I will assume for purposes of this article that you have a certain knowledge of the Ebola situation. For instance, how many people in the U.S. have contracted the disease; where they are located; how many have died, etc. These facts are reported in the main stream news mouthpieces(CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomburg, Reuters, AP, CBS, NBC, ABC) loudspeakers for the government, big pharma, CDC [(a PRIVATE) corporation with a government mandate such as the private Federal Reserve Bank in the U.S.] and NIH.
If you don't know the alphabet agencies, corporations I speak of then look them up. That is why you have the internet as an alternative news source. The GOVERNMENT AND THESE AGENCIES, CORPORATIONS ARE LYING TO YOU ABOUT THE DANGERS OF EBOLA!
Why did Great Britain, France and Germany ban airline flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria?
Air France's decision came a day after British Airways said it was suspending flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone until next year due to Ebola concerns.These airlines banned flights because the British, French and other countries resorted to common sense to contain the spread of the Ebola virus. Not the United States where common sense does not prevail. Airlines in the U.S. have not banned flights to these Central African countries. The U.S is the new dumping ground for communicable diseases from Nigeria, Guiana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia as well as the new dumping ground for illegal aliens coming from Mexico and Central America. Give us your poor, your down-trodden and all your deadliest tropical diseases.
Airlines have cancelled more than a third of international flights to three west African countries over fears that an outbreak of the Ebola virus could spread, as more African countries introduce measures to block visitors from affected areas.
The CDC actually owns a patent on one strain of the Ebola virus. Remember I said earlier that they are a private corporation, not a government bureau.(Do I sense a profit motive here?) The CDC owns patent #CA 2741523 A1. An abstract for the virus reads:
The invention provides the isolated human Ebola (hEbola) viruses denoted as Bundibugyo (EboBun) deposited with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"; Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America) on November 26, 2007 and accorded an accession number 200706291.If hundreds of doctors and nurses are becoming infected with Ebola, what chance is the general public going to have? This is not just a question that many of us are asking. As you will see below, this is a question that the World Health Organization is asking. When dozens of health workers started getting Ebola, nobody could explain how it was happening. More precautions were taken and health workers were even more careful than before. Then the number of sick health workers rose to 170. Even more measures were taken to keep doctors and nurses from getting the disease, but now just a couple of weeks later we have learned that a total of 240 health workers have contracted the virus and more than 120 of them have died. Overall, more than 2,600 people have been infected with Ebola since this outbreak began and more than 1,400 people have died. This virus continues to spread at an exponential rate, and now we have learned that there are confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When are people in the western world going to wake up and start taking this disease seriously?
The misinformation that the U.S. government continues to put out is absolutely staggering. We are being led to believe that you basically have to slather yourself in someone’s body fluids in order to catch Ebola from them. Just consider what Barack Obama said just last week…
"First, Ebola is not spread through the air like the flu," Obama said in the video released by the White House Thursday. "You cannot get it through casual contact like sitting next to someone on a bus. You cannot get it from another person until they start showing symptoms of the disease, like fever."The mainstream media is saying the same thing.
Obama also said that "the most common way you can get Ebola is by touching the body fluids of someone who is sick or has died from it, like their sweat, saliva or blood, or through a contaminated item like a needle."
In fact, CNN insists that Ebola is "difficult to catch."…
Ebola is actually difficult to catch. People are at risk if they come into very close contact with the blood, saliva, sweat, feces, semen, vomit or soiled clothing of an Ebola patient, or if they travel to affected areas in West Africa and come into contact with someone who has Ebola.If Ebola is indeed "difficult to catch", then why are so many healthcare workers wearing protective suits per CDC established protocols getting the disease?
We have been told over and over that Ebola can only be spread "through direct contact with infected body fluids", but scientific studies have shown that this is simply not accurate. Dr. Ronald R. Cherry believes that this bad information could be contributing to the spread of Ebola among medical personnel…
We know that airborne transmission of Ebola occurs from pigs to monkeys in experimental settings. We also know that healthcare workers like Dr. Kent Brantly are contracting Ebola in West Africa despite CDC-level barrier protection measures against physical contact with the bodies and body fluids of Ebola victims, so it only makes sense to conclude that some — possibly many — of these doctors, nurses, and ancillary healthcare workers are being infected via airborne transmission. It makes perfect sense that sick humans, as they vomit, have diarrhea, cough, and expectorate sputum, and as medical procedures are performed on them, have the ability to shed infectious Ebola particles into the air at a similar or higher level compared to Sus scrofa (wild boar) in the pig-to-monkey study.Now we have learned that a nurse treating Thomas Duncun who recently died of Ebola while being treated at a Texas Hospital has contracted the disease while following the CDC recommended guidelines.
No one seems to know why. She was wearing full protective gear. The CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden says, that he suspects a breach in the protective equipment protocol. Really?
It is always easiest to blame the healthcare worker rather than to suspect the CDC protocol as the culprit.
