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People Magazine has a glaring omission about Thomas Eric Duncan

Thomas Duncan, the First Ebola Victim in the U.S., Remembered as Caring, Compassionate Man

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)


People: Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and subsequent death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.
Family and friends gathered at a small Southern Baptist church with a primarily Liberian flock near where Duncan’s mother and other family members live.
Duncan’s neighbors in Liberia believe he was infected by helping a pregnant woman who later died from Ebola. It was unclear if he knew about her diagnosis before traveling to the United States. Duncan denied helping his Ebola-sickened neighbor, but it would be consistent with the caring nature he always showed, said his nephew Josephus Weeks of nearby Kannapolis.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that what’s described in the news is something that Eric would do,” said Weeks, who like Duncan is 42 and grew up in the same households as his uncle. “Eric would have been out there and helped that woman. And he would have done everything that he needed to do for that woman to make sure she was fine.”
Retired United Methodist bishop Arthur Kulah said Duncan attended a high school the cleric helped establish in neighboring Ivory Coast for refugees from the Liberian civil war that raged through the 1990s. To generate much-needed income, Duncan jury-rigged a telephone connection allowing fellow refugees to contact family abroad for help, Kulah said.
“People would go there without any money and appeal to him, and he was willing to give them time to talk to their people. There were some people who paid and some people who didn’t pay,” Kulah said. “He was such a compassionate young man, respectful young man.”

About 40 friends and family members – many women wearing colorful headscarves – collected inside the 100-seat church and listened as speakers remembered Duncan accompanied by an electric piano and bongos. His weeping mother sat in the front row. Weeks’ 3-year-old son dabbed at the elderly woman’s teary eyes with a tissue.
Duncan left Ivory Coast and learned auto mechanics and welding at a United Nations school for refugees in Ghana, relatives said. He came to the United States hoping to work multiple jobs, save money and build a future, said his relative, Harry Korkoya of Woodbridge, Virginia.
Duncan is also survived by four children, none of whom could attend the memorial service, Weeks said. The four people living in the Dallas apartment where Duncan stayed after arriving in the United States are due to leave quarantine next week after the end of a 21-day incubation period for the disease.
Weeks remembered the Duncan he last saw 22 years ago as an athletic youth who was their neighborhood’s best at soccer played with a tennis ball, the only kind available. He drove motorcycles so fast it scared Weeks, and named their pet dog Superstar to reflect the pride he had in the animal. Duncan commonly gave away money, then asked Weeks for a loan, he said.
He cared for everybody, it doesn’t matter who you were. If he was driving he saw you over there, he wouldn’t splash you with dirty water. He’d pull over and let you in his car,” Weeks said.

The glaring omission from the People article: “Thomas Eric Duncan answered “no” to questions about whether he had cared for a patient with the deadly virus. Duncan also answered no to a question about whether he had touched the body of someone who died in an area affected by the disease.”

How respectful…

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Obama to import Ebola-infected foreigners into America

President Ebola
Thomas Eric Duncan, an Ebola-infested Liberian whom U.S. Customs allowed into the U.S., had managed to transmit the virus to two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas before he died from the terrible hemorrhagic fever. Now Obama means to import in more Thomas Eric Duncans into the United States.
As President Ebola continues to refuse closing America’s borders to travelers from West Africa — the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic — Judicial Watch, the non-partisan D.C.-based citizens watchdog group, reports on Oct. 17, 2014 that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment.  Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients here for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.
Crazier still, Obama’s plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that currently ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.
Judicial Watch’s source says the Obama administration is keeping from Congress this illegal plan that endangers the public health and welfare of Americans.
Well, all you Congress critters in the House and Senate, now you know! So what are you gonna do about this travesty?
Meanwhile, to add to the cheery news [sarc], scientist Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease warns that the Ebola virus may have already mutated into an even more virulent and contagious variant than previous strains.
Jahrling has dedicated his life to studying some of the most dangerous viruses on the planet. In 1989, he helped discover Reston, a new Ebola strain, in his Virginia lab.
Julia Belluz reports for Vox, Oct. 13, 2014, that Jahrling’s team discovered from tests on Ebola patients in Liberia that the virus appears to carry a much higher “viral load.” In other words, Ebola victims today have more of the virus in their blood — and that could make them more contagious.
Jahrling describes the current Ebola virus as burning “hotter and quicker,” which means it’s more contagious and easily spread. As he puts it, “If true, that’s a very different bug.”
On the Ebola virus being air-borne, Jahrling says, “You can argue that any time the virus replicates it’s going to mutate. So there is a potential for the thing to acquire an aerogenic property but that would have to be a dramatic change.”
There are five strains of Ebola, four of which have caused the disease in humans: Zaire, Sudan, Taï Forest, and Bundibugyo. The fifth, Reston, has infected nonhuman primates only. Though scientists haven’t been able to confirm this, the animal host of Ebola is widely believed to be the fruit bat, and the virus only seldomly makes the leap into humans.
The current outbreak involves the Zaire strain, which was discovered in 1976 — the year Ebola was first identified in what was then Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). That same year, the virus was also discovered in South Sudan.
The Ebola virus is extremely rare. Among the leading causes of death in Africa, it only accounts for a tiny fraction. Africans are much more likely to die from AIDS, respiratory infections, or diarrhea.
H/t FOTM reader America UNITE and The Extinction Protocol
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Is Ebola pandemic a false flag?

The Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa last spring, has now become a worldwide pandemic:

  • A reported 4,500 people in West Africa had died from the terrible hemorrhagic fever. (In the infection’s last stage, the victim bleeds from every orifice.)
  • In the United States, one man had died — a Liberian named Thomas Eric Duncan who, despite being infected with the Ebola virus, nevertheless flew from Nigeria and was admitted by U.S. Customs. Two more are now infected, Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham. Both are nurses who had attended to Duncan at Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
  •  In Spain, a woman is hospitalized and diagnosed with Ebola.

In response, some state and local governments in the U.S. went into overdrive:

  • 10 days ago on October 7, even though no one in Connecticut was or is reported to be infected, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an order declaring a public health emergency for the state, thereby giving the public health commissioner the authority to quarantine and isolate people whom the commissioner “reasonably believes has been exposed to the Ebola virus.” (NECN) Recall that Connecticut is home of the Sandy Hook hoax.
  • Schools in Texas and Ohio are closed (Oct. 16) after officials learned that students and an adult had either been on the flight with the infected nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, or had contact with her while she was visiting the Akron area. (NY Times)
  • Dallas County may declare a state of disaster: Dallas County Commissioners voted yesterday, Oct. 16, to declare a local state of disaster caused by the Ebola virus. The county “has the potential to suffer widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus,” according to a proposed draft of the declaration. (Bloomberg)
  • Two individuals are being quarantined in Connecticut and Florida for showing symptoms of Ebola after traveling to West Africa.

woman in hazmat suit in DullesAs the American people go into a mass panic over Ebola — one woman (pic above) even wore a hazmat suit while waiting for her flight in Dulles International Airportthere are some who say the epidemic is a hoax, if not in Africa then at least here in the United States.
The skeptics say the Ebola pandemic is another false flag to create a nationwide crisis that the Obama regime will use as a pretext to impose martial law and suspend the upcoming mid-term elections. Writing for HenryMakow.com, Richard Evans claims that “international treaties and Executive Orders to enable the Pandemic Quarantine cover for martial law were put in place between 2004-2008.” (See “Ebola Pandemic Smells Like a Hoax“)
Others say there is no Ebola epidemic in West Africa — that the only West Africans who became sick are those who’d received “injections” from the Red Cross; and that the Obama regime is using the pandemic as an excuse to set “boots on the ground” in West Africa to steal Nigeria’s oil and Sierra Leone’s diamonds. Good grief. (See Jim Stone’s blog)

I don’t know if the skeptics are right, but here are their arguments and evidence for your discernment.

