Resources for Responding to the Ebola Outbreak

Two of the nation’s academic medical centers, Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), are on the front lines of treating patients afflicted with the Ebola virus. Many more of the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals also are prepared to play an essential role in managing, treating, and preventing the spread of this disease. As medical schools and teaching hospitals, these institutions combine the latest medical knowledge, state-of-the-art facilities, and medical research discoveries to care for their patients.

This page contains resources from medical schools and teaching hospitals about treating the Ebola virus, as well as information about AAMC efforts to help coordinate the national response.

Learn more at www.aamc.org/ebola.

Are US bio-warfare labs behind the Ebola epidemic?

There is growing speculation that the United States may be responsible for the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, specifically Liberia and Sierra Leone, which are two countries known to host US biological warfare labs.

In a recent interview with RIA Novosti, Francis Boyle, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, speculated that perhaps the virus might have been purposefully introduced as a way of testing and developing a bioweapon.

"US government agencies have a long history of carrying out allegedly defensive biological warfare research at labs in Liberia and Sierra Leone," he said. "This includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is now the point agency for managing the Ebola spill-over into the US."

He went on to say, “Why has the Obama administration dispatched troops to Liberia when they have no training to provide medical treatment to dying Africans? How did Zaire/Ebola get to West Africa from about 3,500km away from where it was first identified in 1976?”

President Obama has ordered up to 4,000 US military personnel to West Africa, to build clinics and assist in testing patients suspected of contracting the deadly virus that kills up to 90 percent of its victims in that part of the world.

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Shepard Smith: ‘Do Not Listen To The Hysterical Voices’ In The Media About Ebola

"Someday there may be a real panic," said Shepard Smith. "Someday, something may start spreading that they can’t control. And then, do you know what we’re gonna have to do? We’re gonna have to relax and listen to leaders. We’re not gonna panic when we’re supposed to and we’re certainly not gonna panic now. We have to stop it." Watch his full speech on Ebola here. 

5 Ways You Definitely Won’t Get Ebola

Ebola has infected an estimated 7,470 people and claimed the lives of 3,431, mostly in West Africa. These numbers, as well as the death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, are a fearsome testament to how rapidly the virus can decimate a community. So find out in detail the five ways you won’t contract the virus. 

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO WHEN PREPARING FOR ANY EMERGENCY (EBOLA)
#1) Boost your immune system function with medicinal herbs and nutrients

All patients who have survived Ebola so far can credit their immune systems for saving their lives.

Anyone who is not actively taking steps right now to significantly boost their immune function with anti-viral herbs, natural medicines, superfoods and nutritional supplements is putting their own life at risk.

I’ve listed the full details of exactly which immune-boosting items to acquire and use in Episode Six of the Pandemic Preparedness course.

Episode Seven also teaches you how to stop suppressing your immune system with toxic chemicals and medications. Listen to these two episodes now if you want to live through a pandemic outbreak.

Or, if you prefer to die, just follow the CDC’s official advice to “wash your hands” and wait around for an experimental vaccine while doing nothing to help yourself in the interim.

#2) Significantly enhance your local food supplies in anticipation of quarantines and food disruptions

One of the first things that happens in a medical quarantine is that food quickly becomes scarce. There are three reasons for this:

1) The quarantine restricts movement of transport traffic into and out of the quarantine zone.

2) Drivers of transport vehicles refuse to make deliveries into the quarantine zone.

3) Citizens stuck inside the quarantine zone begin to stockpile all supplies in anticipation of supply shortages.

Currently, millions of citizens in Sierra Leone are suffering under a hellish quarantine which has resulted in a near-total economic collapse of the region.

If you don’t believe me, see this Washington Post article entitled Ebola-stricken Liberia is descending into economic hell.

#3) Anticipate disruptions in everything: banking, emergency services, water, power and more

When any region is subjected to a medical quarantine, it means citizens in that region can’t go to work. Those workers run the banks, police departments, water treatment facilities, power plants and so on.

When those workers stay home under a quarantine order, all those businesses and facilities they used to run suddenly cease to function. That’s when the local ATMs stop working and basic infrastructure services (such as municipal water) are at risk of disruptions or shutdowns.

How will you survive if you have no food deliveries to the grocery store? No 911 emergency services? No electricity? No tap water? No hospital emergency rooms?

