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Nov 03 13:54

Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises

Pennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week.

All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms.

Nov 03 11:09

The media agrees to downplay Ebola

The Associated Press and other press outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Nina Pham getting her dog back was covered in every major media outlet!

The "viral RNA test" or "viral load" test is based on polymerase chain reaction replication of a test sample, but the developer of that test claims it is inappropriate to use it as a diagnostic tool. During early infections it is possible to start with a sample that does not contain the pathogen and there have already been false-negatives using this test.

Nov 03 10:03

Obamacare Could Face Large Numbers of Dropouts

More than half the people who enrolled in Obamacare last year don’t plan to sign up again—and that’s bad news for the president’s health care law.

Nov 03 09:10

Preliminary Negative Result For Ebola; Liberian Traveler Still Isolated At Duke Hospital

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting this hour that tests conducted by the State Laboratory of Public Health returned a negative result for Ebola virus in a blood sample taken from a patient, described below, who was transported to Duke University Hospital on Sunday. The patient self-reported to the CDC that they developed a fever after traveling to the U.S. from Liberia on Friday and Saturday.

This negative result will be followed by another test at 72 hours after the patient developed the fever, most likely on Wednesday morning with results expected late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Nov 03 09:00

‘Entire villages disappeared’: Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone ‘underreported’

Ebola’s toll on Sierra Leone is much greater than previously thought, with entire villages killed off by the virus. This means up to 20,000 people could have succumbed to the disease by now, a senior coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes.

According to Rony Zachariah, coordinator of operational research for MSF, the Ebola impact on Sierra Leone is in fact “under-reported,” AFP quotes.

“The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were 40 inhabitants and 39 died,” Zachariah told the agency.“Whole communities have disappeared but many of them are not in the statistics. The situation on the ground is actually much worse.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CDC and WHO are claiming there are no new reports of Ebola from portions of Africa. Left unsaid; the people who might do the reporting are either sick or have left the area!

Nov 03 08:10

Parents believe flu shot left 10-year-old Florida girl bedridden, unable to speak

A flu shot meant to protect a Florida girl instead was the likely culprit that left the 10-year-old bedridden and mostly unable to speak.

The family of Marysue Grivna said everything changed after she got the influenza vaccine on Nov. 22, 2013. Three days later, Marysue’s parents called 911 after she didn’t immediately wake and could not speak.

Her parents blame acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, an immune-mediated disease of the brain that can be brought on following a viral infection. It’s a debilitating illness that strikes approximately 8 people per 1,000,000, WTSP reported.

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"Oh come ON now. 8 out of a million isn't so bad! You're just being picky!" -- Big Pharma

Nov 03 08:04

NASA Confirms A 2,500-Square-Mile Cloud Of Methane Floating Over US Southwest

The team at NASA was finally able to take a closer look, and have now concluded that there is in fact a 2,500-square-mile cloud of methane—roughly the size of Delaware—floating over the Four Corners region, where the borders of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah all intersect.

A report published by the NASA researchers in the journal Geophysical Research Letters concludes that “the source is likely from established gas, coal, and coalbed methane mining and processing.” Indeed, the hot spot happens to be above New Mexico’s San Juan Basin, the most productive coalbed methane basin in North America.

Nov 02 13:52

Ebola spreading quickly in rural Sierra Leone

Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative said.

Nov 02 10:42

Report: Woman being monitored for Ebola no longer has fever

A Liberian woman being monitored for Ebola at a hospital in Milwaukie no longer has a fever, her host family told The Oregonian.

Host family members said the woman was feeling better and her temperature went down.

Nov 02 09:09

U.N. Health Worker Flown to France for Ebola Treatment

A United Nations health worker suffering from Ebola has been flown to France from Sierra Leone for treatment, the French health ministry said in a statement overnight. The worker, whose name and nationality have not been disclosed, was transported to France aboard a specially equipped jet and placed in isolation at the Begin military hospital in the eastern Paris suburb of Saint-Mandé, the statement said.

Nov 02 08:55

Fishy packaging: Shrimp in U.S. often mislabeled, study finds

When buying shrimp, you may not be getting all you're paying for. A study out Thursday reveals that nearly a third of shrimp products are being misrepresented, everything from labeling farmed species as "wild" to using aquarium pets as fillers in bags of salad-sized shrimp. The government is taking steps to make the seafood we eat safer, but current measures may not be going far enough to address the problem.

Nov 02 08:03

Peanut Executive Found Guilty in Salmonella Trial

Mr. Parnell, 60 years old, and other former employees were indicted last year for allegedly masterminding a multiyear conspiracy to conceal that many of Peanut Corp.'s products were contaminated with salmonella. Nine people died and more than 700 others were sickened in 2008-09 after eating peanut butter or other products made at the company's plant in rural Georgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nov 02 08:00

State Department plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to U.S.

The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise that the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop.

Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed by The Washington Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only treatment that has consistently worked so far is transfusion of blood from an Ebola survivor of the same blood type. That is something that every nation can already do. So the only reason these other nations want to take their infected Ebola workers is that they don;t want the risk of bringing them back to their own nation and risk a runaway infection of their own people. Isn't it special that Obama doesn't seem to care if that is a problem here, so long as we all get to the polls Tuesday and those shopping malls for the Christmas shopping season!

