ALERT: Canadian Health Agency Deletes Info on “Airborne Spread” of Ebola

(by Paul Joseph Watson, IW) -- The Public Health Agency of Canada has deleted information from its official website which indicated that the “airborne spread” of Ebola was strongly suspected by health authorities, amidst efforts by officials in Texas to calm concerns about the first outbreak of the virus in America.

The image below shows the original Public Health Agency of Canada website’s information page on the Ebola virus as it appeared on August 20th compared to how it appears now.


Under a section entitled “mode of transmission,” the original text stated that, “airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected, although it has not yet been conclusively demonstrated.”

However, the amended text states that, “airborne transmission has not been demonstrated between non-human primates.”

Both passages refer to a 2012 study by Canadian scientists which indicated that the Ebola virus could be transmitted by air between different species.

“Researchers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the country’s Public Health Agency have shown that pigs infected with this form of Ebola can pass the disease on to macaques without any direct contact between the species,” reported BBC News.

Although there is no confirmation that Ebola has gone airborne, Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, acknowledged in a recent New York Times op-ed that virologists are “loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private” the possibility that Ebola has gone airborne.

Some have questioned why hundreds of health workers have become sick and died from Ebola given that they take extreme precautions to avoid bodily contact with victims.

EBOLA PANIC: PARENTS PULL CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL

(Star-Telegram) -- Parents on Wednesday were removing their children from a Dallas school where a student may have had contact with the Ebola patient diagnosed Tuesday.

A letter to parents of children at L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School, 6929 Town North Drive, says in part:

“This morning, we were made aware that one of our students may have had contact with an individual who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus. This student is currently not showing any symptoms and is under close observation by the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department. As a precautionary measure, the student has been advised to stay home from school. Since this student is not presenting any symptoms, there is nothing to suggest that the disease was spread to others, including students and staff.” 

At a news conference at noon Wednesday, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said students attending four different Dallas Independent School District schools possibly have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

He said the district was informed the five students were in contact with the Ebola patient over the weekend. They have been in school since, but are now at home and likely will be kept there for 21 days.

Dallas County is working with the Centers for Disease Control to have "boots on the ground" to monitor those who might have been exposed, officials said.

WFAA’s Sebastian Robertson is reporting that concerned parents are picking up their children from the school where one of the students may have attended.

The Ebola patient was visiting a neighborhood where 33 languages are spoken, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.

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CDC AND TEXAS OFFICIALS ALLOW EBOLA TO SPREAD IN DALLAS

(Infowars) -- Five students within the family circle of the Dallas Ebola patient will not be quarantined despite the fact they may be in the incubation cycle of the deadly disease.

From the Dallas Observer:

They are being kept at home for the 21-day incubation cycle of the virus, but are not being quarantined. While CDC and local health officials are in close interaction with the families, they will be allowed to leave their homes until or if they exhibit symptoms.

The Ebola infection is contagious during the incubation period. This, however, is disputed by the World Health Organization.

Recent studies indicate that in the earlier stages of the Ebola infection, the virus can be present on the surface of the skin of the person who is infected with the virus.

Instead of taking effective measures to prevent the spread of the disease, officialdom in Texas is currently engaged in a public relations campaign:

City and state health officials are also beginning a door-to-door campaign to reassure residents near the schools that, unless Patient Zero puked (sic) on them recently, they should be fine.

On Wednesday Texas Governor Rick Perry said Texas officials are confident the virus is under control in Dallas despite the lack of quarantine.

From TWC News:

The governor said none of the family members have shown symptoms, meaning even if they did have contact with Duncan, they are not contagious themselves.

MSNBC’s Matthews: Is Secret Service ‘Laying Down On The Job Because They Don’t Like’ Obama?

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With lapses in security to protect President Barack Obama in the headlines, it was only a matter of time before someone posited that the Secret Service may be “laying down on the job” because of a dislike of the president.

It comes as no surprise that it happened on the pro-Obama network MSNBC.

“Hardball” host Chris Matthews cleverly introduced the idea that the Secret Service may want harm to befall the president by dismissing the possibility that the agency would want harm to befall the president.

