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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 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 15:33

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 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 12:09

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 11:03

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 10:46

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 10:09

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 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 08:15

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 07:13

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 07:00

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 04:35

Border Doctor Fears Ebola May Have Mutated

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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 14 12:28

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like we have another big storm aimed at us!

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 07:50

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 07:32

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 07:11

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 07:07

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 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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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 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 12:20

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 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 10:28

Colloidal silver dosage calculator.

100 drops equals about one teaspoon.

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 07:55

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 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".'

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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 13:19

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 11:12

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 09:14

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 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 07:22

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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Oct 12 06:32

New Jersey Enforces Isolation Order for NBC Crew Exposed to Ebola Patient

New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated.

The order went into effect Friday night and lasts until Oct. 22.

Oct 11 12:19

Medical robot kills Ebola with UV light

A San Antonio-based medical device manufacturing company called Xenex has developed a robot that can kill Ebola or other viruses using just two minutes of ultraviolet light pulses. The robot, named "Little Moe," takes just five minutes to eradicate viruses from a single room, the company said.

The company made the announcement as the ongoing Ebola epidemic continues to grab headlines around the world. To date, more than 7,470 people have become infected, nearly all of whom in West Africa, and at least 3,439 people have died. Yet these number are widely regarded as severe underestimates. In addition, the number of people infected with the disease is doubling every 20 to 30 days.

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Oct 11 12:03

“Genetic Strains of Ebola that have Never been Seen Before”. Media Lies and US Government Coverup

Here, we’ll quickly review a few very weighty MSM/U.S. Government Ebola lies before discussing what may be the most dangerous Ebola lie yet, which involves the risk of false negative Ebola tests. The lies in the next few paragraphs are mentioned in this article primarily because they might intersect in disconcerting ways with the false negative problem—a problem the CDC and MSM would rather lie about and pretend does not exist.

Oct 11 12:02

ZIONISM’S PLAN TO SPREAD EBOLA

First zion helped the US establish ISIS, now they have plans for the monster ….

Spielberg couldn’t have written a funnier script even if he tried.

Oct 11 09:00

Texas Ebola Outbreak Results in Forced Quarantine, Blood Draws Or Arrest

The United States has taken action in light of the recent Ebola outbreak in Dallas, appearing to want to keep the issue isolated. The U.S. government has forced quarantine and blood draws from the family in Dallas where a member was found to have the virus. They face arrest if they don’t comply.

My question is – if the government was so keen on keeping this ‘virus’ (biowarfare) in control, why didn’t they restrict travel from countries where it is running rampant? Why have they not informed hospitals of the possible dangers? Why was this man, who sought medical attention, turned loose to possibly contaminate hundreds more people before the government then decided to use militia tactics for lock down?

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What is that line from DC, "Never let a good crisis go to waste"?!?

What if this is less about keeping people safe than it is about using the fear this outbreak has caused as a weapon of psychological control as the "justification" for declaring national, martial law, suspending the Bill of Rights and Constitution, and postponing November's elections?!?

And please don't tell me Obama's advisers haven't thought about it, given what the polls look like right now!!!

Oct 11 08:53

Details of How Mandatory Ebola Vaccines Will Soon Be a Reality

What I learned from the meeting is that 0ver the next several days, the public is going to see several journalists revealing both classified and non classified material l related to the Ebola outbreak, and the subsequent deliberate spreading of Ebola through governmental inaction. The American people are also going to hear about operational details about how the government plans to deal with the Ebola outbreak.

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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 11 07:58

CDC Tracks Cell Phone Location Data to Halt Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the approximate locations of cell phone users in West Africa who dial emergency call centers in an effort to predict the onset and spread of Ebola outbreaks.

Oct 11 07:57

Ottawa urging Canadians in three Ebola-ravaged West African countries to leave

Ottawa is urging any Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to leave the Ebola-ravaged countries while they still can, warning that the government cannot guarantee it would be able to evacuate expatriates who fall ill in West Africa.

Oct 11 07:56

British doctors and soldiers will not be guaranteed return to UK if they contract Ebola

British doctors, nurses and soldiers sent to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not automatically be brought back to the UK for treatment if they are infected with the virus.

