Skip to comments.Ebola: Expert gives Congress apocalypse warnings
Posted on 08/12/2014 8:10:41 AM PDT by djf
Last Thursday an emergency hearing in Washington, Ken Issacs, the vice president of Program and Government Relations for Samaritans Purse, painted a desperate picture of the situation in West Africa, saying:
We believe that these numbers represent just 25 to 50 percent of what is happening,
We have to fight it now here or were going to have to fight it somewhere else.
In the days since the two American workers have returned to America, Samaritans Purse has heard widespread concern about their reintegration.
People are afraid to get around themhusbands, wives, no one knows if its safe, he said.
We are doing everything we can to give them a safe place to be, but imagine how difficult it is for American citizensand all citizensto suffer from this,
Some from the communities where the two Americans came from reportedly have expressed concern about them infecting other residents.
This is a nasty, bloody disease; I could give you descriptions of people dying that you cannot even believe.
There is only one airplane in the world with one chamber to carry a Level 4 pathogenic victim. Oneand its in the U.S, said Isaacs. There is no other aircraft in the world. Isaacs says that unless the Department of Defense is secretly in possession of another aircraft, then the U.S. will not have the power to evacuate more than one American relief worker at a time, should they get infected.
If the U.S. is going to expect CDC people [to be in these nations], there has to be assurance that we can care for them when they are sick. The disease could spread to other countries.
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Can it go dormant and then pop up...even if you have lived through it the first time? In other words, can you become a carrier?
When SARS broke out in China, all non-essential travel was banned. Maybe we are at that stage.
Not to worry. 0bama will bring them here and put them on 0bamacare so we will have to pay for it.
A link to this thread has been posted on the Ebola Surveillance Thread
That’s what I have been wondering... if there can be an “Ebola Sam” or whatever like there was a Typhoid Mary...
Wasn’t there a toddler who first transported the disease, I remember reading something in a article about that???
If you recover, you continue shedding active virus for up to 12 weeks.
Why we are allowing ANYONE with this disease to enter the US is beyond me. We know relatively little about this disease and there is a distinct possibility for the disease to mutate to more contagious forms. I expect that by the end of this year we will be seeing a resurgence of other contagious diseases like TB and polio and God forbid Ebola in the US as a direct result of our open borders.
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
Given so far that one person infects 1.86 other people, then:
By March of 2015, a year after the outbreak started 178,590 people will have been infected and 107,154 people will be dead
By March 2016, two years after the outbreak started 306,204,545 people will have been infected and 183,722,727 people will be dead.
As more people become infected the numbers rise dramatically. Two years from now, August 2016 the figures are staggering:
6,816,734,096 infected and 4,090,040,457 dead
Yes, that's 4 billion people. Since some Leftwing Elitists have professed that a huge reduction of human beings would be good for the planet, let us pray that everyone of them die first.
Well, to start, I would recommend 3 things:
I find it very very interesting that what they think might be a vector is a fruit bat. Fruit bats are one of the few species on Earth that DO NOT make their own Vitamin C.
Humans and the great apes being another.
Unfortunately those in charge of administering our government have over the last 100 years so lied cheated and generally misbehaved that one cannot believe them whenever they speak. Therefore, the politicians will deal with Ebola by lies and concealment. I can only hope that our foul politicians and their families catch the disease as well as the rest of us!
Their families probably have bottles of the Toyama compound, favipiravir, in their medicine cabinets.
The rest of us will be fighting ‘medical ethics boards’ for the scant doses of ZMapp that may or may not work.
This is the fear that I have: Obama will start bringing African Ebola patients to this country as a "humanitarian gesture" so they can receive the level of treatment that is unavailable in their own country. Anyone who objects will be demonized as insensitive, uncaring, and of course, racist.
And you know that how? They don’t even know how the damn thing works which is why we have no cure.
Years ago, we were on a similar thread about a Marburg outbreak in Africa (also a filovirus), and determined that mines, rain, bushmeat, and caves all seemed to be associated with the outbreaks. Because the outbreaks came and went over a fairly large region, a migratory host was suspect.
Furthermore, the outbreaks always seemed to originate in rural areas.
Fruit bats in the region are migratory.
Primates could contract the virus from eating contaminated fruit (bat guano, partially eaten by the bats) or contact with guano while foraging.
Both bats and primates are eaten by humans (as is fruit), the former as a delicacy, the latter as "bushmeat". Preparation of the carcass for cooking would expose the preparer to the virus--any nicks or cuts or lapse in hygiene would virtually guarantee infection. So the hunter or the cook could have equal opportunities for infection.
Caves and mines are prime hangouts (no pun intended) for bats, especially when it is raining.
Mines have ample opportunity for scrapes and small injuries which break the skin: introduction of guano to such a wound would result in infection if the bat is a carrier.
The bats are known to carry the virus, but do not die from it.
Because of their migratory nature, opportunities for exposure would be limited in duration, but would occur sporadically over a relatively large area--which made the host species even more puzzling at first--but fits with a migratory host.
That pretty much wraps up the basic logic.
Both Ebola and Marburg are filoviruses.
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