Nov 02 07:56

The Man Who Turned Down Chemotherapy and Outlived His Doctors

You could say that Stamatis Moraitis forgot to die. The Greek war veteran was diagnosed by 9 different American doctors with lung cancer in 1976. He was given 6 months to live and was encouraged to pursue aggressive cancer treatment. He declined and instead moved back to his native land of Ikaria. Then something incredible happened.

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His cancer went away!

Nov 01 13:32

Report: Kaci Hickox’s Roommate In Africa Has Ebola

A Maine official said Friday that Kaci Hickox’s roommate while she helped Ebola patients in Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola, WAGM-TV reports.

Nov 01 13:02

Former Pro-GMO Biotech Scientist Admits GMOs Aren’t Safe, Refutes Claims by Monsanto

In comes Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former GMO biotechnologist who has come out with a lot of information that should open people’s eyes about the real dangers of genetically modified foods and crops.

Vrain will be the first to admit that Monsanto has conducted a lot of studies showing that GMOs are safe, but he changed his own tune about ten years ago when he started reading scientific journals from other countries.

Vrain explains:

“I started paying attention to the flow of published studies coming from Europe, some from prestigious labs and published in prestigious scientific journals, that questioned the impact and safety of engineered food.”

Vrain was so much a supporter of GMOs (as well as a former biotech scientist for Agriculture Canada) that he used to conduct tours and tell large groups of people all about the greatness of genetically altered crops – but not anymore. Here is what he thinks about his former industry now:

Nov 01 10:26

Australia Quarantines Whole Country, Bans Travel from West African Countries with Ebola

Australia has suspended migration from Ebola-hit West African nations to try to prevent the virus from crossing its borders, as a teenager who arrived from Guinea tested negative for the disease.Australia Quarantines Whole Country, No Travel from West African Countries with Ebola

Nov 01 10:21

Travel bans issued in reaction to Ebola

What follows is a list of travel bans imposed by various countries:

Nov 01 10:15

Amelia Earhart plane fragment identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart's twin-engined Lockheed Electra.

Nov 01 10:02

BREAKING: 200 Thousand Doctors Dump Obamacare

Nov 01 09:19

FLASHBACK 2010 - Obama Administration Gives NIH Priority to Bioweapons Research

The priorities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the area of bacteriology have been “catastrophically re-ordered” by emphasizing bioweapons research over non-bioweapons research, a prominent authority states.

Giving priority to bioweapons research at NIH, started under the Bush Administration and continuing under President Obama, “diverts resources from critical public-health and scientific objectives,” says Richard Ebright, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

“The negative impact has been most severe in bacteriology, in which NIH research priorities have been catastrophically re-ordered—with research on bacterial bioweapons receiving more support than research on the top five bacterial causes of death combined—and in which non-bioweapons research has suffered catastrophic losses in resources and personnel,” Ebright said.

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So, back in 2010 Obama ordered the NIH to switch their priority from health to bioweapons research. Professor Francis Boyle reports that NIH spliced Ebola with the common cold to weaponize it, and evidence has surfaced that the bioweapon lab at Kenema was testing a vaccine against this weaponized Ebola last January ... which is when the Ebola outbreak erupted in the area around that lab. Now Obama has quietly "paused" offensive bioweapon research in the US.

This is starting to read like the first chapter of Stephen King's "The Stand", where the world population is all but wiped out when a bioweapon, popularly called "Captain Trips", escaped from a US laboratory.

The administration's handling of Ebola as if it is no big deal may partly be rooted in their awareness that the US, and Obama, may be at root responsible for this deadly outbreak!

Nov 01 08:02

Woman Being Monitored For Ebola in Milwaukie

A woman who was being monitored for the Ebola virus in Multnomah County after traveling to West Africa was hospitalized today with a “sustained fever.” County health officials say she developed the fever this morning, and it rose to 102 degrees.

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Bump to the top

Nov 01 08:00

Virgin Galactic crash: Branson vows to continue space project

Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship in the US.

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Good for Branson.

Nov 01 07:56

Ebola crisis: Canada visa ban hits West Africa states

Canada is to suspend visa applications from residents and passport-holders from West African countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak.

Oct 31 14:46

Costa Rica on alert after Turrialba volcano spews ash

Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert after ash from an erupting volcano reached the capital and beyond.

Turrialba volcano, some 50km (30 miles) east of San Jose, began rumbling and producing seismic activity on Wednesday night.

The authorities said they were evacuating nearby residents to temporary shelters as a precaution.

Eyewitnesses reported fiery explosions and ash falling like snow over parts of central Costa Rica.

Oct 31 11:46

In California, Consumer Watchdog's Prop 45 Challenges Obamacare — From the Left

Blue Shield of California, one of the state's four major health insurers, has a sales office on the 20th floor of the Pacific Corporate Towers in El Segundo. Had the employees peered down to the plaza on a recent Tuesday morning, they would have seen a small cluster of picketers.

From 300 feet up, it would be impossible to read the signs, or hear the chants, or smell the aroma drifting off the white pickup truck that was parked below in a loading zone. But on the ground, the scent is unmistakable: manure.

Jamie Court, the president of Consumer Watchdog, shovels some into a wheelbarrow and announces that he will be delivering it to Blue Shield's executives.

