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Nigeria Declares State Of Emergency: "Everyone In The World Is At Risk" From Ebola, CDC Issues Level 1 "All-Hands Call"

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With over 932 dead, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its highest level alert for an all-hands on deck response to the crisis in West Africa (that is spreading across the world). While President Obama proclaimed we are prepared and itis "not easily transmitted," it appears that is not entirely true. Meanwhile, CDC Director Frieden's "deep concerns" have been confirmed as Nigeria’s health minister has declared a health emergency as the deadly Ebola virus gained a foothold in Africa’s most populous nation, according to news reports. Nigerian authorities moved quickly late Wednesday, gathering isolation tents as five more cases of the Ebola Virus were confirmed in Lagos (the world's 4th most populous city with 21 million people). Most international flights from West Africa are also now screening passengers.

 

 

As Yahoo reports,

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued its highest alert for an all-hands on deck response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

 

"Ops Center moved to Level 1 response to given the extension to Nigeria & potential to affect many lives," CDC chief Tom Frieden said on Twitter.

 

Level 1 is the highest on a 1-6 scale and signals that increased staff and resources will be devoted to the outbreak.

 

"Basically this activation allows us to pull resources from throughout the agency to respond to this," said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner.

 

He said it was the first time since 2009 that the Level 1 alert had been issued. Back then it was in response to the outbreak of H1N1 flu.

As The Washington Post reports,

Nigeria’s health minister has declared a health emergency as the deadly Ebola virus gained a foothold in Africa’s most populous nation, according to news reports.

 

“This is a national emergency. Everyone in the world today is at risk. The experience of Nigeria opens the eyes of the world,” Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu told the country’s House of Representatives. Nigerian authorities moved quickly late Wednesday, gathering isolation tents as five more cases of the Ebola Virus were confirmed in Lagos, a city bursting with 21 million people.

 

All five people are believed to be health workers who had direct contact with one man traveling from Ebola-ridden Liberia to Nigeria — making this country the fourth now infiltrated by the deadly disease.

 

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“Yesterday the first known Nigerian to die of Ebola was recorded,” Chukwu told reporters in Abuja on Wednesday. “This was one of the nurses that attended to the Liberian. The other five [newly confirmed] cases are being treated at an isolation ward.”

 

Idris said this is the time “for everyone to be vigilant, especially with regard to relating to people who are ill.”

As Bloomberg reports,

Most international airlines flying to West Africa in the grip of the deadly Ebola outbreak are counting on stepped-up passenger screening as they continue serving the region.

 

Air France fliers in some cities must complete health questionnaires and be checked for symptoms, including an elevated temperature, before boarding cards are issued. Delta Air Lines Inc. said travelers are being checked at the airport in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the countries hit by Ebola.

 

Only two airlines have suspended flights to West Africa so far, with British Airways opting yesterday to join Gulf carrier Emirates in pulling back.

 

U.S. carriers “that fly to the affected countries remain in steady contact with government agencies and health officials, and have procedures in place to monitor and quickly respond to potential health concerns,” said Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Airlines for America trade group.

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Barack Obama says that Ebola is "not something that is easily transmitted" and that everything is under control...

According to this comment - supposedly written by someone who works in a hospital laboratoryMichael Snyder shares three quotes that we found particularly sobering...

 

#1 "Even in the United States, out of all the various hospitals I have worked at, there is no hope of containing anything like this. One of the largest hospitals I worked at only had two reverse flow isolation rooms. TWO, let that sink in for a minute."

 

#2 "Patients only show up to the hospital when they go symptomatic. So by the time they get there, they've already infected their entire family, their work group, and anyone they got within a few feet of on the way to the hospital. When they get there the ER nurses would treat it either like Flu, or Sepsis. But the whole time the patient is infecting all of them. And all of them, in turn, begin to infect everyone else in the exact same way. If this is as virulent as the WHO thinks it might be, by the time people realize what is going on, there will be more sick people than there would be beds available at every hospital in the US combined."

 

#3 "So don't expect miracles from front line hospital staff, we don't have the tools, and we certainly do not have the manpower. Ask anyone in the medical field how much overtime they could work if they felt like it, don't even get me started on how thinly stretched people in the industry are. Though I suppose if this does turn into something, that will become apparent very, very fast."

 

There is no way in the world that our medical professionals are going to be able to handle a full-blown Ebola pandemic.

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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:56 | 5058176 y3maxx
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"USSA War" on....Drugs, Terrorism, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Racism etc etc...now add "War on Ebola"...Need to keep the Amurikan sheeple in check

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:58 | 5058207 junction
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Time for the Nigerian kleptocrats to take their ill-gotten gains and move west, say to Martha's Vineyard, an island retreat from Ebola hemorraghic fever.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:12 | 5058291 Grifter
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I never thought I'd see a Godlike Productions link on ZH.  That saddens me.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:17 | 5058314 negative rates
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Give it to mikey, he'll try anything.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:27 | 5058367 SafelyGraze
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you are instructed to report to your nearest quarantine facility

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:30 | 5058387 Publicus
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Look it up, children are mostly immue to ebola.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:37 | 5058429 robertocarlos
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So that's why the new "Smiley Town" sign went up in my hood.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:43 | 5058466 flacon
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If you've been contemplating leaving the USSA - now is the time to do it; before they close the borders [temporairly] permanently. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:30 | 5058677 Spine01
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My family has been in the health care industry for more than 80 years combining three generations. Everything they say in the comments above is an understatement. Sadly, it's even worse than they say, the reason is that the way ER titration of patients works, patients exhibiting flu like symptoms, including vomiting will be titrated last as of current procedures and thus made to wait for hours, some times 4 to 6 hours before somebody sees them. By that time they'd have contaminated 20 to 30 people on the average size ER in the US. Once they suspect that they have the virus, it'll take them 48 to 72 hours to get the verification done. So, unless they are ready to isolate millions of people, it'll be impossible to handle. Specially with flu season coming as the epidemic grows exponentially in Nigeria.

Unless a quick test is designed and the supply chain strategy worked out to get a test done in hours anywhere in the US, there will be no way of stopping this.

