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This Amazing Jet Will Transport Ebola Victims From Africa To The U.S.

Soumis
 
How do you pack two patients that are infected with one of the world's deadliest viruses into a pressurized aluminum tube that is filled with healthy care takers and pilots for 12 hours and not get almost everyone infected in the process? You use this old ex-Royal Danish Air Force Gulfstream III that is highly modified to convey very ill people over very long distances. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

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KevinBrown
Kevin Brown 4
This looks like the outbound flight

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PHA333/history/20140731/2100Z/KVPC/LPLA
SouthwestJetCenter
This looks like the scheduled return flight. Land at KBGR at 7:30am
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PHA304
delmonaco03
Search WABI TV5 on Facebook and there is a picture of it taxiing. Flew over my house on the way out.
canuck44
canuck44 15
Should be named the "Ebola Gay".
guymed03
Guy Medlock 1
Touche' :-)
wallypiper
Wally Piper 5
What is wrong with you people? These are US citizens being brought home for treatment. Ebola is not an airborne virus. It spreads rapidly in Africa because of the general lack of hygiene and crowded conditions in the overtaxed healthcare facilities. You can rest assured that there are already samples of Ebola in research labs in the US.

These two people have families here. Would you be so righteous if it was your spouse or child being brought home?
ltcjra
ltcjra 1
The 'inside' look at the airplane is the second story, be patient.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 1
Do you think my HMO would cover this if I needed a flight home?
bearsfrizz
Michael Wolf 1
And why should they be brought here????? Why not send the doctors there???
BrianNasset
Brian Nasset 0
The President Better Hope to God that this doesn't escape to the US poulation
MattU470
Matthew Unger -4
This is the plan. Why do you think the president just amended an Executive Order to say that anyone even suspected of having so much as a chest cold can and will be quarantined at one of 20 Quarantine Centers around the country?
pdixonj
pdixonj 0
And they're coming straight to Emory Hospital here in Atlanta...I guess they figured why just have a TV show about an outbreak of death when the city can have the real thing, jeez...
farrbyro
farrbyro -1
I mean this in the most respectful way possible...are these people out of thier mind?????????

These people are bringing the ultimate terrorist to the US...one of most dangerous biogical hazards on earth. Talk about a potential threat to national security. I will stop before I get really upset.
wopri
Aren't they bringing American citizens back home?
canuck44
canuck44 -2
We have all kinds of infectious disease pouring over our Southern Border with no precautions, the worst of which is Multiple Drug Resistant TB....highly contagious and like Ebola essentially none treatable but highly contagious.

At least with the Ebola victims, they have been identified and isolated. Not so with TB. They will be found out in the community "sharing their bounty" with unsuspecting Americans, many of whom will die and we will spend millions to identify contacts, investigate them and treat them.
FedExCargoPilot
FedExCargoPilot -1
They need to stay in Africa were the virus was born, cure the patients first then bring them back, not to risk the chances of this becoming an epidemic in the US! All that needs to happen is someone to cough on the pilots and its done!
EdW
Ed Williams -1
According to the World Health Organization the only treatment available for Ebola is oral rehydration with solutions containing electrolytes or intravenous fluids.

That can be done anywhere.

There is currently no sign of Ebola in the United States.

Can someone explain to me why bringing active cases of Ebola into the United States is necessary?
canuck44
canuck44 5
You are correct from the point of view that there is no treatment apart from one or two non-approved experimental therapies, the most promising is transfusion with blood from previous survivors. There is however a huge difference in what constitutes supportive care in West Africa as opposed to Emery particularly as it relates to the liver and kidneys and the availability of management of the coagulation problems. None of this is to say they will survive, but their chances just went up from almost zip to 40%.

If they do survive, the researchers at CDC will be lined up to study them for years looking for antibodies, organ damage and whether the viron has left their system or continues to lurch. If so do they continue to shed it. I hope they have good veins.

Besides, look how well the CDC looked after the small pox samples and the anthrax specimens they just "found in a closet". What could go wrong?
MattU470
Matthew Unger -4
This is the plan. Why do you think the president just amended an Executive Order to say that anyone even suspected of having so much as a chest cold can and will be quarantined at one of 20 Quarantine Centers around the country?
ltcjra
ltcjra 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

An inside look at the plane that saved Ebola patients

The plane is owned and operated by Phoenix Air in Cartersville, Ga., one of the largest Air Ambulance Services in the world.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/08/07/ebola-plane-phoenix-air/13735705/

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