Aggghhhhh! Forget all of the world’s troubles. Now that Global Warming-Climate Change-Severe weather disasters ( the new media favorite). the War on Terror, the War against inhumane treatment of illegal immigrant children and the overarching War on Freedom, has temporarily taken a back seat at the table of wars, the table that only the power elites can play at, we now have EEEEEbola!
I have provided a few of the best articles on the virus out there, in my limited scope of observation, the Pacific Standard and Natural News articles are absolute must reads.
We live in a totally manufactured world where truth has become the rarest commodity of this earth. No one can find it adhering to any political parties ideological rants, nor can it ever be found coming from the mouths of governments, particularly the American Security State’s. Truth can only be found when you unshackle yourself from your chains of ideological repression and the myths and propaganda that have permeated your every waking moment from your social environment, your schools, the airwaves and even brainwashed members of your family. When you find it, cherish it, but you will find that those that are still trapped within their ideological heuristics and biases will still try and define you according to tight boxes that define their world into Manichean battles. Free your mind…
The Scariest Virus: Ebola Is Back, and It’s Worse Than Ever – Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
What Ebola does to the human body defies reason.
PERHAPS THE MOST-FEARED POTENTIAL Ebola mutation is efficient airborne transmission. Since at least the 1980s, epidemiologists have known it’s a possibility. Preston cited Gene Johnson’s 1986 experiment showing airborne transmission of both Ebola and Marburg between monkeys in The Hot Zone. More recently, airborne transmission between species has been documented in a laboratory setting. A BBC article on a recent study, published in Scientific Reports, suggested that airborne transmission could even have affected rates of contagion in some human outbreaks.
While the CDC has conceded that “all Ebola virus species have displayed the ability to be spread through airborne particles (aerosols) under research conditions,” its materials assert “this type of spread has not been documented among humans in a real-world setting, such as a hospital or household.” That’s not the same thing as saying it can’t happen, or that airborne transmission is not happening now.
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola ‘invention?’ – NaturalNews.com
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as “EboBun.” It’s patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here. Thanks to Natural News readers who found this and brought it to our attention.Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including:The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control.
The patent summary says, “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.”
It goes on to state, “The present invention is based upon the isolation and identification of a new human Ebola virus species, EboBun. EboBun was isolated from the patients suffering from hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak in Uganda.”It’s worth noting, by the way, that EboBun is not the same variant currently believed to be circulating in West Africa. Clearly, the CDC needs to expand its patent portfolio to include more strains, and that may very well be why American Ebola victims have been brought to the United States in the first place. Read more below and decide for yourself…
Homeland Security Today: EXCLUSIVE – With Ebola ‘Moving Faster than Efforts to Control It,’ Could Illegals, Terrorists Bring it to the US?
As the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are on high alert to the international spread of the unprecedented outbreak in West Africa of the most lethal strain in the family of Ebola viruses, questions are being raised about whether individuals from West African nations where the virus is spreading trying to illegally enter the United States could bring the highly infectious pathogen into the country.
Federal and public health authorities who spoke only on background said “this simply isn’t a farfetched possibility, despite what some say to the contrary,” one told Homeland Security Today.
Since 2011, the majority of apprehensions of “Other than Mexicans” (OTMs) has been highest in The Rio Grande Valley, including individuals apprehended in Fiscal Year 2013 from Guinea, which is in the African Ebola hot zone. Other OTMs from West African nations bordering the region’s Ebola hot zone – Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso – were also apprehended in FY 2013 trying to illegally enter the United States, according to Border Patrol data provided to Homeland Security Today.
Between January and July 2014, more than 70 individuals from three West African nations where the Ebola virus is rampant were apprehended, according to CBP data.
A 40-year-old man who flew from Liberia on Togo-based pan-African airline ASKY, which serves 20 destinations, died in Lagos last week in Nigeria’s first confirmed death from Ebola. The physician who treated the man has been confirmed to have contracted the fatal disease.
This week, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan chillingly warned that “this outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives, but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries.”
“This is an unprecedented outbreak accompanied by unprecedented challenges. And these challenges are extraordinary,” Chan said, cautioning that, “The outbreak is by far the largest ever in the nearly four-decade history of this disease. It is the largest in terms of numbers of cases and deaths,” and “the largest in terms of geographical areas already affected and others at immediate risk of further spread.”
“This epidemic is unprecedented, absolutely out of control and the situation can only get worse, because it is still spreading, above all in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in some very important hotspots,” said Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Brussels. “If the situation does not improve fairly quickly, there is a real risk of new countries being affected,” he told the La Libre Belgique newspaper. He warned that governments and global bodies have no “overarching view” of how to manage the outbreak.
Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plant Saves U.S. Aid Workers – Bloomberg
A tiny San Diego-based company provided an experimental Ebola treatment for two Americans infected with the deadly virus in Liberia. The biotechnology drug, produced with tobacco plants, appears to be working.
In an unusual twist of expedited drug access, Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., which has nine employees, released its experimental ZMapp drug, until now only tested on infected animals, for the two health workers. Kentucky BioProcessing LLC, a subsidiary of tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc., manufactures the treatment for Mapp from tobacco plants.