What a difference a week makes…
Why are they shipping Ebola-infected patients onto American soil for the first time? Why is Obama amending executive orders about quarantining people infected with Ebola when he already had that power? What exactly have Ft. Detrick biowarfare researchers been doing in the Ebola hot zone in West Africa all this time? Why does the U.S. government own a patent on a novel strain of Ebola that those same Ft. Detrick researchers quietly admitted in a CDC journal article last month may actually be the cause of the current Sierra Leone outbreak, not Ebola Zaire as widely reported? Who stands to gain from this, and what is it they are ultimately after?
Just asking. Talking about something scary isn’t automatically scaremongering, but if the powers that shouldn’t be are scaremongering, we should talk about it.
P.S. – The Bundibugyo version of Ebola (Ebobun), which is apparently genetically distinct, differing by more than 30% at the genome level from all other known ebolavirus species, has a much lower death rate than the Zaire version the media keeps talking about, at 36% for the initial Ebobun outbreak versus 70-90% on average for Zaire. Additionally, because it is much more unique, if a vaccine or treatment is created for Ebola and the Ebobun strain is not taken into account, the resulting treatment or vaccine obviously might not work on it.
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