SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Oct 16 06:41

Dallas Commissioners Will Declare State Of Disaster Over Ebola

While the message from the President is 'keep calm and avoid bodily fluids', it appears the commissioners in Dallas are slightly more concerned at the potential for Ebola to escalate:

*DALLAS COMMISSIONERS TO DECLARE LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER TOMORROW: NBC-TV
*DALLAS COUNTY CONSIDERS DECLARING STATE OF DISASTER FROM EBOLA
*DALLAS DISASTER DECLARATION WOULD ACTIVATE EMERGENCY PLAN

Oct 16 06:24

Scientists find vitamin D is crucial in human immune response to tuberculosis

Vitamin D — a natural hormone, rather than a vitamin — is known to be instrumental in bone development but also may protect against cancer and autoimmune diseases and fight infections.

In a study published online Oct. 12 in the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers examined the mechanisms that govern the immune system's ability to kill or inhibit the growth of pathogens such as Myobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

The team found that T cells, which are white blood cells that play a central role in immunity, release a protein called interferon-g that triggers communication between cells and directs infected immune cells to attack the invading tuberculosis bacteria. However, this activation requires sufficient levels of vitamin D to be effective.

Oct 16 06:20

Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

Of the many strands that, woven together, make up one of the world’s greatest rivers, the Congo, there is one which enters the river’s main waters as the great river arches to its most northern latitude. Starting from the southeast regions of what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it first stretches almost due north, its main artery referred to as the Lualaba. A ways beyond Kisangani and Bumba, the main branch, fed by hundreds of tributaries, lurches almost due west, making a gentle west-north-west arch until, past the rapids just after Kinshasa, it tumbles dramatically to the ocean past Goma.

Oct 16 06:19

Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim

Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital authorities resisted isolating him.

In addition, they said, the nurses tending him had flimsy protective gear and no proper training from hospital administrators in handling such a patient.

The allegations, made under unusual circumstances, provided the first detailed portrait of Thomas Eric Duncan's second trip to the emergency room, where he arrived by ambulance days after doctors had sent him home with a fever, a headache, abdominal pain and a prescription for antibiotics.

Oct 16 06:19

Vitamin D 'triggers and arms' the immune system

The so-called sunshine vitamin, which can be obtained from food or manufactured by human skin exposed to the sun, plays a key role in boosting the immune system, researchers believe.

In particular it triggers and arms the body's T cells, the cells in the body that seek out and destroy any invading bacteria and viruses.

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defences and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system – T cells – will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body.

Oct 16 06:18

US Embassies in Ebola-Stricken Countries Are Still Processing Visas for Non-US Citizens

Despite the outbreak of Ebola, it is still possible to get a visa from the three West African countries at the heart of the outbreak, and a key congressman is demanding to know why.

Oct 16 06:14

Two Republicans Call on CDC Chief to Resign Amid Ebola Spread

Two Republican U.S. lawmakers called for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas R. Frieden’s resignation, saying he mishandled the cases of two health-care workers in Texas who contracted Ebola.

Representative Pete Sessions of Texas, a member of the House Republican leadership, told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that Frieden had failed to prevent the spread of the virus to two health workers who cared for a man who died of the disease in Dallas. Representative Tom Marino of Pennsylvania also called for Frieden to quit, saying that the “Ebola situation is beginning to spiral beyond control.”

Sessions, whose district is home to the hospital where the Ebola patients were treated, and Marino commented after the agency said today that the second Texas health worker who tested positive for Ebola flew from Dallas to Cleveland and back before reporting she had symptoms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is about as helpful as firing the Captains of the Titanic and the Hindenburg!

Oct 16 06:13

World Health Organization Forced to Admit that Ebola Might Be Spread to Healthcare Workers through Coughing and Sneezing

That’s why all frontline healthcare workers should wear respirators … just like CDC personnel.

Oct 16 06:11

The 20-Year-Old Ebola Treatment That Could Save Kent Brantly

“The rest of the team became concerned,” says Colebunders, and some of the medical professionals there who had suffered through and survived an earlier infection (“convalescent patients” in the literature) wanted to donate some of their blood to the nurse. “The Americans and Scientists from the States didnt believe it could work,” says Colebunders, but the Congolese doctors did it anyway. The same blood transfusion procedure was repeated for seven others who were ill, the final group of Ebola-stricken patients in the hospital.

The results were staggering: seven of the eight survived.

Oct 16 06:05

Disaster Declaration Planned for Ebola Fight

Dallas County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. to declare a disaster over "the potential for widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus."

The declaration could help officials impose new travel restrictions on health care workers who may have cared for the first Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan.

Oct 16 06:05

Some nurses from several local hospitals were on flight with Vinson

Some nurses from several local hospitals were on the Oct. 10 flight with Amber Vinson before she was diagnosed with Ebola.

Those hospitals include Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System and Aultman Hospital.

Oct 16 06:04

Ebola Could Mutate into an Airborne Virus; "Bar Entry from Affected Countries" Says Liberty GB

Lord Winston asserted: "I am slightly concerned about the possible risk of seeming a little complacent about saying that this is low-risk. We know that viruses mutate, for example, and we know that the Ebola virus can mutate."

He was echoing a similar concern expressed on US television by an expert on the Ebola virus, Purdue University virologist Dr. David Sanders, who has been studying this virus since 2003.

Oct 16 06:03

CDC Criticize Ebola Nurse Who Flew to Cleveland

“She should not have traveled on a commercial airline,” Frieden said during a press conference on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Frieden being a politician again. The nurse PHONED the CDC, described her condition, and was told by the CDC she was okay to fly back home to Dallas!

Oct 16 05:57

EARLY REPORT - Ebola has broken out in Guatemala, Central America

I have been informed from a private but totally reliable source in Guatemala that a male from the Congo is hospitalized with Ebola in the IGSS Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

I am told that the authorities are in a panic as they do NOT have any facility capable of handling Level 4 Bio-hazards.

There has been a news embargo of this story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report is not yet confirmed.

Oct 16 05:53

Emergency in Madrid airport over patient with Ebola symptoms on flight from Paris

An Air France plane carrying 183 passengers has been quarantined in Madrid’s Barajas Airport over a passenger showing Ebola-like symptoms. The airport has activated the emergency protocol, local media report.

Oct 16 05:51

Airborne spread of Ebola "strongly suspected" by Canadian health care workers

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever: Update for Clinicians and it's prior versions said that nosocomial transmission may occur "by aerosols." This information is consistent with the posted Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) "Ebola Virus Pathogen Safety Data Sheet," which says "...airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected"

In the statement, Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa's medical officer of health, emphasized that "Ebola virus disease spreads only through direct contact with infected bodily fluids." But the head of the Ontario Nurses Association said there is no consensus on whether or not Ebola can spread through the air. Linda Haslam-Stroud argued that someone could inhale tiny airborne particles if exposed to them long enough in an enclosed space.

"Aerosol transmission has not been ruled out and this is the fundamental disagreement that we're having right now with the government and we're working with the government to try to resolve," she said. "Ebola has a lot of unknowns to it."

Oct 16 05:43

Virus-transmitting 'yellow fever' mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County

A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday.

Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the usual duties of local government is politely termed "vector control" which means taking active steps to reduce the population of insects and animals known to carry diseases; aka the "vectors." This is a function of government that usually operates below the notice of the taxpayers and for that very reason is the first to feel the austerity budget axe. That certainly happened here in Hawaii and likely California and other states, and now the populations of disease-carrying insects and animals are on the rise!

Oct 16 05:39

Obama Says Ebola Virus Can Spread Globally if Not Supressed

The deadly Ebola virus will spread globally, if the current outbreak in Western Africa is not defeated, US President Barack Obama told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Magnificent grasp of the obvious, and only six months too late!

Oct 16 05:31

Second Ebola nurse was given green light to fly back to Dallas by CDC

On the same day President Obama vowed an aggressive response to Ebola, it was revealed feverish nurse Amber Vinson was told by the CDC she could fly back to Dallas because her 99.5 temperature was not at threshold and there were no symptoms.

Oct 16 05:28

Obama: CDC ‘SWAT’ Teams Will Combat Ebola

President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration will respond to new Ebola cases “in a much more aggressive way,” taking charge of the issue after a second Texas health care worker was diagnosed with the disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Behind the grandstanding lies a stark truth. The US Government is still playing catch-up with this problem, and in a race like this there is no second place, only dead last! That is not reassuring when dealing with a government whose first response to Hurricane Katrina was to send in armored tanks to New Orleans!

Oct 16 05:20

2nd nurse with Ebola called CDC before boarding flight

In the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew commercially as she was becoming ill with Ebola, one health official said "somebody dropped the ball."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Vinson called the agency several times before flying, saying that she had a fever with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. But because her fever wasn't 100.4 degrees or higher, she didn't officially fall into the group of "high risk" and was allowed to fly.

Officials in the U.S. have been trying to calm fears over the Ebola crisis, but time and again events have overtaken their assurances.

Oct 15 20:01

Shock W.H.O. report: Ebola has 42-day incubation period, not 21 days!

A jaw-dropping report released by the World Health Organization on October 14, 2014 reveals that 1 in 20 Ebola infections has an incubation period longer than the 21 days which has been repeatedly claimed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Oct 15 17:13

Four Sections of the San Andreas Fault are 'Locked' and Building Up Pressure

A new report from the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) has highlighted four sections of the San Andreas fault that are locked in place and building up pressure.

Fault creep describes the slight slips, and the release of small amounts of pressure that build up on fault lines. Without the creep that most faults exhibit, the pressure builds and builds until there is a major earthquake when the 'stuck' rocks suddenly move and the pressure is released.

Oct 15 16:20

The ""Ebola Plane" Made Five More Flights Before It Was Grounded

The news came out this morning that the second American nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane with 132 other passengers from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas. Amber Vinson had a low-grade fever when she boarded the plane, and was admitted to Texas Presbyterian Hospital just hours after disembarking.

The latest horror?

Not only were 132 people who flew with Vinson exposed to Ebola.

In the time it took the CDC to notify Frontier Airlines of the issue, 5 more flights were made.

