Yesterday Dr. Raul Vergini in Italy asked me if the Ebola epidemic is real. Last week I was called about 30 seconds before Dr. Rima Laibow started her radio show to be a guest (I was not scheduled) and I listened to the first ten minutes of her going on and on about her NanoSilver product that she was claiming was a cure for Ebola. My stomach started turning and I was smart enough to hang up the phone and not get on the show. What could I possibly say on live radio that could support such a dangerous claim? Imagine my surprise to read the other morning the New York Times reporting on this and other news sources posting on fraudulent Ebola cures.
Recently, the foundation’s medical director, Dr. Rima E. Laibow, posted an “open letter to heads of Ebola-impacted states” dated July 29, claiming that NanoSilver cured Ebola. She also claimed to have addressed 47 African health ministers at a 2007 conference and to be in touch with “West African governments and their advisers.”
Dr. Laibow could not be reached for comment. On Friday afternoon, after The New York Times emailed her a series of questions, two of her websites briefly became unavailable, then reappeared with headlines saying they were “under attack” and directing readers to other sites selling a different product, Silver Solution.
The Times said, “Silver kills some microbes on surfaces and in wounds,” which I and many others agree on. However, it is not known, except seemingly by Laibow, that it can cure Ebola. Certainly, it is enough to say it should help and would be a better bet than experimental drugs. I listed silver as a possible treatment at the end of my essay Ebola – Saving Lives with Natural Allopathic Medicine as an afterthought because my concentration is on several emergency room and intensive care medicines that have proven themselves through decades of consistent use.
Laibow makes a distinction between colloidal silver and NanoSilver, stating “the virucidal properties of Nano Silver far exceed those of the better known “colloidal silver” or “mild silver protein” preparations.” “It is comprised not of colloidal or ionic silver particles (which can show some minor toxicity) but very small metallic silver particles. Its efficacy as a non-toxic, novel anti-viral therapy which leaves normal biota intact is extremely promising.” “Extremely promising” does not equal proof.
I do not trust the World Health Organization (WHO) nor the Centers of Disease Control as far as I could spit into a hurricane wind. I trust the New York Times and their motives even less. The Internet lit up a few days ago about fraudulent Ebola cures with the New York Times themselves leading the charge presenting the most absurd and fraudulent statin treatment for Ebola one can imagine.
The western world of medicine stands obscenely naked in its assumptions that distance the public from natural medicines used in hospitals that save lives every day. They use baking soda and magnesium but do not want to talk about it especially in relationship to viral infections. These are safe medicinals where statin drugs are not. Even the WHO did not like the dangerous suggestion about using statins for Ebola.
Confusion and Despair
If one reads the news these days about Ebola or anything else one is destined to get confused and be in despair as a dark craziness grips the globe. Ebola is front and center in this all with none of us knowing where this is all going but we are about to find out. Courtesy of international airlines, we all have front row seats.
Staff writer Elizabeth Palermo for Live Sciences says, “Most people who become infected with Ebola will not survive. But despite this somber prognosis, health experts in the United States aren’t particularly worried about the threat of Ebola in this country or in other developed countries.” So relax there is little to fear even though there is no drug or vaccine proven effective against the Ebola virus in human beings. To date, only one person — Dr. Kent Brantly — has apparently recovered after receiving one of the three prominent putative drugs, and there is no proof that the drug was key to his improvement. None of the potential vaccines has even undergone Phase 1 safety trials in humans, though at least two are scheduled to enter that stage before December of this year. The Huffington Post also reports the CDC believes that there is very little to fear.
Laurie Garrett states: “Attention World: You just don’t get it. You think there are magic bullets in some rich country’s freezers that will instantly stop the relentless spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa? You think airport security guards in Los Angeles can look a traveler in the eyes and see infection, blocking that jet passenger’s entry into La-la-land? You believe novelist Dan Brown’s utterly absurd description of a World Health Organization that has a private C5-A military transport jet and disease SWAT team that can swoop into outbreaks, saving the world from contagion? Wake up, fools. What’s going on in West Africa now isn’t Brown’s silly Inferno scenario — it’s Steven Soderberg’s movie Contagion, though without a modicum of its high-tech capacity. Last week, my brilliant Council on Foreign Relations colleague John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, warned that spread of the virus inside Lagos — which has a population of 22 million — would instantly transform this situation into a worldwide crisis, thanks to the chaos, size, density, and mobility of not only that city but dozens of others in the enormous, oil-rich nation.”
