At the meta-level, the Ebola crisis is a perfect case study of why the UN (including the out-of-control Specialized Agencies such as the World Health Organization — WHO), the European Union (EU), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) need their own internal intelligence (decision-support) capabilities, and how corrupt intelligence has become at the Member State level — the US, specifically, lacks intelligence with integrity on Ebola, and no one in the White House or Congress has the intelligence — or the integrity — to see this as “core.”
President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) incompetent to the point of impeachability. The Ebola “czar” joins the poverty, drug, and other “czars” in the White House compost heap. Missing in action — willfully — is the entire US Intelligence Community starting at the top [attention was paid — but policy effect has been lacking]. Firing NIH First Fraud “Dr.” Fauci would be a good first step.
Particularly troubling is the US refusal to mobilize and deploy hospital ships to the coast of West Africa at the same time that the EU and NATO are completely lacking in deployable capability. We will not be surprised if a Cuban medical brigade shows up with financial support from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).
A portion of this incompetence may stem for a desire to pass tough quarantine powers easily abused in the future.
Ebola is airborne in some form (proven with animals), and survives outside the host under some conditions such as cold. A 21-day quarentine may not be enough.
85% of our nurses have not been trained and CDC continues to lies about necessary protection. [N-95 mask is good for .3 microns and above; Ebola is .08 microns].
Panic emergent — threat is over-hyped in USA but made worse by CDC malfeasance, it will hit Third World hardest. WHO Africa is incompetent to the point that some call for an emergency international task force (sending US troops is ill-considered — Hagel is as incompetent as Kerry — we are reminded of prior idiocy in sending 20,000 troops with their logistics needs into Haiti).
Under-stated threat: Saudi Arabia and Saudi student “martyrs” infected via diplomatic pouch. Unlikely threat:: ISIS “martyrs”via Europe.
GOOD NEWS: There is a test that takes only 30 minutes — it could be used to screen travelers BEFORE they get on the airplane.
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76% of nurses also say their hospitals have no policy for admitting Ebola patients
Sean G. Kaufman, who oversaw infection control at Emory University Hospital, told the New York Times that the CDC’s guidelines are “absolutely irresponsible and dead wrong,” and that he tried to warn that they were not stringent enough and “they kind of blew me off. I’m happy to see they’re changing them, but it’s late.”
Both President Obama and his top infectious disease experts tried to calm Americans’ fears about Ebola this week by saying the current outbreak cannot be transmitted through the air. But less than 30 miles from where top government officials made their declarations in Washington, scientists a quarter century ago did in fact prove that an Ebola strain contained to monkeys could spread airborne.
Those frustrations spilled over when Mr. Obama convened his top aides in the Cabinet room after canceling his schedule on Wednesday. Medical officials were providing information that later turned out to be wrong. Guidance to local health teams was not adequate. It was unclear which Ebola patients belonged in which threat categories.
In one laboratory experiment, scientists couldn’t recover Ebola virus that had contaminated a surface kept at room temperature. In another study, Ebola virus kept at cold temperature was recovered from plastic and glass surfaces after more than three weeks.
Doctors concerned by CDC's lack of response to Ebola
Zaire Ebola viruses have also been transmitted in the absence of direct contact among pigs25 and from pigs to non-human primates,26 which experienced lung involvement in infection. Persons with no known direct contact with Ebola virus disease patients or their bodily fluids have become infected.12
“I think they should set up special centers for just Ebola in each state,” Dash said. “They shouldn’t be letting people go into regular hospitals, where it could be spread.”
Most hospitals are poorly prepared to take very ill Ebola patients. This demands either the immediate deployment of federal Ebola “SWAT teams” when a case is reported or the careful transfer of patients to more competent facilities.
I have compiled this thread summarizing excerpts from Ebola research by recognized authorities on the subject across the world and in most cases, my sources are also noted as benchmark institutions specifically in dealing with Ebola.
