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Oct 14, 2014 3:07 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Cleaning At Southampton After Enterovirus Diagnosis Underway

Oct 16, 2014 9:46 AM

UPDATE: Wednesday, 2 p.m.

The entire Southampton bus fleet was cleaned and sanitized on Wednesday after an elementary school student was diagnosed with non-polio enterovirus earlier this week.

In an update on the district website on Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina said the cleaning at the elementary school would be complete by the end of the day, and that the intermediate school would be cleaned and sanitized after school on Thursday. The high school would also be cleaned, but the district did not have a specific day set.

Cleaning at the intermediate and high schools was not expected to interrupt classes.

“As always, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is paramount and I believe you can never be too cautious when responding to health concerns,” Dr. Farina said. “The district has consulted with the Department of Health and our actions to conduct a district wide cleanse is above and beyond their recommendations.”

UPDATE: Tuesday, 4:10 p.m.

According to Southampton Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina, the student, whom he did not identify, was diagnosed with the illness over the weekend and was not in school on Tuesday. The district, he said, is opting to be cautious by closing the building after being advised to sanitize any area the student would have come in contact with—and, in fact, will sanitize not only the entire elementary school but also the entire fleet of buses.

Dr. Farina said no other district students have been diagnosed with enterovirus. The district does intend to thoroughly clean and sanitize the district’s intermediate and high schools, though they will remain open to students on Wednesday, Dr. Farina said.

On Tuesday afternoon, Marsha Kenny, the director of public affairs and marketing for Southampton Hospital, applauded the district’s decision to thoroughly clean the school. She added that the advice from the district about constant hand washing and cleaning, and staying home while sick, is the best way to prevent the spread of the illness.

“I think the district was very smart to go ahead and close the building,” she said. “It can’t hurt to use antibacterial products on school surfaces. I think it is a good plan, because kids will be kids, and they are very comfortable touching and hugging and forgetting to wash their hands. But the district is doing a good thing.”

ORIGINAL STORY

Southampton Elementary School will be closed to students on Wednesday after a student was diagnosed with a case of enterovirus, district officials have confirmed.

According to the district website, the student is seeking treatment for the illness and does not have the D68 strain, which has been causing severe respiratory issues nationwide in the last few months.

As a precaution and after talking with a doctor, the district opted to close the Pine Street school on Wednesday so an outside company could do a thorough cleaning of the entire building. The cleaning company will disinfect the school and apply an antibacterial product to surfaces to prevent the spread of germs.

“The health and safety of our students and staff is our first priority,” Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina said in a statement on the district website.

To prevent the spread of the disease, the district is encouraging parents and students to wash their hands often with soap and water, avoid touching the face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact—kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or utensils—with sick people, to cover the mouth and nose while sneezing with a tissue, clean and disinfect surfaces frequently, and stay home while sick.

“We appreciate your attention to this matter and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause while we undergo this necessary cleaning,” Dr. Farina said. “The elementary School will reopen on Thursday. We will update you as necessary.”

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was it a recent child from Mexico? This virus popped up when those thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants entered the US.
By GALAXIE (43), SAG HARBOR on Oct 14, 14 4:31 PM
I thought it would take at least a few posts but I knew it was coming

*Facepalm*
By C Law (326), Water Mill on Oct 14, 14 4:40 PM
illegal immigrants bypass both border entry and exit checks and protocols designed to limit the spread of infectious diseases. Then, once in the country, they have a vested interest in staying away from authorities, thus increasing the likelihood that should they have a disease, it will be treated late or not at all.

I understand your kneejerk denial of the possibility that this sudden, widespread outbreak, shortly after 50,000+ students from Central America where this disease is common ...more
By MoronEliminator (152), Montauk on Oct 14, 14 5:24 PM
No he was not !
By jmuller (2), Southampton on Oct 17, 14 7:37 AM
typical redneck comment. I fear the school shootings even more , most of them white kids so far addicted to anti-depressants pharmaceuticals which have killed plenty already.
By lizziebay (7), BH on Oct 21, 14 1:10 PM
OPEN ELLIS ISLAND . Oh! I forgot those people came here legally.


