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CDC Getting Dozens Of Calls ‘About People Who Are Ill After Traveling In Africa’

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Telephone - Public DomainShould we be alarmed that the CDC has received “several dozen calls” from hospitals around the country “about people who are ill after traveling in Africa”?  As you will read about below, a lot more Ebola testing has been going on around the nation than we have been hearing about in the mainstream media.  I can understand the need to keep people calm, but don’t we have a right to know what is really going on?  And the media has also been very quiet about the fact that Ebola is now potentially spreading to even more countries.  As you will read about below, a Liberian man just died from Ebola in Morocco, and a man that traveled to Saudi Arabia from Sierra Leone on Sunday night is being tested for Ebola after exhibiting “symptoms of the viral hemorrhagic fever”.  Top officials in the U.S. keep assuring us that everything is going to be just fine, but the truth is that this is a crisis that is beginning to spiral out of control. On Tuesday, the CDC told Time Magazine that it had received dozens of calls from all over the United States about people that had gotten sick after traveling to Africa…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told TIME on Tuesday that it’s received several dozen calls from states and hospitals about people who are ill after traveling in Africa. “We’ve triaged those calls and about half-dozen or so resulted in specimen coming to CDC for testing and all have been negative for Ebola,” CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said, adding that the agency is expecting still more calls to come in.

Let’s certainly hope that there is nothing to be concerned about in any of those calls.  As I pointed out yesterday, the consequences of having a major Ebola outbreak in the United States could potentially be absolutely catastrophic. Meanwhile, there is a case in Saudi Arabia that has health officials over there extremely concerned.  A man that traveled to the country on Sunday night is being tested for the virus after showing symptoms of “viral hemorrhagic fever”

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it is testing a man for the Ebola virus after he showed symptoms of the viral hemorrhagic fever following a recent trip to Sierra Leone. The Health Ministry said the symptoms appeared in the 40-year-old Saudi man at a hospital in the western city of Jiddah. He is in critical condition and being treated in a unit with advanced isolation and infection-control capabilities. Different types of viral hemorrhagic fevers have been found in the kingdom, but no case of Ebola has ever been detected there, according to the ministry.

In addition, it is being reported by international media sources that a Liberian has died of the Ebola virus in Morocco. If that is true, that is extremely troubling.  That would mean that we now have confirmed Ebola cases in five different countries. And remember, the Ebola virus can have an incubation period of up to three weeks, and Ebola victims can “look quite fit and healthy and can be walking around until shortly before their deaths“. Because of this, hospitals across America are being extremely cautions right now.  The following is from a recent NPR report

If you show up at a hospital emergency department with a high fever and you just happen to have been traveling in Africa, don’t be surprised if you get a lot of attention. Hospitals are on the lookout for people with symptoms such as a high fever, vomiting and diarrhea who had been traveling in parts of West Africa affected by Ebola, following instructions from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And there have been some high profile cases that have gotten a lot of attention in recent days. The woman that was being tested for Ebola in Ohio got a lot of media attention, but it turns out that she does not have the disease. We are still waiting to hear about the man that was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.  Officials say that he “probably does not have Ebola“, but the test results have not been released yet. In addition, Paul Joseph Watson has pointed out that CNN’s Sanjay Gupta has publicly revealed that there have actually been “about half a dozen patients” that have been tested for the virus in recent days…

During a segment concerning the admission of a potential Ebola victim at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta revealed that there have been at least six cases at the hospital which prompted doctors to test for Ebola but that the details were not divulged publicly. “There have been about a half a dozen patients who have had their blood tested because of concern, those particular patients their stories were not made public,” said Gupta, adding, “I’m not sure if that’s because of heightened concern by the hospital or what that means exactly.”

