Americans Returning From Overseas Whine About Having To Wait For Coronavirus Screening

They should be grateful they aren’t being quarantined for a week or two, and that the tests don’t require testing in, let’s say, the back nether-regions

US citizens returning from overseas say they are waiting hours for coronavirus screening at airports

As Americans are being urged to keep their distance from one another, travelers returning on flights from Europe say they are being made to wait for hours in close quarters at US airports to get screened for coronavirus.

Several travelers told CNN that when they arrived at airports in Dallas, Chicago and New York, they faced long lines and confusion.

President Donald Trump announced restrictions on entry into the US from 26 countries in Europe on Wednesday. The ban went into effect at midnight on Friday, but only after the original announcement sparked chaos at European airports as Americans sought ways to return home before it went into place.

Karen Rogers, a passenger returning from Paris by way of London told CNN Saturday night she had been waiting in line for at least five hours to be screened at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and was told she would have at least another hour to go.

Ann Lewis Schmidt, a passenger returning from Iceland, said the process in place at O’Hare has passengers “essentially go(ing) through customs twice.”

And they have to fill out forms!

“One was just name, passport number, flight number, seat, address, emergency contact, and details about your trip,” Deibler said.

The second form asked specific questions about symptoms and travel to coronavirus hot zones, she said.

OMG, that’s horrible! And some had to share pens!!!!!

Aww, poor baby. Perhaps you and the rest should have considered your over-seas flights prior to taking it, because we all knew about the potential spread weeks ago

And CNN isn’t the only one featuring whining by citizens. At Fox News we see

Except, O’Hare is fully staffed. Perhaps Mayor Lightfoot should worry about people being shot and stabbed. And perhaps instead of being a whiner she should offer ideas and help.

And over at the Washington Post

Liz Hoyer, a 46-year-old teacher in Texas, said she was nervous for her elderly parents, who were caught in the thick crowd at O’Hare. Trump announced the U.S. ban on travel from most of Europe while her parents were still in the air on their way to Germany. They booked the earliest flight they could back to O’Hare, one of the only U.S. airports still accepting European flights.

Are you noticing a pattern here? First, people taking overseas trips they should have known better than to take, and, Chicago’s O’Hare is the epicenter of disaster. A few other airports, notably JFK in New York and Dallas-Ft. Worth are having a few issues, a few hours wait, but, we aren’t seeing things this bad at LAX in Los Angeles, airports in Boston, Miami, here in Raleigh, Washington D.C., Charlotte, or other east coast and west coast airports.

Regardless, why are people traveling when they know they shouldn’t be?

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31 Responses to “Americans Returning From Overseas Whine About Having To Wait For Coronavirus Screening”

  1. John says:

    Maybe their anger is because they think that on Jan 21Yrump said only 1 American had it and he had it well under control
    Remember Teach Trump was in denial for months saying that just a few people were “sneezing”.
    The right wing was saying it was all a hoax
    Fake news to make Trump look bad
    He did nothing, the stock market crashed, he gave Americans no warnings about protecting themselves and others until it was too late
    Now he is over reacting threatening to quarantine while states as if that is even possible or practical
    Because of his earlier denial of the problem our entire society and economy has been massively disrupted
    Remember the Stimulus ? Dems tried to include 800 million funding to defend against future pandemics, the GOP rejected it
    Trump 2 years ago shutdown the Nation Security department that was supposed to protect the USA against pandemics
    That was Trumps decision
    Really this is turning into Trumps Katrina

    • KlemDadidlehopper says:

      Wait? What. Now its the right wings fault this is bad?


      John we know you have issues as you dwell in your high rise wondering how to feed your family cause you believe EVERYTHING THE RIGHT WING SAYS.


      So If I say Abortion is bad. You believe that?

      How about No open borders.

      Curtail illegal immigration.

      Yep I can see how the right was so convincing that you failed to prepare and now your standing in a mile long line to get a tube of toothpaste to eat for the next week.

      Anyone with half a brain should have had a months worth of supplies ready to go for a long, long time. Earthquakes, Tornados, Climate Change, Blizzards, explosions, disease, pandemics.

      Who would fuking travel over seas when the rest of the world is in lock down mode and people are dying from a disease spreading like wildfire.

      The problem with you John is you do not believe in personal responsibility. You believe the government can save you from every mistake you ever make.

      Not this time John. Deal with it. Its not Trumps fault, Its not Nancy’s fault, Its not Biden’s fault. Its China’s fault for not letting the WHO and CDC who was begging to be let into WUHAN to find out what was going on.

      without facts John? How do you make an informed decision and we had no facts for two months before leaked examples of the virus were first decoded in Australia. LEAKED.

