WHO Lied As Congo Admits To Ebola Outbreak While Ebola-Infected Brit Returns Home

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Last week, when we reported on the latest breakout of a mysterious Ebola-like disease, which had claimed at least 70 people's live at last check, we were skeptical by the WHO's attempts to mask the fact that an Ebola outbreak is something else entirely, in a desperate attempt to avoid the panic that would inevitably result from the confirmation that the Ebola virus has officially made its way into the fifth country, this time the second largest African nation by surface area, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As Reuters reported at the time, citing a WHO spokesman who had sent an email to the news agency, "this is not Ebola" to which we mused: "perhaps the WHO is fibbing just a bit to prevent another all out panic. If not Ebola then what? According to WHO, the deaths are the result of an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, a disease prevalent in... dogs?

We concluded: "So is the WHO simply trying to prevent the spread of panic and deny that Ebola has now spread to the second largest country in Africa? We will surely find out soon enough, especially if the WHO, too, advises the population "to keep calm and BTFD"..."

Three days later we have the answer and sure enough, as we suspected the WHO was indeed lying.

Reuters confirms: Democratic Republic of Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in its northern Equateur province on Sunday after two out of eight cases tested came back positive for the deadly virus, Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said. A mysterious disease has killed dozens of people in Equateur in recent weeks but the World Health Organization had said on Thursday it was not Ebola.

"I declare an Ebola epidemic in the region of Djera, in the territory of Boende in the province of Equateur," Kabange Numbi told a news conference.

The region lies about 1,200 km (750 miles) north of the capital Kinshasa.

 

Numbi said that one of the two cases that tested positive was for the Sudanese strain of the disease, while the other was a mixture between the Sudanese and the Zaire strain -- the most lethal variety. The outbreak in West Africa that has killed at least 1,427 people in West Africa since March is the Zaire strain.

 

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the disease which had killed at least 70 people in Equateur was a kind of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.

Sadly, this simply means that the WHO is just the latest global organization willing to sacrifice its credibility in order to avoid the spread of social panic, even though the truth always emerges in the end, and when society realizes it can't even trust those mandated with telling the truth, the end panic is orders of magnitude worse.

One wonders: if the WHO was lying about this what other critical development is the organization fabricating and/or covering up?

And in a gruesome and very ironic twist, CNN reports that it was the very same World Health Organization, whose worker has fallen ill from Ebola for the very first time. The health worker is in Sierra Leone and receiving care, the WHO said, but provided no further details.

That's not all: separately, a British citizen infected with the virus in Sierra Leone is being flown home in a specially equipped C17 Royal Air Force plane.

Nigerian doctors, who had been on nationwide strike, have decided "due to the national health emergency" to return to work Monday. And meanwhile, Ivory Coast announced Saturday that it's closing its borders in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as the official death toll (excluding 'shadow zones') reaches 1,427; and over 2600 cases as Liberia cases literally explode.

As CNN reports, a WHO health worker has become infected..

For the first time, a worker with the World Health Organization has fallen ill from Ebola, the WHO told CNN on Sunday.

 

The health worker is in Sierra Leone and receiving care, the WHO said. No further details were given immediately.

As WHO states:

Since the beginning of the international response to the outbreak in March, WHO has deployed nearly 400 people from across the Organization and from partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) to help respond to the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. This is the first time someone working under the aegis of WHO has fallen ill with the disease.

 

The Ebola virus is spread through contact with bodily fluids and people giving care or working around infected patients are known to be a high risk group. In the past six months of the outbreak, more than 225 health workers have fallen ill and nearly 130 have lost their lives to the disease they were working to contain.

Which again makes one wonder - just how easily is this disease really spread if nearly half a year after the start of the epidemic the world's most protected individuals can catch it despite all protective measures?

And separately...

a British citizen infected with the virus in Sierra Leone is being flown home, the British Department of Health announced Sunday.

 

The man, simply identified as William, lives in the West African nation in a home established by an American university for researchers.

 

He is a volunteer nurse in Kenema Government Hospital, where he was working with Ebola patients, according to Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University.

 

...

 

The UK government said a specially equipped C17 Royal Air Force plane would transport the patient, who would be transferred to an isolation unit at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

 

"UK hospitals have a proven record of dealing with imported infectious diseases and this patient will be isolated and will receive the best care possible," said deputy chief medical officer John Watson in a press release.

