Tuesday, September 16, 2014

US ARMY Says EBOLA = FLU in Airborne Stability, Needs Winter Weather To Go Airborne



According to the Center for Aerobiological Sciences, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland:

(1) Ebola has an aerosol stability that is comparable to Influenza-A

(2) Much like Flu, Airborne Ebola transmissions need Winter type conditions to maximize Aerosol infection

"Filoviruses, which are classified as Category A Bioterrorism Agents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA), have stability in aerosol form comparable to other lipid containing viruses such as influenza A virus, a low infectious dose by the aerosol route (less than 10 PFU) in NHPs, and case fatality rates as high as ~90% ."
"The mode of acquisition of viral infection in index cases is usually unknown. Secondary transmission of filovirus infection is typically thought to occur by direct contact with infected persons or infected blood or tissues. There is no strong evidence of secondary transmission by the aerosol route in African filovirus outbreaks. However, aerosol transmission is thought to be possible and may occur in conditions of lower temperature and humidity which may not have been factors in outbreaks in warmer climates [13]. At the very least, the potential exists for aerosol transmission, given that virus is detected in bodily secretions, the pulmonary alveolar interstitial cells, and within lung spaces"

Analysis: 

Its clear that when Ebola is in the air it is at least as hardy as Influenza. Its also clear that coughing and sneezing is what makes Influenza airborne; the same should be expected of Ebola.

Moreover, just as sun, heat, and humidity along the Earths' Equatorial regions serve to 'burn' Influenza out of the air, the same should be expected of Ebola. The difference with Ebola is that physical contact with even the tiniest amounts of infected bodily fluid can cause infection, hence unlike flu it also readily spreads in equatorial regions. When Ebola spreads to the regions of the Earth which experience Fall and Winter Flu seasons, airborne Ebola infectious routes are to be expected in conjunction with direct contact infection.

Ebola has the capability to infect pretty much every cell in the entire human respiratory tract. Similarly, our skin offers little resistance to even the smallest amounts of Ebola. How much airborne transmission will occur will be a function of how well Ebola induces coughing and sneezing in its victims in cold weather climates. Coughing and nasal bleeding are both reported symptoms in Africa, so the worst should be expected. In that regard, co-infections with Flu, Cold, or even seasonal Allergies will readily transform Ebola victims into  biowarefare factories.

Unlike Flu, a person need not inhale airborne Ebola to be infected via airborne transmission. Merely walking through an airspace (or touching the objects therein) where an Ebola victim has coughed or sneezed is potentially enough for a cold weather infection to occur. As such, all indicators are that Ebola's potential rate of infectious spread in cold weather climates is EXPLOSIVELY  greater than what is occurring in Equatorial Africa


In that regard, the government's Filovirus Animal Nonclinical Group [FANG] is standardizing on a Airborne Ebola Infectious "challenge" of 1000 PFU that all proposed medical countermeasures must defeat in order to gain acceptance.

Mutation:

Given that the experts are keenly aware that most mutations lead to viral dead ends and given the ARMY's public research documents make such a clear case that the Ebola airborne risk is here and now, the question remains: why are the experts pushing a "future mutation"fear on the public?


The primary benefits of the media mutation gambit are:

1) When the public becomes aware Ebola is airborne, the public will default to blaming a mutation rather blaming the experts for having prior knowledge of Ebola's transmissability

2) A scary future fear makes for great immediate fund raising from a public seeking to avoid it.

3) The expert clique comes down hard on experts that do anything which is perceived to immediately raise public fear, an accurate warning to the public can immediately negatively affect a forthright expert's budget and prestige

4) Public knowledge of imminent Public Health threats negatively affects supply chains and the logistics planned responses


The next time some expert pushes the Ebola mutation risk ask them to specify exactly what mutations would be required to do as they claim. When they refuse, ask why experts spelled out the mutation steps of Avian Influenza and why they won't for Ebola. The answer is: Ebola can already infect pretty much every cell in the human respiratory system. 

