Ebola. What’s the Worst Case Scenario?

We’re told by the CDC we have nothing to fear. In the US Ebola will be contained. This statement was made at a CDC press conference one day before the nurse in Dallas was confirmed to have Ebola. And she reportedly was following CDC protocol designed to prevent contagion. Bad timing by the CDC, who in my opinion, is over confident in US preparedness for an Ebola outbreak.

Doctors Without Borders has been active in Africa for years treating Ebola patients. Their protocol has been effective. Not one DWB health worker has become infected with Ebola. Perhaps our CDC should follow their protocol, not blame a nurse for a breach of theirs. The US is NOT prepared for an Ebola pandemic.

The following article was written by an author who has been right with many forecasts. He’s a smart guy. His view of what could happen with an Ebola epidemic is grim. Hopefully, Dmity Orlov is wrong. Read it and other works by Orlov and you decide. Links to his website are at the end of this article.

Ebola and the Five Stages of Collapse

By Dmitry Orlov

At the moment, the Ebola virus is ravaging three countries—Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone—where it is doubling every few weeks, but singular cases and clusters of them are cropping up in dense population centers across the world. An entirely separate Ebola outbreak in the Congo appears to be contained, but illustrates an important point: even if the current outbreak (to which some are already referring as a pandemic) is brought under control, continuing deforestation and natural habitat destruction in the areas where the fruit bats that carry the virus live make future outbreaks quite likely.

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Ebola’s mortality rate can be as high as 70%, but seems closer to 50% for the current major outbreak.

This is significantly worse than the Bubonic plague, which killed off a third of Europe’s population. Previous Ebola outbreaks occurred in rural, isolated locales, where they quickly burned themselves out by infecting everyone within a certain radius, then running out of new victims. But the current outbreak has spread to large population centers with highly mobile populations, and the chances of such a spontaneous end to this outbreak seem to be pretty much nil.

Ebola has an incubation period of some three weeks during which patients remain asymptomatic and, specialists assure us, noninfectious. However, it is known that some patients remain asymptomatic throughout, in spite of having a strong inflammatory response, and can infect others. Nevertheless, we are told that those who do not present symptoms of Ebola—such as high fever, nausea, fatigue, bloody stool, bloody vomit, nose bleeds and other signs of hemorrhage—cannot infect others.

We are also told that Ebola can only be spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected individual, but it is known that among pigs and monkeys Ebola can be spread through the air, and the possibility of catching it via a cough, a sneeze, a handrail or a toilet seat is impossible to discount entirely.

It is notable that many of the medical staff who became infected did so in spite of wearing protective gear—face masks, gloves, goggles and body suits. In short, nothing will guarantee your survival short of donning a space suit or relocating to a space station.

There is a test that shows whether someone is infected with Ebola, but it is known to produce false negatives. Other methods do even worse. Current effort at “enhanced screening,” recently introduced at a handful of international airports, where passengers arriving from the affected countries are now being checked for fever, fatigue and nausea, are unlikely to stop infected, and infectious, individuals. They are akin to other “security theater” methods that are currently in vogue, such as making passengers take off their shoes and testing breast milk for its potential as an explosive.

The fact that the thermometers, which agents point at people’s heads, are made to look like guns is a nice little touch; whoever came up with that idea deserves Homeland Security’s highest decoration—to be shaped like a bomb and worn rectally.

It is unclear what technique or combination of techniques could guarantee that Ebola would not spread. Even a month-long group quarantine for all travelers from all of the affected countries may provide the virus with a transmission path via asymptomatic, undiagnosed individuals. And even a quarantine that would amount to solitary confinement (which would be both impractical and illegal) would simply put evolutionary pressure on this fast-mutating virus to adapt and incubate longer than the period of the quarantine.

Treatment of Ebola victims amounts to hydration and palliative care. Transfusions of blood donated by a survivor seem to be the only effective therapy available. An experimental drug called ZMapp has been demonstrated to stop Ebola in non-human primates, but its effectiveness in humans is now known to be less than 100%. It is an experimental drug, made in small batches by infecting young tobacco plants with an eyedropper.

Even if its production is scaled up, it will be too little and too late to have any measurable effect on the current epidemic. Likewise, experimental Ebola vaccines have been demonstrated to be effective in animal trials, and one has been shown to be safe in humans, but the process of demonstrating it effectiveness in humans and then producing it in sufficient quantities may take longer than it would for the virus to spread around the world.

The scenario in which Ebola engulfs the globe is not yet guaranteed, but neither can it be dismissed as some sort of apocalyptic fantasy: the chances of it happening are by no means zero. And if Ebola is not stopped, it has the potential to reduce the human population of the earth from over 7 billion to around 3.5 billion in a relatively short period of time. Note that even a population collapse of this magnitude is still well short of causing human extinction: after all, about half the victims fully recover and become immune to the virus. But supposing that Ebola does run its course, what sort of world will it leave in its wake?