PENTAGON OFFICIAL: OBAMA LYING TO AMERICA -- President 'has ignored his generals and the intelligence community'

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(DAILY CALLER) President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down with a whole new lie — both of which are easily, publicly proven false.

On Sunday, Obama said the intelligence community had underestimated the rise of ISIS, saying in an interview with CBS, “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.”

But we know that isn’t true, as nearly a dozen administration officials have testified to the threat posed by ISIS publicly over the last year.

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BREAKING: Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

(ABC News) -- Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, who has been skewered by critics over the Sept. 19 White House security breach, is resigning, sources told ABC News.

Pierson’s resignation comes in the wake of an incident in which Omar Gonzalez, a knife-wielding Iraq War vet, allegedly managed to slip over the fence, past several layers of security, and into the White House’s East Room, where he was subdued by an off-duty agent.

Lawmakers at a congressional hearing Tuesday demanded to know how such a breach of one of the most secure buildings in the world could have taken place.

"It will never happen again,” Pierson assured lawmakers at the hearing.

Congress also questioned her about a 2011 incident in which agents failed to realize the White House had been sprayed by bullets until a housekeeper pointed out a pane of broken glass.

“You’re not taking your job seriously,” Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., said. “I have very low confidence in the Secret Service under your leadership.”

At least one lawmaker has called for Pierson’s resignation.

“I think this lady has to go,” Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the most senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Wednesday. “I’m convinced that she is not the person to lead that agency.”

Administration officials had hoped Pierson, named director on March 26, 2013, could overhaul the scandal-plagued agency, which suffers from cultural problems as well as operational ones.

Not long after Pierson assumed her post, the Secret Service, still under fire from the Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal the year before, was lambasted anew when it was discovered that an agent had left a bullet in a Washington hotel room after spending the evening with a woman in May 2013.

Though a Homeland Security report released the following December concluded agency leadership hadn’t “fostered an environment that tolerates inappropriate behavior,” concern that agent misconduct might endanger the first family lingered.

Then in March 2014, three counterassault agents responsible for protecting Obama in Amsterdamwere sent home after getting drunk less than 10 hours before they were expected to report for duty.

The agency has also dealt with a spate of White House fence-jumpers – 17 in the past five years, according to Pierson – though everyone but Gonzalez was quickly subdued on the lawn.

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine, and John Parkinson contributed to this report.


If You’re a Married Woman, You May Have One of These...

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(by Jon Street, TheBlaze) -- You’ve heard the phrase, “Always have a plan B.” So what about a plan B in case your marriage doesn’t work out?

According to one survey, more than 50 percent of women said they have a “backup husband” just in case.

A survey asked 1,000 married women if they have a “backup husband.” At least 500 of them said yes. In some cases, women have more than one “backup” in mind, according to the survey.

It also found that women are most likely to fall back on an ex or an old friend to fill that void. Most of the women who were surveyed also said the eligible bachelors they have in mind are “ready and waiting” for them.

One in five women said their “backup” man would be willing to “drop everything” for her if she asked him to. But what is perhaps the most startling discovery of all is that one in four women say they have feelings for their “backup husband” that are “as strong” as their feelings for their current husband.

“For our research to establish that 50 percent of women in relationships have a ‘Plan B’ is a worrying sign,” a spokesman for OnePoll.com said. ”Men need to be aware of any old friends that turn up out of the blue that’s for sure.”

With sites like Facebook and Twitter nowadays, it’s “easier than ever” to reconnect with a potential “backup.”

(H/T: San Francisco Chronicle)

ESPN Host Says He Feels Bad For Americans Who Join The Military…

Via PJM:

ESPN’s Colin Cowherd went off on a rant today about Americans who do and do not, in his view, deserve his “sympathies.”

Those who do not include those who choose to smoke, eat fast food or drink “13 cokes” every day. “That’s on you,” Cowherd said, delivering a sentiment that many Americans would probably agree with.

Cowherd says that he does “sympathize” with Americans who enlist in the military, because of the reasons he believes they join.

“My sympathy goes to the military members in this country,” Cowherd said toward the end of Tuesday’s show. “Socio-economically, no choices, paid almost nothing, lose a limb, lose a life. That, I feel sympathy for.”