"We're gonna give them back what they've been giving us for the last five months," he tells a row of news cameras. "We're not buying their bull."

Oct 31 11:43

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test

Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday that resulted in the loss of the aircraft.

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I guess "exploded and blown to smithereens" is not considered appropriate public relations.

I don't mean to be flip, but I heard "anomaly" used a lot at NASA as the description for something that had just rekitted itself into a smoking hole in the ground. NASA used that word following the explosion of Challenger.

Gizmodo is reporting that this flight was the first test of an improved fuel. Burt Rutan is a genius at aviation design, but these things do happen when you are on the cutting edge.

UPDATE: One pilot dead, the other seriously injured.

Oct 31 10:13

Judge enforces [then rejects] Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

A judge on Friday ordered an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the disease to obey a state-imposed quarantine after she defied Maine officials and went for a bike ride.

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UPDATE: The corporate media are now reporting that the same judge REJECTED quarantine for the nurse! The nurse, who already defied a previous quarantine to go on a bike ride in full view of the media, is on the honor system to keep herself three feet away from other people while waiting for further court hearings.

Here are the facts. Kaci Hickox's roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola. As of the 29th of October, even the CDC was saying that close proximity to an Ebola patient was legitimate grounds for the restriction of movement. Kaci is just 11 days into the 21-day quarantine period (and remember that some researchers are saying that the incubation period for this strain can be as long as 42 days). The approved test for Ebola has a record for false-negatives, and 13% of the people that have Ebola do not display symptoms. Even CDC is now admitting Ebola can be transmitted through sneezes, with MIT saying the range of such sneezes is 20 feet, and through secretions left on surfaces such as counter tops and doorknobs.

Everyone is still treating this as a political issue, making their decisions based on economics, public relations, and making sure the voters show up at the polls next Tuesday. They are NOT making their choices based on the science. And that, far more than the Ebola itself, scares me!

Oct 31 08:47

Local GMO Fights Smash Records as Monsanto's Millions Bankroll Opposition

As voters in Oregon, California, Hawaii and Colorado prepare to weigh in on whether genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, should be banned or regulated in their states or communities, grassroots campaigns are being overwhelmed by millions that agrochemical and food industry titans are pouring in to defeat such measures.

Monsanto alone spent roughly $14 million in various local races this election year.

Oct 31 08:06

Court orders movement restrictions on Maine nurse over Ebola fears

A District Court judge in Maine has authorized an order restricting the movements of a nurse who recently returned to the area from West Africa over fears that she might spread the deadly Ebola virus.

In response to a request filed earlier this week by state officials, District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere wrote that the nurse, Kaci Hickox, must stay at least three feet away from all other persons effective Friday, as well as adhere to a half-dozen other restrictions pending further instruction expected to come in the next 10 days.

Oct 31 08:05

Industrial-strength scare-propaganda: mind control

On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Dr. Barbara Starfield’s review, “Is US health really the best in the world?”

In it, Starfield, who was a respected public health expert working at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, stated that:

* The US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year.

* 106,000 deaths per year from FDA-approved medical drugs.

* 119,000 deaths per year from error-ridden treatment in hospitals.

Oct 31 07:10

Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

The people who are trying to say stop worrying about Ebola in New York, stop worrying about Ebola at Newark airport, what they're trying to do is lose the teachable moment. If they succeed in getting people to stop worrying, they will regret it, because there's a lot to worry about it.

Calming us down shouldn't be a goal. It would be different if people were panicking in the street.

But the evidence doesn't say that say people are unreasonably, dangerously upset. They're sometimes worried about the right things more than the experts are.

Oct 31 07:08

100 N.J. residents with no Ebola symptoms being monitored at home, state says

There are “approximately 100” people in New Jersey who are under “active monitoring” for Ebola, although no one has shown symptoms of having contracted the potentially deadly virus, a spokeswoman for the state Health Department confirmed tonight.

Oct 31 07:07

Oklahoma health officials say patient evaluated for Ebola, tests positive for Malaria

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Tulsa Health Department (THD) report say a patient being monitored in Tulsa, Okla. for Ebola tested positive for Malaria.

Oct 30 18:31

Six travelers from West Africa being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Indiana

State health officials are monitoring six people in Indiana for Ebola symptoms in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oct 30 18:30

CDC Expands Ebola Risk Factors For Forcible Quarantine

Previously the CDC outlined how, “Brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute close contact.” However, the new guidelines state that “brief proximity,” or “being in the same room for a brief period of time” with an Ebola victim now constitutes enough of a risk factor for consideration of mandatory quarantine.

Oct 30 15:43

Louisiana tells anyone who's been exposed to Ebola: Stay away

Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome.

A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene who planned to attend the conference this week, warning them to stay away if they’ve had potential Ebola exposure.

Oct 30 12:35

Supplements under attack again! Dangerous lawsuit threatens the few supplement health claims currently allowed

Earlier this month we told you about international pharmaceutical company Bayer AG's battle with the Federal Trade Commission over whether its marketing statements about its probiotic colon supplement are unsubstantiated disease claims (not allowed) orstructure/function claims (allowed). This week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Bayer because of its "false claims on ads and labels" for its One A Day Vitamins. The group is asking for an injunction against specific marketing statements, and seeking refunds to consumers.

