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"Current Ebola Outbreak Is Different," WHO Warns "Unprecedented" Number Of Medical Staff Infected

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The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected, warns the World Health Organization. Despite all precautions possible, more than 240 health care workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died. Simply put, they conclude, the current outbreak is different. The loss of so many doctors and nurses has made it difficult for WHO to secure support from sufficient numbers of foreign medical staff. Even WHO admits, if doctors and nurses are getting infected, what chance does the general public have?


Full WHO Statement:

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected.

To date, more than 240 health care workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died.

Ebola has taken the lives of prominent doctors in Sierra Leone and Liberia, depriving these countries not only of experienced and dedicated medical care but also of inspiring national heroes.

Several factors help explain the high proportion of infected medical staff. These factors include shortages of personal protective equipment or its improper use, far too few medical staff for such a large outbreak, and the compassion that causes medical staff to work in isolation wards far beyond the number of hours recommended as safe.

In the past, some Ebola outbreaks became visible only after transmission was amplified in a health care setting and doctors and nurses fell ill. However, once the Ebola virus was identified and proper protective measures were put in place, cases among medical staff dropped dramatically.

Moreover, many of the most recent Ebola outbreaks have occurred in remote areas, in a part of Africa that is more familiar with this disease, and with chains of transmission that were easier to track and break.

The current outbreak is different. Capital cities as well as remote rural areas are affected, vastly increasing opportunities for undiagnosed cases to have contact with hospital staff. Neither doctors nor the public are familiar with the disease. Intense fear rules entire villages and cities.

Several infectious diseases endemic in the region, like malaria, typhoid fever, and Lassa fever, mimic the initial symptoms of Ebola virus disease. Patients infected with these diseases will often need emergency care. Their doctors and nurses may see no reason to suspect Ebola and see no need to take protective measures.

Some documented infections have occurred when unprotected doctors rushed to aid a waiting patient who was visibly very ill. This is the first instinct of most doctors and nurses: aid the ailing.

In many cases, medical staff are at risk because no protective equipment is available – not even gloves and face masks. Even in dedicated Ebola wards, personal protective equipment is often scarce or not being properly used.

Training in proper use in absolutely essential, as are strict procedures for infection prevention and control.

In addition, personal protective equipment is hot and cumbersome, especially in a tropical climate, and this severely limits the time that doctors and nurses can work in an isolation ward. Some doctors work beyond their physical limits, trying to save lives in 12-hour shifts, every day of the week. Staff who are exhausted are more prone to make mistakes.

All personal protective equipment despatched or approved by WHO meets the appropriate international safety standards.

The heavy toll on health care workers in this outbreak has a number of consequences that further impede control efforts.

It depletes one of the most vital assets during the control of any outbreak. WHO estimates that, in the three hardest-hit countries, only one to two doctors are available to treat 100,000 people, and these doctors are heavily concentrated in urban areas.

It can lead to the closing of health facilities, especially when staff refuse to come to work, fearing for their lives. When hospitals close, other common and urgent medical needs, such as safe childbirth and treatment for malaria, are neglected.

The fact that so many medical staff have developed the disease increases the level of anxiety: if doctors and nurses are getting infected, what chance does the general public have? In some areas, hospitals are regarded as incubators of infection and are shunned by patients with any kind of ailment, again reducing access to general health care.

The loss of so many doctors and nurses has made it difficult for WHO to secure support from sufficient numbers of foreign medical staff.

The African Union has launched an urgent initiative to recruit more health care workers from among its members.

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Have no fear though... Ebola infection is low-risk...


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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:12 | 5139994 observer007
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A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister said Monday.


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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:12 | 5140004 Publicus
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:14 | 5140014 drendebe10
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No worries... just hold ur breath

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:20 | 5140026 GetZeeGold
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You don't suppose ISIS would think about crossing ebola laden children accross the southern border and then moving them to dots on the US map do you?


Yeah, I didn't think so.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:23 | 5140045 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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"Current Ebola Outbreak Is Different"

Jesus... you think? It doesn't take an MD working for a global organization to figure that one out.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:25 | 5140052 Leopold B. Scotch
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A good Ebola outbreak is great economic news. Think about all the mobilization this will require, jarring loose all those horded dollars sitting idle on the sidelines. While it is tragic, the more severe the outbreak becomes, the greater the Keynesian Miracle we can expect.


Surely, this is no Space Alien invasion mega mobilization, but I'm shocked Krugman hasn't written about it yet. (though you know he's figting hard not to)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:31 | 5140081 Central Bankster
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You know Krugman's defenders would say his ideology wouldn't support "Ebola for economic growth", but I don't think it really is.  I mean, if the man is happy with us fighting (and dieing) to aliens in the name of economic growth, why would people dieing to Ebola be any worse from his perspective? 


Think of all the resources that will be utilized to fight this thing!  /sarc

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:31 | 5140093 TerminalDebt
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with a kill rate of 80% there will be a massive oversupply of houses when it's done.

I'm ultra short real estate.


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:35 | 5140118 Latina Lover
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Looking at the optimistic side, if  we are lucky, Diplomats fleeing Africa  on their private jets could end up in Washington. When the first case of Ebola is announced, just watch the criminal politicians flee from the capital. We will be saved from the ravages of central government for at least a short period of time.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:43 | 5140173 MalteseFalcon
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Keep 'em flying!!!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:49 | 5140206 Keyser
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"This one is different"...

Perhaps the WHO should be asking those researchers from Tulane university that were "studying" weaponized ebola in Africa just WTF they did... 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:56 | 5140282 fuu
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I am strangely comforted knowing there is an ISO icon for "dead dude in a puddle of his own hemorrhagic leakage".