A total of 750 British troops are being sent to Sierra Leone to tackle the Ebola outbreak, along with hundreds of NHS volunteers who responded to an appeal from the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies.

Oct 11 07:51

Public Health Emergency Declared In Connecticut Over Ebola: Civil Rights Suspended Indefinitely

We warned a week ago of the various possibilities surrounding an Ebola outbreak in America, and today we get some degree of confirmation of a medical-based martial-law coming to the US. Governor Dan Malloy has declared a Public Health Emergency in Connecticut, authorizing the "isolation of any individual reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus." Simply put, as we noted previously, the State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process - despite not one single case being found in CT. If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.

Oct 11 07:02

Critics to Obama: 'Draconian Cuts' Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

President Obama's comments on Wednesday that U.S. military spending is under threat of "draconian" cuts were met with immediate rebuke from analysts, who say the poor are bearing the brunt of austerity while the war budget remains largely untouched.

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And that is a major reason this nation is not really prepared to handle an Ebola outbreak here!

Oct 11 06:57

Former Border Patrol Agent: CDC “Disappearing” Potential Ebola Victims

Former Border Patrol Agent Zach Taylor has divulged that the CDC is working with Border Patrol authorities and the Department of Homeland Security to disappear potential Ebola victims attempting to cross the border into the United States.

Oct 10 10:54

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Above 4,000

The total number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The Geneva-based U.N. agency said that 4,033 deaths confirmed, probably or suspected to have been caused by Ebola have now been recorded.

Oct 10 10:52

Virus researchers say Ebola could spread through air - and even spread without symptoms

The chorus of U.S. health officials constantly reassuring the public that Ebola can't transmit through the air is quickly tailing off, as virologists and other disease experts say "not so fast." Health experts know very little about the nature of the Ebola strain now in circulation, they say, and it appears as though the current iteration of the disease is much more virulent than previously believed.

Oct 10 10:23

CDC now endangering all Americans by pushing five irresponsible assumptions about Ebola transmission

There’s no subtle way to say this, so I’ll just state it outright: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has become a clear and present danger to the public health of all Americans. The agency’s continued repeating of lies based on false assumptions is already contributing to a dangerous, casual attitude about Ebola transmission that could cause this outbreak to explode across the United States.

Oct 10 09:32

Ebola cases doubling every 3-4 weeks, says UN envoy

The UN special envoy on Ebola says the number of people contracting the deadly virus is probably doubling every three-to-four weeks, and the response needs to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning of October.

Oct 10 09:31

Ebola Risk Remains After Patient's Death

Patients with the Ebola virus are still contagious after death, so medical personnel must be cautious when handling Duncan's body and will follow the strict guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oct 10 09:31

Column: Treat Ebola like a security threat

American public health officials face two formidable challenges: the possible spread of Ebola -- and the possible spread of panic about Ebola.

In the days since Dallas medical personnel apparently mishandled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who'd recently traveled to the U.S., public health leaders here have scrambled to assure Americans that things are under control. Duncan, suffering from fever and abdominal pain, was sent home from a Dallas emergency room despite blazing red flags. The Ebola patient has now died.

So the assurances from federal officials haven't been too convincing.

Oct 10 08:58

YouTube - Images of Ebola

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This video is posted in response to those who question if the Ebola outbreak is real based on the claimed lack of photographs of victims showing the symptoms. Some are presented here.

Oct 10 08:52

Suspected Ebola cases mount in Europe as virus fears grow

As Europe gears up to deal with Ebola, more and more possible cases are emerging.

A Briton is suspected to have died from the virus in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

His hotel in Skopje has been sealed off, isolating a second Briton and staff.

Oct 10 07:05

BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Oct 10 07:00

Sticky Web Syndrome and the Dimensions of Dream.

The ghouls, wendigos and aswangs are getting high on a combination of medical waste and surgically detached body parts but... it's all in the spirit of community service, insofar as anything can be while also serving corporate greed, yes... I'm talking about Breast Cancer Awareness month. Now... it's all pink outside too. It's a tidy little racket they got there, as they shear the public for millions and millions of dollars, under the guise of collecting money for research into the disease which, they depend on for their livelihood. Oh no... under no circumstances do they want any kind of a cure to come around and there are already solutions for cancer and some very strong proactive preventatives as well. The truth is... anyway they can make this condition more epidemic, they're all for it. Sound cynical? It is the gospel truth. Look at what they are doing with Ebola. They designed and released this to be doing what it does.