Meanwhile:

Ivory Coast announced Saturday that it's closing its borders in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

 

Prime Minister Daniel Duncan signed the order that closes the land borders Ivory Coast shares with Guinea and Liberia.

 

The borders will remain closed until further notice in an effort to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading into its territory, according to the government statement.

Finally, Nigerian doctors announced they will return to work after ending a nationwide strike:

  • NIGERIAN DOCTORS END NATIONWIDE STRIKE, TO RESUME WORK TOMORROW
  • NIGERIAN DOCTORS END STRIKE DUE TO NATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY
  • DOCTORS TO RETURN TO WORK WHILE CONTINUING NEGOTIATIONS
  • NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT OBEMBE COMMENTS IN ABUJA

And visually, Liberian deaths and cases have exploded

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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:23 | 5137817 McMolotov
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"When it becomes serious, you have to lie."

Eeeeeeebolaaaaaa.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:25 | 5137826 Divided States ...
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Like Zionist mofo Rahm Emanuel's quote..."Never let a serious crisis goes to waste"

 

Eeeeeeeebolaaaaaaa!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:41 | 5137866 Tao 4 the Show
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WHO says?

WHO knows?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:57 | 5137918 max2205
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The internet sure make those in power look foolish...because they are.

Voters wake up!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:05 | 5137948 knukles
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Repost from yesterday:

OK, then kinda O/T but not too far as everybody is in need of Ebola porn to go with the main course of war and side order of earthly delights of disasters, in today's vein, volcano style....
Check out Flightaware and Flightradar specifically the Western Coast of Africa.
Not shit for aircraft.

Hah!

So the deafening silence (crickets) of an unannounced Cordon Sanitaire (remember folks, nothing to worry about and we wouldn't want to have to change our tunes, now, would we) looks to have been imposed.

Booyah!  And no news about it.

Further, anybody else but me "curious" as to just fucking how that "experimental" vaccine ZMAPP managed to cure this oddly new and utterly heretofore unknown strain of Ebola, just in the nick of time?  Big bidnez and MIC turning the whole of the West Coast into a vaccine factory?   N'how come the stuff's always come out of the wild and been able to be contained to a few rural villages and this time, ba boom, right in the bigger cities?   And which country was it told the US Army to stop the "experiments"? 

No problems, eh?
So why no flights?
Hmmmm?

Nada and crickets for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:08 | 5137952 Publicus
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The day of judgement draws nearer.

Everyone on Earth will be exposed to Ebola, it's just a matter of time now. And yes, that includes you and everyone you care or don't care about.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:38 | 5138058 kaiserhoff
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I've been reading up on the literature, such as it is.  This stuff is weird.  Most viruses are spiky balls, Ebola/Marburg/Reston are  filoviruses, long strings or snakes that can mat up and do massive damage.  Ebola attacks every tissue, cell, and fluid in the body except bone, and tries to turn the whole body into a mass of virus, leading to a final bleed out.  More like science fiction than ordinary fact.

Contagion is flaky to say the least.  Several doctors and researchers were sure they had it and were going to die, but were never infected.  In other cases whole medical teams died from relatively little contact.  There appear to be no "mild cases" of Ebola.  That alone should tell us it is very different.  This will be a strange ride.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:17 | 5138211 SilverDOG
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kaiserhoff,

 

Massive vitamin C consumption/IV application has been tested successfully against EEEboowwLLAAhh.

Nanosilver 10ppm successfully US govt tested against EEEboowwLLAAhhh.

Information restricted... of course.

Look it up me no post link, me no have body armor.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:34 | 5138259 kaiserhoff
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I'm a big believer in alternative medicine, but the problem here is knowing when you are infected.  Symptoms are headache, backache, lethargy,  99.9% of the time that's just a flu bug.  Symptoms usually start about 7 days after infection.  If your defenses haven't kicked in, you're in deep shit.

Needles are a big source of contagion.  Those most at risk will be health care workers, those crowded in institutions, and heroin addicts.  It's an ill wind that blows no good;)

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:51 | 5138320 Publicus
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Good news, you can take Vitamin C all day everyday, stock up before the FDA bans it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:13 | 5138388 MalteseFalcon
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I'll repeat myself. Shut down WHO and prosecute its managers.