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:07 | 5140301 ss123
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With only a couple virus particles needed to start an infection, you better be wearing a tight outfit.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:16 | 5140628 drdolittle
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Probably hit US around flu season onset. Initial symptoms virtually indistinguishable from flu. I work in an ER, I'm hosed. I've always had good natural immunity, immunity I need you now baby!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:51 | 5140746 BlindMonkey
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Is it too late to become a podiatrist?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:58 | 5141016 Miffed Microbio...
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I agree. Mr miffed is very concerned and i am extremely worried about the flu season. It normally hits the east coast first. If anything, you and I with no natural local immunity are sitting ducks. EVERYONE is a potential vector. I'm afraid the first confirmed case here will be too late.


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:05 | 5141464 ebear
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More likely London and Geneva.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:37 | 5140127 Urban Redneck
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To put some World Bank numbers I cited on Saturday in context.

Sierra Leone and Liberia account for than half of the ebola healthcare infections and fatalities and have a population of just under 10 million (about the same as Michigan). However, the estimate for the total healthcare workers to care for all the medical needs of that population of 10 million was (before the outbreak) only:

182 Physicians
3046 Nursing Midwifery & Other Health Workers
10 Dentistry personnel
133 Laboratory health workers

Or, far less than the 90,000+ employees and 17,000+ hospital beds at just the 5 largest healthcare providers in the bastion of economic progress and development known as Michigan...

A massive mobilization would have been needed to control this, as a quarantine would simply never work given the realities of migration and porous borders in Africa and Africa's role in the global supply chain.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:42 | 5140167 Max Cynical
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The VA has 280,000 employees "serving" 6.5 million veterans

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:01 | 5140267 Herd Redirectio...
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And what of the initial Ebola outbreak in 1976?  Any one read how the disease was transmitted that time?  (I will be back in 30 minutes to supply the answer, if no one comes up with it)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:24 | 5140371 Oracle 911
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Probably bush meat. But the coincidence with Bill Gates sponsored UN vaccination program is really strange. If we take account Gates statements about vaccination and population reduction it rises suspicions. And if I were paranoid, I would...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:54 | 5140531 Herd Redirectio...
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Long version from NIH:"The index case in this outbreak had onset of symptoms on 1 September 1976, five days after receiving an injection of chloroquine for presumptive malaria at the outpatient clinic at Yambuku Mission Hospital (YMH). He had a clinical remission of his malaria symptoms. Within one week several other persons who had received injections at YMH also suffered from Ebola haemorrhagic fever, and almost all subsequent cases had either received injections at the hospital or had had close contact with another case."

"the highest incidence of disease, strongly related to attendance at... clinics at the hospital where they received injections. The overall secondary attack rate was about 5%"

Short version: People were infected with the ORIGINAL 1976 Ebola strain by injection.

So the story is, one guy 'had Ebola', and they reused the needle from him on multiple other patients. Or, Ebola was straight injected into these people, and the dirty needle story serves as an alibi for bioweapons testing.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:28 | 5141343 Seeing Red
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Interesting -- dirty needle reuse suggests "serial passage" was in play.  HIV evolved from SIV this way, but I didn't realize (an)other super-bug(s) had potentially been "created" accidentally by the same mechanism.  Wonderful ....

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:32 | 5140394 Rusty Shorts
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O/T but a little history about Liberia (Liberty)



By Gary Brecher

FRESNO - I've written a little about some of the great military figures Liberia has given the world, like General Butt Naked and his platinum-blonde drag queen psycho killers. But I've never told the hilarious, totally sick story of how Liberia got the way it is. And it's too interesting to hold back any longer.

Liberian history is supposedly "tragic," which is newspaper code for "funny as Hell." I can't help it, it is. It's not like I don't sympathize. I do. I mean, which slum did your grandparents come from? Probably some starved village where the coal mine's been closed since it ate a whole shift of locals. How'd you like it if everybody in your neighborhood took up a collection to send you back there, even if you didn't speak a word of the language? "We feel you don't fit in in Santa Barbara and you'll never be truly happy until you're back in Lower Slobovia:"

That's how Liberia started. It was white people's idea from the start. They were worried about free blacks, who made up about a tenth of the 2 million black people in the US. The two extremes of the slavery issue, abolitionists and crazy slaveowners, agreed something had to be done about all those free blacks.

The abolitionists loved black people so much they wanted them to go far, far away. So did the slaveowners, who announced with no evidence at all that free blacks were "promoters of mischief." (I don't know what "mischief" means--maybe they TP'd those Gone With the Wind plantation houses.)

A group of rich white do-gooders including Francis Scott Key, who wrote "the Star Spangled Banner," got together to raise the money to send free blacks back to Africa. For them Key had a special version of the anthem: "Oh say can you see/the home of the brave? If so, you're standing too close/Go about 4000 miles southeast, to West Africaaaa."

Congress came through with a big grant and in 1819, a ship with 88 freed blacks and three white chaperons landed in that other success-story for re-planting blacks, Sierra Leone. After gassing up at Freetown, they headed down the coast to the promised land, Liberia.

Within three weeks of arriving at their new home, all three whites and 22 blacks died of fever. That's barely time to start naming things "free-" this and "free-that.

Instead they named the place "Perseverance." A little truth in advertising. The rich whites sitting home safe in the US were determined to persevere in Liberia, even if it meant shipping every black they could catch straight into the most disease-ridden, lethal climate in the world. They worked a deal with the US Navy that any slave ships intercepted on the high seas would be detoured to Liberia an dump their cargo there, which meant that no matter how many colonists died, more were always on the way.

It was like a do-gooder version of Darwin, only sped up. Most of the newcomers died so fast they barely had time to thank their benefactors, but a few survived. And they were the ones who married and had kids, so eventually you got a population that had some degree of resistance to all the tropical diseases.

Once they realized they weren't all going to die in the next week, the settlers went to work on the most fundamental thing in any society: setting up cliques. There were three big ones in Liberia: the freed slaves who were "black"; the ones who were "mulatto"; and way back there in the bush, the natives. Naturally, none of these cliques liked each other.

