Should Ebola patients be treated in the United States?

On Saturday, Dr. Kent Brantly, one of two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, returned to the United States. Brantly landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia and was transported via ambulance to Emory University Hospital, where he will be treated. As the Associated Press reported, this marks the first time a person infected with Ebola – an incurable, deadly virus – has been brought to the U.S.

While the Center for Disease Control has maintained the Atlanta hospital and its workers are equipped to handle the patients, on radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu debated whether or not it was wise to return Brantly and his compatriot to the U.S.

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Glenn explained he has “huge respect” for the Brantly, who contracted the virus while he was in Africa treating Ebola patients. At the same time, Glenn wondered if the U.S. could have sent the necessary treatment to Brantly in Africa, instead of returning him to the U.S.

“I hate to go back to this Ebola thing and I really have respect for the guy,” Glenn said. “But I’m just saying: Do we need more logs on the fire… We have the resources to bring everything that they would possibly need to them… Fly a C-131 transport plane. Get it over there. Put all your equipment in it. You don’t need to be treated in an American hospital. We’ll bring the hospital to you.”

Stu, however, was not convinced.

“I would assume there are time constraints on that one. It’s not ready to go right now. There’s a facility [in the U.S.] ready to go. There are a few that can treat this sort of thing,” Stu countered. “Supposedly the treatment is already helping. What are we going to do? Let this guy go over there and let him die? You have to take precautions realizing this is an awful disease, but we should be able to seal up one guy and fly him over here. It should not be impossible.”

While Stu’s logic sounds reasonable, you may recall the CDC admitted just last month that it had discovered six vials of smallpox at a Food and Drug Administration storage facility in Maryland. This blunder followed a June report in which 80 CDC workers were accidently exposed to anthrax in a laboratory. The recent errors gave Glenn pause.

“You’re talking about bringing him into a major population center,” Glenn said of Brantly. “Wasn’t it about a month ago… there was something lost? You’re saying to me, ‘You know, Glenn, it seems like we should be able to…’ Yes, we should. But…”

Ultimately, Stu found himself feeling like that guy in the movies who tells everyone ‘everything is going to be fine’ before half the population ends up dying of some incurable disease.

“We were having that serious conversation about Ebola,” Stu concluded. “And I’m the idiot in the movie who said, ‘No, we should be able to seal the frickin’ guy off. What’s the big deal? Nothing is going to happen.’”

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  • soybomb315

    Lovely….Our borders are much more of a epidemic threat than this ebola guy….How does Beck get off criticizing these doctors who are helping an american but not his own actions for catering to non-americans???

    • Yo Mamma

      Yeah those Catholics with no papers and attitude is ALL America needs – Like a hole in the head

      • LibertyDwells

        You’re maybe not the sharpest scalpel in the drawer.

        • Yo Mamma

          And you’re maybe one helping those illegal Catholics cross the border – Sharp or illegal? Your choice

          You know that the Catholic church is doing a wonderful job aiding and abetting those criminals?

          Read this on why the Catholic Church is aiding and abetting these illegals http://www.examiner.com/article/catholic-church-encourages-illegal-immigration-after-losses-from-molestation-scandal

          • Megsmom1998

            Don’t forget the Baptists were given donations too. By the way, I am Baptist, not Catholic, I just feel if you are going to throw around accusations, don’t miss anyone.

          • Yo Mamma

            I am sure the Muslims are helping the Catholics cross too baby. But there is no accusation made or phobia or lies about them being MOST illegal Catholics. Yeah baby, check the stats. And I could care less what god you love. This is an issue that needs to be raised. They’re not Muslims, Hindu, Jews, but Catholics and they’re POORING in, with a little help from their church of course

          • Anonymous

            Your rants against Catholics are growing tiresome. Please, stop with the bigotry.

          • Yo Mamma

            Been hitting the bottle much laddie

          • Anonymous

            Of course. That’s what we Irish do right? I can’t believe it. .yomama cracked the code. The famine in Ireland was designed by the Catholic Church! Only the Catholics starved to death.in order to facilitate their world domination
            By the way. .we came here legally. .through the front door.
            Stupid types as stupid thinks..

          • Yo Mamma

            Well ‘do right’ and stop your illegal religious groupies from crossing the southern border.

