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Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

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Ebola Virus Particles - Photo by NIAIDBarack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads.  Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know.  For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be “a very different bug” from past versions.  Other leading scientists are echoing his concerns.  And yet Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden continue to publicly proclaim that we know precisely how this virus behaves.  Not only is that bad science, but it could also potentially result in the unnecessary deaths of a very large number of people.  For example, Obama has refused to implement an Ebola travel ban because he is greatly underestimating the seriousness of this virus.  This decision could turn out to be incredibly costly.  If what you will read about below is true, we could be dealing with some sort of “super Ebola” that nobody has ever seen before.

Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease is on the front lines fighting this disease in Liberia.  He is one of the top authorities in the world on Ebola, and what his team has been seeing under the microscope is incredibly sobering

Now U.S. scientist Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease believes the current Ebola outbreak may be caused by an infection that spreads more easily than it did before.

Dr Jahrling explained that his team, who are working in the epicentre of the crisis in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, are seeing that the viral loads in Ebola patients are much higher than they are used to seeing.

He told Vox.com: ‘We are using tests now that weren’t using in the past, but there seems to be a belief that the virus load is higher in these patients [today] than what we have seen before. If true, that’s a very different bug.

‘I have a field team in Monrovia. They are running [tests]. They are telling me that viral loads are coming up very quickly and really high, higher than they are used to seeing.

It may be that the virus burns hotter and quicker.’

Other top scientists are making similar observations.

The following comes from a recent article posted on Washington’s Blog

The head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – Dr. Michael Osterholm – is a prominent public health scientist and a nationally recognized biosecurity expert.

Dr. Osterholm just gave a talk shown on C-Span explaining that a top Ebola virologist – the Head of Special Pathogens at Canada’s health agency, Gary Kobinger – has found that the current strain of Ebola appears to be much worse than any strain seen before … and that the current virus may be more likely to spread through aerosols than strains which scientists have previously encountered.

I have posted video of that talk on C-Span below…

But even if we were dealing with the exact same strain of Ebola, that does not mean that our leaders are telling us the truth when they say that it is not an airborne virus.

Just check out the following quotes from top scientists about the spread of Ebola from a recent Los Angeles Times article

Dr. C.J. Peters, who battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia and who later led the CDC’s most far-reaching study of Ebola’s transmissibility in humans, said he would not rule out the possibility that it spreads through the air in tight quarters.

“We just don’t have the data to exclude it,” said Peters, who continues to research viral diseases at the University of Texas in Galveston.

Dr. Philip K. Russell, a virologist who oversaw Ebola research while heading the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Development Command, and who later led the government’s massive stockpiling of smallpox vaccine after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, also said much was still to be learned. “Being dogmatic is, I think, ill-advised, because there are too many unknowns here.

And I have written about this before, but so many people don’t know about this that it bears repeating.  The following is an excerpt from a news story about a study that was conducted back in 2012 that demonstrated that the Ebola virus can be transferred from one animal to another animal without any physical contact whatsoever…

When news broke that the Ebola virus had resurfaced in Uganda, investigators in Canada were making headlines of their own with research indicating the deadly virus may spread between species, through the air.

The team, comprised of researchers from the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, the University of Manitoba, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, observed transmission of Ebola from pigs to monkeys. They first inoculated a number of piglets with the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus. Ebola-Zaire is the deadliest strain, with mortality rates up to 90 percent. The piglets were then placed in a room with four cynomolgus macaques, a species of monkey commonly used in laboratories. The animals were separated by wire cages to prevent direct contact between the species.

Within a few days, the inoculated piglets showed clinical signs of infection indicative of Ebola infection. In pigs, Ebola generally causes respiratory illness and increased temperature. Nine days after infection, all piglets appeared to have recovered from the disease.

Within eight days of exposure, two of the four monkeys showed signs of Ebola infection. Four days later, the remaining two monkeys were sick too. It is possible that the first two monkeys infected the other two, but transmission between non-human primates has never before been observed in a lab setting.

So when Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden get up and tell us that they know with 100% certainty that Ebola is not airborne, they are lying to you.

There is so much about this outbreak that we simply do not know.

Our public officials should be honest about that.

Instead, it seems like they are flying by the seats of their pants and just saying whatever they think will keep everyone calm.

We are potentially facing the greatest health crisis of this generation, and bad science and false assurances are not going to help anyone.