Oct 15 16:04

Top U.S. Military Leaders are Worried About Ebola

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the American top military leader – told CNN today:

“If you bring two doctors who happen to have that specialty [i.e. doctors who are experts in Ebola] into a room, one will say, ‘No there is no way it will ever become airborne, but it could mutate so it could be harder to discover,’ ” and another might say something completely different, Dempsey said.

He said he is alarmed by the World Health Organization’s warning that Ebola cases could increase and the virus could mutate.

“Then it will be an extraordinarily serious problem,” he said. “I don’t know who is right. I don’t want to take that chance, so I am taking it very seriously.”

Oct 15 15:42

If A Few Ebola Cases Can Make The Stock Market Crash This Much, What Would A Full-Blown Pandemic Mean?

Is Ebola going to cause another of the massive October stock market crashes that Wall Street is famous for? At one point on Wednesday, the Dow was down a staggering 460 points. It ultimately closed down just 173 points, but this was the fifth day in a row that the Dow has declined.

Oct 15 15:33

Who is unprotected clipboard dude…so we can all stay the hell away from him!

Oct 15 15:19

Plane that carried Ebola patient also flew to S. Fla.

Wednesday morning, officials confirmed a nurse who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan travelled on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on October 13 before feeling symptoms of the virus.

The same plane used on Flight 1143 was used on an October 14 flight from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The plane with tail number N22OFR later returned to Cleveland that afternoon before heading on a route from Cleveland to Atlanta and then back.

Frontier removed the plane from service early Wednesday following the CDC warning and according to reports, the airline said the plane was immediately decontaminated.

Oct 15 14:31

CCHR Launches Investigation into Michigan Mental Health Policies—in response to state’s repeated attempts to prosecute mother for refusing to drug daughter

When will the deliberate persecution of Detroit mother, Maryanne Godboldo, come to an end? Despite four court rulings exonerating Godboldo of any wrongdoing, the state prosecutor is, inexplicably, committed to what can only be described as a relentless attack. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the nation’s leading mental health watchdog, has launched an in-depth investigation into Michigan’s mental health policies to get to the bottom of the state’s seemingly endless prosecution of Godboldo.

Oct 15 14:30

Passengers on flight with Ebola patient might be infected

CDC attempting to contact all passengers on Frontier Airlines flight

Oct 15 13:32

The 64 Countries that Require GMO Labeling – U.S. Buckles Under Biotech Pressure

Monsanto, Dow, Cargill, and many dozen food manufacturers are trying to fight the imminent passage of labeling bills in both Colorado and Oregon, claiming that GMOs’ are ‘safe,’ and that labeling will only lead to food hysteria. But the fact is, much of the modern world requires labeling of GMO foods, or downright bans them. What about the United States? No labeling here!

Oct 15 13:31

Monsanto Losing Hundreds of Millions, Investors Pulling Out: End of GMO Giant to Come

Ladies and gentleman, the stage has been set since around early 2011 for Monsanto’s corruption to truly be exposed. An increasingly large number of intellectually powerful individuals have decided that they simply will not stand for the genetic manipulation of the food supply.

As a newsletter subscriber to NaturalSociety, you are one of these highly instrumental figures that has helped reveal the numerous ways in which mega corporations like Monsanto have thrown our health to the side and placed profits in front of people.

Oct 15 13:19

Bill Gates Faces Trial in India for Illegally Testing Tribal Children with Vaccines

Have Bill Gates and his eugenicist foundation’s crimes against humanity finally caught up with him? If the Supreme Court of India has anything to say about it, he will face the ramifications of poisoning millions of Indian children with vaccines.

Oct 15 12:35

Privatized Ebola: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the World Health Organization’s Boss, Not Governments

I'd appreciate it if we added fascism to the drop-down.

Snip: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation may appear to be a savior when it provides $300 million to the WHO budget, but those dollars come with strings attached. WHO director general Dr. Margaret Chan admitted as much when she said, “My budget [is] highly earmarked, so it is driven by what I call donor interests.” Instead of being on the front line when a communicable disease crisis appears, it spends its time administering what Gates and his team have determined is best.

Oct 15 12:09

Will the Real Ebola Vaccine Stand Up? Exposing a Major Cover Up

There are lat east two Ebola vaccines. One vaccine has been in development since 2004. The second vaccine, being developed by GSK, is presently in development and will be brought to market by January 2015.
Vaccine #1- GSK

To say that this vaccine is being brought to the public a little too fast would be the same as saying that Mt. St. Helens caused the earth to “shake a little bit”. The GSK vaccine will be completed from start to finish in 5 short months. Normal medical protocols dictated that this process should take from 3-5 to years. This vaccine is reckless and will endanger the public’s health upon its roll-out.
Vaccine #2- Crucell

What You Are Not Being Told: Fast facts From Crucell’s Website

Crucell is developing an Ebola vaccine in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). It has been shown to completely protect monkeys against the virus with a single dose of the vaccine.

Oct 15 11:58

Plane Used by Ebola-Infected Nurse Was Cleaned and Back in Service Next Day

The plane that transported an Ebola-infected nurse from Cleveland to Dallas was cleaned and put back into service the next day, according to Frontier Airlines.

The plane has flown to at least one other U.S. city after being cleaned in Dallas, according to the airline, which confirmed it was cleaned again in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The second cleaning probably included some serious disinfecting (we hope) but the cleaning crew on Tuesday had no way to know the plane was possibly contaminated with Ebola and probably did little more than vacuum, pick up the trash, and do a surface wipedown. Unless they took special precautions, the cleanup crew is possibly exposed to an even greater degree that passengers just sitting in their seats were.

Oct 15 11:40

Ebola screening at Heathrow is blasted as 'a joke' on first day as passengers arriving from Africa reveal: 'We could have walked straight through'

Britain's Ebola screening plans descended into chaos on its first day today after people flying to the UK from high risk countries revealed the checks are not compulsory.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said airline passengers from West Africa must be checked for symptoms 'to make our country safe' and warned the epidemic could be as deadly as Aids.

He also warned Britain should expect up to ten cases by Christmas as screening of passengers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, where 4,000 have died from Ebola, started at Heathrow.

But travellers at Terminal One this morning said the system is a 'complete joke' because they were either not checked at all, told it was optional or had to seek out medical staff themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we have are governments wanting to LOOK like they are dealing with the problem, ahead of actually doing anything.

Oct 15 11:31

Airline Stocks Tumbling After News Hospital Worker With Ebola Flew On Commercial Flight

News that a health worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a commercial flight the night before showing symptoms raised fears on Wall Street that the scare over the virus could reduce air travel.

Shares of the biggest U.S. airlines tumbled between 4 percent and 6 percent in afternoon trading.

Oct 15 11:10

Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union makes socking allegations over Ebola containment efforts in Dallas

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed and die of Ebola inside the U.S., was left in a open area of the emergency room for hours and had so much medical waste that it was left piled to the ceiling, according to a statement released by the largest U.S. Nurses’ Union.

Oct 15 11:07

Wildlife populations have declined by 52% since 1970.1000s of representatives of govts, NGOs, indigenous peoples, scientists & private sector at Pyeongchang conference working to speed up a global 'Strategic Plan for Biodiversity'

Global wildlife populations have declined, on average, by 52 percent in the 40 year period since 1970, reports the global conservation nonprofit WWF. Habitat loss and degradation are the greatest threats to biodiversity, with exploitation of wildlife and climate change close behind.

Oct 15 11:03

The Real X-Files - Sound Barrier Broken - 67 years Ago TodayChuck Yeager breaks the Sound Barrier (October 14th 1947)

Chuck Yaeger named his Bell X-1 rocket powered aircraft Glamorous Glennis after his girlfriend Glennis Dickhouse, who he married in February 1945. On October 14th 1947 he piloted the X-1 past the speed of sound, becoming the first man in history to travel faster than mach 1.

Oct 15 10:51

Privatized Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the World Health Organization’s Boss, Not Governments.

Oct 15 10:46

ISIS Could Turn Ebola Into Bioweapon, Security Expert Warns

The Islamic State (ISIS) may be thinking of using human carriers to infect its enemies with the Ebola virus, a national security expert claims, saying terror groups would not have to weaponize the deadly virus to spread the disease.

"In the context of terrorist activity, it doesn't take much sophistication to go that next step to use a human being as a carrier," Retired Capt. Al Shimkus, a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, told Forbes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TRANSLATION: "We hopelessly botched up this Ebola thing about as bad as how we handled Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the Gulf Oil Disaster (not to mention Obamacare), but we can duck the blame by claiming the coming pandemic is a terror attack!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 15 10:44

Global Warming Blamed for Ebola Outbreak

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(sigh)

Oct 15 10:33

Russia develops hybrid fusion-fission reactor, offers China role

Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.

Oct 15 10:09

WHO finally admits sneezing and coughing can spread Ebola

As Ebola continues to spread, the official story about how it is spreading keeps on changing. The World Health Organization (WHO) now says that Ebola can spread through the air via moisture released through sneezing and coughing, a powerful admission that exposes the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says this isn't possible, as a fraud.

Oct 15 09:40

Sun-Times Media Says Don’t Read Alternative News – wait for Official Statements…

because we all know how reliable official statements are!

Oct 15 09:36

Huh? Ebola vaccine not being tested against Ebola

Before long, we are all going to be inundated with a mainstream media propaganda campaign that demands we all accept an Ebola vaccine. Right now, a vaccine has already entered human trials in Africa, reports NBC News. [1] The vaccine was developed by the NIH, and the clinical trial is being run by the University of Maryland.

But there's huge problem in all this: the vaccine won't be tested against Ebola. It will be "approved" by the FDA in record time without ever being shown to be effective, in other words.

Oct 15 09:06

Cough medicines are 'waste of money' and you're better off trying honey and lemon, say doctors

Cough medicines are waste of money, doctors declared today.

Both NHS bosses and leading GPs have dismissed the products - and say traditional home made remedies with lemon or honey to be the best approach.

Cough medicines, which usually cost between £3 and £5 for a small bottle, are part of an over-the-counter healthcare industry worth £3 billion a year.