By LongIslander (43), HAMPTON BAYS on Oct 14, 14 5:31 PM
Love all the PC idiots !!!!!!!
By Biba (488), East Hampton on Oct 14, 14 7:31 PM
Can we just hold up a second here and stop hatred, and spreading rumors and fear. Goodness, first off a kid is sick, got sick over the weekend according to the article, which is all any of us have for information, second they are being treated. Third - this is NOT the super scary strain that was hospitalizing kids, see article. Read - comperhend. Fourth - the school, while I believe is overreacting a tad, is cleaning and sanitizing not just the school but the busses as well. Fifth- we have no idea ...more
By Polandspring (82), Southampton on Oct 14, 14 8:16 PM
Wow! What has happened to us? No one has mentioned that they hope that the child makes a speedy and healthy recovery. Do unto others needs to make a comeback soon.
By peacemaker (22), Sag Harbor on Oct 14, 14 8:25 PM
That was the purpose of Ellis Island – to have a waiting place where it was decided whether people were healthy enough or responsible enough to come into our country. The idea that anybody can just walk in and carry this disease with them is just an outrage, and it is Obama’s fault because he’s responsible for doing it.
By Lets go mets (337), Southampton on Oct 14, 14 8:28 PM
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All of us hope that this child has a speedy recovery. I think many people are just fed up with fact that this country is falling apart. How many illegals does it take until we say enough? What's the quota that's going to stop this? Or just never stop it? I was lucky to be born in this country and it's not my fault that others were not. Why has it become our nations responsibility to care for people who break our laws. No other country would put their citizens in harms way like we have.
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By Ididn'tvoteforobama (5), Southampton on Oct 14, 14 9:01 PM
True. As harsh as it sounds to pin point this on people from other parts of the hemisphere, many of them are going to shy away from mandatory vaccines for fear of their immigrant status and what might become of them.

This is a serious issue and without proper care it is very plausible that a disease could be spread due to lack of proper monitoring or containment.

Without digressing to much on this poor child's case, what on earth is our government doing in stopping the entry ...more
By Harbor Master (103), Sag Harbor on Oct 14, 14 9:17 PM
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I will focus on what is most important issue given the circumstances described in this article....

I hope the child who is sick gets the treatment he/she needs to get rid of the virus and that the precautions the school district is taking work to prevent another child from getting sick...
By localgirl (17), southampton on Oct 14, 14 10:28 PM
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Maybe some of you self appointed M.D.'s should reference the Journal of General Virology. In the last three years, there has been an increase in documented cases of EV-D68 in Europe, Asia, and North America. In many of the outbreaks different genetic differences were found, indicating multiple clades were involved. Our environment is changing, and viruses like this one mutate very easily without being fostered by a warmer climate and sloppy reproduction.

Until there is specific proof ...more
Oct 15, 14 12:21 AM appended by Mr. Z
Ref: Worldwide Emergence of multiple clades of enterovirus 68; Rafal Tokarz, Cadhla Firth, Shabir A. Madhi, Stephen R.C. Howie, Winfred Wu, Amadou Alpha Sall, Saddef Haq, Thomas Briese, and W. Ian Lipkin
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 15, 14 12:21 AM
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Go back to sleep
By Biba (488), East Hampton on Oct 15, 14 7:08 AM
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By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 15, 14 8:55 AM
Typical conservative response.

Reply to intelligent retort with stupidity.
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 15, 14 4:51 PM
If the local school districts need to take definitive action because the federal government is floundering hopelessly, then so be it.
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Oct 15, 14 6:10 AM
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By whodat5 (12), southampton on Oct 15, 14 8:26 AM
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By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 15, 14 8:36 AM
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By 27dan (2467), Shinnecock Hills on Oct 15, 14 9:12 AM
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By Erin 27 E (1097), southampton on Oct 15, 14 9:17 AM
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By 27dan (2467), Shinnecock Hills on Oct 15, 14 9:43 AM
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By DrFinch (3), Southampton on Oct 15, 14 9:50 AM
Three weeks ago Obama said there is no threat to the US with Ebola. Today a second hospital worker is diagnosed in Texas with more cases on the way. This president is a complete idiot.
By chief1 (2537), southampton on Oct 15, 14 9:52 AM
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By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 15, 14 10:21 AM
Just imagine if our borders were open and people were allowed to enter this country by the masses. What an easy way to unleash a bio attack on an unsuspecting group of citizens. Imagine if there was a virus that could weaken the immune system to the extent that the human body would be unable to fight off ebola. They could stash this immune system weakening virus in the refugees then distribute the said refugees all over the country to many school districts. The said refugees would then infect ...more
By icecreamman (395), Southampton on Oct 15, 14 10:54 AM
Let a swarm of diseased kids into the country and look what happens! Viva Barak!!!
By bigfresh (3762), north sea on Oct 15, 14 11:07 AM
obama won't close off the source of the disease...it might offend someone from the hospital where his grandma says he was born in Africa and could be racist. we americans must be politically correct so we don't offend people that bring ebola into our country.