Sadly, Barack Obama just continues to make bad decision after bad decision.  This includes his very foolish decision to send thousands of U.S. troops right into the heart of the Ebola death zone.

It is being reported that these troops are only going to get just four hours of Ebola training, and the Pentagon is saying that they “will only need gloves and masks” to protect themselves…

Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.

“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members. They’ll be housed either in tent cities at military airfields or in Liberian Ministry of Defense facilities, Rodriguez said.

Soldiers’ health will be monitored through surveys and taking their temperature on their way in and out of camps. If a service member does get sick, Rodriguez said they will be flown home immediately for treatment.

Who is going to be held accountable when these young men and women start coming home sick?

So far the federal response to this Ebola crisis has been a parade of incompetence.

And yet we continue to be told that “everything is under control”.

I don’t know about you, but I have a bad feeling about all of this.

  • kenfrombayside

    The reason Obola close the border: the demRATS view these unwanted diseased turd world people as nothing more than future voters who will keep their vile socialism schemes alive. It is up to us, the active minority, to fight the demRATS and their vile policies.

    • Alligator Gar

      DEMONrats.

      • Lt

        Don’t forget the republiCONS.

  • Michael, I heard just a couple days ago that although the gentlemen who brought this to Texas and was released from the hospital to go home then came back to the hospital in worse condition, none of his family members have contracted the desease! If this strain of Ebola IS airborne then one would think that most if not all of the people in the same house with the man would of gotten Ebola by now.

    This has left me doubting the airborne theory altogether.

    • Lt

      Confusion. This is what has been given to us by our Government through their gross negligence in stopping this disease from entering our country. They want confusion, so nobody knows which way to turn or who to believe or what to do. Why? This will create a panic among the populace and enable the Government to crack down on the people with draconian controls and even martial law.

    • neal

      At the time he was re-admitted to hospital his viral load may not have been too high and he may not have been coughing uncontrollably. As he got worse and lost control of his bodily functions the viral load may have also exploded and that may have infected the nurses.
      The family dodged a bullet.

    • Scott

      He may have had the original strain, not the potentially new strain.

    • Hammerstrike

      Have we heard of them since mid October?

    • Steve

      Haven’t you heard? Most of the suspected contacts of that nurse who got ebola are now out of quarantine. No one got it. We can alol relax.

      • signalfire1

        Funny how they let out a ‘press statement’ but we haven’t seen them in person.

        • GSOB

          Agree…

          and also

          While the nurse is still being cared for in Maryland, new reports say that Pham’s boyfriend may have also contracted the disease.

    • foofighter

      This Ebola is false flag alert.
      Yes in Africa (three countries) people are dying in large numbers and nowhere else.
      By now all planet should be infected thanks to air travel and nothing happened.
      This is another BS from the government.
      How come none of neighboring countries in Africa did not encounter have same problem like there is no crossing border illegally?
      This is just BS trust me, few more months and this will be old story.

      • Jane the Plummer

        I hope your right with winter coming…..

      • Cara

        Something is odd. Why send elite tactical troops to build clinics when they have engineer troops who are builders? Their job is building things. Why send tactical troops to do a carpenters job? You wouldn’t hire your mailman to build your home so what are they reaslly doing over there?

    • Stifbeef

      Just wonder if mosquitoes can spread virus around???
      Anybody answer???

      • bigerny

        Why not,it will do wonders for the Fearmachine.

    • Dummass

      The rest of the people in the house did not get the Flu-bola shot. Wake up people, no one is aware that only people with the shots are getting sick, even in Africa. All hospital staff were required to get the Flu-bola shots or lose their jobs, this was the plan!

  • K

    If you remember my prior post, this is what I was trying to tell you. The longer it is out there, the more mutations there will be. That is how a virus works. Giant, I also believe it is not airborne, in the classical sense. I believe the rate it is spreading at, has more to do with how long it can last outside a host. If I am correct, it may be several days. Now you have a real nightmare. They are worrying did they touch that handrail, did they touch that doorknob? How about how long does this virus, last on money? Money moves around more than most people know. I would sure like an independent study, on how long this virus can last on cash. Imagine if the main infective vector, was as close as your wallet.

    • Guest

      I rarely use cash. I use my credit and debit cards for all of my purchases. When the credit card statements come at the end of the month I pay the balance in full on each account. In all the years that I’ve had credit cards I have never carried a balance. I do things this way mainly because it’s convenient, but now I may have another reason to not use cash.

