This Week in Ebola: Fear, Lies, and Propaganda

The Daily Sheeple
by Lily Dane

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Much like the virus itself, news (propaganda?) about Ebola is spreading like wildfire. At this point, there are more questions than answers.

Let’s break down some of the latest information the mainstream media and health “officials” are disseminating.

Bad News from the WHO

Yesterday, the WHO provided some chilling information…

Yes, you heard that right…West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.

Not only is this tragic for the residents of the afflicted regions, think of the global implications. As of now, the US has not instituted any kind of travel ban from Ebola-ridden areas in West Africa. Thomas Duncan brought the deadly virus here from Liberia, and so far, one member of his healthcare team in Dallas is ill with the disease.  Seventy healthcare workers (70!) cared for Duncan during his stay at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

All of those workers are well…still working, and have been advised to monitor themselves by taking their temperatures.

Rising Case Numbers and Death Toll

As of October 10, the CDC reports 8400 cases of Ebola, 4033 of them fatal.

And as of yesterday, the WHO reports over 8900 cases, 4447 of them fatal.

Public Health Experts Say the CDC is Getting Things Wrong

Some experts are questioning the way the CDC is handling Ebola – and what the agency is telling the public.

From CNN:

The CDC is telling possible Ebola patients to “call a doctor.”

When passengers arrive in the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, they’re handed a flier instructing them to “call a doctor” if they feel ill.

Never mind how hard it is to get your doctor on the phone, but even if you could, it’s quite possible she’d tell you to go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center.

Experts say it is better to all an ambulance.

Great, but…what happens when a potentially infected person arrives at the hospital?

That leads us to the next problem…

The CDC director says any hospital can care for Ebola patients.

“Essentially any hospital in the country can safely take care of Ebola. You don’t need a special hospital to do it,” Dr. Thomas Frieden said Sunday at a press conference.

We all know this is an outrageous lie. The fact is, most hospitals in the US are NOT equipped to handle Ebola patients. Not even close.

It is reprehensible that health “officials” are putting everyone at risk by propagating such a massive lie.

The CDC has pointed fingers at infected healthcare workers for “breaches of protocol,” but is the agency’s protocol effective in the first place?

Some experts say NO:

The CDC didn’t encourage the “buddy system” for doctors and nurses.

Under this system, a doctor or nurse who is about to do a procedure on an Ebola patient has a “buddy,” another health care worker, who acts as a safety supervisor, monitoring the worker from the time he puts on the gear until the time he takes it off.

The “buddy system” has been effective in stopping other kinds of infections in hospitals.

What the…? WHY on Earth was this NOT standard procedure?

Maybe the CDC is advising that procedure now, after so many healthcare workers have become infected.

Oh, wait…nope:

Skinner said the CDC is considering recommending such a system to hospitals.

In addition, experts say…

The CDC didn’t encourage doctors to develop Ebola treatment guidelines:

Taking care of Ebola patients is tricky, because certain procedures might put doctors and nurses in contact with the patient’s infectious bodily fluids.

At Sunday’s press conference, Frieden hinted that Presbyterian might have performed two measures — inserting a breathing tube and giving kidney dialysis — that were unlikely to help Duncan. He described them as a “desperate measure” to save his life.

“Both of those procedures may spread contaminated materials and are considered high-risk procedures,” he said. “I’m not familiar with any prior patient with Ebola who has undergone either intubation or dialysis.”

I’m sorry, but what does Frieden expect? Presumably, most medical professionals in the US have never treated an Ebola patient before. The CDC’s role is to help “fight disease” and “nurture public health”. Shouldn’t they provide guidance to the medical community? It seems like they are just winging it and learning as they go. Too bad they may leave a path of fatalities in their wake.

And…this is a big one…experts say the CDC put too much trust in protective gear:

Once Duncan was diagnosed, health authorities started making daily visits to 48 of his contacts.

But that didn’t include several dozen workers at Presbyterian who took care of Duncan after he was diagnosed. They weren’t followed because they were wearing protective gear when they had contact with Duncan. Instead, they monitored themselves.

Public health experts said that was a misstep, as the CDC should have realized that putting on and taking off protective gear is often done imperfectly and one of the workers might get an infection.

So far, at least 416 healthcare workers have contracted Ebola. Of those, 233 died.

You’d think officials would make educating medical professionals about protection a priority, but it seems like they will continue to be infected…

A U.N. medical worker infected with Ebola in Liberia died in Germany despite “intensive medical procedures.” The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said Tuesday the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight. 41 other staff members are being monitored.