Oct 15 08:52

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio

A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.

The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Seismological Research Letters, focuses on the eastern town of Canton, Harrison County, and three particular wells. It has found that the three wells operated in September-October 2013 in the Utica Shale caused 10 quakes of magnitude 1.7-2.2, among others.

Oct 15 08:29

Newest Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines day before diagnosis

The second healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola last night flew by air Oct. 13th, the day before she reported symptoms, reported the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a release.

She flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The CDC is asking all 132 passengers on the flight to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800-232-4636). Passengers will be monitored for symptoms and interviewed about the flight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plus everyone who touched the ticket counter top or went through the TSA checkpoint after she did.

Frontier Airlines uses Concourse A at the Cleveland airport, which it shares with American Airlines and US Airways. There is also an ATM machine in the concourse shop area, and, of course, the restrooms.

And, given that Dallas is her home, at some point there was a flight FROM Dallas TO Cleveland. If this was a weekend visit, then the first flight was only last Friday night or early Saturday. UPDATE: CONFIRMED she flew from Dallas to Cleveland Oct 10th.

Oct 15 08:21

Doctors Without Borders loses 9 medics to Ebola

A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of, and had no contact with, a battalion of peacekeepers waiting to deploy to Somalia, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

Oct 15 08:15

FDA approves experimental use of antiviral drug for Ebola, but still won't allow testing with colloidal silver or Echinacea

This brings up the questions: Why are new experimental drugs the only things being tested, especially when they are ineffective long term? Why are pandemics taken advantage of to sell only profitable drug company potions? Why are drug company interests put before the health of thousands who are struggling in West Africa?

Why aren't powerful medicines like colloidal silver or Echinacea being tested against Ebola?

Oct 15 07:37

Corn can be bred to be rich in vitamin A naturally, without the use of questionable GMO technology

Researchers at Purdue successfully identified a set of genes responsible for naturally boosting the provitamin A content of corn kernels, a discovery that could serve emergent nations suffering from vitamin A deficiencies and macular degeneration in the elderly.

Researchers found a way to naturally select the gene variations responsible for producing corn with more vitamin A

A professor of agronomy and the Patterson Endowed Chair of Translational Genomics for Crop Improvement Torbet Rocheford and his colleagues discovered that if the gene variation is selected, it improves the nutritional content of white corn, transforming it into a "biofortified orange corn," a version far healthier with enriched vitamin A content.

Oct 15 07:29

CNN's blend of propaganda and infotainment on Ebola

have barf bags handy if you watch it

Oct 15 07:26

The HPV vaccine: injuries and treatment

by Stig Gerdes

The HPV vaccine Gardasil was introduced into the childhood vaccination program in Denmark in 2009. The decision was made already in 2006 by the former Minister of Health Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

In the spring of 2013 there came reports in the Danish press and on Facebook that young girls/women had developed some symptoms characterized by damage to the skin, nervous system, immune system, etc. These symptoms were associated to the Gardasil vaccine.

It was claimed that the vaccination was stopped in Denmark and that the injured were diagnosed and treated for all the many serious damages which were described. The problem is that many did not know and still do not know, the strange symptoms they experienced after Gardasil injections are vaccine injuries...

Oct 15 07:13

Officials: No Ebola in Mobile County

In a statement released by the USA Medical Center, the woman did not meet the Centers for Disease Control screening criteria and there is no risk for Ebola.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given CDC's other goofs, I am not feeling reassured.

Oct 15 07:06

Vaccines: Penalizing the Unvaccinated?

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Slate has enthusiastically supported vaccinations and, in particular, establishment talking points and narratives regarding them, as well as a particular focus on dismembering mainstream anti-vaccine views.

In an article titled, "Endangering the Herd," Slate argues that those refusing to receive vaccines should be penalized, and the act of refusing to be vaccinated be criminalized...

Oct 15 07:00

Southampton School Closed Wednesday After Enterovirus Case Confirmed

Officials say they closed an eastern Long Island elementary school after a student was confirmed to have a strain of enterovirus.

Southampton Elementary School was closed Wednesday as a precaution after an unidentified student was diagnosed with the virus, Southampton schools Superintendent Scott Farina said in a statement Tuesday.

Oct 15 06:56

BEX ALERT - fear of Ebola is RACIST!!!!

The radical, racist, and reactionary right is at it again! This time, they are stoking ugly, xenophobic, and nativist fears that Americans could contract the deadly ebola virus from African immigrants or visitors to the US! These fears are really just a smokescreen for those who hate African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Muslims and other immigrant groups along with hating the LGBT. They have no basis in reality, and the accusation really proves how desperate racists are to find ANY and EVERY excuse possible for limiting immigration. What are these white hate mongers so afraid of?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is satire, right? Right? Right?

Oct 15 06:24

This Top Marine General Just Courageously Broke Rank To Deliver A Crushing Blow To Obama

Without a doubt, a highly decorated, four-star Marine Corps General has courage and conviction. But this particular Marine — Gen. John Kelly, head of the U.S. Southern Command — has demonstrated real guts by coming right out and saying something that his own Commander-in-Chief might not like to hear.

While President Obama calls for more health screenings at a handful of U.S. airports, Gen. Kelly argues that the real threat of a domestic Ebola outbreak could come sweeping across the southern border…which has nothing to do with air travel into the United States.

Oct 15 06:21

Nurses at Texas hospital: 'There were no protocols' about Ebola

On the day that Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to the hospital with possible Ebola symptoms, he was "left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present," union co-president Deborah Burger said.

Up to seven other patients were present in that area, the nurses said, according to the union.

A nursing supervisor faced resistance from hospital authorities when the supervisor demanded that Duncan be moved to an isolation unit, the nurses said, according to the union.

At first, protective gear nurses were wearing while treating Duncan left their necks exposed.

Oct 15 05:59

Water temperature of the Great Lakes is over 6 degrees colder than normal - threatening an even earlier and COLDER winter in Midwest

Michigan residents may see a cold and icy winter arrive sooner this year, reportedly due to lower temperatures in the Great Lakes.

Average surface temperatures for both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have dropped: Superior's went from from 53.7 degrees on October 11, 2013 to 47.6 degrees Saturday, while Michigan's went from 62.1 degrees to 56.0 degrees, MLive.com reported.

That means both lakes experienced temperature drops of 6.1 degrees, the news site explained. Michigan residents may need to bundle up sooner to brace both November and December chilly weather as a result of cooler lakes, MLive.com reported.

Lakes may also ice up sooner because of the extra chilly water temperatures, the news site reported.

Oct 15 05:56

Ebola: Very Crafty, False-Flag Vaccination-Blackmail ?

But blackmailing of whom and for what purposes? In any false-flag, someone or some party is falsely blamed. My guess is that a new Ebola Vaccine will soon be rolled out and many will refuse it, while Ebola is “covertly seeded” across America. Then the vaccination-refusers will be blamed for it. And this blame will then perhaps be used as an excuse to attack and intern those who won’t comply, either murdering them in their own homes, or taking them to quarantined FEMA Camps, where they can be forcibly inoculated with vaccines containing Ebola.

Oct 15 05:35

Drug-monitoring program a prescription for privacy loss, ACLU argues

Law enforcement is about to get a good look inside Pennsylvanians’ medicine cabinets.

State lawmakers are on the verge of establishing an expanded prescription monitoring program that would allow law enforcement to obtain sensitive medical information without a search warrant. Doctors and pharmacists also would have access.

Proponents of the legislation enacting the program contend it would be a valuable public-health tool to crack down on doctor shopping in a state with the nation’s 14th-highest drug overdose mortality rate. Critics fire back that it’s another governmental invasion of privacy.

Oct 15 04:49

Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election

Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election.

Oct 15 04:41

Health Officials Monitoring 125 For Ebola Symptoms

Health officials are now monitoring 125 people who had either definite or possible exposure to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Oct 15 04:35

Border Doctor Fears Ebola May Have Mutated

Infectious disease specialist rejects 'powers that be' claiming 'we have it all under control'

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Yeah; I think at this point we all understand that the government has screwed this up pretty bad.

Oct 15 04:35

Yet another significicant paper finds low climate sensitivity to CO2, suggesting there is no global warming crisis at hand

Hot on the heels of the Lewis and Curry paper, we have this new paper, which looks to be well researched, empirically based, and a potential blockbuster for dimming the alarmism that has been so prevalent over climate sensitivity. With a climate sensitivity of just 0.43°C, it takes the air out of the alarmism balloon.

Oct 15 04:31

Shock W.H.O. report: Ebola has 42-day incubation period, not 21 days!

If this interpretation of the WHO's statistics are correct, it would mean that:

• 1 in 20 Ebola infections may result in incubations lasting significantly longer than 21 days

• The 21-day quarantine currently being enforced by the CDC is entirely insufficient to halt an outbreak

Oct 15 04:28

FLASHBACK 2009 - Acute viral infections

Often an acute infection may cause little or no clinical symptoms – the so-called inapparent infection. A well-known example is poliovirus infection: over 90% are without symptoms. During an inapparent infection, sufficient virus replication occurs in the host to induce antiviral antibodies, but not enough to cause disease. Such infections are important for the spread of infection, because they are not easily detected. During the height of the polio epidemic in the US, the quarantine of paralyzed patients had no effect on the spread of the disease, because 99% of the infected individuals had no symptoms and were leading normal lives and spreading infection.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CDC is still pushing the claim that only people showing actual Ebola symptoms can infect others. This article suggests otherwise. Cases of people infected with Ebola but never showing any symptoms have been documented. CDC/DC still don't have a handle on this.

Oct 15 04:18

Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive

A second Texas health care worker who provided care for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has contracted the virus, according to preliminary test results released early Wednesday. The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, state health officials said in a statement. Confirmatory testing will be carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored," the Texas Department of State Health Services said. "The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus." It is the third case diagnosed in the U.S.

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Oct 15 04:09

WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

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.

Oct 15 03:55

EBOLA STRIKES SECOND DALLAS HOSPITAL WORKER

Another health care worker has tested positive for Ebola in the U.S., the Texas Department of Health said on Wednesday, becoming the second person to contract the deadly disease in the U.S. and the third to be treated for it.