            And as far as being Irish AND Catholic, I suggest you look back at what religion you all were BEFORE you were converted. It probably suited you better and you won’t feel the need to hit the bottle as much

          • Anonymous

            I’d like to help you out…tell all “my people” to stay out…however my boss in the Vatican would be very upset if I thwarted our plans for world domination. Seriously, seek professional help. ..

          • Yo Mamma

            You’re a bit lacking I agree in world domination. The church, your church, wants to recover from the pedophilia losses. Its all about money. Those south Americans will make more in America so can give more to the church’s coffers.

            Its all about money.

            Irishman. Go and live a life like your ancestors did before the days of that saint who visited your land and perverted your people. get some Godly help before its too late

          • Dolores Cunha

            ahhh…You Mamma…that would be ‘pouring’ in not ‘pooring’ in….and yet…they are very poor….except for the muslim terrorists…they have plenty of money!

      • soybomb315

        I thnk yo mamma is talking about the illegals themselves, most of whom are catholic

        • Yo Mamma

          Thats correct. funny I thought I was clear on that.

          But now we understand each other, maybe you can suggest why this hasn’t been raised as an issue?

          All hell would be raised if it were some other religion, but why the hush hush with Catholics? Maybe their god is all powerful? Suggestions?

          • soybomb315

            Well i dont associate illegal immigration to catholic religion – as i believe they come here out of self-interest.

            But there are some protestant religions who associate catholic church with NWO/Globalists and part of the beast power spoken of in Revelation.

          • Yo Mamma

            How can you NOT associate the two. Over 90% of South Americans are Catholic. Check Mexico as example – You must be some kind of Christian to be so blind

          • soybomb315

            Yes, i know most in latin america are catholic….But is there something about their religion or church that makes them come here – i dont think so…

            I think the biggest motivation is economics, not religion.

            There are other causalities as well…Read this if you are interested (http://www.fitsnews.com/2014/07/14/ron-paul-whats-missing-in-immigration-debate/)

          • Yo Mamma

            “But is there something about their religion or church that makes them come here”?

            That is not the question you should be asking. Millions want to come to America. That is not newsworthy.

            The problem for America is the Catholic Church that is actively assisting illegal Catholics cross into America. Its a very well managed chain of assistance offered to a willing party.

            Know of any other religion doing that? No

            Cut the church from helping them and it will end your problem – I know I know, probably won’t happen because the Catholic church is almost in control of America already.

            “The Pew Research Center estimated that 83 percent of undocumented immigrants are Christian, with most coming primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean. As of 2011, there were about 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.” http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/study-shows-undocumented-immigrants-largely-christian/

          • Anonymous

            Your facts are rather naive. There is NO religious group that can open a border of a country. This whole mess of illegals is the work of your own government, not a religious sect.

          • Yo Mamma

            Seriously? “the work of your own government, not a religious sect.

            “Rush Callers Claim Catholic Church Asking People to Shelter Illegal Aliens & Not Tell The Media” http://www.ijreview.com/2014/07/155118-shock-claim-churches-ask-parishioners-shelter-illegals-tell-media/

            Government calling people or the Catholic Church Asking People to Shelter Illegal Aliens?

            You are pure idiot “yourpaled”

          • megan

            I am Catholic. No one is telling us to shelter illegal immigrants. It is Catholic teaching that you obey the laws of the land, and so we shall. Catholics are not trying to take over the world, promise! Also, Glenn Beck is Mormon and I doubt he would return to the Church after so long an absence. Hope that clears things up for you! :)

          • Yo Mamma

            Glenn Beck was born Catholic from Catholic parents. That is what I said. Not what you said.

            If you’re so law abiding and so concerned, make a few calls over to the Catholic churches that are helping aid these illegals crossing the border. Tell them, no force them, to stop.

            If you see a crime being committed, you are a good law abiding citizen are obligated to take action to prevent it from continuing. Do you part to stop these Catholics from entering America illegally!

          • Megsmom1998

            Yes, it’s illegal. was Beck right to help out those kids, yes, they are being used as pawns. Should they go back to their own countries, the older ones yes for sure asap, the younger ones obviously need to be placed in orphanages either in their own countries or after a clean bill of health, here. In short, send the cartel thugs back home, and have fun tracking down all the Muslim terrorist group members that got in with them.

