Ebola body fluid threat mostly ignored, Indian man tested negative Ebola found in semen, Dr. Michael Oserholm we are making this up as we go, Virus likely has mutated, Murphy’s Law and mathematical probabilities
“Sooner or later someone in the US will come in contact with Ebola contagion & go undetected. They will then infect many others.”…Citizen Wells
“We are making this up as we go”…Dr. Michael Oserholm
“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,”
“So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”…Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
We have had the warnings from the mathematicians.
The possible numbers of Ebola victims worldwide and the US.
Do not forget Murphy’s Law.
“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”
It is true.
As I have stated before, there are 2 extremes of reactions to the Ebola Virus.
Panic and over confidence.
The responses so far have been closer to the latter.
From CNN November 19, 2014.
“An Ebola survivor has been quarantined in India after his semen tested positive for the virus, health officials there have announced.
The 26-year-old man, an Indian national, traveled to New Delhi from Liberia on November 10, almost two months after he was hospitalized in the West African nation after showing symptoms of the illness, India’s health ministry said in a statement.
He was released from the Liberian hospital on September 30 with documents declaring him free of clinical signs linked to Ebola, the ministry added.
As a precautionary measure, Indian authorities carried out tests on his body fluids, which confirmed traces of the virus in his semen, the statement said.
From the John Hopkins News Network October 14, 2014.
“The swiftly moving Ebola epidemic presents an immense challenge to unprepared national and global health systems, infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm said at an Ebola symposium Tuesday at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, is one of the leading public spokesmen on the Ebola epidemic, which has killed more than 4,300 in West Africa. Although he has reviewed hundreds of published papers on Ebola and briefs top government officials on the epidemic’s spread, Osterholm readily admits that he knows less today about the Ebola virus than he did nine months ago.
“Let’s acknowledge we’re making this up as we go and we have to become more comfortable with uncertainty,” said Osterholm, the keynote speaker at the event, titled “Dean’s Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context and Response.””
“At this stage in the epidemic, Osterholm said, the Ebola virus has the upper hand, and the global health community is playing catch-up.
“The virus is operating on virus time and the rest of us are operating on bureaucracy and program time, and the virus is winning hands down,” Osterholm told an audience of 350 in Sommer Hall and more than 2,500 following the live webcast.”
“As the Ebola crisis continues to unfold, Osterholm said he sees “lots of unexpecteds ahead of us.” He said he is convinced that a vaccine is the only hope of containing the outbreak but characterized the U.S. investment in vaccine research as “a drop in the bucket.”
“There’s a big disconnect between the work to get us there and getting it into somebody in Africa,” said Osterholm, at one point calling the Ebola outbreak “[The World Health Organization’s] 9/11.””
From Natural News November 21, 2014.
“If Ebola remains in semen of infected men, why were male Ebola victims in US ‘cleared’ as virus-free?”
“Every discharged male Ebola victim is still a public health threat
What this suggests is that Dr. Kent Brantly, Dr. Thomas Cairns and all the other male Ebola survivors are still a public health threat. If Ebola is still being detected in a male patient who was discharged as healthy nearly two months ago, then it is probably still present in these men, who have since returned home to their families.
The only reason this was even discovered is because the Indian man had recently attempted to fly back to New Delhi, upon which health officials in his native land decided to take extra precautionary measures. The man was reportedly “symptom-free,” yet tests revealed that he still had traces of the virus in his bodily fluids.
In fact, the Indian man had undergone three separate Ebola tests at the airport prior to flying, and all of them came back negative. But when he arrived in India, a follow-up test showed that Ebola was still present, proving both that Ebola tests are wildly inaccurate and that the virus is longer-lasting than we have all been led to believe.”
“Ebola clearly persists well beyond observable infection period
The CDC supposedly agrees with this, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any information about this in the media prior to this recent revelation. Since we first began reporting on this outbreak, there has hardly been any mention in the mainstream media about the Ebola virus possibly persisting in bodily fluid for several months after a person is cleared as being a “survivor.” Natural News first reported on this possibility in early August.
This ironic failure seems to match the entire Ebola narrative, which has changed dramatically on numerous occasions since it first started gaining speed. In the beginning, we were all told that the only way to contract Ebola was to literally share blood with someone else. Now, we know that the virus can spread through surfaces and even through micro-droplets in the air.”
Thanks to commenter RMinNC.