Everyone should be afraid of this killer virus that is supposed to turn people into a bleeding pulp. We have been told to imagine the worst but look at this picture and video of a recent Ebola patient. I really don’t know what a person who’s recovered from Ebola looks like but this girl looks as healthy as anyone anywhere. If there is no treatment for Ebola it’s a curious thing how fast this nurse was healed and hugged by others, even the President of the United States.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said health workers had administered multiple tests to Pham to determine that she no longer had the virus. Five consecutive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests came back negative, giving them confidence she is no longer infectious. "She has no virus in her," said Fauci. "She’s cured of Ebola, let’s get that clear. That’s for sure."
It is nice to hear so out in the clear from Dr. Fauci that there is a cure for Ebola after all. Why we would need an experimental vaccine is being brought into question with such easy treatments in the offering from present emergency room and intensive care procedures.
I find it interesting that he is so sure about these indirect tests for the Ebola virus. It is suspicious that they are not broadcasting exactly what they did medically to “cure” her. We have been led to believe that Ebola is so contagious that just one strand can do us in.
And even more surprised we should be when we read that the incubation period of a percentage of Ebola patients extends to 42 days, not 21. If Ebola is real then I would be really afraid, not of the virus, which is so easy to cure under reasonable medical conditions, but of the government plans to protect the public with only 21 days quarantine. As questions of how many people the second Dallas nurse infected during her journey to and from Dallas throw scary possibilities because of the longer incubation possibilities.
As the 48 patients exposed to the first U.S. Ebola patient near the end of their 21-day incubation period on Sunday, Oct. 19, a new study, published in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal PLOS: Outbreak, Haas speculates that official health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have based the current incubation period on transmission rates in Zaire, in 1976, and Uganda, in 2000. Could be a big mistake.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has called on the Center for Disease Control to implement stricter incubation guidelines for people who have been in contact with patients “confirmed or suspected” to have the Ebola virus. According to a press release from her office, Gabbard is calling on the CDC to increase the quarantine and restriction period from the 21-day standard to 42 days, “based on the latest scientific studies and the World Health Organization report that the incubation period for the deadly Ebola virus can extend as long as 42 days.”
The head of the CDC shown above hugging Nina Pham, and the President of the United States do not seem to have any concern about risking themselves with a newly released Ebola patient. 95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval. Translated this means:
• 95% of Ebola incubations occur from 1 – 21 days
• 3% of Ebola incubations occur from 21 – 42 days
If 1 in 20 Ebola infections may result in incubations lasting significantly longer than 21 days how is it this nurse is free and hugging presidents? Is Ebola real or is this all some fantastic show staged by the CDC to promote new vaccines that are being rushed to the point where we will not know beforehand if they are safe or will work. For WHO to declare an Ebola outbreak over, a country must pass through 42 days, with active surveillance supported by good diagnostic capacity and no new cases detected in the period.
But low and behold Dr. Fauci recommends against a quarantine saying, "The best way to protect us is to stop the epidemic in Africa, and we need those health care workers so we do not want to put them in a position where it makes it very, very uncomfortable for them to even volunteer to go." He said active and direct monitoring can accomplish the same thing as a quarantine because people infected with Ebola do not become contagious until they start showing symptoms. But of course by then it might be too late to prevent others from become infected.
The first nurse quarantined coming back from Africa said, "Will they be made to feel like criminals and prisoners? I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and see a frenzy of disorganization, fear and, most frightening, quarantine." If it is as dangerous as they say would they be shipping personal back and forth from Africa to the States. The official Ebola story seems to have a split personality. It is incredibly dangerous and really there is nothing that much to worry about.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has no second thoughts about enacting a 21-day medical quarantine on medical workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. “I think this is a policy that will become a national policy sooner rather than later. It was my conclusion that we needed to do this to protect the public health of the people of New Jersey,” Christie said.
Special Note: Health officials were investigating the death of a middle school student in Nashville after preliminary tests suggested the pupil had a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide. This is in addition to four other deaths and several cases of paralysis from a common virus that now is being portrayed as being stronger than usual. The medical press and medical officials both find it impossible to describe a medical case or history that includes toxic influences or nutritional deficiencies that lead to a patient’s death. Nor will they ever admit openly that a vaccine, antibiotic or other medicine given killed the child even though we know for a fact that people do die in great numbers from “properly” prescribed medicine. The blame is always put on an infection.
Do we really know the truth on how bad the Ebola outbreak is? That is the subject of tomorrow’s essay which seeks to discover whether we are dealing with a real or fabricated staged event. How important is it to have a strong immune system to fight diseases is a question our doctors do not want asked or answered and certainly we will see no recommendations from the CDC about how to strengthen our immune systems.