More importantly, now is a really good time to start thinking of ways in which people can adapt to the reality of a global Ebola pandemic, to avoid a wide variety of worst-case outcomes. After all, compared to some other doomsday scenarios, such as runaway climate change or global nuclear annihilation, a population collapse can look positively benign, and, given the completely unsustainable impact humans are currently having on the environment, may perhaps even come to be regarded as beneficial.

I understand that such thinking is anathema to those who feel that every problem must have a solution—or it’s not worth discussing. I certainly don’t want to discourage those who are trying to stop Ebola, or to delay its spread until a vaccine becomes available, and would even help them if I could. I am not suicidal, and I don’t look forward to the death of roughly half the people I know. But I happen to disagree that thinking about what such an outcome, and perhaps even preparing for it in some ways, is necessarily a bad idea. Unless, of course, it produces a panic. So, if you are prone to panic, perhaps you shouldn’t be reading this.

And so, for the benefit of those who are not particularly panic-prone, I am going to trot out my old technique of examining collapse as consisting of five distinct stages: financial, commercial, political, social and cultural, and briefly discuss the various ramifications of a swift 50% global population collapse when viewed through that prism. If you want to know all about the five stages, my book is widely available.

Financial collapse

Our current set of financial arrangements, involving very large levels of debt leading to artificially high valuations placed on stocks, commodities, real estate, and Ph.D’s in economics, is underpinned by a key assumption: that the global economy is going to continue to grow. Yes, global growth started stumbling around the turn of the century, stopped for a while during the financial collapse of 2008, and has since then remained anemic, with even the most tentative signs of recovery having much to do with unlimited money-printing by the world’s central banks, but the economics Ph.D’s remain ever so hopeful that growth will resume. Nevertheless, this much is clear: halving the number of workers and consumers would not be conducive to boosting economic growth.

Quite the opposite: it would mean that most debt will have to be written off. Likewise, the valuations of companies that would supply half the demand with half the workers would be unlikely to go up. Nor would the houses, half of which would stand vacant and dilapidated, increase in value. If the supply of oil suddenly outstrips demand by 50%, then this would cause the price of oil to drop to a point where it no longer covers the cost of producing it, and oil producers will be forced to shut down.

This would not be a happy event for those countries that are heavily dependent on energy exports in order to afford imports of food to feed their populations. Nor would such developments spell a happy end for those countries that need to continuously roll over trillions of dollars of short-term debt in order to continue feeding their populations via government hand-outs (the United States comes to mind).

“But what about wealth preservation?!” I hear some of my readers screaming in anguish? “How do I hedge my portfolio against a sudden 50% global population drop?” Well, that’s easy: you need to be short all paper. Short it all: currency, stocks, bonds, debt instruments, deeds on urban real estate. Get out of most commodities: energy, obviously, but also precious metals, because you can’t eat gold. Go long people (who will be in ever-shorter supply) and arable land (because people have to eat) and stockpile everything else that they will need to learn to feed themselves.

If they are sufficiently grateful for all your help, they will feed you too. Alternatively, you can just sit on your paper wealth as it dwindles to nothing, and wait for the torches and the pitchforks to come out. Since wealthy people squander a disproportionate amount of wealth on themselves and their families, killing them off is a good wealth preservation strategy—for the rest of us, so feel free to do your part.

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Who’s in Charge of Ebola at Hospitals?

Hospital staff at most hospitals say we’re not prepared to safely handle Ebola cases.

There are over 5,000 hospitals in the US. Nurses are screaming that they’re not prepared for an Ebola outbreak. Events in Dallas back up their position. Fact. We’ve never faced anything like Ebola.

Who’s in Charge of Ebola at Hospitals? ‘Screaming That We’re Not Prepared’

By Robert Langreth, Caroline Chen and Margaret Newkirk

Hospital staff need better training, more funding and sharper oversight to handle Ebola patients, nurses and doctors said after a caregiver in Dallas was confirmed to have caught the deadly virus.

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The unidentified worker, who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was infected after a “breach in protocol,” said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the first time someone has contracted Ebola inside U.S. borders.

Even as the CDC has hastened to reassure the public that the virus won’t spread in the U.S., the agency doesn’t monitor hospitals and has no authority to make sure they comply with official guidelines, according to Abbigail Tumpey, a CDC spokeswoman who is leading the education outreach to hospitals.

“There are 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. and I would say probably the number of them that have actually done drills or put plans in place is small,” she said.

It’s up to each hospital to enforce infection control, and standards vary depending on funding for infection experts and time devoted to training.