What else is going on around the nation that we have not heard about? Like I keep saying, let us hope and pray that Ebola does not start spreading here, because it can rapidly become a nightmare.  Over in Africa, nearly 900 people have already died, but one doctor told CBS News that the true number is actually significantly higher because “many cases are going unreported”…

Already, the World Health Organization says 887 people have died, but a top doctor working at the heart of the outbreak in West Africa says many cases are going unreported. The senior doctor, who works for a leading medical organization in Liberia, explained to CBS News’ Debora Patta that what has helped set this outbreak apart from previous ones is the virus’ spread in urban areas. One of the epicenters of the disease is the Liberian capital of Monrovia, home to about a million people, or almost a quarter of the country’s population. The doctor, who spoke to CBS News on condition of confidentiality, said the disease is spinning out of control in Africa partly because it is extremely difficult to contain it in a sprawling, congested city center.

And it certainly does not help that infected bodies are being dumped into the streets over in Liberia.  If that continues to happen, this epidemic could very rapidly turn into a raging inferno over there. There have been health scares in the past, but this one is very different.  If you get Ebola, you are probably going to die.  And right now the number of Ebola cases is growing at an exponential rate.  If this outbreak is not brought under control soon, we could be facing the worst health crisis that we have seen in any of our lifetimes.

  • Bruce

    Lets hope the potential does not become reality. We could go from every thing is okay to catastrophe over night.

  • ian

    A year from now, this will be all past news and this site will be honing in on the next scare tactic to trick the masses into fear and despair.

    • Joe r

      Exactly. 2020 economic cash. No wait 2040!
      It’s coming! How’s ur prepping? What a scam. Mike Adams ,natural news is gloom doomer too . If crash was coming it wud have been here.

      • Guest

        You’ll remember those words when the grocery store shelves are empty and you have nothing to eat.

        • Joe r

          Do you honestly believe that?

          • Eric Quintero

            Have you seen rural America recently?

            This place is starting to look like a 3rd world nation.

            Drive across the country. Stop at the smaller gas stations and you might notice a trend: They’re EMPTY!

            I keep seeing more and more gas stations with bare shelves. Its very unsettling!
            It feels surreal and post-apocalyptic walking into a convenience shop that doesn’t sell any convenience products…

            Cigarrettes and Dip are always in stock. Food items are gone.

            The collapse is already here buddy. Im going to assume you live within the “safe” confines of a city.

          • Joe r

            Long Island New York. Wish collapse or rest would come fast. Sick of gym teacher making 140k and cops 240k with ot even tho all counties are broker than broke. I guess I am more frustrated that no change has come yet. Ok buddy?

          • Joe r

            Whoops,, reset not rest

          • Eric Quintero

            The bottom of the pyramid (the poor and working class) has been completely eroded.

            This nation is built in a pyramid structure and we dont have a base anymore.

            Be careful what you wish for. I live very close to Chicago and Im very thankful that the economy has not collapsed here yet. (The western suburbs are collapsing now).

            Do all cops make 240k?? Thats completely insane.

            I think our Chicago Cops make like 50-70K starting out and peak around 100k. Still crazy, but 240K is surgeon money.

          • Joe r

            240 is with lot of ot….but many are 160/180. Insane prop taxes to cover them and crazy teacher salaries.when do u think it “gets” to Chicago?

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            (You can edit your own comment on Disqus) If I had my way, public unions would be abolished.I am sick of the lame argument that we need to pay public employees a lot of money or we won’t get the best people to be teachers or police officers. Paying big salaries doesn’t idiot-proof a profession; I think it actually attracts people with big egos who think they deserve a lot of money, and too often their talent does not match their self-esteem.

          • joe r

            could not agree with you more!

          • Hammerstrike

            Good you make the difference between public and private unions.

          • piccadillybabe

            If any of em were worth their salt, we would not be in the mess we are in today.