Oct 10 06:58

Ebola Cases Surpass 8,000

Over 8,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been infected with Ebola, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The numbers show there were 2,799 new cases in the last 21 days.

Oct 10 06:46

Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day

HealthCare.gov, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Oct 10 06:45

The ominous math of the Ebola epidemic

When the experts describe the Ebola disaster, they do so with numbers. The statistics include not just the obvious ones, such as caseloads, deaths and the rate of infection, but also the ones that describe the speed of the global response.

Right now, the math still favors the virus.

Oct 10 06:43

Dem Pollster: Hispanics May Stay Home for Midterms Because Obama Delayed Exec Amnesty

A top Democratic pollster thinks Hispanic voters may sit out the 2014 midterm elections because President Barack Obama did not enact his executive amnesty by the end of the summer.

Pollster Celinda Lake told The Hill that Democrats face "a big uphill battle for the Latino turnout, and that's going to affect our candidates" in places like Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Georgia.

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So, Obama allowed all these illegals into the nation, carrying all these infectious illnesses like drug-resistant tuberculosis and Enterovirus, simply to create some new Democratic voters out of thin air!

Oct 10 06:36

Ireland on full Ebola alert as fears of deadly virus spreads

Experts warned that while the risk is low the virus could come straight from African countries affected by the disease into Ireland or from Irish missionaries or care workers.

Prime Minister Enda Kenny said “Ireland is preparing well for this in the event that a suspected case might come to our country and that’s being coordinated by Minister (Simon) Coveney, who has responsibility for the Emergency Response Unit.”

The National Isolation Unit in Dublin’s Mater Hospital has been prepared if a case does come to Ireland.

Oct 10 06:32

Pepsi and Coke take hammering in Mexico as junk food tax starts to bite

Mexico has become one of the few places Pepsi and Coke have seen declining sales after the country adopted anti-obesity laws last year. Concerned over the losses the US beverage industry seems determined to stop similar legislation at home.

PepsiCo saw a 3 percent drop in snack sales volume in Mexico, while reporting a higher quarterly profit in global sales on Thursday.

Its main rival Coca-Cola has also reported beverage volume declines in the Latin American country for the first half of the year, AP reports.

Oct 10 06:32

Fourteen quarantined in Spain with suspected Ebola infection

The number of patients put under quarantine in La Paz-Carlos III hospital in Madrid with suspicions of being infected with the Ebola virus, rose to 14 people on Friday.
Spain's TV quoted health officials saying that the condition of the Spanish nurse who was diagnosed with the virus last Monday had worsened, without much hope for her to be cured.

Oct 10 06:31

Spain seeks answers as seven more enter Ebola isolation

Seven people turned themselves in late on Thursday to an Ebola isolation unit in Madrid where Teresa Romero, the nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa, lay gravely ill.

Alarm about Ebola's spread around Europe grew on Friday as Macedonia said it was checking for the virus in a British man who died within hours of being admitted to hospital in the capital Skopje on Thursday. A Prague hospital was testing a 56-year-old Czech man with symptoms of the virus.

In Spain, recriminations mounted over Romero, who was infected in hospital as she treated two Spanish missionaries who had caught the haemorrhagic fever in West Africa -- where Ebola has already killed around 4,000 people -- and remained undiagnosed for days despite reporting her symptoms.

Oct 10 06:16

Japan Braces for Typhoon Vongfong; U.S. Air Bases Put on Alert

Japan was preparing for Typhoon Vongfong on Friday, with the most powerful storm of the year packing winds gusting up to 156 mph as it powered north toward the Okinawa island chain that is home to U.S. military bases. Vongfong was downgraded from a "super typhoon" by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Friday but was still the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, threatening to dump up to 19 inches of rain on Okinawa.

Oct 10 06:15

Ebola crisis: disease may already be in Britain as man dies on business trip

Ebola may already be in Britain, it was feared on Thursday night, after a businessman who had travelled to Macedonia became the first Briton to die from the disease.