In Spain, the government’s Ebola committee said the assistant nurse infected with the virus has improved slightly but was still in serious condition. Fifteen contacts of hers were being monitored. (source)

Meanwhile, some healthcare experts think quarantine measures don’t apply to them…

Princeton resident Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC’s chief medical editor and correspondent, issued a statement Monday night apologizing for violating the voluntary isolation agreement she made after she was exposed to Ebola.

Snyderman was reporting in Liberia about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman who was infected with the disease. He is now being treated in Omaha, Nebraska.

After Mukpo, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island, came down with the disease on Oct. 1, NBC announced that the rest of its crew working with him would voluntarily be isolated for 21 days.

In a phone interview with “Today” last week, Snyderman said all the gear she and her crew used was being disinfected because they all shared work space and vehicles.

She said she believed she and her team were at a low risk because they have been “hyper-vigilant.” (source)

“Hyper-vigilant”? Per what standards? The CDC’s?

Well, now that crew is under mandatory quarantine:

mandatory quarantine was issued Friday by New Jersey health officials for Snyderman and other NBC crew members who were exposed to Ebola when reporting in Liberia about the outbreak. The quarantine is in effect until Oct. 22.

By the way, Snyderman didn’t actually apologize. Here’s what she said:

“While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused. We are thrilled that Ashoka is getting better and our thoughts continue to be with the thousands affected by Ebola whose stories we all went to cover.”

Foreign News Outlets Are Openly Accusing the US Government of Involvement in the Outbreak

Russian news outlet Ria Novosti and Liberia’s Daily Observer have suggested that the US government is involved in the Ebola outbreak.

Are they onto something?

The Daily Sheeple has received information that suggests it is possible.

More to come…

 

*Note: no matter what the truth about Ebola actually is, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.*

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FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills Amidst Ebola Crisis

Activist Post
By Brandon Turbeville

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In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along.

As part of the FEMA Pandemic Exercise Series: PANDEMIC ACCORD: 2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy , the Sifma.org website states that,

The Federal Executive Boards in New York City and Northern New Jersey in partnership with FEMA Region II, The Department of Health and Human Services Region II, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Clearing House Association are sponsoring a two year series of pandemic influenza continuity exercises – tabletop exercise 2013 (complete), full scale exercise 2014 – to increase readiness for a pandemic event amongst Federal Executive Departments and Agencies, US Court, State, tribal, local jurisdictional and private sector continuity.

The exercise, having been underway since 2013 is scheduled to continue to December 4th 2014. The exercise will involve eight scheduled events and/or webinars which will discuss questions surrounding continuity of operations for essential services, transportation impacts, disruption in communications and internet connectivity, disruptions to power sources and other related possible damages to the normal function of societal life. The exercises also deal with the aftermath of the pandemic including “coping with the deaths of multiple coworkers/loved ones,” “replacing staff,” and “replacing personal protective equipment for a potential next wave.”

The fictional pandemic is designed as an influenza virus spreading from person to person worldwide. Sifma describes the setting for this exercise by peppering in statistics regarding the 1918 “Spanish Flu” and projected damage done to the U.S. population as well as the U.S. economy.

The stated objectives of the exercise are “to mitigate vulnerabilities during a pandemic influenza outbreak; to identify gaps or weaknesses in pandemic planning or in organization pandemic influenza continuity plans, policies, and procedures; and encourage private and public organizations to jointly plan for, and test, their pandemic influenza plans.”

The Sifma website provides an overall summary of the exercise as well as links to webinar presentations which can be viewed for free.

Regardless of the origins of the Ebola crisis, whether it be conspiracy or gross incompetence, there are a number of aspects to the entire situation which simply do not add up. While one would not argue that preparedness on the part of the federal government regarding a possible pandemic is a bad thing, its behavior thus far has exuded anything but preparedness. Considering America’s sordid history with national emergency exercises, the ongoing FEMA pandemic exercise cannot help but raise red flags.

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Deconstructing the Ebola Agenda

The Daily Sheeple
by Zen Gardner

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It looks like we’re going to be saddled with this ebola roll-out for a while. It seems to be working according to plan as the public jumps on the fear bandwagon and all kinds of media reports are taken at face value regarding what’s going on. A very easy environment to manipulate public sentiment, emotions and responses which is their favorite milieu.

The old problem – reaction – solution game.

I don’t like dwelling on this subject but it is front and center now and we are still in the process of deconstructing it all which is important to do. True knowledge is empowering, especially in the face of a matrix of deceit that’s trying to tighten its web of control to new levels right now.

When we see things for what they are they no longer have any power over us, as long as we stay out of the many traps they lay for us in our daily activities.