Oct 30 12:24

CDC: U.S.Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

With the complex nature and seriousness of the outbreak, CDC has created interim guidance for monitoring people potentially exposed to Ebola and for evaluating their intended travel, including the application of movement restrictions when indicated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without using the politically loaded word "Quarantine", even the CDC is now admitting as of October 29th that it is reasonable to "control the movements" of people potentially exposed to the Ebola virus.

Oct 30 12:13

Talks With Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Fail, Governor to Use 'Full Authority'

Negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox, who refuses to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, have "failed" and the governor of Maine will now "exercise the full extent of his authority," according to a statement from the governor's office.

Gov. Paul LePage didn't say whether that meant getting a court order to enforce Hickox's quarantine or forcing her to take an Ebola blood test. Earlier today, LePage indicated to ABC News that he would abandon his demand that Hickox remain under quarantine if she would agree to take a blood test for the lethal virus.

"I was ready and willing -- and remain ready and willing -- to reasonably address the needs of healthcare workers meeting guidelines to assure the public health is protected," LePage said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all staged public relations. Kaci Hickox has now been revealed as a trained "Intelligence Operative" for the CDC, and is the centerpiece in the administration's efforts to prevent the state governments from taking precautions against Ebola. Obama is still thinking about keeping the airlines happy, keeping the shoppers headed to the malls, and making sure they show up at the rigged voting booths next Tuesday. This despite the CDC's admission that the "direct contact only" story was (to be polite) flat-out wrong and Ebola can be transmitted by aerosols, according to MIT, as far as 20 feet, and survive on surfaces for days. Obama is recklessly gambling with the lives of Americans for political and economic gain.

Oct 30 11:33

WTO Says U.S. Consumers Don’t Need to Know Where Meat Comes From

This week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally issued a decision in the challenge made by Mexico and Canada to the U.S.’s country-of-origin (COOL) labeling rules for meat. And environmental and food safety groups are hopping mad, as WTO upheld the contention made by those countries, supported by multi0national meat packers, that the rules unfairly impede global trade.

“The meatpacking lobby has lost the COOL debate from the court of public opinion to the Court of Appeals to the halls of Congress so they are taking their complaint to the faceless unelected bureaucrats in Geneva,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “When the meat cannot get its way here in America, it is trying to use the WTO to overturn the will of the American people.”

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Oct 30 10:58

Anti-quarantine nurse Hickox was trained as intelligence officer by the CDC

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who has made headlines over the last few days by refusing to quarantine herself after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa, turns out to have been trained as an "intelligence officer" under a two-year CDC program modeled after the U.S. military.

As you can see from the document below, Hickox graduated from a two-year CDC intelligence officer training program in 2012. This is the same nurse whose LinkedIn page was recently scrubbed to hide her ties to the CDC, an agency that stands to benefit tremendously in both political power and budgets if an Ebola outbreak sweeps across America.

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This is not the first time serious questions have been raised about CDC's "Intelligence Officers", who operate primarily as information warfare specialists, including attacks on those who question the safety and efficacy of vaccines!

Oct 30 09:59

FLASHBACK 2010 - WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.

Oct 30 09:02

Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks

Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a "foreign country" for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying.

The Islamic Republic is at odds with the West over suspicions it is covertly using its declared civilian atomic energy programme to develop a nuclear arms capability. It denies this and has repeatedly accused certain Western states of trying to cripple the programme through acts of sabotage.

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Now, who would do a thing like that?!? :)

Oct 30 08:34

CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.

“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.

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Oct 30 08:08

Maine nurse defies quarantine order by taking bike ride

Kaci Hickox went bike riding with her boyfriend Thursday morning, defying state orders to remain at home for 21 days.

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Oct 29 17:14

AP IMPACT: US Health Care Unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

Experts broadly agree that a widespread nationwide outbreak is extremely unlikely, but they also concur that it is impossible to predict with certainty, since previous Ebola epidemics have been confined to remote areas of Africa. And Ebola is not the only possible danger that causes concern; experts say other deadly infectious diseases — ranging from airborne viruses such as SARS, to an unforeseen new strain of the flu, to more exotic plagues like Lassa fever — could crash the health care system.

Oct 29 17:13

Delaware State monitoring 11 who returned from West Africa

State health officials said Wednesday that 11 Delawareans who recently returned from Ebola-affected West African countries are being monitored by the Delaware Division of Public Health.

These individuals are considered "low-risk," which means they did not come into contact with any Ebola-infected patients abroad.

But health officials say that they are taking extra precautions to ensure that no symptoms will progress.

Oct 29 12:49

One in Four Americans Fears Travel Because of Ebola, Poll Shows

A new poll shows that a quarter of Americans say recent news about Ebola has made them afraid to fly and 4% of Americans say they have deferred or changed travel plans due to Ebola.

Oct 29 11:47

Definition of Medical Billing Fraud

Medical billing fraud is a big problem in the United States. It costs the American health care industry billions of dollars each year. The trickle-down effect is the insurer passing down the higher costs to the insured through elevated premiums and deductibles. This type of fraud, like many others, can be difficult to prove

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Fraud has become the standard mode of business in the United States!

