101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa

Gateway Pundit

Unbelievable.
Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa.
They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits.
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US troops prepare for deployment (US Army Africa)

The 101st Airborne is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. The division was renowned for its role on D-Day. Major General David H. Petraeus (“Eagle 6″) led the Screaming Eagles to war during the 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The administration says they won’t need them.
Nashville Public Radio reported:

Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.

“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members. They’ll be housed either in tent cities at military airfields or in Liberian Ministry of Defense facilities, Rodriguez said.

Soldiers’ health will be monitored through surveys and taking their temperature on their way in and out of camps. If a service member does get sick, Rodriguez said they will be flown home immediately for treatment.

Hat Tip Virginia

Health officials admitted this past week that the death rate in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 70 percent, up from 50 percent.

Meanwhile… Obama hit the links today.

Beyond Bizarre! CDC has a Zombie Apocalypse Training Manual,

By: James Simpson
DC Independent Examiner


White House Lame Ebola Response

Gulag Bound

UPDATE: A Carnival cruise ship with 4,633 on board was refused docking in Belize to offload a married couple, one with possible Ebola symptoms for emergency transport. The wife, a nurse, had treated Ebola patient Thomas Duncan. The ship has departed Belizian waters and is headed for Texas.

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CDC’s Zombie Pandemic Manual

You simply cannot make this stuff up. The accompanying photo is the cover page for a CDC publication called “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic.” No doubt they thought they were being clever and creative, two words that are anathema to government bureaucrats. But yes, the CDC has a training manual using a “Zombie Pandemic” scenario. You know, because things like an Ebola pandemic are just too farfetched. Regardless. The guidance is the same. CDC recommends that:

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