A lot of good information is coming out of the alternative media, but even that needs processing and careful evaluation in light of the hype being thrown at us. We need to see what resonates and let it steep for a while as new information surfaces. Most of all, if it engenders even more fear it’s not a place to go. True helpful information is empowering, although often challenging to our previous ideas or subconscious paradigms. And that’s good. Just let things sink in and put them in the “holding tank” to either stay around for further evaluation or to eventually get flushed out as either false, detrimental or superfluous information.

Most of all, beware the spirit of the information. Fear, and especially panic as it appears is starting to appear, should be kept out of our minds and hearts. Nothing good can come of them no matter how fascinating the projection may appear to be – much like their ghoulish zombie meme carefully embedded in society. Nor is this a time to take any of this flippantly as the war is on for our minds and we must be vigilant.

Latest from the Globalist WHO’s Scare Machine

As an example and to try to keep this metastasizing situation in perspective and where they want to take it, here’s something from today’s news:

LONDON (AP) — West Africa could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also confirming the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.

WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had estimated the Ebola mortality rate was at around 50 percent.

Aylward said the new rate confirmed it was “a high mortality disease,” and that the U.N. health agency was still focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible.

He told reporters that if the world’s response to the Ebola crisis isn’t stepped up within 60 days, “a lot more people will die” and that health workers will be stretched even further dealing with the spiraling numbers of cases. (Source)

Note that regarding any information coming out about any of this, nothing is substantiated or verifiable, nothing is documented. We’re forced to take their word for it as mainstream propaganda gains a tighter and tighter grip on information. In fact, CNN and others have been caught staging ebola deaths to drive this issue forward. Not surprising, just as they’ve done with reports of “atrocities” in the staged terror war.

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Overview – The Apparent Program At Work

Overall, we know there are plans to lower the world’s population levels. A lot of macabre scenarios and images have been around a long time, from FEMA camps, guillotine purchases, weird trains for shackled passengers, huge amounts of stored plastic coffins and massive mass burial graves being constructed.

Meanwhile people are well aware of many other programs regarding the deliberate poisoning of humanity.  Many of these such as the debilitating electromagnetic radiation war on humanity are sidelined in people’s consciousness but they are just as potent as this ebola scare. They are all designed to wear down and weaken the human condition. Again, very dark but important information. The endgame is what we come to realize and it’s certainly not for humanity’s benefit. That realization is the one those we call asleep refuse to recognize. They can see corrupt government and corporate greed in most cases, but as far as connecting the dots to the rest of the programs and the overall plan, they think that is more than they can bear.

Well, it’s just the opposite. Refusing to see the light of truth will lead them to a quick and desperate demise.

The Multi-Benefit Plan

As always, there are several parallel benefits for the power elite with these types of engineered false flag scenarios. Already the US has sent more of their infamous “boots on the ground” to do who knows what there in Africa. It just so happens these resource rich nations would provide some wonderful bounty for the corporate and bankster outlaws. Meanwhile, the entire continent of Africa has been a gem imperialists have wanted full domination over for a long time, so what better way than to decimate their populations via engineered malnutrition, massive vaccine programs and rampant disease introduction as well as fomented civil wars…and then send in the “solution” – more US and NATO decimation.

Same old bag of dirty tricks.

Similarly, reducing the US to a military controlled impoverished third world status has been their intention all along. Ebola is simply another step in this progression. They’ve obviously been planning feverishly for some major disaster scenario for a long time. We’ve been watching these programs converge and a medical emergency is a diabolically clever route. After all, who’s going to confront an epidemic or medical teams with guns?

Behold the castration of the American people. Will they see it coming?

“But that’s not all.” The neocons are feverishly predicting a nuclear strike on US territory in order to keep the terrorism meme in full play at the same time. Talk about a squeezed population. When anything goes, anything goes. And these psychotic social engineers will be sure it does.

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Their Relentless War on the Human Immune System

Amongst the many assaults on humanity is the vaccine program. Like chemtrails, vaccines are a delivery system. Once desperate people are accustomed to taking intravenously something to supposedly help and protect them, and will then voluntarily, cooperatively and even eagerly line up to get their injections, you have the perfect system in place.

Already bombarded with drugs and adulterated foods, air and water the duck is sitting awaiting its demise.

Now all you need is the motivation. Hence, long eradicated diseases have been resurrected and others genetically modified into new, more virulent strains. They really haven’t worked that well, as SARS and Swine flu and a few others had way less cases than the normal seasonal flu, statistics of which have been buried in media hype.

It seems the human immune system is pretty damn good at resisting invasion by enemy viruses just fine.