Sources:

http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/4/10/2115/pdf

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0041918

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1997182/

http://vet.sagepub.com/content/50/3/514.full

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4113787/

Ebola Bodily Fluids Readily Weaponizable Using An Ultrasonic Humidifier


Ebola Emergency ZMAPP Production Rates & Costs


CDC's "Lesser Of Evils" Double Standard On Health Care Worker Protection Indicates They Expect a Large Ebola Outbreak In USA


CDC Warns Hospitals On EBOLA "CONTAMINATED AIR" and Directs use of "Airborne Infection Isolation Room"s


Inhalation Ebola: Governments Ready For World War Ebola


CDC Sees AIRBORNE EBOLA Transmission, Issues Guidance For Aircraft Flight Crews, Cleaning & Cargo Crews


 CDC is already evacuating DOUBLE the number of expected Ebola infected personnel at a rate of 7 doctors per month






Friday, September 12, 2014

Sierra Leone Set to Spread Ebola To Everyone, Door to Door Nationwide Next Weekend

The road to Ebola Hell is paved with good intentions:
"The Government of Sierra Leone has announced plans to conduct a three-day door-to-door
nationwide public awareness campaign
from Friday September 19 to Sunday September 21. The
goal of this “House to House Ebola Talk” is to educate people about EVD and identify cases. As
such, all individuals in Sierra Leone are being asked to remain in their residence during this three
day period so they may be reached by the volunteer teams
."

Unless these door to door "volunteers" are wearing Space Suits and then burning them after each household visit, this door to door visit plan by Sierra Leone sounds more like a way to ensure that their entire population is exposed to Ebola. 

The only way Sierra Leone's plan makes any real sense is if they believe the majority of the country has already been exposed to Ebola and will become ill soon. As such, they would need to keep the population off the streets as a logistical precursor to stage some sort of large scale mobilization / quarantine. Or, maybe its just that the road to Ebola hell is paved with good intentions. 

Edited to add:
And since it looks like it is going to be aided by 165 Cuban health care workers, there's a reasonable chance that this will be a route for Ebola into the Caribbean & South America.

Sources:

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Freedown (Sierra Leone), Nationwide Ebola Virus Disease Information Campaign

Statement by Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, at a press conference in the World Health Organization. Geneva, September 12, 2014

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Monday, September 8, 2014

USAID DART: Alaska SmokeJumpers Deploying to Liberia Ebola Crisis

Based on today's SmokeJumper status report a Bureau of Land Management SmokeJumper unit is taking part in a DART USAID Ebola response in Liberia (see image below)


The CONOPS of the response is not explained, but one might assume that aircraft J-17 fits a flight need in remote Liberia, or even that SmokeJumper medics may vertically insert into remote parts of Liberia. One thing seems sure though, the deployment increases the return risk of Ebola to Alaska.

Aircraft J-17



Sources:


http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:x2ftyCjQ1YsJ:www.nifc.gov/smokejumper/reports/smjrpt.php+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

CDC: Three Scientists Per Month Expected To Catch Ebola As A result of US Surge Into Africa

Update: As of early September the CDC is already evacuating DOUBLE the number of expected Ebola infected personnel at a rate of 7 doctors per month.

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The US State Department has issued a 6 month $4.9 million dollar contract to  Phoenix Air Group for use of the only two Aeromedical Biological Containment System [ABCS] aircraft available in the World. The aircraft are needed to support a surge of US government personnel into Ebola torn regions of Africa. The contract justification states that CDC is expecting to internationally evacuate up to three EVD cases per month

The following rationale was given supporting the rush sole source contract.