Macedonian officials confirmed that the 57-year-old, who has not been named, had been suffering from fever, vomiting and internal bleeding and that his condition had deteriorated rapidly.

"These are all symptoms of Ebola, which raises suspicions with this patient," said Dr. Jovanka Kostovska of the health ministry's commission for infectious diseases.

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The British press is now saying the man did not have Ebola, but as usual does not say what he did have that produced Ebola-like symptoms.

Oct 10 06:13

Madrid hospital staff quit over Ebola fears

Carlos III hospital in Madrid is scrambling to contract extra personnel as worries about lack of training and safety standards have left some staff refusing to attend to possible Ebola cases.

Fourteen people are in quarantine, including four health workers who treated Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus after treating an Ebola patient repatriated from Sierra Leone. Seven people including two hairdressers who had given Romero a beauty treatment before she was diagnosed with Ebola turned themselves in late on Thursday to the isolation unit. None had so far tested positive for the disease except Romero, whose condition was described by the hospital as serious but stable. Her treatment has included injections with antibodies extracted from the blood of Ebola survivors.

Oct 10 06:13

Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist

So far, there is no evidence the Ebola virus has spread in this vast metropolitan area of 6.5 million people. But fear has.

Officials on Thursday announced that a local sheriff’s deputy examined for possible infection with the virus had tested negative and was sent home from the hospital.

None of the other 48 people who officials say had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola at a hospital here Wednesday, have showed symptoms of infection. Because no one has been exposed in 11 days, officials say, the likelihood of a new case is diminishing.

But live images on local television of an ambulance racing the deputy to the hospital on Wednesday were enough to convince many here that Ebola was more dangerous than officials were letting on.

Oct 10 06:12

Fury of Dallas deputy's wife after CDC publicly announced his Ebola results before even telling HIM he was clear of the fatal disease

Fear gave way to fury for the wife of a Dallas cop who was briefly quarantined with possible Ebola symptoms Wednesday after the CDC told the media of his negative test results before even informing his family.

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Public relations move.

Oct 09 15:05

Australian Nurse Is Found Not to Have Ebola

An Australian nurse who reported a fever after returning from Sierra Leone, where she had worked at an Ebola treatment hospital, has been found not to have the disease, health officials said on Friday.

Oct 09 15:04

Doctor Who Treated Spanish Ebola Patient: 'My Sleeves Were Short at All Times'

The doctor who treated Spanish Ebola patient Teresa Romero during the time she had not yet been confirmed to be carrying Ebola sent a scathing internal letter to superiors at his hospital, alleging that he only found out about her positive diagnosis in the media and was not properly equipped to protect himself.

Oct 09 15:04

Passenger with 'symptoms of Ebola' sends Birmingham firefighters to airport in hazmat gear as precaution

Birmingham firefighters in hazardous material protective gear have set up a command post after a passenger on-board a flight that arrived at the Shuttlesworth-International Airport showed "signs of symptoms of Ebola."

Oct 09 15:03

Ebola Patient Duncan Got 'High Level' of Care, Hospital Says

Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola Wednesday, got the best care possible, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said Thursday.

In its most complete statement yet, the hospital addresses a series of criticisms about Duncan’s care, including questions about experimental treatments.

Oct 09 14:44

Southcom General Predicts Illegals Will Bring Ebola to U.S.

The commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, told an audience at the National Defense University illegal immigrants may bring Ebola to the United States.

“By the end of the year, there’s supposed to be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola and 62 percent of them dying, according to the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Kelley said. “That’s horrific. And there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa.”

He said Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and other countries in Central America will not able to deal with the disease when it arrives in the Western Hemisphere.

Oct 09 13:32

As Spanish Ebola patient’s health deteriorates, two doctors who treated her are under observation

The health of Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos worsened on Thursday, and two doctors who treated her were admitted to a hospital for observation.

Oct 09 12:56

Ebola Test Negative For Dallas County Deputy

A test to detect whether a Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy has the deadly Ebola virus has come back negative, according to state health officials.

The results were provided by Texas Department of Health.

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Which would be a lot more reassuring if the test did not have a history of false-negatives.