So that’s why they’re are at war with our resilient immune systems. Like our unquenchable spirit and eternal consciousness, the amazing human body is incredibly adaptive and self healing if we just feed it healthy and living foods and take reasonable care of it. So what do they do? Attack our immune system, with anything and everything they can to weaken it. Heavily adulterated and genetically modified food, fluoridated water and chemtrailed air, and the most direct attack of all, vaccines laden with mercury and other toxins and most of all adjuvants – agents to deliberately overtax and weaken the immune system, along with the viruses they’re embedding into these vaccines. Diabolical, but a reality.

There’s one more thing that’s being woefully forgotten about in this overall picture. Radiation, the ultimate assault on anything living. We’ll get to that in a minute as it’s a crucial piece of the puzzle.

Where Does Ebola Come In?

Ebola supposedly “evolved” in Africa beginning in the 70’s, with small outbreaks each decade since, but with lots of media hype and imagery about how devastating and horrific it was. It’s very similar to another known disease there called Marburg’s disease so Ebola may have been their first attempt at altering it. We do know mad scientists in biolabs have been tinkering with and creating bioweapons, on the pretext of producing “protection” against bioweapons, for a long, long time. They just can’t resist anything that can be weaponized, especially if all you have to do is introduce it into a population and it does all the rest on its own.

Pretty efficient and cost effective and very easy to cover any involvement via plausible deniability. Such is the way of the evil sorcerers.

Other so-called pandemics, the definition of which was altered to be much broader by the complicit WHO, have not taken off but served their purpose of creating warm up scenarios and getting the public used to the idea, as well as load them up with as many vaccines as possible. This is how to break down the immune system which comes in real handy when this next round of viral warfare gets introduced. As John Rappoport points out, like AIDS, Ebola could very well be a catch name for a variety of symptoms caused by just about anything.

Makes total sense to me. The ultimate scare and control umbrella.

With the fear tactics being stepping up and the lying propaganda in full swing people are going to think even the most common ailments could be ebola now, and either go into a depression and hide, or flee to the nearest clinic where their chances of getting sick increase 100 fold – especially if they take a vaccine. What’s worse is newly empowered authorities can suspect or claim anything they want as ebola now that that heavily loaded word has been programmed into everyone’s head.

The following clip is a pretty good rundown of the vaccine agenda, a very important aspect to be very familiar with as this program rolls out. Take particular note of the rabies connection, which according to the physician in the video is nearing epidemic proportions, though unreported in the corporate media.

The X-Factor the Public Will Never Hear About – Radiation Sickness

It’s stunning the similarities between the symptoms of ebola and radiation sickness. Americans especially have been continually bombarded with toxic radiation from Fukushima for over 3 and a half years now. Radiation poisoning symptoms take time to appear. We’ve talked about this several times, as it’s one of those ticking time bombs we’re all monitoring. It’s the same with chemtrail and GMO poisoning and their long term effects and not a pleasant subject to ponder, but we can’t hide our heads in the sand.

This is now.

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What most people don’t realize is that the effects of radiation poisoning are many, and cancer is only one of a long list of symptoms and causes of death, including a host of seemingly unrelated issues like heart attacks and diabetes which are escalating wildly. What’s most remarkable is that the supposed symptoms of ebola and the known symptoms of radiation sickness are almost identical.

These include, for both:

Fever
Headache
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
CNS Impairment
Stomach Pain
Bleeding
Bruising
Muscle Pain
Hair Loss

Is there a connection? At the least, if this program keeps rolling out and more and more are showing radiation sickness symptoms it will all get put under the heavy constraints of the ebola control program, which is metastasizing into a form of medical martial law. Ebola may even partially be a plan to mask as well as utilize this reality using their new catch all bug paradigm.

But this whole radiation aspect is something to be aware of. It’s upon us front and center as much as anything coming at us.

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Claim Your Immunity

I find it inspiring that the wonderful immune system is so resilient and that they’re having such a hard time putting out our flame of resistance. It’s so representative of their war on our consciousness which they can never win. There may be serious casualties in the months and years to come if this keeps rolling out but they can’t quench our eternal spirit no matter what. If we graduate from here we just move on to the next level and on with the show we go!

Fear is one of the biggest weapons against the immune system, as well as for our spiritual immune system. Stay clear of it. Fear of death is the ultimate fear for many and that really needs to go. There’s no place for it. It doesn’t even make logical sense never mind any spiritual sense. It’s perhaps the biggest underlying fear porn program of all, fostered by everything the social engineers can come up with. It’s time to shake it.

And whatever you do, do not get vaccinated for anything nor let those you know and love do so either. That may take getting off the grid in some cases, but steer clear of possible checkpoints, especially when they start to make vaccinations mandatory.

Above all, live above it all. Keep raising your voice exposing these lies and continue to bolster the courage and awareness of those around you, but stay above it.