          • Mondobeyondo

            Tired of football coaches earning more than doctors and scientists…

          • tom

            Joe r,
            I’m from Long Island too. If it wasn’t for Wall St being in our backyard I believe we would look much more like upstate.
            It’s only a matter of time for things to collapse or reset. Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are broke as all they are doing is hiking fees and putting red light and school zone cameras up to collect revenue. They are out of “one-shot” revenues.
            People can look at what public servants are earning and complain, but look at the amount of social services spending going on. I see some contracts were restructured to lower or stretch out future pay of new teachers and police officers. I have yet to see any cuts to the social spending.
            As illegal immigrants are placed in Mercy First in Syosset, expect to see more taxpayer money come from the state and local level for education, health services, and criminal justice systems.
            I don’t know when things will break, but it is coming

          • joe r

            very good points. thanks for the reply. thanks for everyones replies. just amazes how long tptb keep this going. and i aslo believe many on long island dont even see it coming.

          • Guest

            Sure, whatever, phag.

          • Shawn Cyran

            I don’t know where you live but my wife is a teacher with 2 Masters degrees. Neither in education and her salary has only gone up 2 thousand dollars over the last 5 years and she has been teaching for 13 years and only makes 51K a year. And this is in NJ.

          • joe r

            long island. multiple teachers over 100k,over 120k,administrators over 170k. and your wife is probably good teacher….see

            jodie lynn gatea comment above

          • piccadillybabe

            Master’s degrees are a time a dozen these days, means nothin….

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            I have to admit that teachers’ salaries in NJ are reasonable. Cop’s salaries; however, are outrageous especially because many of them work in sleepy little towns with very low crime rates. And administrators’ pay is too high, even after a cap was placed on their salaries. And a lot of them whined and whined about that, as if they were being put in the poorhouse.

          • TheSmokeGuy

            If you live on Long Island, and are not part of the police or teacher class, you are essentially working to pay their salaries, retirements, and health care. I have two cousins who were not stellar students on Long Island. It amazes me how these two people got to go to college, bounce from major to major, and became….of all things…teachers. One of them is my age (50’s) and still lives at home with a 14 year old son from a woman he never married. I really screwed up in life. I joined the military at 18, worked my way to a bachelors degree after so many years, and had less than modest success as a civilian. Others I grew up with on Long Island never went to college, yet have stable jobs and own homes. Maybe I will get it right in the next life.

          • Gay Veteran

            which is a drop in the bucket compared to what the top 0.1% bribe…..er, donate, to the politicians

          • Uh-hUh

            i live rural…what’s REALLY interesting is how many times we have gone into the local restaurants (think small town diners) recently and when we ask for something on their menu, we get, “sorry, the food guy didn’t deliver that.” Last 2 months = steaks or fish not delivered…tells you something

          • Hammerstrike

            Are you better off than 4 years ago?

          • Uh-hUh

            no

          • Guest

            Yes.

        • alan

          I seen that during Katrina in Florida. Very very scary to see the shelves in Walmart completely bare, I mean all food isles empty! Its not going to take much for it to happen. Look at the big cities would just self destruct in days in any panic.

      • Jak

        I agree that trying to predict an economic collapse has been proven to be almost impossible but that shouldn’t discredit the actual facts presented on this site. What’s even worse in my opinion are those who believe everything is going smoothly in the world economy and ignore evidence showing it’s decline. Many countries are having record unemployment and debt-to-GDP ratio of 100% or more. These conditions have gotten much worse since the recession supposedly ended and all evidence points to them continuing to worsen as time goes on. In the US dozens of municiplities have filed bankrupcy in the past few years and many more are on the verge of bankrupcy.

        Most people assume that an economic collapse is something that happens overnight. I believe it’s more of a slow process than a single event. When we read about the Great Depression now it appears that the stock crash is what triggered it when it was really decades in the making and a series of events that lead up to that. Only time will tell the event of today will lead to another depression. I rather not try to predict it but I believe it’s better to be aware of what could potentially happen and prepare for it.

      • Mondobeyondo

        Use the extra time to your advantage. Because the storm IS coming. This week, sunny skies. Next week, Hurricane Katrina.