The next step, naturally, was sucking up to the people who abused you. Is this starting to remind you of high school? That's because high school is a totally typical example of how people act when they have to start a society from scratch.

So instead of making peace with the natives, the Liberians spent the 1840s trying to get officially recognized by the whites. The funny bit is that the European states didn't have too much problem granting it, but the US--the country that started Liberia with a huge grant from Congress--refused to recognize Liberia until 1862. Guess why. Yup: because the South might object to having a black ambassador in Washington D.C.

It makes you wonder how they finally agreed to recognize Liberia. I mean, it's 1862, the Confederacy's at war with the US, and some bureaucrat's still sweating over the decision: "Well, Mr. Lincoln, our focus groups show there might be a negative reaction in some of the border districts:"

By this time Liberia was a full-grown country, doing what West African coastal enclaves are supposed to do: getting ripped off in "development" loans from the West, having ridiculous border disputes over some fever-ridden chunk of bush, and making the inland natives feel like dirt. British banks ripped the Liberians off so badly that one Liberian president--"the Liberian Lincoln," no less--had to swim for his life, and ended up as shark food before he made it to a British ship in the harbor of Monrovia, the new Liberian capital city.

Monrovia was named after James Monroe, who was one of the supporters of the Liberian colonization plan. His famous comment on Liberia was, "Love you guys, wish you could stay longer, here's your hat."

My favorite border dispute was between Liberia and that other outpost of freedom, Sierra Leone. In 1883, Sierra Leone claimed territory that Liberia held. The British backed up the Sierra Leoneans; Uncle Sam decided to stay out of it, and the Liberians had to back down. Next it was the French, in the Ivory Coast next door, grabbing another chunk of territory. Through it all Uncle Sam kept his distance from his black nephews in Liberia. It was like he was a little embarrassed by them.

One reason the US might've been embarrassed by the Liberians is that they kept trying to look white. And they succeeded. Take a look at the pictures of Liberian leaders from the 1800s and they look like Confederate generals with a tan--a lot of white blood in there. The Liberians were proud of that; the US wasn't.

These "Americo-Liberians" were never more than five percent of the population, but they ran the coast, had the money, understood more about the outside world--so they considered themselves the elite. They felt even whiter when they compared themselves with the natives, who were pure West African--some of the darkest people in the world. To remind everybody of the difference, the settlers called themselves "Americo-Liberians" and put on a lot of airs, with stiff collars and muttonchop sideburns--not to mention that other mark of higher civilization, land grabs.

Nobody was really sure how far inland Liberia's borders went. Basically, it was as much as they wanted or could grab. Nobody worried much about the natives; they were black and uncivilized. The Americo-Liberians were as racist as the slaveowners their ancestors had crossed the ocean to get away from. They sent their kids to school in the US to make sure they didn't get too African, and didn't even try to find out who lived in the jungle they'd claimed until the 1860s.

By the 1890s, you had the ultimate in, uh, black comedy: Liberian gunboats sailing upriver to bombard savage native tribes who were resisting civilization. In fact, they were resisting it too well: when the Americo-Liberian army marched inland to teach the Gola tribe a lesson, they got their cafe-au-lait asses kicked.

Liberian military history recovered its former glory in 1917, when Liberia formally joined the Allies against the Germans. There was panic among the General Staff in Berlin when the news arrived. But there was rejoicing in Monrovia, because it meant all German assets in Liberia could be seized and handed out to deserving Americo-Liberian pals.

But then unrest flared up inland, in darkest Liberia. The Americo-Liberian government sent a party to investigate. It turned out the tribes back there had heard a rumor that slavery was going to be abolished, and were outraged. The government explained it was just PR, a decree to impress the foreigners. But the natives were still restless, so the government had to send a big force to convince the Kru, the biggest tribe, to be peaceful by sacking their towns and killing off their warriors.

World War II was Liberia's golden age--by Liberian standards, that is. Once again the country took its stand for liberty, enlisting on the Allied side. But this time that actually meant something, because while WW I was basically a European war, WW II really was a worldwide deal. So the US set up some bases on the Liberian coast, with plenty of trickle-down for the locals. All kinds of fancy Western ideas started percolating through Monrovia. Women got the vote and in the early Sixties the Peace Corps did some of its earliest do-gooding in Liberia.

What did those kids actually do in the Corps, anyway? As far as I know, they just hugged a lot of dark-skinned people and meant well. It's kind of fun to think of these white American hippies' welcoming party in Monrovia, with all the snooty mulattoes in town sipping cocktails and warning them about those terribly, terribly primitive blacks one meets inland.

Liberia's biggest break ever came when some genius realized that since Liberia was officially a country--recognized since 1862, remember!--it had the right to sell ship registrations. Which it started doing, cut-rate, to every tramp steamer that didn't want to bother with lifeboats or safety inspections.

Which is why, every time an oil tanker goes aground while the captain was dead drunk, or comes apart mid-ocean, the papers call it "a Liberian-registered vessel." Your assurance of quality on the high seas.

That one's still a big money-spinner for Liberia. Actually Liberia was doing OK, by African standards, right up to the 70s. They'd had the same president from 1944 to 1971, an upstanding old guy with the great name of William Vacanarach Shadrach Tubman. With his suit and horn-rimmed glasses, he looks a little like Papa Doc Duvalier, the scary little dude who ruled Hatii at about the same time. But Tubman was a much more peaceful guy, who actually tried to include the inland tribes in the party. Investment picked up, schools got built, peace almost looked ready to break out. Almost.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:35 | 5140416 Urban Redneck
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Few people know how to read even history, even fewer know how to write history so that others can begin to understand it.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:40 | 5140450 Rusty Shorts
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:37 | 5141159 TBT or not TBT
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:44 | 5140476 Alea Iactaest
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Why is this "article" even published? It looks like the WHO has completely thrown in with the propogandists. There is no new information in this article. Besides the usual "cui bono?" we should be asking "why?" and particularly "why now?".