Kick your empowering activities into high gear and keep on the offensive. And stay happy. It’s the best medicine and great for both types of immune systems! There’s plenty to be absolutely ecstatic about. The stars still shine through the chemtrail haze and the sun still basks our gorgeous living planet in warmth and positive energy.

Identify what’s going on for what it is but don’t stare at the illusory cage they’re trying to erect, that’s what they want us to do.

Keep your vibration high and keep the laughter flowing. Oh how that infuriates these dark types when we laugh at them, and oh how it keeps us smoothly sailing above it all!

Enjoy the ride like the youthful storm surfer you are!

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Shutdown: A Single Ebola Patient Has Overwhelmed The System: Dallas Hospital Forced To Close Emergency Room

SHTFplan
by Mac Slavo

emergency-room-waiting-area(Pictured: Emergency room waiting area under regular conditions. How will hospitals manage and isolate the influx of patients that would storm hospitals in the middle of an Ebola outbreak?)

Despite numerous procedural missteps over the course of the last several weeks, the Centers for Disease control want the American public to believe they have everything under control.

But with a second case now being confirmed in Dallas, one can’t help but consider that these so-called ‘protocols’ set forth by the CDC are either inadequate, or they are being wholly mismanaged.

Where were the Hazmat suits for the police officers and clean-up crew that were first to arrive at Duncan’s Ebola-stricken apartment? Or what about the ambulance that carried numerous patients and personnel for 48 hours after Duncan was dropped off at the hospital before anyone realized it needed to be isolated? Or how about the quarantine procedures, which left Duncan’s extended relatives in an apartment with no established procedure for  supplying the detainees with food? And why were others who were living in apartments adjacent to these, who had close proximity to  Duncan’s ventilation systems, not moved?  Moreover, why did the Obama administration wait almost two weeks before suggesting that we should be screening passengers arriving in the United States from flights originating in Africa?

These are just a handful of the inconsistencies which suggest, among other things, that the CDC was caught completely off guard and unprepared.

But if that’s not enough to convince you that we have a serious problem with emergency response protocols for pandemics and outbreaks, then perhaps the fact that a single Ebola patient in Dallas overwhelmed the system to such an extent that Texas Presbyterian had to shut down their emergency room to new patients.

The CDC now is recommending that the Dallas hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian, keep the number of workers treating possible Ebola patients to an “absolute minimum,” Frieden said. The agency also wants the hospital to provide a full-time infection control officer to ensure that safety measures are followed with Ebola patients.

Varga did not identify the worker and said her family has “requested total privacy.”

The hospital announced Sunday that its emergency department had stopped until further notice accepting patients brought by ambulance “because of limitations in staffed capacity,” a step known as “diversion.”

“While we are on diversion we are also using this time to further expand the margin of safety by triple-checking our full compliance with updated CDC guidelines,” the hospital said. “We are also continuing to monitor all staff who had some relation to Mr. Duncan’s care even if they are not assumed to be at significant risk of infection.”

The infected woman sought care immediately after her symptoms developed and was placed in isolation at the hospital, Frieden said. (News Observer)

That’s right. The hospital literally closed its doors to new patients.

Consider for a moment what something like this might look like if  several cases popped up throughout a major metro area simultaneously. Would all of the hospitals to which those infected with Ebola were taken then shut their doors to new patients?

What this means for you is very simple and it’s something that members of the preparedness community have been warning about since before Ebola was even on the CDC’s domestic radar.

If this virus (or any other contagion) spreads like it did in Africa, our entire health care system will be paralyzed.

This means that whether a person needs medical attention for a viral infection or a broken arm, they will have nowhere to go for help.

Of course, CDC director Thomas Frieden would disagree. Ebola, as he so adamantly stated back in July, is simply not in the cards for America.

We are sure that the medical professionals at the CDC and other government agencies are the cream of the crop. It’s not that they are incapable of doing their jobs. The problem lies at the top of the decision-making hierarchy and one government emergency manager claims that these officials are are not only violating all containment and response protocols, but they are doing so on purpose.

Whether their reasons for this are politically motivated – like causing a panic so they can run GOP-blame commercials – or something even more sinister, they are playing a very dangerous game with the lives of 300 million Americans. Alarmingly, the CDC’s director admitted today that they’ve completely dropped the ball, despite every assurance that they were ready for Ebola. “We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control,” Frieden said at a press conference.

This ‘rethinking’ should include real, actionable preventative measures that can be taken by the American public, something the CDC has failed to provide thus far in any serious capacity. Given the (mis)handling of Ebola in the United States thus far, it’s probably about time each individual and family take it upon themselves to establish a pandemic preparedness plan and protocols to deal with this crisis if it continues to spread.