just wait until more clusters of the disease are everywhere....How can obama keep telling us that open borders to ebola is a good idea? ...but then, this administration always chooses badly and unwisely...it is like they have an agenda ...more
By Erin 27 E (1097), southampton on Oct 15, 14 11:17 AM
That's the stupidest thing I've heard in a while.

Show us your empirical proof, and it better not be a study from 2013.
Oct 15, 14 4:53 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, just in case you missed it we have the Gini coefficient of a third world country. Someday maybe y'all will actually be well informed, but not today...
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 15, 14 4:53 PM
Or it could have been a strain from Europe, Asia, or Africa which these children don't have an immunity to and were never exposed to which would give the virus an easy place to multiply.

Where did the 2009 NYC outbreak originate? Or the 2009 Japanese outbreak and the virus which was detected every year since 2003? How about Maryland in 1999? San Diego 2005? France 2008? Philippines 2008-09? Several U.S. states in 2010? Netherlands 2010?

I'll reserve my judgment pending ...more
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 15, 14 11:28 PM
Apparently the 2010 outbreaks merited none of your attention.

However, these do.

Hmmmmmmmmm...
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 17, 14 12:26 AM
I agree Captn!!! We dont shut schools down to sanitize unless something is really serious.. We arent being told the whole truth..
By Waltbuilt (1), westhampton beach on Oct 15, 14 12:23 PM
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One truck at the school from a company called SaniTech. Doesn't seem to be a large crew. SaniTech has been in business since 1997 and there website says they specialize in air duct cleaning and antimicrobial solutions. Feel free to chime in with more details press, we are very concerned and would like much more info than being given. How was SaniTech chosen to be the cleaning company? How many workers will be at the school from SaniTech? Who are the actual workers?
By icecreamman (395), Southampton on Oct 15, 14 2:45 PM
Cleaning at Southampton What?? Poor headline.
By Lets go mets (337), Southampton on Oct 15, 14 9:38 PM

NYT THURSDAY: EBOLA ANXIETY GROWS...
WASH POST: Threat of virus might interfere with commerce, daily routines...
BOEHNER URGES TRAVEL BAN...
NIGHTMARE: NEW PATIENT FLEW DAY BEFORE...
Knowingly Traveled With 'Low-Grade Fever'...
Called CDC before boarding flight...
PLANE MADE 5 FLIGHTS BEFORE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE...
Airline Stocks Nosedive...
Passenger Wears HAZMAT To Dulles Airport...
Panic Hits TV News Divisions...
CDC says missed opportunities ...more
By They call me (2466), southampton on Oct 16, 14 12:03 AM
Political correctness taken to the limit. Barry Soetoro will not use His Executive powers to temporarily stop flights from West Africa . Complete idiocy. As more and more infected passengers from infected countries disembark at JFK or Dulles or Newark or Atlanta, the odds increase of ebola breaking out in multiple locations. How can He not see that this simple act can at least lessen the amount of carriers?
By bigfresh (3762), north sea on Oct 16, 14 7:54 AM
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"How can He not see that this simple act can at least lessen the amount of carriers?"

He is blinded by "optics"

Optics, which Obama and his staff dismiss as never being much on their minds, always means a lot to this White House.

By loading... (547), quiogue on Oct 16, 14 8:58 AM
to bigfresh & 27dan & Erin 27 &They call me:

Your criticism of President Obama's refusal to embargo travel from West Africa is borne of fear and ignorance and the usual irrational partisan animus.