Oct 09 12:38

Breaking: Law Enforcement Reports LIVE on CNN that *3* cops are ill possible Ebola

Oct 09 12:31

Businessman hospitalized in Prague with Ebola-like symptoms

A Czech businessman has been hospitalized with symptoms similar to Ebola after returning from West Africa, with authorities saying they are awaiting test results to confirm the country’s first case of the deadly disease.

“For now, the 56-year-old male patient is being treated in a quarantined ward,” said Martin Salek, spokesman for the hospital Na Bulovce in the Czech capital.

Oct 09 12:20

Top 5 Medicinal Foods for Super Immunity

These five foods pack some of the most healing benefits of any foods in the world, and they are all widely available. You can find several of them at your local grocery store, health food store, or online. Some of them you may even feel like growing yourself. But no matter how you get them, it’s important you research the benefits of these foods and make them a part of your life.

Oct 09 12:09

Team Reveals How Deadly Ebola Virus Assembles

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the molecular mechanism by which the deadly Ebola virus assembles, providing potential new drug targets. Surprisingly, the study showed that the same molecule that assembles and releases new viruses also rearranges itself into different shapes, with each shape controlling a different step of the virus’s life cycle.

“Like a ‘Transformer’, this protein of the Ebola virus adopts different shapes for different functions,” said Erica Ollmann Saphire, professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science at TSRI. “It revises a central dogma of molecular biology—that a protein molecule has one shape that predestines one biological function."

Oct 09 11:54

Macedonia seals hotel after Briton dies of suspected Ebola

A British man with symptoms of the Ebola virus died in Macedonia on Thursday and authorities said they had sealed off a hotel where he stayed, keeping another Briton and hotel staff inside.

A Health Ministry official said the man had arrived in the capital, Skopje, from Britain on Oct. 2 and had been rushed to hospital at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday, where he died several hours later.

Oct 09 11:49

Ebola crisis: Officials in France and Macedonia investigate potential cases

A Macedonian health ministry official said a hotel in Skopje had been quarantined with people inside after a British man died there after exhibiting Ebola symptoms.
A community centre in a Paris suburb was quarantined after four children recently arrived from Guinea were said to exhibit Ebola symptoms.
Six people were under quarantine in Madrid, Spain, where the condition of a nurse diagnosed with Ebola was said to be deteriorating.

Oct 09 11:49

Hospital: Condition Of Spanish Nurse With Ebola Is Deteriorating

Hospital officials in Spain are saying that the condition of a nurse quarantined with Ebola has worsened.

Yolanda Fuentes, an official at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, says of Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos: "Her clinical situation has deteriorated but I can't give any more information due to the express wishes of the patient."

Oct 09 11:48

BREAKING NEWS: British man dies of suspected Ebola in Macedonia - first UK victim of virus that has killed thousands

A British man has died of suspected Ebola in the Macedonian capital of Skopje.

If confirmed, the unnamed man is the first British victim of the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa and has spread to North America and Europe.

A second man, a friend of the deceased, has also shown symptoms of the disease. The man's death and nationality was confirmed by the Macedonian Foreign Ministry this evening. Tests are underway to find out if he had the disease.

Oct 09 11:11

The premises of the DASS in Cergy-Pontoise curly, a suspected case of Ebola

Google translate: The premises of the DASS in Cergy-Pontoise (Val-d'Oise) is currently curly. Authorities suspect an Ebola cases and locked sixty people. An attending physician on the premises has been warning noting troubling symptoms in four people who had returned from Guinea.

First aid arrived on the scene there for over an hour, a security perimeter has been set up and activated a crisis in the prefecture. Workforce of UAS equipped accordingly are expected on site a moment's notice.

Oct 09 11:08

OutFrontCNN tweets

union rep. tells @ErinBurnett two other officers "feeling ill" on the same day the 1st US patient dies.

Oct 09 10:51

Jesse Jackson wonders if Ebola patient's care was slighted because he was black

In America today, there is no such thing as a race-neutral issue. Eventually, everything is defined as white vs black. It's almost like we can't communicate unless someone is being accused of racism.

The case of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is instructive in this regard. Jesse Jackson and others are raising the issue that if Duncan was white and insured, he would have been treated differently.

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More signs that Ebola is being viewed as a political and economic issue rather than as a genuine health crisis!