          • Yo Mamma

            The issue is NOT those crossing BUT those HELPING them cross.

            I would like to see Catholic church leaders being held responsible for HELPING illegals get into America Illegally.

            Thats a start

          • Guest

            I think he’s too ignorant to get that.

          • Kyle Grodkowski

            It wouldn’t matter if they were from mars. Being catholic has NOTHING to do with the issues at hand.

          • Yo Mamma

            Whatzaat? That Catholics are clandestinely being told to harbor these criminals?

            Or maybe its just that the justice system is littered with Catholics?

            What is it?

            Why is it that this church can blatantly break the law? Hold on folks, they’re going to try take away your right to an abortion. Its not such a great church people, you can do better

            Rush Callers Claim Catholic Church Asking People to Shelter Illegal Aliens & Not Tell The Media

            http://www.ijreview.com/2014/07/155118-shock-claim-churches-ask-parishioners-shelter-illegals-tell-media/

          • Megsmom1998

            First, my name is not baby, second what is your personal rant with Catholics here, it has been documented that the Baptist church also received an enormous amount of funds from the Obama administration, supposedly for the same thing. Rant on that a bit just for a change of pace.

          • Yo Mamma

            Baptists are NOT crossing into America in droves ILLEGALLY

            I guess you just want to stay you’re stupid, that maybe the rest of the world didn’t take notice. We did. CATHOLICS are illegally entering in droves and you are stupid

          • Kyle Grodkowski

            THIS WAS NEVER A CATHOLIC ISSUE.

    • Ncrdbl1

      You are completely lacking any common sense in this matter. True there is a medical problem with illegals coming across the border and it should be stopped. Almost every disease we see coming across the border has been eradicated in the US and we have medicine to counter any new outbreak. But Ebola is isolated to only one small region of the world. If travel is prohibited from these regions and the rest of the world there is no chance of the virus spreading. THERE IS NO CURE it is always fatal. Bringing an infected person into the US creates a risk that the virus could infect the US by just one person slipping up and not doing their job 100% correct 100% of the time. In a city like Atlanta it could result in more deaths alone than it has in the entire continent of Africa. Atlanta is also a major airline hub. Which potentially could allow it to spread nationwide very quickly. If we were talking about a medical facility in the middle of nowhere maybe you can justify the risk. But to bring it to a major city which is also a major transportation hub is inexcusable.

      • Adam Moser

        I agree, I came back from Africa while on vacation and was not allowed to bring a little dirt, and now the US government has allowed a deadly virus into the US. This is 100% wrong, weather they are or are not US citizens. They took the risk by going to treat the people infected. I am sorry for them and their family, but I have my own family to think about and bringing a virus with no cure into a major metropolitan area is stupid and naive of the government to think they can control something like that, when the doctors themselves couldn’t protect themselves from it.

  • Yo Mamma

    Sure we have huge respect for missionaries – Not
    If he was a doctor and there to perform medical procedures, then he’s my hero. But thats not the ONLY reason why he was there. Some stand with a bible and gun, he stands with a bible and scalpel. Both I have no tolerance for.

    If there is someone to pay his medical bills, why not fix him in America. Its a capitalistic country – right. Don’t mention that socialistic stuff like he ‘may’ infect the ‘rest of us’ – There is money to be made in a sick person and there are people wanting to take that money – Simple as that

    • Anonymous

      Now, imagine the money that will be made by the big pharma when they come up with a possible cure! Instead of analyzing what ebola does to a body and treating it right away, western medicine prefers to bring an infected doctor home to treat him while the possibility exists that he could start a whole epidemic.

  • AMERICA

    In case you haven’t done any research which it sounds like you haven’t, it is transmitted through bodily fluid. Should we kick all of the AIDS patients out too because there could be an outbreak?

    • LibertyDwells

      People need to stop trying to compare this to HIV. HIV is much slower, much harder to transmit and has never shown any capacity for airborne transmission. And yet, now that you mention it, look at how many have died from it and how many lives have been destroyed…

      • AMERICA

        It’s only been airborne in labs and not human to human. You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts.

        • LibertyDwells

          And my facts are what you just agreed to: It has been shown to be airborne. I have always clearly noted that is under very specific conditions. I don’t have opinions on this, only reality: As long as the airborne capabilities it has been shown to have remain laboratory managed events ebola will be just another scary scourge in Africa.