Oct 29 11:45

Always (Always!) Double-Check Your Medical Bills

This past November, my wife had to see a doctor at our local Urgent Care. Unfortunately, when the bill showed up the claim had been denied. The reason? Out of network. The problem? It wasn’t out of network! It’s supposed to be a $20 co-pay with the rest going to insurance. So… I called the Urgent Care billing office on December 15th. They confirmed that it should’ve been covered, and promised to re-submit the claim. Fast forward to this week…

We just got another bill from Urgent Care. Same deal — they want the full balance. This time, however, it seems that our insurance company decided to split the difference and apply it to our deductible instead of flat-out denying the claim, or paying it like they’re supposed to. When I called the Urgent Care billing office, they weren’t sure what went wrong, but promised to re-file the claim. Again.

Oct 29 10:46

Hugger-in-Chief

Nina Pham, the first person to be infected with Ebola within the United States, had just been declared disease-free and discharged from the National Institutes of Health. Obama is a rational, science-friendly guy, so he knew she wasn’t any danger to him. It didn’t take courage to hug her.

And yet, another modern president failed a similar test. Facing the greatest public health crisis of his administration, Ronald Reagan was not heroic. He was a dithering coward.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pure political bovine excrement. Obama hugs a healthy woman and Slate declares him morally superior to Ronald Reagan on that one point alone. Given how quickly Nina went from "got Ebola" to "Ebola free", especially in light of research papers saying recovered people can still pass along the disease for weeks after they recover, I am starting to wonder if Nina ever really had it to start with, or is just another "Wag the Ebola" hoax to keep us all flooding the shopping malls for the Christmas shopping season and make sure we show up at the voting booths next week. Because has I been part of the President's protective detail, under no circumstances would I have allowed him in the same room with Nine, let alone a hug for the cameras.

Oct 29 10:11

‘No plans’ to treat foreign Ebola patients in US, says official

The Obama administration has “absolutely no plans” to transport foreign Ebola patients to be treated in the United States, a senior administration official told The Hill.

While the administration might help move patients from West Africa to other countries, it will not agree to bring patients to the U.S. for treatment, the official said.

Oct 29 10:11

10 people in Michigan on Ebola watch

Health officials in Michigan are now monitoring 10 people for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus, but none is showing symptoms, the Michigan Department of Community Health said.

Oct 29 10:10

Hagel announces mandatory Ebola quarantine

A 21-day quarantine for all military personnel serving in Ebola stricken areas of West Africa was approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday.

Oct 29 09:55

Parents ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes six-year-old B.C. girl to HIV

A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier this month.

When the little girl’s arm flinched as she was getting the booster shot, the needle went through the girl’s skin and pricked the nurse who was administering it.

When the needle was extracted, their blood mixed.

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Northern Health cannot discriminate against a nurse, even one using needles to give booster shots, because he or she may have a blood-borne infection, Allison said.

Oct 29 08:34

Big Pharma seeks legal immunity for damages from experimental Ebola vaccines

The same drug manufacturers that stand to profit immensely from the sale of Ebola vaccines say they require full legal immunity from any potential lawsuits that might arise when people are harmed by various adverse effects from these "emergency" drugs.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CEO Andrew Witty told World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan that his corporation, which is currently leading the way in producing Ebola vaccines, shouldn't have to shoulder any of the burden of responsibility for their safety.

Oct 29 08:09

Insurance Companies Begin Writing ‘Ebola Exclusions’ into Policies

Remember the promise of universal health care with Obamacare, with no refusal for ‘pre-existing conditions’? It looks like your insurance company may not have to cover you if you get Ebola. U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers, and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions.

While it is estimated that expenditures to treat the original Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, were approximately $100,000 an hour (though he passed anyway), it looks like insurance companies won’t be footing the bill.

Oct 29 07:58

NASA Statement Regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences Corp. Launch Mishap

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"The Russians did it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 29 07:08

Over half of trick-or-treaters want cash, not candy

More than half (53%) of parents of trick-or-treaters say their children between the ages of 4 and 10 would prefer cash over candy or even toys, according to a survey of 1,747 parents who celebrated Halloween carried out by coupon- and discount-code website Vouchercloud.net.

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This may sound crass and tacky (and let us be honest, it is) but with the current mishandling of Ebola and the government looking for ways to fake another terror attack on innocent children, coins have the advantage if surviving kitchen sterilization with boiling water!

Oct 29 07:07

99% Vaccinated Involved in Navy Flu Outbreak

Oct 29 07:05

Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won’t be 'bullied by politicians'

“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me, even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox, who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10.

“I truly believe this policy is not scientifically nor constitutionally just, and so I’m not going to sit around and be bullied around by politicians and be forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are still playing politics with Ebola. Hickox is an Obama supporter and linked to CDC, which also opposes the quaranteens. When Cliven Bundy says he won't allow the government to act unconstitutionally he is crushed, but Hickox is being presented as some kind or heroine!

Oct 28 22:50

Antares Rocket Explodes!

Oct 28 22:48

Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch

An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.

Antares, a 14-storey rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility.

The cause of the cargo ship malfunction has yet to be determined.

Oct 28 22:46

Antares Rocket explosion Backyard Friends House

Oct 28 14:32

Sex with 21 women lowers risk of prostate cancer, academics find

The University of Montreal has found that men who had sex with more than 20 women lower their prostate cancer risk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

O.... kay ... and just who FUNDED this research!