Oct 09 09:47

Ebola Pandemic Hits Germany, Turkey, And Australia As Infected Spanish Nurse Went Un-Quarantined For A Week

Despite the still confident exclamations from officials that the Ebola pandemic is ‘contained’, more and more nations are admitting to Ebola-symptomatic cases or bringing infected patients back from Africa for treatment. Australia has its first potential case of the deadly disease, as Bloomberg reports a nurse who returned from volunteering in Africa has developed Ebola-like symptoms. Despite claims that Nigeria’s outbreak is over, a Turkish worker there has been hospitalized in Istanbul after signs of high fever and diarrhea. Health officials from Germany confirm a 3rd Ebola patient has arrived in the country – having contracted the disease in Liberia. And finally, just as in the sad case of Thomas Duncan in Dallas, The Guardian reportsthe infected Spanish nurse went untreated and unquarantined for a week despite reporting symptoms at least three times to hospital officials. It seems the world is ill-prepared for this...

Oct 09 09:30

Ebola drug maker Chimerix's stock tumbles after Dallas patient dies

Shares of Chimerix Inc., the maker of an experimental drug to combat Ebola, sank Wednesday after the death in Dallas of a patient with the disease who received the medicine.

About two hours after officials announced the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Durham, N.C., company’s stock was trading at $30.54, down $2.69, or 8.1%. The shares had hit an all-time high earlier in the day before the announcement.

Oct 09 09:22

WHO says no signs spread of Ebola is slowing

"The situation in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continues to deteriorate, with widespread and persistent transmission of Ebola," the organisation said. "There is no evidence that the EVD epidemic in West Africa is being brought under control."

Oct 09 08:52

Former SC GOP director: Ebola patients should be ‘put down immediately’

A prominent pro-life Republican in South Carolina has a plan to stop an Ebola outbreak in the United Nations.

Kill anyone who gets it.

Todd Kincannon, the former executive director of the South Carolina GOP went on a Twitter tirade this weekend.

His first tweet read: “People with Ebola in the US need to be humanely put down immediately.”

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Pro-life, huh?

The current Ebola has a 56% lethality rate, so almost half the people Kincannon wants to kill would live if left alone.

Now I agree with those who say that everyone even suspected of having Ebola ought to be in BSL4 isolation, and yes, livestock such as pigs and dogs who are asymptomatic carriers should be put down, but Kincannon's suggestion seems a bit extreme to me!

Oct 09 06:33

Cairns Ebola scare: Nurse 'feeling well' amid Ebola scare after returning from Sierra Leone

A Cairns nurse will find out Friday morning whether she has become the first Australian to contract the deadly Ebola virus during the recent outbreak.

Oct 09 06:32

Spain - Three new patients isolated over Ebola fears

Three more health workers in Spain have been admitted to hospital for monitoring for Ebola on Wednesday night, including two doctors who had contact with a nurse who has been infected with the disease.

Oct 09 06:31

BREAKING NEWS: Possible Ebola Case in New York City

A Harlem man showing Ebola-like symptoms was taken to Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday, sources told The Post.

The 31-year-old had recently visited Nigeria and was showing Ebola-like symptoms of the deadly disease when he was taken to the hospital for testing and observation, sources said.

The FDNY confirmed that an ambulance responded to a call for a patient who was feeling sick at the Center for Urban Community Services and took the person to the city hospital around 12:42 p.m.

Oct 09 06:30

Indonesia cave painting suggest new origin for art

Scientists say cave paintings of wild animals and hand markings in Indonesia are at least 35,000 years old, making them older than the artwork found in Europe.

Oct 09 06:28

Feds issue rules for burying Ebola patients in the U.S.

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died from the disease Wednesday and now Texas health officials are facing a situation they have not before experienced: how to handle a body that could remain highly contagious for several days.

Oct 09 06:03

Pentagon: 100 US Marines heading to Liberia

The Pentagon says 100 U.S. Marines will go to Liberia on Thursday with helicopters and other transportation to help the military get to locations around the country and help with the Ebola fight.

The Pentagon press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the Marines are part of a special air-ground task force out of Spain.

