Fear of Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Causes Boycott of Fort Kent, Maine Businesses

Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 PM
West Main St., Fort Kent, Maine. Photo by Town of Fort Kent

West Main St., Fort Kent, Maine. Photo by Town of Fort Kent

Kaci Hickox, the Ebola nurse fighting quarantine efforts in her hometown of Fort Kent, Maine, is costing businesses customers and hurting the town’s reputation according to a report by the Bangor Daily News.

The News quotes the Town Manager, Don Guimond, bemoaning the affect Hickox is having on the town:

“The community has not done anything wrong. But this type of publicity does not do anyone any good and people need to know we are open and ready to provide services to people here.”

Business owners are quoted saying customers have told them they are boycotting Fort Kent until the Ebola incubation period for Hickox has passed:

“The situation “is bound to affect the whole town,” Steve Daigle, owner of Stevie D’s Panini Plus said Friday. “The economy around here is already so fragile, every dollar we lose hurts us.”

“Daigle said he has spoken to several customers who have told him they plan to shop out of town until the 21-day incubation period for the virus ends for Hickox on Nov. 10.

““People are afraid,” Daigle said.”

…”On Friday, another business owner in Fort Kent, who did not want to give his name, said he, too, has heard from customers planning to shop out of town in the wake of the Ebola concerns.

“A local dentist also voiced his displeasure that Hickox has not committed to home quarantine.

““I think that is very irresponsible of her,” Dr. Lucien Daigle said. “She cannot guarantee 100 percent she will not become symptomatic [and] in that worst-case scenario the ramifications will be beyond what you can imagine.”

There already has been an adverse impact, Daigle said, pointing out the numerous cancellations of routine and elective procedures at Northern Maine Medical Center.”

Hickox’s ‘all-about-me’ attitude has caused fear in her neighbors, including her Canadian neighbors just across the border in Clair, New Brunswick. Now she is costing small businesses money they can ill afford to lose because she won’t stay indoors for a few weeks to ensure the health and well-being of her community.

Note: Hickox has also inflicted the national media on her rural small town. A few businesses like the town’s only hotel have benefited from their presence, but at a price, according to the Boston Globe:

“Chad Pelletier, a cook at the Moose Shack, has no opinion on Hickox, but isn’t enjoying hordes of strangers roaming the town where he has lived all his 39 years.

““I don’t want things to change,” he said. “I like small-town America.””

For a look at life in Fort Kent before it was upended by Kaci Hickox, the Portland Press-Herald published a photo gallery.

 

 

Oh, Good Grief… Leslie McSpadden to Speak to UN in Geneva About Her Son Mike Brown

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:14 PM

The last time we heard from Leslie McSpadden she was brawling in the street with Michael Brown’s grandmother over the rights to T-shirt sales.
The brawl was captured by surveillance cameras.

Now she’s going to speak to the United Nations in Geneva on police brutality.
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Ferguson’s Michael Brown robbed a local convenience store before he attacked Officer Wilson and was shot dead on August 9, 2014.

The Family of Mike Brown even submitted a report to the United Nations on police brutality.
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GotNews

McSpadden is taking her son’s case to the UN.
VICE News reported:

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of the 18-year-old boy whose death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer in August sparked weeks of protests, is going to Geneva, Switzerland next month to speak about her son and other victims of police brutality in front of the United Nations.

Mike Brown’s killing is still under investigation by federal officials, while a local grand jury tasked with deciding whether to charge officer Darren Wilson for his death is supposed to make an announcement any day — with few in Ferguson believing that an indictment is.

But with little faith in the justice her son will receive, McSpadden, accompanied by one of the family’s lawyers and a handful of local activists and human rights advocates, is taking her son’s case — and that of other victims of racial profiling and police violence — straight to the UN Committee Against Torture, the body tasked with preventing torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and punishment around the world.

The trip — which was recently made public by organizers and promoted under the tagline “Ferguson to Geneva” — is meant to make a case, to as wide an audience as possible, that both Brown’s killing and the militarized police response to protesters demanding justice for him, are a matter of human rights.

The group is still hoping to raise $11,000 for the trip.

Leslie McSpadden attended Al Sharpton’s speech this morning in St. Louis.
Sharpton called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson.

 

 

Mexican Judge Orders Release of US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:46 PM

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A Mexican judge finally ordered the release of US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi tonight.
Tahmooressi has been detained in Mexico for eight months since March.
UT San Diego reported:

A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars in Baja California on federal weapons charges.

Andrew Tahmooressi was on trial for crossing the border with ammunition and three loaded weapon on March 31. The Mexican Attorney General’s Office agreed to cease its prosecution of Tahmooressi and allow him to return to the United States.

The agreement brings to a close a high-profile case that has resounded far beyond the border. In the United States, it has prompted calls for his release from politicians, veterans groups, conservative talk show hosts. But for months there had been an impasse, as Mexican federal prosecutors insisted that the case be resolved through the courts — not through diplomatic or political pressure.

