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Friday, October 17, 2014
Home » » Updates: Arik Air Ebola Cover Up? Passenger Died Onboard
An unnamed 63-year-old passenger had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria to JFK, New York. While in the air, eye witness says the man vomited in his seat repeatedly, and before landing in New York he died on the plane.
The 145 frightened passengers were kept on board as CDC officials and police entered the plane at around 6 a.m. when it landed, but after a very brief examination that apparently did not include a blood test with lab results, they claimed the man had not died from Ebola. So how is it then a cover up Americans?
“It was what I was told a cursory examination. ...They were told there was no danger because the person did not have Ebola,” US Congressman King said. "Their (passengers') concern was, how could you tell so quickly? And what adds to the concern is how wrong the CDC has been over the past few weeks."
Thursday's passenger came from Nigeria and the virus has been contained in Nigeria. CDC is to declare Nigeria, as the only Ebola free country. President Obama has been pressured this week to ban all flights from West African nations: so this passenger has to be linked to Ebola and the media calls it Arik Air Ebola cover up. Perhaps, if it is not Ebola, don't give it the credit it deserves.
The congressman wrote to the Department of Homeland Security demanding tougher protocols, while warning that 70 to 100 passengers arrive at JFK each day from the three West African countries stricken by the disease.
"These individuals transit the airport with the rest of the traveling population, including using the restrooms," King wrote Thursday. "Only after they arrive at the Customs and Border Patrol primary screening location that they are separated and sent to secondary inspection for a medical check and to complete the questionnaire."
"I believe there should be a suspension of direct flights and connecting flights from these three countries," King said. "And maybe anyone with a visa from those countries, and who has been living in those countries, should be barred" from entering the US.