A Public Service Post

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014 - 1:28pm

We've been following the Ebola story pretty closely these past few months then a headline today made my hair stand on end. Thus this new post.

Look, I know I don't have to start from scratch and tell you how bad this is with a bunch of links. If you're a regular visitor to Turdville, you already know and you've already begun to take precautions. The latest update on the potential spread of the Ebola virus can be found here, from ZH 10 days ago: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-19/exponential-ebola-cases-now-do...

At about the same time, a story surfaced that the U.S. State Department had put in an order for 160,000 HazMat suits. Here's the story from InfoWars: https://www.infowars.com/u-s-state-department-orders-160000-ebola-hazmat... And here's a story from The Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2756832/State-Department-orders...

An important caveat to this story should be read next. This "order" might be just a "bid" and the State Department could be purchasing them strictly for their USAID arm: https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/sep/19/blog-postin... & https://www.marketwatch.com/story/lakeland-industries-announces-global-a...

The latest, US-based Ebola scare is still unfolding in Dallas and needs monitoring: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09/30/a-dalla...

And there is some potential "good news" from the US Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/30/ebola-over-in-nige...

HOWEVER, when I saw the headline below earlier today, ole Turd's head started spinning:

https://www.cbs46.com/story/26657838/cdc-issues-ebola-guidelines-for-us-...

From the article:

"CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?

The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming."

Look, I have absolutely no idea if Ebola will spread globally. It probably won't and all will be well. But when the US State Department is considering 160,000 new HazMat suits and 5,000 bodybags....and when the US CDC is warning about 500,000 casualties and issuing guidelines to funeral homes...you might want to start taking this stuff seriously.

This does not mean that The End Is Near and it does not mean that you immediately need to hole up in a bunker somewhere. But if you're not thinking about the possibility that you may need to stay inside and home for 30-60 days at some point soon, you are simply being irresponsible. Now is the time to pay attention and remain alert. Now is the time to give full consideration to whatever action plan you and your family may need in the event of an emergency. Now is the time to stock up and/or resupply whatever emergency items you regularly keep on hand anyway.

Be mindful. Be cautious but not frightened. Always remain situationally aware and continue to prepare accordingly.

TF

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SaratogaPrepper
Oct 1, 2014 - 6:57pm
ag1969
Oct 1, 2014 - 6:51pm
cliff 567
Oct 1, 2014 - 6:47pm
crambo
Oct 1, 2014 - 6:42pm

Whew!

Now it is getting crazy. Just had another state level briefing including info from someone who went there. The one thing that stuck out...the virus lives for up to 3 months in your semen...after you've been otherwise cleared... That will keep the conspiracy folks happy for a while longer!!!

infometron
Oct 1, 2014 - 6:10pm

@crambo

Anything is possible, but I think your speculation has high probability... In such cases, alas, sedation would only serve to compound the problem ;^)

cramboag1969
Oct 1, 2014 - 5:58pm

On the other hand

Maybe this is the result of our current education system? When the gentleman in question said he'd been to Liberia, the triage person had never learned where that was on a map and listens only to whatever peculiar brand of music is available today. Not wanting to appear "ignernt", they ignored the information.

Anything is possible...

atarangi
Oct 1, 2014 - 5:57pm

doom and more doom

I always enjoy reading Mr. Fix's articles. They are good natured and well researched. If Ebola is spread through aerosol particles we are going to know for sure over the next few weeks. My guess is that if other people on the flight are infected we are heading for a catastrophe.

Mr. Fix
Oct 1, 2014 - 5:52pm

As if they didn't see this one coming:

FLASHBACK: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REJECTS EBOLA TRAVEL BAN

U.N. organization downplays risk of Ebola spreading via air travel

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by KIT DANIELS | INFOWARS.COM | OCTOBER 1, 2014

The World Health Organization rejected a travel ban to and from Ebola-stricken countries several weeks before an airline passenger infected with Ebola unknowingly brought the disease from Liberia into America.

In its Aug. 14 press release, WHO disapproved of a potential ban on international travel to and from the West African nations hit hardest by Ebola, suggesting instead that governments provide “their citizens traveling to Ebola-affected countries with accurate and relevant information on the Ebola outbreak and measures to reduce the risk of exposure.”

In explaining the reasoning behind the decision, WHO said “the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low,” which completely ignores the possibility that someone infected with Ebola could spread the disease weeks after flying back to his home country.

“On the small chance that someone on the plane is sick with Ebola, the likelihood of other passengers and crew having contact with their body fluids is even smaller,” the press release states. “Usually when someone is sick with Ebola, they are so unwell that they cannot travel.”

“WHO is therefore advising against travel bans to and from affected countries.”

That small chance became reality on Tuesday when the U.S. Center for Disease Control confirmed a person in Dallas, Texas, contracted Ebola after visiting Liberia, which is the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.

The man had arrived in the U.S. by plane from Liberia on Sept. 20 and went to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital with symptoms of Ebola a few days later.

“The patient was discharged with antibiotics and returned again days later with watery diarrhea and other symptoms, tested for both malaria and Ebola, and put in isolation on the 28th,” Erick Erickson with Red State wrote, quoting a source reportedly from the CDC.

Earlier this morning, Dallas health officials announced they are now monitoring a second person who may have contracted Ebola after coming into contact with the first patient.

“Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said in an interview with local ABC affiliate WFAA. “So this is real.”

Despite the WHO’s recommendation against a travel ban, multiple countries decided to terminate air service to and from West African nations back in August, further indicating that WHO downplayed the risk of Ebola spreading via air travel.

BagOfGold
Oct 1, 2014 - 5:52pm

Do Rh negative blood types have any protection from ebola?...

I'm just starting to do some research...& here's some info...

https://investmentwatchblog.com/are-you-immune-to-ebola-or-aids-you-might-be/

https://rhnegativebloodsecrets.blogspot.co.uk/

Does this apply?...

https://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/179/Supplement_1/S18.long

Lucky me...if this is true...& perhaps Rh negative blood types can help others!!!...

Bag Of Gold

Dr. P. Metals
Oct 1, 2014 - 5:46pm

RE: "How was this not planned in"

it will be telling to see if the US is the only western country where it touches down...and gets loose.

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