Friday

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Bernie2, Oct 12, 2014.

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  1. Bernie2

    Bernie2 High-Roller

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    A Delta fight arrived from JFK on Friday, October 11, at LAS with a concern regarding Ebola. There were 6 ambulances dispatched and they circled the plane. The plane was quarantined and haven't heard much follow up.
     
  2. mrem3200

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    There was a thread about it Friday that got pulled for whatever reason. Someone posted that it wasn't quarantined for very long and that the passengers were allowed to get off the plane.
     
  3. lasvegas_limo_driver

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    it was a an ill flyer. The person was tested and didnt have ebola. Better to be safe than sorry.
     
  4. Snidely

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    No. Better to be smart and not panic about everyone that pukes on a plane.
     
  5. StuckinDelRio

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    Which is how Ebola continues to spread. Not smart.
     
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    So we scramble some sort of hazmat SWAT team every time someone pukes or has a fever on a plane? The response is out way out of proportion to the threat.
     
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    Uhhh...threat is death.

    Pretty serious in my eyes
     
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    I just don't see how rushing a hazmat SWAT team onto a plane after the person has already been in contact with people helps that much. Be as sick as you want, just on a plane. Why not be proactive and set up pre-screens and set up travel restrictions.
     
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    The traveller in question was incorrectly believed to be from Westminster Africa. It only an overreaction because of that. With the new screenings in.place, this shouldn't happen again.
     
  10. StuckinDelRio

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    Believe me, I agree with you...it's beyond me why we (the USA) ever agreed to bringing people infected with Ebola back to this continent to treat them...if we really want to treat them, send a volunteer group of medical professionals to Senegal or Liberia or Ivory Coast or wherever they are and treat them there...I agree with pre-screening and not allowing those sick to board flights for the US.

    At the time of this incident, it was believed the person had travelled from Africa, so this was hardly an overreaction in my view. Imagine the shitstorm had the airport officials not reacted and it turned out he had Ebola and infected 8 other people...unmerciful.
     
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