Let me summarize some things for you from another thread on the topic of this ebola move to the U.S. And again, this is just a summary and may be
choppy. There are more details in the (very long) thread.
The NIH trials for ebola vaccine starting in September (which I've mentioned a few times already in this very long and other threads is a pretty big
red flag. If this is a new strain they need guinea pigs...er blood...er samples to experiment on and make sure their "trial vaccine" actually works
before anything is turned out, eh?
We can almost rest assured that big money is behind this somewhere, as in big pharms probably. The question is...how far will they be wiliing to go?
Because big money isn't to be made in third world countries, so they need people fearing in first world ones. Pateients to U.S., England, Germany?
And Re: CDC
Let's not forget who brought other pathogens and toxins to this country to "study." Like Lyme (linked to or masked as many previously unknown
auto-immune "disorders" such as lupus, CFS, fibromyalgia, and even MS and who knows what else is still to come), West Nile (currently again on the
rise). And don't forget we still don't really know how HIV got here on the planet.
Do we really trust these people to bring another strain of ebola into this country?
They could have had a level-4 containment building setup anywhere in the world within days if they wanted to. Days.
There is far, far more to this than simple treating some missionaries.
I am not fear mongering. These are just some things to think about. Not like they haven't done it before.
I still am unsure as to the airborne contagiousness of this virus..
Here's a possiblilty. They don't know. Particularly with this new strain, especially when you consider the unprecedented number of medical workers,
perhaps laboring under the assumption that it was not, have contracted this.
Also, from what I've read, even the CDC has not said it is not airborne, just that it has not been PROVEN to be airborne.
There is every chance it may be if we define airborne as being spread by sneezing, coughing, and other types of transmission of body fluid.
Then there's this point a reporter in Africa made...and the CDC director's answer to her.
At a Thursday press conference, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden avoided claiming that this strain of Ebola is not airborne. Rebecca Hamman of Voice
of Nigeria asked: “You just said the transmission of Ebola is through close contact. But it seems it’s going beyond that. The name itself was
derived from a river. Do you mean the not water-borne or airborne?” She stated simply: “My people are scared at the rate at which it is being
transmitted and moving very fast. I would like to know how Ebola is contracted.”
Frieden’s reply was not that Ebola is not airborne, but that it has not been “proven” to be airborne. He said, “Though there may be
circumstances that it might have been spread through the air in situations like intubation of a patient, putting a breathing tube in them, that’s
never been proven.”
People are saying it's not airborne, that it is passed through bodily fluids, such as vomit, sweat, blood and secretions, but can those not go
airborne, again, depending on how we define airborne? Cannot bodily fluids go airborne. Sneezing, coughing, land on dust and other objects? It's not
a gas but it can certainly get into the air.
This is how WHO defines airborne:
Airborne transmission of infectious agents refers to the transmission of disease caused by
dissemination of droplet nuclei that remain infectious when suspended in air over long distance and
time. Airborne transmission can be further categorized into obligate or preferential airborne
Obligate airborne transmission refers to pathogens that are transmitted only by deposition of droplet
nuclei under natural conditions (e.g. pulmonary tuberculosis).
Preferential airborne transmission refers to pathogens that can initiate infection by multiple routes,
but are predominantly transmitted by droplet nuclei (e.g. measles, chickenpox).
Infection prevention and control of epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory
diseases in health care, page 6
So. New strain. Spreading faster than is typical. Traditional control methods sort of failing. Definition of airborne. Viruses mutate. And the the bit
about waterborn, well water is a fluid. It contaminated fluid hits food, the air, or water, does it spread? Seems they don't really know.
Which returns us to the question of who really made the decision to move him here.
The answer to this has not been clear.
We have them saying the Samaritan's Purse organization made the decision to fly them back, reportedly at the request of the two patients, and that
they hired and paid for the transport, and with the "agreement" of Emory to receive them as patients. But we also appear to have military
involvement or at least cooperation, as they landed on a military base. We have the Department of State saying, see the CDC, and the CDC saying not
If anyone can correct this summary or further fill in the blanks, please help.
ETA, from Samaritan's
“We thank God that they are alive and now have access to the best care in the world,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse.
“We are extremely thankful for the help we have received from the State Department, the CDC, the National Institute of Health, WHO and, of course,
NIH. Ebola drug trial in September.
And lets not forget Monsanto and Tekmira.
Doing a bit of digging.
Search argument Tekmira and microcystin yielded a weird result. So did Tekmira and Ohio. Told you I was only sort of kidding. Apparently microcystin
is used to combat some viral diseases, HIV among them. I don't understand half the stuff I read but there might be a link here.
Who knows. Everything is connected.
In any event, the first plane has allegedly landed and the second is on its way.