First Ever Ebola Case On US Soil As Patient Lands In Atlanta; CDC Urges Calm - Live Feed

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A plane carrying Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa, landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, at around 11am this morning - the first ever case of Ebola on US soil. He is being escorted to Emory Hospital under police escort. His colleague Nancy Writebol will arrive later on a separate flight as the planes are equipped to deal with one quarantined patient at a time. As ABC reports, both are listed in "serious but stable condition." The CDC's director explained the infected patients pose little risk to others, adding "these are American citizens. American citizens have a right of return. I certainly hope people’s fear doesn’t trump their compassion." What is perhaps raising that fear among Americans (and frankly the world after yesterday's WHO warning of "high risks of spread to other countries") is the fact that, as Reuters reports, more than 100 health workers fighting Ebola have contracted it themselves.

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As ABC reports, this is the first time the Emory Hospital unit will house patients who are truly infected with a dangerous disease.

Samaritan's Purse confirmed that Dr. Kent Brantly was the first American patient to be evacuated from Liberia aboard a private air ambulance. The flight landed about 11 a.m. Saturday.



Brantly and Nancy Writebol, an aid worker, will be treated at a specialized unit at Emory University in Atlanta.


Both Brantly and Writebol are listed in "serious but stable condition," according to Samaritan's Purse, the aid group Brantly for which worked. Writebol is expected to arrive in the U.S. early next week.


Brantly and Writebol worked at a hospital in Liberia. He's the first patient infected with Ebola to be on U.S. soil.

The NY Times explains the treatment...

“The reason we are bringing these patients back to our facility is because we feel they deserve to have the highest level of care offered for their treatment,” Dr. Bruce S. Ribner, an infectious disease specialist at Emory who will be involved in their care, said at a Friday afternoon news conference.




“We depend on the body’s defenses to control the virus,” he said. “We just have to keep the patient alive long enough in order for the body to control this infection.”

And precautions...

“From the time the air ambulance arrives in the metropolitan Atlanta area, up to and including being hospitalized at Emory University Hospital, we have taken every precaution that we know and that our colleagues at the C.D.C. know to ensure that there is no spread of this virus pathogen,” he said.

But fear remains...

The director of the disease centers, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, agreed that the patients posed little risk to others. And he added: “These are American citizens. American citizens have a right of return. I certainly hope people’s fear doesn’t trump their compassion.”

And perhaps rightly so as Reuters reports up to 100 health workers have been infected while treating Ebola patients... As The American Dream's Michael Snyder notes, something is different this time...

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history, and this particular strain appears to be spreading much more easily than others have.  So far, 1,323 people have been infected in the nations of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.  Of those 1,323 victims, a whopping 729 of them have died.  But a number that is even more alarming was buried in the middle of a Reuters report on Friday.  According to Reuters, “more than 100 health workers” that have been fighting Ebola in Africa have contracted the virus themselves.  Considering the extraordinary measures that these health workers take to keep from getting the disease, that is quite chilling.  We are not just talking about one or two “accidents”.  We are talking about more than 100 of them getting sick.  If Ebola is spreading this easily among medical professionals in biohazard body suits that keep any air from touching the skin, what chance are the rest of us going to have if this virus gets out into the general population?

In case you are tempted to think that this could not be possible and that I am just exaggerating, here is the relevant part of the Reuters article that I was talking about…

More than 100 health workers have been infected by the viral disease, which has no known cure, including two American medics working for charity Samaritan’s Purse. More than half of those have died, among them Sierra Leone’s leading doctor in the fight against Ebola, Sheik Umar Khan, a national hero.

This has the potential to be the greatest health crisis of our lifetimes.

But don’t just take my word for it.  The following is what the head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, just told the press about the disease

“If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries.”

That certainly doesn’t sound good.

Remember, there is no vaccine for Ebola and there is no cure.

Most of the people that get it end up dying.

And right now even our most extreme containment procedures are failing to keep health workers from contracting the disease.

I put the following quote in an article the other day, but I think that it is worth repeating.  The health professionals that are on the front lines of the Ebola fight in Africa are going to extraordinary lengths to keep from getting the virus…

To minimise the risk of infection they have to wear thick rubber boots that come up to their knees, an impermeable body suit, gloves, a face mask, a hood and goggles to ensure no air at all can touch their skin.


Dr Spencer, 27, and her colleagues lose up to five litres of sweat during a shift treating victims and have to spend two hours rehydrating afterwards.