Oct 28 13:03

Vaccine pusher Paul Offit trying to revoke all religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccinatio

Offit's pushing for not allowing legal vaccination exemptions
Offit is absolutely demanding that everyone be forced into taking all of them, especially children from age zero to six. Dr. Offit publicly claims that all vaccine exemptions are bogus and should not be allowed, and he's actively campaigning or lobbying to get rid of them.

Anti-vaccination crusader Robert Kennedy, Jr., has said of Offit, "This is a man who has made himself the spokesperson for the vaccine industry. He portrays himself as an independent scientist. ... He does not disclose the millions of dollars of transactions."

Oct 28 12:35

105 being monitored for Ebola in Pa.

Public health workers are monitoring 105 people in Pennsylvania for Ebola symptoms, the state Department of Health announced Monday.

That figure includes everyone in the state known to have arrived from three Ebola-ravaged West Africa countries in the last 21 days, according to new state monitoring rules.

Oct 28 09:35

Vaccine Pioneer Doctor Admits Polio Vaccine Caused Cancer

In 2002, the journal Lancet published compelling evidence that contaminated polio vaccine was responsible for up to half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases that were occurring each year.

What was it contaminated with?

SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had never before been detected in humans, in half of the human lung tumors he was studying. Since then, 60 different lab studies have confirmed the results, and SV40 has been found in a variety of human cancers, including lung-, brain-, bone-, and lymphatic cancer.

At first no one could fathom how the virus had been transmitted into the human population.

But in the censored interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman (below), Hilleman admits Merck’s responsibility in unleashing this virus via their polio vaccine, as well as the likelihood that there was an importing and spreading the AIDS virus in the same manner.

Oct 28 08:31

Doctor Who Won Nobel Prize for Work On Immune System: People Without Symptoms Or Fever May Still Have Ebola

A study in the prestigious journal Lancet published in 2000 found that some people can carry Ebola without showing any symptoms.

The largest study on the current Ebola outbreak – sponsored by the World Health Organization – found that 13% of those infected with Ebola never had a fever.

Oct 28 08:10

Ebola Nurse’s Ties to CDC Scrubbed From Website – Is Far Left Progressive & Obama Supporter

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey over her high risk status as a possible Ebola carrier, has ties to the CDC which have been deliberately hidden by the mainstream media.

Right now, a war is waging between states like New Jersey, New York and Illinois — which have all decided to quarantine travelers at high risk of Ebola infections — and the federal government which is adamantly opposed to border security, medical quarantines and travel bans.

Kaci Hickox emerged in the center of this debate just yesterday when she complained of being “interrogated” and held in violation of her civil rights. Kaci’s LinkedIn.com profile, which described her links to the CDC, was scrubbed from the web earlier today, and even Google cache has strangely been cleared of her profile which previously detailed her ties to the CDC.

Oct 28 07:39

Statistical Look at this Year’s Ebola Outbreak – Off the Charts: a Black Swan

For a start, the current Ebola outbreak is anything but “well contained”. Below is a statistical table that shows all Ebola outbreaks since the discovery of the disease in 1976. Note that this graphic is already dated by now — the 2014 event has literally “gone off the chart” in the meantime. Even so, this graphic gives a good impression of how small the previous incidences of Ebola outbreaks were by comparison.

Oct 28 07:37

Is Government Giving Us The Truth About Ebola?

Michael Rivero – Why are authorities down playing Silver Ebola treatment?

Oct 28 07:25

Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.

Oct 28 07:01

Ebola, Urbanization and the Spanish Flu

Yet, it would have been the growth in city population (i.e., urbanization) that had to have been one of the leading causes for why so many died of the Spanish Flu. Those living in cities would have had a dramatically higher chance of dying from the 1918 Flu Pandemic, than those who live outside the cities, on a farm.

Even more interesting is the fact that the Spanish Flu of 1918 was less lethal than Ebola – ‘only’ killing between 10% and 20% of its victims.

Oct 28 06:54

CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), called for isolation of people at the highest risk for Ebola infection but said most medical workers returning from the three countries at the center of the epidemic would require daily monitoring without isolation.

Oct 27 15:03

5-Year-Old Boy Tests Negative for Ebola at Bellevue

A 5-year-old boy who had been showing Ebola-like symptoms after recently returning from West Africa doesn’t have the disease, a spokesman for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish I had confidence in this announcement. But with the revelation that Thomas Duncan actually died 4 days before it was announced to the US media is cause to doubt everything we are being told.

Oct 27 14:45

10 Common Medical Billing Overcharges You Can Prevent

From surgery costs, to administrative fees, to equipment charges, hospitals and clinics routinely overcharge their patients for services both big and small. The medical principle of “first, do no harm” sometimes seems to have gone out the window completely.

Unfortunately, there are no laws to keep hospitals and clinics from doing this. It is our responsibility to step up and blow the whistle on these—let’s face it—criminal practices.

Oct 27 14:44

8 Unfair Medical Billing Practices and How to Fight Them

3) Double-billing

Often a medical bill can include separate charges for items that were included in other bills. For example, hospitals sometimes charge separately for the sheets and pillows on a hospital bed, a cost that is usually included in the price of the room. It’s also possible to see a charge for the scrubs, masks and gloves worn by an OR staff on both the surgery bill and the bill for the operating room time.