          But comparing it to HIV(and all the other excuses people are desperately coming up with to avoid looking at the entire picture) isn’t going to change what the virus is, or what it may do. A panic is not called for. Whistling past the graveyard is even more ridiculous.

      • Yo Mamma

        A man transmitted the disease by shaking anothers hand. I guess the fist bump will take on new meaning in years to come. Shake and die!

    • Ncrdbl1

      We should have treated AIDs like every other disease instead of a social issue. If we did then we would not have had the outbreak. It should have been treated like all other diseases of it’s type. TB, typhoid and others patients were added to a patients list. The track of the disease was monitored. The people infected were not allowed to give blood. The outbreaks were kept under control. Ebola should be compared to AIDS, for the AIDS model of treating a disease was completely 100% the wrong way of treating a disease. We should remember AIDS everyday while thinking about Ebola so we will remember how NOT to handle a deadly disease.

      To answer the original question. YES, if AIDS did not exist in the US and a KNOWN AIDS carrier was wanting to enter the US then yes he should have been barred from entering.

  • LibertyDwells

    I’ll happily go back to it. There’s no reason to leave the discussion of ebola. This IS the most important issue on the planet right now. As long as it remains a contact-transmission viral infection it will also remain one more scary thing in Africa. But it’s already made many genetic leaps and is now fully integrated into humans. That’s a lot tougher than becoming airborne, which it has already been shown to do in very limited circumstances. When and if that happens we have the worst global killer we’ve ever known. But still they bring these people back when doing so has ZERO tactical advantage to dealing with the disease…brilliant. http://libertydwells.com/showthread.php?20857-More-Ebola

  • Kent Killian

    Ebola is not the Influenza virus. It needs blood to live. It lives in the body fluids of the victim. Not in the sir he or she is breathing. It is in the diarrhea/vomitus/blood/semen. We control these in hospital settings and then burn things contaminated with them-cloths, needles, gloves. This can only spread thru direct inoculation of the body fluids into anothers body. It spreads in Africa mopre easily because of some rural burial practices and the lack of basic things like gloves, soap and water in the rural areas. In the hospitals in Africs it does not spread because they are using extreme precautions as seen in news stories where the people have Biohazard suits on. This makes a scary news story and lots of misinformation but sorry this is not the end of the world.

    • S Renee

      And, the CDC also states it is in large droplets (see the website)… which means it can be airborne. Luckily, large droplets don’t travel far. But, that may explain how medicals workers have been infected. A third doctor, an African, has now been diagnosed. These doctors, in spite of being suited up and taking all known precautions, were infected. This tells me that we do not know everything about this disease. As much as I feel for our fellow Americans, I think the move here is too risky… all it takes is just ONE oversight, ONE short-cut, or ONE “oops.” This goes against everything I learned in microbiology and in nursing classes.

    • janna jay

      I have the utmost respect for the doctors and medical personnel who traveled to west Africa to treat the Ebola patients. They signed a contract, they knew what they were facing. Something happened that these doctors became infected – but coming to the U.S. for treatment, introducing the virus to our formerly free of the disease country, to medical staff who have never treated it, at a facility in a huge metropolitan city with a chance of it “getting loose,” is not a very smart decision. Emory had trouble treating MRSA patients – one of which was a friend of mine, who was the only patient in this infectious disease area, and she died. I agree with Glenn . . . .a hospital plane with personnel who volunteered would have been the best way to treat this.

      • Anonymous

        If the doctor got infected while in his protective suit I’ don’t see how it can be called safe! He arrived walking in with the same kind of suit!

    • MahMo3

      then how did the Dr contract it? Didn’t he have the full suit on and wasn’t he as careful as can be, being an expert?

    • Aaron Munson

      This doctor took all precautions against a “non-airborne” disease and still contracted the disease, which would indicate to me that there is a strong possibility the diseases has become airborne. If there is even a remote possibility that this is the case, why in the name of all that is holy would we bring this disease into the United States? Granted if it has gone airborne it won’t matter because it will make its way here eventually anyway…but why help it along?

