Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Georgia, the Feds, the CDC, Emory, and Ebola

Ebola is spreading across west Africa and has now entered the State of Georgia.  Two confirmed cases of Ebola infection people are here in metro Atlanta, the patients housed a few miles from Dunwoody at Emory hospital.  But don't worry; the Government will keep you safe.  All is well.  Don't read blogs, Tea Party rants, or any other media criticizing the CDC.  Just live life, YOLO!

From the CDC web site:  The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has statutory responsibility for preventing the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases in the United States.

Don't worry about that introduction of Ebola to metro Atlanta. It's only two people, and they are Americans.  No way would our country's leaders allow sick people to flow into the United States of America.  No way.

So, who is in charge in regards to Ebola-infected people coming to Georgia?  Can, or will, the State of Georgia stop the CDC and the Feds from importing more Ebola victims?

The Georgia Department of Health (DPH) is the state agency in charge of preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective.  But don't believe that for a second.  Just as the Feds bribed subsidized sponsored funded our education department with Race to the Bottom Top grants and backdoored Common Core (Common Core is a set of standards, not curriculum.  Why our Dept of Ed doesn't modify the curriculum in GA is a mystery and ignored by our political types) they, via the CDC, fund Georgia's Department of Public Health with tens of millions of dollars.  You telling me a governor or health department official in Georgia will say 'no' to someone giving them tens of millions of dollars?  

Do know the State of Georgia has broad powers when it comes to quarantine and isolation.  It has the power to restrict people coming in to Georgia. But don't look for Georgia to interfere when the Federal Government is in charge.  Sure, our Republican leaders in Georgia will say 'hell no' to Common Core and the Feds to win an election, but when it comes to Ebola and bringing infected patients to Georgia, all is well.  What's the worst thing that can happen?

The CDC suggests Americans avoid travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, but Delta flights today from Conakry to Atlanta are all on time.  

The CDC admits that the incubation period, from exposure to when signs or symptoms appear, is as long as three weeks.   And what happens to these patients?  There is no cure for Ebola, is there?

What happens if the CDC wants to fly in to Atlanta 250 patients at a time, to treat for Ebola?  Will the State of Georgia stop it or simply ask for more money?

If offered a ride tomorrow in this ambulance are you accepting?


Head over to the official Micheal Savage site for his educated response:

The madness of Ebola is only matched by the madness of America.
Let’s start with common sense. If a member of your family has the viral illness known as the common cold, what do you normally do? Well, you try to avoid contact with that person. Certainly, you want to avoid them sneezing on you or the droplets from their cough spreading anywhere in the house.
 You both isolate and avoid an infected patient. Well, Ebola is a viral illness. Common sense would dictate you isolate and avoid contact with patients, because in this case the disease is often fatal.
And yet, the morons who are running America are bringing infected patients to America, allegedly to treat them, but we all know it is an untreatable disease. It can only be managed. The entire story of bringing these Ebola patients from West Africa to America stinks to high Heaven. There is much more involved.
But let us look at what Ebola is. Ebola is one of several viral hemorrhagic fevers. In the field of epidemiology, it is known as a non-vector-borne infectious disease. That means it is not transmitted by an insect or other vector. Other similar non-vector-borne infectious diseases you may have heard of would include:
  • Hantavirus, contracted from rodent droppings
  • Lassa fever
  • Marburg virus
Hemorrhagic diseases that are vector-borne, transmitted by mosquitoes, include dengue and yellow fever.
While each of these diseases is different, they are all hemorrhagic fevers, with some common symptoms including flushing of the face and chest; small red and purple spots; bleeding; swelling caused by edema; low-blood pressure; and shock. In some cases symptoms are more dramatic than in others.

Why are they bringing patients to Atlanta when they should be treated in Africa?
Well, I think you have to look at the money involved. But before we follow the money as to what’s involved in terms of the potential vaccine profits, let us look at the disease itself.

Ebola is one of various viral hemorrhagic fevers. There have been notable hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in history. In Cocoliztli, Mexico, in 1545, there was an outbreak that wiped out a great part of the population. There was the great yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia in which nearly 10 percent of the population of 50,000 succumbed to the disease. In Congo in 1998 to 2000, there was an outbreak of Marburg virus disease. And, of course, there is now the ongoing West Africa Ebola outbreak with record numbers already dead and spreading rapidly.
So here are some questions. All these experts on television are telling us it’s perfectly safe and we need not worry. And the lamest answer comes when you ask them how the medical doctor who they brought to Atlanta contracted Ebola in Africa. Their answer is always the same: “Oh, an accidental needle prick.”
This is nonsense. It is possible they were experimenting on the poor African villagers and the disease got out of control. Now, they are bringing in highly infectious patients into this nation that is Ebola-free. In doing so, they are violating the primary rule of contagion: isolation. They are now using this: “We must fight our fears or remain compassionate.” This story is unraveling.

We all know that for the full-blown Ebola hemorrhagic virus, there is no drug on the planet that is going to cure it. But as of now, in the monkey model there are drugs that can arrest early stages of infection. Why have they brought an infected doctor and another patient from the area of contagion to Emory University in the U.S. when these individuals could treated just as well in Africa? Perhaps they are using these two patients as guinea pigs in a trial for a new vaccine from which billions are to be made if successful.