#4) Acquire basic medical protection and isolation gear, including plastic sheeting

If Ebola spreads throughout North America, hospitals will be quickly overrun with patients. Most people seeking medical care will be sent home to die. Presently, 82% of infected patients in Africa are being turned away from hospitals and told to go home.

Do you have basic medical supplies at home to take care of yourself or an infected family member? Do you have isolation supplies to isolate one infected family member from other members of your family?

I cover this in extensive detail in Episode 12 (not yet published but coming soon) at www.BioDefense.com

Expect many important supplies to be completely wiped out in the coming days and weeks. For example, at the time of this writing, you can purchase a pack of 25 Tyvek body suits with hoods at Amazon.com for just $134. That’s a little over $5 a suit.

By the time you read this, however, all those suits will probably be sold out. You can click here to check if I’m right. In a pandemic outbreak in North America, these suits will likely be auctioned on eBay for $100 each (or more).

Those who prepare in advance can save a small fortune on the items everyone will suddenly want all at the same time. If you don’t already have full-body isolation suits stocked and ready, you’re already behind the preparedness curve.

Remember: BEFORE the outbreak, each of these suits could be purchased for less than a Starbucks coffee. But AFTER the outbreak spreads, you probably won’t be able to find them at any price.

#5) Have a bug-out plan ready to go, and have the fuel and gear to follow your plan

If Ebola begins to spread in your local city, do you have a plan to evacuate before the quarantine occurs?

Medical quarantines should truthfully be called “death zones” because once they’re put in place, no one is allowed to leave until they’re either immune or dead… or until the viral transmission has completely halted (which usually only happens after everyone is either immune or dead).

The smart play is to get out of the high-density population centers and relocate to a rural area long before a quarantine order comes into play.

Quarantine orders happen without warning. That’s on purpose because the government doesn’t want people fleeing an “upcoming” quarantine area, thereby causing the virus to spread even farther. So by definition, all quarantines happen instantly, without warning. This simply means if you haven’t bugged out beforehand, you will likely not be able to bug out at all.

#5) Get some extra cash in anticipation of financial and electronic commerce disruptions

If a medical quarantine is announced in your local area, it won’t take long for local banks and cash machines to be out of order.

How will you acquire the cash to purchase all the supplies you’ll desperately need in a quarantine? Food prices will instantly skyrocket, and anti-viral herbs and natural medicines will be almost priceless (if you can find them at all).

Cash will still be acceptable for commerce in nearly all areas, so having cash is your ticket to being able to acquire the items you need, many of which will be sold only at inflated, black market prices.

If a large percentage of the population decides they all need some cash all at once, expect bank holidays and closures to commence soon thereafter. Our banking system is so fragile that it can’t handle a large number of depositors making cash withdrawals at the same time.

#6) Set aside a large, reliable, self-contained water source

Where will you get water if the local water treatment facility stops functioning? Most people have no idea.

You will need a large supply of backup water stored on site. The easiest solution is to buy a bathtub water bob and fill it to the max. This will give you 100 gallons or so — a good start that might last you a few days.

As I was writing this article, I just checked the availability of Water Bobs on Amazon.com, and not surprisingly, they’re already sold out.

This is exactly what I’ve been warning people about. The nature of all the supply lines for food, medicine and preparedness products is that everything will be almost instantly sold out the moment the masses figure out what’s really happening.

For many items, it may already be too late.

Here’s an actual quote from a Facebook user — a person who reflects the kind of delusional denial that has been rampant across American society on many topics: “Just because the CDC said that Ebola infections could reach 1.4 million by the end of January, don’t worry - you will be fine. Ebola will always be somewhere else - not here.”

Such statements are, of course, delusional. And when it comes to a viral pandemic like Ebola, delusional means dead.

#7) Have a plan for household safety and defense against looters

If you wake up one morning and find yourself locked down in a medical quarantine zone, how exactly are you planning to protect your household from looters who are desperate for food, water and other supplies? Do you seriously think the government is going to have the manpower to guard your home and ensure your safety? Not a chance. Not even if they want to.

Sure, all your neighbors are likely to be very police and civil for the first 72 hours or so. But once the food starts to run out, the thin veneer of politeness quickly vanishes. When facing extreme hunger, there’s almost nothing people won’t do in order to survive, including looting your home and, if necessary, killing people in the process.

If you don’t already have a plan to defend your own home against looters and intruders, now might be a really great time to put a plan in place, before things get any crazier. A pandemic outbreak will no doubt cause another run on guns and ammo just like happened after the December 2012 Sandy Hook shootings. (I still can’t find 22LR!)