    • LibertyDwells

      Sorry but we already know it can be spread by some airborne/aerosolized methods. The Reston, VA outbreak 30 years ago and the Canadian research published in 2011 shows this conclusively. This is not YET the end of the world because it does not YET appear *easily* airborne. And as long as it stays that way we’ll be ok. Of course, as long as it stayed a non-primate/human virus we were even more ok. So much for that…

    • Ncrdbl1

      Kent do you remember a little thing called AIDS? Remember how it got across social lines so quickly from just intravenous drug users and the homosexual community to the general population? It also can only be passed on by fluids and we see how that spread so quickly. All it took was one person with the virus to contaminate the blood supply.

  • Anonymous

    I think it is careless and stupid and risk an accident and spreading and becoming a epidemic

  • Angela

    I’m more worried about pertussis, measles, mumps, etc from people not vaccinating their children or unvaccinated children coming here.

    • Yo Mamma

      I am more worried that America will become another Ireland run by the Catholic church. I have nothing against what they did to help the nazis or pedophilia or their glamorous lifestyles, but I don’t want to be baptized or be forced into having a baby – yo mamma

      • Anonymous

        You are kind of clueless, the Catholics have been in decline for years.

        • Yo Mamma

          We’re not talking about sperm count, but the volume of illegals that cross the BORDER illegally who happen to be 90% Catholic.

          And the church that helps them, who happen to be 100% Catholic. You know those guys with robes in million $ mansions….

          “Roman Catholicism continues to be the dominant religion in Mexico today, at nearly 89%”

    • soybomb315

      Natural selection

  • Eric Clifton

    I think there is more to consider here than just a contagious disease. I think it makes sense really to get him to CDC HQ. Yes Glenn, there have been accidental exposures due to carelessness. But in a situation like this every precaution is taken and no chances are taken. From a research perspective they can take samples, try serums, and re-test on a much faster time table with much faster response times. Even if he dies, this will likely put us years ahead in Ebola research. This could even find a viable treatment or cure. Also as a Dr he can administer IVs and draw his own blood, so CDC docs are not nearly as at risk. You would not have that advantage with just any patient. And the other one that is coming back is a nurse so the same advantages apply. You do bring up a good point with the C130. It may not be feesable to ferry blood samples and treatments back and forth, but to have a C130 setup as a complete mobile lab would be great. Then instead of bringing them to CDC HQ, bring the CDC superlab to them.

    • Debra Oneil

      this doctor already had a transfusion from a patient in africa who survived ebola, there by, perhaps an antibody has been transferred… and the CDC is best suited to isolate and reproduce it synthetically…if this mutation occurs.

  • Kim King Stout

    Anyone who argues there is no risk in doing this is extremely naive.

    • Christine

      Agreed!!

    • Dolores Cunha

      YES…we are all now at GREAT RISK….THE REASON for the FEMA CAMPS….to house all the very very sick U.S. Citizens…either from ebola..the resistatant strain of TB those little ‘children’ and the gangsters are bringing in…..this is just so disgusting….and FRIGHTENING!!

    • Ollie in Seattle

      You are right.. Technically.. on the fact that there is “a” risk in bringing people here who have ebola.

      You are wrong that the situation going on right now carries any “reasonable” risk of spreading.. and this is why….

      A regular person who gets infected wouldn’t know they’re infected and could potentially get other people infected if they were making it so that their bodily fluids were constantly coming into contact with other people or if they lived in a terrible community like Detroit or Chicago..

      This isn’t what happened.. 2 very unique people who were helping to fight Ebola in Africa (Not regular people) were infected in an area that would be the equivalent to a local clinic with hazmat gear.. then were transported with beyond insane security here to a ridiculously careful hospital and are being cared for and isolated.

      This virus is not like the cold, or chicken pox, or the Flu, or SARS, its like HIV… you only get it if your intimate or you make contact with their fluid vomit/blood/etc.. Here its easy to avoid that back in africa not so much..

      Stop freaking out and carry on with your lives..

      WORST CASE SCENARIO literally… would be one of the care givers gets infected they go nuts and get a small group of people infected from some bizarre event.. by that time they would all be isolated and cared for.. the chances of that is like someone breaking into your home and leaving you a brand new car.

      SO there is risk.. about as much risk as being hit by lightning and why? because the difference in care and caution between here and africa is ENORMOUS… and.. this is NOT an airborn virus.. so relax..