I. The Fake News Reports

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1. CNN’s “Inside Liberia’s Ebola Crisis” report used crisis actors:
Beginning at the 5:03 mark in the video above, you’ll see Liberians performing as “crisis actors” for CNN. Please note that an individual in full Ebola-symptom mode would be sweating, vomiting, and having diarrhea, but the two half-naked men in the van are symptomless.
Then there’s the naked “crisis actor” boy who was healthy and walking right before he plopped himself down on a mat, supposedly sick with Ebola.
2. New York Times paid the father of supposed Ebola victim:
Beginning at the 8:08 mark in the video above, you’ll see the New York Times‘ video report of a young man wearing a neon-green t-shirt, supposedly sick with Ebola, who flung himself to the ground outside a health clinic. Note that he displays none of the symptoms of Ebola: no sweat, no vomit, no diarrhea.
Most damning is the fact that, beg. at the 12:42 mark in the video, as he was walking away from the camera, the young man’s father stuffed a handful of cash into his back pocket.
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Ask yourself this question:

Why would CNN and NYT hire Liberians to PRETEND they’re deathly ill with Ebola? 

See also these other fake reportings by CNN at Sandy Hook and the Gulf War.

II. People Who Ignored Health Protocol

  1. To begin, there’s the clueless worker cleaning and disinfecting an elementary school in Dallas, with the sleeves of his hazmat suit rolled up. (A student or more in the school had had contact with Patient Zero Thomas Eric Duncan.)
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  2. Then there’s this man hosing Duncan’s puke from the pavement of his apartment building, The Ivy, in Dallas. Duncan had projectile-vomited before he was taken into an ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
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    The above two men may be dismissed as uneducated clueless dopes. But what about . . .
    3. The “clipboard man” without a hazmat suit
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    He’s the man casually dressed in shirt and pants, carrying a clipboard, seen on TV walking alongside Ebola patient Amber Vinson and other healthcare workers all dressed in hazmat suits, at Dallas Love Field on Oct. 15.
    Vinson is a nurse who had attended to “Patient Zero” Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She was being flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (See DCG’s post on this here.)
    “Clipboard man” has been identified as a medical safety coordinator with Phoenix Air, the U.S. transportation company that has provided air ambulance services for several Ebola patients, including Vinson. A company executive told CBS News “clipboard man” doesn’t wear protective gear so he can act as the team’s eyes and ears on the tarmac. A CDC official said the man had maintained a safe distance from Vinson while working on the tarmacs at both ends, so it’s okay. The man boarded the plane with Vinson, flying with her all the way to Atlanta. (CBS)
    You may say “clipboard man” is a dope. But what about the chief medical correspondent for NBC? Surely, she would know better?
    4. NBC chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Sniderman

Nancy SnidermanDr. Nancy Sniderman: pic on left was taken when she was in Liberia

Sniderman was part of an NBC news team that recently went to Liberia to report on the Ebola epidemic. When a member of the team, freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, tested positive for Ebola, Sniderman and 7 others were put under voluntary quarantine. They are to avoid public contact for 21 days.

Note: Mukpo was flown to the U.S. on a specially-altered flight with an isolation chamber and is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha with an experimental drug, brincidofovir or CMX001, and a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, who had beat Ebola.

But Sniderman violated the quarantine — all because she wanted her favorite soup. Last week, she and a flunky pulled up in her Mercedes outside a New Jersey restaurant, the Peasant Grill. The flunky went in the restaurant and got soup to go, while Sniderman waited in the car, wearing sunglasses with her hair in a ponytail.

The Daily Mail reports on Oct. 16, 2014 that Sniderman is unrepentant. Instead of taking personal responsibility, she’s blaming her flunky. She said: “members of our group violated those [quarantine] guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public.

As a physician and CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR NBC, surely Dr. Sniderman would know that an individual infected with Ebola is symptomless for as many as 2 weeks, or so we’ve been told. But a new research study published in the journal PLOS One now says 21 days might not be a long enough quarantine period for those who have been exposed to the Ebola virus because in some cases (0.1-12%), the incubation time may be more than 21 days.
(P.S. Through the years, I’ve grown to dislike Nancy Sniderman, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. Now I know.)
Then there’s the matter of whether Ebola fever can even be diagnosed before the patient reaches the horrific end stage of hemorrhaging from every body orifice.