Oct 27 14:43

Medical "Double" Billing - paid cash, provider still billed insurance company

I schedule a visit with a PT in December 2012, provide insurance info. Shortly after called by admin staff at office, told insurance company says I have deductible to satisfy, so first visit will be $150 (the cash rate). Pricey but I can't wait, so I don't cancel. I go to visit, pay $150 before I even see the therapist. Get treated, assume eveything is fine. Fast-forward to one week ago, receive second bill for another ~$30 or so.

Oct 27 14:43

Avoid Being Double-Billed for Co-Pays

Some hospital and physician group practices are billing GIC members for office visit copays that the member already paid at the provider's office. The GIC has become aware of these occurrences through members, staff experience, and confirmation from our plans. Here is what you can do to protect yourself:

Oct 27 14:33

False medical claims

Unethical providers may double- or triple-bill health insurers for the same treatments, hoping the insurer won't discover the overruns in the big stack of bills.

Oct 27 14:32

2 Investigators: Are Hospitals Double-Billing Some Patients?

Understanding a hospital bill can be frustrating and overwhelming.

Depending on how good or bad your insurance is — or if you have no insurance at all — you may get stuck paying excessive or duplicate charges and not even know it.

Oct 27 14:18

Treating Ebola: Inside the first U.S. diagnosis

John Mulligan: Early Saturday morning he (Duncan) had become very critically ill and was placed on a respirator.

Scott Pelley: He was intubated.

John Mulligan: He was intubated.

Scott Pelley: Tube down his throat?

John Mulligan: Tube down his throat. He had a dialysis catheter placed because he was not making any urine, but he needed to. He was heavily sedated and he had tears running down his eyes, rolling down his face, not just normal watering from a sedated person. This was in the form of tears. And I grabbed a tissue and I wiped his eyes and I said, "You're going to be okay. You just get the rest that you need. Let us do the rest for you." And it wasn't 15 minutes later I couldn't find a pulse. And I lost him. And it was the worst day of my life. This man that we cared for, that fought just as hard with us, lost his fight.

*emphasis added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saturday was October 4th, the day Israeli media said Duncan died. Duncan's death was not announced to the US public until 4 days later on October 8th. So already we know the facts about Ebola are being "managed."

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, CBS altered the transcript at their website to obfuscate just when Duncan died (shades of Winston Smith) but as the video linked above proves, the nursee did indicate that Duncan dies on the 4th, the very day the Israel National News reported it. According to the US media, Duncan died on the 8th. So regardless of any other information, we know that Ebola is being "wagged".

Oct 27 12:48

Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

And while the disease typically dies on surfaces within hours, research has discovered it can survive for more than seven weeks under certain conditions.

During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And winter is right around the corner!

Oct 27 12:15

Second Seattle-area school shooting victim dies after homecoming prince took aim at his friends, family

Days after the tragedy, questions remain about what led Jaylen Fryberg to turn on his friends and family in his high school cafeteria, days after the group went to homecoming together.

“Only God knows what escalated this. Only God knows. Nobody pushed a button with bullying. It’s just something that happened, and we don’t know why,” Nate Hatch’s grandfather Don Hatch told KOMO.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was Fryberg on prescription psychiatric medication? The vast majority of mass shooters are either on or withdrawing from those medications, which have a long history of triggering unexplained violent or suicidal behavior in those who take them.

Oct 27 10:41

BEX ALERT - A math question for the US media: What’s going to kill more American kids this year? Ebola or guns?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Piers Morgan tries to downplay Ebola and get the focus back on his gun-grab!

Oct 27 10:12

Bellevue staffers call in ‘sick’ after Ebola arrives

An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post.

“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.

“One nurse even went as far as to pretend she was having a stroke to get out of working there, but once they cleared her in the ER they sent her back up,” the source added.

Oct 27 10:03

CDC: 21-Day Monitoring For All Coming From Ebola Nations

Significantly expanding their vigilance, federal health officials said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travelers, even Americans, who come to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations for 21 days.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the program will begin Monday, Oct. 27 and cover visitors as well as aid workers, journalists and other Americans returning from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What about Mali?

Oct 27 09:45

Thousands More US Troops Headed to Liberia to Fight Ebola

Thousands of additional US troops are heading to Liberia, according to commander Major General Gary Volesky, the lead of the ongoing war on Ebola in western Africa.

Volesky praised the “great team” of troops being sent to Liberia, and vowed that the forces would “stamp out Ebola” across the region. The initially stated “war goal” was to build 17 treatment units in Liberia for the large number of Ebola patients.

The treatment units are supposed to be completed by December, but the latest indications are that the US military involvement there will not end with this construction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THOUSANDS of US troops, rather than trained medical professionals?!?

Forgive me, but this feels more like a military invasion rather than a medical, humanitarian measure.

And as Africareport.com reported in February of this year:

While oil could potentially accelerate the country's development, Liberians also remember that mismanagement of its forestry, gold and diamonds resources was one of the causes of the last war. When Liberia's 14-year civil war was ending 10 years ago, citizens desperately wanted to live in a country where children could go to school safely, women are not molested, traders travel between cities, and so on. Today, with those goals mostly met, the country faces another challenge: that of how managing its abundant natural resources, particularly oil that was discovered in 2010.