The FDA states, “There are currently no FDA-approved vaccines or drugs to prevent or treat Ebola,” so anyone who says there is-is lying. However, some people do recover from Ebola even though there is no specific treatment or cure for the disease. “When a person becomes infected with Ebola, the virus depletes the body’s immune cells, which defend against infection,” said Dr. Derek Gatherer. “In particular, the Ebola virus depletes immune cells called CD4 and CD8 T lymphocytes, which are crucial to the function of the immune system. But if a person’s immune system can stand up to this initial attack — meaning their immune cells are not as depleted in the first stages of infection — then studies suggest they are more likely to survive the disease. The patients that survive it best are the ones who don’t get such a bad [immune] deficiency," Gatherer told Live Science. In my first essay on Ebola, I write about some of the fundamentals of the disease that suggest intelligent treatment.
I am in total agreement that there is no cure for the virus, for I have no choice legally or otherwise than to say so. I am not a virologist and am not on the front lines treating this disease. However, there are ways to support the immune system and best ways to treat infected people. Health officials and organizations as well as the media are not being intelligent nor honest about the realities of surviving viral infections. According to them hundreds of thousands of people die every year from viral infections. Doctors and the medical system itself just does not want to address why some people die and most do not from these infections.
For those who so totally doubt the media (for good reason) I would just say it is very hard to fake the kind of hemorrhaging we are being told that comes with Ebola. It is an especially nasty way to go. Ebola is just part of the madness and fear gripping the globe. Death is waiting in many forms for millions as war, drought and pestilence, as well as extreme climate change grip the globe. It has always been my assertion that love will cope but governments will not. Only the United States, as far as I know, is ready for the worst in a nightmarish way by having in place Home Land Security FEMA camps with martial law only a signature away.
It is a good time to listen to this thoughtful video. What is most important is the assertion that Ebola is an airborne disease that could start spreading like wildfire in the next few weeks. However, health and medical officials are acting as if it is not and are risking the lives of millions on their big assumption.
A study conducted in 2012 showed that Ebola was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and were never placed in direct contact. Though the method of transmission in the study was not officially determined, one of the scientists involved, Dr. Gary Kobinger, from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada, told BBC News that he believed that the infection was spread through large droplets that were suspended in the air.
"What we suspect is happening is large droplets; they can stay in the air, but not long; they don’t go far," he explained. "But they can be absorbed in the airway, and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way."
Emergency Room and Intensive Care Treatments
In my early essays on Ebola I talked about how hemorrhagic viruses strip the body of vitamin C and that is why people bleed and die. It is a good moment to read about liposomal vitamin C and study this video about how to make it. We do not have to say vitamin C will cure Ebola but it certainly will treat the underlying condition that develops and prevent the acute scurvy symptoms of massive bleeding. In addition, we can go all the way back to 1926 to an Arm and Hammer publication about the medical use of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and how it saved lives during the Spanish flu pandemic. My E-book Sodium Bicarbonate was recently published in hardcopy by a New York publisher and is a good read for anyone fearing viral infections and a host of other problems, including cancer, which we are increasingly facing in the 21st century.
Even the alternative medical community avoids talking about such basic, inexpensive and safe treatments preferring other obscure medicinals like Monolaurin that are designed to prevent viral infections. It is my assertion that a combination of emergency room and intensive care medicines that together represent hundreds of years of clinical experience represent humanity’s best defense today against Ebola and extremely nasty antibiotic resistant infections. Though vitamin C is not on that list (it should be), iodine, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium and injectable selenium are.
Ebola in the News: “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is so out of control that governments there have revived a disease-fighting tactic not used in nearly a century: the “cordon sanitaire,” in which a line is drawn around the infected area and no one is allowed out.” – NY Times
3 people quarantined in India: Three persons from Ebola-affected Nigeria, who arrived here Saturday morning, have been admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for screening and treatment if required. The three Nigerians, aged 79, 37 and 4 years had fever and their tests were being done at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi, an official release said here. In addition to this, a 32-year-old Indian from Durg in Chhattisgarh who returned from Nigeria has been admitted to a hospital in Bhilai. His samples are also being tested at NCDC, the release said. WHO has said air travel, even from Ebola-affected countries, is low-risk for transmission of the disease. WHO has reported a total of 2,127 cases and 1,145 deaths due to Ebola from affected countries. –Times of India
 Transmission of Ebola virus from pigs to non-human primates; Hana M. Weingartl et al; Scientific Reports;Article number:811;doi:10.1038/srep00811; Published15 November 2012; http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/121115/srep00811/full/srep00811.html