      Consider this.. EBOLA has been killing people in Africa for muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch longer than this “week” and to this day not one report of Ebola here These 2 are not everyday people and are being watched more closely than election candidates…

  • Richard

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few…or the one….or two in this case.

    • Debra Oneil

      spoken like a collectivist. sorry, I am for the individual.

      • Richard

        So given a situation, you’d sacrifice 100 people to save 2?

        • Debra Oneil

          I would try to spare 102…. by the way… he lived, and is well, and no one was sacrificed. 102 saved! your way… 2 dead. yep, mercy over fear mongering. totally.

  • Demetrius Gonzalez

    All america needs a new strain.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why he was transported back to the United States from an area where he was working with the virus.
    “If” we have better facilities here for treating the virus, “why” haven’t we already set up the same facilities where the virus is most active?
    And, let’s not pretend this virus wasn’t already in the United States.
    The virus and others are studied in labs and this helps create the information to setup procedures to handle cases like this guy.

  • Anonymous

    OK. You rushed down to the Texas border with a “humanitarian heart” to give hundreds (if not thousands) of illegal aliens water and toys, using a lot of other people’s money; yet you lose all sense of humanitarianism when it comes to a fellow U.S. citizen who needs to be treated in a closed, quarantined environment? I now question your real motive for going to the Texas border a few weeks ago. It certainly wasn’t out of the goodness of your heart. Currently, the REAL threat in this country are our unsecured borders. Over 71 citizens from the countries harboring Ebola (i.e., Sierra Leone & Liberia) have been caught entering our southern borders in the past two weeks… Tell me which issue is a bigger threat to the health of our nation?

    • Yo Mamma

      “illegal aliens water and toys”

      Correction

      illegal CATHOLIC aliens water and toys

      Glenn Beck was born Catholic and now in he dark days of gloom he is reverting back to his puberty days when mom and dad Beck had him kneeling before the dead man on the cross

      Thats his motive – Catholic world domination, but hell, they are no where even close to India – Geez those guys have no birth-control whatsoever

      • Kyle Grodkowski

        Yo Mamma you’re off your rocker… like seriously. Also it’s one thing to help illegal children by bringing them food and water and it’s a totally different thing to bring someone carrying an INCURABLE VIRUS into the United States (citizen or not) which has the potential to spread and KILL thousands and thousands and thousands of people. I really don’t see the correlation between the two. Again WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH CATHOLICS!?

      • Anonymous

        You make no sense at all. What a completely stupid thing to say.

        • Yo Mamma

          Said like a true Catholic

          • Sylvia J Milligan

            I am not Catholic and I truly did not understand what you were trying to say.

          • Yo Mamma

            Think I care

          • Anonymous

            You would be better understood if you got back on your meds.

          • Yo Mamma

            And what did you do today putz

          • Sylvia J Milligan

            Apparently you are just one of those stupid lazy people with nothing better to do than make up dumb rants to get people to talk to you. Sad! And don’t bother replying because I have you figured out now and I no longer care nor will reply to your pathetic comments.

          • Yo Mamma

            Go with that stupid lazy grandma

      • Kevin Smith

        sorry.. you do not get “born Catholic”

        • Yo Mamma

          Grammar naz#

          I was referring to PORN Catholic

          You know what I mean and if you are Catholic, do something positive to protect the laws in America by stopping your fellow religious groupies from helping them and turn away illegal Catholics

      • lembrandt

        Catholic world domination?!?!?!?!!? Are you insane?

        • Yo Mamma

          Yeah I know, they do try hard

    • soybomb315

      Exactly.

    • Kevin Smith

      right

  • Sharon Lane

    I am extremely concerned…..the two doctors that we have flown back also took every precaution and yet they still caught it…..and so did the other doctor who died…..we are setting ourselves up for a pandemic and honestly I think that is what the government wants to begin with…..population control at it’s finest ….the conspiracies are all starting to come true and it scares the crap out of me…..this all feels like test runs….virus spreading….border invasion….Ohio and it’s tap water being contaminated….the distractions in the East …..Marshall law and Fema camps will be left for those of us still alive when this all plays out…..