      • Mondobeyondo

        You sound like one of those hecklers standing by Noah’s Ark. “Look at that old idiot, with all those animals in his boat. He thinks it’s gonna be a floating zoo!”

        We’ll see. We’ll see. It’s still not too late to climb on board.

        • joe r

          not s heckler. just frustrated.

          • Guest

            Butt frustrated is more like it.

        • Gay Veteran

          find that ark yet?

      • tom

        Joe r,
        They government and Fed are pulling out all the stops to hold off a collapse. Nothing has changed regarding economic policy, things are delayed. The collapse will be much worse because of this.
        This has given us more time to prepare.

      • randyfreedom

        I guess the crash of 2007/2009 never happened? or 1987? or 1929? or 2001? The holocaust never happened either, right? Just because all is well now doesnt mean all will always be well. Why not just take some insurance out on what might or might not happen? You have insurance for life, auto, home? Do you get upset if you dont die? or your house doesnt burn down? or your car doesnt get stolen?

      • laura m.

        In past few years now predictions of a crash/meltdown and people I know went into prepping. One prepper is near death now, and a couple others passed in this time frame. Moderate prepping is ok, but heirs are stuck with the mess like I was with folks. I was stuck with boxes of light bulbs of all things which I gave most away. Tons of bath tissue and canning equip. I do not can. But, time is running out for the top dogs and they know it, will try a number of things to take down.

    • Firstgarden

      Why laddy, are the stated facts (above) facts indeed? Or conjecture? I would concern myself with actual facts before dismissing it all so lightly.

  • Bill

    I’m willing to bet this is another false flag. Monsanto’s save all vaccine will be the real killer. The imposter is off slurping and golfing– no concern.

  • Bill

    Please Michael— time for a new subject. This is just another attention twister!!!

  • midwestprepper

    Okay,okay enough about Ebola…The pandemic we need to worry about is theBlack plague.Remember what recently happened in Colorado? Fact:we know plague IS airborne. Fact:we know plague is 100%FATAL.We also know it is transmitted from animals to humans through fleas.As it was the first case there involved a man and his dog.Go figure…The West is drying up,and the only water remaining comes from man-made infrastructure.Infected wildlife (and thier fleas) wil go where the water is…right among humans…Ebola is the least of my concerns.

    • beentheredonethat

      Bubonic Plague (commonly called Black Death) is not 100% fatal. Please do not fear monger and spread wildly incorrect information. We already have enough of that going on. If plague is treated, it only has a mortality rate of roughly 15%, whereas untreated it is roughly 60% (UConn school of Medicine).

      • midwestprepper

        I was thinking in a econ collapse scenario-no antibiotics,no healthcare-did’nt mean it that way.Was thinking in a context of A.D. 1348-1350

      • neal

        Black plague might also refer to Pneumonic Plague. It is 99+% fatal if untreated and 75% fatal if treated.Then there is Septicaemic Plague which is even rarer and more deadly.
        If you get airborne plague then you will likely breathe it in and die of pneumonic plague.

        • Orange Jean

          All these (bubonic/black plague, pneumonic plague and septicaemic plague) are the same disease in terms of the bacteria involved (Yersinia pestis)… it’s just which part of the body got infected first. Pneumonic is easier to transmit because it got into your respiratory system and can spread airborne. The amount of time from onset to when you need to be diagnosed and treated to recover varies from one to the other, with pneumonic and septicemic having the shortest periods. All require treatment by antibiotics in most cases for recovery (even during the Black Death some recovered).

  • K

    Is this the result of America’s short attention span? When a real danger is actually present, you want to change the subject and move on? By the way, at the early stages, the black death is totally curable. The question is why are they not closing the airports in the infected Countries? Why are they not setting up quarantine facilities, at American Embassies in those Countries? No one should be allowed back, until they have gone through a 21 day quarantine. If this was your common run of the mill ebola. You would not have so many healthcare professionals infected.