      The Heroic people of China, Johns idols fought a valiant struggle against that evil Trumpster who destroyed the planet because he said don’t panic.

  2. John says:

    Weeks ago?
    Weeks ago Jan 22 Trump said “the disease is totally under control……”it is going to be just fine”
    Feb 10 in the WhiteHouse meeting with state governors he said “a lot of people think that it goes away in April with the heat”
    Feb 26 he claimed that there were only 15 cases and that number would soon fall to zero
    2 days later he claimed that it was a “hoax” dreamed up by the Dems to hurt the economy and hurt his chances for reelection teach you about using your IT skills and check and see how often YOU used that word “hoax ” in your own posts
    3 weeks ago both of you were still using the word “hoax” Still think that is accurate ?
    Like Rainstorm Sandy do you think the virus is overhyped? Trump takes no responsibility for the situation, are you personally comfortable with what your opinions were about this disease ?

    • formwiz says:

      And he’s right on all counts, but it’s traitors like you, sowing panic, especially among the idiot Lefties,that’s made this thing worse.

      Like Rainstorm Sandy do you think the virus is overhyped? Trump takes no responsibility for the situation, are you personally comfortable with what your opinions were about this disease ?



      The only reason we’re hearing this is because the fear merchants are losing. Trump’s in charge and their little plague will be gone soon.

      They’re stuck with Obiden-Bama, maybe Bernie if the rank and file have their way, and they have no more cards to play.

  3. John says:

    Teach those long lines of travel let’s trying to return home, since the virus can not be detected during early development, don’t you see ThT at it is a perfect environment for the disease to spread further
    And then also spread over the entire country ?
    Of course the traditional last political defense of the rightwing is always

    • David D says:

      I blame you John. You and Elwood and the rest of you who all failed to do any critical thinking on your own. I blame you for saying this was nothing. You were right there with Trump. I said it was bad and I was poo poo’ed here repeatedly.

      What kind of moron would travel to a foreign country in the middle of a pandemic with people dying all over the world? I guess you would huh John, because you are a lefty who believes the government can save you from all your failures.

      Our lives are over as we know it for the next 2-4 months. I hope you stocked up. Otherwise. Well You can last 3-4 weeks without food. I suspect prior to that you will be killing your neighbors for their food won’t you JOhn?

      Or will be take one for the team and just lay down and die with your family? I hope you stalked up John, because its gonna get far worse before it gets better


      Don’t hold out a hope for a vaccinne. Why? H1N1, SARS, MERS, EBOLA have been attacked hard by science and not even close to a vaccine. Anyone that believes we will have a vaccine for this in a year is just once again deluding themselves.

      What is stronger than FEAR John? That would be HOPE. Giving the people HOPE is much better than giving them FEAR. Do you actually think Trump and all of the government was doing nothing behind the scenes while trying to give YOU HOPE that everything would be okay.

      In John’s world Trump should have screamed were all gonna die and ran for the bunker. Right john?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        You don’t blame tRump, the GOP, TEACH, Hannity, Tucker, Rush, formwiz, Dana, Kye, at all? Not even a little?

        Some right-side bloggers are now accusing House Dems of attacking businesses by authorizing emergency funds for Medicaid, extended unemployment, sick leave, family leave and “free” testing, yet the bill passed by a huge bipartisan vote, and was supported by Trump. In fact, before the bill was final Trump said: “We just don’t think they’re giving enough, we don’t think the Democrats are giving enough.” There is no price tag yet but will be in the hundreds of billions of dollars. This workfare will keep people working and spending.

        Trump’s economic advisors know enough to realize that a recession is coming before the election and are trying to get ahead of it (it least to lessen the damage) by strong stimulus spending. “We are all Keynesians, now.” Trump is attacking the Fed for not doing enough but the Fed is constrained to lowering interest rates (already low) and pumping money into the economy. Last week the Fed injected $1.5 trillion into the ‘repo’ Treasuries market to stabilize the financial system.

        • formwiz says:

          You don’t blame tRump, the GOP, TEACH, Hannity, Tucker, Rush, formwiz, Dana, Kye, at all? Not even a little?

          He’s a ROLCON, just like Joe Bftsplk. Another of your cartoon characters, Duke Nukem, if you will.

          So who cares?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            “Is not!” types more nonsense. You must care, as you comment relentlessly, almost always directed at us. We’re cutting you off, LOL.

    • formwiz says:

      Which long lines where, moron?

      Travelers always bitch about coming home, so you’re drilling a dry well, but I thought you were crying about no screening.

      Make up your stupid mind.

