Although the ghastliness of the Ebola viruses effect on human hosts is frightening, it still remains a rather contained outbreak and likely is being fanned out of proportion. The risks of something more severe cannot be downplayed, but in the current global environment the risks of expanding, more inclusive wars is far greater. The bloody destruction in Gaza, the beheadings and point blank head shooting of thousands of innocent civilians by Islamic militants is equally horrendous, if not more so, and far more destructive to any semblance of humanity left in the world’s civilizations. The U.S game in the Ukraine and now perhaps the Caucuses with Russia over oil and geopolitical power could easily become a prelude to world war.
Ebola may or not be an act of God, as there is always the chance that it is a man made biological mutation tested on the expendable lives of dirt poor Africans.The fact that we have done similar things in the past (for one instance, spraying radioactive gases into the air of the slums of St. Louis in the 1950’s and I am sure many, many more recent “justified” and rationalized experiments by our government on unsuspecting human subjects) allows for at least some doubt as to this mysterious diseases origins, regardless of the always convenient bats and monkeys readily available to be blamed. But the atrocities being executed on populations of men, women and children from Gaza, the Ukraine to the Levant are manmade. The God of ones choice seem to be absent from the gut wrenching scenes of human debasement in the name of religion, land, oil and power that are bursting at humanities seams. We should all be more frightened of the devil we know, for the scars will last for generations and the inuring of man to bloodshed and death makes it more likely that the insanity will be getting worse, perhaps significantly so. But we always have Ebola to distract us from the carnage.
On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced that they had started screening passengers at international airports for signs of Ebola after a passenger showed up in Lagos suffering from the illness, which kills up to 90 percent of the people infected with it. Treatment options are extremely limited. Nigerian airport authorities will be checking passengers who just arrived from Sierra Leone, currently under a state of emergency, and they’ll be looking for fever, since an elevated temperature is considered a sign of Ebola. If the passenger is presenting with higher than normal temperatures, screeners would subject the passenger to a blood test.
Ebola is moving into more countries across Africa, but not as quickly as is fear. The country of South Africa announced Thursday that they were in the process of outfitting airports with thermal scanners to detect feverish passengers. In many ways, it’s a repeat of 2009, when airports around the world brought in thermal scanners to look for passengers who were presenting with fever and suspected bird flu.
The recent Ebola outbreak has already arrived in the United States, under careful observation. The CDC confirmed that at least one Ebola victim, Kent Brantly arrived back in the United States this weekend. Brantly, of Fort Worth, Texas, was working to staunch the outbreak in Liberia when he picked up the illness.
Ebola Quarantine Stations: Here’s Where They’ll Send Those Suspected of Ebola or “Respiratory Illnesses”
Despite concerns around the globe that the Ebola virus may continue to spread and mutate into something even more deadly, the director of the CDC attempted to assuage fears about the possibility of an outbreak on U.S. soil.
“It is not a potential of Ebola spreading widely in the U.S.,” director Thomas Friedman told reporters on a conference call Thursday. “That is not in the cards.”
But while the CDC downplays the potential threat, emergency planners behind the scenes have been getting ready since as early as April of this year. In a report presented to Congress while the virus was spreading in West Africa, the Department of Defense said that it has dispatched biological detection kits to National Guard units in all 50 states with the capability of diagnosing the virus in infected patients in as little as 30 minutes.
EBOLA, DRUG-RESISTANT TB, DENGUE FEVER ARE COMING INTO THE U.S.
On June 30, 2014, I interviewed Dr. Jane Orient, an internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Dr. Orient stated that by admitting these huge groups of children who come from countries where medical screenings are minimal and hygiene is poor, the United States is at risk for epidemics of serious diseases and viruses that the nation has not seen in years and for which we have no immunity.
The following paragraphs contain the contents and supporting documentation of my phone interview with Dr. Orient.
Leaked CBP Report Shows Entire World Exploiting Open US Border
LUBBOCK, Texas — A leaked intelligence analysis from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveals the exact numbers of illegal immigrants entering and attempting to enter the U.S. from more than 75 different countries. The report was obtained by a trusted source within the CBP agency who leaked the document and spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. The report is labeled as “Unclassified//For Official Use Only” and indicates that the data should be handled as “Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU).”
The numbers provided are in graphics and are broken down into “OFO” and “OBP.” The Customs and Border Protection agency is divided into the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and the Office of Border Patrol (OBP). The OFO numbers reflect anyone either turning themselves in at official U.S. points of entry, or anyone caught while being smuggled at the points of entry. The OBP numbers reflect anyone being caught or turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents between the points of entry, or anyone caught at interior checkpoints by Border Patrol agents. The “OFO Inadmissible” designation to any individual from a nation other than Mexico or Canada means that U.S. authorities took the individuals into custody. Whether they were deported or given a Notice to Appear is unknown. It is important to note these numbers do not include data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The unavailable ICE data are in addition to these numbers.