    • Hammerstrike

      Read about this one? telegraph. co .uk /news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/algeria/4287469/Black-Death-kills-al-Qaeda-operatives-in-Algeria. ht ml

      Simple, just like Benghazi, they simply do not care for human lives at all, as long as this doesn´t disturbe their agenda they´ll just keep on not giving a **** about the whole affair.

      • disqus_cczHVJhqgY

        They better care because they themselves could be affected when the disease gets out of hands.

        • uh-hUh

          geez…look at the facts: “They” have a serum(s) and the majority of the populace does not + open borders + no quarantine re: Africa…doesn’t take a math genius to figure out the end game.

          As a side note, what would life’s ironies be if Typhoid Barry had to close America’s borders to black people? … but as GWB the First used to say, “not gonna do it.”

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    Anybody remember the gulf oil spill? That was suppose to end all life on Earth. Look 900 dead is a bummer if you’re one of the 900 or related to one of the 900. Ebola is horrible way to die but 900 or lets suppose 1800 dead for an outbreak this long simply isn’t going to amount to a hill of beans. Now if it was 180,000 dead. That would have me worried, no let me correct that. That would have me terrified because Ebola would be here already.

    • Priszilla

      Every year 5000 die of lassa fever, another hemorrhagic fever. With 300, 000 infected.

  • DesertPaine

    Probably more than dozens. Somebody call NSA.

  • Priszilla

    A deadly disease is set to hit the shores of the US, UK and much of the rest of the northern hemisphere in the coming months. It will swamp our hospitals, lay millions low and by this time next year between 250,000 and 500,000 worldwide will be dead, thousands of them in the US and Britain.Despite the best efforts of the medical profession, there’s no reliable cure, and no available vaccine offers effective protection for longer than a few months at a time.Advertisement””>If you’ve been paying attention to recent, terrifying headlines, you may assume the illness is the Ebola virus. Instead, the above description refers to seasonal flu – not swine or bird flu, but regular garden variety influenza.Our fears about illness often bear little relation to our chances of falling victim to it, a phenomenon not helped by media coverage, which tends towards the novel and lurid rather than the particularly dangerous.

  • GSOB

    ISIS is the bigger, growing problem.

    No mercy shown by them.

    • jakartaman

      But there IS a cure!

  • VegasBob

    I own a $10,000 junk bond issued by a popular company. It was trading at 83 cents on the dollar at the beginning of May, and is now down to 50 cents on the dollar. That’s a 40% drop in 3 months.

    I tried to sell the bond through my broker today on a bid-wanted basis. The response came back ‘no-bid’, which means no bond dealer in the country will offer to buy the bond from me at any price.

    So I have some news for those who think the economy is OK. It isn’t. I think what’s coming is going to be even worse than 2008-2009, because we have done absolutely nothing to fix any of the economic problems from 6 years ago. All we have done is to paper them over with a fraudulent zero interest rate policy and an ocean of counterfeit electronic money-printing, courtesy of our Federal Reserve.

    Add in a little Ebola and a world war over Ukraine, and I think we are staring straight in the maw of utter economic collapse.

    I hope everyone on this blog is ready, because it is not going to be pretty.

  • Mondobeyondo

    How dangerous is Ebola?

    Well, if you’re unfortunate enough to catch it, very dangerous indeed.

    I think we’re somewhat at the same stage with Ebola in 2014, as we were with AIDS in 1984. Hopefully a vaccine can be developed soon (as in quick fast, faster than a New York minute) – but time will tell.

    May you live in interesting times… (hmmm)

  • Mondobeyondo

    Oh yeah – I’m fully aware that there is no vaccine for AIDS, only a drug cocktail that prevents further onset of the disease. But hey, it’s progress!