  4. KlemDadidlehopper says:

    What should he have said John without facts? As I said there was very little information coming until the end of January because CHINA was hiding everything from the world and refused to let the CDC and WHO into WUHAN.

    On JAN 22 there were 5800 cases in China just like SARS from 2003 which was contained. At that time there was about 150 cases world wide in a few countries. Did you not remember that SARS and Bird Flu and Swine flu all came from China. The worlds response, just not Trumps was YAWN here we go again. Another flu to deal with from the Chinese cesspool of humanity That bernie and Biden love and the left is defending with all their communist being.

    Feb. 10th there were only 15 known cases in the USA. No lie there.

    No he did not say it was a hoax. He said the democrats are using the virus as their new hoax to GET TRUMP just like RUSSIA, and Impeachment. HE NEVER CALLED THE VIRUS A HOAX. YOU LIE.

    Stop fuking LYING John. People are looking for answers now, not your bullshit lies and deception.

    I have never used the world hoax. I have been saying this is the real deal from the beginning. The hoax as you put it is the LEFT never letting a crisis go to waste and immediately AS YOU ARE NOW are using it for POLITICAL PURPOSES rather than the fact that millions around the world could die while you try to blame instead of help.

    Your a typical lefty John. WHOA IS US…GOVERNMENT DO SOMETHING. Don’t bother me though Im too busy to help.

    John You simply lie. NO ONE was taking this seriously. NO ONE. The MSM and the LEFT almost ignored it till about 15 days ago when Korea and Japan started exploding with new cases.

    JOHN IS telling lots of fibs today. YOu can tell he is angry because his local grocery store wont give him any toilet paper that he should have bought two months ago. Sorry you think the government will always save you. The fact is. It is basically full of inept individuals that are only there for the money, benefits and really good retirement program. Not to help anyone.

    • formwiz says:

      All they have is lies.

      They either go with Gropin’ Joe, who everyone knows is senile, or let Bernie win fair and square.

      By trying to short the markets, they killed the correction that was coming, and, by sowing a panic, they found out only the Lefties were falling for it.

      They lose all the way around.

  5. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Telling the public not to panic is like telling your girlfriend/wife to calm down.


  6. Zendo Deb says:

    According to HeyJackass! as of 9AM Sunday…

    9:00a Vomit O’Rahma Tally: 0 killed, 13 wounded
    2019 weekend tally: 4 killed, 16 wounded

    It is St Patrick’s Day weekend in Chicago. Usually a really crazy weekend, considering that it isn’t summertime. We’ll see. Plenty of time left, as HeyJackass! measures the weekend from noon Friday until 6AM Monday.

    • formwiz says:

      When does Pritzker close the town down or doesn’t he want to face all those Micks with axe handles?

  7. John says:

    Teach do you think it is a good idea to keep ossible virus carriers to be packed so close to each other for hours ?

  8. david7134 says:

    Trump has maintained that this virus is a hoax. The virus itself is real, but the reaction is most definitely a hoax. Just as Trump explained. Sure the virus is causing deaths, but not in massive proportions. The media has way over blown this illness and as a result has forced the hand of politicians to cover their behinds. My governor just called out the guard, why? What are they going to do? NOTHIMG.

    Then there is the issue of testing. Again over blown. The only purpose of testing might be epidemiology, but in terms of interaction with your doctor it is meaningless.

    This illness is beyond silly and people and governments are massively over acting. I suspect some group to be behind this and will love to see the conclusion. Then there is the stock market. It is being grossly manipulate. Again by whom.

    Trump is doing well with this. While the Dems worked overtime to impeach him for nothing. The Dems are prepping to elect a grossly demented old crook with a communist as a possibility. Then we have the social structure falling apart as the rich Yankees are making a run on the banks, people are buying toilet paper in high quantities and others are holding food. There is no reason for any of this.

    • Kye says:

      You are correct. There is absolutely no reason for all this hysteria and panic over 50 or so deaths. This is all media driven because they are in the bag for “anyone but Orange Man”.

      Today’s media is doing the same thing with this hyped up crisis as the Yellow Journalists did for the Spanish American War. Hearst lied us into war and these bastards are lying us into more government power and dependence: called communism.

      If we’re not going to be vigilant and rather be panicked then we will pay the price. There are millions of Elwood’s and John’s in America who would just love to turn this Republic into a People’s Republic. They will say and do anything to get that done, “By any means necessary” even if it means the death of Americans.

      Trump 2020 We need him now more than EVER!

  9. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Conspiracies inside conspiracies. The commies, in cahoots with US Dems and the global media, major religions, corporations, scientists, scholars, have engineered global warming AND this coronavirus pandemic, all to rule the world by force.

