Update below – 11/7/2010 at 9:42pm Eastern Time.
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The original diary is intact.
Any idea how many flights from Haiti arrive in Miami on a daily basis ?
Just at Miami International Airport.
I live about a half-hour north of there in Broward County.
Do you know why I’m asking that question about the flights ?
Didn’t think so.
Florida’s health department is asking doctors statewide to be prepared for possible Cholera cases here as Haiti grapples with the dual calamities of Tropical Storm Tomas and a waterborne outbreak that has sickened 4,649 and killed 305 on the island.
“We can expect that some travelers returning from Haiti may become symptomatic with cholera en route to, or shortly after arrival in Florida,” the letter warns.
Hey, I’ve a novel idea….. Stop me if you’ve heard anything like it before.
NOTHING – Not even a piece of paper – NOTHING should be coming into Florida – or anywhere else in America – from Haiti until the CHOLERA outbreak is gone.
It’s the year 2010.
Here’s an article and video reports from today via CNN.
Yeah, I know…… CNN…… But at least they’re covering it.
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — A cholera outbreak in Haiti continues to spread to previously unaffected areas in rural communities, killing 442 people and hospitalizing 6,742 others, the Pan American Health Organization said Wednesday.
Health authorities are concerned that the situation may worsen as Tropical Storm Tomas approaches the impoverished nation, still recovering from a devastating January earthquake that killed 250,000 people and left 1 million homeless.
Health officials set up six cholera treatment centers in Port-au-Prince, the nation’s capital. Four of the centers are fully operational, the Pan American Health Organization said. Four more are planned. Officials hope to create 2,000 beds in the treatment centers, the health agency said. In addition, the agency said, cholera treatment tents will be established at 14 hospitals in Port-au-Prince as soon as Tomas clears the island nation.
I’d say ‘let’s get there yesterday to help’, but we wouldn’t be allowed to show the flag.
Remember this ?…… Obama orders Army not to fly the US Flag in Haiti.
Call me a typical bitter heartless uncaring yada yada yada, but I’ve about had enough of the nonsense from the left and the corrupt, no matter where they are.
We – America – The bestest evah nation to exist – We can help them and we should. But we do it right, we do it 110% and we really help…… or we don’t do it at all.
But then again, this is just another entry in the long line of crises too good to waste.