Oct 15 00:57

Shedding light on diabetes: Breakthrough drug will transform treatment

A BREAKTHROUGH diabetes drug which is activated by light and causes few side effects will transform treatment, its British inventors say.

The Type 2 diabetes drug is said to control the release of insulin as it is needed and to carry none of the risks associated with current therapies..

Existing medication for the condition can cause damage to the heart and brain or stimulate too much insulin release which causes blood sugar levels to drop too low.

The new drug can be switched on by patients with a simple light when they need it, dramatically improving treatment of the disease.

Oct 14 17:24

Plants Reduce Carbon Dioxide Levels, Invalidating Predicted Levels

A team of scientists in the United States claim that the climate models used to anticipate the increase of CO2 concentrations in the air are about 17 percent higher because of incorrectly approximating the amount of the greenhouse gas plants use for photosynthesis.

The researchers showed how they investigated the capability of plants to absorb increased amounts of carbon dioxide and found that they are able to extract more of the gas than previously thought.

Oct 14 16:22

Most U.S. Hospitals Cannot Safely Handle Ebola Patients

This Ebola outbreak is being called the “most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times“, and the U.S. health care system is completely and totally unprepared for it.

Oct 14 15:05

Plane diverts to Rome after Ebola scare

A Pisa-bound plane from Istanbul was forced to divert to Rome after two suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus during the flight.

Oct 14 14:26

How This Easy Homemade Sauerkraut Heals the Gut

Did you know you only need a few ingredients to make sauerkraut at home? No starters required. Check this out to see how this probiotic can help with weightloss and gut healing.

Oct 14 14:10

Bill Gates Faces Trial in India for Illegally Testing Tribal Children with Vaccines

snip: Furthermore, though absent from most mainstream U.S. media outlets, the Economic Times of India published their report in August 2014, stating that young tribal girls were tested with HPV vaccines. This involved not a handful of children, but 16,000 individuals in Andhra Pradesh, India, where they were given the Gardasil vaccine.

Oct 14 13:08

This Week in Ebola: Fear, Lies, and Propaganda

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.

Oct 14 12:46

Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian police have arrested a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they, or their relatives, were irritating her. The officials also found a selfie, with the nurse giving a thumbs-up in front of a recently deceased patient. Daniela Poggiali,

Oct 14 12:28

Ebola Outbreak: President Allowing Spread Because He ‘Wants America To Suffer,’ Columnist Says

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Ebola in Africa is in US interests by depopulating those regions in Africa with natural resources coveted by US corporations. Ebola in the US is an economic and political disaster as the banking system and government will collapse if too many voters and taxpayers are allowed to die. I posted this only to illustrate the caliber of people they have on FOX News.

Oct 14 11:32

Real time tracking of X37-B robot space plane.

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Looks like the next pass over the Pacific (about 40 minutes) will put the plane on the path to a landing at Edwards.

Oct 14 10:55

Why Can't We Have More 'Magic' Blood for Ebola?

Dr. Kent Brantly has now donated about a gallon of his own blood to other Ebola patients: medical missionary Dr. Rick Sacra and NBC freelance camera operator Ashoka Mukpo, and most recently Dallas nurse Nina Pham.

Patients who have recovered from Ebola have blood chock full of antibodies to the virus. Doctors hope that it can help kick-start the immune systems of patients fighting a new infection.

So why not give blood to everyone?

It’s sheer luck that Brantly has been a match for all three. Another Ebola survivor, missionary Nancy Writebol, offered blood to Thomas Eric Duncan, but it wasn’t a match. Duncan died last week.

Oct 14 10:51

Georgia county threatened to cut off hospital sewer lines over Ebola, doctor says

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ribner explained how doctors utilized a containment unit that the Centers for Disease Control built at Emory 12 years ago, which was intended to deal with situations like the two “high-intensity” Ebola patients who were losing up to 2 1/2 gallons of fluid per day.

But apparently DeKalb County did not have faith in the CDC precautions because Dr. Ribner said that officials threatened to cut the sewer lines if the hospital tried to dispose of any Ebola-tainted waste.

Oct 14 10:07

California will cancel Obamacare coverage for 10,000 over citizenship

California's health insurance exchange is canceling Obamacare coverage for 10,474 people who failed to prove their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S.

Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, enrolled more than 1.2 million people during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act this year. For most consumers, the exchange said, it could verify citizenship or immigration status instantly with a federal data hub.

Oct 14 10:04

Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim's burned belongings in Louisiana

A Louisiana judge temporarily blocked the transport of burned items linked to a Texas Ebola victim who died last week.

District Judge Bob Downing issued the injunction Monday afternoon after state Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell requested a temporary order to keep the incinerated items out of Louisiana.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is our entire legal and political class really that clueless? If the belongings have been fully incinerated, there is no risk of infection. That is the whole point of incineration, after all. This pile of ashes is harmless.

Oct 14 09:56

In wake of Dallas nurse’s diagnosis, Frieden says Ebola protocols must change.

Ebola coverage led two of the three network news broadcasts Monday evening. The networks spent a total of 17 minutes and 20 seconds on the story, focusing primarily on efforts by the CDC to determine how a Dallas nurse, who was involved in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, contracted the disease despite wearing protective gear.

Oct 14 09:54

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine begins human trials in US

An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the US.

The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said.

“The Canadian vaccine provides great hope and promise because it has shown to be 100% effective in preventing the spread of the Ebola virus when tested on animals,” she said.

Oct 14 09:40

Tropical Storm Ana

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Looks like we have another big storm aimed at us!

Oct 14 09:35

70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months

In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country’s health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent.

Oct 14 09:18

Are We Being Misinformed On How Ebola Spreads

How 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?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, just like they were wrong about human-caused global warming but still insist they are right even as the snow starts to pile up towards another record-setting winter!

Oct 14 09:17

NBC’s medical correspondent ‘violated Ebola quarantine’

An NBC News crew was ordered under mandatory quarantine for possible Ebola infection after the network’s chief medical correspondent was allegedly spotted on a food run to a New Jersey restaurant, according to a report.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her crew had agreed to a voluntary quarantine when they returned to the United States from West Africa last week following their exposure to a cameraman who contracted the deadly virus.

But Snyderman, who lives in Princeton, NJ, was spotted outside the Peasant Grill in nearby Hopewell on Thursday afternoon, according to Planet Princeton. Snyderman, who was wearing sunglasses and had her long hair pulled back, waited while a man went inside the eatery to pick up a takeout order, Planet reported.

Another man was sitting in the back seat, according to the local news blog.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, people with Ebola are contagious before they are symptomatic and survivors can be contagious for weeks after their symptoms vanish.

Oct 14 09:05

PRESIDENT EBOLA: In 2010 Obama Administration Scrapped CDC Quarantine Regulations Aimed At Ebola

In October 2014, the first patient on American soil infected with the Ebola virus sits in isolation in a Texas hospital, prompting calls for travel restrictions between the United States and Ebola-stricken countries.

Meanwhile, four years ago, the administration of President Barack Obama moved with virtually no fanfare to abandon a comprehensive set of regulations which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had called essential to preventing international travelers from spreading deadly diseases inside the United States.

Oct 14 08:53

Calculating the Grim Economic Costs of Ebola Outbreak

While thousands of health care workers seek to control the deadly virus in West Africa, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical professionals seek to prevent its outbreak in the United States, financial analysts and others have been trying to estimate — or “model,” in Wall Street parlance — the potential effect on the global economy.

The math is not pretty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"People, schmeople; we're talking about losing lots of MONEY if we don't get this under control!" -- Money Junkies

Oct 14 08:52

Some Ebola-Stricken African Families Pay Bribes for Fake Death Records

Some of the teams sent to retrieve bodies of suspected Ebola victims here are collecting cash instead, allegedly accepting bribes to issue death certificates to families saying their loved ones died of other causes and leaving the body, locals and health workers say.

It is a troubling development for an outbreak in which dead bodies are a major source of contagion and one that suggests local corruption could help undermine the international effort to contain the virus.

Oct 14 08:51

Doctors Without Borders reports that 9 of its health workers have died of Ebola

International aid organization Doctors Without Borders said that 16 of its staff members have been infected with Ebola and nine of them have died.

Oct 14 08:50

Soldier gets Ebola but is not among peacekeepers

A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of a battalion set to deploy to Somalia as part of an African Union peacekeeping mission, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

The troops' mission will be to protect the Somali government and fight al-Shabab militants. Their deployment was put on hold this summer when an Ebola outbreak in West Africa spiraled out of control. The soldiers were isolated to allay concerns they might bring Ebola into Somalia. Their deployment suspension was lifted in recent days, an AU official in Somalia said.

Oct 14 08:40

Ebola Nurse's Dog Being Watched at Undisclosed Location

Dallas nurse Nina Pham's dog Bentley has been taken into custody by an animal shelter as she is being treated for Ebola, officials said.

The King Charles Spaniel was first kept in Pham's apartment while Dallas County officials assessed the situation this weekend, but it has been cause for concern since a Spanish nurse who contracted the disease had her pet euthanized out of fears that it could be a carrier of the deadly virus.

It does not appear that any similar action will be taken in Texas, however, as Judge Mike Rawlings said that they will be taking good care of the pet while the 26-year-old nurse is in treatment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me preface this by saying I am a dog lover. However, the animal care facility should be very cautious. According to this paper at the CDC, dogs can carry the Ebola virus and be infectious, yet not show any symptoms they are ill. Dogs are a major vector for the spread of the disease in Africa. Nina's dog needs to be kept in BSL4 isolation until testing confirms it is not infected, because if the dog is carrying the virus, it could infect not only the people at the animal shelter, but the other dogs as well.

UPDATE: I posted the above comment including tinyURL links to the relevant articles in the comments section of the ABC article.

ABC just deleted it.

UPDATE 2: The Mayor of Dallas just announced that the dog is in isolation and being cared for my workers in protective gear. I am glad they are finally starting to take this problem seriously!

Oct 14 08:16

WHO: 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Could Be Seen

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.