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:37 | 5140695 UGrev
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Why now? yes.. this is a great question. Even better would be "When did they know that it was going to get this bad? " So in effect, "now" was actually 6 -10 months ago. We are never told the truth about "now". They always buffer that time to see how well they can plan for the fallout. 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:32 | 5140049 Leopold B. Scotch
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Why children?  A suicide bomber mentality is all you need: infect yourself and then get very public with your body excretions all over the place as soon as the symptoms start.

If a quick split-second suicide bomb blast gets you 80 virgins in the afterlife, what glories might a  miserable 2-week hemoragic fever sacrifice bring you?  Peace Be Unto Him, baby!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:33 | 5140104 TerminalDebt
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damn inflation, it was 11 virgins, now it's gone up to 80 already. The only way to stop this is to reduce the number of virgins available

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:12 | 5141469 Paveway IV
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He may have known about ebola experiments, but Glenn Thomas was hardly an ebola 'expert'. He was former BBC reporter working as the media officer of WHO - he was their PR guy. That would probably make him an expert at lying about ebola experiments, I guess.

A person could just interview the staff of the Kenama facility to find out what they were really doing there, but most of them are already dead... from ebola

The most obvious tell that some of the West African outbreaks were engineered: the consistent levels of mortality are different in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

The Guinea outbreak started in mid-March. It was spreading slowly but at a consistent, almost linear rate. Guinea also has the highest mortality: just under 70%. That was the observed mortality rate for previous strains of Zaire ebola.

The Kenema research lab was in Sierra Leone. That country's outbreak started a few months later in June. The mortality rate has been around 40% - the speculated 'less lethal' rate of weaponized ebola strains. The lower lethality in weaponized strains are more than offset by the contagion effect of either a longer incubation period or the ability to spread to some degree through the air. Despite the Sierra Leone outbreak of only three months vs. the Guinea outbreak of five-and-a-half months, the number of reported deaths is almost the same (400).  

The Liberian outbreak started a month after Sierra Leone and is less than two months old. The mortality rate is higher than Sierra Leone - closer to 60%. Maybe a new and improved ver. 2 of the Sierra Leone strain? In any case, Liberia has had more reported deaths in under two months - 624 - than each of the entire Sierra Leone or Guinea outbreaks.

Of course, this may just be due to reporting differences. Or maybe the weather. The Government® claims they're all the same non-airborne strain.

Two million muslims will be heading to Mecca for hajj this October. History will look back on this and see that Adolph Eichmann was a rank amateur compared to the current psychopaths and their dual-citizen enablers.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:54 | 5142907 mjcOH1
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"Why children?  A suicide bomber mentality is all you need: infect yourself and then get very public with your body excretions all over the place as soon as the symptoms start.

If a quick split-second suicide bomb blast gets you 80 virgins in the afterlife, what glories might a  miserable 2-week hemoragic fever sacrifice bring you?  Peace Be Unto Him, baby!"


Hey .... best of both worlds.   Wait until the fever kicks in, and then pop themselves like big virus filled ticks with the exploding vest....

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:23 | 5140872 Svener
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Well 75% of the deaths are women, they are the caregivers.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:33 | 5140677 clade7
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There goes the pimping business eh, Butters?

+100 for 'Leopold Stotch'

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:40 | 5140707 UGrev
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Why children?  what better way to infect than to have something that continually "explodes" everytime you come in contact with it and people think it's so adorable, and innocent that they want to actually get close enough to it in order to parcipate in the cute and cuddly bomb..  

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:57 | 5140541 kchrisc
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"You don't suppose ISIS would think about crossing ebola laden children accross the southern border and then moving them to dots on the US map do you?"

CIA and/or Israel might.

Dance little Mossad, dance...

An American, not US subject.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:19 | 5140029 CrimsonAvenger
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If it's airborne, the best way to avoid it is to stay in areas with wide open spaces and few people. Like a golf course.


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:35 | 5140108 TerminalDebt
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so a strip joint with my head between mounds is not recommended?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:56 | 5140245 Pure Evil
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Only if you want to catch Herpes, which is more contagious than ebola, but doesn't leave you with blood leaking out of your asshole.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:45 | 5140182 MalteseFalcon
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If it's airborne, I'd stay on an island that is easily sealed off.



Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:30 | 5140397 rwe2late
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:59 | 5140546 TerminalDebt
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Australia? England?


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:03 | 5141281 rwe2late
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Plum Island?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:56 | 5142913 mjcOH1
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Martha's Vineyard?   It all makes sense now.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:24 | 5140031 BLOTTO
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'DO NOT touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola'


...Just in case you guys had a habit of touching dead bodies...that have Ebola...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:19 | 5140632 ThroxxOfVron
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Yeah.  WTF?  Who doesn't know that you poke a dead body with a stick?

What is this a weekend at Bernie's sequel?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:35 | 5140686 hesk
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I just got my Obamacare Oyxgen tank with handy wheel cart. I have been saved.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:30 | 5140083 Dodge135
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On an airplane, coming to a city near you. Airborne.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:11 | 5139995 Sudden Debt
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I was watching the news this weekend where they "prepared" all those young doctors to go to help with the ebola outbreak...


it was a very sad sight...

there was this cute blond...

man... a ass to crack nuts and tits to part you with your paycheck...

and they where preparing by fitting their "hazard" suits...

they're all gonners soon...

what a ass... what a shame...


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:23 | 5140038 MeMongo
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Admit it! You'd still pound that bleeding ass when she gets back debt!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:25 | 5140057 Sudden Debt
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well, like I tell my wife:


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:28 | 5140072 Cui Bono
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Does it weird anyone else out to know that somewhere in the world there is a Mrs. WavyarmSocketpuppetthing?

teasing SD just teasing....