III. Diagnosing Ebola

The CDC says that:

Diagnosing Ebola in an person who has been infected for only a few days is difficult, because the early symptoms, such as fever, are nonspecific to Ebola infection and are seen often in patients with more commonly occurring diseases, such as malaria and typhoid fever.
However, if a person has the early symptoms of Ebola and has had contact with the blood or body fluids of a person sick with Ebola, contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of a person sick with Ebola, or contact with infected animals, they should be isolated and public health professionals notified. Samples from the patient can then be collected and tested to confirm infection.
Laboratory tests used in diagnosis include:
Within a few days after symptoms begin:

  • Antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing
  • IgM ELISA
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Virus isolation

Later in disease course or after recovery:

  • IgM and IgG antibodies

Retrospectively in deceased patients:

  • Immunohistochemistry testing
  • PCR
  • Virus isolation

But if, according to the CDC, Ebola can be diagnosed with such tests as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, polymerase chain reaction, and IgM and IgG antibodies, then why is it that as recent as December 2013, the Department of Defense’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense published a document soliciting contractors to develop ways to diagnose Ebola? The report is titled Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) For Medical Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Countermeasure Developmental Studies, and can be read here.
On page 33, the document reads:

The DOD has a need for technologies for the prediction, detection, identification, and clinical diagnosis of infection by warfare pathogens and toxins.

On page 29 under “Scope of Proposals Sought,” the document reads:

4. Diagnostics: Develop and integrate chemical, biological, radiological & nuclear (CBRN) technologies to enable early warning, identification, and continued situational awareness of potential global health threats.

On pages 30-31, under “Mission Areas,” the document reads:

Overarching priorities of the Biological Medical Prophylaxis program include […] Infectious agents upon which the Biological Medical Prophylaxis program places its current focus include Ebola virus, Marburg virus, poxvirus models of variola virus and those agents causing Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Tularemia, Plague, Q-fever, and Brucellosis.

What do you think? Are we being deliberately whipped into a frenzy? Or is the Ebola pandemic real?
While our attention is focused on Ebola, there is a far deadlier virus that’s sweeping across America. It’s the mysterious respiratory disease that doctors think is enterovirus EV-D68, which we have every reason to suspect was brought into America across the Mexican border by the ongoing “surge” of illegals, including unaccompanied children, without a health screening. (See Steve’s post on this here.)
The enterovirus has struck every state, sickened some 700 and, according to the CDC, killed 5 children and 2 adults. And for a supposed respiratory viral infection, it has caused a polio-like paralysis in some patients.
H/t FOTM’s MomofIV, josephbc69, and Anon.
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Ebola "Patient Zero" dead; 2nd patient hospitalized; and FEMA coffins

Pres. Ebola
The AP reports that on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2014, Thomas Eric Duncan died in Dallas, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.
Duncan is the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States — the terrible hemorrhagic fever that has no cure and a 60-90% fatality rate.

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)


42-year-old Duncan, a native of Liberia in West Africa, traveled to Dallas, Texas, from Nigeria on United Airlines (via Brussels and Washington Dulles), after he had been infected with the virus. But since he wasn’t exhibiting symptoms, U.S. Customs allowed him into the United States — a policy that the Obama administration is still continuing.
He arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20. Several days later, he showed the first flu-like symptoms of Ebola and sought help from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sept. 25. Although he told the hospital staff he had been in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, doctors sent him home. Two days later, when his condition had worsened, showing the unmistakable symptoms of Ebola of fever, vomit, and diarrhea, Duncan was finally admitted into the hospital. He was kept in isolation and given an experimental antiviral drug.
By then, it was too late, according to Dr. Phil Smith, the director of the biocontainment center at the Nebraska Medical Center where an NBC News freelance cameraman is being treated for Ebola. Smith said getting early treatment is key to surviving Ebola. When a patient reaches the point of needing dialysis and respiratory help, as Duncan did, there may be little doctors can do.

Second man in Dallas showing Ebola symptoms

Meanwhile, a second person in Dallas is showing signs of Ebola infection and has been hospitalized in the same Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports that yesterday, Oct. 7, Michael Monnig, a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy, was transported from a Frisco Care Now facility to the hospital.
The clinic and the City of Frisco initially reported that Monnig was “exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola.” He was complaining of “stomach issues.” His children said their dad had awaken yesterday morning feeling sore and a little nauseated.
Monning was not one of the 48 people being monitored by federal, state and local health officials because he never had direct contact with Duncan. But Monnig did enter the apartment where Duncan had stayed before being admitted to the hospital. His son said Monnig “was in the apartment for 30 minutes, which we were told is no chance to contact the virus.”