Oct 14 08:09

Breast Cancer Scam Artistes and Honky Tonk Sweathogs.

How craven, venal and ridiculous is the Breast Cancer Awareness Money machine? This says it all. It is truly amazing, the extent to which people can reveal themselves to be shameless opportunists. All they see is the money; honor, integrity and sundry other qualities lie bleeding and gasping for breath in their wake. Here is yet one more chance for me to be grateful. I am not like this. I could not be like this and remain myself. Such naked greed suggests those demonstrating it might be capable of anything; recent history has shown this to be true... unfortunately.

Oct 14 08:08

BP Agent: 'FEMA is preparing for 200 million deaths'

Taylor also spoke a great deal about the threat being posed to Americans by communicable diseases being brought into this country by illegal aliens.

"We don’t know when CDC (Centers for Disease Control) takes custody of one of these people from Homeland Security and whisks them off somewhere--we don’t know where--what disease they have been diagnosed with, Taylor said. "We know it’s communicable…We assume it’s serious."

But, it was what the retired agent said next that will send a chill down your spine...

Taylor said:

They're anticipating a large national crisis. When you see that FEMA is preparing for two hundred million deaths in the United States, that tells you something. When you see that the government is controlling the supply of ammunition and that basic medical supplies are in short supply in southern Arizona, something's wrong...They are anticipating something drastic.

Oct 14 07:52

Company Stops Ebola, While Obama and the UN Fail

As the Obama administration and the United Nations send military troops and massive amounts of resources in a thus far totally ineffective bid to supposedly combat the deadly Ebola virus, one private company has already “stopped Ebola in its tracks” with exactly zero soldiers, according to National Public Radio. Indeed, using standard medical techniques to control the disease that it found through Google searches, Firestone Natural Rubber Company, which operates a giant rubber-tree farm in Ebola-stricken Liberia, has become what the Wall Street Journal described as a “sanctuary of health in a country where cases are doubling every three weeks.”

Oct 14 07:51

UN Worker Infected With Ebola Virus Dies in Germany

A Sudanese doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while working for the United Nations (UN) in Liberia died after being transferred to a clinic in Leipzig, Germany, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Oct 14 07:50

Colloidal Silver Benefits: The Truth About Colloidal Silver

Have you heard of a ‘miracle’ product known as colloidal silver? The basic reason for any colloidal silver efficacy and safety controversy is that the medical establishment (medical mafia) and the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma) see colloidal silver as a financial threat. While you may have been cautioned against using colloidal silver, know that colloidal silver benefits are tried and true.

Both the medical establishment and Big Pharma have put silver medical products to work in hospital equipment and medical tools as well as anti-infection burn remedies to prevent MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infections, which are potentially lethal and have become antibiotic resistant.

Yet the medical establishment promotes fear mongering lies through various media outlets and threatens colloidal silver manufacturers through various federal, state, and local health agencies.

Oct 14 07:35

The journal Nature reports conventional breeding techniques out perform Genetic Engineering for important traits

Last month, the highly respected science journal Nature published a news article reporting that conventional breeding substantially out-performs genetic engineering for several very important traits —drought tolerance and the ability of crops to use nitrogen (e.g., from fertilizer or manure) more efficiently.

It’s unusual to see the two methods compared. Science journals have presented advances in breeding for drought tolerance. But none have been bold enough to say what has been obvious for several years — that conventional breeding is working considerably better than genetically engineered seeds for this trait.

Oct 14 07:32

BREAKING: Ebola Nurse Boyfriend Reportedly Symptomatic, Hospitalized

An email sent out to the Alcon staff by its CEO reportedly said that the ebola nurse’s boyfriend was admitted into hospital with “Ebola-like symptoms.”

Gotnews.com has received word from two different Alcon employees, both of whom asked not to be identified.

Alcon’s U.S. headquarters are in Fort Worth, Texas. It is an opthomological pharmaceutical company.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: The actual email sent out by Alcon management does not state that the boyfriend is symptomatic, but he has been hospitalized as a precaution.

Oct 14 07:29

Dallas nurse in good spirits, gets transfusion from Ebola survivor

In an isolation room in the same hospital where she helped treat the nation’s first Ebola victim, nurse Nina Pham confronts the deadly virus with the prayers of her family and friends — and the blood of an Ebola survivor coursing through her veins.

Oct 14 07:27

Ebola outbreak: UN health worker dies in Germany hospital

A UN medical worker infected with Ebola has died at a hospital in Germany.

Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, originally from Sudan, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus.

Oct 14 07:17

NIH pushing to vaccinate entire countries with Ebola vaccine

(NaturalNews) Everything that the alternative media has been warning about concerning the Ebola epidemic is now coming true, including that this latest disease scare would eventually be used by the U.S. government to push more drugs and vaccines on the gullible public.

The director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently spilled the beans to members of the Canadian press about a major component of the government's agenda with this crisis: to vaccinate everyone.

Oct 14 07:11

Ebola sparks political battle over research funding

The Ebola finger-pointing kicked into a higher gear Monday as politicians in Washington blamed each other for cutting research funding, even as the federal government’s top disease chief apologized for suggesting workers at a Dallas hospital failed to follow protocols, leading to this weekend’s first U.S.-contracted case of the deadly virus.

Oct 14 07:11

Monsanto announces major losses after settling environmental suit

Biotech giant Monsanto announced major losses for their fourth quarter last week well below analysts’ expectations after spending millions settling an environmental suit.

The St. Louis, Missouri-headquartered company announced a loss of $156 million, or 31 cents per share, on Wednesday, 7 cents per share beyond what analysts surveyed by both Bloomberg and Zacks Investment Research had expected.

Oct 14 07:07

U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control. Even a single infection is unacceptable," Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters. "The care of Ebola is hard. We're working to make it safer and easier."

Oct 14 05:07

‘Duck and hide!’ - Comet’s near-hit of Mars may crash NASA spacecraft orbiting planet

Comet Siding Spring is expected to travel exceptionally close to Mars at 126,000 mph (202,000 kph) on October 19, according to NASA, which says it will strategically maneuver its craft orbiting the Red Planet away from the comet’s impacts.

Siding Spring will come within 87,000 miles (139,500 km) of Mars, which is “less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth,” NASA said.

NASA holdings that are orbiting and roving around Mars will collect data on the comet and its effects on the planet’s atmosphere.

Oct 14 03:47

The Ringworm Scandal: When Israeli Doctors Killed Tens of Thousands of Arab Children

The 2004 documentary, The Ringworm Children, presents the historical context of this immigration and is dedicated to the greatest national medical scandal in the state’s history. During this early period, Israel looked with deep suspicion on the Arab olim. They were viewed not only as culturally inferior, but as reservoirs of disease. To be fair, these same views had been prominent in the U.S. during the heights of immigration to this country.

Oct 13 18:11

Tropical system could become hurricane, hit Hawaii

Rain and gusty winds may threaten Hawaii later this week as Tropical Depression 2C tracks toward the islands.-- “Warm water and low wind shear will contribute to strengthening this week as Tropical Depression 2C tracks toward Hawaii,” -- Residents and travelers to Hawaii, particularly the Big Island, should pay close attention to the track and strength of this system.

Oct 13 17:52

‘EBOLA HOSPITAL’ PLANNED FOR ALL 50 STATES

U.S. and local health officials want to set up dedicated hospitals in each state for Ebola patients, part of a new emphasis on safety for health-care workers after a nurse caring for an infected patient in Dallas tested positive for the virus.

Oct 13 17:44

About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient

About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.

Oct 13 17:34

Hypocrisy: CDC Tells Healthcare Workers They Don’t Need Respirators … But When CDC Personnel Visit Ebola Patients, They Wear Respirators

CNN notes that CDC tells healthcare workers that they only need goggles and a cloth face mask when treating Ebola carriers … but CDC personnel themselves wear full respirators and hazardous materials suits when visiting the same hospitals

Oct 13 15:02

Novel Nanotechnology-BasedAntiviral Agents - Silver nanoparticle neutralization of hemorrhagicfever viruses

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This is the document mentioned on today's radio show showing US Government research shows that colloidal silver may be effective against hemorrhagic fevers.

Oct 13 15:01

David Beckham to lead campaign to stop spread of deadly Ebola virus in Africa

David Beckham is set to lead a campaign to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa.

That's it then, it'll be all over in a week!

Oct 13 14:44

“Just Get Your Damn Vaccine” Doctor Violates Ebola Quarantine

A doctor who made headlines back in 2010 during the swine flu scare when she told MSNBC viewers, “just get your damn vaccine” didn’t show such concerns for public health when she was caught violating an Ebola quarantine in order to pick up her favorite soup.

Oct 13 14:15

The United States Is Number 1 -- But in What?

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?

Oct 13 13:28

UPDATE: Boston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

A man in Massachusetts who was being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a possible Ebola infection does not appear to have the deadly disease, officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said on Sunday night.

Oct 13 13:00

Ebola and the Five Stages of Collapse

The scenario in which Ebola engulfs the globe is not yet guaranteed, but neither can it be dismissed as some sort of apocalyptic fantasy: the chances of it happening are by no means zero. And if Ebola is not stopped, it has the potential to reduce the human population of the earth from over 7 billion to around 3.5 billion in a relatively short period of time. Note that even a population collapse of this magnitude is still well short of causing human extinction: after all, about half the victims fully recover and become immune to the virus. But supposing that Ebola does run its course, what sort of world will it leave in its wake? More importantly, now is a really good time to start thinking of ways in which people can adapt to the reality of a global Ebola pandemic, to avoid a wide variety of worst-case outcomes.

Oct 13 12:52

9 Good Reasons to Ban Fracking Immediately

The natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has simultaneously become a cash cow for unimaginably wealthy energy companies, a brutally efficient destroyer of limited natural resources depended upon by the rest of us, and a disturbing new trend that will lead to massive social instability. Until we come together and put a stop to fracking by direct action, banning fracking in our cities and states and using clean energy, fracking will continue to deplete every everything we have until it's too late.

