CDC now endangering all Americans by pushing five irresponsible assumptions about Ebola transmission

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(NaturalNews) There’s no subtle way to say this, so I’ll just state it outright: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has become a clear and present danger to the public health of all Americans. The agency’s continued repeating of lies based on false assumptions is already contributing to a dangerous, casual attitude about Ebola transmission that could cause this outbreak to explode across the United States.

I have already estimated, in an interview with Dave Hodges, that a runaway outbreak across the USA could result in as many as 30 million deaths if uncontrolled. Clearly this threat needs to be taken seriously, and all Americans deserve to hear the truth about Ebola’s infection vectors. But instead of telling the truth about how Ebola is spreading, the CDC remains in a state of dangerous denial, falsely insisting the virus only spreads through “direct contact” even though virologist experts strongly disagree (and infections are clearly taking place that could not have happened through direct contact).

Even the W.H.O. now openly contradicts the CDC, stating “The Ebola virus can also be transmitted indirectly, by contact with previously contaminated surfaces and objects.” [6]

The W.H.O. also explains that “…wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual… could transmit the virus — over a short distance — to another nearby person. This could happen when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing…”

Despite these warnings, photos captured outside the apartment of Ebola “patient zero” Thomas Duncan show government officials walking in and out of an obviously contaminated apartment while wearing no protective gear whatsoever. The sidewalk where Duncan vomited was power-washed by people wearing no protective gear as well.

Such astonishing events put us all at risk of increased Ebola transmission, and the careless, casual attitude being witnessed right now is a direct result of the CDC knowingly lying to the public about Ebola transmission vectors.

A well-researched story by David Willman, published in the LA Times, seems to be the very first mainstream media story that dares to question the CDC’s official lies. Click here to read that story. Many of the quotes shown below are sourced from this story. Willman deserves to be applauded for having the courage to investigate this story and ask real questions that divert from CDC propaganda.

Here are the five dangerous — even deadly — assumptions still being made by the CDC, an agency that is clearly behaving in a way that threatens the health and safety of the American people:

Assumption #1) Ebola only spreads via “direct contact”

The CDC continues to dangerously assert that Ebola only spread through “direct contact.” This false claim openly encourages health and government officials to avoid donning necessary isolation gear (such as full face respirators) when mingling near infected Ebola patients.

It also makes the idea of touching Ebola-contaminated surfaces (such as doorknobs, bed sheets, countertops and even vehicle door handles) seem perfectly safe. But virologists are now openly questioning this dangerous CDC assumption. As reported by the LA Times: [1]

…some also question the official assertion that Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air. In late 1989, virus researcher Charles L. Bailey supervised the government’s response to an outbreak of Ebola among several dozen rhesus monkeys housed for research in Reston, Va., a suburb of Washington.

What Bailey learned from the episode informs his suspicion that the current strain of Ebola afflicting humans might be spread through tiny liquid droplets propelled into the air by coughing or sneezing. “We know for a fact that the virus occurs in sputum and no one has ever done a study [disproving that] coughing or sneezing is a viable means of transmitting,” he said. Unqualified assurances that Ebola is not spread through the air, Bailey said, are “misleading.”

Peters, whose CDC team studied cases from 27 households that emerged during a 1995 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, said that while most could be attributed to contact with infected late-stage patients or their bodily fluids, “some” infections may have occurred via “aerosol transmission.”

“Those monkeys were dying in a pattern that was certainly suggestive of coughing and sneezing — some sort of aerosol movement,” Bailey said. “They were dying and spreading it so quickly from cage to cage. We finally came to the conclusion that the best action was to euthanize them all.”

Dr. Peters and Dr. Russell also warn against the dogma of the CDC, saying: [1]

Dr. C.J. Peters, who battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia and who later led the CDC’s most far-reaching study of Ebola’s transmissibility in humans, said he would not rule out the possibility that it spreads through the air in tight quarters. “We just don’t have the data to exclude it…”

“Being dogmatic is, I think, ill-advised, because there are too many unknowns here.” – Dr. Philip K. Russell, an Ebola research virologist and former head of the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Development Command. “we’re in the middle of the first experiment of multiple, serial passages of Ebola virus in man…. God knows what this virus is going to look like. I don’t.”

Dangerous assumption #2) Ebola patients cannot spread the virus until they are “symptomatic”

Another great leap of faith being made by the CDC is found in the wildly unscientific assertion that Ebola victims can’t spread the disease until they become “symptomatic.” But this wishy-washy term isn’t defined anywhere, nor is it universally understood or applied by medical professionals.

As the LA Times reports:

CDC officials also say that asymptomatic patients cannot spread Ebola. This assumption is crucial for assessing how many people are at risk of getting the disease. …there is no proof that a person infected — but who lacks symptoms — could not spread the virus to others. “It’s really unclear,” said Michael Osterholm, a public health scientist at the University of Minnesota who recently served on the U.S. government’s National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. “None of us know.”

Russell, who oversaw the Army’s research on Ebola, said he found the epidemiological data unconvincing. “The definition of ‘symptomatic’ is a little difficult to deal with,” he said. “It may be generally true that patients aren’t excreting very much virus until they become ill, but to say that we know the course of [the virus’ entry into the bloodstream] and the course of when a virus appears in the various secretions, I think, is premature.”

The CDC, in other words, is making a huge unscientific leap in claiming that Ebola only spreads after symptoms appear. From a commonsense perspective, any body fluid that contains even tiny amounts of Ebola virus obviously poses a risk of infection to others. Even before symptoms become obvious, the Ebola virus is clearly present at some concentration in a person’s blood, saliva and mucus. Aren’t all these body fluids dangerous even before full-blown symptoms appear?

Even semen has now been identified as carrying the Ebola virus for up to 90 days after a person survives an infection. As Reuters reported today: [4]

Sex could keep the Ebola epidemic alive even after the World Health Organization (WHO) declares an area free of the disease, one of the discoverers of the deadly virus said on Tuesday. “In a convalescent male, the virus can persist in semen for at least 70 days; one study suggests persistence for more than 90 days,” the WHO said in an information note on Monday.

That same article also says that Ebola “spreads via bodily fluids such as blood and saliva, but it has also been detected in breast milk and urine, as well as semen.”

Dangerous assumption #3) The Ebola strain the world is fighting today is identical to the outbreak strain of 1976

Ever wonder why this particular strain of Ebola is exploding out of control and making huge leaps to infect people who thought they were taking sufficient precautions?

Written by: The Health Ranger – continue reading at NATURAL NEWS

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