The CDC is Lying!
CIDRAP: We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks.
Please read and share the commentary from CIDRAP. It contains imperative information that could save your life by saving the lives of our healthcare workers. And it's pretty solid evidence the CDC is lying
Taking someone's temperature at the airport isn't nearly enough to keep Ebola away! Isolation is the only way to stop an Ebola outbreak, here or anywhere, yet Ebola treatment centers are turning away over 80% of the infected in Liberia (even though WHO has known for about 8 months). The situation in Sierra Leone isn't much better and it looks like the outbreak is about to erupt... supereruption... people are trying to flee, and the flights keep coming. Let officials know they must stop the senseless and dangerous decision making! Liberia needs isolations tents, food, medicine and trained staff, no one needs 3000 U.S. troops that are not haz-mat prepared or trained. CDC, well, I give up... they lie and their actions continually put the public at risk (Commerce Dammit Commerce). WHO has done a whole lot of not much and that's all that's required for bad things to happen. U.N. refuses to ban flights from Ebola-infected countries. U.N. spokesperson said "it's very important not to isolate these countries" as it would worsen their political and economic situations.
I say, it's very important TO ISOLATE THIS VIRUS and not doing so would worsen the political and economic situations OF THE WORLD and likely KILL MILLIONS MORE. He says aid groups need access to the region... I agree but THEY CAN USE CHARTER JETS!
Medical professionals should get together and demand respirators when treating Ebola patients. U.S. officials need to stop allowing people from affected countries to enter U.S. or require 21 day quarantine for them. This virus is too deadly to leave to a questionnaire or honor-system. Maybe the culling is all by design, maybe it is Agenda 21.
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Please read and share the following commentary from CIDRAP. It contains imperative information that could save your life by saving the lives of our healthcare workers. And it's pretty solid evidence the CDC is lying
CIDRAP- Center for Infectious Disease Researchand Policy
Lisa M Brosseau, ScD, and Rachael Jones, PhD | Sep 17, 2014
Editor's Note: Today's commentary wassubmitted to CIDRAP by the authors, who are national experts on respiratoryprotection and infectious disease transmission. In May they published a similarcommentary on MERS-CoV. Dr Brosseau is a Professor and DrJones an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Division ofEnvironmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the Universityof Illinois at Chicago.
Healthcare workers play a very important role in thesuccessful containment of outbreaks of infectious diseases like Ebola. Thecorrect type and level of personal protective equipment (PPE) ensures thathealthcare workers remain healthy throughout an outbreak—and with the currentrapidly expanding Ebola outbreak in West Africa,it's imperative to favor more conservative measures.
The precautionary principle—that any action designed toreduce risk should not await scientific certainty—compels the use ofrespiratory protection for a pathogen like Ebola virus that has:
- No proven pre- or post-exposure treatment modalities
- A high case-fatality rate
- Unclear modes of transmission
We believe there is scientific and epidemiologicevidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectiousaerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, whichmeans that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks.1
The minimum level of protection in high-risk settingsshould be a respirator with an assigned protection factor greater than 10. Apowered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) with a hood or helmet offers manyadvantages over an N95 filtering facepiece or similar respirator, being moreprotective, comfortable, and cost-effective in the long run.
We strongly urge the US Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to seek funds for thepurchase and transport of PAPRs to all healthcare workers currently fightingthe battle against Ebola throughout Africa—and beyond.
There has been a lot of on-line and publishedcontroversy about whether Ebola virus can be transmitted via aerosols. Mostscientific and medical personnel, along with public health organizations, havebeen unequivocal in their statements that Ebola can be transmitted only bydirect contact with virus-laden fluids2,3 and that the only modes oftransmission we should be concerned with are those termed "droplet"and "contact."
These statements are based on two lines of reasoning.The first is that no one located at a distance from an infected individual hascontracted the disease, or the converse, every person infected has had (or musthave had) "direct" contact with the body fluids of an infectedperson.
This reflects an incorrect and outmoded understandingof infectious aerosols, which has been institutionalized in policies, language,culture, and approaches to infection control. We will address this below.Briefly, however, the important points are that virus-laden bodily fluids maybe aerosolized and inhaled while a person is in proximity to an infectiousperson and that a wide range of particle sizes can be inhaled and depositedthroughout the respiratory tract... READ MORE CRITICAL INFORMATION
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