Oct 13 12:48

Monsanto Records $156 Million Loss For Fourth Quarter

Monsanto Co. reported that the company recorded a loss of $156 million in the latest quarter, a loss that was considerably higher than expected. The loss amounted to about 31 cents per share. Analysts expected a loss of around 24 cents per share.

Oct 13 12:47

Ebola 'prankster' shuts down Berlin bar

A Berlin bar was sealed off on Sunday afternoon after a man called emergency services to say he had Ebola. Dozens of firefighters and police were called to what turned out to be a prank.

Oct 13 12:43

Medical crews surround aircraft at Logan Airport

Medical crews in hazmat suits have responded to an arriving plane at the international terminal at Logan Airport.

A Massport spokesman told NewsCenter 5 that five passengers on board an Emirates flight had become sick with flu-like symptoms.

The plane, Emirates flight 237 that had arrived from Dubai, was surrounded by ambulances and emergency responders in white and yellow suits.

The Massport spokesman told NewsCenter 5 that none of the passengers taken ill had come from West Africa.

Oct 13 12:27

Nurses Warn of 'System Failure' as Ebola Spreads to US Healthcare Worker

Privatized U.S. hospitals are driving a "system failure" in the face of the Ebola epidemic, warn nurses, who say that healthcare facilities and workers across the country are ill-prepared because of poor training and oversight— putting those on the front lines at great risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Sunday that a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital tested positive for the virus after treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the disease last Wednesday.

Oct 13 12:20

Ebola-like symptoms seen in 2 people isolated in Ottawa, Belleville

Two people with Ebola-like symptoms are in isolation after showing up separately at hospitals in Ottawa and Belleville, Ont.

One patient arrived at The Ottawa Hospital's General campus on Sunday and was immediately placed in isolation, Ottawa Public Health confirmed to CBC News on Monday.

The patient had recently visited a West African country where Ebola has been reported.

Samples from the patient have been sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg for testing, and results are expected Monday evening.

Oct 13 12:15

Hup Two Three Four! MILITARY READIES FOR ‘CLIMATE’ WAR…

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas on Monday, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S. military will address the effects of climate change.

Oct 13 12:12

Warning: Chocolate may contain an Ebola surprise — price spike

According to a bombshell report written by Bill Tomson of Politico.com, “Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply.”

Oct 13 12:03

Amazing images show Super Typhoon Vongfong's awesome power from SPACE

Astronaut Reid Wiseman captured some of the amazing pictures from the International Space Station, where he is currently on a mission.

One picture was accompanied by the the caption: "I've seen many from here but none like this".

Although the typhoon has been downgraded to a tropical storm, at least 37 people were injured on the southern island of Okinawa and 400,000 people were advised to evacuate.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said that the storm could reach Tokyo by early tomorrow.

Oct 13 12:02

LISTEN: Automated calls sent to residents telling them neighbour has deadly Ebola virus

HUNDREDS of people received an automated phone call letting them know one of their neighbours was suffering from the deadly and infectious Ebola disease.

The message, which was pre-recorded in a monotone, was heard by people living in a four-block radius to a US nurse who tested positive for the virus.

Oct 13 11:50

Pair of possible Ebola patients quarantined at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital: sources

Two people with symptoms similar to the Ebola virus were taken by Fire Department ambulances to a Manhattan hospital, sources said Monday.

Both patients were picked up at a New York City address and both are believed to have recently returned to the city from Africa, the sources said.

The two — both believed to be adults — were put into isolation at Bellevue Hospital.

The EMS crews that dealt with the patients were briefly isolated as a precaution and then cleared to go back to work, the sources said.

Oct 13 11:30

Surgeon at leading Irish children’s hospital ‘unable to write notes’ and ‘had difficulty putting on surgical gloves’

A paediatric surgeon employed at the country’s leading children’s hospital had difficulty scrubbing up for theatre, and putting on a gown and surgical gloves, it was claimed.

Oct 13 11:10

85% of Nurses Not Trained for Ebola

Eighty-five percent of America’s nurses said their hospitals have not educated them on Ebola, according to a poll conducted by the largest nursing association in the U.S.

Oct 13 10:46

First to contract Ebola in US: CDC confirms Texas health care worker’s diagnosis

A Texas health care worker who treated the first state’s Ebola patient, has been tested positive for the virus, officials said blaming a breach in of treatment protocols for the new case.

Oct 13 10:28

Colloidal silver dosage calculator.

100 drops equals about one teaspoon.

Oct 13 10:21

“The Future of Food”—GMOs, Gene Patenting, and the Corporatization of Our Food Supply

The GMO food labeling movement has gained momentum over the past several years, passing labeling laws in three states. America's awareness of the risks of genetically engineered (GE) foods and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to their health and the environment continues to expand.

Oct 13 09:44

U.S. CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola

Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a “protocol breach” caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient, saying the case instead shows how far the nation’s hospitals are from adequately training staff to deal with the deadly virus.

Oct 13 08:30

Patient tested for Ebola at Baptist Medical Center

"We have admitted a patient with common flu-like symptoms (but no fever) who is being tested for Ebola on the basis of self-reported casual contact with a West Africa traveler. This patient is in isolation and is being monitored closely for their protection as well as the safety of our team members and the community.

"There is no confirmation that this patient has Ebola; in fact, that diagnosis is highly unlikely. We are exercising extreme caution and are using CDC protocols to rule out the Ebola virus, for everyone's peace of mind."

On Sunday, a patient at Flagler Hospital in St. Johns County was tested for the virus, but was determined to be not at risk.

There are currently no cases of Ebola in Florida.

Oct 13 08:27

Ebola Health Care Workers Strike in Liberia

Workers want more protection and pay

Oct 13 08:16

CDC training questioned after director blames nurse's Ebola infection on 'protocol breach'

"You don't scapegoat and blame when you have a disease outbreak," Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United told Reuters on Sunday. "We have a system failure. That is what we have to correct."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CDC is pointing to the gloves as the most infected part of the suit and the tendency for people to wipe the sweat from their face after taking off the hood, but while still wearing the gloves. There is an easy answer for that, but one that forces the CDC to admit they did not think their protocol through very carefully and it must be changed. Just have a pan full of chlorine bleach or envirochem in the de-suiting area with dipping the gloved hands into the pan the very first step after coming out of the hot zone. That decontaminates the gloves and the smell will remind people not to touch their faces.

Oct 13 08:12

No Ebola Checks at Brussels Airport After Flights From Liberia

It’s the classic airport scene: a man hugs his wife and two daughters at arrivals. But in this case, the traveler had just stepped off a plane from the Ebola-stricken Liberian capital of Monrovia —meaning that some might shy away from such embraces. "I've been screened before getting on the plane," he pointed out before heading for the exit.

The twice-weekly flight from Monrovia to Brussels is now the only air link from the city to the European continent — and is the route most Americans would likely travel on their way home. Thomas Eric Duncan, who died in a Dallas hospital last week, traveled to the U.S. from Liberia via Brussels.

Only a handful of passengers from Brussels Airlines Flight SN1247 actually collected their luggage in the Belgian capital on Saturday morning. Those interviewed by NBC News said they were screened before boarding the flight, but not upon arrival in Brussels.

Oct 13 07:58

The Federal Govt's Highest Agency for Fighting Disease Finds US Ebola Outbreak 'Deeply Concerning'

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.

Oct 13 07:55

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Covered California gives no-bid contracts to cronies

Corrente readers could see this coming in May 2013: "California exchange spending and contractors exempted from open records law". I'm sure there are plenty of rationalizations for exemptions like that, but it's hard to think of any good reasons. And so we come to today's story from AP:

AP Exclusive: California gives no-bid health pacts

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California's health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency's executive director. ...

Oct 13 07:54

John McCain, Czar Hater, Calls For Ebola Czar

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes President Barack Obama should appoint a "czar" to lead America's response to Ebola.

"From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them. I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge. There has to be some kind of czar," McCain said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the use of the word "reassurance." The politicians are still treating Ebola like a political issue (and a damned inconvenient one, surfacing just ahead of the mid-terms). They are still focused on looking like they are doing something about the problem, rather than doing something about the problem.

Oct 13 07:52

Sales of gas masks, bio-hazard suits and foil blankets soar as 'survivalists' prepare for Ebola epidemic - and warn others to store water

Stocking up on drinking water and avoiding all human contact are among steps that will have to be taken to avoid an Ebola epidemic, survivalists have warned.

To avoid contracting the deadly virus people will have to barricade themselves in their homes if the infection spreads, they say.

Their advice comes as sales of protective clothing and home infection control kits rise with an increasing number of people fearing the worst.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a sign that people have lost trust in the ability of the government to deal with this crisis.

Oct 13 07:48

Fort Worth area hospitals, clinics focus on Ebola

North Texas hospitals and neighborhood clinics are stepping up training efforts to ensure that workers are ready to deal with Ebola patients.

Oct 13 07:33

Dallas Nurse Caught Ebola Because CDC Protocols Are Inadequate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CDCs protocols are working about as well as Obamacare. Following those protocols, some 240 trained medical people have become infected with Ebola and about half of them have died. So clearly, it is the protocols that are the problem, and blaming the victims will not change that.

Oct 13 07:31

Proof: Virus leaving U.S. children paralyzed did come from Central America

Though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refuses to discuss the origin of the current outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the fact that emergency rooms across the country began seeing infected children around the same time as the nation's public schools were re-opening for the 2013-2014 school year, should serve as at least a clue as to how the virus made its way here.

Of course, the Obama administration has allowed tens of thousands of children to enter this country illegally over the past several months, and most of them have now been admitted to our public schools.

Oct 13 07:08

Typhoon Vongfong Is Downgraded to Tropical Storm Over Japan

Typhoon Vongfong was downgraded to a tropical storm as it hit the Japanese island of Kyushu after battering the southern island of Okinawa, which is home to the U.S. military’s Kadena Air Base. At least 37 people were injured. Authorities also advised 400,000 people to evacuate. Train service and flights were disrupted in Kyushu and the neighboring island of Shikoku. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the storm could reach the Tokyo area by early Tuesday.