They are only allowed to work for between four and six weeks in the field because the conditions are so gruelling.


At their camp they go through multiple decontaminations which includes spraying chlorine on their shoes.

But those precautions are not working.

More than 100 of them have already gotten sick.

So why is this happening?

Nobody seems to know.

Like I said, something is different this time.

A top Liberian health official has already stated that this outbreak is “above the control of the national government” and that it could easily develop into a “global pandemic”.

It is absolutely imperative that this disease be contained until experts can figure out why it seems to be spreading so much more easily than before.

But instead, health officials are beginning to ship Ebola patients all over the planet.

In fact, two American health workers that have contracted Ebola are being shipped to a hospital in Atlanta

Two American medical missionaries diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia could be back in the USA next week for treatment at a special medical isolation unit at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, the U.S. State Department said Friday.

The State Department did not name the two individuals, saying only that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was facilitating their transfer on a non-commercial flight and would “maintain strict isolation upon arrival in the United States.”


One is to arrive Monday in a small jet outfitted with a special, portable tent designed for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases. The second is to arrive a few days later, said doctors at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, where they will be treated.

Could this potentially spread the virus to our shores?

I am sure that they are taking as many precautions as they can.

However, even if those patients do not spread the disease to this country, the reality of the matter is that it will always be just a plane ride away.  All it takes is for one person carrying the virus to get on one plane.

And if Ebola does start spreading in the United States, it could change life in this nation almost overnight.

We could very easily see forced quarantines and draconian restrictions on travel.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “This Is What Could Happen If Ebola Comes To The United States“.

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Finally, since every crisis and tragedy has an opportunistic silver lining, and "can't be put to waste," those who prefer to see the Ebola epidemic as opening avenues of profitability are encouraged to read the following article on a Canadian company which just may be the next CYNK, especially if the Ebola crisis does indeed spread away from "only" Africa.

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Elliptico's picture

It does if Reagan is president and the sick people are gay.

svayambhu108's picture

Lesson: Countries that don't get islamic crazy: take some ebola!

Winston Churchill's picture

Now thats one plane that should have been taken down by a SAM.

Latina Lover's picture

Too bad he didn't land in Washington and inflect our congress critters. Imagine the cheers, from coast to coast.

Latina Lover's picture

I also think that the Stock Markets are about to crash, so the government needs to find a way to distract the masses. Ebola is a good start.

GetZeeGold's picture




CDC Urges Calm


The CDC needs to get it's ass kicked!

The Limerick King's picture



Don't be afraid of ebola

Or storms like the one that hit NOLA

The world's bigggest threat

Is the size of our debt

And Elites coming after our COLA

jaap's picture

As Mary Harf said EBOLA ATTACK:


and what "mission" is she talking about?

Liberal's picture

Our government in action, y'all!
Anyone else getting as horny as I am watching these studs in action? Anyone??

Troll Magnet's picture

Shoulda just sent them to Israel. Coulda saved a lot of fuel and, well, you know.

SWRichmond's picture

What could possibly go wrong?

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

In Russia is not "right of return" for citizen infected of high contagious viral pathogen. Amerika is stupid dumb!

Manthong's picture

@ Elliptico

I suggest you get you get your facts straight (here) . and stop being a victim of gasy libtard activist propaganda.


“For the record, Reagan first mentioned AIDS, in response to a question at a press conference, on Sept. 17, 1985. On Feb. 5, 1986, he made a surprise visit to the Department of Health and Human Services where he said, “One of our highest public health priorities is going to be continuing to find a cure for AIDS.” He also announced that he’d tasked Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to prepare a major report on the disease. Contrary to the prevailing wisdom, Reagan dragged Koop into AIDS policy, not the other way around.”

“The administration increased AIDS funding requests from $8 million in 1982 to $26.5 million in 1983, which Congress bumped to $44 million, a number that doubled every year thereafter during Reagan’s presidency.”

Do a little research and you will find that Reagan did not want to focus attention on the issue like the maniac activists, but because of the smear campaigns he did a lot more than most will ever know.

AIDS was not even a national issue when he first took office.

I doubt that the drugs available today to suppress AIDS would have been developed quite so quickly were it not for the jump start he gave the research during most of his tenure.



JoeSexPack's picture

The patients are connected to respirators that heat all exhalations over 200 F, killing all viruses?

Of course not, their breath contains saliva & mucus, which hold ebola, which is spread when they breathe. Airplanes recycle air during flight, so now those pumps are infected. Are they sterilized? Ha ha!!!