And that 'volunteer nurse' in Kenema Government Hospital who is being flown back to the UK has another undiscussed affiliation, I’ll wager. It is just the same for all the western personnel at that hospital.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:47 | 5138488 James_Cole
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I'll repeat myself. Shut down WHO and prosecute its managers.

Yeah genius, where's all this info about the ebola outbreak coming from again??

Would love to see all y'all brilliant minds go to africa and deal with an emerging outbreak of Ebola across half a dozen countries with a myriad of languages + internationals frequently flying in and out whilst managing hundreds of people out of tents in the jungle.

OMG they made one mistake and have already corrected it.

Give your heads a shake. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:00 | 5138517 MalteseFalcon
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"Would love to see all y'all brilliant minds go to africa and deal with ....internationals frequently flying in and out whilst managing hundreds of people out of tents in the jungle."

WHO recommended that flights to West Africa continue, because, as WHO stated, to shut them down might hurt the airlines bottom lines.  So mistake number two and it's a big one, because flying around is the only way Ebola leaves Africa.

Then there was the flu hoax of a couple of years ago.  Mistake three.

It's clear that WHO's decisions are driven by something other than public health.

African borders should be sealed and a no fly zone enforced.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:08 | 5138556 James_Cole
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African borders should be sealed and a no fly zone enforced.


Yes I'm sure WHO could unilaterally declare 'African borders' shut and no flights across AFRICA... Do you have access to a map where you are??

You realize many of the people who've contracted the virus are returning to their home countries with the knowledge/ support of their governments?

If this was an outbreak in kansas would it be smart to declare a no-fly zone across north america and close all borders with the continent???

Some of you guys are so clueless...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:38 | 5138636 TerminalDebt
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Ebola is not real, its a delayed reaction to the Flu vaccine they forced on everyone a few years ago.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:38 | 5138641 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Not sure I agree with you. The best way to deal with an outbreak of this nature in this day and age is absolutely swift and decisive action. Shutting all the borders may be painful and bring about massive short term inconvenience but so what, compared to the possible alternative.

We humans cannot grasp the exponetial function, whether it relate to population growth, oil consumption, energy consumption, debt creation or the transmission of disease. Due  to virulent diseases like ebola spreading exponentially is EXACTLY why it has to be contained with brutal swiftness. Either deal with it now or it can quickly become impossible to contain.

With the advent of air travel and high density living you may well be bleeding from your eyes and asshole in the not too distant future. We humans are living in an environment that requires far greater maturity than we have at our disposal. We play games with nuclear power and biological weapons as if they were a childs science experiment. 

One day, very soon, we are going to wake to news that will leave us frozen with fear. It's one thing reading the aforementioned sentence, it'll be entirely different kettle of fish when it happens. We are collectively skating on very thin ice.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:20 | 5139290 cougar_w
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People are clueless. You can tell them the physical truth right to their face and they won't get it because they don't understand how the world works.

Well la dee da. Time for a crash course in how to clarify your thinking. We're going to clean out the gene pool one of these days, sweep out a bunch of too stupid to live.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:12 | 5139438 James_Cole
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The best way to deal with an outbreak of this nature in this day and age is absolutely swift and decisive action. Shutting all the borders

Obviously this is a) not possible b) if it were possible it would not be the best course of action. Closing off the area would likely mean more people getting infected. If you want to contain a virus it's important the right medical professionals + supplies can move in and out so that the disease can be properly dealth with.

Y'all realize this is NOT the first ebola outbreak??? 

With the advent of air travel and high density living you may well be bleeding from your eyes and asshole in the not too distant future. We humans are living in an environment that requires far greater maturity than we have at our disposal. We play games with nuclear power and biological weapons as if they were a childs science experiment. 

Over ten years ca 1300s 50% of european population was killed off by bubonic plague, avg life expentency has doubled in the past 100 yrs. Exponential growth is typically followed by exponential decay. Of things you will die from prematurely, car accident is right near the top. Do you still drive?? Well, that makes no sense now does it?

There are real threats and imaginary threats, humans are shit at distinguishing between the two and spend a lot of time worrying about things which they shouldn't (death by shark?). 