This leads to prioritization, where anybody who does the mathematical analysis will see that the only way to control the propagation is to set up your defenses where you can succeed at controlling the propagation of the disease, and then isolating the places where you can't control propagation and letting them burn out, that is, outside of the places you have protected. The problem is that it will be hard to distinguish if your are locking people where you can't control propagation out, of if your are locking people where you can control propagation in.

By the way, epidemiology is based on relatively simple mathematics and vector analysis, where vectors here refer to the propagation vectors.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:42 | 5058774 CrazyCooter
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Thank you for sharing your experience/background. Accurate info is so valuable in these situations. Any comments on the exerpt below from the previous thread? I posted later in the evening AK time and most folks might have missed it. Reposting for convenience. NOTE: due to the size of the thread - links only work if you are logged in.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-06/ebola-deaths-go-exponential-nig...

I have enjoyed your perspective on other posts and was wanting to ask a curious question that I am sure is of ancillary interest to others on ZH, although my situation is unusual.

If this variant of Ebola has legs (i.e. it is more communicable) and genuinely begins to spread, what is your opinion as to how that might play out in a modern world with air travel, sea travel, porous borders, and the like? To be specific, could a small town genuinely "block off its major roads" and have a legitimate benefit? I can see where cities would be screwed, given population density, but is there a point where the sparsity really begins to matter?

Take me as an example. I live in a small town in Alaska (30k) people with no roads in or out; folks come in by boat or by plane. If this got serious, is *all* air travel really going to stop? Water based traffic? Road traffic? This will significantly interrupt food supplies, fuel supplies, etc, so it might go on for a little while, but to do so in excess of the incubation plus illness phase could easily be 45 days which is likely well beyond most peoples resources to "self-quarantine".

In parallel, do the "super wealthy" really have an out hiding on a desert island or equivalent, waiting for things to blow over? This might either substantiate or dismiss claims by some with regards to chance it is intended or natural (we do have a lot of crazy shit going on right now - that is for sure).

How you reply might be informative for others in similar rural situations where the only difference might only really be road access.

I know this is speculative by nature, but you clearly seem to be both (1) a legitimate ZH poster and (2) interested in sharing informed opinions.

Regards,

Cooter

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-06/ebola-deaths-go-exponential-nig...

Dear Cooter,

Please take what I have to say as my opinion only. Everyone is very concerned over this including myself but I DONT want to cause panic. We need our heads straight to deal with this, possibly serious, threat.

I think you should focus on the pandemic flu of 1917 as a possible answer to your question. Even then,with limited travel as compared to today, Alaska saw significant deaths from Influenza. There are so many theories why this flu was so virulent and I'm not sure if one or multiple concurrent variables were at play. But what I wish for you to take away from is that remoteness is no guarantee of safety. Not to scare you but to induce you not to be complacent. Look at the Black Plague for answers as well. What people fail to realize was there were multiple outbreaks. Each wave flowing over regions, to burn out and then erupt again. So, when people thought it was safe and resumed commerce, it hit again.

It is possible for Ebola just to burn out. This is how small pox was eradicated. With no insect vector nor animal reservoir, when the last person died it was over. Ebola has an animal reservoir. If it can establish one in this country we are finished because it will have the possibility hide for years before erupting again when it finds a sufficient host.

If you seriously plan to ride this out if it becomes a serious pandemic, you need to put up enough food/water/ supplies for YEARS and this means no contact with anyone. Not very practical for most including me. The uber wealthy during the Black Plague did retreat to their vast estates and did not suffer as the commoners but it was not 100%. Remember, if you venture out prematurely you are exposed to the agent and you have no better immunity then anyone else. There is something to be said for virulence dropping over time. When the polio vaccine was developed, cases were dropping in incidence. The vaccine simply dropped it faster. Ebola, over time, may lose virulence but historically this hasn't been the case until after millions have succumbed.

I'm sorry. I'm really sounding negative and fatalistic. I'm not intending to be so, just honest. Frankly I hope someone posts proof I'm way off the mark here and I will sleep better myself. I much rather be branded the tin foil hat loser than be correct.

Be well and God bless.

Miffed;-)

Regards,

Cooter

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:20 | 5059322 pods
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Absolute horeshit!  Quit pimping out your fucking rag while you are at it.

And YES, I do take CS, and have seen ZERO effectiveness on a virus.  For bacterial infections it has no equal, especially for topical use.

Quit the BS and put up or shut up with this crap links.

Quote from your link: "flesh-eating Ebola virus"  (muddying the water with a flesh eating bacteria found in warm, brackish water.

"They tell us that because the Ebola Virus strain devastating West Africa is a novel one, no antibiotic can touch it and that the organism has an astonishing kill rate of 90%."

Antibiotics cannot kill it not because it is a novel virus, but because it IS a VIRUS.

"And the kill rate for this disease of convenience, genetically engineered to be more deadly than ever before, just happens, I am sure coincidentally, to be the exact number depopulationists like Bill Gates and George Soros have wet dreams about: 90%."

Sure would love a reference on that besides circular forum posts.

"The US government study (declassified in 2009) which showed definitively that Nano Silver at 10 PPM is the definitive prevention and therapy for Ebola virus “somehow” got “overlooked.” We do not know how long before that the work actually took place, but the US civilian authorities knew not later than 2009 that there is a cure, treatment and prevention for Ebola virus"

WTFF?

"“THERE IS NO CURE, NO PREVENTION AND NO TREATMENT” for this disease apparently engineered at a Level II Biosecurity Laboratory inside Kenama Hospital in Sierra Leone.  As a matter of public record, the Level II BioSecurityfacility was funded by George Soros, Bill and Melinda Gates, the US, WHO, Tulane University and a bunch of other bad actors who apparently want to see most of us dead."

Go piss on a fence with this shit.  If you want to pimp out your miraculous cures, pony up and BUY some space here, I am sure that Tyler would not care.

pods

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:28 | 5059377 Four chan
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the weak spot as i see it is the plane itself, if one person gets sick on it it lands they get off and the plane takes off with another raft of the soon to be infected, it lands with the newly infected and takes off again ect... till the whole world is quickly infected, a couple days at the most.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:43 | 5059493 redpill
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Those tiny little bathrooms on the plane sure don't help.  It's hard to keep sanitary in there even when you are healthy, much less when you are starting to get feverish and if there's a bit of turbulence.  So if someone comes down with symptoms on a long flight and is using those facilities, it seems to me the easiest way to spread.  Obviously if you are sitting next to them in a crowded coach seat it's not good either, but on a long plane ride all the passengers are going to use the restroom eventually.

