Tammy Bruce questions slow implementation of airport Ebola protocol


The Obama administration said that passengers arriving in the U.S. from certain parts of West Africa will undergo additional screening for Ebola at five airports:

.@WhiteHouse: Screening to begin at 5 U.S. airports for passengers from #Ebola hot zones. http://t.co/JFp2SOaF1C

— U.S. Travel (@USTravel) October 8, 2014

Announcing the 5 airport's doing the extra screening…Maybe not a great idea !!! If you're trying to get in will they fly there ? #Ebola

— James.P (@j_p_hardick) October 8, 2014

One of the airports taking added precautions is JFK in New York. However, as Tammy Bruce pointed out, it’s taking some time to implement:

JFK temperature screening starts Saturday. It's Wednesday. It takes them 3 freaking days to implement basic protocol in a ltd environment?!

— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 8, 2014

Hey, it’s not like it’s an emergency or anything:

@HeyTammyBruce @ctbauza Union Snails Pace

— Terry Miller (@TerryMiller1113) October 8, 2014

.@HeyTammyBruce 1 Go 2 Walgreen's. 2 Buy a few doz. temporal scanners. 3 Hand them out to TSA security & provide 2 mins. of training. 3-4hrs

— Richard G. Combs (@rgcombs) October 8, 2014

@HeyTammyBruce @mikepfingston2 getting thermometers from Walgreens takes a while! Have you ever seen how long the prescription line can get?

— Bossy Darth Kitteh (@eloracnasus) October 8, 2014

@HeyTammyBruce It's a govt agency. If it were a private company, it would have to ask permission (in triplicate) from politicians.

— Dr. Michael Berglund (@Dr_Berglund) October 8, 2014

@HeyTammyBruce It takes much practice to learn which end of the thermometer to hold. We're screwed.

— Beferr (@MsnBeverly) October 8, 2014

@HeyTammyBruce In the grand scheme of things, these screenings are virtually worthless. Stop the flights, close the borders. @wendykjohns

— K9-Preservation (@Nick_LosAngeles) October 8, 2014

@HeyTammyBruce @rayinman how many will make it through in 3 days?

— Jan Kennard (@jankennard) October 8, 2014

Now, now. Remember, as the CDC director said, blame the virus, not the people involved.