  • peace angel

    Micheal

    Two other reports you can ad to the list are the FACT that it is being reported in AFRICA by Doctors Without Borders that 100 health workers who had been pretreated NOT to get it—–DID contract Ebola. The report says that NO ONE has a clue where these 100 workers are.

    In addition, the Customs and Border Patrol CBP has leaked a document sent to the CDC telling them that they have found 71 cases of Ebola crossing the border. THEY say all of a sudden lots of people are showing up from Africa on the border. I think I found that on Before It’s News.

    Obama has forbidden the Border Patrol from speaking to the press or to anybody else for that matter and has also forbidden them from taking pictures and has classified all their outgoing and incoming correspondence.

    THEY also are reporting they are finding a LOT of people infected with TB.

    I have NO REASON to believe that this White House has any intention of BEING honest with the American people regarding a deadly disease he alone brought to our shores.

    THIS IS BAD and likely not to get better for a long time. Someone was on the News Sunday from the CDC. THAT medicine they are giving to the two workers we KNOW are here—-they ONLY have a half a dozen doses of it—and it takes months to make it.

    Obama and the CDC have KNOWN about this outbreak since February and DID NOTHING toward getting the “treatment” for it prepared.

  • Priszilla

    Michael: Ukraine.
    Hunter Biden son of Joe Biden is in the board of the largest ukrainian energy company. Exxon and Chevron work on getting the shale gas in the Ukraine.
    There you are.

    • K2

      Ignore what i said about that zig zag thing, i was joking.

  • Fred

    Yeah.

  • Spud

    Like I have come to realize from years of NON PC observations… I ask has anything really good ever come out of Africa? Just add up the ledger sheets of eons of time with trillions of free cash, food, medicine, clothing, infrastructure building and so much more… and what is the payback? More freaking disease and pestilence. Poverty and them murdering, enslaving and raping each other like something you never see in the rest of the world.

    Stupid is what stupid does. Now the Ebola disease with a 21 days or so period of no symptoms? Now the huge White House Party for all these so called corrupt robe wearing leaders from Africa? Wow wait a minute…what if one or more had Ebola and spread it all through the White House? Now that would be a sign of maybe some good coming out of Africa for once…. Would that not just be ironic?

    • Joe Kleinkamp

      You could say the same about the Middle East I guess. Meanwhile Europeans and those of European descent who’ve built civilization as we know it through the establishment of laws (based on Judeo-Christian principles) are constantly being demonized as the oppressors. Next time the news shows a group of people receiving free winter coats or backpacks etc. take note of who is handing these things out. Yup, those racist haters we always hear about.

      • Gay Veteran

        and what laws were based on Judeo-Christian principles?

        • Joe Kleinkamp

          Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods. C’mon Gay, try to keep up.

          • Gay Veteran

            I’m pretty sure most non-Christian civilizations (e.g., Rome) had laws about murder, theft, etc.

      • Lol

        False.
        Based on Greek and Roman principles.
        We had civilizations before christanity, one of them that kind of pwned ancient judea.

    • Kevattaya

      “Has anything really good ever come out of Africa?”

      How about the human race?

      • Priszilla

        So far the human race hasn’t been very good for this planet.

      • ICallBS

        PURE HEARSAY… Which I DO NOT believe.

  • Orange Jean

    And what about all the military (US and otherwise) who’ve been involved in ops all over the world (including parts of Africa)?

  • jakartaman

    Nah! What could go wrong – Don’t worry be happy!
    Open borders – no cure – remember HIV out of Africa

  • TrueD

    This is all part of the plan. The power that be want to reduce the world population so they have released this weaponized version of Ebola to make it so.