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:09 | 5060856 BellyBrain
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John Rappaport and Jim Stone already cracked this one, folks.  The "scare" is massively over-hyped, and the cure is simple:  Lots of Vitamin-C.  Silver doesn't touch viruses, but Vitamin-C does.  I would add iodine to that as well, because it strengthens the immune system.  Iosol or LL's Magnetic Nascent Iodine are some of the best.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:16 | 5060182 PacOps
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And then there is the dependable Mailman (or Mailperson, if you wish) - delivering to us thru rain, sleet or snow, dropping the days post thru my front door mailslot after it has been handled by who knows how many individuals on its trip to my home. 

Long spray bottles of bleach.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:52 | 5058813 MarsInScorpio
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Spine:

 

Thank you for your post.

 

And to think that just a few days ago the CDC was touting the safety, and lack of outbreak likelyhood in the US.

 

As always, the government lies. They are truly sick bastards who should be incarcerated as the criminals that they are. Like the MSM, they have this parent-child mentality towards us, and think that whatever they do is because we are incapable of understanding the truth of the situation and dealing with it appropriately.

 

Yes, they are sick bastards.

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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:16 | 5058958 kaiserhoff
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Lots of polyglots here.  Spine has to mean TRIAGE  which he describes quite well.  Titration is a largely obsolete acidity testing method.

The rest of the piece is quite helpful.  Thanks.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16 | 5059295 Urban Redneck
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Titration better not be obsolete to anyone whose backup plan involves fighting ebola outside the system with their own I.V. (saline or vitamin C).

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:59 | 5059607 cougar_w
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Heh. Thought maybe I was the only one noticed.

"Triage" has another use, and anyone from the military or disaster training will know. When there are huge numbers of wounded you deploy a triage proccess to decide which injured are treatable and move them forward, and anyone who is likely to die shortly is given a sedative and moved to the side.

Yeah we'll be seeing a lot of "triage" in the future, but not the good kind either. Hospitals will become places where you go to die, and that's all.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:57 | 5059183 Uber Vandal
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Once this thing becomes "shit got real" on our door step, does anyone think that any health care worker is really going to go to work, esp those that actually do something such as housekeeping, or a CNA, or even a RN?

Basically, just basic services would cease to function, for people would either be dead, dying, or terrified (rightfully so) to leave home.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:54 | 5059576 photonsoflight
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So your saying obamacare won't save us? /sarc

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:02 | 5059635 cougar_w
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Healthcare workers are a dedicated bunch. I've worked around quite a few, and most of them absolutely will go right in there. They'll be scared, but they are driven by compassion and duty, so they'll go.

We will lose a few of them. Maybe, a lot of them.

This is so sad. I don't know what to say except I wish them luck, and be safe, and come back.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:56 | 5060455 Totentänzerlied
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You can take that view and praise their suicidal (and mostly wasted, in the case of a real epidemic) dedication, and that's fine, but what about the fact that they all become  disease vectors?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:08 | 5060501 cougar_w
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Relax. Nobody is going to force you to comfort the dying.

As for vectors, they are already mostly around sick and dying people -- and during a national emergency wouldn't even be going home for days or weeks at a time -- so the matter of transmission it rather moot, don't you think?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:33 | 5060982 Totentänzerlied
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"Relax. Nobody is going to force you to comfort the dying."

Priests were hit hard in Europe's plagues, precisely because of this aspect of their job. There are stories of priests already ill by the time they'd finished performing the last rites.

Having spent some times in and out of hospitals, I agree with Spine01 that there would not be any containment. Seems like half of doctors wear their scrubs and coats outside during breaks or on the way home. Lots of hospital workers go out at least once per day to get lunch. The non-medical staff too.

Point is, there are no serious containment procedures in place at any hospital, visitors and employees come and go as they please, everyone breathes the same air, shares bathrooms, etc. Unless the entire hospital staff is going to be outfitted with NBC suits and/or the facility hermetically sealed in a giant plastic tent, there is essentially no chance of good containment. A hospital might as well be a restaurant or an airport. Transmission is not moot, it's how epidemics happen and why they are essentially impossible to stop. The fact that there is still international shipping and travel occurring to and from central and western Africa at this moment tells me all I need to know - no one is serious about containment if it means even a minor inconvenience to business as usual - the airport "screenings" are a total joke.

It just seems a bit silly to me to risk everything to fight something for which there is essentially no treatment and which is at this point impossible to contain. It'd be a different story if we were talking about quarantine centers where all possible precautions have been taken.

Things like reverse-flow/pressure ventilation air systems, NBC suits, military-grade gas masks, isolation facilities, etc. may seem expensive, but the cost utterly pales in comparison to the alternative. Instead we spend ever more money dealing with largely preventable/avoidable illnesses.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49 | 5062684 StychoKiller
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Be on the lookout for twelve monkeys, and a flock of fruit bats!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:59 | 5059197 lix333
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A diagnostic test was authorized by the Department of Defense to respond to the Ebola outbreak.

The test, called DoD EZ1 Real-time RT-PCR Assay,  is a pcr test kit.

CONX also has a test kit, a ELISA test kit.

Hopefully they can get these out in time to prevent spreading of this disease.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:48 | 5059532 Miffed Microbio...
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As someone who runs PCR daily I can attest to its specificity and sensitivity. The only problem is false positives due to contamination. Let me also point out if I were asked to run PCR on a possible Ebola patient I would refuse and go home on perminant vacation( mr miffed has insisted upon this) due to the fact I do not work in a BSL 4 laboratory. There are few of these at present in the USA. Healthcare workers will be potential vectors of this disease.