Oct 13 07:05

Ebola-related shares rally in premarket as Texas nurse tests positive

Shares of companies that are part of the growing effort to find an effective treatment for the deadly Ebola virus were sharply higher in premarket trade Monday, after a nurse who cared for the Ebola patient who died in Dallas last week tested positive for the disease.

Oct 13 07:00

REAL REASON FOR ALLOWING EBOLA TO ESCAPE WESTERN LAB IN AFRICA: Sell THE Vaccine To The WHOLE World!

Two days ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The Canadian Press that it’s “quite conceivable, if not likely” that fast-tracked Ebola vaccines may have to given to entire countries to get the viral outbreak under control (via Modern Healthcare):

“It is conceivable that this epidemic will not turn around even if we pour resources into it. It may just keep going and going and it might require a vaccine.”

“As the epidemic gets more and more formidable and in some cases out of control it is quite conceivable, if not likely, that we may need to deploy the vaccine to the entire country to be able to shut the epidemic down. That is clearly a possibility.” [emphasis added]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big pharmaceutical corporations are already drooling over the coming tsunami of cash, and indemnified by the Homeland Security Act and the "Fast track" legislation, are about to foist a whole array of unproven and possibly dangerous concoctions on a gullible public. We have seen these manufacturers make some pretty bad mistakes in the past. The recent "epidemics" of measles and mumps overwhelmingly hit children who had received the MMR vaccine. Those who had not had the vaccine suffered much lower infection rates. The current Enterovirus outbreak is primarily hitting the children who had the "Triple whammy" of the MMR, Seasonal Flu, and polio vaccines. The symptoms of this illness are very close to those of polio, including permanent paralysis and some deaths, and may be a repeat of the disaster in India in 2011 in which a polio vaccine triggered polio symptoms such as permanent paralysis in 47,500 patients. India is now suing the promoters of the polio vaccine campaign.

In 1976 there was an outbreak of Swine Flu in the United States and the US Government ordered mandatory vaccinations, which had to stopped when it turned out the vaccine was killing 50 times as many people as the flu itself. During a more recent Swine Flu scare, the vaccines triggered an epidemic of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The 2009 "When Pigs Fly" flu was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, only after it artificially lowered the threshold of number of cases needed to make that headline-grabbing claim. People were stampeded into purchasing Tamiflu. Later studies showed that Tamiflu was no better at dealing with the flu than ordinary acetaminophen!

Today the big money is in the HPV vaccines, supposedly administered to prevent Cervical cancer, and given to girls (and oddly enough boys) too young to engage in sexual activity, and requiring an additional shot when they reach maturity. One of the most popular HPV vaccine, Gardasil, has harmed a great many patients, with symptoms that include sterility! Many nations, such as Japan, are dropping support for mandated HPV shots.

Fraud is rampant in the vaccine industry. In one case a researcher "testing" a new HIV vaccine spiked the test samples with HIV antibodies to make it look like the vaccine was working.

For a long time, parents of children who developed autism following the 36 vaccinations now recommended for children claimed there was a link between the vaccine and autism, most likely tied in with the mercury based preservative Thimerosal. But in 2004 the CDC released a report claiming that no link was found between MMR vaccines and autism. More recently, one of the doctors who worked on that report for the CDC, William W. Thompson, has blown the whistle that the CDC rigged the 2004 study to protect the vaccine industry profits. Despite this revelation, the orthodox medical establishment still cites the 2004 CDC report to assure parents that vaccines do not cause autism. The US has an autism rate of 1 child out of every 68, higher than any other nation on Earth. It is worth noting that among the American Amish, who refuse vaccines for religious reasons, the rate of autism is1 in 10,000.

Back in 1918, at the end of WW1, a pandemic swept the globe ultimately killing more people than had died in the war itself. The public was told it was a "Spanish" flu to obscure its real origins in a series of vaccine trials at Camp Funston (now Fort Riley) in the US, from which it spread to the rest of the globe with the deployment of infected US troops.

So now the same corporations that did all the above (and even worse) along with the same government that lied to you about the Spanish Flu, Saddam's nukes, and the 2004 CDC autism study want to make a fast buck selling you a miracle cure for one of the most deadly diseases known to humans, and expect us to trust them when they start pumping who knows what into our arms.

I don't think so!

Oct 13 06:57

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.

Four days after Duncan died in an isolation unit, after arriving in Dallas last month from Liberia, secondary tests confirmed that a female employee at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital has the virus, in the first case of Ebola transmission in the US and the second outside Africa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that they have no evidence of a protocol breach. Dr. Tom Frieden is taking the position that the CDC's protocols, based on contact-only infection, are perfect, and that therefore if this nurse has Ebola, then it MUST be something she did wrong!

Talk about blaming the victim!

Frieden is thinking like a politician, not a scientist. Especially in the wake of the revelation that CDC rigged its own 2004 study on vaccines and autism, he does not want to admit that CDC's declaration that Ebola is spread only by direct contact is wrong, and that the protocols established on that assumption are inadequate for aerosol and surface infections. The WHO, Canadian Health Service, and historical precedent strongly support Ebola transmission via aerosolized secretions and contaminated surfaces, for which the recommended CDC safeguards are not adequate. Frieden wants all the coming Ebola funding to go to CDC. So Frieden will continue to promote the claim that Ebola is only transmitted by direct contact, that CDC's protocols will work, and that any resulting infections have to be the patient's fault.

Oct 12 20:45

9 Reasons to Think Twice Before Taking Antibiotics Ever Again

Waking Times

A study published by Mayo Clinic found that almost 70% of Americans are on at least one pharmaceutical; antibiotics top the list, followed by antidepressants, and opioid pain killers. This is a problem in of itself, as it the United States has transformed into a pill-popping, medication-dependent nation. What’s worse is that antibiotics in particular are doled out in copious, unnecessary amounts, so much so that bacteria are developing major resistance to this conventional treatment. This is now a potential danger of antibiotics, and a serious grand-scale side effect of antibiotic use.

Oct 12 16:27

Dr. Aileen Marty tells Fusion what she saw fighting Ebola in Nigeria

“I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been in Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,” Marty said.

“Not a single test?” Ramos asked her, surprised.

“Nothing,” Marty answered.

Oct 12 16:26

Enterovirus D-68 Infections More than Double in One Week in California

California has reported 32 cases of the respiratory illness enterovirus D-68, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said on Friday.

Oct 12 16:25

ABC Chief Medical Expert: CDC Wrong, All US Hospitals Can't Treat Ebola Safely

Dr. Richard Besser, the chief health and medical editor for ABC News, told WFAA-Dallas on Sunday that he found the second Texas Ebola case "very concerning." As reported by Breitbart Texas, the latest patient diagnosed with Ebola is a female nurse at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital who treated Thomas Eric Duncan before he died from the disease. Besser, having recently returned to the United States after visiting Ebola-stricken areas of Liberia, expressed sharp disagreement with the protocols being followed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dissatisfied with their admission that they needed to adopt enhanced protocols in a press conference Sunday.

Oct 12 16:25

Pregnant woman who may have been exposed to Ebola ‘told to take shower and check for fever’

This 7 mos pregnant woman just walked out of Harvard Vanguard. Was told to take shower & check for fever

Oct 12 16:24

Press Conference Abruptly Ends After Inferring Ebola Is Airborne

Texas Health Resources chief clinical officer Dan Varga told a news conference, "We are very concerned about this transmission, as the worker was infected with the virus despite wearing full protective gear while in contact with Duncan."

Officials immediately rushed to end the news conference after the statement, fueling further speculation that Ebola has gone airborne. Adding more fuel to the fire were videos from an October 8, US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana where a team of security personal boarded the plane wearing HAZMAT suits and oxygen tanks.
According to Doctor CJ Peters, 'Unqualified assurances that Ebola is not spread through the air are "misleading".'

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Oct 12 15:59

Lethal illness enterovirus D68 takes another child

A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday.

Oct 12 15:59

U.S. prepared for Ebola ... 10 patients at a time

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government spent all your money propping up Wall Street, propping up Israel, and buying bombs and bullets to kill Muslims, and is as ill-prepared to deal with Ebola as it was with Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and the Gulf Oil disaster!

Oct 12 15:54

Liberia: 41 UN staffers under Ebola observation

Liberia's United Nations peacekeeping mission has placed 41 staff members, including 20 military personnel, under "close medical observation" after an international member of its medical team was diagnosed with Ebola this week — the second mission member to test positive for the deadly disease.

Oct 12 15:54

Man With Ebola-Like Symptoms Reported At Braintree Clinic

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.

Oct 12 15:53

CDC: 150 People Enter U.S. Per Day from Ebola-Stricken Countries--or 4,500 Per Month

Both Homeland Security Secretary Secretary Jeh Johnson and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said on Wednesday that 150 people a day arrive in the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, the three West African countries that have been hit by the Ebola virus.

Oct 12 15:53

Another UN staff tests positive for Ebola – U.S. to install quarantine stations in 5 airports

The UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson, Stephane DuJarric, on Wednesday, confirmed that an international member of staff who works for UN Mission in Liberia, UNMIL, tested positive for Ebola Virus Disease, EVD

Oct 12 13:32

Pro-GMO Database: Monsanto is Most Common Funder of GMO Research

The partisan group has always incorrectly stated that the scientific literature shows that GMOs are safe. But with the release of GENERA, the group now boasts that “half of GMO research is independent,” and notes that this finding “should turn the heads of people who thought it was skewed to private, U.S.-based laboratories.”

My head is turning—at the partisan spin that Biofortified continually employs.

First, Biofortified draws its funding conclusion not on its analysis of all GMO research, but only the 400 studies currently available in the GENERA database.

Oct 12 13:19

Spanish Ebola Patient Remains in Critical Condition, Government Says

The Spanish nursing aide who contracted Ebola remained in a critical but stable condition on Sunday and in a hopeful sign, her “viral load” had begun to decline, a Spanish government official said.

Oct 12 11:26

Ebola spreads in Dallas hospital as health worker contracts deadly virus; CDC blames victim

A health worker who cared for Ebola “patient zero” Thomas Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is now confirmed to have been infected with Ebola.