Or, you can just sit back and relax knowing that President Obama has you and your family’s interests at heart while he’s taking a swing on the Back Nine for the 200th time in his Presidency.

SHTFplan

Dallas Nurse Caught Ebola Because CDC Protocols Are Inadequate

Washington’s Blog

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Building Safer Protocols Isn’t Rocket Science … It’s Just Common Sense

A nurse in Dallas has caught Ebola even though she was wearing full protective gear.

The Centers for Disease Control says she must have broken protocol, or else she couldn’t have caught it.  Maybe she did … or maybe CDC assumptions are overly-optimistic.

But the whole point of protocols for dealing with life-and-death situations is to have backup systems, redundancy and a margin of error in case something goes wrong.

In other words, if a mistake could be fatal, you don’t just hope that there’s no human error or natural accident.  You build safety systems in so that – if something goes wrong – no one dies.

Safe Removal of Protective Suits

CDC head Frieden said today that removal of protective clothing is one of the easiest ways to get exposed to Ebola, if done incorrectly.

He also said that it is “not easy to do right.”

Yes …and the protocol should reflect those facts.

Specifically, the CDC protocol should require:

(1) Spraying of bleach or other disinfectant or uv light on the healhcare worker’s protective clothing before it is removed

(2) A buddy system, where an infectious disease specialist helps the healthcare worker take off their protective clothing without exposing themselves in the process

Respirators

Even the CDC now admits that Ebola can be spread if a carrier coughs or sneezes into the face of a healthcare worker.

And numerous scientists say that Ebola can be spread via aerosols created by vomit or the flushing of a toilet.

As such, CDC protocols must require frontline healthcare workers treating Ebola patients to wear respirators.

Phone Screening

Doctors should not have to guess whether patients have just come from Ebola hotzone countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

Receptionists at doctor’s offices and hospitals around the country must ask the patient on the phone – before they come in – whether they’ve recently traveled there.

If the answer is yes, extra caution should be used to examine the patient … or they should be sent to specialist facilities which know how to spot and handle potential Ebola patients.

Washington’s Blog

They Have Been Lying To You About How Easily Ebola Spreads

The American Dream
by Michael Snyder

Ebola Virus Spreading - Public DomainHow did a health worker in Dallas wearing full protective gear catch Ebola if the virus “does not spread easily”?  Just last week, Barack Obama declared to the public that you cannot get Ebola “sitting next to someone on a bus”, and yet a nurse in protective gear that was taking extreme precautions to avoid being exposed to the disease has just caught it.  The head of the CDC says that there must have been a “breach in protocol” somewhere, because of course the CDC guidelines regarding the transmission of this virus could never be wrong.  Even with everything that has happened, our public officials are still insisting that Ebola is “difficult to catch”.  But could it be possible that they are wrong?  More than 200 health workers over in Africa that were treating Ebola patients in full protective gear have ended up contracting Ebola themselves.  More than 100 of them have died.  We were told that would never happen in the United States because we are so much more advanced than they are over in Africa.  But now it has happened.  Our very first Ebola case passed the virus to a health worker that was treating him.  If Ebola can be transmitted to health workers this easily, what chance is the general public going to have during a full-blown Ebola pandemic?

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 one a bus. You cannot get it from another person until they start showing symptoms of the disease, like fever.

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.”

The mainstream media is saying the same thing.

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 health workers wearing protective suits getting the disease?

Perhaps our public officials and the mainstream media should be honest and admit that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know.

Just recently, the Los Angeles Times ran a story that included testimony from top Ebola experts essentially admitting as much…

Dr. C.J. Peters, who battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia and who later led the CDC’s most far-reaching study of Ebola’s transmissibility in humans, said he would not rule out the possibility that it spreads through the air in tight quarters.

“We just don’t have the data to exclude it,” said Peters, who continues to research viral diseases at the University of Texas in Galveston.

Dr. Philip K. Russell, a virologist who oversaw Ebola research while heading the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Development Command, and who later led the government’s massive stockpiling of smallpox vaccine after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, also said much was still to be learned. “Being dogmatic is, I think, ill-advised, because there are too many unknowns here.

And it has been demonstrated in a laboratory setting that Ebola can spread through the air from one animal to another.  Just check out the following excerpt from a news story about a study that was conducted back in 2012 that I included in a previous article

When news broke that the Ebola virus had resurfaced in Uganda, investigators in Canada were making headlines of their own with research indicating the deadly virus may spread between species, through the air.