Oct 09 05:57

While we wait on Ebola

Travel bans and quarantines will never seal a country completely. Even if travel could be reduced by 80 per cent, public health models predict that new transmissions would be delayed only by a few weeks. Worse, it could drive an increase in the number of cases at the source. It would prevent help and assistance from reaching affected countries. The local economy and health systems would further collapse, causing a far wider spread of Ebola.

The international response, disappointingly, has been contemptible and laced with racist undertones. Yet our safety on a global level is best served by stopping the epidemic at its source. A belief that the virus is being spread by locals' ignorance of the disease is unwarranted. Rather, the virus inserts itself in a cruel way into people's lives and families.

Oct 09 05:55

Fear of Ebola could have “catastrophic” economic costs, World Bank predicts

A report issued Wednesday by the World Bank forecasts that the total economic impact of Ebola could exceed $32 billion by the end of 2015 if the virus spreads from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to neighboring countries.

That single dollar amount doesn't fully convey the extraordinary human toll of a virus that kills four in five of its victims and could infect as many 1.4 million people by January. Yet the World Bank's estimate is a reminder that sickness and death are only part of what could be a developing regional crisis.

Oct 09 05:54

Effort to prevent panic over Ebola went too far

n their early attempts to prevent panic in the United States, government officials spoke too quickly and with too much assurance when they told Americans not to worry about the Ebola virus crossing the country's borders. Last month, President Obama announced that all the necessary steps had been taken “so that someone with the virus doesn't get on a plane for the United States.” Had the public realized what those precautions consisted of — merely checking travelers' temperatures, even though infected people can remain without a fever for weeks, and asking them whether they had been in close contact with Ebola patients — many Americans probably would have disagreed with the president. It was only a matter of weeks before Obama's words proved inaccurate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good luck on that last one!

Oct 09 05:53

Ebola crisis: global response has ‘failed miserably’, says World Bank chief

The president of the World Bank, Jim Kim, admitted on Wednesday that the international community had “failed miserably” in its response to the Ebola virus that has killed more than 3,800 people in west Africa and warned that the crisis now affecting Spain and the US was going to get much worse.

Amid signs yesterday that western governments were being forced to take the risks of a global pandemic more seriously, Kim said he wanted them to back a new $20bn (£12bn) global health fund that would be able to react instantly to emergencies.

“It’s late. It’s really late,” he said in an interview with the Guardian before the annual meeting of the Washington-based organisation this weekend.

Oct 09 05:52

Majority of Americans Want Flights Banned From Ebola Countries: Survey

A majority of Americans support banning all flights to the United States from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak, an exclusive NBC News online survey reveals.

The survey, which was conducted by SurveyMonkey and then weighted for age, race, sex, education and region to match U.S. Census data, found that 58 percent of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from West African countries hardest hit by the virus, such as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Twenty percent of respondents opposed a travel ban, and the rest said they didn’t know.

Oct 09 05:50

Airline Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola Exposure Fears

Nearly 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job overnight, striking over health and safety issues that include fears over possible exposure to Ebola.

The protest involves Air Serv cabin cleaners in Terminal D at New York’s LaGuardia airport, a contractor that serves Delta, as well as supporting workers from LaGuardia and JFK International airports.

Protesting workers carried signs and chanted during today’s rally, protesting against conditions that they say often find them encountering hypodermic needles, vomit and blood.

Oct 08 14:26

Could take 48 hours to confirm if deputy has Ebola

Crews transported a patient exhibiting "signs and symptoms of Ebola" from a Frisco CareNow to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

"Right now, there are more questions than answers about this case," said Wendell Watson, a spokesman with the hospital.

The patient was identified as Sgt. Michael Monnig, a deputy who accompanied county health officials Zachary Thompson and Christopher Perkins into the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan stayed in Dallas.

Oct 08 13:04

CDC: Airborne Ebola possible but unlikely

The Ebola virus becoming airborne is a possible but unlikely outcome in the current epidemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden said Tuesday.

Oct 08 12:39

Frisco paramedics transporting patient believed to be exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms

The patient, dressed in shorts and wearing a surgical mask and a plastic head covering, just walked out of the facility and into the ambulance, which had been covered in plastic. That patient will likely transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan was hospitalized.