The "people in charge" are still playing God. It has to be the nurse's fault or the fault of one of her co-workers. We can't seem to admit that this disease is very easy to catch and extremely difficult to stop.
Maybe we should change the protocol? Of course that would be difficult for a private corparation with a profit motive to admit. Look at the tobacco companies who made millions off of unsuspecting people who smoked and developed COPD, Emphysema, etc. They were aware of the ill health effects for decades, yet covered it up and lied about what they knew to congress in congressional hearings.
Do you see any similarity here?
If you aren't convinced that the Ebola threat is real and still believe the lies the CDC, NIH and mainstream media are feeding you about Ebola's low transmissionability then go bury head in the sand. When Ebola visits your town or hospital don't say I didn't warn you. You can remain blissfully ignorant until you become exposed to this deadly pathogen or someone you know becomes quarantined.
News Flash: Over 99.9% of All American Hospitals are NOT Equipped to Handle Ebola
While many of us were focused on the reportedly sick cops that enetered Duncan’s apartment and the clean up crews that made a mockery of any pretended attempts at containment, there is a much bigger concern. There are only four hospitals in the entire country that can be trusted to handle Ebola patients and Texas Health Presbyterian is not one of them.(Where Duncun died).
There are currently over 5700 hospitals in the United States. But only four of them have a special level of biocontainment that is necessary to keep Ebola in check. It’s not that they can’t treat Ebola in much the same way that everyone else is treating it. It is simply a matter of most facilities not being able to contain the virus and make sure it does not leave the hospital by infecting more people.
What is needed is Biosafety Level 4 contaiment. What is a Biosafety level 4 containment? Read the following:
BSL-4, Biosafety Level 4This is a potentially catastrophic problem.
Required for work with dangerous and exotic agents which pose a high individual risk of life-threatening disease. The facility is either in a separate building or in a controlled area within a building, which is completely isolated from all other areas of the building. Walls, floors, and ceilings of the facility are constructed to form a sealed internal shell which facilitates fumigation and is animal and insect proof. A dedicated non-recirculating ventilation system is provided. The supply and exhaust components of the system are balanced to assure directional airflow from the area of least hazard to the area(s) of greatest potential hazard. Within work areas of the facility, all activities are confined to Class III biological safety cabinets, or Class II biological safety cabinets used with one-piece positive pressure personnel suits ventilated by a life support system.(ie. a regulated airline ...ed.) The Biosafety Level 4 laboratory has special engineering and design features to prevent microorganisms from being disseminated into the environment. Personnel enter and leave the facility only through the clothing change and shower rooms, and shower each time they leave the facility. Personal clothing is removed in the outer clothing change room and kept there. A specially designed suit area may be provided in the facility to provide personnel protection equivalent to that provided by Class III cabinets. The exhaust air from the suit area is filtered by two sets of HEPA filters installed in series. Supplies and materials needed in the facility are brought in by way of double-doored autoclave, fumigation chamber, or airlock, which is appropriately decontaminated between each use. Viruses assigned to Biosafety Level 4 include Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, EBOLA, Junin, Lassa fever, Machupo, Marburg, and tick-borne encephalitis virus complex (including Absettarov, Hanzalova, Hypr, Kumlinge, Kyasanur Forest disease, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, and Russian Spring-Summer encephalitis).
In 2004, a scientist from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was potentially exposed to a mouse-adapted variant of the Zaire species of Ebola virus.If you read the full article you will note that the patient was not yet symtomatic and they planned to upgrade to BSL-4 with the first signs or symptoms of the illness. Also note that quarantine in a hospital was considered but rejected for the reasons cited because they are ill equiped to deal with Ebola.
Quarantine in a hospital was considered. This option presents certain safety challenges in an unprepared facility, including safe handling, transport, and analysis of laboratory specimens within the hospital; safe disposal of waste; potential reluctance of hospital staff (unfamiliar with viral hemorrhagic fevers) to care for such an infected person; and lack of a specific area within the hospital configured for handling of this type of patient.
USAMRIID medical, scientific, and executive staff concluded that the person with potential exposure warranted quarantine in the MCS. Contact plus AIRBORNE(emphasis mine...ed.) precautions (gown, gloves, N95 mask, eye protection) were used, with a plan to upgrade to BSL-4 precautions for signs or symptoms of illness.
Conclusiion: Anyone presenting with signs, symptoms of Ebola should be in BSL-4 containment and quarantined. Hospitals are ill equipped to deal with the ebola virus and modifications must be made to the hospital to comply with BSL-4 requirements before treating an Ebola patient.
So where is the CDC and mainstream media with this information. I found this infomation by a very simple keyword search on the internet. Why don't they address this issue with the proper protective clothing, respiratory protection and containment? Could there be another agenda here other than personal protection and saving innocent civilian lives?
The CDC knows that over 99.9% of all Ameican hospitals are NOT equipped to handle Ebola and they also know that the USAMRIID recommends BSL-4 containment procedures.
The four hospitals in the United States with special isolation units are the ‘Ace in the Hole’ solution for the CDC.