CDC’s “hermetically sealed casket” and FEMA coffins

Jason Sickles reports for Yahoo News today that Duncan’s body will be cremated. Dr. David Lakey, Texas health commissioner, said in a written statement that “The cremation process will kill any virus in the body so the remains can be returned to the familyNo protective gear is needed to handle the remains after cremation.
In August, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention had published a document titled “Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U.S. Hospitals and Mortuaries,” which states that “the body should be wrapped in a plastic shroud” and immediately placed in two thick and zippered leakproof bags for transport to the morgue. There should be no autopsy or embalming. The “remains should be cremated or buried promptly in a hermetically sealed casket” that is airtight and secure “against the escape of microorganisms.”
However, Wayne Cavender, an instructor and administrator at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service who has been in the funeral business for 28 years, says he had never come across airtight caskets. He said, “The sealer caskets that they sell are not a guaranteed-type of sealing issue. It’s not completely airtight because you have to have a way to open them up and so forth. It’s not like it’s vacuum-sealed.”
Which brings us to those mysterious FEMA coffins.
Hundreds of thousands of airtight “coffin liners” had been seen stacked in a field in the middle of Madison, Georgia in close proximity to Atlanta and the home of the CDC.

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Here’s a chilling video taken in 2005 by Dale Bohannon, an eye-witness of 125,000 CDC disposable coffins or casket liners stacked 15 high in a field in Madison, Georgia. But the “liners” are big and can contain several bodies. You have to see this video, if only to see the stacks and stacks and stacks of those black coffins for yourself.
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Brandon Smith writes for Activist Post:

The CDC coffins in Madison, Georgia, though, ARE designed to prevent spread of infection. In fact, the patent for these coffins confirms that they are meant for the burial or cremation of bodies exposed to infectious diseases.
You can read the patent here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/17690179/Multi-Functional-Cremation-Container-For
This would suggest that the CDC has stockpiled such coffins in places like Madison, Georgia specifically in preparation for a viral outbreak.  Meaning, the CDC has been expecting the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans due to infection for at least the past six years. That is a LONG period of preparation. Such preparation requires certainty, not hypothesis, especially where the federal government is involved.
Our government was so certain of a viral catastrophe they purchased fields full of sealing coffins to be ready for it; not to prevent it, but to have the means to clean up after it.  Let that thought settle for a moment, and then read my latest article, ‘An Ebola Outbreak Would Be Advantageous For Globalists’, to understand the bigger picture…

Note the patent for the “multi-functional cremation container” specifically says the container is functional as “a pathogen barrier.” 
Is Brandon Smith unduly paranoiac? Draw your own conclusions.
H/t FOTM’s MomofIV
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Rev. Jackson goes to Chicago to address gun violence. Wait, nevermind…

Jackson comes to save the foreigner...

Jackson comes to save the foreigner…


MyFoxDFW: The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in Dallas Tuesday to make sure Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is getting the best medical care possible.
Rev. Jackson said Duncan’s family asked for his help. He recently tweeted that “he should not be shunned” and to “kill the disease and not the person.”
Thomas deserves the love and the best medical treatment American can afford as has happened for all the other Americans who have contracted this terrible disease,” he told FOX 4. “He must be treated as a patient with all the human rights deserved, not as a criminal.”
Duncan moved to Dallas from Liberia about a week before he got sick. Although Liberian officials said he lied on his travel forms when leaving the country, Jackson believes he did not know he was exposed.
The reverend said Duncan simply tried to help a dying woman and then came to Dallas to get married.
Doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital gave Duncan the experimental drug brincidofovir after his conditioned worsened over the weekend. But, Jackson believes the hospital has been slow at getting him the best medicine.
“Now there’s such a national concern about it he’s getting an experimental drug. We’re gonna hope and pray that it is successful,” he said.
He pointed out that Duncan was sent home from the hospital despite having symptoms “maybe because he didn’t have insurance.”
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price chimed in at Commissioner’s Court that what happened to Duncan at the hospital was the “elephant in the room.” He said when “people who look like me show up at hospital with no insurance, they’re treated differently.”
Rev. Jackson met with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and about 100 local pastors Tuesday morning. He prayed with Duncan’s family and plans to organize a prayer vigil for them later in the day.
Jackson shared a story about Jesus praying over the lepers in quarantine.
“He was firm in his love for the person fighting the disease. We must have that same sense of love for Thomas, to embrace him and fight this disease,” he said.
Meanwhile, health officials are closely monitoring 48 people who came in contact with Duncan before he was admitted to the hospital. Ten of those people are considered “high risk.”
“This is a very important week. We need to be prepared in Dallas for what could happen. If any of the family members God forbid becomes ill, we need to be ready,” said Dr. David Lakey, Texas State Health Commissioner.
Concern about of the deadly disease spreading in the United States and other countries continues to grow. On Monday a Spanish nurse was diagnosed with Ebola and President Barack Obama said the government is considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from West Africa.
Gov. Rick Perry called on the federal government to stop Ebola at the borders.
“Customs officials and border patrol at all points of entry should immediately be directed to conduct enhanced screening procedures,” Perry said at a press conference Monday. “Those steps may be something as simple as taking a temperature. These much needed screening procedures will necessitate fully prepared quarantine stations.”
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2 scary pics that show America is not ready for Ebola