The team, comprised of researchers from the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, the University of Manitoba, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, observed transmission of Ebola from pigs to monkeys. They first inoculated a number of piglets with the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus. Ebola-Zaire is the deadliest strain, with mortality rates up to 90 percent. The piglets were then placed in a room with four cynomolgus macaques, a species of monkey commonly used in laboratories. The animals were separated by wire cages to prevent direct contact between the species.

Within a few days, the inoculated piglets showed clinical signs of infection indicative of Ebola infection. In pigs, Ebola generally causes respiratory illness and increased temperature. Nine days after infection, all piglets appeared to have recovered from the disease.

Within eight days of exposure, two of the four monkeys showed signs of Ebola infection. Four days later, the remaining two monkeys were sick too. It is possible that the first two monkeys infected the other two, but transmission between non-human primates has never before been observed in a lab setting.

So when they tell you that they know exactly how Ebola spreads they are lying to you.

And the “protective gear” that they are giving to our medical personnel is completely inadequate to prevent the spread of Ebola.

If something is not done quickly, the nurse in Dallas and the Spanish nurse that recently contracted the disease will just be the first in a long string of health workers that get the virus in the western world.

Ebola is a biosafety-level 4 (BSL-4) pathogen.

To prevent the spread of the disease, health workers need to be wearing BSL-4 equipment.

But that equipment is very, very expensive, and so our health officials have been cutting corners.

And as WND recently reported, there is only one BSL-4 care facility in the entire country available to the general public…

Have you wondered why Ebola patients are being sent to Omaha, Nebraska?

It’s because one physician, Dr. Philip Smith, had the foresight to set up the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit after the Sept. 11 attacks as a bulwark against bioterrorism. Empty for more than a decade, used only for drills, it was called “Maurer’s Folly,” for Harold Maurer, former chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The unit has a special air handling system to keep germs from escaping from patient rooms, and a steam sterilizer for scrubs and equipment.

It could handle at most 10 patients at a time, but one or two would be more comfortable, owing to the large volume of infectious waste.

It is the largest of only four such units in the U.S., and the only one designated for the general public.

So what are we going to do if dozens or hundreds or thousands of Ebola patients start popping up around the country?

At this point, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is already admitting that “there may be other cases, and I think we have to recognize that as a nation“.

The truth is that we could potentially be facing the greatest health crisis that any of us have ever seen, and our health officials do not have a handle on it.

In fact, the Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola Virus Disease recently stated that “it will be impossible to get this disease quickly under control, and the world will have to live with the Ebola virus forever.

Let us pray that this crisis fizzles out somehow, because we are rapidly approaching a tipping point.

If Ebola starts spreading widely inside the U.S., the authorities are going to be powerless to stop it.

The key is to nip this outbreak in the bud.  One of the first things that Barack Obama should have done is to ban air travel for all non-essential personnel between the United States and the outbreak zones.  But he has simply refused to do that.  This borders on criminal negligence, and hopefully his foolishness will not result in countless numbers of American deaths.

Meanwhile, it is being reported that there is another possible case of Ebola in the Boston area

Harvard Vanguard Medical Center in Braintree was evacuated on Sunday afternoon as a man with Ebola-like symptoms was isolated outside the clinic.

The clinic confirmed in a statement Sunday afternoon that a patient who had recently traveled to Liberia arrived at Harvard Vanguard complaining of a headache and muscle aches.

“Out of an abundance of caution we immediately notified authorities and the patient was securely removed from the building and put into an ambulance now headed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,” Harvard Vanguard Chief of Infectious Disease Ben Kruskal said.

Hopefully that will turn out to be a false alarm.

There have also been reports of potential cases in Canada, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Greece and France over the past few days.  But as I write this, none of those potential cases has been publicly confirmed.

But what we do know is that Ebola continues to spread at an exponential rate in Africa.  If it continues to do so, it is inevitable that travelers will bring it to other areas of the globe as well.

So what comes next?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

The American Dream

Ebola Protective Gear Inadequate? Medical Staff In USA And Spain Infected While Wearing Isolation Gear

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by Mike Adams

Ebola is now spreading in a hospital in Dallas as a health care worker there was confirmed to have contracted Ebola from “patient zero” Thomas Duncan.

The alarming part of this development is that the health worker was wearing CDC-recommended protective gear and was working in precisely the kind of advanced, first-world hospital where we have all been assured Ebola could never spread.

Now, people everywhere are questioning the adequacy of the protective medical gear being worn by health care workers, because clearly that gear is still allowing infections to get through.

Here at Natural News, we’ve been loudly warning the world that the CDC’s unwillingness to tell the truth about indirect Ebola transmission would put people’s lives at risk, and now sadly that day has arrived. What’s clear is that health care workers are not being given adequate safety gear to deal with a level-4 biohazard virus.