    • Anonymous

      What you said is partially correct, but, the water issue in Ohio isn’t something new, it is something they test for, so this is something they have been keeping an eye on and they don’t even have anybody hospitalized from contaminated water.
      All across the world there are refugees escaping from wars flooding into other counties. These kids coming across our borders are trying to find help. They aren’t an invading army. Sadly most of the people making noise about this are more than happy to ignore these illegals if the illegals are working and undermining the wages of American laborers.
      This is not the end of the world.

    • Anonymous

      Scary scenario, for sure!

  • EELEE

    Show more concern for the diseases from 75 countries coming across the open border. In regards to the doctor – he may be able to be mentally strengthened being at home (America) and near his family. I seriously doubt the doctor would let them bring him back to the US if he thought he could endanger Americans…not in his character.

  • allen

    only if they were infected in the United States

  • Israel Garrett

    So what about mosquitos? If this guy got bit wouldn’t the mosquito become a carrier? I don’t know much on the matter of this particular virus but don’t other viruses of this nature travel this way?

  • Heidi Hostetter-Wicka

    Oh the arrogance of man….

  • Dave Gustavson

    Tough times. All this article does is prove Beck a hypocrite. I was a long time fan but I have to wonder- why does Beck object to an American being brought to the former USA for treatment yet Beck also provides aid and comfort to ILLEGAL aliens carrying deadly pathogens, crime, criminal intent and drugs across a national border? Pee on a spark plug, Beck. Enjoy your new audience, good like on getting a time slot on Telemundo.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe in Beck’s eyes, this doctor is not a deserving hero.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Glenn I disagree we need to bring them over. There’s a reason why millions of people die from Ebola in this country and half of them could’ve been saved if Africa if they had the proper hospitals.

  • Anonymous

    To Stu’s comment, it is not like this is the first Ebola outbreak. The CDC could have built many quarantine facilities close to the Ebola areas by now. They could treat many more people than just two by having those facilities near the Ebola outbreaks. Bringing Ebola into the US is just crazy. And it is in my backyard where the CDC is located. This is just really really dumb.

  • Yoikes

    This is too much like a bad movie. Yeah, everything will be fine if we bring perhaps the deadliest disease known to man into a huge population center. Nothing to see here!

  • Lynda Thompson

    CDC and Monsanto…. what could go wrong? Right? Heaven help us.

  • Anonymous

    So many in depth analysis, articles, information and theories on
    Ebola…and this is the best GlennBeck can do? ThreeJokers on the air. Did he see any of the
    infected crossing the border… maybe give them a TeddyBear?

  • Angela

    Why aren’t there travel restrictions for people entering the US from affected countries?

  • Debra Oneil

    ON INTERESTS vs VALUES: you state in your monologue that we should not have taken this doctor because of values … not interests… I say you do not know the difference between the 2… the truth is.. our best interests state “don’t bring him here, we could all catch it!” OUR VALUES state “Never leave a man behind” the good samaritan would have cared for him and trusted in God… sorry Glenn, your moral compass is off.

    • Debra Oneil

      ps ebola is not airborne… it is bodily fluids. Many countries have TRIED to weaponize it… with little success… and now, all of a sudden, this doctor and nurse will be the death of us all???? how carefully you mete our mercy. do remember that before the throne, because God will… to whom much is given much is required. IF >>IF… it becomes airborne… then WE KNOW it is NOT an accident.

  • Christine

    Logic says to not believe a thing from the experts since they know very little about this. It is out of control over there. We have heard the so called comfort words before. Logic also says, in order to keep it out of our country, do not bring it here. The top doctors over there used top protection techniques, yet they contracted it. Fact is, this is a disease that is incurable and liable to pandemics. We have a mass population here in the states who have no immunity to this. There is no way they can keep us 100% safe, I don’t care what they say. On top of this, we will have about 1000 africans here for the summit. What the hell is our government trying to do? Do they think we are a bunch of idiots? Why are they willing to gamble with our lives? I have sympathy for those who have contracted this horrible disease. But, I do not want them treated here. Cats out of the bag. All it will take is a minor slip up.

  • Yo Mamma

    Hey Glenn, your survival food looks like its humping itself – shocking

  • Debra Oneil

    this doctor already had a transfusion from a patient in africa who survived ebola, there by, perhaps an antibody has been transferred… and the CDC is best suited to isolate and reproduce it synthetically…that is probably WHY he has been transferred to the USA… the chance of pandemic, is far less… than the chance of perfecting a cure! careful ..you may entertaining angels unawares!