#1

Workers cleaning and disinfecting an elementary school in Dallas because Patient Zero Thomas Eric Duncan had had contact with the school’s student(s):
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Because nothing says “safety precautions” like rolled-up sleeves on a HazMat suit

#2

A worker with no surgical mask or HazMat suit hosing Duncan’s puke from the pavement of his apartment building, The Ivy, in Dallas. (He had vomited before he was taken into an ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.)
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Because nothing says “clean-up” like jet-washing ebola-ridden puke, thereby aerializing the virus….
There are reports America’s hospitals are not ready for an Ebola epidemic — a viral hemorrhagic fever (in the disease’s horrifying end stage, the victim oozes blood from every orifice). Some hospital staff, e.g., nurses, say they’ve received no instructions or training from their administration.
Meanwhile, the condition of Duncan — the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. — has worsened from “serious but stable” to “critical.”
H/t ZeroHedge
See also “CDC now admits ‘in theory’ Ebola can be transmitted by air“.
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There's something wrong with you if you don't think America is better off under Obama

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President Ebola was interviewed by Steve Kroft on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
The POS has chosen to miss 6 out of every 10 of his daily presidential intelligence briefings, but he blames the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) rapid rise on his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper!
But that’s not the end of this POS’s scapegoating.
Insisting that the economy has really rebounded and everything is so much better under his presidency, President Ebola says the problem is that the American people don’t see that.
Translated into blunter language, that means if you can’t see how the economy is ginger peachy, THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU.
That’s what malignant narcissists do. Imagining themselves to be superior to everyone (the grandiose false self), they always blame other people for the problems they’ve caused.
You just wait. This POS will next blame the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), instead of his own misbegotten immigration “policy,” for Thomas Eric Duncan and the outbreak of Ebola in America. (See “Delay and carelessness in cleaning up Dallas Ebola man’s linens and vomit“)
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Delay and carelessness in cleaning up Dallas Ebola man's linens and vomit

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)


Ebola is a virus that has a 60-90% fatality. There is no cure.
Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, a Liberian national who recently flew from Nigeria on United Airline, arriving in Dallas, Texas (via Washington Dulles) on September 20, 2014, is the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. (See “First case of Ebola in U.S. may have contacted 18, incl. 5 children, while showing symptoms“)
Duncan entered the U.S. on a tourist visa.
Both Liberia and Nigeria are among the West African countries stricken by the terrible epidemic that has a 60-90% fatality rate.
On Sept. 26, four days after he arrived in Dallas, Duncan displayed the flu-like early symptoms of Ebola — of fever, sore throat, headache and muscle pain. He sought treatment at a hospital but, despite having just arrived from Ebola-infested Liberia (via Nigeria), he was sent home.
By Sunday, Sept. 28, he had worsened — sweating profusely, vomiting, and had diarrhea. He finally was hospitalized and is being kept in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
Two days later on Sept. 30, lab results on tests done on Duncan confirmed he has Ebola.
On Sunday, as he was taken away to the hospital in an ambulance, Duncan vomited in the parking lot outside The Ivy, an apartment complex at 7225 Fair Oaks Dr. north of downtown Dallas where he had been staying with his girl friend, also from Liberia. As reported by Yahoo:

His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place,” resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said . . . describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition

The New York Times reports that Texas state and local authorities confirmed today (Oct. 2) that a week after Duncan had fallen ill with Ebola in Dallas, and four days after he was placed in isolation at a hospital here, the apartment where he was staying with four other people still had not been sanitized and the sheets and dirty towels he used while sick remained in the home. County officials visited the apartment without protection Wednesday night.
Hospitals say they face a major challenge disposing of waste generated in the care of Ebola patients because two federal agencies have issued conflicting guidance on what they should do. As a result, hospitals say, waste may pile up, and they cannot get rid of it.
The delay in cleaning Duncan’s apartment came amid reports that as many as 100 people could have had contact with him. In a news conference this afternoon, Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that health workers were assessing 100 people — including hospital workers and emergency medical technicians — to determine whether they had been exposed. That number does not include secondary contacts — those who had contact with people who had direct contact with Duncan, such as his family members.
Duncan’s four family members are now quarantined inside the apartment. Police cars were stationed at the complex Thursday, to keep reporters out and the family in. Officials said they were arranging to have food and other necessities delivered to the apartment.
Those who are discovered to have had direct contact with Duncan will be monitored for three weeks, receiving twice-a-day visits from health officials who will take their temperature and inquire about other symptoms.
Remember Duncan’s vomit in the parking lot of The Ivy?
Chopper 5 from WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas took aerial footage of two workers cleaning up the vomit. This image from the aerial footage has gone viral on Twitter (source: Twitchy):
Ebola clean up in Dallas
We are told that the Ebola virus is transmitted via direct contact with blood or bodily fluids — vomit, diarrhea, sweat, saliva, semen — from an infected person (including embalming of an infected dead person) or by contact with objects contaminated by the virus, particularly needles and syringes. But a Canadian research study in 2012 had shown that in the laboratory, Ebola was transmitted via air from one animal species (pigs) to another (primates).
The Ebola virus can be eliminated with heat (heating for 30 to 60 minutes at 60 °C or boiling for 5 minutes). On surfaces, some lipid solvents such as some alcohol-based products, detergents, sodium hypochlorite (bleach) or calcium hypochlorite (bleaching powder), and other suitable disinfectants at appropriate concentrations can be used as disinfectants. (Source: Wikipedia)
Notice the workers cleaning up Duncan’s vomit weren’t wearing surgical masks or protective hazmat suits.
Notice the workers appear to be using a power hose to wash off the vomit, which would only blast the vomit into the air in the form of tiny particles and droplets, all the better for aerial transmission.
Nor do we know how long the vomit was on the pavement and whether any dog or other animal had ingested the vomit.
Note that all this inexcusable sloppiness and carelessness is happening in 21st century America, not in backward Third-World Liberia or Sierra Leone in West Africa.
Frightening.

Update (Oct. 3, 2014):

Five days after Duncan was away by ambulance, a hazmat team is finally cleaning the apartment.
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H/t FOTM’s DCG and Anon
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First case of Ebola in U.S. may have contacted 18, incl. 5 children, while showing symptoms

This is a follow-up of Steve’s post this morning on the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S.— a Liberian national who recently came to Dallas, Texas from Nigeria. Both Liberia and Nigeria are among the West African countries stricken by the terrible epidemic that has a 60-90% fatality rate.

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)

Thomas Eric Duncan (from a Facebook photo)


The patient is identified by Liberian health officials and The Associated Press as Thomas Eric Duncan. He has been kept in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas since Sunday.
The latest:
Duncan may have infected a second man. Even worse, Duncan had come into contact with five children in five separate Dallas schools over the weekend. Altogether, Dallas health officials said today that they believe Duncan had come in contact with at least 12 to 18 people when he was experiencing symptoms and, therefore, was infectious. So far, none of his contacts has been confirmed to be infected.
Zachary Thompson

Zachary Thompson


USA Today reports, Oct. 1, 2014, that the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, Zachary Thompson, said “there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient. So this is real. There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment.”
Mike Miles

Superintendent Mike Miles


The AP reports, Oct. 1, 2014, that Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said that the five students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man over the weekend. But Miles says the students are showing no symptoms and are now being monitored at home. As an added precaution, Miles says additional health and custodial staff will be at the five schools the students attend.
Although the first Ebola man may have infected a second individual as well as five students, Zachary Thompson continues to insist that the public isn’t at risk because health officials have the virus contained.
Meanwhile, the New York Times reports, Oct. 1, 2014, that the infected man, Thomas Eric Duncan, arrived in the United States on Sept. 20 aboard a commercial airliner. Officials said Duncan had shown no symptoms of the disease while on the flight and that he had posed no threat to other passengers.
Duncan worked at a shipping company in Monrovia, Liberia, but had just quit his job, giving his resignation in early September, his boss said. Duncan’s neighbors in Liberia said he had gotten a visa to the United States and had decided to go. He lived alone, but has family in the United States.
Authorities also said an early opportunity to put Duncan in isolation, limiting the risk of contagion, may have been missed because of a failure to pass along critical information about his travel history. Duncan had sought medical help but was sent home, two days before he was finally admitted into the hospital.

  • Friday, Sept. 19: Duncan boards flight from Liberia.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20: Arrives in Dallas to visit family.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24: Duncan develops symptoms of Ebola, including fever.
  • Friday, Sept. 26: Seeks care at hospital but is sent home.
  • Sunday, Sept. 28: Placed in isolation at Dallas hospital.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30: Lab confirms Duncan has Ebola.

Unlike Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Zachary Thompson, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking matters very seriously. He said at a news conference today: “This case is serious. This is all hands on deck.”

Health officials are continuing to track down other people who might have been exposed to Duncan after he began showing symptoms, and will monitor those individuals every day for 21 days — the full incubation period of the disease. Most people develop symptoms within 8 to 10 days. As a patient becomes sicker and the virus replicates in the body, the likelihood of the disease spreading grows.

Health officials insist the disease is only spread via bodily contact with people with symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting. But a 2012 Canadian research study casts doubt on that, showing that the Ebola virus could be transmitted by air across two animal species.

Ebola in West Africa

Meanwhile, The Daily Caller reports the happy news that 13,500 people from the Ebola-stricken countries of Sierra Leon, Guinea and Liberia have visas to visit the United States, according to federal data.

The data don’t show how many of those people are already in the United States, but visitors from those countries should be excluded until they can show they’re free of Ebola, said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that pushes for low-scale immigration.

Under current policies, only people with obvious Ebola symptoms are excluded by border officials. But a person can be infected with the disease, and not show any symptoms, for up to 21 days.

Helloooo!!!!

That’s exactly the case with Thomas Eric Duncan.

He did not show Ebola symptoms during his flight from Nigeria and when he passed through U.S. Customs at Washington Dulles Airport, where he spent three hours. Four days later, he became symptomatic.

In other words, President Ebola’s “current policies” are letting infected but symptomless people through our borders.

All of which led Dr. Jesse L. Goodman, a former Food and Drug Administration chief scientist and top infectious disease specialist who’s now a professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, to say that given the exposure of several people to the Ebola virus by patient zero Duncan, it’s likely that many more will be infected.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, Dr. Goodman warns that while Americans shouldn’t panic, it’s best to prepare for the worst. He said in a statement:

“If anyone did not agree before, bringing the epidemic in Africa under control is an absolute emergency and requires a massive effort and global commitment now long overdue. This is a matter not just of preventing death and suffering in Africa, but, as this case brings home to the U.S., of global safety and security.
While there is an expectation that this case, and likely future ones, can be contained, it is important not to be overconfident and to continuously, now and in the future, reexamine both how the virus is behaving and also the public health and medical response to see what can potentially be improved.
It is critical for hospitals and health care workers everywhere to be sure they are alert, obtain travel histories and, if there is any question at all it could be Ebola, contact CDC and, while sorting things out, act to isolate a sick patient returning from an epidemic area.”
Goodman suggested that travel be limited to the area in West Africa where the epidemic is raging. “If less people traveled, risks may be reduced, and active follow-up and education of travelers could also be facilitated.”
Just wait till the U.S. soldiers — including 700 of the 101st Airborne Division who are heading to Liberia in late October — whom President Ebola is sending to “combat” the pandemic in West Africa, come home . . . .
H/t FOTM’s DCG and Anon
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UPDATE (Oct. 2, 2014):

Yahoo reports that two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, Thomas Eric Duncan was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.

His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place,” resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition.

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