#8) Consider permanently moving away from high-density population centers

Bizarre viral pandemics and superbugs are sweeping across our planet right now. Human activity has caused wild imbalances in the natural ecosystems, and we should all expect to see wave after wave of pandemic diseases for decades to come.

In any pandemic, cities quickly become death traps due to the high population density found there. Rural areas are inherently safer from infectious disease precisely because they have far lower population densities (and therefore fewer opportunities for disease to spread among humans).

If you still live in the city but you’ve always considered getting out into the country, right now might be a great time to take a fresh look at those plans and start taking action. You still have time to make the move. Even “successful” viral pandemics require many months to spread across large populations. Ebola may take 1-2 years to really start spreading in U.S. cities… or it may never spread in America at all if they can keep it contained. (Let’s hope it never spreads, but let’s also be prepared in case it does…)

Sooner or later, a viral pandemic that cannot be controlled will sweep through the world population. When that day comes — and it may have just started on Sep. 30, 2014 with “patient zero” in Dallas — you would be wise to be living far away from population centers.

#9) Plan to have no medical assistance from hospitals or doctors

During a pandemic outbreak, you can expect to have no medical help whatsoever from hospitals or doctors. Many doctors and hospital staff will rapidly become infected, and many will die. Others will be far too preoccupied with other patients to take on any more.

Expect all hospital beds to be quickly filled, after which patients will be directed to go home and deal with the infections themselves. (This has already happened in Liberia and Sierra Leone.)

Dialing 911 will be useless, and emergency transportation vehicles such as ambulances will of course be thoroughly contaminated with the Ebola virus.

This might be a good idea to bone up on your self-reliance skills as taught in an online summit beginning today.

#10) Understand that medications, junk food and toxic chemicals make you more vulnerable to infections

Here’s something the mainstream media almost never talks about: medications deplete your body of immune-boosting nutrients, making you even more susceptible to viral infections.

I have written extensively about this exact point in an article entitled Over-medicated, immunosuppressed Americans likely to suffer high fatality rate if Ebola sweeps across USA — published on September 22, 2014.

In that article, I explain how the mass medication of Americans has made the USA uniquely vulnerable to an Ebola wipeout. It is my opinion that those Americans who wish to survive Ebola need to work with qualified naturopathic physicians to get off their meds as quickly as possible and transition to a health-enhancing lifestyle that boosts immune function and bolsters your defenses against infections.

Remember: Every single person who has so far survived Ebola has been saved by their own immune system. Your immune system can also save your life, too — but only if you support it and stop suppressing it.

Episode Seven of my free online Pandemic Preparedness course discusses this in great detail, outlining all the areas of your day-to-day life where you might be harming your own immune system.

Silly advice from the CDC: Wash your hands and wait for a vaccine

When it comes to protecting yourself from a pandemic, don’t expect any useful advice from official sources. So far, the advice from the CDC boils down to “wash your hands” and “wait for a vaccine.”

Such advice is near-useless, and the CDC’s outright refusal to even discuss the importance of immune-boosting supplements and natural cures is downright negligent. Right now, Americans need to be taking immediate steps to enhance their immune function and boost their nutritional intake. This is how we can save lives during a pandemic.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047078_Ebola_outbreak_preparedness_personal_protection.html#ixzz3Evp9QpnX

Stop telling people not to freak out over Ebola

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Ebola may never plague the United States like it has west Africa. It’s certainly possible (even likely) that it will not spread beyond the couple of healthcare workers who got it from Thomas Duncan and the United States will be rid of the horrible disease in a matter of weeks. However, it’s also possible that things won’t turn out quite so well.

I’m not sure if it started with Shepard Smith or the White House or someone else, but there’s this very peculiar angry response from arrogant know-it-alls declaring unequivocally that Americans are idiots for even being slightly worried about Ebola. It must stop. It’s condescending, short-sighted and possibly misguided. Here are a few reasons why:

1) Nobody is actually freaking out

For the past few days we’ve heard rogue commentators and others who love the sound of their own voice say things like “stop freaking out abut Ebola” or “stop panicking” or “calm down”, etc. The “you idiot” being implied, of course. But have you noticed? No one is freaking out. It’s a straw-man argument. This is what freaking out looks like:



Yeah, nobody needs to act like that.  But then again, nobody is (at least not in this country). 