“We have been screaming for the past three months that hospitals are not prepared,” said Deborah Burger, co-president of National Nurses United, which represents 185,000 nurses across the country.

The American Hospital Association was instructing its members “to meet the latest CDC guidance and best practices to protect health care workers,” Ken Anderson, chief operating officer of the AHA’s research and educational trust, said in a statement.

“The CDC is investigating how to improve these plans and processes so all hospitals can learn from what has happened in Dallas,” Anderson said. “These are complex systems and procedures. We urge hospitals to review and update them as appropriate for their community.”

Following the guidelines for protective gear is easier said than done, according to Eli Perencevich, professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Full protection against Ebola involves special gowns, gloves, a face shield and a mask, and putting on and taking off the various parts is “a slow, deliberate process with lots of steps” which takes about six minutes each way, Perencevich said in a telephone interview.

Ebola Training Gap

“The thing that’s most concerning is that people just don’t have experience with this and they may accidentally put a dirty glove to their face or touch something with their hands, and eventually the hand goes to the mouth,” he said.

The CDC has told Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to assign someone whose sole job is to make sure Ebola caregivers follow protocol, Frieden said yesterday. Doctors Without Borders, the medical aid agency at the outbreak’s front lines in West Africa, uses a “buddy system,” where health workers watch each other dress and undress to make sure there are no slips.

The only way to ensure hospital workers correctly follow procedure is with training and drills, Perencevich said. Some caregivers feel they aren’t adequately prepared.

About 85 percent of nurses haven’t received interactive education on how to take care of Ebola patients, according to the association’s survey of 1,900 nurses in the past few weeks, and 76 percent of the nurses surveyed said their hospital hasn’t communicated any policy on potential admission of patients with Ebola.

Heads in the Sand

Hospital administrators “are like ostriches with their heads in the sand, they keep telling our nurses there is a plan and the nurses say there is no plan,” Burger said in a telephone interview.

Many nurses have been directed to look up the recommendations on the CDC website or they are handed one sheet of paper and given a kit with Ebola equipment in it, but they haven’t received training on how to use it, Burger said.

Funding is another obstacle, as budget cuts are hurting hospitals’ ability to hire experts and equipment, according to some physicians.

“Infection control budgets have been slashed,” said Judy Stone, an infectious disease expert who works at various hospitals in Pennsylvania.

At one hospital she visited, she was alarmed that each room didn’t have its own stethoscope, which meant physicians could be carrying drug-resistant bacteria from room to room. When Stone protested, she was told there wasn’t enough funding to buy more stethoscopes.

Better Training

Health workers should be training with products like Glo Germ, which can only be seen under black light, Stone said. The substance can be spread over surfaces like bed rails, then workers can see where they’ve picked it up and how they could have potentially been contaminated.

The government doesn’t require hospitals to have infection control specialists, and Medicare, the federal insurance program for the elderly, doesn’t reimburse hospitals for hiring such staff, which are essential to training and enforcing standards, said Perencevich of the University of Iowa.

“We pay for procedures — we give hospitals a lot of money for bypass surgery, but no money to prevent a surgical infection,” he said. “Every dollar the CEO spends on infection control must come out of the budget.”

Better Hospitals

Until hospitals can demonstrate they are adequately prepared, patients may need to be transferred to other institutions that have demonstrated competency, say some physicians.

Ebola “isn’t pixie dust, it doesn’t just jump from one place to another,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

The newly infected health worker “begs the question of whether there should be a limited number of hospitals caring for these patients,” he said.

The CDC doesn’t have the authority to determine whether hospitals are qualified or not, Tumpey, the agency spokeswoman, said. “Sometimes moving patients is not possible if they are too ill,” she said in an e-mail. “We are looking into this issue further.”

Asked in a conference call yesterday if the Dallas health worker might be moved, CDC director Frieden said the agency is exploring all options.

For now, it may be up to individual hospitals to ask for help.

“Any hospital of any size needs to be prepared,” said Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, which has treated a U.S. Missionary worker and television cameraman infected with the virus in West Africa. More Americans infected with Ebola are likely to be repatriated, he said. “It looks like this is something that’s going to be going on for a long time.”

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Ebola ‘Breach of Protocol’. Is CDC Blaming the Victim?

The CDC claims a breach of protocol was responsible for a nurse in Dallas being infected with the Ebola virus. She was treating the man who died of Ebola. Let’s hope the CDC is correct and following the existing protocol exactly will prevent infection. But it’s possible the nurse followed protocol, but for Ebola the protocol needs to be reexamined.

If it was a breach of existing protocol the hospital and CDC may still be responsible. Apparently, the use of a supervisor or buddy system was not in the protocol. Doctors Without Borders always require someone watches every move a health worker makes when treating a patient infected with Ebola. Ebola is unforgiving. Any mistakes can lead to infection. A well trained supervisor  can catch mistakes and require immediate decontamination.