MSM lying as usual.

Skateboarder's picture

"You see, we keep the Ebola virus air on that side, and clean air on this side, using this piece of paper as a divider."

"Does it work?"

"Fuck if I know. I'm just waiting for happy hour."

Xibalba's picture
Dr. Eric R. Pianka

"Pianka's acceptance speech[13] for the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist Award from the Texas Academy of Science[14] resulted in a controversy in the popular press when Forrest Mims, vice-chair of the Academy's section on environmental science, claimed in theSociety for Amateur Scientists e-journal The Citizen Scientist that Pianka had "endorsed the elimination of 90 percent of the human population" through a disease such as an airborne strain of the Ebola virus.[15] Mims claimed that Pianka said the Earth would not survive unless its population was reduced by 90% suggesting that the planet would be "better off" if the human population were reduced and that a mutant strain of Ebola (which has up to a 90% mortality rate) would be the most efficient means."  

But it's not airborn, you say? 

"While many medical professionals labored to better treat and prevent outbreaks of Ebola, a team of Soviet scientists set out to turn the virus into a weapon. They initially encountered difficulties cultivating Ebola in the laboratory, enjoying more success with the development of Marburg hemorrhagic fever. By the early 1990s, however, they had solved the problem [source: ­Alibek]. While the virus normally spreads through physical contact with bodily secretions, researchers have observed it spread through the air under laboratory conditions."


Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Who is going to be the real life "Omega Man"??

COSMOS's picture

Why couldnt they take him to one of those navy hospital ships, they are top notch, and they are naturally quarantined

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

They probably don't have level 4 containment on those ships, but that would have been a better plan. Too bad the Pentagram was busy building/maintaining obsolete warships instead.

tenpanhandle's picture

Was that a plane?  Looked like a black swan to me.

bitcoinbear's picture



Brantly and Nancy look so happy, I wish I had Ebola!

MalteseFalcon's picture

This is an absolute outrage.  These two "people" are now regrettably nothing more than ebola-laden pus bags.  The "scientists" want the "specimens" here because it would be "neat" to study this new airborne strain of Ebola.  Go to Africa to study it?  Far, far too dangerous my boy.  Fuck the CDC, Samaritan's purse and WHO.  Who?  WHO, motherf--ker, WHO.


Martian Moon's picture

Alex Jones mentioned the hospital they did go to only has Level 2 containment

You'd almost swear authorities are hoping the virus escapes

Winston Churchill's picture

SOP for warships under GQ's is to pressurize the hull ,to force air out if there is a

minor breach.It is the primary defence against an(NBC) Nuclear Biological Chemical attack.

On a contaiment ward this should be reversed. Does Emory have this very basic, and vital

capability ?


The Alarmist's picture

They probably do.  The more amusing thing about facilities like this is the decon protocol, which is someting akin to filling an electric frying pay full of Lysol and letting it rip.  There are so many points where containment could fail, so it is scary to think that TPTB actually think they can fully appreciate the dangers to which they have exposed us.  

sleigher's picture

Just like the smoking section at the restaurant.  The smoke always stays in the smoking section, everyone knows that.

0b1knob's picture

One fact I don't think any MSM is reporting is the fact that ebola has become a sexually transmitted disease in Africa.   The virus is present in semen from the time infection.   In survivors of the disease the virus is still present 3 months after recovery.    Many of the first cases were tracable to a single prostitute.   One of the reasons for its rapid spread is polygamous marriage, widespread promiscuity and prostitution, and the peculiar African practice of "dry sex" (look it up if you dare).

If ebola gets loose in the gay community of the US and Europe it will make AIDS look like picnic.

Xibalba's picture

I'm sure that Emory is totally prepared for the coming solar storm, right?  They have everything emp proofed.  No chance of contagion.  

Manthong's picture

So I take it everything is in place for the false flag EMP attack over Atlanta?

Gee.. I think my conspiracy SARC gauge just blew off my dashboard.

Manthong's picture

I was referring to the hospital's preparedness for an electro magnetic incident.

Solar storm.. nuke.. cosmic ray burst..

Take your pick.

Keyser's picture

Evil is a better description...

NoDecaf's picture

Imagine if his stretcher went out the back of the amublance because they didn't lock the doors. The helicopters recording live as he rolls down the highway, and the split screen has some talking head from the CDC telling us not to worry.

Tall Tom's picture

There is no "Right of Return" for Americans.


