On the surface, the Presidential order to send 3,000 military personnel to Ebola-ridden is nothing but sheer lunacy. This 3 day old order have left people scratching their heads and wondering if Obama has lost his mind.
This article will shed light on the fact that Obama is acting with depraved indifference and the evidence is clear, Ebola is much more contagious than the government is telling the people and the available science speaks clearly to this fact.
Doctors Are Condemning the Sending of US Troops to Liberia
Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has stated that “You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected… So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”
Elaine Donelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, has stated that, “I’m just appalled. Judging from this, the United States seems to have a very confused vision of what ‘national security’ means.” Donelly went on to state that Obama is putting both our troops and their families at risk.
Our Three Thousand Liberia Bound Troops Are in Grave Danger
Some scoffed when I published that researchers from the Canadian government discovered, in 2009, that Ebola could be transmitted across species through airborne means. This led to speculation that if Ebola could be transmitted through airborne means between mammals from different species, could humans be vulnerable to the same process? The suggestion was met with some derision.
Further research indicates that scientists have known for six to eight years that Ebola is an airborne virus as well as the means of transmission that the corporate controlled media tells you about (i.e. bodily fluids).
I find it incredulous that the mainstream media, the CDC, the NIH and the Obama administration are silent as to the gravity of the Ebola threat in which millions of people in this country and billions in the entire world are at greater risk because of these crimes of omission being committed against humanity by the aforementioned entities.
There presently exists a mountain of work that shows just how Ebola is transmitted through the air. And still, not one airport has been shut down and not one of these studies has aired in the mainstream media.
What Do We Really Know About the Transmission of Ebola?
No one knows for certain how Ebola virus is transmitted from one person to the next. The virus has been found in the saliva, stool, breast milk, semen, and blood of infected persons.
Body fluids (e.g. vomit, diarrhea, blood, and saliva) can result in the inhalable aerosol particles in the immediate vicinity of an infected person. Coughing was identified among some cases in a 1995 outbreak in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Coughs are widely known to emit viruses in respirable particles. Actual vomiting produces an aerosol and has been implicated in airborne transmission of gastrointestinal viruses. Regarding diarrhea, toilet flushing emits a pathogen-laden aerosol that disperses in the air.
If you are still not convinced that we are sending our troops into a situation where they will likely contract Ebola through airborne transmission, then consider that both Marburg and Ebola viruses can be isolated from sera and tissue culture medium at room temperature for up to 46 days! Even in the most optimal of conditions, aerosolized Ebola, and Reston viruses, at 50% to 55% relative humidity and 72°F, had biological decay rates of 3.06%. and 1.55% per minute, respectively. These rates indicate that 99% loss in aerosol infectivity would occur in 104, and 162 minutes, respectively. Simply put, when our troops walk into an infected zone, they can be infected for one hour and 44 minutes after the release of the Ebola into the air. When it comes to Ebola Reston, the virus can be contracted through aerosolized means for a period of two hours and forty-two minutes. Almost three hours!
There is also strong experimental evidence that Ebola can be transmitted by airborne means. Jaax et al reported the unexpected death of two rhesus monkeys housed approximately three meters from monkeys infected with Ebola virus, concluding that respiratory or eye exposure to aerosols was the only possible explanation.
This scientific evidence merely scratches the surface with regard to the available data related to these facts as they are presented in this article.
Obama Is Making Good On His Transparency Promise
Healthcare workers have experienced very high rates of morbidity and mortality in the past and current Ebola virus outbreaks. A facemask, or surgical mask, offers no or very minimal protection from infectious aerosol particles.
Soldiers armed with far less protective gear than healthcare workers who are contracting the Ebola virus in great numbers, are going to get slaughtered. And for what? What possible mission can combat troops fulfill in a healthcare mission? How can anyone conclude that Obama is not deliberately putting several thousand troops at risk by inserting these men and women into Liberia? Some have speculated that this Obama’s way of beginning the degradation of our military. I must admit that this must be considered as a distinct possibility.
A concerned and competent President would be preventing flights from Ebola outbreak areas from entering the U.S., and we should be coercing our allies to do the same. Instead, this President has overseen the obliteration of our southern borders, thus, making the citizens of this country vulnerable to the entry of Ebola from illegal immigrants emanating from West Africa as well as the distinct possibility of inviting an Ebola bio-terror attack.
An Interesting Alternative Theory
One of my military sources has suggested that this is Obama’s way of covertly building up our troop presence in Africa in preparation for fighting against the Chinese troops. He contends that in actuality, only a small part of Liberian contingent will be put in harms way. The bulk of the troops will be preparing for World War III on the African continent.
Dave Hodges is the Editor and Host of The Common Sense Show.