  • Selaretus

    Virus are elegantly simple; little more than a protein sheath housing a few strands of RNA. They attach to a host cell, inject the RNA that enters the host cell nucleus and alters the cellular architecture to begin reproducing copies of itself until the cell burts, releasing ‘offspring’ to invade more hosts. All tropical hemorrhagic virus, such as dengue or Ebola, are extraordinarily adaptable and can and do mutate on the fly, making developing vaccines very difficult. By the time a vaccine is ready, the virus has changed and immune to that vaccine. I have read (David Hodge’s blog) that Monsanto has been given the task of developing an Ebola vaccine. If that is true we need to avoid it like the plague, pun intended. In the Monsanto vaccine will be ‘markers’ that make it very easy for affirming whether you have or have not been innoculated via a simple blood test. If you are come through a road side screening, the Gestapo can know on the spot that you have not been innoculated. You will have two choices; receive the vaccine right there or refuse, have your car confiscated and you will be taken to a FEMA camp ‘for your own protection.’

    • Firstgarden

      I don’t suppose that has any connection with RoundUp.

  • Bruce

    Okay, I was getting concerned about all of this so I went and done some research. Since 1976 ONLY 2,500 people have died from Ebola world wide. In the U.S. 3-49,000 die PER YEAR from the ordinary flu. The staistics appear to show that this level of concern is not justified thus far. However, I have heard that this strain of Ebola is more lethal. As of present we are close to 1,000 deaths therefore, this strain has a higher mortality rate then previous Ebola viruses.
    The determining concern it appears that the main issue is the degree of contagiousness and the ease in which it spreads and the information simply is not available as of yet, Lets hope this all turns out to be much to do about nothing.

  • Firstgarden

    Methinks the antidote, if there be one, has already been passed on to the elite.

  • Undecider

    Maybe they drank some water and ate some street food. Just a case of upset stomach.

  • wally

    Everything is relative. So to all the people out there who are quoting Influenza death numbers it is not a fair relative comparison. In the US according to the CDC between 5% – 20% (15 Million – 60 Million) of the population gets Influenza. The death rate is .0002% – .003% or lower based on amount of cases.

    When comparing Ebola first off the disease has never been seen outside of Africa according to WHO. In any given year the fatality rate is 50% or higher. That is a far cry above .003%. While it is true that this current Ebola outbreak is no where near Pandemic yet it has crossed over International borders which has never been done before. Germany and the US willfully transporting Ebola into their respective countries. With nothing to base this off of. We cannot say with any certainty what could or could not happen. Hospitals in the US cannot contain MRSA or Superbugs completely, what makes anyone assume they can contain Ebola, no matter the precautions?

  • Mondobeyondo

    Ebola!! Oh noooo! We’re all gonna dieeee!!!

    Relax. Breathe in, breathe out. Feel better?

    Compared to other scourges of the past – the Black Plague, polio, tuberculosis, etc – we’re in good shape at this point in time.

    • K

      There is a reason, it is not so bad yet. In Africa there are very few modern building, that are sealed airtight and air conditioned. Plenty of fresh air to lessen the chance of you getting the illness. If it find its’ way to the more modern world. Where sealed building and recycled air is the norm, you will see the infection rated skyrocket. No matter what the Government says, this strain of ebola is at least somewhat airborne. Perhaps just at the droplet level, but concentrated in a modern building. Game over.

  • beentheredonethat

    Michael,
    I appreciate your efforts throughout the years, however constant fear mongering and distorting facts is extremely unethical and prohibits honest discourse.
    You need to take a more level headed and even keeled approach when writing articles. You lose credibility constantly being the boy that cried wolf.
    Simply state the facts as they are, add your commentary/synopsis of the event (not fear mongering and scare tactics) and let people draw their own conclusions and debate on the comment board. I’m getting tired of your perpetual doom. Yes, this country is heading towards a collapse and most likely a war, but let’s address the issues and gain the most information we can before the collapse occurs.

    • Joe Kleinkamp

      I feel bad for anyone who dumped ALL of his or her investments to buy gold, silver or mining stocks based on the past five years of gloom and doom predictions regardless of the source. Moderation, diversification and preparation are always the best course of action. Hope for the best, plan for the worst and do what you can to ensure you’re around to enjoy / survive as the case may be.