How Many Duncan Caregivers Are at Risk? ‘Breach of Protocol’

By Darrell Preston, Margaret Newkirk and Caroline Chen, Oct 13, 2014 8:14 AM ET

The U.S. health worker who contracted Ebola after being in contact with an infected patient in Dallas is leading officials to examine how widespread the danger is for those who cared for him.

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The unidentified employee at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital wasn’t among the 48 people who were being watched because they may have been in contact with the patient before he was placed in isolation, said Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under the safety procedures in place, the caregivers were monitoring their own health.

“At some point there was a breach in protocol,” Frieden said at a press conference in Atlanta yesterday. “It is possible that other individuals were exposed.”

It’s the first time someone is known to have contracted Ebola inside U.S. borders, and only the second known case of an infection outside Africa. The diagnosis adds pressure on the U.S. government to tighten controls aimed at stemming the spread of the virus that’s killed more than 4,000 people this year in three African nations.

The Ebola Scourge

The health worker had been in contact with the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, on multiple occasions, Frieden said.

The medical team members who helped care for Duncan once he was isolated at the hospital were responsible for monitoring their own conditions because they were considered to be at low risk, Frieden said. The infected worker noticed she had a fever, notified the hospital and was admitted on Oct. 10, Texas Health Presbyterian said in a statement. Her Ebola was confirmed by the Atlanta-based CDC yesterday.

CDC Investigates

The CDC will investigate how the lapse occurred while increasing training and safety procedures, Frieden said. Duncan died Oct. 8. He arrived from Liberia, one of the African nations being ravaged by Ebola, on Sept. 20 and didn’t begin showing signs of the disease until Sept. 24.

The infected worker, who has asked to remain anonymous, was involved in Duncan’s second visit to the hospital, said Dan Varga, chief clinical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian. The worker was wearing full protective gear, Varga said.

Protective gear doesn’t guarantee that an infection won’t occur, said Ashish Jha, professor of health policy at Harvard’s Public School of Health in Boston, in a telephone interview.

“The hard part is during the disrobing, when you take the suit off,” he said. “You’re removing material, getting skin exposed.”

Not Easy

The removal of the worker’s gear is one area being examined, Frieden said. “It’s not an easy thing to do right.”

Two other areas where the breach may have occurred are the respiratory intubation of Duncan and his kidney dialysis, Frieden said.

“Even a single inadvertent slip can result in contamination,” he said.

Health officials are assessing people the caregiver had contact with since she developed symptoms, and there has only been one who may have been with her while she could be contagious, Frieden said. That person is now under monitoring.

“We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread,” David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said in a statement. The CDC has sent extra workers to help.

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Ebola Lies Exposed. Official Statements Dangerous to Your Health

How does a hospital worker following the full protocol for treating infected people catch Ebola? The CDC and government officials say there’s nothing to worry about, right? Could it be in an effort to prevent panic the CDC and government spin and PR guys are working overtime to feed the public misinformation?

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Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed With Ebola, First to Catch Deadly Virus in U.S. By David Wainer

An employee at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has been diagnosed with the virus, raising concerns that the disease could spread.

The patient, who was not identified, tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at the state public health laboratory in Austin, Texas, and a second analysis will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the Texas Department of State Health Services said on its website today.

“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” David Lakey, commissioner of the department, said in the statement. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”

The diagnosis marks the first time someone contracted Ebola inside U.S. borders and adds pressure on the government to tighten controls as it seeks to stem the spread of the virus that’s killed more than 4,000 people this year in three African nations. John F. Kennedy International Airport began added screening for arriving passengers yesterday, just three days after the first U.S. death caused by Ebola.

That patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, arrived from Liberia on Sept. 20 and didn’t begin showing signs of the disease until Sept. 24.

Ebola: Tracing Contacts

The infected worker was wearing protective gear and was following the full protocol for treating infected people, hospital officials said at a news conference in Dallas today. The patient has asked to remain anonymous, they said.

“Health officials have interviewed the patient and are identifying any contacts or potential exposures,” the Texas health department said in its statement. “People who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged will be monitored based on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.”

The Dallas diagnosis is only the second known case of an Ebola infection outside Africa. Teresa Romero, a nursing assistant, is hospitalized in Madrid, where she became infected last month after helping care for two missionaries who had fallen ill in West Africa. Her situation remains stable, Fernando Simon, a health ministry official, said at a news conference. One of 16 people being monitored for Ebola in Madrid was released yesterday, and none of the others are showing symptoms of the virus, officials said.