The Washington Post reported yesterday that Dr. Thomas Frieden is suggesting a possible change in strategy for treating Ebola:(How many deaths did it take?)
Frieden also said the CDC is considering having Ebola patients be treated at one of the four facilities in the United States that have special isolation units. Three of them — the National Institutes of Health(NIH) in Bethesda, Md.; Emory University Hospital in Atlanta; and the University of Nebraska Medical Center — have treated confirmed or suspected Ebola cases. The fourth location is St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont.That sounds logical.
To the uninformed it might even sound workable.
But there is something that Frieden and the CDC are not telling you about these four hospitals.
Get all images of entire floors and units of Ebola patients out of your mind, because that will never happen (at least at these facilities).
Hopefully it will never be necessary but the point is that it can’t happen because these four hospitals are very limited.
These four hospitals have a Grand Total of 19 Ebola-Ready, Level-4 Biocontainment Beds. That’s it.
There are 19 beds in the entire country that are ready to accept an Ebola patient without serious risk of containment being broken. Lizzie Bennett reports:
In the US there are 4 units geared up to handle Ebola. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, has 3 beds. Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, has 10 beds. Emory Hospital, Atlanta has 3 beds and St. Patricks Hospital, Missoula has 3 beds.(source)19 level four biocontainment beds for 317,000,000 people. (Is this an understatement?)
I think we just found out why the government(s) are under-playing the situation. They simply do not have the facilities to cope with even a small outbreak. They are, in fact in exactly the same position as the dirt-poor hospitals in West Africa…there are not enough facilities to stop the spread of the disease if it gets out. The quality of care is better, but the availability of containment most likely isn’t. And it is appropriate level containment that is the key to stopping the spread of this deadly virus and the proper respiratory protection that is the key to prevent more deaths of innocent healthcare workers.
N-95 masks which most hospitals may recommend with eye protection(N95 masks offer 8-12 times more protection than surgical masks) are only 95% efficient at stopping virus's down to .3 microns in size. As the virus particle size decreases the N-95 mask becomes less efficient at filtering out the virus.) The Ebola virus is only .05 to .3 microns in size. Get the picture! These types of respiratory protection do virtually nothing to stop the virus from being inhaled because the particle size is smaller than the N-95 mask was designed for. (Especially if you are handling body fluids of the infected person or you are near a patient who coughs aerosolizing the virus). Note: the link I have provided at the PSu web site states:
Transmission between humans occurs by direct contact with infected blood or pulmonary secretions, and BY INHALATION[empasis mine ...ed.] Case fatality rates are between 22% and 88%.Getting back to our discussion of available hospitals and hospital beds for housing Ebola patients: please note that these are the same four hospitals that Dr. Frieden is highlighting. He just didn’t feel the need to talk about the problem of only having 19 Ebola-ready beds in those four facilities.
This is a clue that the CDC may be going into desperation mode.
If 5700 community hospitals in the United States will not be able to contain Ebola, then we have to make an effort to start putting these patients in the facilities that might stand a fighting chance.
That would present a variety of new problems.
You still have to transport patients without the disease spreading and then, there is the obvious question…
What happens when we have 20 patients and only 19 beds?
I know what hospital administrators will say.
We are following the CDC protocols and guidelines. You cannot catch Ebola except through contact with bodily fluids. Ebola is not airborne.But we now know what we need to better protect healthcare workers to prevent more healthcare worker deaths; the same precautions that the army uses when working with these deadly pathogens in their research facilities.
Of course the next thing the typical hospital administrator would say is that this is cost prohibitive. My reply would be if you have one healthcare worker contract Ebola in your facility, the fear engendered by the hospital staff and among the local population would make you seriously rethink that decision.
At La Paz Hospital in Spain and Carlos III hospital in Madrid, nurses are already protesting and demonstrating against the lack of adequate protective garments given to them to wear when treating Ebola patients, calling for Spain's health minister Ana Mato to resign after a Spanish nurse became the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa while treating a Spanish priest who had Ebola at Madrid's Carlos III hospital.
At a minimum the following guidelines should be followed to prevent any further deaths of healthcare workers: a full body protection garment which covers head-to-toe with fullface respirators with a minimum protection factor of 50 or powered air purifying respirators(PAPR)'s[preferred(PF=1,000)]sealed to the full body protection garment with duct tape(masking tape does not work in hot or humid environments). This is what I used at the Three Mile Island nuclear generating station when I worked in containment covering workers doing decontamination.
For wet environments, full body plastics over the full body protection garment with air supplied bubble hoods. I used this under the reactor vessel when monitoring nuclear workers changing out highly radioactive control rod drive mechanisms(CRDM's)at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, New Jersey. Bubble hoods were used due to very high level radioactive water leaking onto the nuclear workers when loosening the CRDM's).
I was put in charge of the industrial respiratory protection program at the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station located in Eastern Pennsylvania for 2 years.
*I wrote this article during my flexed day off from work at the hospital. What better way to spend the day than printing some truth!