      Yesterday I went to Costco, and I noticed that the cashier was wearing disposable gloves. I assumed it was because she didn’t want to touch merchandise that others have handled.

      • par4

        What about door handles and elevator buttons.

        • Matibob

          Or fuel pumps and key pads….

          • Guest

            When I have to go to the gas station, I take a disposable glove with me. Gasoline pump handles are filthy.

      • peace angel

        So you never hand that card to any other person????

        OR the machine you swipe your card with has had lots of hand contact and at a restaurant several people could handle your credit card.

        If I were a cashier I would be wearing gloves also. Just sayin’

        • Guest

          No, I never hand my credit or debit cards to another person. And I don’t eat in restaurants.

      • K

        Thank-you for your input. The cashier wearing gloves is an interesting development. Normally bosses would not allow it, for fear of scaring away customers. Has retail been told something we have not? If anyone is seeing something similar, please post.

      • Matibob

        I noted the same at my local Costco. Ironically the cashier was a manager.

      • stacyk

        I went to the Drivers License office last week and noticed most of the workers wearing gloves.

    • neal

      Most coins are predominantly copper and that has strong antibacterial properties. Not sure if copper is anti viral.
      If you are particularly concerned about touching things then wear disposable gloves, take care not to touch your face and with all the change you get from the cashier you put that in a separate wallet and either disinfect it when you get home, or better yet just leave it alone for a month before you handle it.
      Also if this bug gets going it might also be advisable to leave all new supplies you purchase in storage for a month before you use them. There is a risk that the outside of packaging has been handled/coughed on by a carrier and it may transfer to you if you handle it.

      • Matibob

        Then there is the thought of your kids collecting all that Halloween candy from strangers. God only knows what they have touched prior to depositing said candy in your child’s Halloween bag….scary thought!

    • Firstgarden

      Filthy lucre.

      • Guest

        Good one!

  • Tatiana Covington

    Ebola v2.0. New! Improved! With more features than ever!

    • Firstgarden

      Norton doesn’t stand a chance.

      • Alligator Gar

        LOL!

  • Mattyboy

    Our president seems to have an incredibly huge ego and is very prideful. These characteristics are dangerous to a people. Check out some of the results of such leaders and the people that suffered under them in the bible. God may want to humble our dear leader.

  • JulietteofOhio

    The only thing going for us is that no one believes a word that comes out of Obola’s mouth and the CDC is a joke. I think most of us are preparing to take care of ourselves and we’re going to have to do so. What Barry Obola is doing to the soldiers is murder. He knows it and doesn’t care.

    • Firstgarden

      Well, they do tend to vote republican.

  • Thiagarajan TVS

    Dear Michael,
    1. Let us not assume that what everyone says is right. When
    there are unknowns, no one can say the right thing. We have
    believe that he is a top man!
    2. No President of a nation can tell the public that Ebola
    is dangerous leading to death and be prepared.
    3. Why are they now coming out to say that this is a different
    bug. They all had lot of time between March this year and now!
    4. How we can we boast that we have the best medical facility
    to contain Ebola?
    5. A research is required on “fear”! Fear can make us make
    mistakes. Fear is worse than disease. Fear has no medicine.
    7. Texas hospital is being shunned by patients. It has become a “Ghost Town”!
    8. How can we handle the fear if there at least two dozes cases Ebola? Do we know that two strippers at the airport
    has been quarantined?.
    9. If more nurses get infected, hospital will be shut down!
    Let us not underestimate the this disease. It is creating
    economic chaos in West Africa.
    10. Yet, however much I say as you say, leaders and the
    readers will not be able to understand the cause and
    the remedy now. Right time has to come to be wise!
    And it is too way off ! What cannot be understood and cured now has to be endured.

  • TtT Engine

    Liberal Secular Fascism is a suicide machine. Ebola is a killing machine. A marriage made in hell. Christi Fidelis !

    • Alligator Gar

      Kirie eliason, Christus eliason!