Watching a news story or reading a Facebook post about Ebola or even debating reasonable solutions like temporary travel bans to heavily infected areas does not a “freak out” make. Let’s talk when there’s a run on banks and riots in the streets.

2) Ebola is it’s own disease

Stop trying to compare Ebola to the flu (or other transmittable diseases). To do so is like comparing apples and oranges. I’ve heard it and seen it several times lately: “The flu killed 36,000 Americans last year but there’s only been one Ebola fatality in America ever. Stop freaking out.” This is both true and very misleading. Yes, while the flu did kill 36,000 Americans last year, its mortality rate is about one tenth of one percent (0.1%).

Ebola’s mortality rate? About 70%.  You read that right.  7 out of 10 people who contract ebola die.  If you catch ebola, you’ve statistically got only a 30% survival rate.  Will our medical system in the US give us better odds than that?  Probably, but that hasn’t been put to the test yet.

Furthermore, Ebola doesn’t discriminate against and prey on the elderly like the flu and other communicable diseases. It can kill anyone — Even those in the prime of their lives. In Ebola, we have a disease with more than 50 different mutations, can live on surfaces for weeks, literally anyone one can catch, has a 70% death rate and has never, prior to the last couple of weeks, been in the United States. Sorry if this angers anyone, but that is a legitimate news story. And people talk about legitimate news stories. Would you rather talk about the NFL’s image problem?

3) We don’t know how contagious it is because many of the people who have tried to trace how it is transmitted, are now dead from it.

At every press conference, the CDC tries to reassure us (with a confidence akin to “if you like your healthcare, you can keep it”) that the disease isn’t, and will not become, airborne. But here’s the secret: They don’t really know. But then again, It is no longer the job of the CDC to stop the spread of disease. It is now nothing more than another political arm of the federal government. I know, this is the part where people roll their eyes and dismiss all previous valid arguments as conspiracy theories. But it’s not like this wouldn’t have precedent (See V.A.DOJ, IRS, NSA, etc.) The CDC’s job is to repeat the narrative of the administration, not stop disease. I know, I know. That’s crazy talk.

4) Those whom we’ve trusted to protect us have failed us miserably.

Here are a few things that have happened so far (it is, in no way, exhaustive):

  • The CDC sent out an alert to all U.S. hospitals informing them of exactly how to respond to Ebola two years ago after Thomas Duncan was sent home from the hospital.
  • The CDC insists that Ebola can’t be transmitted through casual contact, but proceeds to frantically search for everyone Thomas Duncan may have had contact with prior to his diagnosis.
  • The CDC says you can’t get it from riding next to someone on a bus, but that you might be able to give it to someone next to you on bus.
  • The NIH and the CDC blamed their unpreparedness on non-existent budget cuts after both agencies wasted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on frivolous projects like the study of drunk monkeys.
  • After one of Thomas Duncan’s nurses (who claimed she followed CDC protocol) contracted the disease, the CDC, with no evidence whatsoever, blamed the nurse for contracting the disease.
  • The CDC said that you can’t get it from someone who isn’t showing symptoms, yet when another of Duncan’s nurses began showing symptoms (a fever), she was given the green light by the CDC to travel on an airplane.
  • The CDC director accidentally admitted that a strategic temporary travel ban would “effectively quarantine” those with Ebola (presumably helping stop its spread), but that we shouldn’t do it because it might lead to ”prejudice and stigma” of the people in the infected regions of Africa. Translation: “A travel ban would help minimize the spread of the disease to the United States but we shouldn’t do it because it might hurt someone’s feelings.”
  • The CDC states, without any hesitation, that the virus isn’t airborne, will not become airborne and that there is therefore nothing to worry about. But there are other reputable scientists who disagree.

5) There’s a reason that the phrase “healthy respect” exists.

Having a healthy respect for something doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re freaking out about it. It simply means that, based on the risk of something, you are taking extra caution. I guess that, to those with an agenda, this seems completely insane. But having a genuine concern (i.e. healthy respect) for a disease will likely aid in it not spreading. Who is more likely to get Ebola: Someone who is told “Be careful. It’s very contagious. Take all proper precautions.” or someone who is told “Eh, you can’t get it through casual contact. Fuggedaboutit.”?

Again, I’m not suggesting that Ebola will definitely become a pandemic in America. We have reason to believe now that it probably won’t. But we should be concerned about it. If you’re one of those who are guilty of the arrogant condescension described in this article, I implore you to stop. You’re not doing anyone any favors.

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