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Obama’s Reckless Refugee Program Mirrors his Ebola Policy

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Contributor & Author: Richard Amerling, MD (New York City) Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Academic Nephrologist at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Dr. Amerling is also President of The Association Of American Physicians And Surgeons: (see bio at the bottom of this release)

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Preview:  Like the response to Ebola, this is another instance where Mr. Obama is acting in flagrant disregard for the safety of Americans and the homeland. And let us not forget that his precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, betraying the sacrifice of thousands of our best and bravest, led directly to the rise of ISIS. Let us also not forget his utter disregard for border security and for federal immigration law.

We cannot wait for an election still a year away, the outcome of which is obviously uncertain. There is an overwhelming case for immediate impeachment of the enemy in the Oval Office. The safety and survival of the Republic is in jeopardy.

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Our feckless president’s reckless push to bring “refugees” from Syria, who are 97% Muslim and mostly men of fighting age, into the United States is analogous to his open border policy regarding potential Ebola carriers.

A little over a year ago, an Ebola-infected African immigrant was admitted to a hospital in Dallas with full blown Ebola. His stay at that hospital transformed it to the front line in a crucial battle. Two nurses who treated this man became infected. Miraculously, both survived and the disease didn’t spread further (though one of the nurses traveled in a jet with a fever, after being cleared by the CDC!).

Shortly thereafter, a young doctor, just back from treating Ebola patients in Africa, traveled around New York City with early symptoms of Ebola before being transported and isolated at Bellevue Hospital. Again, miraculously, no one else was infected by this individual.

I wrote in an op-Ed in November of last year, “There is simply no dispute that Ebola needs to be contained in West Africa. This clearly means limiting travel from this region to the United States, and requiring adequate quarantines when U.S. citizens return. Nigeria has done this and has successfully contained their outbreak. Australia became the first of the so-called developed nations to impose a travel ban…. Instead of travel restrictions, foreign health workers afflicted by Ebola may be airlifted into the U.S. for treatment. This is the opposite of containment.”

The Obama policy placed Americans at risk. Even one death from Ebola brought in from Africa would be one too many. The infected nurses were fortunate to survive, and went through an ordeal. A handful of infected people arriving in a city such as New York would place an enormous burden on the health system, and would have the potential to create a serious outbreak with many infections and deaths. This nightmare scenario did not materialize because Brussels Airlines, which has nearly complete control over flights from Ebola endemic regions, instituted an effective screening program. More

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new-logo25Richard Amerling, M.D.

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Scandal at the Phoenix Veterans Administration lifted the curtain of secrecy on the VA’s secret waiting lists. The VA lies while patients die.

35462_1thmThis is by no means a new phenomenon. The nation’s single-payer system for veterans has long been greatly overloaded. Congress tried to fix it in 1996 by passing a law requiring that any veteran needing care had to be seen within 30 days.

The VA is supposed to have a wonderful electronic medical records system, and the EMR is supposed to be the magic formula for efficiency and quality. The VA gamed the electronic system to hide the waiting lists.

Readers of the British press will be struck by the similarities between fudging waiting lists at VA hospitalsand stacking patients in ambulances outside UK hospitals. Finding it impossible to comply with a National Health Service mandate that all patients admitted to an emergency room be seen within four hours, hospitals kept patients waiting in ambulances outside the ER! More

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