Tahmooressi was reportedly stripped naked, chained to a bed and beaten with a bat during his detention.

 

Female Visitor From West Africa Hospitalized in Oregon With Ebola Symptoms

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:56 PM

A female visitor from West Africa was hospitalized in Portland today. The woman was monitored and developed a sustained fever. EMS went to assess her in protective gear and determined she needed to be transported.

The woman arrived at Providence Milwaukie Hospital at 1 PM PT.

Her previous movements during monitoring were unrestricted.

The woman was being monitored, then isolated, now hospitalized.

The woman had a 102 degree fever.

The woman had a high fever this morning.

Here’s a summary of the media briefing on the potential Oregon Ebola case.

 

Nurse Roommate of Kaci Hickox Developed Ebola

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:44 PM

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Kaci Hickox with fellow health care workers from her time in Sierra Leone (KFOR)

The roommate of CDC nurse Kaci Hickox developed Ebola displayed signs of Ebola.
WAGM TV reported, via PJ Media:

Sheila Pinette of the Maine CDC has released information that the roommate of Kaci Hickox, while in West Africa has displayed signs of ebola. Pinette says “The respondents roommate in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected with Ebola. (Any potential risk to respondent from that incident has passed).” This is one of 35 points Pinette made while filing a verified petition for public health order yesterday with the state. Kaci Hickox was issued temporary court order.

 

White House Press Gaggle Agrees to Skip Briefing in Exchange for Chocolate Cake

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:45 PM

Let them eat cake…
The White House reporters agreed to skip their press gaggle with the White House spokesman today in exchange for chocolate cake.


Politico has more on the exchange:

Reporters traveling with President Obama on Air Force One agreed to forego the daily gaggle with the White House Press Secretary in honor of Halloween — and in exchange for “Death by Chocolate” cake from Gregg’s Restaurant in Rhode Island.

 

EBOLA Called “The Nurse Killer” in Africa – 230 Medical Professionals Dead from Disease

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:12 PM

According to Dr. Seema Yasmin, a reporter at Dallas Morning News and public health doctor with the CDC, Ebola in Africa is often referred to as “the nurse killer.” In the medical community it is known as the “disease of the caregiver.”

The disease has killed over 200 medical professionals in Africa. Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor died from the disease in July.

David B. Samadi, the Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and a FOX News contributor, told Sean Hannity earlier this week that 230 doctors have died from the disease in Africa.

“You cannot possibly be perfectly fine Wednesday night and then Thursday morning you have a fever of 103. We know that this disease is a moving target. You have to respect this virus… But the truth is you have a health care professional, we have 230 of these doctors who have died over there. We still don’t know how they can possibly get it. We keep saying bodily fluid, I get it. But the CDC guidelines is constantly changing.”

Via Hannity:

Obviously, there is still much to learn about this contagious and fatal disease.

 

Breaking: CANADA Will No Longer Issue Visas from Ebola Countries

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 2:53 PM

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Earlier this week Australia banned travel from Ebola infected African countries.

Today Canadian officials announced that the country will no long issue visas from Ebola countries.

News 1130 reported:

Canada is following in Australia’s footsteps and is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the West African countries battling Ebola.

The Department of Citizenship and Immigration has issued a bulletin saying it will stop issuing visas in the worker, student or visitor class and won’t issue any pending permanent residency visas for people from those countries, either.

Any applications already in the system will also not be processed at this time.

 

ISIS Beheads & Crucifies Man for Encouraging Son to Join Gov. Police

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 2:37 PM

The ISIS terror group beheaded and crucified a man in Deir ez-Zor for encouraging his son to join the government police force.

ISIS beheaded and crucified Jaber al-Khaled, a relative to Jish al-Islam leader, in Deir ez-Zor.

 

PETITION STARTED to Have Kaci Hickox Obey Quarantine or Lose License

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:08 PM

An online petition was started on Wednesday by a neighbor of Kaci Hickox to obey her quarantine or lose her license.
kaci petition

The petition reads:

This woman was exposed to the Ebola Virus in Africa. Instead of doing her required Quarantine Time, she threatened a Law Suit and got to leave after 1 DAY of Quarantine and Allowed to Return to Maine. The intent of this Petition is to Have Kaci Hickox do her Quarantine Time without it being Voluntary or risk having her Medical License Revoked.

The petition was reportedly started by the nurse’s neighbors in Maine.
Pajamas Media reported:

The petition’s author, Jamie Gaskey, says that she was aiming for 1,500 signatures. But thanks to Hickox’s public grandstanding and stubborn insistence on blowing off even a home quarantine, the petition has already run well past that number. As of 10 am Central time Thursday, it has well over 2,000 signatures from all over the country.

Many of those who signed the petition have also offered detailed opinions regarding Hickox’s behavior.

Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend broke quarantine yesterday to go on a bike ride.


Kaci Hickox told The Today Show this week that there was “no way” she would abide by a 21 day quarantine.

 



 
 

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