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:32 | 5140091 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:44 | 5140165 Aaaarghh
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squirter per chance? that'd increase infection rates

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:25 | 5140060 Cthonic
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While gentlemen may prefer blondes, perhaps she prefers bush meat.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:39 | 5140443 Rusty Shorts
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I've spent well over a year in West Africa (cumilative-several trips) and you would be shocked!! shocked!! by all the white European/American women "cougars" walking around with those West African Bucks!! 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:11 | 5140611 Herd Redirectio...
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You would think Ebola and HIV would put a dent in the 'female sex tourist' industry, but apparently not.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:15 | 5140622 clade7
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I'm sure it has, but those damned Necrophiliacs are having a heyday!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:37 | 5140693 Rusty Shorts
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HIV is practically non-existent in West Africa.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:07 | 5140801 Herd Redirectio...
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West Africa has 5% of the pop. with HIV, and the worldwide average is 0.8%. This is going off statistics, but it clearly indicates West Africa is the worldwide 'leader' in HIV infection.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:22 | 5140867 Rusty Shorts
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The worldwide leader is South Africa at a supposed 15%+ , yet, it is a big money maker, so who really knows the real infection rate. I met many educated persons while in West Africa, and HIV was discussed often, and not one, not a single one knew of a HIV infection, including the locals, who also could not recall a single death from HIV.

Malaria on the other hand...well, that's a different story. 


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:42 | 5140721 Zerozen
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I've seen them sometimes in South Africa too, although 'cougar' is being very generous. More like dumpy haggard middle-aged white women living out their African noble savage fantasies. They always only come from 2 countries: UK and Germany. Good luck with the AIDS thing.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:13 | 5139996 yogibear
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So much for it not being contagious. Wait for the winter when it really spreads throughout Europe and the US. Eventually the isolation wards will be overwhelmed.

The effort not to spread panic and political correctness is greater than containing it. 


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:11 | 5139997 Headbanger
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Congress should just ban Ebola immediately!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:20 | 5140036 101 years and c...
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there is a motion on the floor as we speak to put Ebola on the no fly list.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:25 | 5140053 MeMongo
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Nah but they might rename it to something like freedom fries.....or?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:29 | 5140078 GetZeeGold
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Congress should just ban Ebola immediately!


Only to be overruled by the phone and the pen.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:00 | 5140264 Pure Evil
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So what you're trying to say is that Obama talks out his ass and can sign his name with a pen clutched firmly between his ass cheeks?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:28 | 5140387 Sean7k
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Ayatollah ebola

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:14 | 5140821 Bangin7GramRocks
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Patriot Pathogen?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:03 | 5140278 MsCreant
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I see congress people bent over on the floor with legs spread with lobbyists using a pulling "motion" to get things out of their asses.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:32 | 5140096 Dr. Engali
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CONgress should be banned immedietly.



There fixed that for you.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:53 | 5140230 chubbar
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Some "Ebola Free" zones should work just fine. Let's get some signs up!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:58 | 5140254 MsCreant
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:15 | 5140001 Central Bankster
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Where are the travel restrictions?


That WHO info-graphic is the equivalent of duck and cover.  Seriously, one of their suggestions is to not touch a dead body at an airport!?  WTF!?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:31 | 5140085 Dr. Engali
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It's a good thing we have a tight control on the southern border. If we didn't we could potentially run into some issues.  

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:34 | 5140103 msmith9962
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The first draft said to close your mouth and stick one finger up each nostril during the extent of your flight.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:03 | 5140272 Pure Evil
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But, that still leaves having anal sex in the lavatory right?

If not, Obummer will be severly disappointed.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:12 | 5140816 BlindMonkey
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THAT is why the new pres helicopter fleet is going to be equipped with lavatories. It makes total sense now. I was confused there with the spec for lavatory and a 300 mile range. It didn't make sense before.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:42 | 5140459 TheReplacement
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Aww man, that puts are damper on touch a dead body at the airport Tuesdays.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:53 | 5140996 Things that go bump
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That's not even funny. The last time I flew (this was before 9/11 - I haven't flown since), when we got to our gate there was a dead body lying on the floor covered with a sheet. I kid you not. There were no EMS present, no airport personnel in attendance - it was more than odd, to tell you the truth. The gal at the gate was just acting like if she ignored it, it would go away. I suppose they were waiting for the meat wagon to come pick it up, but you would think that common decency would require someone to wait with the body. I worried about contagion then and wondered what other passenger I was maybe carrying to Columbus.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:13 | 5140008 Tabarnaque
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WHO just lied a few days ago pretending that there was no Ebola outbreak in Cameroon. And now we officially learn that Cameroon has an Ebola outbreak.  

Since the beginning of this outbreak, WHO has repeated that Ebola is not airborne. How do we know that they are not again lying?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:39 | 5140145 HobbyFarmer
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This.  They lie to prevent panic.  How do you know when you can trust anything they say?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:03 | 5140527 franzpick
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WHO will lie again in a few hours when they release their regular Monday report of new EVD case and death numbers for last THU-FRI-SAT for the initial 4 countries invokved, and DO NOT ADJUST those totals upward to include the now-5th country CONGO totals for last week.

Or they will add in the suddenly reduced number of 13  recently admitted Congo deaths while attempting to bury the 70-plus deaths previously acknowledged to be 'non-Ebola related'.

How depressing is this to have perception-management experts directing the responce to an emerging pandemic:


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:15 | 5140825 BlindMonkey
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Personally I never understood the aversion to public panic. The store shelves get emptied and need restocking. It is all very Kensyian.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:36 | 5141929 dizzyfingers
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"How do we know that they are not again lying?"

When they speak?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:13 | 5140010 LostandFound
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if doctors and nurses are getting infected, what chance does the general public have?

