Obama: ‘Ebola contractors to be held unaccountable if general public infected from mismanagement’

Does the government know something we don’t?

By Shepard Ambellas
Navy Cmdr. James Lawler, center, a member of the DoD medical support team training, holds up a piece of personal protective equipment as Kristie Yeakle, far left, bio safety officer, looks on at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 24, 2014. The students are part of a 30-person team designated for “prepare to deploy” status in the event of an Ebola crisis in the U.S. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. (Photo Credit: Army Medicine/Flickr)
Navy Cmdr. James Lawler, center, a member of the DoD medical support team training, holds up a piece of personal protective equipment as Kristie Yeakle, far left, bio safety officer, looks on at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 24, 2014. The students are part of a 30-person team designated for “prepare to deploy” status in the event of an Ebola crisis in the U.S. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. (Photo Credit: Army Medicine/Flickr)

WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB.COM) — President Barack Obama issued a memo Thursday “authorizing the exercise of authority under Public Law 85-804 […] holding harmless and indemnifying contractors with respect to claims, losses, or damage arising out of or resulting from exposure, in the course of performance of the contracts, to Ebola.”

In laymen’s terms, if a contractor, working in Ebola stricken regions of the world, happens to fail protocol, whether accidentally or on purpose, infecting the general populace of the U.S., there will be no repercussions, as immunity has been officially granted at the White House level.

In other words, if a Company A employee contracts Ebola while working in West Africa, brings the disease back to the United States, is not quarantined and ends up infecting members of the general public, Company A is protected from any damages arising from lawsuits by these secondary victims.”, CNS News reports.

Source:

Presidential Memorandum — Authorizing the Exercise of Authority Under Public Law 85-804 — WhiteHouse.gov

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shepard bio photoShepard Ambellas is the founder, editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified. You can also listen to him on Coast To Coast AM.

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