 

So many people on here are terrified of all sorts of nonsense. The whole premise of this article is absurd, yet people are buying it without cynicism. 

Everyone dies, most in very boring ways.

 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:43 | 5139495 Central Bankster
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If you don't think we should use a quarantine, maybe you should listen to someone with practical, real world experience, in dealing with Ebola.  Laurie Garrett would strongly disagree with what you are saying.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ysXjzF68s

 

Start watching at 2:20

 

Discussion of quarantine begins at 11:00.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:41 | 5141381 James_Cole
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If you don't think we should use a quarantine

I didn't say no quarantine, I said you can't shut down the continent of africa, something she didn't suggest trying either. The panel is saying pretty much the same as what I'm saying. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:44 | 5138831 MalteseFalcon
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"You realize many of the people who've contracted the virus are returning to their home countries with the knowledge/ support of their governments?"

No shit, sherlock.  The governments are culpable.  All personnel should have sheltered in place in Africa.

WHO cannot seal the borders or ground flights, but as supposed experts thay could have called for it and put the onus on governments.

Kansas?  All flights out of Kansas are grounded and the borders of Kansas get sealed.  The great state of Kansas gets to -- what, Jimbo?

That's, right, shelter in place.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 01:59 | 5139440 James_Cole
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WHO cannot seal the borders or ground flights, but as supposed experts thay could have called for it and put the onus on governments.

Well, you're the expert. Go in and explain to them how to contain ebola. Sure, they've done it before. But your expertise would no doubt be invaluable!

"So here's what we do... seal off Africa. Gawddamnit don't tell me that's impossible!!"

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:48 | 5139922 MalteseFalcon
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Not much needed in the way of extertise here.  The effective answer is obvious to anyone who has protecting the vast majority of people on this planet as their goal.

Sealing borders, closing airports and enforcing no fly zones are things that the military are very good at.  Close down the airports and, practically speaking, Africa is sealed off.  Could be done in less than a day.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:00 | 5138518 CheapBastard
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"I am not a crook."

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:05 | 5138539 sushi
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And what is the bet that the reason these individuals are being flown to the west for "Treatment" is so the MIC in each country can get their hands on a sample of the virus. Something this lethal is a lot cheaper than a SLBM or any other form of nuke. Find a country that threatens to go off the dollar and bingo, within 21 days they have been offed.

And if you think the "truth tellers" on either side of the Atlantic have any form of moral code whatsoever to inhibit such action well, I've got some FRNs I want to sell you.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:23 | 5139295 cougar_w
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 They can go to Africa and get a smaple of the virus. Couple drops of blood, and you're done.

If anything, the bring the schmoe back to treat the virus and monitor how the patient reacts, which yes is better done in the US.

What are they testing? No idea.

Probably nothing you'll ever hear about. Certainly not that ZMAPP stuff.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:35 | 5138454 SilverDOG
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kaiserhoff,

 

Nanosilver may be preemptively consumed.

Ea$ily $o if one owns the equipment to produce.

Amazingly effect upon those with weak immune systems aka, processed food addicts.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:35 | 5138051 Youri Carma
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They were given an experimental treatment developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a small biotechnology company based in San Diego.

It’s not known whether the treatment aided their recoveries, or whether Brantly’s and Writebol’s own immune systems fought off the virus.

Brantly had also received a blood transfusion from a 14-year-old survivor, according to Samaritan’s Purse, the Christian charity organization that ran the Ebola clinic where Brantly worked as medical director.

Standard treatment is to keep patients hydrated, replace lost blood and use antibiotics to fight off opportunistic infections.

The goal is for the body’s immune system to eventually beat the disease. Ebola has historically killed as many as 90% of those who contract it.

The current outbreak has claimed the lives of about 55% of its victims.

EXCERPT FROM: Both U.S. Ebola Patients Released From Atlanta Hospital, 21 August 2014 (Bloomberg) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-08-21/both-u-s-ebola-patients-r...

NIH Wants Blood From 'NATURALLY' Exposed Ebola Survivors in Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r7cRFmUpJs

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:42 | 5138829 A L I E N
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yeah, won't survivors have immunities to getting the predominant strain again?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:26 | 5139301 cougar_w
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Survivors have antibodies. Using their blood serum you can transfer immunity to another patient, if you get a jump on it.