Take a look at the gear

Here’s a picture of health care workers in Spain, where a nurse recently contracted Ebola from an infected patient:

From this photo, you can see that this gear is wholly inadequate. These are Tyvek suits with hoods, but there are no goggles or respirators shown in this picture. The female on the left appears to be wearing sunglasses and an N95 mask, neither of which offer the kind of protection demanded during direct contact with an Ebola patient. The man with the Tyvek suit is reaching under his hood, potentially contaminating the inner side of the hood with Ebola on his latex gloves. Perhaps that aren’t yet “geared up” and still plan to put on goggles, but it appears that the man is exiting the hospital, implying he was already in there.

For these suits to be protective at all, they would need to be coupled with full-face respirators, and all contact points where the respirator meets the Tyvek body suit would need to be sealed with tape.

Furthermore, the wrist sleeves of the body suits should also be sealed to the latex gloves with tape. Even then, these are not positive pressure suits, so Ebola could easily penetrate these suits.

Goggles just don’t cut it

The next photo, courtesy of Breitbart News, shows the medical gear being widely used throughout West Africa today:

This is a layered suit with goggles on top. The problem with all these goggles is that they must be vented goggles in order to eliminate fog. Ebola can obviously travel right through the vents via aerosols or airborne droplets of body fluid. (Ebola is extremely infectious to eyeballs.)

The second problem here is that the goggles aren’t really sealed to the suit in any significant way. They simply rest on top of the face mask and head hood, leaving tiny gaps through which aerosolized Ebola can easily travel.

Thirdly, the act of removing all this protective gear can cause a person to be infected. If Ebola is on the gear, then removing the gear can cause a person to transfer that Ebola to their own hands. From there, it can easily end up in their eyes, nose or mouth, where the infection is now established.

This happens because Ebola can be transmitted INDIRECTLY from patients to contaminated surfaces and then to a new victim. This indirect transmission of Ebola is something the CDC continues to ridiculously claim is impossible. For this reason, many health care workers are operating under the false assumption that they cannot acquire Ebola by touching contaminated isolation gear.

And when health care workers do find themselves infected while wearing CDC-approved medical gear, they get blamed by the CDC as if the infection were their own fault.

Here’s what a level-4 biohazard suit really looks like

A level-4 biohazard suit provides complete isolation from the surrounding environment. These are “positive pressure” suits requiring a constant stream of air from an attached air hose. Here’s what they look like:

As you can see from this photo, each of these suits is inflated by an attached air hose. The rushing air is extremely loud to the people inside the suits, making verbal communication very difficult.

When researching Ebola, U.S. Army virologists strip down to be completely nude before donning these suits. Their hands are the most vulnerable points of possible infection, so they layer up with 3 layers of protective gloves.

No scalpels are allowed in level-4 biohazard rooms due to the risk of accidents resulting in cuts. Needles are used sparingly and with extreme caution. One jab with a needle in a level-4 room and you can be fatally infected.

In the U.S. Army, workers wearing these suits are decontaminated upon leaving the lab rooms, and if they are suspected of having lost suit integrity at any time, they are put into the “slammer” — an isolation tank where they have to live for 30 days, completely cut off from the outside world. Scientists who are thrown in the slammer are not even allowed to have scissors to trim facial hair out of fear that they will commit suicide from the insanity of the isolation.

This is all documented and explained in great detail in the horrifying non-fiction book “Hot Zone” by Richard Preston.

Inadequate gear puts all our lives at risk

As I have repeatedly warned here at Natural News, the CDC’s lies about Ebola spreading only via “direct contact” are a danger to us all. Bad information leads to bad decisions about medical gear, and those bad decisions are now leading directly to more infections.

How many more medical staff in the Dallas hospital will soon be diagnosed with Ebola? Nobody knows, and at the same time nobody believes that wearing “CDC-approved medical gear” is sufficient to halt infections.

If the CDC doesn’t come clean and admit that Ebola can be spread via INDIRECT contact, we will surely see more infections in U.S. hospitals. Keep in mind that barely two weeks ago, we were all assured by the CDC that there would be no Ebola outbreaks in America because we have the best hospitals in the world.

Also, remember that all this has happened from just one Ebola patient. What will happen when ten Ebola patients arrive from Central or South America in the near future? How about a hundred Ebola patients? If the U.S. health care system and government authorities can’t even contain a single Ebola infection, how exactly are they going to contain dozens or hundreds that may arrive in the future?

Sources for this story include:
[1] http://www.naturalnews.com/047226_Ebola_outb…

[2] http://www.naturalnews.com/047206_Ebola_outb…

[3] http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/0…

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