  • 2Gary2

    To truly understand what happened to the American worker, read Kim
    Phillips-Feind’s “The Invisible Hand,” when she writes about Irving
    Kristols visit to the AEI, and the “former” Troskyite explain how to
    “get over” on the workers.

    Nothing happens as a natural act. The
    corporation have been organizing since the 1950s to drive down wages.
    In the 1980s, Irving Kristol was at it again, this time in the Reagan
    administration and helping to write policy. His essay “40 Good Years,”
    available online, will validate this.

    Neoconservatism is in back of our wage inequality. And the bosses only call it class warfare when you fight back.
    Shareholder
    value is a short-term word that came in to vogue with the “corporate
    raiders” buying out short and selling big the likes of Mitt Romney.

    Read, it may save your job and your sanity.

    • libsareajokeandeffeminate

      lmao, inequality. the spreads have widened under Obamahusein more than ANY OTHER PRESIDENT

    • Question

      If you look at some folks explanations as to why the Soviet-Union failed, one thing coming forward is that workers who aren´t paid don´t perform that well.

      So let us see, what policies do they support? No minimum wage, no private unions… Workers must have third-world salaries and be okay with that, otherwise it will be a disaster!
      They pretended to pay us, we pretended to work.
      Where exactly does that slogan apply nowadays? Yep, that´s right!
      The fact is that the US did not become a great power on a purely free market platform but because of the American School of Economics, you are familiar with it?

  • 2Gary2

    Happy worker = productive worker, unhappy worker = unproductive
    worker. Pretty simple stuff. No full time worker in America should
    qualify for government assistance. The government is essentially
    subsidizing the corporation. This clearly distorts the labor market.

    All these ‘market worshippers’ conveniently lose their religion when they’re on a certain end of the handout.

    End corporate welfare.
    Corporations are not people.

    • libsareajokeandeffeminate

      could you share your source of acid?

  • grumpyhillbilly

    Big tobacco has been playing with genetically modified tobacco for some time. Apparently its now being used in treating the to Americans at Emory University, and is having some positive results. This current strain is scarey, but everyone here is correct in pointing out the relatively small numbers of dead and infected. Obviously if you’re one of them, its horrible news. However its no where pandemic even in Africa. Maybe I should say yet, but right now I just think I’m not going to worry about ebola as much as I will worry about big government’s big response to ebola.

  • Dave of OK

    What is going on with the news casts? There is no reporting from the hot zone in Western Africa. Every news cast is from the Atlanta hospital. I know the doctor and nurse are getting better, but what is happening in West Africa? Does no foreign correspondent have the balls to report from these countries and tell us what is happening?

  • K

    Multiple news sources reporting CDC has gone to Level one alert om ebola. That is their highest level.

  • Momof4

    I think it can be pretty normal to travel to a developing country and come into the U.S. and not be feeling well after you arrive. I know when we returned from a trip to China six years ago, I was a little sick after returning–no fever or anything like that, just run down and not my usual self.

  • LibertyChick

    Big pharma can’t get richer on an epidemic in a 3rd world country. They need it to spread to wealthy western countries. And Obama and his chorines won’t get big donations from them if they don’t facilitate that…

  • GSOB

    “Every conflict carries a humanitarian cost, but if we don’t intervene to destroy terrorism before it attains nationhood, the resulting humanitarian cost will be unimaginable — as we are already witnessing in Iraq.” – 8/7/2014

  • none

    GOOD NEWS MICHEAL:
    If we have an outbreak in this country. The nuclear power plants could not be maintained for at least five years. This could help the power plants to melt down.
    Thus President Obama is correct in his statements!

  • St. Ferd III

    Fear mongering – AIDS, SARS, now Ebulla is the death of us all. Another human-hating headline. Yawn. Write about the stock bubble – that will have real import on real people. Not fear mongering about a new Black Death.

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