Oct 12 11:24

Ebola Protocol Was Likely Breached In Texas, Medical Officials Say

The Texas health care worker who contracted Ebola after providing care for an infected patient likely breached safety protocols, health officials said Sunday.

Oct 12 11:12

Ebola Among Health Workers: More Than 240 Sick, More Than 120 Dead

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.

Oct 12 09:40

Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola In First Person-To-Person Transmission On US Soil

And then there was #2. A few hours ago, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, announced that a health care worker who cared for dying Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for the virus after a preliminary test, officials said early Sunday. If confirmed, it would be the first known person-to-person transmission of the disease in the United States. The name of the patients is currently unknown, what is known however, is that the worker was “considered to be at low risk for contracting the virus” and the he or she was wearing full protective gear when treating Duncan, suggesting – yet again – that there is a transmission mechanism which is not accounted for under conventional protocol.

Oct 12 09:14

Australia believes it's still too risky to send health workers to Ebola zones

Australia will not send health workers to Ebola outbreak zones until their welfare can be guaranteed.

Oct 12 08:57

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Following news that a healthcare working in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola, a top official at the National Institutes of Health said Sunday that the “system worked.”

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“This was a breach in protocol,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Officials in Dallas said a healthcare worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient who died last week, has tested positive for the deadly virus despite following CDC precautions, such as wearing a mask, gloves, gown and face shield.

“We know that this person had direct contact with the patient,” Fauci said.

Fauci said officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will review the incident to find out how the transmission happened. They will then “fortify” the protocol to make sure it is followed, he added.

“We do know that when you do follow that protocol, it works,” Fauci said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This attitude REALLY has a "blame the victim" feel to it.

IF this nurse did follow the protocol, the CDC guidelines do not work, because they are not allowing for the possibility that this virus can survive, in some form, airborne.

And THAT is something that no one in the alleged "scientific community" wants to contemplate.

Oct 12 08:49

BEX ALERT - CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

Top federal health officials said Sunday that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital clearly indicates a breach in safety protocol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that they have no evidence of a protocol breach. Dr. Tom Frieden is taking the position that the CDC's protocols, based on contact-only infection, are perfect, and that therefore if this nurse has Ebola, then it MUST be something she did wrong!

Talk about blaming the victim!

Frieden is thinking like a politician, not a scientist. Especially in the wake of the revelation that CDC rigged its own 2004 study on vaccines and autism, he does not want to admit that CDC's declaration that Ebola is spread only by direct contact is wrong, and that the protocols established on that assumption are inadequate for aerosol and surface infections. The WHO, Canadian Health Service, and historical precedent strongly support Ebola transmission via aerosolized secretions and contaminated surfaces, for which the recommended CDC safeguards are not adequate. Frieden wants all the coming Ebola funding to go to CDC. So Frieden will continue to promote the claim that Ebola is only transmitted by direct contact, that CDC's protocols will work, and that any resulting infections have to be the patient's fault.

Oct 12 08:36

The Ongoing Propaganda War Behind GMOs Exposed

The United States has been paying farmers for over two decades to NOT produce food, yet biotech would have us believe that genetically modified organisms are necessary to feed the world. This is but one of the many lies they have perpetrated, all the while hiding the real truth behind GM crops. Genetically modified organisms and the chemicals which support their growth are just an outcropping of the military industrial complex and the war industry.

Oct 12 08:20

2nd Ebola Patient in Texas

And then there was #2.

A few hours ago, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, announced that a health care worker who cared for dying Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for the virus after a preliminary test, officials said early Sunday.

Oct 12 07:59

That Big Methane Release In The Southwest USSA

Over an extended period of time, a lot of people heard a grinding, droning, humming sound that would go on and on for hours or days at a time, somewhat reminiscent of the sound of a powerful diesel engine idling or working under load.

The source of the infamous "Taos Hum" remains unexplained to this day.

Various explanations have been proffered, including the possibility that many people are hearing the low-frequency, grinding noises of the clandestine TBMs (tunnel boring machines) being used by the Shadow Government to make secret, subterranean tunnel networks.

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Oct 12 07:43

New Jersey officials order "symptom-less" NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

The NBC News crew had agreed with New Jersey health officials to sequester themselves upon return the United States but then failed to do so, Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Health, said in a statement.

The mandatory quarantine was issued late on Friday and will ensure the group remains confined until Oct. 22, the end of a 21-day maximum incubation period for Ebola, Leusner said.

Oct 12 07:41

EBOLA. At Least Two Smoking Guns Pointing at a Global Conspiracy of Death

A hundred years ago in China people payed doctors to keep
them well. It was therefore in the doctors’ interests to do so.
Today we only pay doctors to treat the symptoms of ‘disease’.
It is therefore, in the Doctors’ interest that we be unwell as
often as possible.

Oct 12 07:39

Breaking: Texas Health Care Worker Tests positive for Ebola

A Texas Health care worker involved with the care of Thomas Duncan, has tested positive for Ebola. The news was released in the early this morning. As governments, health experts and scientists around the world try to ensure their own precautions are up to the task, all eyes are once again on Texas.

Oct 12 07:22

PET Scans Reveal Psychopathic Markers

Michael T. Winter
Activist Post

In the USA, our current system of government is not working; not unusual, since there has never been a lasting system of governance that has worked. All 'ocracies' and 'isms' currently in place will in time be thrown upon the refuse pile, to join a heap of other failed systems throughout history. Why can't we get it right? After thousands of years spent in refinement of dozens of systems, we are no closer to fair governance today than we were in the times of Sumeria...

Oct 12 07:22

Super Typhoon Vongfong Intensifies to Strongest Typhoon of 2014; Storm on Direct Path to Hit Japan

With people in Japan still reeling from the impact of the recent Typhoon Phanfone, weather experts from across the world are warning the residents in the areas hard hit from that storm that they are about to be slammed again, this time by Typhoon Vongfong, a monster storm system that was recently upgraded to super typhoon status.

Experts at The Weather Channel (TWC) report that on Monday, Vongfong had been measured as the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane. However, rapid intensification overnight and into Tuesday has now created the strongest typhoon on record for the 2014 season.

Oct 12 07:21

Huge Plunge in Kindergartener’s Vaccination Rates: Officials Stumped

The number of parents deciding not to vaccinate their children is growing at an alarming rate – at least according to officials who are now nonplussed at the waking of humanity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have seen these manufacturers make some pretty bad mistakes in the past. The recent "epidemics" of measles and mumps overwhelmingly hit children who had received the MMR vaccine. Those who had not had the vaccine suffered much lower infection rates. The current Enterovirus outbreak is primarily hitting the children who had the "Triple whammy" of the MMR, Seasonal Flu, and polio vaccines. The symptoms of this illness are very close to those of polio, including permanent paralysis and some deaths, and may be a repeat of the disaster in India in 2011 in which a polio vaccine triggered polio symptoms such as permanent paralysis in 47,500 patients. India is now suing the promoters of the polio vaccine campaign.

In 1976 there was an outbreak of Swine Flu in the United States and the US Government ordered mandatory vaccinations, which had to stopped when it turned out the vaccine was killing 50 times as many people as the flu itself. During a more recent Swine Flu scare, the vaccines triggered an epidemic of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The 2009 "When Pigs Fly" flu was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, only after it artificially lowered the threshold of number of cases needed to make that headline-grabbing claim. People were stampeded into purchasing Tamiflu. Later studies showed that Tamiflu was no better at dealing with the flu than ordinary acetaminophen!

Today the big money is in the HPV vaccines, supposedly administered to prevent Cervical cancer, and given to girls (and oddly enough boys) too young to engage in sexual activity, and requiring an additional shot when they reach maturity. One of the most popular HPV vaccine, Gardasil, has harmed a great many patients, with symptoms that include sterility! Many nations, such as Japan, are dropping support for mandated HPV shots.

Fraud is rampant in the vaccine industry. In one case a researcher "testing" a new HIV vaccine spiked the test samples with HIV antibodies to make it look like the vaccine was working.

For a long time, parents of children who developed autism following the 36 vaccinations now recommended for children claimed there was a link between the vaccine and autism, most likely tied in with the mercury based preservative Thimerosal. But in 2004 the CDC released a report claiming that no link was found between MMR vaccines and autism. More recently, one of the doctors who worked on that report for the CDC, William W. Thompson, has blown the whistle that the CDC rigged the 2004 study to protect the vaccine industry profits. Despite this revelation, the orthodox medical establishment still cites the 2004 CDC report to assure parents that vaccines do not cause autism. The US has an autism rate of 1 child out of every 68, higher than any other nation on Earth. It is worth noting that among the American Amish, who refuse vaccines for religious reasons, the rate of autism is1 in 10,000.

Back in 1918, at the end of WW1, a pandemic swept the globe ultimately killing more people than had died in the war itself. The public was told it was a "Spanish" flu to obscure its real origins in a series of vaccine trials at Camp Funston (now Fort Riley) in the US, from which it spread to the rest of the globe with the deployment of infected US troops.

So now the same corporations that did all the above (and even worse) along with the same government that lied to you about the Spanish Flu, Saddam's nukes, and the 2004 CDC autism study expect us to trust them when they start pumping who knows what into our children's arms.

I don't think so!

Oct 12 07:01

2nd person in U.S. tests positive for Ebola

The nurse was involved in Duncan's second visit to the hospital, when he was admitted for treatment, and was wearing protective gear as prescribed by the CDC: gown, gloves, mask and shield, Varga said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so the CDC's recommended protection doesn't work, based on the CDC's continued insistence that Ebola is only passed by direct contact with an infected person. The WHO, past experience (such as Reston), and USAMRIID all strongly suggest Ebola is transmissible by air in aerosolized secretions, and handle Ebola as a BSL4 hot agent, meaning totally enclosed plastic suits with isolated air supplies and full decontamination of everyone leaving the hot zone before being allowed into the outside world.

It is time for the government to start treating Ebola as a real problem, and not just an inconvenience for the coming holiday shopping season. It is time to stop spending billions of dollars murdering Muslims and propping up Israel and start spending the taxpayer's money on the proper equipment for hospitals and communities to deal with this issue properly.



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