Miffed;-)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:06 | 5059663 cougar_w
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There is no real treatment, nothing is gained by primary diagnosis that cannot be cheaply attained by simple isolation until the disease runs its course. So I can't see where there is any way they are sending specimens to anything but a BSL-4 facility, and that only for research purposes and maybe tracking the introduction of the disease into new areas.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:49 | 5063056 StychoKiller
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In "The Andromeda Strain," the top-secret lab was also designed to develop biologics into weapons as well as find cures.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059859 Lost Word
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US Military investigated Ebola for both diagnostic tests & for bio-weapon.

Army Times reported Ebola is stable in aerosols.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/08/the-us-military-and-ebola-o...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:03 | 5059213 1000yrdstare
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They are ready to isolate people...(see FEMA camps)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:18 | 5060219 UGrev
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Empty chinese cities are starting to make sense.. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:58 | 5060046 SilverRhino
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Spine or Miffed (hell any ZH doctor's opinion solicited) .... your thoughts on this one? 

 

Worst case:

Imagine an Ebola + Influenza patient later this winter.   They're most likely dead men/women walking but perfect breeding grounds for BILLIONS of interactions between ebola and the flu.    And this could happen to thousands of people.   Results?

 

Ebola virus with a much hardier protein coat.  / Flu virus that induces hemorrhagic fever symptoms

Or .... Ebola + Rhinovirus.  

 

Ebola that is as contagious as the common cold.   With as many variants.

Or how about??  

 

  • Hemorrhagic Herpes
  • Hemorrhagic Chlaymidia
  • Hemorrhagic Measles 

 

 

Now before ANYONE says "Oh this shit will never happen" .... some thoughts 

 

  • In any given infected patient there are billions (10^9) of virii of potentially different types.  
  • Thousands of people infected : Quadrillions of interactions (10^12 interactions) 
  • Millions of people infected:  Quintillions of interactions (10^15 interactions)

 

 

Sure the odds could get ultra remote,  but with that many interactions statistically it becomes likely.

 

How RNA viruses exchange their genetic material

Chapter 43Viral Genetics

 

Recombination

Recombination involves the exchange of genetic material between two related viruses during coinfection of a host cell.

 

Recombination of Viral Genome

When two different strains of influenza infect a single cell, their genetic material can mix freely, resulting in a new third strain of influenza.

 

Box 3 | Recombination and viral emergence

For most RNA viruses, cross-species transmission is the most common way for a virus to enter a new host. Recombination could assist in this process because it enables viruses to explore a greater proportion of the sequence space than is accessible by mutation at any one time, thereby increasing the likelihood of finding a genetic configuration that facilitates host adaptation. Notably, many recently emerged human diseases are caused by RNA viruses that display active recombination or reassortment.

 

RNA viral types 

Same Order 

 

  • Filoviruses - Ebola, Marburg
  • Rhabdoviridae - Rabies 
  • Paramyxoviridae—includes Measles virus, Mumps virus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus

 

 

Same Group : Group V—negative-sense ssRNA viruses [all of the above]

Orthomyxoviridae—includes Influenza viruses

  • Hanta virus 
  • Lassa virus 

Other RNA types 

  • Rota virus -  Nearly every child in the world has been infected with rotavirus at least once by the age of five
  • Picornaviridae—includes Poliovirus, the common cold virus (Rhinovirus), Hepatitis A virus

 

Smallpox / Chickenpox are a DNA virii so that might be a blessing 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:49 | 5060408 Totentänzerlied
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Titration, also known as titrimetry,[1] is a common laboratory method of quantitative chemical analysis that is used to determine the unknown concentration of an identified analyte. - Wikipedia

 

The word you meant to use is triage. 46 upvotes and NO ONE pointed this out?

Edit: I see a few people 5 levels deep noticed too.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:04 | 5060483 Herd Redirectio...
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I think most read 'triage' and realized it was a mistake, but had no idea what titration is.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:48 | 5061061 Herd Redirectio...
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Bizarrely enough, titration can refer to 'titrating to bowel tolerance' of Vitamin C...

http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html

Bizarre, because it would seem this is one possible approach to handling Ebola.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:20 | 5058662 LFMayor
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Hudson: "So why don't you put them in charge, man!"

Oh, wait.  Technicallys speaking, it's already been done.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:58 | 5059605 InflammatoryResponse
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And just what makes you say that?

 

That makes about ZERO sense.   a Child's immune system isn't impervious to any viral infection.

 

that is absurd

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:09 | 5059680 cougar_w
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The only thing might save children is they are kept away from the dying, and the dead. Up to now, without close contact you didn't get the disease.

Though that might have changed recently. Children coming down with it would be evidence it has gone airborne.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:50 | 5059978 kaiserhoff
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In very general terms, human immunity peaks at about the age of ten.  That might or might not  help here.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:58 | 5060058 cougar_w
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We're talking nickles and dimes, though. Ebola is a bomb that goes off inside you, there is little real defense. If you are tough and lucky, you survive.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:30 | 5058391 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Nigerian gov't is just going to claim an emergency, take the money and do nothing as they watch their citizens die. Welcome to Aftrica.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:42 | 5058459 lordylord
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Don't forget that the CDC and WHO get a little off the top too. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:18 | 5059747 Carl Spackler
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Yes,for the  government elites this is a unique twist on Darwin's "Survival of the Fittest."

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:47 | 5058490 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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You understand little of Africa.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:23 | 5058672 LFMayor
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yeah, cow shit hut construction, petty graft and theft, tribalism and neo-stone age cultures are all pretty complex...  A guy could earn a PHD and make a career studying them.  Or distributing free shit amongst them.

that is, until he turns into a real life Kool Aid Man and red starts sloshing around and running out of him

OH YEAHHHHHHHH!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:38 | 5059461 Wait What
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it surprises me no one has brought up Edgar Allan Poe's Mask of the Red Death.

an allegory worth reading, considering the discussion of its epidemiology.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:44 | 5059503 LFMayor
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especially the "indomitable sway over all" part.  Yeah, makes me keep my eyes open, for sure.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:07 | 5059677 ajax
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Daniel Defoe's "A Journal of the Plague Year" is a terrific read ...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059477 25or6to4
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@LFMayor
Don't waste your time with Eirik because he is nothing but a multicultural ( read for whites only) worshiper. Just take a gander at his avatar. Wonder how much he paid that Nigierian hooker to hold his child? Better yet, has that baby's mother been informed about the photo op?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:39 | 5059906 Vampyroteuthis ...
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You understand little of Africa.

