Monday, 10 June 2019

Focus on Ebola

Florida Maquis, who I regard as a very astute observer and commentator has been reporting on the ebola outbreak in Central Africa.

His You Tube channel is HERE


Update on the ebola outbreak




Here he reports on the mysterious death of an American couple in Fiji. 



On top of that Fiji's hospital ward in Nadi has been in isolation mode.




https://fijisun.com.fj/2019/06/07/hospital-ward-in-isolation-mode/

In today's report he focuses on the increase d number of cases. Compared with the last outbreak when the US Corp of Army Engineers was sent to Africa to combat the outbreak this seems to be surrounded with considerable denial.




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Many in the Congo seem to think that the ebola virus is not real and even taking a temperature seems to be seen as a western conspiracy.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-03-27/study-community-mistrust-high-amid-congo-ebola-outbreak

Meanwhile, he points to a story of the homeless in Los Angeles dying in record numbers and the unlikelihood of a proper diagnosis . unless the microbiologists are called in.

It all has the halmarks of a cover-up.



A record number of homeless people — 918 last year alone — are dying across Los Angeles County, on bus benches, hillsides, railroad tracks and sidewalks.
Deaths have jumped 76% in the past five years, outpacing the growth of the homeless population, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of the coroner's data.
Health officials and experts have not pinpointed a single cause for the sharp increase in deaths, but they say rising substance abuse may be a major reason. The surge also reflects growth in the number of people who are chronically homeless and those who don't typically use shelters, which means more people are living longer on the streets with serious physical and behavioral health issues, they say.
It really resonated with me when he talked about the binary thinking of folks. Either everyone is going to die from the disease or it's all fake news.

There is nothing inbetween and no room for nuance.

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I am reposting this report from the other day:


ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM 
EBOLA COUNTRIES 
CAUGHT CROSSING US 
BORDER: CDC Director 
Warns Ebola Virus to Go 
International; Vaccine 
Running out




7 June, 2019

Leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO) said the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not retreating and countries must prepare for the outbreak to go global!
"At any point it could flare up within a zone," said Mike Ryan, MD, a WHO assistant director-general. Ryan, citing information contained in yesterday's WHO Ebola situation report, said there are some encouraging signs, including lower transmission rates in known hot spots and more surveillance.
"Surveillance has intensified to 1,300 alerts per day, of which between 200 and 300 are validated and tested,” Ryan said. "The number of contacts being followed is 15,000."
Ryan said the outbreak's reproduction rate is 1.04, meaning that every Ebola case begets one additional case. That means transmission is flat, not increasing, but also not decreasing significantly.

As many as 25% of cases missed

Throughout the press conference, Ryan called the outbreak complex. In addition to the security challenges in the region, he said certain health-seeking behavior and community death practices have contributed to the outbreak's longevity.
About 20% of Ebola case-patients first seek healthcare in a health zone far away from where they live, which makes it hard to make connections between transmission chains. Additionally, several deaths are still occurring in the community. Each community death, Ryan said, raises the risk of further disease spread.
Ryan also said the WHO estimates it is detecting 75% of cases, with as many as 25% missed or being picked up "too late."
He also responded to recent criticism from various non-governmental organizations that the WHO needs to "reset" the outbreak response.
"This is not an iPhone. We don't just hit a reset button," Ryan said. "We get to adapt… and make the response the best we can make it."
He also reminded the reporters in the room that 80% of vaccinators in the region are Congolese, and most doctors and nurses working the outbreak are Congolese.
"It's Congolese people ending this outbreak," he said.
Today the DRC ministry of health confirmed 6 new cases of Ebola and 10 deaths, raising outbreak totals to 2,031 cases and 1,367 deaths. Three of the 10 deaths occurred in the community, which is a lower percentage than usual.
A total of 293 suspected cases are still under investigation, and 130,711 have been vaccinated. The number of infected healthcare workers remained at 110.

Vaccine predicted to run out

Yesterday Robert Redfield, MD, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Congress that the world must be prepared for this outbreak to spread internationally, and for vaccine supplies to dwindle, according to a Devex story.
Ryan, when asked about Redfield's comments, deflected. "Dr. Redfield is trying to bring attention to the outbreak; that's a good thing," he said.
Redfield said vaccine production is being held up by plant validation. Merck had manufactured the vaccine, rVSV-ZEBOV in Pennsylvania until recently moving the operation to Germany.
There are currently about 145,000 doses of the vaccine, too few for a planned broader vaccination campaign that would look toward vaccinating geographic regions instead of contact rings.

Illegal Immigrants from Ebola Infected African countries crossing Rio Grande River into the U.S.

According to U.S. Custom and Border Control Agency,  “U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector apprehended a large group of 116 individuals—from Angola, Cameroon and Congo—after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande River into the U.S. on Thursday.”
They say that “Agents have encountered 182 large groups (100+ individuals) across the SW border this fiscal year. This is the first large group apprehended in Del Rio Sector this FY and the first large group apprehended on the SW border this FY consisting entirely of African nationals.”







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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector apprehended a large group of 116 individuals—from Angola, Cameroon and Congo—after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande River into the U.S. on Thursday: http://bit.ly/2I6Q0RG 

Major threat ignored by mainstream media


7 June, 2019
Hundreds of illegal aliens from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, which is currently experiencing a massive Ebola virus outbreak, have been dropped off in San Antonio, Texas and hundreds more will arrive in the near future.
A local news reporter looking for French-speaking volunteers to communicate with the individuals made a request on Twitter.
“City confirms hundreds of migrants from the Congo have arrived in SA. The city is in desperate need for French-speaking volunteers,” Jaleesa Irizarry of Kens 5 San Antonio wrote on Thursday.
In a local news report, Interim Assistant City Manager Dr. Collen Bridger said, “We didn’t get a heads up.”
Bridger said the illegal aliens started to arrive in town on Tuesday and that CBP confirmed “another 200 to 300 from the Congo and Angola will be coming to San Antonio.”
“A group of about 350 migrants from the Congo will be arriving in San Antonio in the near future,” a notice from the San Antonio Department of Human Services reads.
After being placed in San Antonio, the illegal immigrants are bussed to a destination of their choice by local charities who spend “roughly $14,000 a week on bus tickets.”
Last weekend, a group of more than 100 illegals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo were filmed wading through the Rio Grande River and entering the United States.
In a statement, CBP said, “Agents have encountered 182 large groups (100+ individuals) across the SW border this fiscal year. This is the first large group apprehended in Del Rio Sector this FY and the first large group apprehended on the SW border this FY consisting entirely of African nationals.”
Today, the World Health Organization said one in four Ebola infections in Congo are going undetected and that the country is experiencing the second-worst Ebola epidemic on record.
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector apprehended a large group of 116 individuals—from Angola, Cameroon and Congo—after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande River into the U.S. on Thursday: http://bit.ly/2I6Q0RG 


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