Ebola Facts!: Lies? Half Truths & Other Possible Unknowns, pt 3

posted by Maleekie Ambularie @ 7:00 AM
November 10, 2014

Ebola-spread-through-droplets        In addition to internet researchers, some physicians now speak out about possible errors in official calculations for protecting the public from Ebola.  Health experts, physicians and medical journals add to the list of unknowns about Ebola.

For instance, reporting on this week’s meeting of the National Academy’s Institute of Medicine, in ‘U.S. Scientists Say Uncertainties Loom about Ebola’s Transmission, Other Key Facts,’ Sharon Begley of Reuters warns:

“ . . . virologists believe that Ebola is spread when people . . . contact . . . the virus-laden bodily fluids of those who are already sick and touch their eyes, nose or mouth, allowing the virus to. . . enter the bloodstream.  But penetration through intact skin has not been definitively ruled out, said hemorrhagic-fever expert Thomas Ksiarek of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).”

The Extinction Protocol (EP) adds:  “Another crucial question is whether the virus can be spread by people who do not show symptoms. For months public health officials in the United States and elsewhere have insisted it cannot. But the possibility of such ‘subclinical transmission’ remains very much open,” said Dr. Andrew Pavia, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Utah.

EP continues: “Nor do experts know whether the infectious dose of virus depends on how it enters the body, Pavia said. Also unknown is whether the time between exposure to Ebola and the appearance of symptoms depends on which bodily fluids someone contacted. If it does, then someone exposed through, say, saliva rather than blood might incubate the virus for longer than the 21 days officials have repeatedly said is the outer limit of the incubation period.”

Also scientists are not sure which hand cleaners best protect against Ebola. Begley warns:  “Scientists do not know clean-hands-viruswhether foam, gas, or liquid decontaminates are most effective for cleaning surfaces that might harbor Ebola.”
“Nor do they know whether it can survive in sewers where, said Paul Lemieux of the National Homeland Security Research Center at the Environmental Protection Agency, rats ‘might pick it up’.” Ugh! Perish the thought.

Erika Check Hayden posits in ‘Many Mysteries Still Surround Ebola’: “To much of the world, the virus behind the devastating Ebola outbreak in Africa seems to have stormed out of nowhere. But Leslie Lobel–– a virologist at Ben-Gurion University in Israel––thinks we should have seen it coming.” Lobel and his team of scientists have been investigating Ebola strains in Africa for years.

Hayden then raises the stakes on Ebola questions:  “A pressing question in the present outbreak is how the currently circulating Zaire ebola virus might be changing. Its rapid spread hints that there could be something different about this strain—possibly that it has become easier to pass from one person to another.”

Clearly, whether they want to admit it or not, scientists and physicians are not as sure about this Ebola virus as politicians wish the public to believe.  So this blogger must ask again: “Why do people, especially Christians. trust scientists and doctors more than they trust God?” As used Christian Bibles make plain:

Truly, the Church and the world must better understand Christ’s ministry, both when He was on earth and now as He is in heaven:  “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick:  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias [Isaiah] the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses (Matthew 8: 16 – 17).”

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