Our greatest worry should not be that the disease could get to the United States from those West African nations but that it will get to Nigeria’s larger population centers or to, say, India or other places with massive population density and weak public-health systems, and from there will become an epidemic throughout the third world.
The virus lives for a long time outside of the body. Depending on the fluid it is living in, it can remain alive, and therefore contagious, for up seven weeks.
How long it will survive depends on the surface, on the environment.
Kerry made clear that travel restrictions would not be part of the administration’s strategy in fighting the deadly disease.
According to Haas, a professor of environmental engineering specializing in microbiological risk assessment, the 21-day isolation period that has been recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization is based on potentially flawed data from the 1976 Ebola outbreak in Zaire.
The US, which has capability, refuses to send it to West Africa. Neither the EU nor NATO have the capability.
Hass argues in the paper that outbreaks of Ebola in Zaire (1976) and Uganda (2000), as well as data from the first nine months of the current outbreak, suggest that there could be up to a 12-percent chance that someone could begin showing symptoms of Ebola after 21 days, according to the statement.
The Defense Department is expected to send eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard ‒ both active-duty and reservists ‒ during the first deployment, sources told NBC News. They are likely to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece.
The Obama regimes response to Russia’s request for data relating to this successful ebola vaccine, this report continues, was to simply state that they were unable to comply due to this vaccine being protected under US patent, national security and privacy laws.
Garry's big idea: a quick-result Ebola litmus test. Garry's device draws blood and dabs it onto a paper doused with antibodies that react with Ebola proteins. If there's a reaction, the paper turns color — that's a positive result. The process takes five to 15 minutes, and at $5 to $10, it's cheaper than the standard testing machine, the qPCR, which costs about $20,000.
Anyone treating an Ebola patient should wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, eye protection, a gown and head coverings.
Much of the responsibility for the Ebola crisis that the United States is now facing can be laid squarely at the feet of Barack Obama
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 this point, there are more questions than answers.
We need soldiers on the ground. But instead of soldiers in camouflage, we need soldiers in lab coats and PPE suits taking care of the victims.”
Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact
The World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that its initial response to the Ebola outbreak was slow and disorganized, blaming a lack of information sharing, incompetent staff and the negative experience in the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009.
“We cannot divert our limited resources from the urgent response to do a detailed analysis of the past response,” WHO said in a statement. “That review will come, but only after this outbreak is over.”
“We have yet to receive any questions or requests, but we are pleased to offer the system, which is ready to go,” he said.
30: The number of minutes it reportedly takes for a new test to detect the disease.
…a dire new forecast for the Ebola epidemic Tuesday, one that sees 20,000 cases by November, much sooner than previous estimates. And 70 percent of patients are dying.
If certain mutations occurred, it would mean that just breathing would put one at risk of contracting Ebola.
The medicine is a three-mouse monoclonal antibody, meaning that mice were exposed to fragments of the Ebola virus and then the antibodies generated within the mice's blood were harvested to create the medicine. It works by preventing the virus from entering and infecting new cells.
Of course, the transport of the patients to the United States is also approved and overseen by the immigration enforcement folks in charge of protecting our Southern border, the Health and Human Services folks who assured the public that the Healthcare.gov would work, and the CDC folks who left live Smallpox samples, as well as dengue and scarlet fever, in a storage closet.
The CDC has known about the outbreak since March; indeed, the number of confirmed cases crossed 100 on March 27, and fatalities crossed 100 on April 7. Today, two Americans with Ebola are sitting in an Atlanta hospital, having been flown here from Africa.
We can now be extraordinarily confident that the U.S. government is lying, in key material respects, about the latest Ebola outbreak—and not just because it lies about nearly everything of political consequence. This article shows that there are compelling reasons to believe we are being told three big lies about Ebola. It also offers a simple, rational, yet disturbing, explanation that very tidily accounts for all three lies. The explanation supposes that the current Ebola outbreak consists in an act of U.S.-linked bioterror.