  • DJohn1

    What if they are both right?
    If the Ebola Virus is transported inside cells in the body that are transported outside the body as microscopic blood cells that would most likely only occur in the latter stages of the infection, then technically they are right! The disease is not transported through the air so much as body fluids set loose in the air. I am really splitting hairs here.
    If these microscopic particles are the way it goes from person to person we are faced with an incredibly virile problem.
    How long does it live outside a human body inside these microscopic particles? I am thinking it is long enough to infect hospital workers.
    When sneezing, coughing up blood, or during procedures, it is entirely possible that this thing is capable of going to multiple individuals.
    Most likely that would only occur during the later stages of the disease.
    Then you have the Bloody Mary syndrome. The person is immune. But that same person is a carrier. That scene could possibly infect millions indirectly.
    It is a matter of compounding the potential people infected.
    Just one nurse going to Ohio quarantined at least 80-100 people. All because someone told her it was okay.
    What makes anyone think that these people will be able to come home once infected? There are only a few places in the country equipped to handle this disease. None of which have the ability to handle 4,000 people.
    It is an election year. Thank God! There is likely to be hearings.

    • Alligator Gar

      Aerosolized transmission. Sick!

  • Firstgarden

    “Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly VIRUS..”

    Airborne?
    Is there a pun in the wings?

    • Alligator Gar

      Great catch.

  • Guest

    How could the spread of this disease NOT be airborne?
    Those healthcare workers were not exchanging body fluids with their patients. So then, how DID they get it? By osmosis? Psychic transmission? Anything but airborne, right?

  • Firstgarden

    I think my computer just came down with Ebola.

    • alan

      Stop using windoz and it will get better.

      • Firstgarden

        Good advice.

    • nobody

      Do you use IE or G oogle?

      • Firstgarden

        T’was but a jest. I never did like IE. I’ve gone back & forth between Firefox (with Fasterfox Lite) and Chrome. Firefox tends to freeze with Windows 7, and Chrome crashes a lot. So I’m back to Firefox.

        My laptop is a dual 1.2 GHz with 2 gigs memory. I’m a clean freak, do continual maintenance, and using 3 different anti-spyware apps (they each find different things), and Avast.

        • nobody

          I was joking with my question (cause IE is terrible, lol). I’m a chrome user and haven’t had a whole lot of issues with it crashing on me, yet. I stopped using firefox when I started having issues with downloading some of my mmorpg addons.

        • Teck nerd

          Your laptop is history.
          My phone is faster than your comp. :))

          • Firstgarden

            Yeah, and would you believe that’s my fastest of 7 laptops? My hamster runs faster. I admit I live in the tech stone age. My fastest is an HP tower – quad core, (1.8 GHz X 4.) And that’s already a dinosaur.

          • Firstgarden

            My dog is cuter than your dog. :-)

  • Firstgarden

    How could the spread of this NOT be airborne?

    those healthcare workers were not exchanging body fluids with their patients. So then, how DID they get it?

    By osmosis? Psychic transmission? Anything but airborne, right?

    • nobody

      Probably infected themselves while removing their PPEs. That is how most healthcare workers become infected.

      • Firstgarden

        That definitely suggests airborne. Like inch worms creeping through the air. They can’t ALL be botching protocol, can they?

        • nobody

          No. It is actually very easy to cross contaminate yourself with PPE

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    A few comments here. First, if I were planning to declare Martial Law, I would want one of premier combat brigades in the country out of the country, disarmed and diseased. Second, Ebola mutates. As I understand it, it mutates every time it jumps from one person to another. Unlike AIDS (again, I am no expert but this is what I understand), which keeps its structure as it moves from one host to the next, Ebola changes every time. While most of these changes are of no consequence, it could become airborne as the article attests. Third, the Ebola Czar, a premier Washington Fixer, has one job. Suppress any and all negative information about Ebola. Nothing but Happy Talk for the American People. That is his job. Period. Look for Holder to threaten any outlet who dares to tell the truth. Four, the real agenda here is the Open Borders Project. While 30 nations have imposed travel bans, we are told we can not because it might cause unrest in the banned countries and other clap trap. The entire establishment is committed to Open Borders come Ebola or High Water! If Obola closed the borders, then questions might be asked such as how he allowed the Obama Virus to come over with all those kids, who were promptly dispersed throughout the country without any health checks and have infected many of our children. Five, Another two years of the Harry and Obola Show and this country will be done. You could stick a fork in it.

  • randyfreedom

    I have a bad feeling about all of this too. If this was just a fear mongering hype campaign it would roll out much differently. This scare is just “feeling” REAL. And the timing of it all is in line with the economic collapse that will probably start sooner than later.

  • alan

    Ebola is already fading from the news. Anderson Cooper Vanderbilt was just hyping the end of the world two days ago. Today I seen two CNN stories about the “Media” hyping this story to get better ratings.
    A real outbreak will spread fast and catch people off guard. In a week thousands would die, not 4400 in 8 months. It would pop up quick all over the place because aircraft would spread it all over the world in a few days, thats an outbreak.
    Same thing, if this was airborne people would be dying all over the world, it would spread fast as hell.

