An “unnamed passenger,” age 63, died on a Nigeria-to-JFK flight after a vomiting fit Thursday — and officials gave the corpse only a “cursory” exam before saying the dead man did not have Ebola.
Nothing to worry about here folks, move along.
The late flyer apparently flew out of Lagos, Nigeria, which has had 19 Ebola cases this year – but listen – the CDC and other officials of the Obama Administration have things under control. Don’t worry, be happy – there definitely will not be any Ebola in America..
And if there is, it won’t spread. And if it spreads, we always have Homeland Security – so the President is prepared, you can all go back into your hovels and wait for orders.
This is sick:
Rep. Peter King said in a letter to Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection that the handling of the remains exposed serious flaws in airport preparedness for an Ebola outbreak.
Between 70 and 100 passengers a day arrive at JFK from the Ebola epicenter countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, King noted, and they have access to public restrooms and mingle with other travelers before their first screening.
“Given the high volume of travelers at JFK, it is essential that extraordinary measures are taken to intercept possible Ebola-infected passengers,” while keeping the public and first responders safe, King (R-LI) wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Customs Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske.
“These individuals transit the airport with the rest of the traveling population, including using the restrooms,” King wrote.
“It is only after they arrive at the Customs and Border Protection primary screening location that they are separated and sent to secondary inspection for a medical check and to complete the questionnaire,” he wrote Johnson.
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