The current ebola crisis is raging out of control. What started out as a small African flare up has turned into what could quite possibly become a pandemic.
Let’s examine just a few new occurrences since last we spoke.
Ebola has descended upon Dallas, TX by way of an air passenger from Liberia. Here’s a great ARTICLE from the NY Times that shows his travel timeline. He died shortly after his arrival. If you think this is the only person in America with active ebola, then you may as well just go ahead and say that you trust the government and media implicitly.
Nina Pham, a nurse who treated him, now has ebola. Despite the fact that all the major health organizations tell you how hard it is for anyone to be infected, we now have several health professionals in several countries infected…despite all possible precautions. Perhaps it’s easier to transmit than suspected? Perhaps it’s already mutated? Hazmat suits not enough?
Here’s one that I’ve been preaching at medical conferences for years…hospitals and public health agencies in the United States simply are not equipped to handle mass infection incidents, or, as the evidence in Dallas shows, even incidents with a single person infected. Check out this ARTICLE from USA Today on Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Speaking of mutations, it turns out that dogs belonging to persons infected with ebola are being quarantined or killed. Here’s an ARTICLE from the Washington Post. The simple reason would be because the dogs might possibly be reservoirs for the pathogen and not actually infected. Understandable. But what if they become infected? What if animals or even just mammals become infected carriers and not just reservoirs? The saving grace in all apocalyptic zombie movies is that the animals are seldom infected, but what if they were. You see this in The Other Dead comic book by Kevin Eastman (the creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who incidentally were created from a manmade bioweapons).
If ebola becomes a disease driven by zoonotic hosts, can you imagine the potential for spread and mutation?
In a misguided effort to halt ebola infected persons from travelling, many airports are now screening travelers. We’re sure this will work, right? Check out this ARTICLE, which gives you an idea of how many people are actually screened. This brings to mind a plotline in Chuck Palahniuk’s book Rant: the Oral Biography of Buster Casey. As an expert in speculative fiction and its ramifications on the future, I’ve been saying for years how certain things would come to pass. In the book, travelers are screened by body temperature because of a worldwide epidemic of rabies. Now, we’re going to start screening a few people here and there at airports for elevated body temperature.
Think it will work? Nah, me neither.
This message was written by Dr. David Powers and his team of preppers, scientists, and reliable conspiracy theory wackos. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!