No Cure

An international effort is under way to control the worst outbreak of Ebola on record, which has infected more than 8,300 people and killed more than 4,000. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have accounted for most of those cases, threatening to isolate those countries from global markets and sap economic growth in West Africa.

Officials have vowed to stop any spread in the U.S. of the virus, which has no proven cure. Supply of the most promising experimental drug, ZMapp, ran out in August and U.S. officials and researchers are looking at whether new large-scale techniques are possible to increase production of the drug.

Duncan, the first U.S. patient, brought Ebola with him when he traveled from Liberia to Dallas on Sept. 20. Duncan first went to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, and was sent home with antibiotics on Sept. 26 after health workers failed to identify him as a potential Ebola case. He returned to the hospital two days later in an ambulance, and was isolated and diagnosed.

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CDC Now Thinks Ebola Could Be Airborne

CDC Admits Ebola Could Be Airborne.

CDC finally admits what many have thought all along. The Ebola disease can be spread as an airborne virus. How else can you account for the heavy infection of medical workers? These trained people know how to protect themselves from direct contact. Yet medical staff are at greatest risk from this terrible disease.

By:Aaron Nelson:

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, the Ebola virus might be airborne.

“It’s the single greatest concern I’ve ever had in my 40-year public health career,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “I can’t imagine anything in my career- and this includes HIV- that would be more devastating to the world than a respiratory transmissible Ebola virus.”

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Experts are increasingly expressing fears that the Ebola virus can spread through droplets suspended in the air. This would explain the unprecedented increase in the number of Ebola cases in 2014. You probably didn’t hear about it on the corporate news, but a little less than 2 months ago the CDC updated their criteria for Ebola transmission to include “being within 3 feet” or “in the same room” as someone infected with the virus.

From the CDC’s website:

“A low risk exposure includes any of the following:
Household member or other casual contact with an EVD patient.
Providing patient care or casual contact without high-risk exposure with EVD patients in health care facilities in EVD outbreak affected countries.“

How does CDC define “casual contact“?

“Casual contact is defined as a) being within approximately 3 feet or within the room or care area for a prolonged period of time while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or having direct brief contact (e.g., shaking hands) with an EVD case while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.”
A study conducted in 2012 showed the Ebola virus was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and never placed in direct contact.
Dr. Gary Kobinger, from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada, told BBC News nearly two years ago that he believed Ebola was spread by droplets suspended in the air.
“What we suspect is happening is large droplets; they can stay in the air, but not long; they don’t go far,” he explained. “But they can be absorbed in the airway, and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way.”
This strain of Ebola is not Ebola Zaire. This is a new strain. According to the CDC, this virus is genetically 97% similar to the Zaire strain. I don’t know about you, but my DNA is 97% similar to orangutans.
Related: Preventative Measures for Ebola in Case of an Outbreak

One Doctor Thinks CDC is Lying

Is this why Dr. Gil Mobley showed up at the Atlanta airport in a Hazmat suit protesting that the ‘CDC is lying‘, because he thinks the CDC is ‘sugar-coating‘ how serious a threat Ebola is to the United States? This document reveals that the CDC is concerned about airborne transmission of Ebola. Airline staff are being urged to provide surgical masks to anyone suspected of being infected in order “to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing”.
How did the Spanish nurse became the first person in the world to catch Ebola outside of Africa? The European Commission actually asked Spain to explain how she could have become infected, you know, if the virus is not airborne.
How else do you explain how an NBC News cameraman, wearing full body protective gear, was able to catch Ebola? The CDC predicts 1.4 million people will be infected with Ebola by January. How many of these people will be Americans? If you think the U.S. should ban air travel to and from the infected countries of West Africa, do you think the rest of the world should ban air travel to and from the United States if an Ebola outbreak starts in say, Dallas? The solution to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was 4,000 U.S. troops, and the virus is now outside of Africa. So, what will the solution look like in the United States?
It’s not a good sign when basic questions such as these are being ignored during a potential Ebola virus outbreak in America.

This is how Ebola can be spread, according to the CDC. Is Ebola airborne? The definition of ‘airborne‘ is ‘moving or being carried through the air‘. You be the judge.

“Unlike respiratory illnesses like measles or chickenpox, which can be transmitted by virus particles that remain suspended in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids of a person who has symptoms of Ebola disease. Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on someone, and saliva or mucus come into contact with that person’s eyes, nose or mouth, these fluids may transmit the disease.”

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Ebola Virus Could be Airborne

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Five Biggest Lies About Ebola

The Five Biggest Lies About Ebola

In an effort to prevent panic the government, with the help of mass media, continues to spread misinformation about the Ebola virus. This is a dangerous practice that will likely cause the loss of thousands of lives. The five most common lies are outlined below.