    Do the millions of Kye’s in America really believe that crap?

    Never forget: With conservatives it is ALWAYS projection.

    • formwiz says:

      Conspiracies inside conspiracies. The commies, in cahoots with US Dems and the global media, major religions, corporations, scientists, scholars, have engineered global warming AND this coronavirus pandemic, all to rule the world by force.

      The Demos are the Commies. Didn’t you see the “debate” last night?

      Do the millions of Kye’s in America really believe that crap?

      Hate to tell ya, but we’re onto you.

      Never forget: With conservatives it is ALWAYS projection.

      you must have been looking in a mirror when you typed that.

    • Kye says:

      Elwood, I don’t expect you to agree with my skepticism since you are still under the control of the fake media. Hell, you still believe in AGW even though they have NEVER made a correct prediction. If some day you decide to escape the rabbit hole of disinformation, look around and see the bright light of Truth we will be here for you.

      It’s not “conspiracies inside conspiracies”. That’s just your dumbass way of dismissing other people who see things differently. After all you’re a bought and paid for “useful idiot” extraordinaire. The conspiracy is the fact they make usually reasonable people hysterical and panicky about a disease that kills fewer than a seasonal flu. FEWER THAN A SEASONAL FLU!!!! Get that? So why all the fuking panic?

      Well let’s see. The Democommies are running around saying it’s Trump’s fault and Trump this and Trump that. They can’t even call it what it is: The Red Chinese Flu, but they’re sure Trump is doing it all wrong. You guys still want illegals to come here from all over the fukin globe and get free health care but expect the healthcare industry to have a full stock for every disease known to man including a brand new one created by the Red Chinese.

      If you idiots hadn’t spent the last 3 years dolling out bullshit about everything from bed-pissing whores to Russia to Ukraine to fake impeachment we may have believed you’re actually concerned about the lives of Americans rather than how much damage you can cause Trump. You don’t give a rat’s ass who dies or how many are driven into bankruptcy as long as Trump is out of office. We are wise to you commie clowns. We know you by what you do.

      Trump 2020 Keep the commie killers away from power.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        Trumpvirus. We call it what it is.

        Are you a Russian agent working to destabilize America?

        We’re hearing that tRumpski plans to replace Pence with Putin.

        Is the Trumpvirus part of a Russian-US plot to destabilize the world so Trump-Putin can rule????

        DumpTrump 2020: Keep Russia out of America!

        • Kye says:

          You’re so cute Elwood. Even when you try and troll you sound like a fukin’ as. Trumpvirus indeed! Very funny. The Red Chinese Flu which has killed 61 Americans has shut down our country, collapsed the economy and is causing misery across the Fruited Plain. Must be like livin’ the dream to an America hating fuk like you. You do sound very happy about the whole thing.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            You’re so cute Elwood.

            I get that a lot.

            You don’t like nicknames? You seem to like to dish it out, but can’t take it. Yet, you call Covid-19 the Red Chinese Flu virus. It’s likely to be linked to Trump forever.

            We’ll call it TrumpVirus until Covid-19 catches on around here.

            It may lead to the GTR, The Great Trump Recession.

            You call everyone commies.

        • formwiz says:

          Trumpvirus. We call it what it is.

          You and your cartoon characters, maybe, but the rest of the Interwebz calls it Kung Flu, Lung Pao Flu, Wu Flu, Red Chinese Germ Warfare Flu.

          I love the name the Krauts have given all your panic buying – Hamsterkauf, just like the little rodents you Lefties are.

  10. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    A good website with up to date Coronavirus data.

    The website was started and is maintained by 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, from Mercer Island WA.

  11. formwiz says:

    I get that a lot.

    From all the little boys?

    You don’t like nicknames? You seem to like to dish it out, but can’t take it. Yet, you call Covid-19 the Red Chinese Flu virus. It’s likely to be linked to Trump forever.

    You should live so long.

    We’ll call it TrumpVirus until Covid-19 catches on around here.

    Too nonsense. Red Chinese Germ Warfare Flu is more accurate.

    It may lead to the GTR, The Great Trump Recession.

    That’s what you’re praying for, isn’t it? You’re just a little ghoul, like all the Commies, trying to seize power in death and misery.

    You call everyone commies.

    No, just people like you.

    Only because you are.

    • Kye says:

      You have us confused with yourself. We don’t call everyone commies. We call commies commies. You call everyone you don’t agree with raaaacist though. You can’t even admit corona is the Red China Flu because you’re so afraid.

      Trump 2020 It’s time to deal with the commies permanently.

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