But it doesn't scale. Strictly a one-off thing, unless they ramp up a real factory for it. Maybe then. Someday.

It makes great newspaper copy, but means nothing.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:25 | 5138601 Count Laszlo
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You're right, I just checked Plane Finder HD, not one single flight, absolutely nothing at all! Zero... Nada... Not even on the ground, all transponders off. Wow!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:29 | 5139307 cougar_w
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The airlines might not be getting enough bookings to fly the routes. Or at least not regularly. Who wants to fly into that hell-hole anyway?

I don't think they can cancel air travel in/out of Africa without the news getting out inside 12 hours. Too many people involved.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:06 | 5137951 Publicus
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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:23 | 5138014 Eeyores Enigma
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AIDS didn't quite pan out like they hoped so now they will try Ebola to clear out that resource rich continent.

 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:32 | 5139314 cougar_w
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Dummy. They don't have to "clear out the continent" to get at anything. Been taking whatever they want for 150 years.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:51 | 5138665 Sorry_about_Dresden
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"Voters wake up!"

That's all you got?

Might as well say "start infiltrating DieBold so you can counter-act the virote rigging!"

You think your vote matters?

Exit poll surveys at every voting precinct might raise some eyebrows.

Remember how fast Gore threw in the towel? He didn't want to expose the "real deal".

Gore was a big pussy, bought and paid for assclown, and so ared the rest of them.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:56 | 5137868 James_Cole
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Funny, tyler goes on about WHO 'lying' (quite a difference between being wrong during a fast moving event and lying) and then shows two charts based on.....WHO data. lol

Interesting that basically all the data on the ebola outbreak is coming from WHO yet they are lying about certains asepcts as some form of cover-up to data they themselves are putting out?

I know we are risking the integrity of our entire organization, but americans must not know that the outbreak has spread to CONGO. Once they hear it's hit CONGO we're talking mass unrest, social collapse, economic obliteration...if our lying can hold off this horrible secret, even for a few days it'll be worth it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:59 | 5137924 HobbyFarmer
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I read about this outbreak in Congo on other news sites....and the WHO was quick to say it wasn't Ebola-related.  They lied about it in the Congo.

Let Tyler call them out on it when (s)he is proven right.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:04 | 5137940 James_Cole
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The WHO said last week those deaths were not Ebola-related, but WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said by email Sunday that the information was the result of "miscommunication from the field."

Hartl said on Twitter that samples tested at a national laboratory were positive for Ebola and that the results of confirmation tests from a laboratory in Gabon would likely come back Monday.

Again, massive difference between LYING and being wrong. 

The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been underestimated because families hide infected relatives in their homes, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Interesting strategy for covering up the scale of outbreak..

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:43 | 5138079 JLee2027
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Two cases is not yet an epidemic. Must be a bad translation.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:57 | 5138149 Cui Bono
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Hobby, dude, did you just call Tyler a shemale?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:17 | 5138212 HobbyFarmer
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yeah, example of PC at it's worst.  probably the fight club isn't the right place to worry about that kind of thing.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:48 | 5139468 MsCreant
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And Marla just might kick your ass...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:47 | 5137883 twin brother
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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:50 | 5137891 stormsailor
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not everybodies sister has the "talent" to work a 20 swang glory hole.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:02 | 5137938 ThroxxOfVron
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" last month her income was $14363 just working on the internet for a few hours."

This announcement has been brought to you by the World Health Organization, a division of the Zero Credibility Group, Llc.


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:18 | 5138407 franzpick
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"To tell the truth, when it becomes serious, don't tell the truth."

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:23 | 5137818 ebworthen
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Reminds me of the FED saying they aren't blowing asset bubbles using public debt, and their dual mandates are to promote employment and control inflation.

Only time will tell if this Ebola outbreak is a pandemic or isolated and not easily transmissible.  No one seems to be telling the truth anywhere.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:38 | 5137856 buzzsaw99
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...the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems likely to be contained.

 

Ben Bernanke

March 28, 2007

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:43 | 5137874 Winston Churchill
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They might, and only might, admit it was here in the US , when the bodies lying

in the streets blocked Obozo's presidential convoy from taking him to the first tee.

We live in a faith based system ,loss of faith is just as contagious as this apparent

mutant ebola strain.

Full faith and credit.

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