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t they say the same thing about AIDS?

    • Debra Oneil

      yes, they did. bravo.

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone ask the American Ebola patients if THEY wanted to be returned to America ? Knowing how deadly the disease has proven to be, I would think any healthcare professional would say no, don’t chance it.
    IMO there is much more to this story we are not being told. Americans have been lied to for so long, by so many , few believe anything coming out of government agencies anymore. And with good reason.

  • Respect Myprivacy

    Interesting, Glenn. You’re all about feeding and aiding the thousands of illegal alien children at our border despite the multiple diseases that we know they are carrying to flood our schools and hospitals, but you’re questioning the rationale of returning two heroic, Christian citizens who became sick helping the least of us to their home country where they can receive the best possible treatment? I’m confused.

    • Elena

      The majority of their ills are highly treatable and typically not fatal. We can do that. Nobody can fix ebola though. We should do what we can to keep it where it is and not let it spread across the globe.

  • Dolores Cunha

    Bringing in a horrific disease such as ebola is beyond INSANE!! No mention of Beck and Stu about the african ebola conference and the untested….representitives from AFRICA that just flew in….are walking our streets…eating in our restaurants. Seems to me that Stu being FOR the ebola infected doctors being brought here….and Glenn on the fence…is that Glenn took so much heat for the stupid act of going to the border with water and teddy bears for illegals….helping this spread of mass communicable diseases of all sorts….and thwarting the constitution of the U.S.A. for ‘heart’ and ‘religious’ reasons….is just a ruse…Beck is as pro bringing ebola infected doctors here as he was about the horrific act of turning his back on the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and welcoming in THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF ILLEGALS…regardless of the DESTRUCTION it is causing the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA….SHAMEFUL GLENN…JUST SHAMEFUL….

    • Ncrdbl1

      No one in those conferences who have tested positive for Ebola has been allowed in the US. There is no mass outbreak among the doctors who treat Ebola patients. Vast majority treat them using proper protection do not contract the disease. The issue is allowing a KNOWN infected person into a metro area of 5 million people which is also a major passenger transportation hub. Where all it takes is a single person to fail to do their job 100% correctly just one time.

  • Ncrdbl1

    Evert world wide pandemic was spread because an infected person or animal was taken from the control area to another part of the world. The countries effected should have travel ban placed on them. Complete isolation.

  • Ncrdbl1

    Anyone and everyone associated with the treatment of this guy should be permanently barred from giving blood. We do not need a repeat of the AIDS situation. Where out blood supply was contaminated because we treated AIDS as a political issue instead of a medical issue.

  • Elena

    C-130 or C-141, not C-131.

    No, we don’t need to bring it here before it finds its way here on its own. Time will tell if Mt Sinai has an ebola patient there who had been in West Africa recently.

  • DannyDan

    I don’t like it, but realistically if we cannot contain a known case of infection with all eyes on it, then we’re pretty much screwed anyways and it’s just a matter of time.

  • Anonymous

    Assume it’s going to arrive in the USA. Better to be prepared with a controlled, real-life scenario than to learn from a terrorist-sourced outbreak.

  • Anonymous

    Ebola only has a 90% mortality rate, what’s everyone so worked up about? If 10 people get it only 9 will die……

  • Paulette

    And if it were your wife, would you feel different ? Be honest……

  • Hippychik

    I fear a “population correction” is about to occur.

  • lembrandt

    When the country is over run with illegals bearing diseases that have been virtually extinct in the USA for decades, when Ebola escapes and is in every corner of the country in a month…when all order has either broken down or close to it…Obama can truly become the dictator he has been attempting to be.

    He will be begged to install martial law and once your rights are gone – they will be gone forever. He can suspend the Congress and the Constitution…and he needs to do it either before or just after the elections in November.

    There is no other *rational* explanation for what is happening right now.

  • Johnathan Read

    A weaponized ‘airborne’ Ebola virus or any chemical weapon in the hands of Fundamental Islamists is the last thing the world needs. No doubt they are already trying to acquire it.They will not hesitate to use it against Israel or the West.

  • Julia Robertson

    Whatever became of the investigation of the caller whose father in law knew of a man who cured ebola and his efforts were snuffed because they weren’t “FDA approved?” This was on last weeks show.