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Amazon Prime Warns Users Classic Tom And Jerry Cartoons Are Racist…

h/t Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Mail:

Fans of classic Tom and Jerry cartoons have been warned that episodes of the iconic show may depict scenes of ‘ethnic and racial prejudice’.

Subscribers to Amazon Prime Instant Video are now met with a caution before viewing certain episodes of the long-running cartoon.

It follows concerns that the representation of a black maid on early episodes of the cartoon show – which made its first episodes in the 1940s – was an example of the era’s prejudices.

Tom and Jerry: The Complete Second Volume is accompanied by the caution: ‘Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.’

One fan took to Twitter to say: ‘watched Tom and Jerry since the 60s this is the 1st time I’ve ever heard the R word in relation to it. PC madness!’

Another fan wrote: ‘I loved Tom and Jerry as a kid and it never made me think poorly of ethnic minorities or want to smoke cigars.’

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California Dem Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Authorities To Confiscate Guns If Family Members Report Danger…

Via Bloomberg News:

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill creating a new type of restraining order aimed at curbing gun violence in the most populous U.S. state, part of a package of firearms measures approved by the 76-year-old Democrat.

Under the new law, families in California concerned that the mental health of a loved one pose a danger can now seek a restraining order that would allow police to search for and seize any firearms the person may have. The bill was introduced after a mentally unstable man shot and killed six people and wounded another 13 near the University of California’s Santa Barbara campus in May.

Brown vetoed a bill that would have required anyone who makes or owns a homemade gun to obtain a serial number and engrave it on the weapon, including plastic weapons made from 3-D printers. Gun owners opposed the measure, saying it would deface antique weapons.

Another measure Brown signed requires that BB and pellet guns be painted bright fluorescent colors. Proponents say it will help prevent accidental shootings such as the killing of a 13-year-old boy in Sonoma County last year by a police officer who said he mistook toy for a real weapon.

Obama Still Refuses to Halt Flights From Ebola Hot Zone

(by Kit Daniels, IW) -- After U.S. officials disclosed another potential case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, this morning, the question remains whether the Obama administration will finally stop flights from Ebola-stricken countries as multiple nations did over a month ago.

In mid-August, Korean Air and Kenya Airways announced they were halting flights to the West African countries ravaged by Ebola, and British Airways and Air France also decided to suspend service to the Ebola hot zone a few weeks later.

“France is recommending that its citizens leave Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the countries hardest hit by the worst ever outbreak of the disease,” Jessica Plautz reported for Mashable. “The government said the increasing spread of the disease prompted its request that the airline to suspend flights.”

Yet the Obama administration made no such request to U.S. airlines and government flights, despite the Center of Disease Control advising Americans to avoid “non-essential travel” to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea several weeks ago.

“CDC urges all US residents to avoid non-essential travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries,” the CDC travel health advisory states. “CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola.”

The patient in Dallas, Texas, who the CDC confirmed as the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States, flew into the U.S. on Sept. 20 after contracting the disease in Liberia.

This morning, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said officials are currently monitoring another person who they fear may have Ebola after coming into contact with the patient currently being treated in Dallas.

“Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said Wednesday in an interview with local ABC affiliate WFAA. “So this is real.”

So far, the White House has done little to prevent the spread of Ebola in the U.S. and may have in fact encouraged an outbreak by sending thousands of U.S. troops into West Africa earlier this month who could potentially contract the disease.

CHILD DIES FROM MYSTERY VIRUS IN RHODE ISLAND...

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.

Health officials said Wednesday that the 10-year-old girl died last week of a staph infection associated with the enterovirus 68 infection, which it called “a very rare combination.”

“We are all heartbroken to hear about the death of one of Rhode Island’s children,” Dr. Michael Fine, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, said in a statement. “Many of us will have EV-D68. Most of us will have very mild symptoms and all but very few will recover quickly and completely. The vast majority of children exposed to EV-D68 recover completely.”

The Valley Breeze identified the girl as 10-year-old Emily Ortrando.

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Dallas County health official says they are monitoring are 12-18 people, including 5 children, with whom the Ebola patient came in contact...

