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WHO Warns Ebola Outbreak Out Of Control, "High Risk Of Spread To Other Countries"
Zerohedge ^ | 8/1/14 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 08/01/2014 7:35:36 PM PDT by Kartographer

Things just went to 11 on the Spinal-Tap amplifier of massive infectious disease outbreaks. As AP reports, the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned. Dr. Margaret Chan pulled no punches in her direct statement, "If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries." Time to panic?

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: ebola; quarantine; who; worldhealthorg
So which is it? Not a problem or Death stalking the streets?
1 posted on 08/01/2014 7:35:36 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Well, who did’nt see THIS coming?
Paging Mr. Obvious, Mr. Obvious please pick up the white phone...


2 posted on 08/01/2014 7:43:24 PM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: Kartographer

Propaganda.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 7:45:12 PM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces!)
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To: Kartographer

What’s anybody know about Jon Rappoport? This piece of his seems logical to me. WHO doesn’t panic over MANY times the deaths from the flu every year.

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/is-it-ebola-or-is-it-psychological-warfare/


4 posted on 08/01/2014 7:49:14 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Kartographer; GeronL

Can they give blood too now?

Tha HIV/AIDs crowd think they don’t need to disclose disease status to anyone anymore and homosexualists don’t think they should be jilted (only those who visited England in the 80s are OK to discriminate against).

Bringing sick people to America is one way to risk global transmission.

Whatever happened to QUARANTINE?


5 posted on 08/01/2014 7:56:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: BullDog108
Normalcy bias.

/johnny

6 posted on 08/01/2014 7:57:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Brantly, who was working with humanitarian group Samaritan’s Purse, was offered treatment with an experimental serum, but there was one caveat: They only had enough for one patient. That’s when he decided to pass on the on the opportunity to potentially save his own life so that his gravely ill colleague, Nancy Writebol, might have a chance at survival – a truly selfless act in my book.

“In many cases, you can use serum [from] previously infected people if they were to survive,” Dr. Jean Patterson, chair of the department of virology and immunology at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio told FoxNews.com. “My guess is it was serum from a survivor that developed antibodies to the infections. These are risky things to, you wouldn’t do this lightly. There are safety issues with regard to that, and it’s not something that people are going to do without a lot of hesitation.”

According to Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, Brantly later received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old Ebola survivor, whose family said is alive today in large part because of the noble doctor’s care.

Both Brantly and Writebol are said to be in stable but grave condition as the humanitarian organization they were working with finalizes arrangements to bring them back to the U.S. for treatment. It’s been confirmed that of them will be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., but the hospital said it could not identify the patient because of privacy laws.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 8:06:54 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
Ping...

(We can always panic later.)

8 posted on 08/01/2014 8:15:36 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Kartographer

And Hussein immediately wants a large group of afreakans to party in DC indefinitely.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 8:21:52 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Kartographer; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

10 posted on 08/01/2014 8:23:53 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Kartographer

BTTT


11 posted on 08/01/2014 8:25:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kartographer

The WHO also said that a travel ban wouldn’t stop the disease because the symptoms don’t occur for 5 days. They don’t think they can stop healthy looking people from traveling. So they have surrendered without even trying.

Yes you can stop healthy looking people from traveling and the time to do so is now.

If you don’t it’s only a matter of time until international air travel collapses from consumer fear. But since you didn’t cut it off at it’s source, the travel will collapse world wide.

You could quarantine these countries and the world would continue as normal. And you’d have control of this in 120 days. But instead you’re going to let it spread. Your incompetence reigns supreme.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 8:25:58 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: Kartographer

“Time to panic?”

I’d say it’s a problem in a superstitious, poverty cursed part of the world with poor medical care and no public understanding of how to limit its spread. If I lived there, yes I’d panic. That old make things worse.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 8:38:20 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3186946/posts

See post #25


14 posted on 08/01/2014 9:08:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Having spent 30 years working with “Professors” , when I read they are sending two patients to Emery University I thought you have got to be kidding me.

