Ebola Response, October 22nd, 2014
October 22, 2014 • 10:10AM

Here are some of the most significant updates on the response to the Ebola Crisis.

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Emergency Meeting of ALBA Nations on Ebola: "We Have an Enormous Responsibility to Save Lives"

The outcome of the emergency Oct. 20 meeting in Havana of representatives of the nine member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of our America (ALBA), was best summed up by Bolivia's President Evo Morales, who told the attendees that the Ebola epidemic raging in Africa requires "universal, joint action, a responsibility for life, and that's why we have come here...to be always united: all for life, for unity."

Head of Emory Healthcare: We Need "Government Leadership" to Launch a National Strategy to Combat Ebola

In an opinion piece published in The Washington Post yesterday, John T. Fox, head of Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, issued an urgent call for a national strategy to combat the Ebola epidemic. As the treatment of Ebola patients has demonstrated—Emory Hospital has treated four Ebola patients thus far—training and strictly following protocol "are paramount," Fox notes, but he adds that sharing information isn't sufficient.

Studies Prompt Call for Doubling Ebola Quarantine Period

Studies questioning the adequacy of the current 21-day quarantine for people who may have contracted Ebola, have prompted one member of Congress to call for the Centers for Disease Control to double the quarantine period. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi.) said in a statement released Oct. 19 that the CDC must increase the quarantine and restriction period from the current 21-day standard to 42 days, based on the latest scientific studies and the World Health Organization (WHO) report that the incubation period for the deadly Ebola virus can extend as long as 42 days.

London Economist Presents Huge Requirements for Addressing the Ebola Crisis

"The Ebola Crisis: Much Worse to Come," is the headline on an Oct. 18 article appearing in the London Economist. It is a lengthy, rather hard-nosed evaluation of the gravity of the crisis, and a first-pass calculation of some of the resources required to address the issue of the transmission of Ebola in West Africa. This is by no means a full program to halt the Ebola pandemic and other upcoming biological threats, which actually requires reversing the process of physical economic devolution of the planet that the British Empire has imposed.

"Ebola Doctors at Breaking Point" in West Africa

Yesterday, Bloomberg provided a compendium of comments from various physicians working with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF) in Liberia, all of which point to the reality of the Ebola crisis spinning both out of control and escalating—contrary to the criminal lies emanating from the Obama administration.

Georgetown University Dr. Daniel Lucey, who is in Liberia with MSF, told Bloomberg: "The epidemic is still getting worse." Another MSF volunteer, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal, said: "They [MSF] are at the breaking point. There's a sense that there's a major wave of infections that's about to wash everything away." And MSF emergency program manager Hugues Robert-Nicoud said: "There's a change in scale in this epidemic every two weeks. It's this constant feeling that the boat's sinking. You try to plug the water that's coming in, but the holes are everywhere."

MSF has already seen 21 workers infected and 12 people have died.

CDC Issues More Stringent Ebola Guidelines, While Homeland Security Imposes Travel Restrictions

Recognizing, belatedly, that it's guidelines for dealing with the Ebola epidemic were woefully inadequate, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) two nights ago issued a new set of guidelines, which are in line with those used for years by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) organization. In what The New York Times described as an "unusual" late-night phone news conference Oct. 20, CDC Director Thomas Frieden said the guidelines "provide an increased margin of safety."

Obama and Media Prostitutes Spew Deadly and Immoral Triumphalism in the Ebola Fight

Utterly incompetent and immoral triumphalism continues to issue from the Obama administration and assorted media prostitutes, as they lie about the reality of the Ebola epidemic.

"Nigeria Is Free of Ebola, Health Agency Affirms," is a typical headline in The New York Times yesterday, reporting on the WHO announcement that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. "This is a spectacular success story that shows that Ebola can be contained," the WHO said in a report on its website. Although Nigeria did engage in an exemplary tracking and containment operation once a case had been discovered there, the WHO's propaganda is designed to convince the world that the problem is not in fact out of control. The WHO also reported on Oct. 17 that Senegal was Ebola-free. Similarly, much of the U.S. media celebrates the fact that 50 people in Dallas who were on the watch list have now passed the 21-day quarantine period, and are therefore cleared.