  • jakartaman

    In 1999 author Fredrick Eldrich wrote “Absolute Zero”
    Its about a man with Ebola who comes from Africa and goes to Dallas Texas – do you believe in coincidences???

  • jaxon64

    Michael, I have been trying to explain to many people this very thing about the apparent “newness” of this ebola strain. In fact, one could almost call it by a different name since it is still hemorrhagic in nature but everything else about it -from gestation to communicability is different than prior strains.
    Also, my wife and I were discussing another disturbing thought that I wonder if others have considered….the TSA Nazis could actually cause a mass spread of this virus at an airport.! While the TSA folks are wearing gloves, they don not change them from person to person during pat downs. An infected person who has sneezed into their elbow or wiped their hands on their clothes then gets a pat down from TSA–TSA then transmits it to every subsequent person they touch. The gloves they wear are simply regulation about touching of people with bare hands, it has nothing to do with hygiene.
    Just another aspect of how easily this virus can be spread and how TPTB can bluster all they want but they can never honestly say they have it under control—UNLESS they shut off flights from Africa !!

  • peace angel

    Last week the Energy and Commerce sub committee drilled all the heads of all the related departments on CSPAN and IT has NEVER been more clear to me that they ALL were LYING especially Freiden and he is a terrible LIAR. It would have been funny to see all of them squirm so much and the Congressional members had news articles and tons of info proving they are LYING.

    THEY ALL demanded that we impose a travel ban AND many asked over and over WHAT went on at the SECRET White House meetings with Obama and NONE of them would answer that question. One Congressman asked Freiden over and over IF they even discussed a travel ban OR IF Obama is EVEN considering one and he NEVER answered the guy. It was unreal.

  • ab

    This article is junk, designed to spread fear and confusion. The author should be ashamed.

    • Lt

      The Government should be ashamed – Not the writer of this article. Government is the one bringing this fear upon us. You do not know what junk is or is not.

  • Gerri

    People want to believe that no one is that evil, but if you look it is easy to see. What is, already is, what you want to believe what is, is your choice.
    The goal of Obama and Jarrett is to destroy the USA, to have sharia law come in and take over, to follow the Georgia guide stones, the present admin are evil satanists to the core , and why our military is not upholding their oath is beyond me. The plan is to murder millions, push satanism to push perversion. To defile our Holy Father. What you can do, do, put sand in their gas tanks. Throw a wrench in the gears, do what you can.

    • Alligator Gar

      Cankles Clinton is a Mother of Darkness. Vote accordingly, if we are around in 2 years.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Love that last line… “I have a bad feeling about this” (it’s in every Star Wars movie, by the way = at least Episodes 4 through 6)

    And naturally, the government will tell you everything is just fine and that all is well. Yep.

  • Alligator Gar

    I don’t deserve it. My child doesn’t deserve it. Stop blaming the victims! Lot, who foolishly lived in Sodom, was spared. We who have striven with TPTB for decades have done all that we can do but to “stand.”

    • Lt

      You got that right gar. And having done all, stand.

  • Jane the Plummer

    What you are not being told: This Ebola strain is classified as a filovirus. The same as influenza. Currently, the mode of transmission is contact, meaning body fluids or coughing in the face.
    This virus is in contact mode due to location, equatorial regions, heat keeps it a ‘contact’ virus. It doesn’t thrive in sun. Many people in these areas live in close contact, and many believe it is a curse not illness. Hence the spread.
    As this virus is an influenza type strain it needs cold air to become ‘ airborne’. It does not ” mutate”. Cold air carries flu virus, it has the ability to spread in dry ( less humid) cold climates the same as any flu bug. With one huge difference, the mortality rate for airborne Zaire Ebola virus is 90%.
    This information was taken from a US Army/CDC document. God help us all….

  • DelmarJackson

    I am more worried about the mindset of government elite such as the head of the CDC who make decisions governed not by science, but by the ” historical debt we owe Liberia.”
    Can anyone ask Tom Frieden what is the debt the average American owes Liberia , how did that citizen incur that debt and when it will be paid and for what cost?

  • DelmarJackson

    I have worked with more than a few Nigerians. if Nigeria was able to control Ebola, and we can’t, then we deserve what we get.

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