The most important statement of the day. This aint going to end well

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:20 | 5140034 yogibear
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It will crush storefront and  public area traffic, that's why they minimalize it. It will be a nightmare in the west. We haven't had a disease nearly as bad since the early 50's in the US.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:13 | 5140325 codecode
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good for and

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:20 | 5140638 franzpick
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Online ordering from AMZN, EBAY and others offering free and quick delivery has been a great way for us to avoid driving, parking, exposure to contagious crowds and kids, and hot weather, but WalMex makes you drive over and wait in line to pick up your online order, so they're not in the loop.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:16 | 5140833 BlindMonkey
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Now you know why Amazon was so hot on the use of drone for delivery. When folks start dying, it will be hard to find replacement drivers.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:54 | 5140529 Oleander
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Should be great for Amazon this Christmas season.  The final nail in the coffin for big box stores.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:23 | 5140649 Herd Redirectio...
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Deliveries will stop.  Believe that.

You think the delivery man will even walk past the gate, after he has run into one 'possible Ebola' patient?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:19 | 5140835 BlindMonkey
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LOL. See my post above. :). You and me man. We are on the same page here.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:16 | 5140013 Chupacabra-322
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Orcastrated fear campaign. Number of Flu outbreaks per year 500,000. Number of deaths as a result 250,000. Yet no peep from the Pressititue media about that.

The word alone Ebola just reaps of the sound of fear. Just another day in the wonderful world of PsyOp, False Narratives & Propaganda to distract.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:25 | 5140059 LostandFound
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I hear what your saying, but arent your figures global (8 billion population)? wait until this gets global and see how it compares to the Flu outbreaks.

This at the minute is confined mainly to West Africa

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:25 | 5140061 juggalo1
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Yes and no.  Ebola is more frightening because more than 50% of the people who get it will die.  Your "Flu outbreaks" number couldn't possibly be the number of infected individuals.  There must be millions of flu infections in the US alone every year.  Almost all those who die are immune compromised, elderly or children.  Ebola is different.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:23 | 5140870 BlindMonkey
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Dude. Ebola is more frightening because you bleed out your ass and your tear ducts. I can deal with flu death. I have spent enough nights in bed with flu symptoms to not fear it. I have no frame of reference for bleeding out of places I am not supposed to and, frankly, it freaks me out a bit.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:12 | 5141060 msmith9962
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Exactly.  We know more people die from auto accidents each year than air travel.  But hell if I want to plummet 5 miles to my death.  Same thing in my opinion.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:02 | 5141278 TBT or not TBT
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I'll take dying of various crushing injuries for period of minutes or hours over instant death every time. 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:54 | 5141423 msmith9962
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Instant death is all good and well with exception of the preceding terror.  It's  personal preference I guess.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:30 | 5140075 nakki
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Just another way to steal money. I'm surprised that Chuck Hagel didn't mention this last week when he was seeking more funds to fight the smartest, greatest, most advanced threat to western civilization since the Nazis. Just another organization trying to get theirs.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:46 | 5140086 Thanatos
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After watching this "Outbreak" for the last few weeks and doing some homework; I have come to the conclusion that the EEE-Bolah outbreak is likely only occurring in the media and no-where-else.

The give-away was the video/pics of the recently "cured" victim from Atlanta giving kissy face pictures with politicos.

Ebola lasts for MONTHS after infection. Up to 6 months in semen and other mucosal body fluids.

No Travel Restrictions?

Then it pops up in Albuquerque? Before it pops up in Coastal Cities?

I'm surprised it didn't show up in Ferguson too!

This shit is another fucking scam.

--"But there's people dying in the streets of Monrovia! Bleeding from every orifice!"

Buddy, there are scores of people laying dying, diseased and bleeding from holes EVERY FREAKING DAY in the streets of Monrovia. That does NOT make this an Ebola outbreak.

IT IS a good reason for the Government to:

  1. Restrict your travel (Especially via commercial air services)
  2. Restrict your freedoms (can't have you milling about: CURFEWS)
  3. Give out prizes to their medico buddies: Mandatory Shots for YOU
  4. Keep people SNITCHING on eachother out of FEAR

I could go on, but judging from many posts here, people are scared so shitless by news-print that says EBOLA that I couldn't put a dent in it and I know it.

Wake the FUCK UP you chickenshit motherfuckers.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:07 | 5140302 Thanatos
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People are fucking scared shitless and LIKE IT THAT WAY!

Well good for you. You have a full agenda of shitting your pants, biting your nails and drinking/drugging yourselves into the courage of admitting that you were scared shitless by Courier 9pt Font spelling out EBOLA or ISIS or AILIENS or RUSSIANS or CHINESE or ...

It MIGHT be real... I'm still not gonna roll around in verbal panic and wonder if the Gubbamint is gonna save me.

I'm not the first to say it (and won't be the last):

This quality of this website's participants has dropped off sharply since that DOD "Tell the Truth" program started up in 2011 or so.

Just sayin...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:24 | 5140876 Svener
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Yeah, you noticed that too huh?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:09 | 5140313 Pure Evil
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Here's the real kicker.

Have you been to any of these West African countries to verify your own google search thesis?

Here's my suggestion. If its only occuring in the media then flying to West Africa should be a no brainer for you.

Head on over, spend a few months touring the countryside and then get back to us.

We'll all be anticipating your reports on the subject.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:18 | 5140344 Thanatos
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Actually, I just returned from Mauritainia by way of Dakar, Senegal.

I will be returning in 3 weeks.

Dude, you couldn't tell if there was an EBOLA outbreak in any of these places. There are SO MANY people laying around dying from every fucking kind of disease thats in the book (and many that aren't yet) that "ya just can't tell".

Many of these ppl have compound symptoms that could very well be diag'd as EBOLA. But it's not EBOLA.

Some people will BELIEVE ANYTHING.

Have you been there?

What did you see?

A fucking fruit bat and some Indigs?