In reality, attempting to prohibit travel from that area would actually INCREASE the possibility of the spread of the disease in the United States as an excellent article in Forbes explains: "Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks" - JV Chamary, Forbes, Oct.13, 2014

Thankfully, ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 16, 14 8:42 AM
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Small minded blurbs, from the small minded.
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 16, 14 9:01 AM
How many direct flights are there from West Africa?

If you cut this country off from the rest of the world, just wait and watch the panic and fleeing of the country which can and most likely will ensue. People won't wait to die, they'll run like hell. You need to keep it contained, but causing a panic would make things insanely worse.
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 16, 14 9:12 AM
911 Emergency Dispatchers Instructed Not To Say 'Ebola' Over Radio...
NY GIANTS Receive Ebola Primer Before Dallas Game...
US Embassies in West Africa Still Processing Visas for Non-US Nationals...

100 People a Day Apply from Three Ebola Countries...

BOEHNER URGES TRAVEL BAN...

JAY CARNEY: Halt flights to send message...
FDA Warns of Ebola Scams...
CONFUSION: CDC: You Can Give -- But Can't Get -- Ebola on Bus...

RAND PAUL: Obama Downplaying Outbreak ...more
By 27dan (2467), Shinnecock Hills on Oct 16, 14 11:21 AM
I find it frightening that you might actually believe your words and how easily you jump on the 'right wing' comments. Un-necessary negativity. I think Dr Friedan has proven his complete incompetence at his post and he should be removed immediately. The idea that stopping travel to and from the infected areas will Increase the virus in the US is preposterous... I understand it may be written in an article but lets deal in Reality. Europe has imposed a ban - why haven't we? Because were trying ...more
By Hillsnbells (40), Southampton on Oct 16, 14 3:42 PM
Enough political correctness Obama, lets protect our citizens for once!
By joe hampton (3191), southampton on Oct 16, 14 4:43 PM
So you leave people who aren't infected in a death trap.

Brilliant.
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 16, 14 5:10 PM
to Captn America:

Quote:

"[W]hat would lead those with common sense to believe that travel from those West Africa travelers shouldn't be temporarily prohibited just as some European countries are now doing?"
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- Irrational fear and determined ignorance . Alternatively, you (and your Right-Wing colleagues herein [and European politicians]) could read the article I referenced.

As for Dr. ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 16, 14 9:26 AM
We don't care what you, Mets fan, Phil, Z or the rest of the Obama heads think HHS,

This is not a game, The majority of the American public doesn't want these people here unless they have been quarantined for 21 days!

Enough political correctness Obama, lets protect our citizens for once!




By joe hampton (3191), southampton on Oct 16, 14 4:49 PM
No one on the planet earth has ever cured a viral disease nor come close. So when I see the talking heads telling us how to avoid a disease they know little about I scratch my head. Besides quarantine what method works on an infectious disease? This disease will spread, because we are more worried about being politically correct than pro active.
Oct 16, 14 9:45 AM appended by chief1
I just heard news there is a possible case of a Yale student who just returned from Liberia. Hope this isn't true, but Gov. Malloy is making sure this person will be in isolation until all the results are in. We are playing Russian Roulette with these flights being allowed from Africa.
By chief1 (2537), southampton on Oct 16, 14 9:45 AM
Would it make "the right" happy if we just evacuated the uninfected, euthanized the infected, and carpet bombed West Africa with thermobaric warheads?
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 17, 14 12:24 AM
It took Phill a few days to pull out the race card, We do not care about the color of anyones skin Phil,as long as they stay in quarantine for 21 days and have proper visas they are welcome.you should go over to Zier and explain it house to house for us
By They call me (2466), southampton on Oct 17, 14 7:54 AM
The Ebola discussion herein has followed the usual pattern of debate on this forum. First, extreme Right-Wingers post unsupported opinions. Then, other members, in rebuttal, present contrary arguments supported by citation to authority. Following this, and forever thereafter, the extreme Right-Wingers re-post their ignorant assertions, ignore entirely the contrary evidence presented, and still make no attempt whatsoever to support their opinions with authoritative reference.