We are working to determine if this person is among the 48 people the Centers for Disease Control is monitoring. So far there has been no comment from the CDC, which already had a 3 p.m. press conference scheduled.

There are also conflicting reports concerning the patient. Frisco officials earlier said he claimed to have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, but Care Now says he told them he’d been to Africa.

Oct 08 12:20

Obama’s priority: Not protecting Americans

There was a time when an outbreak of a deadly disease overseas would bring virtually unanimous agreement that our top priority should be to keep it overseas. Yet Barack Obama has refused to bar entry to the United States by people from countries where the Ebola epidemic rages, as Britain has done.

The reason? Refusing to let people with Ebola enter the United States would conflict with the goal of fighting the disease. In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas.

As if to emphasize his priorities, President Obama has ordered thousands of American troops to go into Ebola-stricken Liberia, disregarding the dangers to those troops and to other Americans when the troops return.

What does this say about Obama?

Oct 08 12:12

Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?

“If you try to shut down air travel and sea travel, you risk affecting to a huge extent the economy, people’s livelihoods and their ability to get around without stopping the virus from traveling,” said Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are still looking at Ebola as a political and economic issue, rather than a potential major health crisis.

Oct 08 12:09

Texas Wants 2nd Possible Ebola Patient Put in Protective Custody

Texas wants a second patient "reasonably suspected of being infected" with Ebola put into protective custody in Dallas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report came out two days ago. And today I can find no reports that this individual has been located, let alone placed in isolation. It is clear that this patient is not willing to follow the precautions, and is acting like Gaëtan Dugas, the Air Canada flight attendant who recklessly spread AIDS among the gay community from coast to coast!

Oct 08 12:01

Homeland Security Orders Agents To Monitor All Travelers To US For "General Signs Of Illness"

*U.S. AIRPORTS TO TAKE TEMPS OF TRAVELERS FROM W. AFRICA: WPOST

The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection.

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says Customs and Border Protection agents are also handing out factsheets to travelers with details of what symptoms to look for and directions to call a doctor if they become sick within 21 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two problems with taking temperatures of travelers from West Africa. First, if the passenger has been taking ibuprofen, they may not show an increased temperature. Second, Thomas Duncan did not arrive on a plane from Africa but from Brussels!

And people who appear to be sick are being handed a pamphlet. In short, these are totally ineffective measures being implimented for no other reason than to make it look like the government is doing something about Ebola.

Oct 08 11:53

World Bank issues dire warning about Ebola's economic impact

The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads to neighboring countries in West Africa, the World Bank Group said Wednesday.

Oct 08 11:45

RED ALERT! Health Agency of Canada Caught Removing Ebola 'Airborne' Info!

Oct 08 11:38

Touchdown! Virgin Spacecraft Prototype Soars Over Mojave, Testing Re-Entry System

Virgin Galactic has finished yet another stepping-stone to its first commercial spaceflight. The New Mexico-based company sent SpaceShipTwo aloft on a test of the re-entry system Oct. 7, making a safe landing at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

Oct 08 11:37

Viral Intelligence

The CDC thinks that American hospitals are prepared to handle Ebola. RNs beg to differ. Nurses, the frontline care providers in U.S. hospitals, say they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients arriving in their hospital emergency departments infected with Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that U.S. hospitals are prepared to handle such patients.

However, they grossly mishandled their first case. They got the diagnosis wrong and sent the patient home. “The Texas case is a perfect example,” said Micker Samios, a triage nurse in the emergency department at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the nation’s capital. “In addition to not being prepared, there was a flaw in diagnostics as well as communication,” Samios said. Partially because of the mistaken diagnosis the number of “contact traces” for the man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has risen to 100, officials say.

Oct 08 11:01

FLASHBACK - Project for the New American Century advocated ethnically sensitive bioweapons.

From page 60: "And advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."

Oct 08 10:48

FLASHBACK - **LEAKED RECORDING FROM CFR SWINE FLU SCARE MONGERING

Oct 08 10:46

Kellogg spends $250,000 against GMO labeling in Oregon

Kellogg is a large contributor to a group against an initiative in Oregon to label genetically modified foods, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

The publication reported Tuesday the Battle Creek-based company has contributed $250,000 to the "No on 92 Coal