Tell that to Americans turned away, directly after 9/11, when they temporarily closed the ports of entry.


There is no Rule of Law. They just make up the rules as they go aloing. Most are too asleep to know any better or care.


Are they going to isolate these people who are working with these patients?



Urban Redneck's picture

Not only is there no recognized "right of return" in the USA (or Israel, or anywhere else). The Cocksucker-in-Chief and his AG have asserted in writing that they that have the right to drone and kill US citizens who they deem pose a threat to the United States without due process of law.

If the CDC Director is really this naive about the legal framework under which he is supposed to manage the CDC then Americans should be very afraid.

atomp's picture

I support a Right of Return for American citizens, but...

I strongly oppose any and all illegal Ebola aliens entering the country, documented or not.

Tall Tom's picture

There is no Right of Return. There has never been a Right of Return.


Whether or not YOU support it has no bearing.


We quarentine animals that enter into the Country as they have the chance of carrying infectious disease.


If you showed any symptoms of infectious disease...EVEN WELL BEFORE 9/ were not allowed to fly in most cases.




And yet the US Government violates all protocols by flying these people in,

insists on flying these people in,


and then uses them as political pawns in order to demonstrate "COMPASSION"?





logicalman's picture

I guess random events don't produce big enough crises for the fools at the helm of government.

Looks more and more like every village in US sent its idiot to DC.

Stupid, criminal, insane are the words that spring to mind here.

Have to agree regarding their own personal content - they have a TRUE understanding of what they are up against. Pols mostly have no clue of the concept of personal risk.



atomp's picture

Right over your head I guess.  Lighten up Francis.

tvdog's picture

@Tall Tom:

There is no Right of Return. There has never been a Right of Return.

I was certain you were wrong about this. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights both require that a person be permitted to return to his own country. It seems you are correct, though. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was just a U.N. General Assembly resolution and is not legally binding in the U.S. Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights specifies the right of return, but the Senate ratified the treaty with the declaration that "the provisions of Article 1 through 27 of the Covenant are not self-executing," which means that the right of return specified in the treaty is unenforceable in court.

So yes, a person with ebola could legally be kept out of the U.S., citizen or not.

And politicians talking about compassion are never to be trusted.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Fascnating comment via youtube.

The head spins at the possible storylines evolving....

"This is a real virus that will be released in the USA to depopulate us.  Vaccine testing is going to be done on the illegals.  They have them in facilities now to start testing on them.  Why do you think that they need real live people already infected brought here?  We are going to then be placed in martial law.  Signed sealed and delivered.?"

acetinker's picture

CDC don't much care about these patients, but it's real important to them to get this variant on file.  I can just imagine the 'scientists' breathlessly collecting tissue samples, never knowing WHO they work for.  It's more than likely a bioweapon, Boris, so CDC would be very interested to see how it affects the intended targets.  Both of the victims appear to be of European descent.

PhysicalRealm's picture

Bingo, Boris!  These people voluntarily went into an area where they'd be exposed to an untreatable, hyper-infectious disease.  They should have had to promise to come back clean or not come back at all.

However, with Monsanto profiting, it's no wonder 'we' brought them here:

Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Monsanto and Dept. of Defense help fund pharma company that could earn billions from Ebola treatment
There are some experimental drugs under development by pharma companies that show some promise, but nothing is commercialized yet. (9)
One fascinating development worth investigating further is that TEKMIRA Pharmaceuticals, a company working on an anti-Ebola drug, just received a $1.5 million cash infusion from none other than Monsanto. Click here to read the press release, which states "Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing novel RNAi therapeutics and providing its leading lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery technology to pharmaceutical partners."
The money from Monsanto is reportedly related to the company's developed of RNAi technology used in agriculture. The deal is valued at up to $86.2 million, according to the WSJ. (11)
Another press release about Tekmira reveals a $140 million contract with the U.S. military for Ebola treatment drugs:

... and note we deliberately didn't prepare for this:

The Troubling Truth Behind the Ebola Outbreak
Failure to Prepare

... and WHO's $100 million plan!  Follow the money, people!

Ebola outbreak: WHO launching $100M plan as death toll tops 700


Gold Eyed Cat's picture


It bothers me that these two Americans loved strangers so much they flew off to Africa to care for them.  But now, they don't give a shit about strangers, and are perfectly happy to drag Ebola back to a US hospital full of people.  WTF?  Where did all that heroic compassion, and self-sacrifice go?