10/10/2014 Leave a comment
Continuing on his article from 10/06/10, David Epps writes:
One interesting fact (can be easily substantiated by numerous historical records and books written about the 1918 flu pandemic):
In America, the outbreak was traced back to patient zero at a Kansas army training base who had traveled from an infected area of the world. Quarters were extremely close at training camps and little was known at the time how the disease spread. Troop trains from this base to other parts of the US spread the disease quickly.And right now we are sending troops who have received no useful training to the pandemic area and who have no real purpose of being there other than political. Those troops will be returning to the US into largely the same kinds of close-quarters conditions as in 1918, albeit with a few more modern conveniences.
Since we quarantine possible Ebola victims in Dallas (those that came in contact with the dead guy) then quarantine the countries of origin and stop the spread period.
David also points out:
I hope you get vocal about the Ebola threat.
Every precaution must be taken for it is deadly. 500,000 to 675,000 died in the US and 50 to 100 million died worldwide during 1918 flu pandemic.
As of 2004 there were 940,000 cases of AIDS reported and to date 529,113 deaths in the US. In 2009, The U.S. ends travel ban on HIV-positive visitors and immigrants. The ban had been in place since 1987.
Ebola is much more virulent and is easier to contract then HIV and we have yet to have a travel ban and the Obama hack at the CDC is against it and why do we want deadly incurable disease carriers, including AIDS victims, into the US anyway?
Screening for symptoms of a deadly infectious disease that may not show up for weeks is not the answer. A travel ban to and from West Africa is required by anyone holding a visa to enter the US.
Also from David Epps:
The experts in the US (CDC/Obama) do not know what they are talking about.
The only established fact about Ebola is that it in 1995 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, affecting 315 and killing 254. The next major outbreak occurred in Uganda in 2000, affecting 425 and killing 224; in this case the Sudan virus was found to be the ebola virus species responsible for the outbreak In 2003 there was an outbreak in the Republic of Congo that affected 143 and killed 128, a death rate of 90%, the highest to date.
In 2012, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported an outbreak of the Ebola-Bundibugyo variant in the eastern region. The WHO revealed that the virus had sickened 57 people and claimed 29 lives. The probable cause of the outbreak was tainted bush meat hunted by local villagers around the towns of Isiro and Viadana.
By 3 October 2014, 7,492 suspected cases and 3,439 deaths had been reported; however, the World Health Organization has said that these numbers may be vastly underestimated.
The WHO said, “The Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Africa is the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times. Never before in recorded history has a biosafety level four pathogen infected so many people so quickly, over such a broad geographical area, for so long.”
Use some horse sense, Ebola has mutated and is deadlier than ever!
Do not ignore these facts.
Close the borders now!!!!!!
PS Ollie asked how to get more vocal. Log on to message boards everywhere (especially the liberal ones, they have a tendency believe in the experts and will follow them off a cliff) and shout out the danger. see my post on Media Matters