My point is that the level of FEAR doesn't correspond with the level of REAL DATA (if there is any) coming out of W Africa.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:09 | 5140433 Pure Evil
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If your story is true then at least you've got some first hand knowledge. I don't doubt a lot of this is media driven scare mongery. The same media scare mongery about how ISIS is planning to attack some US city.

But, what else can you expect with endless immigration from 3rd world countries and open porous borders.

Personally, if I wanted to see Africa, I'll I'd have to do is drive to Philly or Atlanta or Mississippi or Ferguson. No need to visit the homeland.

If they really wanted to scare us they'd have left Hillary in as Secretary of State and then said Obunghole, and Biden, and Bohner the Oompa Loompa were resigning from office.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:11 | 5140612 Thanatos
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Thanks for the ack on the "First Hand".. But I KNOW you KNOW that my first hand knowledge isn't worth bloody mucos.

I see an airport, a van, a bus and lots of fucking sand dunes and a little bit of infrastructure. Thats what I get to see. I talked to locals who never heard of EBOLA. And there aint Fruit Bats where I was. (at least that I could find).

I can tell you that W Africa is a ZOO.

There is a reason why medi-sans-frontier and all the other NGO medical outfits hand out here: It's the entry point for the weirdest fucking diseases every seen by man. There are literally hundreds of deaths every year caused by diseases NEVER BEFORE SEEN and maybe never seen again.

Also, a fella can't believe a fucking word that the "Authorities" around W. Africa puts out. They are some of the worst crack pot dictats that ever existed.

With that being said, you have to understand that these ppl run their countries using sophisticated methods like "the telephone game" or "Operator". They use the RUMOR mill to control populations. Once they got "schooled" on how effective FEAR can be in controlling populations western style... Well EBOLA.

It's not that scary. You Gonna Die anyway, die with your boots on my friend! (I know pure evil will always keep the boots on, it's his style)


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:54 | 5141719 buyingsterling
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I respect your distrust of government, but this has to follow a timeline. There's no way Americans will accept curfews if the airlines are still flying in foreigners and the southern border is a sieve. So first they have to screw over the airlines - globally, others will follow our lead, or we'll have a proxy lead and we'll then lead everyone else. Then they'd basically have to end immigration. I don't think they'll do all that and keep a fake pandemic a secret.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:33 | 5140099 LawsofPhysics
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"Number of Flu outbreaks per year 500,000. Number of deaths as a result 250,000." - The deaths of the old and the weak has been occuring for millions of years...

We evolve or devolve, period.  What anyone thinks or believes is really irrelevant, especially when resources become limiting.

same as it ever was...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:36 | 5140124 Central Bankster
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Why don't you people understand exponential functions?


Additionally, the reason many people are scared of this and not the flu... well most of us are HEALTHY and can fight flu infections with EASE.  But our good health, is of little use against Ebola.  The "unreasonable" fear is that if it should gain a foothold in the West, healthy people can be struck down in a matter of weeks with a truly HORRIBLE death.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:28 | 5140893 Svener
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This would be one of the easiest deseases to handle in the US.  I don't see anyone scared here. It's a media event. 24 hour news, gotta make it dramatic.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:45 | 5140481 TheReplacement
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The flu does not carry a 50% kill ratio. 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:54 | 5140510 fuu
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Are you deliberately under reporting flu infections?

Annual attack rate of 5-10% OF ALL ADULTS and 20-30% of ALL CHILDREN.

That's about a BILLION infections a year. 

3,000,000 - 5,000,000 SERIOUS infections a year.

250,000 - 500,000 deaths yearly.

The fatality rate is around 10% OF SERIOUS INFECTIONS, or .05% OF ALL INFECTIONS.

This current ebola outbreak is holding steady at 54% fatality OF ALL INFECTIONS. Since 1976 the fatality rate of all ebola infections is 66%.

With 5 million infected(to match the high value for serious infections) that would give us the following numbers:

54% fatality rate: 2,700,000 dead.

66% fatality rate: 3,300,000 dead.

If we saw a normal influenza year (1 billion infections) with ebola the numbers would be:

@54% 540,000,000 deaths.

@66% 660,000,000 deaths.

"Influenza occurs globally with an annual attack rate estimated at 5%–10% in adults and 20%–30% in children. Illnesses can result in hospitalization and death mainly among high-risk groups (the very young, elderly or chronically ill). Worldwide, these annual epidemics are estimated to result in about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 250 000 to 500 000 deaths."

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:19 | 5140843 Bangin7GramRocks
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Could be that little detail that gets people a wee bit freaked out. BLEEDING FROM EYES AND ASSHOLE.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:14 | 5140016 Quinvarius
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The doctors keep getting infected because Ebola patients taste like bananas and coconut.  The doctors in Africa have not been trained to avoid licking their delicious fluids.  It is not airborne.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:35 | 5140111 msmith9962
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Nature is cruel but clever.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:41 | 5141629 Thanatos
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We thought they ordered up 2 schedules of Z-MAX Azythromycin...

We nevah heard of this Z-MAPP Shit... Sorry, We can give refund on unused / unbrokens!

Thanks for using

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:20 | 5140030 daemon
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" Even in dedicated Ebola wards, personal protective equipment is often scarce or not being properly used. "

Adding to the fact that it may be cheap "made in China" stuff ....

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:49 | 5140742 franzpick
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Even with proper protective gear there is apparently a fairly strict protocol for safe removal of the contaminated clothing. 

Imagine you are in your suit, with boots, gloves, a hoodpiece, goggles and a breathing mask - EVERYTHING COVERED IN RED PAINT, and you need to get everything off without getting one speck of red paint on your hands or skin: one "Ooops", and you do not pass 'go'.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:05 | 5141037 Things that go bump
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They are supposed to be thoughly showered with bleach before removal. What are they using in Africa? Spray bottles? Who is doing the spraying? I'm sure they're just lining up for that job. What if you miss a spot?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:22 | 5140040 juggalo1
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I hate to say it, but shouldn't they shut the clinics if there is no PPE available?  How can they ask nurses and doctors to work with ebola patients, when there is a significant danger they will be killed themselves?  How can they hope to contain epidemics if there is a collapse in the local health systems?  It has to be easier to replace depleted stocks of PPE than to replace killed health workers.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:22 | 5140043 Porous Horace
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From the graphic: "DO NOT touch the body of a person who has died from Ebola."