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The Five Biggest Lies about Ebola being Pushed by Government and Mass Media

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Tags: Ebola pandemic, government lies, disinformation

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All the disinformation being spread about Ebola by the U.S. government and the complicit mass media will unfortunately make the Ebola pandemic far worse. That’s because the public isn’t being told the truth about how Ebola spreads and how individuals can help prevent transmission of the disease.

At every level of media and government, protecting the financial interests of drug companies appears to be far more important than protecting public health. So people aren’t told the truth about how Ebola spreads and how they can increase their ability to survive a global pandemic.

Here are five of the biggest lies being spread about Ebola right now. Once you’ve reviewed the lies, learn the truth at www.BioDefense.com

Lie #1) Ebola won’t ever come to the United States

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This lie was shattered just this week when the CDC confirmed Ebola in a hospital patient in Dallas, Texas.

Not only has Ebola already spread to America, but a top scientist who used to work for the FDA now says this is only the beginning and that Ebola will spread in America. [1]

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it appears several people were exposed before the individual was placed in isolation, and it is quite possible that one or more of his contacts will be infected,” he added. What’s more, he conceded that it was “only a matter of time” that the swift-killing African virus arrived in the U.S.

Lie #2) Ebola is only spread via direct contact with body fluids

This outrageous medical lie may soon cost the lives of millions of innocent people. In truth, Ebola can spread through the air over short distances via aerosols – airborne particles.

Ebola can also spread via contaminated surfaces. When an infected patient makes contact with a surface such as a doorknob or ATM keypad, they may leave behind the Ebola virus which survives for many minutes or hours in the open, depending on environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.) Another person who touches the same surface may then become instantly infected by simply touching their own eyes, nose or mouth.

The ability of Ebola to spread via contaminated surfaces is why victims in Africa have become infected by riding in taxi cabs. This also means any form of public transportation — airplanes, ambulances, subways — may harbor the virus and accelerate the spread of an outbreak.

Like all viruses, Ebola is destroyed by sunlight. But it can remain viable for a surprisingly long time in environments where sunlight never reaches — such as underground subways, which are the perfect breeding grounds for viral transmission.

Lie #3) Don’t worry: Health authorities have everything under control

The overarching lie about Ebola that’s being repeated by the U.S. government is “Don’t worry, we have it under control!”

Of course, the fact that an infected Ebola victim just flew right into the country with Ebola, then walked around the city of Dallas for 10 days while carrying Ebola, utterly belies the false promises of health authorities who claim to have things under control.

In truth, Ebola is completely out of control which is precisely why its sudden appearance in a Dallas hospital surprised nearly everyone. The sobering fact of the matter is that despite all the money being spent on “homeland security,” DHS has no way to stop Ebola from walking right into the USA, including on foot from our wide open southern border.

If the U.S. government has everything under control, then why did the government just purchase 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits? Why did Obama just recently sign an executive order authorizing the forced government quarantine of anyone showing symptoms of infectious disease?

While the public can be easily lied to and told everything is under control, behind closed doors at the highest levels of government, everybody knows this pandemic could rapidly become a global killer that no one can stop.

Lie #4) The only defense against Ebola is a vaccine or a pharmaceutical drug

This lie may get millions of people killed if the Ebola outbreak gets worse. In a desperate bid to make sure Ebola generates billions of dollars in profits for vaccine makers and pharmaceutical companies, the CDC, FDA and even the FTC routinely censor truthful information about natural treatments that might hold promise (such as colloidal silver).

Companies that offer extremely beneficial essential oils and colloidal silver products have already been threatened with criminal arrest and prosecution by the FDA. The mainstream media remains complicit in the systematic oppression of natural cures, printing the FDA’s propaganda while completely avoiding any balanced reporting that might highlight the extraordinary anti-viral capabilities of many medicinal herbs as I’ve described in Episode Six of Pandemic Preparedness.

If we really want to stop the spread of this viral pandemic right now, both government and the media should be urging citizens to boost their immune defenses by consuming more nutritious foods, herbal spices, superfoods and anti-viral plants (which include peppermint, basil, rosemary, cinnamon and oregano, just to name a few).

Everyone should be immediately urged to make sure they have sufficient vitamin D circulating in their blood, and those who have low vitamin D — which includes just about everyone in America today — should be urged to take vitamin D supplements.

But instead of urging the public to enhance their immune function and boost their natural defenses against Ebola, everyone is ridiculously told to “wash your hands” and wait around for a drug company to introduce an Ebola vaccine.

Lie #5) Ebola came out of nowhere and was a random fluke of nature

The modern-day version of Ebola that’s so aggressively circulating today may actually be a bioengineered virus, according to one scientist who wrote a front-page story in Liberia’s largest newspaper.

