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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
Number of posts: 34,548

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

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We're fighting Ebola here because Republicans cut the budget for fighting it there.

Will we be shutting down schools now every time a little kid barfs?

My husband just solved the Ebola crisis: get Republicans in Congress to retroactively

fund the CDC and NIH.

Can someone tell me how to send this link to Texas Presbyterian?

http://www.gemplers.com/product/122924/Lakeland-MicroMax-Hooded-Coveralls-w-Booties

http://www.gemplers.com/product/FSC/Lightweight-Low-cost-Faceshield

When's the best time to get a flu shot?

It's not gridlock - "gridlock" implies that all parties are

equally at fault, and that all parties are trying to get somewhere. What we have is one party determined that no one goes anywhere - except maybe in reverse. So what do you call that?

"Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks"

Harbel is a company town not far from the capital city of Monrovia. It was named in 1926 after the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Harvey and his wife, Idabelle. Today, Firestone workers and their families make up a community of 80,000 people across the plantation.

Firestone detected its first Ebola case on March 30, when an employee's wife arrived from northern Liberia. She'd been caring for a disease-stricken woman and was herself diagnosed with the disease. Since then Firestone has done a remarkable job of keeping the virus at bay. It built its own treatment center and set up a comprehensive response that's managed to quickly stop transmission. Dr. Brendan Flannery, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's team in Liberia, has hailed Firestone's efforts as resourceful, innovative and effective.

Currently the only Ebola cases on the sprawling, 185-square-mile plantation are in patients who come from neighboring towns.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/10/06/354054915/firestone-did-what-governments-have-not-stopped-ebola-in-its-tracks

Forgive me if this story has already been linked here, but in light of some of the comments I'm reading here on DU, this story bears repeating. No Level 4 containment, no quarantine, just money to hire enough people to do the job.

Serious question, just out of curiosity -

can someone explain the difference to me between a virus spread by coughing or sneezing, and a virus that goes airborne? Or is that what going airborne means? Does it have anything to do with how long a virus can survive outside of a warm body?

Several reports today about various courts shooting down voter supression -

are the courts getting scared of the blatant Republican attempt to take over government by any means necessary?

What exactly is this "panic" the CDC, government in general , "they" etc are trying to prevent?

A run on the banks? A run to cabins in Idaho? A run to the grocery store for milk and bread? People giving up and abandoning shopping at the mall? A riot at TIffany's?
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