What is there to understand about a history of dictatorships, ethnic cleansing and billions of dollars pissed away into corrupt states? Please inform me Eirik? Forget that, go back to your rag Huffpo and feel better about looking down upon those lesser rednecks.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:04 | 5059231 nopalito
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Oh dear, here comes another wave of spam about some leader who left his $25,000,000 in Nigeria and needs our help.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:21 | 5059770 Carl Spackler
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Instead of sending your money, this time he will be asking you to go back to West Africa to get it for him !

(you get to share in the proceeds if you survive)

 

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:03 | 5058558 kieran1968
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"Air France fliers in some cities must complete health questionnaires..."

 

Q1. Do you feel a bit under the weather?

 

No?

 

Welcome aboard... Puke bag's in the pocket of the seat in front! If you fill it before we land, you may not be allowed off the plane. Have a nice flight!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:15 | 5058625 Toronto Kid
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They are going to measure everyone's temperature before you board - probably with the same thermometer. So if you didn't have Ebola before your flight, after you've shared that thermometer with everyone else you'll have the flu, Ebola, oral herpes, several colds ...

"I'm sorry sir, we cannot use your thermometer to measure your temperature with. Only prescribed thermometers as provided by the airlines are allowed. Please pay your $30 thermometer fee; we accept either cash or Visa."

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:24 | 5058680 LFMayor
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"you may feel a slight pressure..."

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:45 | 5059127 wiebern
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You know how to tell the difference between the oral and the rectal thermometer, don't you? 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:59 | 5059192 LFMayor
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if not, you soon will!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:08 | 5059246 Montgomery Burns
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The taste ?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:17 | 5059304 wtf1369
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I'd guess the second one tastes a bit off.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:21 | 5059333 TheMeatTrapper
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Cue the Idiocracy scene where the doctor gets the oral thermometer and the anal probe confused. :)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:42 | 5059116 Antifaschistische
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The good news is that,

Turkish Airlines Air France

British Airways KLM

Iberia United

Delta Airlines Air France

....are all still booking round trips (via connections) from my US City to Lagos Nigeria.

....in other words, EBOLA has to be considered riskless to the US to allow this to happen.  So...we're all safe.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:18 | 5059745 photonsoflight
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I've read that ebola can survive for several days on dry surfaces. Hmmm most planes have dry surfaces inside them . Perhaps ocean cruises will return as the favored source of travel between the continents. Umm perhaps the norovirus could be advertised as a weight loss treatment.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:48 | 5059958 Rusty Shorts
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Ghana bans all flights from Nigeria, others

Ghanaian authorities have banned all flights from Nigeria and other West African countries over concerns of an Ebola spread, the Premium Times of Nigeria has reported. the ban was part of elaborate emergency response being implemented to contain the deadly Ebola virus.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:56 | 5063105 StychoKiller
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How many other countries have to report Ebola cases before air travel grinds to a halt?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:29 | 5058382 Publicus
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:43 | 5058467 MalteseFalcon
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Ebola comes from Africa

Most Africans are socialists.

The Soviet Union was socialist.

The Soviet Union is now Russia.

Putin runs Russia.

I HATE YOU, PUTIN

#geometric logic #hatin' on Putin

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:30 | 5058722 MalteseFalcon
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#Putin's fault

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:29 | 5058796 moonstears
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Putin Bush's Friend

Bush painted Putin

Bush's fault, often says Obama!

Damn you Bush!

ir'a sarc you  down voting moron, we all know this leads us back to Obama and SOCIALISM...HITLER perfected SOCIALISM,  damn YOU HITLER (Hitlery?)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059483 bob_stl
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Sounds like Glenn Beck.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:52 | 5058492 Kirk2NCC1701
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Culling? Perhaps asymmetric culling, as it is self - limiting to warmer climates.

Good luck spreading it to frigid regions.

I'll prep our cabin in the Yukon and call myself Yukon Jack. And my boys will be the Yukon "Jack's sons", who can't sing & dance, but can hunt & fish.

Thriller, Chiller, no Zombieller!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:48 | 5059143 hedgeless_horseman
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...as if winter isn't the flu season. 

Pack those boys into school rooms, while the Mrs goes shopping inside a crowded Wal-Mart, and you ride inside a nice cozy elevator, because it is too cold to be outside.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:32 | 5059413 walküre
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Don't think that Yukon Jack is going to go to Walmart to stock up his cabin and his boys won't be going into a Yukon school either. Besides, the Yukon is pretty isolated unless a deadly virus strikes. See the graveyards and toombstones for clues.

The one thing we haven't even considered here... does it affect RATS?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:14 | 5059714 tenpanhandle
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How touching; he's worried about Obama.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:52 | 5059155 Day_Of_The_Tentacle
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How is it self-limiting to warmer climes? There is plenty of coughing and sneezing and throw-upping in colder climate zones as well. Plenty of pigs to infect as well. Please explain. I would like to understand your point.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:24 | 5059354 Herd Redirectio...
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The Black Death acted primarily from Mar-September.

The idea being that it didn't stay alive 'in the wild' as long after those times, so the epidemics finally burnt out faster than they spread.

We don't know this about Ebola, let alone this strain, but its possible/probably/if not likely.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:35 | 5059868 Day_Of_The_Tentacle
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I don't understand the junkers - it was a genuinely meant question. Thanks you both HR and Kirk for the answers. About the cold temps. While it sounds plausible that there could be a slowing effect from lower activity in potential new wild animal reservoirs, I am wondering about the idea that the virus itself would be inactivated in droplets due to cold temps. The reason for this is the following paragraph:

"SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days..Infectivity is found to be stable at room temperature or at 4°C for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70°C. Infectivity can be preserved by lyophilisation." 

http://www.msdsonline.com/resources/msds-resources/free-safety-data-sheet-index/ebola-virus.aspx

Now I may totally misunderstand the term "stable" in this context, but I understand this paragraph to mean that this virus' ability to infect is degraded over time when exposed to heat/warmth, but becomes more and more stable with lower and lower temps. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:32 | 5059403 Kirk2NCC1701
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A: Lower pop density. People wearing gloves and shivering -- not sweating & sliming.  If you avoid the malls and elevators (as HH points out), as well as pubs+bars, those cough-borne Ebolas literally "freeze+die" in the cold air.  Everything you touch in the car or bus will freeze.  Bye bye baby Ebola!