Needless to say I won’t be attending any public events in the next few months.

We shall see if all those FEMA detention facilities and DHS ex military vehicles are real in short order. /s


15 posted on 08/01/2014 9:15:11 PM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
It's a good point but we have flu vaccines and they do work. The problem for many of us who work in healthcare is that this ebola got through extremely tight precautions. And no one knows how.

We know respiratory precautions work for the flu.

Why didn't the precautions they took in Liberia work? There were three nurses who died, several physicians...

It's a matter of feeling in control about it. I am expecting someone working at Emory to come down with ebola because there is something new and different about this one.

16 posted on 08/01/2014 11:25:32 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: ChildOfThe60s; Black Agnes
It’s “very dramatic and even preternatural,” says David Quammen, a journalist and author of Spillover, a book documenting the impact of zoonotic diseases like Ebola

Preternatural. I liked that.

17 posted on 08/01/2014 11:49:52 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/02/us-usa-healthcare-cdc-idUKKBN0G201A20140802


18 posted on 08/01/2014 11:52:46 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: MarMema

There are some pictures and stories of the medical team not wearing their protective gear. Pretty difficult to wear that stuff in the heat and no ac.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 1:56:10 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Black Agnes

Wow.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 2:02:56 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: driftdiver

I have not seen them....got any links or time to show them?
They would be most reassuring to see.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 2:03:37 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: driftdiver
But like other carers interviewed by Reuters, she is worried the fabric of the yellow full-body suits used to protect workers on isolation wards is too flimsy to block the virus. "Improper personal protective gear is a serious issue here," she said. World Health Organization (WHO) experts strongly deny there is any problem with the protective equipment. They point to a chronic lack of experienced staff that is forcing health workers to cut corners in the arduous daily task of decontaminating wards and treating patients.

I don't know. Just interesting on that topic.

22 posted on 08/02/2014 2:08:17 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

I’ll look. In one the us doc who has it said he was swimming in sweat and the goggle were fogging up after 15 mins. He was trying to do surgery.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 2:09:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I actually just found some stuff on another thread and pinged you...it is soooo reassuring to think they were not properly covered up. To me at least.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 2:13:10 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

It takes away the fear of the unknown. It’s not found some new terrifying way of infecting people.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 2:16:01 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who do you propose quarantining ? Africa?
There’s a up to 21 day asymptomatic incubation period.....


26 posted on 08/02/2014 2:36:25 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: driftdiver

Exactly.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 2:45:39 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Creating hiysteria is what they all do best, of coarse they are hoping it takes and spreads to a pandemic so they can quel the herd


28 posted on 08/02/2014 2:57:18 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Kartographer

World War Z


29 posted on 08/02/2014 3:00:13 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Interesting take. Thanks for that link.


30 posted on 08/02/2014 3:51:49 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Kartographer

Things just went to 11 on the Spinal-Tap amplifier....

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What does that actually mean? I remember that there was a movie — perhaps 30 years ago — with “Spinal Tap” as/in the title, but that’s as far as I can go with this reference.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 3:53:43 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Kartographer

It’s a good think Obama keeps our borders open. Otherwise, some poor immigrant with Ebola might be denied the chance to tour our country for weeks, greeting thousands of Americans face to face, before finally being diagnosed and treated at our expense.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 4:18:14 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Bigg Red

I believe it is a reference to the movie, but since I never saw it I can’t say what it is about, but maybe just guessing but I never seen a setting that stops at 11, most stop at ten so I’d say it means to the max plus one.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 7:38:54 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; Bigg Red
It was a sarcastic jab at the genius of the WHO.

Spinal Tap - "These go to eleven...." 50sec

34 posted on 08/02/2014 12:21:38 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Kartographer

Okay, thanks. I guess I am just too old and uncool to be up on references to movies of any sort.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 5:35:22 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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36 posted on 08/02/2014 5:36:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Thanks, but that sound you heard was the movie reference still flying over this old lady’s head. ‘Sokay, though, as I understood the rest of the article.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 5:53:55 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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