“Ebola is a genetically modified organism (GMO),” declared Dr. Cyril Broderick, Professor of Plant Pathology, in a front-page story published in the Liberian Observer. [2]

He goes on to explain:

[Horowitz] confirmed the existence of an American Military-Medical-Industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases and improve the health of “black Africans overseas.”

Further supporting this genetic engineering research claim, the U.S. government patented Ebola in 2010 and now claims intellectual property ownership over all Ebola variants. That patent number is CA2741523A1, viewable at this link.

Read more about the patenting of Ebola and control over its research in this Natural News article.

This means the U.S. government claims all control over Ebola research, too, because any research project involving replication of the virus would violate the government’s patent.

In fact, the vastly improved transmission ability of the Ebola strain currently circulating (compared to previous outbreaks in years past) has many people convinced this strain is a “weaponized” variant which either broke through containment protocols at government labs or was intentionally deployed as a population control weapon.

Several U.S. scientists have openly called for global depopulation using genetically engineered bioweapons such as Ebola. Dr. Eric Pianka of the University of Texas at Austin reportedly advocated the use of Ebola to wipe out 90% of the human population, according to Life Site News. [3]

It appears he may soon get his wish. If the current Ebola explosion continues, the global population may be in serious jeopardy and many millions could die.

Those who wish to live through a global pandemic should learn how to get prepared now by listening to the audio chapters at www.BioDefense.com

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Ebola Virus – They’re Not Telling You Everything

 Ebola Virus is a Scary Disease.

It’s understandable government officials don’t want to panic the public. Ebola is frightening everyone. But putting out incomplete and misleading information does little to serve the public interest. There is no excuse for downplaying the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak.

The following is from Cnews:

There is something very, very important that the corporate media and public health officials are not telling you regarding the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

The information I’m about to present here is frightening. There’s really no way around that. However, I request that you do your very best to maintain a calm state of mind.

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Right now in West Africa the worst Ebola outbreak in history is in full swing and is jumping borders at an alarming rate. Already it has spread to four countries, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and now Nigeria. This latest jump into Nigeria is particularly serious since the infected individual carried the virus by plane to Lagos, Nigeria, a city with a population of over 21 million. Doctors without borders has referred to the outbreak as “out of control”.

To make matters worse, there is something very, very important that the corporate media and public health officials are not telling you regarding this crisis.

You’ll notice if you read virtually any mainstream article on the topic that they make a point of insisting that Ebola is only transferred by physical contact with bodily fluids. Though the method of transmission in the study was not officially determined, one of the scientists involved, Dr. Gary Kobinger, from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada, told BBC News that he believed that the infection was spread through large droplets that were suspended in the air.

“What we suspect is happening is large droplets; they can stay in the air, but not long; they don’t go far,” he explained. “But they can be absorbed in the airway, and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way.”

Translation: Ebola Can Be an airborne virus Over Short Distances.

UPDATE: Someone pointed out that in medical terms, if the virus is transferred through tiny droplets in the air this would technically not be called an “airborne virus”. Airborne, in medical terms would mean that the virus has the ability to stay alive without a liquid carrier. On one hand, this is a question of semantics, and the point is well taken, but keep in mind that the study did not officially determine how the virus traveled through the air, it merely established that it does travel through the air. Doctor Kobinger’s hypothesis regarding droplets of liquid is just that, a hypothesis. For the average person, however, what needs to be understood is very simple: if you are in a room with someone infected with Ebola, you are not safe, even if you never touch them or their bodily fluids, and this is not what you are being told by the mainstream media. Essentially, I am using the word “airborne” as a layman term (which kind of makes sense, since I am a layman in this field).

Now I’m not going to speculate as to whether these so called “journalist” and public health agencies who keep repeating the official line regarding the means of transmission are lying, or are just participating in some massive display of synchronized incompetence, but what I will say, is that this shoddy reporting is most likely getting people killed right now, and may in fact put all of humanity in danger.

How so?

By convincing people that the virus cannot travel through air, important precautions that could reduce the spread of the virus are not being taken. For example the other passengers on the plane that traveled to Lagos, Nigeria were not quarantined.

To put this into context, Ebola kills between 50% and 90% of its victims, so the stakes are very, very high here.

NOTE: We have reported on the fact that Ebola can spread through the air in three separate articles since March of 2014, here, here and here, however the corporate media continue to misrepresent the vectors of transmission.

This particular strain of Ebola is not Ebola Zaire. This is a new strain, and it may in fact be more dangerous than the Zaire variety. Not because of any difference in the symptoms (the symptoms are identical), but because this new virus seems to be harder to contain. Whether this is due to some characteristic of the virus itself or merely dumb luck is uncertain at this time, but the rate at which this outbreak has extended its range is unprecedented.

