Monday, August 11, 2014

Why worry about Terrorist? Ebola looks like it could do the job

Why worry about another terrorist attack when the inaction of the United States Administration, as well as the WHO and CDC, may very well allow the most horrific spread of Ebola in World History. I have not been keeping track how it is spreading in Africa on my blog, but I'm reading stories....many stories and they are past horrific. These are things that make gruesome horror movies at the theatre seem like a Disney matinee. Can you imagine bodies lying in the street, or going to a hospital only to find it closed because there were either no health care workers or they had become infected. Picture caring for your child that is so very ill you know she needs immediate care so you hire a taxi to help you get to the hospital to only be denied access because it is expected that she has Ebola and then she dies right there in front of the hospital and in front of you. This is happening and it's happening in exponential and alarming numbers that seem to be climbing daily.

We are continuing to get conflicting information from WHO and CDC, both of which the general public look to for knowledge to make decisions for the safety of their families. The sad thing is that unless someone is actually following the cases and the stories they would not even see how reality is actually contradicting these "experts" statements. In an effort to demonstrate these contradictions, I've listed their latest statements below.

Travel to and from the infected countries should have stopped long ago, but they consistently refuse to do so. By continuing, they are transporting this biological virus bomb all over the world. Possible infected people are sitting in airports in countries nowhere near the hot zone and possibly infecting many not even knowing they have contracted the disease. This is madness!

If you have been checking my blog you know that I have been tracking and posting any "suspected" cases outside of Africa and there is another post for "suspected" cases inside the U.S. I edit and update these threads daily. As you will see there are many negative results. I continue to track these because I fear that we will see that some of these were false negatives. They are being reported regularly in Africa so it's important NOT to write these off.

Again...I have pulled a few stories from today that I felt were relevant and to shine a little light on this morbid dark cloud that is moving a little faster across the globe.

Compare the latest WHO statement to the latest CDC statement
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The Ebola virus is highly contagious, but is not airborne. Transmission requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, as can occur during health-care procedures, home care, or traditional burial practices

Compared to the latest CDC statement:
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Casual contact is defined as a) being within approximately 3 feet (1 meter) or within the room or care area for a prolonged period of time (e.g., healthcare personnel, household members) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., droplet and contact precautions–see Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations); or b) having direct brief contact (e.g., shaking hands) with an EVD case while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., droplet and contact precautions–see Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations).


NJ teen evacuated from Liberian school shut by Ebola crisis (SNIPS)
Jessica Schroeder, 18, was evacuated by the Bernardsville-based More Than Me organization founded by Katie Meyler to build and operate a girl's academy in Monrovia to use education to help young girls combat child prostitution, molestation and sex trafficking in the poor country.

When she arrived in Monrovia, there was already talk about sending volunteers home because of the Ebola epidemic, but she said panic didn't set in until July 25. She was back in New Jersey by the July 30.

"Every time I'd walk down the street I would see people wearing (surgical) gloves and masks," Schroeder said. "People were selling 'bola buckets' on the street with a water and chlorine solution which is supposed to kill the Ebola."

"Prior to my leaving for Monrovia, I was aware of the disease but not that it had reached Monrovia," Schroeder said. "I carried on as usual, hugging, shaking hands. And then someone told me I should really refrain. By the time the news had gotten around everybody had stopped touching."

When she first found out the summer program would be canceled she thought she would stay in Monrovia to do other work for the school.

"But then all the volunteers were evacuated," she said. "First they bought me a ticket for Friday, then canceled it and made it for Wednesday."

Schroeder said that the international airport was crowded and chaotic while so many people were trying to get out of the country at once for the Ebola exodus


A top public health expert said U.S. officials are not prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak and do not even want to plan for contingencies.

Days after experts said an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. may be "inevitable," Dr. Jane Orient, the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said, "there are just many things about this virus that we do not know and yet we are assuming that it is not going to affect us here."


Orient told host and Breitbart Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that there is currently "so much denial about" Ebola and, "we really do not know how serious it is." Orient said that there are, though, thousands of people from more than 100 different nations coming across the border "without any health screenings at all."


For instance, she said that the Center for Disease Control says that Ebola cannot be transferred in the air but Canada's health authorities believe it "could be transmitted via aerosol." In addition, she said "one man infected his wife 82 days after he recovered from it, and she died." Orient said "we don't even know if it is contagious before the person becomes sicks."

"I don't think that hospitals are prepared," she added.

She cited "limited isolation facilities" and physicians who are "not aware about what to look for." Doctors, she said, "are not being told you need to do a careful travel history or a contact history of people coming in" who have flu-like symptoms.

Orient also said that the "CDC talks to different stories." She said their message to the population is essentially, "it's not very contagious, don't worry." But when they transport a patient with Ebola, "they are wearing a spacesuit," she said.

The whole article is worth the read:
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