Skip to comments.Outbreak, by Richard Preston
Posted on 08/02/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by Raebie
Can't post here but for those interested, Preston's take on the outbreak. Not comforting.
The film “Contagion” might be a glimpse of our future.
I simply do not understand the reasoning of bringing the one patient here to the states. It’s incredible the stupidity in this thought process.
Wow that is worse then I though, scary read.
Check your premise.
You are assuming the goal isn’t the utter destruction of western civilization.
Remove that premise and everything obama and his ilk have done abruptly snaps into perfect alignment and focus.
Misplaced pride in the saying: “Leaving no one behind.”
According to Preston, the virus is transmitted through contact with bodily fluids yet even workers wearing hazmat suits have contracted it.
I know. We are not being told the truth here.
Probably aersolized blood/body fluids that were inhaled
Just a guess......
Yeah, yeah, that really does not jibe with what we’re being told.
This is the money line “[The doctors and nurses] had been working in biological-hazard suits, yet they got sick anyway.”
What is up with that?
And if his other details are true, that bodies are being left in the street, etc. Well, I just don’t see how it will be stopped. I doubt they even have enough bio-hazard suits to supply people.
But I’d think we could rush a bunch of them over, that would be one thing that could be done.
So they’re leaving the stiffs lay in the streets to rot in the heat and get eaten by animals. I can’t imagine why it’s so out of control.
You may not understand responsible people bringing Ebola patients to the USA, but it makes more sense when you think it through. Barack Hussein Obama is bringing a deadly disease to the USA. That should be no surprise.
It certainly emphasizes the difficulty of isolating the patient. The smallest contact with even an incredibly small amount of virus containing fluid and you’re finished.
We’ll know something is up when he next plays golf wearing a hazmat suit and an oxygen tank.
And then eating the animals. Like bats. ummmmmmm gooooood.
Pick up and read Preston’s book “Hot Zone”... Great read and very scary. We are not being told the truth!
A long read but a very informative book on viruses, how they work, where they started and what we have in store for us.
“Well know something is up when he next plays golf wearing a hazmat suit and an oxygen tank.”
You’ll know something’s up when he is a no show for the glad-handing, elbow-rubbing and worship by the masses of fools in this country. When we only see and hear this POS broadcasting from his bunker studio you’ll also know your about to be sacrificed for the greater good of mankind.
CAN’T GET ONTO LINK.
I do like the image of him broadcasting from his bunker! I’m sure he’s a total physical coward.
“Check your premise......You are assuming the goal isnt the utter destruction of western civilization......Remove that premise and everything obama and his ilk have done abruptly snaps into perfect alignment and focus.’....
I have a friend I keep telling “You forget who he is” everytime they start complaining about how stupid this is, or how stupid that was concerning this traitor...I never forget, it’s all very calculated....
That’s my take too - it looks like Obama is throwing the game. In that light his moves make sense...
This American doctor is the camel’s nose under the tent. Next our hospitals will be filled with all kinds of diseased third worlders. They’ll bring them all in to be treated.
Thanks for the link. Medical personnel who knowingly put their lives on the line and go into horrific conditions to treat people with this virus are heroes to me. God bless them.
neither can I
I read the reviews of this on Amazon and one reviewer says the author blames Republicans too much and then offers a list of less biased alternative books.
They’re bringing both over. One wasn’t enough. I hate to see these two Americans suffer at all, but don’t bring them here!
OMG, I read the article. Jeff’s Liberian mil was in the hospital here in Atlanta, with malaria 10 days ago.
I read that it looks like malaria at first. If I’d have known that I’d have freaked out! I guess it’s ok, she’s released and no one has died yet.
I don't really remember a lot of politics in the book. It was written by a Berkley doctor. It is still very informative about virus research. I'm sure the republicans will get blamed for an asteroid hitting the earth.
They are bringing back two patients , one at a time , using the same aircraft, which is already on a return flight.
#1) First rule of any contagious disease: ISOLATE , this violates this rule . Why ?
#2) Expierienced medical personell, using modern techniques and HAZMAT suits, are still contracting the disease in Africa.
#3) Medical treatment requires hydrating the patient with saline solutions (of which there is already a severe shortage), and use of coagulants and anti-coagulants.
#3a) Given the shortage of saline supplies, this puts the risk of further contaigian potentially more dangerous to the general population . Resupply avialable next year.
#4) Who made the decision to transport the two patients to the U.S. mainland ? Someone, or an organization, needs to be held accountable in case of disaster ! #5) There is currently no known treatment, or vaccine for this uncharacteristic variety of Ebola. Five other varieties have been identified
What I’d like to know is what defenses do we have...can’t help but think those in big cities are most vulnerable if this thing gets lose.
Was just looking at a history of the black plague on Wikipedia and it appears as though it bypassed Poland, of all places.
A Freep article on 4/16/14 discusses coughing and the size of dropplets remaining suspended in the air :
"In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think"
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Concur. In any evaporation process a small amount of the base fluid will be carried over. The virus will exist within that small amount of fluid. If the description of conditions is accurate, the air in that place has plenty of virus in it. The “protective clothing” I have seen in news photos would be completely ineffective in that environment.
My friend who has connections in the LEA, syas that National Guard are being given protection now from this and that we will definitely have Martial Law when this gets going.
I notice that you used the term ".. when .."
YUP...WHETHER it actually hits or NOT.
We are trusting the general health ,safety , and welfare of our Nation on the CDC
This is the same orgnaization that misplaced anthrax
This is the same organization that misplaced smallpox
This is the same organization that mishandled Swine Flu
Kinda makes you wonder ...... "when ".
What I want to know is who is accountable for violation of the "FIRST PROTOCAL " : " ISOLATION "
this will be the “reason” for marital law..the “threat” or lies about Ebola in the US.
'This is going to be most open and transparent adminstration ever '
Even Bawney Fwank is upset at the ongoing dishonesty.
I just read it with the news in the background. Scared the heck out of me. Too real.
I have heard that Ebola is a prime candidate for "weaponization" - perhaps they feel they need a fresh sample for "research"
Yes, and how many decades have we been sending people over there to teach them how to dig a simple water well.
"Free Republic is here to continue fighting for independence and freedom and against the unconstitutional encroachment of ever expanding socialist government...
We believe in the founding principles with all our hearts and mean to defend them to our dying breath..."
For those not as familiar with Ebola and potentials...this is a definite read as it is based on a true story.
The Hot Zone free .pdf download:
Vial Of Deadly Virus Missing From Texas Biolab
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Galveston National Laboratory lost one of five vials containing a deadly Venezuelan virus, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch, which owns the $174 million facility designed with the strictest security measures to hold the deadliest viruses in the country.
Like Ebola, the missing Guanarito virus causes hemorrhagic fever, an illness named for bleeding under the skin, in internal organs or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
I suspect that they may not ever be able to account for it if it was that kind of human error, Schaffner said.