  1. Professional medical personnel were refusing to deploy to AFRICA without an evacuation plan
  2. Mexico, Japan, Canada, UK, UAE, WHO, and the UN were attempting to contract for these aircraft. The Obama Administration had previously dropped funding for these aircraft
  3. CDC regulations for transport of ASYMPTOMATIC Ebola exposed personnel are so onerous that only the ABCS aircraft can support evacuation of exposed personnel

Other illuminating information from the contact include:

  • Europe has denied overflight for Ebola MEDEVAC flights 
  • The Azores denied civilian airport access for Ebola MEDEVAC Aircraft refueling
  • All Ebola flights must land a military airfields "for security reasons"
  • The US Military has a "transport pod" but it does not allow access to patients and Government regulations prevent its use on commercial aircraft


ANALYSIS:


The purpose of the State Department's contract is to give a false sense of security to CDC personnel who wouldn't otherwise deploy to Africa. Nothing in the contract addresses Aircraft support services such as manufacturer response to Aircraft stuck On the Ground [AOG] in Africa. Aircraft don't fly long without support, and Bio-level 4 aircraft maintenance is non existent.

Moreover, the contract stated repatriation rate of 3 Ebola infected or exposed US personnel per month assumes an insanely small amount of interaction between the pool of people at risk. Alternatively, it means only the creme-de-la-creme of USA response personnel will be evacuated and the rest will have to remain in Africa.

Sources:

Emergency Aeromedical Evacuation Services Solicitation Number: SAQMMA14C0155

Sole Source Justification





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Best High Throughput "No Touch" Ebola Fever Thermometer


The latest and greatest "no touch" fever thermometer with the potential highest victim through-put rate is the the VisioFocus made by Tecnimed in Italy. The thermometer directly displays a person's temperature on their forehead as the temperature is being taken.

The beauty of this display feature is that medical personnel do not have to touch or take their eyes off the person being measured. This lack of handling and fumbling with the thermometer means that any group of people being scanned can be more rapidly moved through the queue.

The draw backs to these types of no touch thermometers is that they measure skin temperature and an offset is automatically applied to determine core body temperature (oral, anal, or axial). Environmental conditions can alter heat transfer rates off of the skin, thereby making measurements less accurate.

The thermometer is also able to measure the temperature of household objects, such as baby milk bottles. This capability also allows the device to be rapidly calibrated if the thermometer has undergone a rapid temperature swing, such as from a cold winter day to a warm inside room. The unit displays in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Another obvious drawback to the unit is that one can not take one's own temperature without the aide of a mirror to make sure the thermometer is at the right focal distance away from the forehead or eyelid.

For greater insight watch the video.


Monday, August 25, 2014

ALERT! The CDC is NOT Requiring Cremation Or A Chain of Custody For Ebola Infected Bodies

In a surprising turn of events favoring aspiring biological terrorists the CDC is allowing Ebola infected bodies to be buried in hermetically sealed caskets. Use of cremation is optional.


Disposition of Remains:
  • "Remains should be cremated or buried promptly in a hermetically sealed casket. 
  • Once the bagged body is placed in the sealed casket, no additional cleaning is needed unless leakage has occurred. 
  • No PPE is needed when handling the cremated remains or the hermetically sealed closed casket."

The concerning thing about CDC's decision is that a readily field improvised bio-weapon will only be a few feet of dirt away from an aspiring terrorist. Moreover, since the CDC is also not requiring a clear chain of supervised security for the infected dead body, a slightly more enterprising terrorist could readily intercept the Ebola infected bodily fluids even prior to burial.


Edited to add Analysis:

The only way this set of handling requirements for Ebola infected bodies makes sense is if
the CDC expects such a high body count the protecting access to them is pointless

Sources:

The 1st Sign Your City Was Attacked By An Ebola Bioweapon


Ebola Bodily Fluids Readily Weaponizable Using An Ultrasonic Humidifier



Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August 17th Photo Of Suspected Irish Ebola Victim Dessie Quinn

This appears to be a photo of Dessie Quinn the suspected Irish Ebola Fatality. The photo was taken Aug 17th. He certainty doesn't look like a guy who is going to die four days later from Ebola.


Compare the photo against this one published by the Irish Mirror