As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus.
American military operations to fight Ebola in Africa are unfolding quickly—forcing the military to come up with some procedures and protocols on the fly.Soldiers preparing for deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related training before leaving to combat the epidemic. And the first 500 soldiers to arrive have been holing up in Liberian hotels and government facilities while the military builds longer-term infrastructure on the ground.For soldiers at Fort Campbell and Fort Bragg preparing for their deployments to West Africa, Mobile Training Teams from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), based out of Fort Detrick, have been tasked with instructing them on Ebola protocols.A team of two can train as many as 50 personnel over that four-hour time frame, USAMRIID told The Daily Beast. The training includes hands-on instruction on how to put on, remove, and decontaminate personal protective equipment, followed by a practical test to ensure that soldiers understand the procedures.
Friday, October 17, 2014
OBAMA IS DOING WHAT NO
FOREIGN POWER WOULD DARE
HE IS EFFECTIVELY USING
BIOLOGICAL WARFARE ON OUR
OWN ARMED FORCES
Before sending hundreds of our soldiers off to Africa to “fight” Ebola, the Obama administration is allowing only a scant four hours of training to show troops how to treat Ebola patients.
This is pretty outrageous, especially when we are hearing stories that medical professionals are finding that their training and protocols are not effective against this most virulent, murderous virus.
Yet, here we have Obama’s administration barely giving our troops any information at all about how to avoid Ebola as they prepare to be shipped off to Africa.
It is still hard to understand why Obama is exposing our troops to Ebola, like this, isn’t it?