According to the CDC this virus is genetically 97% similar to the Zaire strain. If you are interested in this virus’ phylogenetic relationship (genetic lineage) to the Zaire strain you should look read “Phylogenetic Analysis of Guinea 2014 EBOV Ebolavirus Outbreak” on plos.org.

Another study by the New England Journal of medicine (this was the one referenced by the CDC) specifically names the parts of the genetic code which differ:

The three sequences, each 18,959 nucleotides in length, were identical with the exception of a few polymorphisms at positions 2124 (G?A, synonymous), 2185 (A?G, NP552 glycine?glutamic acid), 2931 (A?G, synonymous), 4340 (C?T, synonymous), 6909 (A?T, sGP291 arginine?tryptophan), and 9923 (T?C, synonymous).

Note that there doesn’t yet seem to be a consensus as to what this new strain is called. One study referred to it as “Guinean EBOV”, another as “Guinea 2014 EBOV Ebolavirus” and others are still referring to it as Zaire. Given that we can specifically name the points where the virus has mutated, using the old name is misleading.

Right now the question on everyone’s minds is whether this virus will spread outside of Africa. Considering the fact that Ebola has a three week incubation period, can travel through the air, and has already hitchhiked onto an international flight, this is a very real possibility. There are some that are downplaying the probability of this outcome, and to be honest, I hope that they are right, but the simple fact of the matter is that these people are basing their assessment on the faulty premise that Ebola is not an airborne virus.

Now the first thing you might be feeling when looking at this situation is a sense of fear and helplessness, and while that’s a perfectly normal reaction it’s really not helpful. Instead we should be thinking in terms of practical steps we can take to influence the outcome.

One thing we can all do is to start confronting journalists and public officials who keep making false statements regarding the way Ebola spreads. Use the links to the original study, the BBC report from 2012 and this video to put them in their place.

We also need to confront the fact that there isn’t a full out, coordinated, international effort to contain this. This is being treated like a sideshow but it has the very real potential to become a main event.

The doctors on the ground in West Africa don’t have enough staff or resources to deal with this situation. It is absolutely inexcusable for the U.S. and the E.U. to be investing billions of tax payer dollars into their little power games inUkraine and Syria (which are both in the process of escalating right now by the way) while Ebola is getting a foothold in Africa. Every available resource should be shifted to West Africa in order to contain and extinguish this epidemic right now.

This is serious. Call them, write them, heckle them in the streets if you have to, but don’t allow them to ignore this issue. Make it impossible for them to pretend later that they didn’t know.

Now, whether or not official policy towards the Ebola crisis changes, there are some precautions that you should take right now for yourself and your family.

1. Know where you would go if you needed to leave your home on short notice. If Ebola escapes Africa the last place you want to be is in a densely populated metropolitan area. It may be that the most practical destination for your family would be a rural area near your current home, but if you already have concerns about the government you are living under, and how they may handle a crisis like this, then you might want to start looking at alternatives. Finding an alternative location that suits your family’s needs is something that requires a lot of time and research, so don’t put this off. The primary characteristics you should be examined in an alternative destination are geography, political environment, climate, population density and visa terms and requirements. Ideally you would want to end up somewhere that is geographically isolated to some degree.

2. If you don’t have passports for yourself and each of your dependents, get them now. This is not to say that you should leave your country, but you should have the means to do so. In countries where the Ebola outbreak is underway, it is getting harder and harder to exit. Borders are being closed down. Flights are being cut off. This didn’t happen right away, but you definitely don’t want to be waiting for your passport to show up if Ebola arrives in your city.

3. Know what you would carry with you if you had to leave on short notice. Have these items ready, and have the luggage to carry them. It would be wise to consider buying a pack of surgical masks as part of this.

Now if you think about it, these preparations are wise steps to take regardless of whether the Ebola situation deteriorates or not. Knowing where you would go in an emergency, and having the means to get there on short notice is important for a wide variety of situations. The civilian population of Iraq, Syria, east Ukraine, and Gaza can attest to that.

Whatever you do, don’t let fear take control of your mind. Take the steps you can take now, monitor the situation calmly, and be prepared to adapt if necessary.

UPDATE: A number of people have requested that I comment on the fact that the Americans infected by Ebola are right now being flown into the U.S. My personal opinion is that this particular move will not lead to the virus getting out. This event is going to be highly scrutinized, and the isolation, security should be at max. The real danger isn’t in these highly controlled transfers and quarantines, but rather in the ongoing flow of air travel from these regions. Thirty five countries are merely one flight away from an Ebola zone right now.

Why is this random air travel more dangerous?

Because if it gets in when people aren’t looking, it can spread before containment measures are put into place. This is not true, at all

A study conducted in 2012 showed that Ebola was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and were never placed in direct contact.

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