Canadians and people in cold/Nordic climates are FAR more educated than the average grunt in the tropics.  Traditionally, they had to be smarter and more productive, to survive the long winters. Mother Nature eliminated those who weren't.  Have you actually read the stories of some of the unbelievably dumb things those sick people in Africa did, which caused them to get it and spread it?

Darwinism.  Mother Nature.  Cognitive abilities.  World-class education.  People in Nordic climates are much better at it.  Not PC, but it's the truth.  Sorry.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:49 | 5059538 Herd Redirectio...
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The story I heard was (non PC warning) white people lived for a long time in a region that got dark quicker than it does in Africa (i.e. we have seasons, and very short days in winter).  Which meant more hours of darkness in a day, which prioritized verbal communication!

Communication in general is what was stimulated by this difference.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:17 | 5059741 tenpanhandle
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What is this oral stimulation you speak of?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:07 | 5060117 LFMayor
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Please refer to the sidebar ads on your browser for more information.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:51 | 5059552 25or6to4
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@Kirk
Absolutely correct. It does not take much smarts to reach out of your hut and grab breakfast, lunch and dinner 24/7 365 days a year, even a chimp could do that. Must be why one does not see any chimps in Canada, US or Europe in the wild, no?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:10 | 5059696 ajax
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Not many wolves, bears or wild cats left in Canada, US or Europe ...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:46 | 5059946 25or6to4
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@Ajax
Going by the ads on my side bar there are apparently plenty of cougars left to go around.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:11 | 5058601 xcehn
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"Saving the Earth with Ebola"

"Professor Pianka said the Earth as we know it will not survive without drastic measures. Then, and without presenting any data to justify this number, he asserted that the only feasible solution to saving the Earth is to reduce the population to 10 percent of the present number.

He then showed solutions for reducing the world's population in the form of a slide depicting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. War and famine would not do, he explained. Instead, disease offered the most efficient and fastest way to kill the billions that must soon die if the population crisis is to be solved.

Pianka then displayed a slide showing rows of human skulls, one of which had red lights flashing from its eye sockets.

AIDS is not an efficient killer, he explained, because it is too slow. His favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world's population is airborne Ebola ( Ebola Reston ), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years. However, Professor Pianka did not mention that Ebola victims die a slow and torturous death as the virus initiates a cascade of biological calamities inside the victim that eventually liquefy the internal organs.

After praising the Ebola virus for its efficiency at killing, Pianka paused, leaned over the lectern, looked at us and carefully said, "We've got airborne 90 percent mortality in humans. Killing humans. Think about that."

With his slide of human skulls towering on the screen behind him, Professor Pianka was deadly serious. The audience that had been applauding some of his statements now sat silent.

After a dramatic pause, Pianka returned to politics and environmentalism. But he revisited his call for mass death when he reflected on the oil situation.

"And the fossil fuels are running out," he said, "so I think we may have to cut back to two billion, which would be about one-third as many people." So the oil crisis alone may require eliminating two-third's of the world's population.

How soon must the mass dying begin if Earth is to be saved? Apparently fairly soon, for Pianka suggested he might be around when the killer disease goes to work....

When Pianka finished his remarks, the audience applauded. It wasn't merely a smattering of polite clapping that audiences diplomatically reserve for poor or boring speakers. It was a loud, vigorous and enthusiastic applause."

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2006/04/doctor_doom_eric_pianka_receiv00211...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:47 | 5058804 overexposed
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The fact that nobody shoots idiots that espouse beliefs like this directly in the head says quite a lot about the decay of Western morals, does it not?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:26 | 5059813 Bananamerican
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Says more about the hubris of our "elites" (pissants all)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:04 | 5058895 MarsInScorpio
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xcehn:

 

When is Pianka going to inject himself with Ebola to demonstrate his commitment to his own professed ideology?

 

Ever notice how those calling for mass death always refer to it being someone else who dies? (See jihadist serial mass murders producing a trip to Paradise, yet none of the jihadist leaders blow themselves up.)

-30-

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:42 | 5059113 Citxmech
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What makes you think he believes himself immune?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:43 | 5059119 xcehn
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Well, the elite have definitely given themselves a pass on that score. Here, in their own words....

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/04/26/will-humanity-survive-the-d...

“No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation.” David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

“One America burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say in order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.” Jacques Cousteau, UNESCO Courier

“A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible.” United Nations, Global Biodiversity Assessment

“A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline would be ideal.” Ted Turner, founder of CNN and major United Nations contributor

A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells, the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions.”
Stanford Professor Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb

“We have to take away from humans in the long run their reproductive autonomy as the only way to guarantee the advancement of mankind.” Francis Crick, The discoverer of the double-helix structure of DNA

“If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.” Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Leader of the World Wildlife Fund

Malthus has been vindicated; reality is finally catching up with Malthus. The Third World is overpopulated, it’s an economic mess, and there’s no way they could get out of it with this fast-growing population. Our philosophy is: back to the village.” Dr. Arne Schiotz, World Wildlife Fund Director of Conservation

“Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind” Theodore Roosevelt

"There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it….” “Our program in El Salvador didn’t work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people…. To really reduce population, quickly, you have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females….” The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death…. Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs

“Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.” Dr. Henry Kissinger

“The world’s population needs to be reduced by 50%,” and “The elderly are useless eaters” Dr. Henry Kissinger

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.” Obama’s science czar John P. Holdren: From Ecoscience

“It is easier to kill a million people rather than trying to control a million people… people are fighting back…our capacity to impose control over humanity is at an historical low…” Zbignew Brzezinsk

************************************************************
http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2013/07/19/the-elites-agenda-explained-i...