In the current ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 17, 14 7:26 AM
This is not a game, The majority of the American public doesn't want these people here unless they have been quarantined for 21 days!

Enough political correctness Obama, lets protect our citizens for once!



By joe hampton (3191), southampton on Oct 17, 14 7:35 AM
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reasonable is to quarantine anyone from an Ebola stricken country for 21 days. Not reasonable is your viewpoint and that of the CDC's that says everyone coming into our cities is asked a few polite questions on the honor system and then allowed to filtrate into our cities and schools and potentially infect our loved ones like Duncan did . brilliant
By widow gavits (219), sag harbor on Oct 17, 14 11:31 AM
OK ALL YOU LIKE MINDED PEOPLE-IT WAS NOT THE EV-D68-IT WAS A COLD THAT LANDED IN THIS KIDS LUNGS. THE DISTRICT WAS BEING OVERLY CAREFUL. THE ENTROVIRUS AND RHINO ARE BASICLY THE SAME. FLU LIKE SYSTEMS. IT IS NOT EBOLIA, THE BLACK PLAGUE OR THE END OF THE WORLD.
IF YOUR KID IS SICK KEEP HIM OR HER HOME-GO TO THE DOCTOR AND WASH YOUR HANDS.
BTW IT WAS MY CHILD-HE WAS NOT IN SCHOOL WHEN HE BECAME ILL, HE WAS AT THE DOCTORS.
By jmuller (2), Southampton on Oct 17, 14 7:36 AM
So SaniTech was hired and scrubbed the entire school for no reason, is that your contention? Your child was never sick in the school only sick at the doctors, and the sickness was just a common cold. Do I have that correct? So my 7 year old niece is being stressed out for no reason? So can you explain to us why the building was shut down, why a school bus full of kids was being escorted through town being led by fire trucks to god knows where for god knows why and the entire town was notified ...more
By icecreamman (395), Southampton on Oct 17, 14 9:10 AM
It was your kid? First off, since no one else seems to care, I hope they are feeling better. There is nothing worse than a sick kid. Second it is strange that they closed the entire school for this. I would like more info from the school as to why they overreacted.
By Polandspring (82), Southampton on Oct 18, 14 5:55 PM
EBOLA: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS COULD KILL A LOT OF US
Community and country come ahead of any obligation to people of Africa

obama likes this Ebola Scandal it takes the spotlight off the Border Scandal, which took the spotlight off the Bergdahl Scandal, which took the spotlight off the V.A. Scandal, which took the spotlight off the IRS Scandal, which took the spotlight off the Sequestration Scandal, which took the spotlight off the Benghazi Scandal, which took the spotlight off the NSA ...more
By They call me (2466), southampton on Oct 17, 14 7:40 AM
The speed zone camera story has been up in the headlined stories since oct 8th, it has three comments. This story which broke on the 16th has over 100 comments and is no where to be found in the headlined stories, wha??? The only reason it's not completely buried is because of all of the comments have kept the story up in the most commented section. Those pesky comments are keeping this story from being buried, shucks...
By icecreamman (395), Southampton on Oct 17, 14 9:20 AM
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By icecreamman (395), Southampton on Oct 18, 14 10:09 AM
No longer can it be said that President Obama's critics on this thread have not provided a SINGLE authority in support of their contention that he should have embargoed travel from West Africa. Since my last post, they have now offered two, Pat Buchanan and Matt Drudge (both unaccredited), not to mention "politicians".

What more proof do we need?
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 18, 14 2:19 PM
to Captn America:

Thanks for your re-reiterated, unsupported, personal opinion (as well as the [unaccredited] Matt Drudge quote that you posted.) Unfortunately, like most of your posts, it is misleading when not outright false.

If you are prepared to attempt to substantiate your bogus claims, get back to us. Otherwise, continue splashing in the kiddie pool.
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 18, 14 6:46 PM
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to Captn America:

Actually, Captn, I was referring to your claim that Ebola is being successfully dealt with in Africa due to a policy of closed borders.

As for quarantine, the same objections as those to border closure apply.