Thanx for that tip. You may have saved my life, ZeroHedge.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:43 | 5140162 Central Bankster
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do not touch fecal matter of strangers

do not lick handrails at the airport

do not re-use the airsick bags



You're welcome!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:14 | 5140328 Pure Evil
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And, don't sit on the toilet seats at the airport or on the plane.

Come to think of it wrap yourself in cellophane with an air filtration system to breath through just to be safe.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:23 | 5140863 Bangin7GramRocks
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Fuck you people. Whose laughing now. I'm Bubble Boy Bitchez!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:23 | 5140047 strangeglove
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Thanks togod i just got vacci

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:26 | 5140064 ebworthen
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How do we know this isn't a mutated form that has become airborne?  We don't.

Odd how WHO spends so much energy and time playing down that possibility.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:33 | 5140906 Svener
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Well you know it's not airborn becuase we are talking about too few becoming infected.  Those becoming infected are family members or people that touch the bodies.  I saw a video on the burial crew, OMG, not much protection and one had his face mask OFF.  The doctors and caregivers are in it up to their elbows every day, something is going to slip by which is why they are getting his so hard.  If it were airborne there would be a whole lot more people getting infected.  I'm wondering if they don't seem very concerned about it being airborne because,,,well it's not.  Unless they are evil scientist and that whole "depopulation" conspiracy again.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:53 | 5142261 buyingsterling
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The CDC has changed its protocols, warning people not to stay in the same room with a patient for an extended period, and not to approach within 3 feet unless you are in full protective gear:

CDC Changes Risk Criteria for Ebola Transmission to “Being in the Same Room” or Within 3 Feet of Infected Individual


Anyone saying this isn't airborne has to explain how the head doctor and six of the nurses who attended to airline passenger Dr. Sawyer became infected. He was treated in a city of 21 million, likely in a state of the art facility. Its airborne, denial will end soon.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:32 | 5140907 Svener
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Well you know it's not airborn becuase we are talking about too few becoming infected.  Those becoming infected are family members or people that touch the bodies.  I saw a video on the burial crew, OMG, not much protection and one had his face mask OFF.  The doctors and caregivers are in it up to their elbows every day, something is going to slip by which is why they are getting his so hard.  If it were airborne there would be a whole lot more people getting infected.  I'm wondering if they don't seem very concerned about it being airborne because,,,well it's not.  Unless they are evil scientist and that whole "depopulation" conspiracy again.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:33 | 5141364 Seeing Red
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Not much selection pressure for it to become airborne (yet).  Why should it bother adapting when things are going so well for it as-is?  FYI, this line of reasoning does NOT depend on Ebola being "alive", so spare me that type of grief please.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:25 | 5140065 morning
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Sweat deposit, and asymptomatic xmission before onset. Ban air travel NOW.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:34 | 5140068 One And Only
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Flights to and from these areas are no longer occurring. I have checked several travel sites and while I search for flights to/from (Sierra Leone for example)  flight itineraries do materialize I get prompted with a "this flight is no longer available" message when trying to book it. There are flights available but most are 30-60 days out and those also have the probable chance of getting cancelled should the outbreak continue. 

This unannounced quarantine (at least for air travel) can be confirmed here or when trying to book air travel on any website to these regions (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast) with very few flights occuring to/from Senegal/Ghana.

Should be noted that parts of Liberia are being subjected to military enforced quarantines where you're simply not allowed to leave at all.

Shit is getting real.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:37 | 5140128 ghengis86
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This is the only way to stop it. Quarantine the shit out of all known hot spots. The PTB know this which is why they already banned all travel under the radar. At least for the plebs. When they fly people back to their home countries, it's because they want/need to study this new mutation, whether they made it themselves or not. Mother fuckers like to play god with other people's lives.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:52 | 5140217 Max Cynical
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But if you look at the are still scheduled.

United flight 142 from Houston arriving in 41 minutes.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:59 | 5140263 One And Only
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There are three flights only going to and I would imagine they are CDC and WHO workers considering one of them is leaving from Atlanta (location of CDC HQ)

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:38 | 5140429 Max Cynical
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Lots of arrivals and departures to major population centers in every corner of the world...Dubai, London, Cairo, New York, Houston, Istanbul, France, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Atlanta, etc... doesn't visually display these aircraft, but it's clear from reviewing flightaware, there's no moratorium of flights in and out of the affected area.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:20 | 5140641 Rusty Shorts
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Several flights to and from Europe to West Africa,... Delta still has direct flights from JFK to Accra, Ghana.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:02 | 5140750 One And Only
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Those flights have been cancelled and not updated on flightradar. 

For example Bristish Airways cancelled all flights August 4th (arriving and departing) yet flightradar has one (flight BAW74) departing Liberia at 11:35pm. 

Like I said if you go to a travel site (expedia) and search for flights to Sierra Leone they will pop up. If you go to book them you will be prompted with "sorry this flight has been cancelled". You can only book flights (Arriving/departing) 30-60 days out depending on the carrier.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:30 | 5140079 buzzsaw99
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medicos are getting sick because there isn't a clean surface in all of africa. the hospitals are contaminated beyond remedy. the amount of water, insects, humans shedding/carrying the disease are incalculable.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:31 | 5140087 Rinzler
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"In some areas, hospitals are regarded as incubators of infection ..."


Yeah, that would be all of them, everywhere.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:31 | 5140095 paint it red ca...
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Its a  damn shame.

I have been lied to so much I don't believe a thing I read, from any source other than my own eyes. And they cannot be trusted.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!