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” — A letter written by FDR to Colonel House, November 21st, 1933

“The depression was the calculated ‘shearing’ of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market….The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank.” — Curtis Dall, FDR’s son-in-law as quoted in his book, My Exploited Father-in-Law

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” — President Woodrow Wilson 1916

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” — Henry Ford

"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” — Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets

“Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” — David Rockefeller, Memoirs, page 405

“It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go….We are living in the end of the sovereign states…. In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish….Countless people…will hate the new world order….and will die protesting against it.” — H.G. Wells, in his book, “The New World Order”, 1940

"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” — Brock Adams, Director UN Health Organization

“We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. . . Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. . . . We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electronic stimulation of the brain.” — Dr. Jose M.R. Delgado, Director of Neuropsychiatry, Yale University Medical School, Congressional Record, No. 26, Vol. 118, February 24, 1974.

“One of the least understood strategies of the world revolution now moving rapidly toward its goal is the use of mind control as a major means of obtaining the consent of the people who will be subjects of the New World Order.” — From The National Educator, K.M. Heaton

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” — David Rockefeller

"No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation.” — David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

"Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.” — Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

"Still think Obama is in charge? Think again…"

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:31 | 5059397 dizzyfingers
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xcehn

I believe in checking sources. On the Roosevelt quote, you're right, it's true, and there's more: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2468536

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:48 | 5059533 xcehn
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Thanks for the link. Haunting words proving how screwed we are.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:46 | 5059522 Limbs Akimbo
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From what I've read, Ebola Reston travels quickly but is NOT lethal. Not even very harsh.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:59 | 5059612 xcehn
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It looks like the CDC is now officially worried about airborne transmission. Here's a link with an embedded link to the Canadian site citing fatality figures:

http://www.infowars.com/cdc-concerned-about-airborne-transmission-of-ebo...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059852 photonsoflight
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What better way to enslave mankind then to reduce his numbers to more manageable numbers. War, crime, starvation, drugs, civil strife etc., are just to slow. TPTB need a faster and more reliable method of murder.I was taught that you reap what you sow, so I sow corn and beans and tomatoes. I wonder what those that sow ebola will reap?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:01 | 5059208 general ambivalent
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I'm sure they're already working on stuxnet ebola.

We stuxnetted some folks.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059861 WillyGroper
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Not one person that's posted that has mentioned the screen behind the jerk.

WATER

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:51 | 5058812 boattrash
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"I never thought I'd see a Godlike Productions link on ZH.  That saddens me"

What would you prefer? ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, or maybe a White House press release?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:14 | 5058300 Headbanger
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Nope.  Time for Obongo to sanction Nigeria for posing such a serious threat to world health.

And have a press conference about how great everything is because of him and only him.

Then play golf again..  and again..

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:44 | 5058477 Colonel Klink
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Sub saharan Ebola is well contained.

-Obama

PS - Time for my next 18 holes.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:25 | 5058687 LFMayor
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won't work man, you forgot the most important part:
#

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:59 | 5058212 TeamDepends
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Yep, can't let anyone focus on the crumbling economy.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:16 | 5058635 shovelhead
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That's so yesterday anyway.

You can't beat daily updated body counts for headlines.

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:59 | 5058216 msmith9962
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Did they get that right?  CDC Ops center or is it oops center?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:01 | 5058223 knukles
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The New CDC Public Service Announcements.

Just like the Ricola cough drop ads

                  E-Booool-Aaaaaaaa

    (drop over dead, bodies bursting, spraying blood all over, people running amok, in panic, screaming, bursting, bleeding all over)
Then the voice over

               Getchur Vaccinations  Stay Home  Shelter Indoors  Eat you pets first, then your children 
                                             Vote Early and Often
                                          Progressives treated first

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:18 | 5058324 SAT 800
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Laughing too hard. got diet coke in my nose. you're pretty funny.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:08 | 5058270 j0nx
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He who panics first panics best.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:34 | 5058407 knukles
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Fuckin'-A Babe!  Some of them way down the panic line just drop dead before they even get to panic.
Now dat be rzzzzizt

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:10 | 5058282 ugmug
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Once everyone in Africa dies from Ebola there'll be a shortage of what??.....Despots?

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:28 | 5058369 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Once everyone in Africa dies from Ebola there'll be a shortage of what??.....Despots?

Unfortunately, we already have plenty here in the USSA!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:10 | 5058925 kaiserhoff
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AIDS, malaria, dengue fever...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:14 | 5059715 ajax
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tuberculosis, hepatitis A,B and C, syphillis, diabetes ...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:13 | 5058298 RockRiver
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932 people out of the billions and billions of people on earth and we are running around like the sky is falling.....

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:55 | 5058517 kridkrid
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Yup... and let me control the X and the Y and I can make any graph look exponential. Seasonal Flu makes Ebola look like a pussy.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:09 | 5058586 MsCreant
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So  you volunteer you and you loved ones to die when the next ebola plane unloads at your local airport?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:15 | 5059719 cougar_w
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Remember that denial is for the weak.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:15 | 5058629 Things that go bump
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Truth-seek noted that mortality from this disease is increasing at an average of 177% per month. If this were to continue unchecked, by this time next year there would be over 3 million cummulative dead. By August of 2016 there would be over 3 billion cummulative dead and by September of 2016 there would be nearly 6 billion cummulative dead. That's just simple math, but I don't think epidemics follow a linear progression, I think when graphed they look more like a bell curve, which means this timeline is off considerably. I think that guy in New York City has it or we would have heard that he was negative by now, so its here already in an area of high population density.  

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:47 | 5058800 agstacks
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he was confirmed negative I heard..

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:56 | 5058855 Things that go bump
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Yes, I saw that below, but its really only a matter of time if containment has failed. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:30 | 5059046 ChiangMai
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This post projects both linear and exponential:

Theoretical Ebola spread and death based on 1.86 infection rate monthly

Excerpt:

So here is a recalculation increasing the Rate of Infection ROI to 5% each month and let’s see what happens...