In addition, it is difficult to contract Ebola. (It is NOT, for instance, spread by air.) If a traveler arrives from an area of contagion showing symptoms, or develops them shortly thereafter, his transferral to any hospital that properly follows ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 19, 14 9:19 AM
to Captn America:

Naughty, naughty.

"[T]he virus is winning ... (Citation?)
"[A]t least one of the nurses caught the disease ... from misting." (Citation?)

(Oh, that's right. You don't DO that anymore.)

Thanks, at least, for admitting that you mislead readers with your reference to border closings in Africa. As you well know, only 3 countries (out of 50) have done so, and all those share borders with one of the three countries where the disease is epidemic.

Really, ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 19, 14 2:03 PM
London (AFP) - Aid agency Oxfam on Saturday said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", as US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria" in the face of the growing crisis.
By 27dan (2467), Shinnecock Hills on Oct 18, 14 4:49 PM
Do any of you realize what happens when you separate the human, from the weapon?

I firmly believe most of you don't.
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 18, 14 7:29 PM
no one can separate you from your weapon when your railing on capitalism corporations of the tea party so you can .....
By Undocumented Democrat (1769), southampton on Oct 18, 14 8:12 PM
I figured someone had to break this up a little.

In all seriousness, allegedly if you have $10 in your pocket and no debt, you're wealthier than 25% of Americans.

Allegedly...
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 19, 14 1:00 AM
Allegedly the commander and chief is supposed to have American interests as a priority!

President Obama has spent six years squandering the American peoples trust, and the administration’s confusion, contradictions and mistakes on Ebola fit the pattern. This is how he rolls.
By 27dan (2467), Shinnecock Hills on Oct 19, 14 12:04 PM

to Captn America:

So, you DID make up the story that one (or more) nurse(s) had contracted Ebola from "misting".

Thanks, nonetheless, for a GENUINE citation (for the "Ebola is winning" remark), although, as you know, Anthony Banbury's speech made it clear that he was referring to West Africa, not to the world entire and certainly not to the United States, and proposed measures to reverse this circumstance in those countries wherein the virus is epidemic.

The Vespignani ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 20, 14 9:47 AM
Where does this bridge go to from Block Island?
By VOS (1118), WHB on Oct 20, 14 2:30 PM
Der Fuhrer"s PC gambit of not stopping travel to the US from countries with an ebola epidemic will kill people. Will His apologists still pay homage?
By bigfresh (3762), north sea on Oct 20, 14 5:40 PM
to Captn America:

Let me get this straight, none of the medical experts involved with the nurses who contracted Ebola at Texas Presbyterian think that airborne contact caused their infection, and none of the media involved in the feeding frenzy over this incident have found such evidence, but YOU have "personal knowledge" that it was so? How extraordinary! A little more disclosure would be appreciated.

Quote:

"Clearly hhs, the nurse's protective clothing and/or skin ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 21, 14 9:00 AM
to Captn America:

All I have ever tried to get you to do is back up your assertions with relevant authoritative reference. Your contrary habit is either to decline to post supportive documentation entirely or to post citations that are only relevant by the most tortuous of interpretations - as you have done on this thread.

Your assertion that the nurses at Texas Presbyterian contracted Ebola by being sneezed on is illustrative. There is absolutely NO evidence that they did, and ...more
By highhatsize (3743), East Quogue on Oct 21, 14 5:17 PM
Liberalism is truly a mental disorder and political correctness is a symptom.
By bigfresh (3762), north sea on Oct 22, 14 7:03 PM
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By dnice (2340), Hampton Bays on Oct 22, 14 8:40 PM
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By dnice (2340), Hampton Bays on Oct 25, 14 8:20 PM
It was a virus....not ebola....goodness. I'm amazed that some of you can even leave your houses. To live each day with such fear...must be exhausting.
By Polandspring (82), Southampton on Oct 23, 14 7:03 AM
It was on news 12 giving everyone the impression it was serious. Instead of asking people why they are so fearful, why not ask, why are they trying so hard to keep the general public in fear? A kid had a cold as it turns out, but the public was led to believe something much more serious was happening due to the fear mongering media. Why is this? Used to be reporters/journalists would get the facts and then run a story if the facts checked out. Not what happened here as the story had one update ...more
By icecreamman (395), Southampton on Oct 23, 14 8:57 AM
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You cannot believe everything you read or see on the news. Question everything, find out facts, don't go spreading rumors that further exasperate the problem. Which is all anyone was doing here. Turning a sick kid and overreacting school district, into a case of ebola.
By Polandspring (82), Southampton on Oct 23, 14 4:53 PM
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nice string of deleted posts there Phil, perhaps I should add anger management to the list of symptoms.
By bigfresh (3762), north sea on Oct 23, 14 8:46 AM
Or perhaps it is simply repetitive posts due to incompatible coding?