(ABC News) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored.


(The New York Times) -- DALLAS — Health officials in Dallas said Wednesday that they believed the man who is the first confirmed case of the Ebola virus in the country had come into contact with 12 to 18 people, including some school children, when he was experiencing symptoms.

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, speaking at a news conference, said that health officials were monitoring some some school-age children had had contact with the patient.

So far, none has been confirmed to be infected, officials said.

Other people who came into contact with him include relatives and the medical technicians who took him by ambulance to the hospital. At least three Dallas Fire and Rescue emergency medical technicians were being monitored and were in isolation at home, according to officials.

Even the emergency vehicle that was used — Ambulance No. 37 — is in isolation and not in service.

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HOW BAD COULD IT GET? US GOVERNMENT ORDER OF 160,000 HAZMAT SUITS GIVES A CLUE -- What do they know the we don't?

(by ZERO HEDGE) -- Now that Ebola is officially in the US on an uncontrolled basis, the two questions on everyone’s lips are i) who will get sick next and ii) how bad could it get?

We don’t know the answer to question #1 just yet, but when it comes to the second one, a press release three weeks ago from Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer and seller of a “comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market” may provide some insight into just how bad the US State Department thinks it may get. Because when the US government buys 160,000 hazmat suits specifically designed against Ebola, just ahead of the worst Ebola epidemic in history making US landfall, one wonders: what do they know the we don’t?

From Lakeland Industries:

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced the global availability of its protective apparel for use in handling the Ebola virus.  In response to the increasing demand for specialty protective suits to be worm by healthcare workers and others being exposed to Ebola, Lakeland is increasing its manufacturing capacity for these garments and includes proprietary processes for specialized seam sealing, a far superior technology for protecting against viral hazards than non-sealed products.

Lakeland stands ready to join the fight against the spread of Ebola,” said Christopher J. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Industries.  “We understand the difficulty of getting appropriate products through a procurement system that in times of crisis favors availability over specification, and we hope our added capacity will help alleviate that problem.  With the U.S. State Department alone putting out a bid for 160,000 suits, we encourage all protective apparel companies to increase their manufacturing capacity for sealed seam garments so that our industry can do its part in addressing this threat to global health.

Of course, purchases by the US government are bought and paid for by taxpayers. For everyone else there’s $1200 mail-order delivery:

 

That said… 160,000 HazMats for a disease that is supposedly not airborne? Mmmk.

Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak

(by Mike Adams, Natural News) -- Now that Ebola "patient zero" has been confirmed in the United States, it's clear that Ebola is spreading far beyond the control of any government or health department. Just weeks ago, President Obama promised Ebola wouldn't arrive in the United States, but now it's here.

The CDC is promising that they can keep it all under control for this patient discovered to have carried Ebola into Dallas. But can they also contain the next Ebola patient? How about the one after that? And how does any government contain a viral pandemic that can't be stopped with bullets and bombs?

In truth, if you want to be safe from the increasingly likely possibility of an Ebola outbreak in North America, you need to take steps NOW to protect yourself. That's what I specialize in. I'm the creator of the www.BioDefense.com website which has now taught pandemic preparedness skills and lifesaving knowledge to over one million people.

Here are the highlights of what you need to be doing right now, in preparation for a pandemic outbreak:

#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.

#6) 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.

#7) 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.

#8) 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!)

#9) 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.

#10) 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.


#11) 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.

BREAKING: Possible Second Case Of Ebola In Dallas…

Dallas health officials are now monitoring another person who they fear may have Ebola after coming into contact with the infected man currently being treated in Dallas, Texas.

“Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said Wednesday in an interview with local ABC affiliate WFAA. “So this is real.”

“There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment.”

Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus. The disease is not contagious until symptoms begin, and it takes close contact with bodily fluids to spread.

ALERT! Texas Ebola Patient Was Sent Home For 2 Days With Anti-Biotics

(by Steve Watson, IW) -- The patient who is critically ill with the Ebola virus in a Dallas hospital was initially sent home with antibiotics before being diagnosed, it has been revealed. The man was also around other people in Texas for days before being isolated and quarantined.