Jun, 2015 – Infected: 400,969,208 Dead: 240,581,525 ROI: 3.87
Jul, 2015 – Infected: 1,627,993,821 Dead: 976,796,293 ROI: 4.06
Aug, 2015 – Infected: 6,940,388,486 Dead: 4,164,233,092 ROI: 4.26

But no worries:

Experts: Ebola Vaccine At Least 50 White People Away

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:35 | 5062971 argoz
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Those rates of infection are for 5% per day, not 5% per month.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:57 | 5058857 DanDaley
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At one time in the Spanish Flu's progress and the Black Plague's progress, there were only 932 people infected also. Big things have small beginnings.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:06 | 5059664 InflammatoryResponse
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RockRiver,

 

it has to START some place.  Patient ZERO,  and so on.

 

see the movie Contagion to get a fair view of how the spread happens.  Though the Grid down part was completely absurd. 

the rest was quite possible.

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:26 | 5058359 Horseless Headsman
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Seems to me... If we don't already have ebola carriers in multiple cities in the USSA, it could only be because the jihadis don't actually care enough to do it, which would mean that the whole War On Terror is a PR campaign with little or no actual threat to the people here.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:59 | 5058546 Kirk2NCC1701
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Think about it... If they don't care enough to attack their arch - enemy Isra-merica, then they sure as he'll don't care about Ameri-el.

War on Terror? Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake. Dumb, lazy sheeple! Deserve everything they get.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:49 | 5059542 medium giraffe
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Yet you believe this Ebola hype bullshit?  From the same MSM circus that brought you TWOT?  Ok.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:05 | 5060102 tenpanhandle
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I heard that Paradise has closed its gates to ebola carriers.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:59 | 5058547 kridkrid
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True that. I've used the "war on drugs" as my example for years. We put how much money towards keeping drugs out? Yet I can get anything I want whenever I want it. So we can't keep drugs out, but we are able to keep terrorists out? Sure. So we either A. aren't really trying to keep drugs out, or B. there aren't really any terrorists who want in or C. Both A&B.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:07 | 5058915 Matt
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The Islamic nations that may or may not be funding the Ts are the most stringent in locking down flights from areas with the disease. They are at least smart enough to release biowar is not controllable. Only a lunatic would intentionally use a bioweapon.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:46 | 5059134 Seek_Truth
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I've said the same for decades- if there were really terrorist that wanted to take down the US, It wouldn't even take a cell, a lone operative with a book of matches could drive across the USA in a matter of days setting large scale forest fires that would completely overwhelm the ability of firefighters.

A small cell could take down the electric grid in three to five hours in a coordinated attack.

Both of those would catastrophic, yet they are so simple to achieve that the mind is boggled as to why they haven't been done if there really are boogeymen terrorists here In the USA under every rock.

That's obviously only two ways to bring the USA to the brink, I'm sure creative minds could come up with many, many more.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:22 | 5059339 LFMayor
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uhhh... sorry.  The nips tried that with those balloons back a ways.  It's been a long time since Natty Bumpo hunted squirrels all the way to the mississippi and never walked in sunlight.

(it's not solid forest any more)  besides, decidous forests don't burn like flash paper, not to mention we don't have California liberal imbeciles preventing the clearing of underbrush to save endangered murines coast to coast.  Yet.

But, to extrapolate on your theory...   late Aug/Sept when all those grain fields are nice and dry.   Hmmm.

Just like the end of Stephen King's Salem's Lot?

Fire purifies everything.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:29 | 5058388 williambanzai7
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:14 | 5058621 MsCreant
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Would you like that "battered."

This image is hideous!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:37 | 5058754 moonstears
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witty, ms!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:24 | 5059797 ajax
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SAVE THE AFRICAN FRUIT BAT

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:31 | 5058399 Sudden Debt
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JUST PUT A EXTRA 25% TAX ON EBOLA IMPORTS AND IT'S DONE!

no let's invite as many Nigerians over to discuss the problem and finish it with a grouphugh...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:36 | 5058419 rubiconsolutions
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Geez...can a guy just finish one cup of coffee in the morning without getting hit in the face with gloom and doom? I think I'll click on HuffPo to get something a little lighter.......SHIT! I'm going back to bed.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:37 | 5058420 stutes33
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Worldwide there are between 250,000 and 500,000 flu deaths per year. In a typical flu season, between 3 and 5 million people will have what is considered a serious case of influenza.

Distraction from? Lets see, Ukraine, ISIS, Russia, Israel, Hamas, Al Aqaeda, China....seems to be working. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:12 | 5058937 dizzyfingers
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"Worldwide there are between 250,000 and 500,000 flu deaths per year"

Low numbers compared to possible worldwide outbreak of ebola. The new ebola kills 90%, flu  can't claim those numbers, yet.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:38 | 5058438 Freddie
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America has wide open borders thanks to liberals and Democrat voters/retards.  You could have had Ron Paul you stupid fux.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:42 | 5058782 sleigher
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Ron Paul, as much as I do like him, wouldn't have made it through his first term.  If he did make it through the first term then we would be seeing these same policies we see today from O.  Call me a pessimist if you want.  I prefer realist. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:49 | 5059147 Seek_Truth
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The only reason he wouldn't make it is because TPTB would have had him assassinated.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:50 | 5058489 Cui Bono
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the 932 dead number was released 8/6 from data collected through 8/4.

Hey Rock River... I guess math is not your thing huh? Do you need the link to explain exponential functions?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:07 | 5059245 RockRiver
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Just because you can prove mathmatically that something can happen doesn't mean that it will. There are many factors at work here. Health care quality differences between Africa and USA/ Europe etc just to name one.

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:42 | 5059922 ajax
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"Just because you can prove mathmatically that something can happen doesn't mean that it will."  Truer words were never spoken: according to the 'quants' the 2007/2008 Meltdown never happened.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:51 | 5059993 Cui Bono
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I think your answer is off the mark.

You can see the numbers of infected and dead are increasing much much quicker. we are still at a very low total number for both. BUT- something greater than 25% of those (admitted) totals are from the last 11 days.

This is happening- not will it happen. The question for the future is will it continue to happen, and at what rate.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:49 | 5058497 H. Perowne
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Close miss. . . this time. NYC patient hospitalized at Sinai came back negative. At least, that's the party line.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/06/mount-sinai-hospital-president-pa...

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