Calling you an opportunist would be an understatement...
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 23, 14 5:09 PM
This poor child actually had the common cold, complicated by asthma. He ended up in the Pediatric ICU at Stony Brook Univ Hospital. The Superintendent was said to have spoken in depth to the child's physicians at Stoney Brook, but chose to close the elementary school anyway. He then insulted the family of the child and blamed them for the controversy. This is one superintendent who is too full of himself, to arrogant, and a poor communicator. I do not have confidence in him or the School Board ...more
By Dodger (147), Southampton Village on Oct 23, 14 1:32 PM
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FUD

See above...
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 23, 14 5:10 PM
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By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 23, 14 5:10 PM
"the best way to fight terrorism is to invest in education. instead of sending weapons, send teachers."

~ Malala Yousafzai
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 23, 14 5:26 PM
A proper education and removing the power from religiously based fundamentalists would eliminate "terrorists" before they even had the opportunity to became one of the fold.

That's why the quoted young lady was shot in the head. She refused to be oppressed, and insisted on being educated despite a bunch of faith based, bass ackwards male egotists.

Perhaps this is the right place for a teacher with a gun?
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 25, 14 9:37 AM
You sound like the president with the education. We have created a whole generation of college educated people with huge debt loads they will be burdened with their whole lives. We have 55 million on public assistance, 14 trillion in debt, 75 trillion in future obligations, and we create minimum wage fast food, and retail jobs. The education is really helping us with society.
By chief1 (2537), southampton on Oct 25, 14 12:03 PM
Thank the "Boomer" generation.
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 26, 14 8:27 PM
The best way to fight terrorism is to viciously and completely destroy the terrorists.
By bigfresh (3762), north sea on Oct 24, 14 7:10 AM
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Sure. Because murdering people's fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters will ingratiate and endear the people of that nation to us.

Nope, won't create another generation of terrorists with that strategy...
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 25, 14 9:39 AM
maybe not but at some point, they will learn that our losses will come at a tremendous price to them. I say leave them alone to destroy themselves. Hopefully the people they oppress will stand up and fight for their own freedom. We cant police the world anymore.
By squeaky (288), hampton bays on Oct 25, 14 10:06 AM
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I'm on the side of innocent people who don't deserve a death sentence because they were born in the wrong society.

Break a few eggs, right?
Oct 25, 14 6:47 PM appended by Mr. Z
I found the photo of a Syrian child sleeping between his parents quite, shall we say, prolific in it's impact. The child was sleeping between two freshly dug graves...
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 25, 14 6:47 PM
News flash Mr Z: The radical Islamists are AT WAR WITH US!!! We didn't start this but we should do everything in our great nation's power to crush these animals. They only understand force and by God we should unleash our military might and take them out. What do you propose? More liberal touchy feely Kumbaya bovine excrement? Take a good look at what's happening in the world all thanks to the failed foreign policy of a failed president.
By bigfresh (3762), north sea on Oct 25, 14 11:55 AM
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By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 25, 14 6:43 PM
"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations."
Oct 25, 14 7:16 PM appended by Mr. Z
"A lie does not become truth, wrong does not become right, and evil does not become good, just because it's accepted by an alleged majority."
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 25, 14 7:16 PM
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No.

We did start this war. We meddled in Afghanistan during the Reagan administration. If you'd bother to take your head out of your ***, you'd note how the "Drug War" banning cannabis created black market fuel for the heroin trade.

Yet again, your Irving Berlin song and dance is short sighted, and woefully less than strategic.
By Mr. Z (10564), North Sea on Oct 26, 14 8:28 PM
halloween, party, sag harbor,