The Associated Press reports that the man, who traveled from Liberia to Dallas on September 20th, was dismissed from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on the 26th after seeking care. He was evaluated and given a prescription for antibiotics, with hospital workers believing he had some other ailment.

Scott Gordon, a reporter for KXAS, tweeted ‘Hospital reviewing why patient wasn’t properly diagnosed on Friday when he was evaluated and sent home. Dismissed with antibiotics.’

The man was not re-admitted to the hospital until two days later on the 28th September, raising the risk that he was potentially spreading the Ebola virus around family members and friends for 48 hours when the virus was at its most infectious.

The man is now in strict isolation, with blood tests by Texas health officials and the CDC separately confirming he has Ebola.

When asked how many people the patient may have come into contact with, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said, ‘I think a handful is the right characterization.’

Texas health officials are in the process of tracking down those who may have come into close contact with the patient. When located, those people will be monitored for 21 days after exposure, to see if they develop symptoms.

“If they develop fever then those same criteria are used to isolate them and make sure that they are cared for as well as possible, so that they maximize their chances [for recovery] and to minimize or eliminate the chance that they would infect other people.” Frieden said.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings issued a statement that noted “We have quarantined both [the ambulance crew that took the patient to the hospital] and the unit itself to make sure that nothing was there that can be spread.”

“First and foremost, we gotta have our thoughts and prayers for this man, who is very sick and hopefully he’ll get well. But we’re gonna sure everybody else is safe at the same time.” Rawlings added.

‘The bottom line here is that I have no doubt we will control this importation, or this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country,’ Frieden said at a press conference.

“It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual, a family member or other individual, could develop Ebola in the coming weeks,” he added. “But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”

Ebola In America: The Confirmed Case In Dallas, Texas Could Change Everything

(by Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse) -- The day that many of us hoped would never arrive is here.  Ebola has come to America.  Air travel between the United States and the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone should have been totally shut down except for absolutely essential personnel but it wasn’t.  And now our nation may end up paying a great price as a result.  On Tuesday, the CDC announced that there is a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas.  We know that this individual is a male and that he traveled by air from Liberia to Texas on September 19th.  At that time, he was not exhibiting any symptoms.  It is being reported that he started developing symptoms on September 24th and that he sought out treatment two days later.  Incredibly, he was turned away and sent home.  Then on September 28th he went to a hospital again and this time he was admitted for treatment.  That means that he could have potentially been spreading Ebola to others for at least four full daysbefore finally getting treated at a hospital.  Now he is in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.  The CDC says that “there is no doubt that we will stop it here” and is promising that “it will not spread widely in this country”.  The CDC better be right on both counts.

At this point, the CDC is admitting that it is not known if others have been infected by this individual.  The CDC also says that it is tracking down everyone that he has been in contact with.  But over four days in a major U.S. city, you can be “in contact” with a whole lot of people.  And what about all of the people that those people were in contact with?

If I was in charge of this crisis, I would admit that we don’t know the full scope of the problem yet but that we are dealing with it the best that we can.

Instead, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking an entirely different approach.  Dr. Thomas Frieden insists that we have absolutely nothing to worry about

“I have no doubt that we will control this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country. It is certainly possible that someone who has had contact with this patient could develop Ebola. But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”

Frieden better be right about that.

Other “experts” are being even more dogmatic

“There is no cause for concern,” says Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “The Ebola virus is not easily transmitted from person to person, and we have an outstanding infrastructure in place both to contain the virus and trace contacts. There will not be an Ebola epidemic in the United States.”

I have no idea how they can say these things when the outbreak over in Africa is completely and totally out of control.  Despite extreme precautions, hundreds of health workers have gotten the virus, and so far global health officials have not even been able to slow down the exponential growth of the Ebola pandemic in West Africa.

And our health officials should not be so dogmatic about how this virus spreads either.

In a previous article, I discussed a study that was conducted back in 2012 that demonstrated that Ebola could be transmitted through the air between pigs and monkeys that did not have physical contact with one another

When news broke that the Ebola virus had resurfaced in Uganda, investigators in Canada were making headlines of their own with research indicating the deadly virus may spread between species, through the air.