The eradication of ebola may well be the "good reason" for this abundance of American troops over trained medical professionals on this deployment; however, it is hard to believe that the embarrassment of riches in Liberia's oil wealth is not perhaps the "real reason", and the relative ease of producing it, which has generated this "invasion".

Oct 27 09:33

Lethal experimental infections of rhesus monkeys by aerosolized Ebola virus.

The potential of aerogenic infection by Ebola virus was established by using a head-only exposure aerosol system. Virus-containing droplets of 0.8-1.2 microns were generated and administered into the respiratory tract of rhesus monkeys via inhalation. Inhalation of viral doses as low as 400 plaque-forming units of virus caused a rapidly fatal disease in 4-5 days.

Oct 27 09:32

GMOs may be to Blame for Spike in Kids Suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease

One of the largest studies to date conducted by researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UH) Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital has found a dramatic increase in inflammatory bowel conditions (IBD) in children in the U.S. in the last decade, likely due to eating GMOs.

While the incidence of IBD has caused many hospitalizations, the reasons behind the disease are unclear, except for one culprit – the consumption of genetically modified ingredients. This, mostly from school lunches, eating processed GMO foods at home, and at restaurants. The complete study can be found online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.

There has been a 65% increase in IBD hospital discharges from 2000 to 2009. The number increased from 11,928 discharges in 2000 to 19,568 discharges in 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Natural, non-GMO food is always preferable to that contaminated with GMO.

Oct 27 09:20

Powerful X-Class Solar Flares Hit Earth, Cause Radio Blackouts

The sun has a myriad of effects on Earth during intense solar activity. When a flare erupts in the lower solar corona, the radiation generated can cause extreme ionization in the upper atmosphere, interfering with the propagation of high-frequency radio waves, meddling with global communications. Signals from global positioning satellites (GPS) can be interrupted, air traffic communications can get patchy and the interference can even be measured by amateur radio operators.

Oct 27 09:08

Blackmailers threaten Czechs with Ebola outbreak

Blackmailers are threatening to spread Ebola in the Czech Republic unless Prague pays them a million euros' worth of the virtual Bitcoin currency, police said Monday.

Oct 27 08:21

Syngenta Facing Legal Blitz Over Genetically Modified Corn

An unusual cluster of legal filings in recent weeks has capped a tumultuous year for the Swiss biotechnology giant Syngenta Corp., and highlights ongoing concerns over the inability of the United States to keep genetically modified crops separate from conventional crops.

This month, three class action proposals were filed on behalf of farmers in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, with the potential to include almost anyone who grew or sold corn commercially across the country over the past year. The moves came just weeks after similar lawsuits were filed by two of the country’s largest grain exporters, Cargill and Trans Coastal Supply.

All of these legal actions revolve around genetically modified corn hybrids that Syngenta began selling in 2009. While those products have been approved for general use in the U.S., they have not been approved in China, and there is no formal indication as to whether they will be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

Every consumer on the planet deserves to know if what they are buying at the store is genetically modified, or not.

Given the choice, I would not chose anything genetically modified, because the longer term studies show, without question, the harm these GMO products can do over time.

Oct 27 08:11

Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spent at Home

Facing fierce resistance from the White House and medical experts to a strict new mandatory quarantine policy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Sunday night that medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa but did not show symptoms of the disease would be allowed to remain at home and would receive compensation for lost income.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not afraid of Ebola. I am afraid of the government's mishandling of Ebola!

Oct 27 08:06

Quarantined Nurse Kaci Hickox Is A Rabid Leftist And CDC Employee

Here’s where the story gets ever-so interesting. According to Got News correspondent Charles C. Johnson, nurse Kaci Hickox “is an employee for the Centers for Disease Control and a registered Democrat with a history of left-wing advocacy”:

Initially turned down for Doctors Without Borders, Hickox applied for a position with the Centers for Disease Control’s infectious disease unit. She received that position and began a two-year fellowship in Las Vegas, NV where she currently still works.

Furthermore, this delightful nurse once wrote a piece in which she “advocated against policies that would have developed life-saving drugs”:

Instead, she called on Johns Hopkins to make all discoveries accessible to the poor. In so arguing, she deprived drug companies of a market and therefore an incentive to develop drugs aimed at Third World populations.

Oct 27 08:04

5-year-old boy tested for Ebola in NYC after return from Africa

A 5-year-old boy who just returned from West Africa was transported to Bellevue Hospital Sunday with possible Ebola symptoms, according to law-enforcement sources.

The child was vomiting and had a 103-degree fever when he was carried from his Bronx home by EMS workers wearing hazmat suits, neighbors said. “He looked weak,” said a neighbor.

“He was really, really out of it.”

Oct 27 08:03

CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet

We’ve noted for some time that Ebola can be spread by aerosols to frontline healthcare workers.

The CDC is finally admitting this fact.

The CDC put out a new poster stating:

Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another.

A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

***

Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, faucet handles, and toys, since the Ebola virus may live on surfaces for up to several hours.

Oct 27 07:54

Quarantined Traveler Who Returned To N.J. From West Africa Develops Fever

A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night.

The woman was the first person quarantined under a new screening system announced earlier Friday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The woman landed at Newark after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the news conference. A legal quarantine was issued for the woman, who was not a New Jersey resident and was set to go on to New York afterward.

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