The team, comprised of researchers from the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, the University of Manitoba, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, observed transmission of Ebola from pigs to monkeys. They first inoculated a number of piglets with the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus. Ebola-Zaire is the deadliest strain, with mortality rates up to 90 percent. The piglets were then placed in a room with four cynomolgus macaques, a species of monkey commonly used in laboratories. The animals were separated by wire cages to prevent direct contact between the species.

Within a few days, the inoculated piglets showed clinical signs of infection indicative of Ebola infection. In pigs, Ebola generally causes respiratory illness and increased temperature. Nine days after infection, all piglets appeared to have recovered from the disease.

Within eight days of exposure, two of the four monkeys showed signs of Ebola infection. Four days later, the remaining two monkeys were sick too. It is possible that the first two monkeys infected the other two, but transmission between non-human primates has never before been observed in a lab setting.

There is much that we don’t understand about this disease.

I can understand the need to keep the public calm, but why don’t these officials just tell us the truth?

At the same time that they are telling us that there is no chance that there will be an Ebola epidemic in the United States, they are also sending out guidelines to funeral homes on how to deal with dead Ebola victims…

CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?

The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming.

Why are they doing this if there is “no chance” that the disease will spread widely?

Hopefully they isolated this Ebola patient in Dallas in time.

Hopefully he did not infect anyone else.

But we need to be honest about the situation that we are potentially facing.  So far, there have been more than 6,000 cases of Ebola in Africa and more than 3,000 of those have died.  Unfortunately, even WHO officials admit that those official numbers “great underestimate” the scope of this outbreak.  The number of official cases has been doubling approximately every three weeks, and the CDC says that under a “worst case scenario” we could be looking at 1.4 million cases by the end of January 2015.

Right now all of the treatment facilities in Liberia and Sierra Leone are completely full and more than 80 percent of Ebola patients have been turned away and sent home without being treated.  It is an absolute nightmare, and now it has come to America.

And as the virus continues to spread, it is inevitable that more carriers of the disease will get on airplanes headed for America.

Unfortunately for us, according to a recent Defense One article the screening done at airports actually does very little to stop the spread of Ebola…

The bad news is that thermal screenings of the international flying population at airports are not likely to yield much by way of improved safety.

Here’s why: fever can be a sign of a lot of different illnesses, not just Ebola. And thermal scanning proved to be a poor method of catching bird flu carriers in 2009 as well. So presenting with an elevated temperature at an airport checkpoint does not indicate clearly enough that the fevered person is carrying the deadly virus. More importantly, the incubation period for Ebola is two days. As many as 20 days can pass before symptoms show up. That means that an individual could be carrying the virus for two weeks or longer and not even know it, much less have it show up via thermal scan. So what good are these scanners?

When I first started writing about Ebola, a few people accused me of “spreading fear”.

Well, now that Ebola has arrived in the United States, perhaps they will take a second look at some of my recent articles…

-”The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America

-”Computer Models Tell Us That This Ebola Pandemic Could Soon Kill Millions

-”16 Apocalyptic Quotes From Global Health Officials About This Horrific Ebola Epidemic

-”Ebola Among Health Workers: More Than 240 Sick, More Than 120 Dead

-”It Is Becoming Clear – We Are NOT Prepared For An Ebola Pandemic

Let us pray that this is just one isolated case and that there will not be a major outbreak in this nation.

Because if cases do start popping up around the country, fear will spread like wildfire and we could potentially be facing the greatest health crisis that any of us have ever seen.

One of the individuals that successfully survived this disease was Dr. Kent Brantly.  I think that the following quote from him really does a great job of summarizing what we are potentially facing…

“Many have used the analogy of a fire burning out of control to describe this unprecedented Ebola outbreak,” Brantly said. “Indeed it is a fire—it is a fire straight from the pit of hell. We cannot fool ourselves into thinking that the vast moat of the Atlantic Ocean will protect us from the flames of this fire. Instead, we must mobilize the resources … to keep entire nations from being reduced to ashes.”

A virus like this could change everything if it starts circulating widely.

Like I have said so many times before, let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst.