Don’t Fear Ebola, Fear the State
And mistrust fascist big pharma public-private partnerships
by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | August 1, 2014
It is difficult to contract the deadly viral disease Ebola.
In order to get it, you have to be in direct contact with blood and other body fluids from an infected person or animal. Aerosol transmission is not possible. The possibility of widespread transmission is extremely low due to a high fatality rate and the remote areas where infections usually occur.
According to some members of the medical establishment and the corporate media, the spread of the disease is out of control in the African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A chart posted on Daily Mail claims 1,201 people in those countries tested positive for the disease and 672 have died this year. The Daily Mail says Ebola is “as infectious as flu,” a claim that is patently untrue.
As Jon Rappoport told Alex Jones on Thursday, the death rate from Ebola is nearly infinitesimal when compared to seasonal flu, which kills between three and five million people every year. Like previous “pandemic” diseases like Swine Flu and West Nile, Ebola is being exploited and exaggerated as part of a psychological operation by government.
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Disease, natural disaster, and man-made crises are routinely exploited by government as pretexts to enlarge and extend its power and reach. The state and its propaganda media thrive on one manufactured crisis after another as part of a systematic effort to ramp up the police state. The goal is not protection of the people. It is an all-encompassing surveillance state with a militarized component designed not to save us from evil terrorists or scary diseases, but control the population and maintain through fear and violence its political monopoly.
A fear-mongered Ebola – far less threatening to the average American than a stay at the hospital or driving a car – will be used to impose new restrictions on the movement of citizens. The CDC website reveals what the government plans to do in the event the difficult to spread disease arrives in America – enforce isolation, quarantine, and government decree enforced at gunpoint. “In addition to serving as medical functions, isolation and quarantine also are ‘police power’ functions, derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society,” the CDC states.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon is on its game. “The military has response plans in place for national emergency events that could include anything from a pandemic outbreak to economic collapse, both of which could lead to civil unrest,” writes Mac Slavo. “The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states” despite a complete lack of Ebola cases and the improbability of a pandemic.
In addition to providing an excuse for an enlargement of government and military power, hyped up pandemic threats are used by transnational corporations to increase profits.
In 2010 the outgoing Chair of the Council of Europe’s Sub-committee on Health, Wolfgang Wodarg, told the Alex Jones Show that the 2009 swine flu pandemic was a hoax manufactured by pharmaceutical companies in league with the WHO to make large profits while endangering public health. “It is their trick that they always try to monopolize this and we pay much more like this,” said Wodarg.
Fast tracked vaccines that may become mandatory
The National Institutes of Health, a biomedical research facility under the Department of Health & Human Services, has announced it is working with another government behemoth, the Food and Drug Administration, to fast track an Ebola vaccine.
“We are starting to discuss some deals with pharmaceutical companies to help scale it up, so on an emergency basis, it might be available in 2015 for health workers who are putting themselves at extreme risk,” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fast tracked vaccines and accompanying pandemic psychological warfare has resulted in the state and its supported institutions – including hospitals, schools and even private daycare centers – making flu vaccines mandatory for workers.
The New York Times and the establishment media are now demanding mandatory vaccinations for children and the elimination of all exemptions. As if that is not bad enough, some are calling for mandatory participation in vaccine clinical trials as well.
“Many societies already mandate that citizens undertake activities for the good of society,” writes Susanne Sheehy for the American Medical Association, a government-sanctioned cartel that specializes in making healthcare unaffordable.
Beware when government and its preferred corporate partners argue in favor of mandatory activities supposedly for the good of society.
This invariably results in authoritarian behavior, conscription, and wealth confiscation at gunpoint.
HYPE AND FEARMONGERING
Obama Signs Executive Order to Allow Detention of Americans With ‘Respiratory Illnesses’
Amendment comes in wake of Ebola scare
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons
by Paul Joseph Watson | August 1, 2014
As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, President Barack Obama has signed an amendment to an executive order that would allow him to mandate the apprehension and detention of Americans who merely show signs of “respiratory illness.”
The executive order, titled Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases, amends executive order 13295, passed by George W. Bush in April 2003, which allows for the, “apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of suspected communicable diseases.”
The amendment signed by Obama replaces subsection (b) of the original Bush executive order which referred only to SARS. Obama’s amendment allows for the detention of Americans who display, “Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.”
Although Ebola was listed on the original executive order signed by Bush, Obama’s amendment ensures that Americans who merely show signs of respiratory illness, with the exception of influenza, can be forcibly detained by medical authorities.
Although the quarantining of people suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus seems like a perfectly logical move, the actual preconditions for this to happen aren’t restricted to just those suffering from the disease.
As we highlighted earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has measures in place for dealing with an outbreak of a communicable disease which allow for the quarantine of “well persons” who “do not show symptoms” of the disease.
In addition, under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, public health authorities and governors would be given expanded police powers to seize control of communications devices, public and private property, as well as a host of other draconian measures in the event of a public health emergency.
When the legislation was introduced, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons warned that it “could turn governors into dictators.”
Yesterday it was reported that Emory University Hospital in Atlanta was set to receive a patient infected with Ebola. A hospital in Germany also accepted an infected patient earlier this week. Some critics have raised concerns about the risk of deliberately importing infected individuals into the west.
THE HYPE AND FEAR BUILD UP
Ebola 2: here come the “global pandemic” promoters
UK government wants to hunt for 30,000 people who might have “come in contact” with air traveler Patrick Sawyer
Image Credits: Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine
by Jon Rappoport | Infowars.com | August 1, 2014
Now in the UK, the government has absurdly decided it wants to hunt for 30,000 people who might have “come in contact” with air traveler Patrick Sawyer, who is said to have died from Ebola.
At first, the search was going to be aimed at only several hundred, but now they’ve multiplied the hysteria factor.
Here is one predictable outcome: at clinics and hospitals, frightened people who arrive with what are labeled “early signs” of Ebola will be labeled as probable cases. What are those symptoms? Fever, chill, sore throat, cough, headache, joint pain. Sound familiar? Normally, this would just be called the flu.
What’s (intentionally) missing in all this an understanding of the immune system. Generally speaking, a germ doesn’t stand a chance of causing serious illness when the immune system is strong.
Of course, you won’t hear about that. Instead, news accounts will feature shock and awe: “perfectly healthy people” who suddenly succumbed to the “killer germ.”
The fact is, unless a serious, honest, and highly competent practitioner does a complete workup on a patient, he has no idea whether that person is healthy and has a strong immune system.
While researching my first book in 1987, AIDS Inc.: Scandal of the Century, I read published summaries of “the first AIDS cases,” all of whom had been patients at UCLA Hospital. To a man, these patients were labeled “formerly otherwise healthy.” That was sheer propaganda. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The lists of their prior medical drugs put the lie to that in short order.
In areas of the world where severe malnutrition, starvation, lack of basic sanitation, contaminated water, overcrowding, heavy pollution are present, people fall ill and die routinely.
These conditions destroy the immune system—and then any germ that sweeps through the area causes illness and death, because body’s defenses are shot. That’s the real problem.
Here’s another point you won’t see discussed on the mainstream news: the reliability of tests used to diagnose Ebola.
Two of those tests—antibody and PCR—are notoriously unreliable.
Antibody tests will register positive for disease because they ping on factors that have nothing to do with the disease being looked for. And even when cross-reaction ping doesn’t occur, a positive test merely shows that the patient came in contact with the germ in question. It says nothing about whether he’s ill or is going to become ill.
In fact, before 1984, when the science was turned on its head, antibody-positive status was taken to mean the patient’s immune system had successfully warded off the germ.
The PCR test is a sophisticated way of amplifying tiny, tiny bits of what are assumed to be viral material, so they can be observed. The problem here is this: if only tiny bits of material could be found in the patient’s body in the first place, there is no reason to suppose they’re enough to cause disease. Very, very large amounts of virus are necessary to begin to suspect the patient is ill or is going to become ill.
Bottom line: huge numbers of people on whom these tests are done are going to be falsely diagnosed with Ebola.
And in a pandemic scare, diagnostic tests are going to be ignored altogether. “Eyeball” assessment becomes the order of the day.
This is exactly what happened in the US, in the summer of 2009, when the Swine Flu scare was at its height.
The Centers for Disease Control, without informing the public, just stopped doing tests and stopped counting numbers of American Swine Flu cases. Yet, on the basis of zero evidence, they claimed the disease was an expanding nightmare.
Sharyl Attkisson, star investigative reporter for CBS at the time, broke this story—and her network shut her off. There was much more she could have exposed, but it didn’t happen.
Here’s what did happen. The CDC, shaken to its core by Attkisson’s revelations, doubled down, employing a time honored strategy: if a lie doesn’t work, tell a much bigger lie.
The CDC suddenly claimed that its (unverified) total of tens of thousands of Swine Flu cases in America were really “tens of millions of cases.”
As the days and weeks pass, you’re going to hear and see all manner of outrageous propaganda about Ebola. “People of interest” and “possible carriers” and “people who might have come in contact with someone who has Ebola” will morph into “suspected cases of Ebola” and “victims of Ebola.”
The psyop warriors and their dupes will scream “global pandemic” every fifteen seconds.
To exert control over the population and obtain compliance (stay indoors, don’t travel, avoid contact with people who might be ill, etc.), they’ll say anything.
Every so-called “pandemic” is a test: how well will the population follow orders?
That’s the whole point.
The World Health Organization and the CDC are the spear points of the operation. They float the lies and the lies about lies.
The World Health Organization is also in charge of doing damage to national economies. “Shut down the airports. No planes should take off or land. Keep the ships in the harbors.”
Disruption, fear, damage.
Chaos—then new Order imposed on the chaos.
In 1987, I warned that medical propaganda ops are, in the long run, the most dangerous. They appear to be neutral. They wave no political banners. They claim to be science. For these reasons, they can accomplish the goals of overt fascism without arousing suspicion.
The “pandemic” is a high-value strategy in the medical psyop playbook.
The doctor is a foot soldier. In most cases, he has no idea how he’s being used. He’s learned his lessons well in medical school, where he’s also learned how to be arrogant and immune to uncomfortable truths.
REAL EBOLA FACTS
Liz Bennett | Jul 31, 2014
Patrick Sawyer, a married father of three was making his way back to the United States after attending his sisters funeral in Liberia. He was due to attend a conference in Lagos, Nigeria before flying home to Minnesota. His trip required three flights, he made two of them before falling ill. The first from Monrovia to Lome in Togo, and the second from Lome to Lagos . During the flight he became ill on landing he collapsed in the airport.
The passengers on the two flights he completed were given details about the signs and symptoms of Ebola…and were then allowed to continue their onward travel. As Ebola can take up to 21 days before people start to show symptoms there are grave fears that the virus has now escaped Africa and will start spreading around the globe.
Dr Derek Gatherer of the University of Lancaster an expert in infectious diseases said yesterday:
“Anyone on the same plane could have become infected because Ebola is easy to catch,” he said.
“It can be passed on through vomiting, diarrhea or even from simply saliva or sweat – as well as being sexually transmitted. That is why there is such alarm over Mr Sawyer because he became ill on the flight so anyone else sharing the plane could have been infected by his vomit or other bodily fluids.”
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) director of operations Bart Janssens echoed his concerns:
“This epidemic is unprecedented, absolutely out of control and the situation can only get worse, because it is still spreading, above all in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in some very important hotspots,” he said.
“We are extremely worried by the turn of events, particularly in these two countries where there is a lack of visibility on the epidemic. If the situation does not improve fairly quickly, there is a real risk of new countries being affected. That is certainly not ruled out, but it is difficult to predict, because we have never known such an epidemic.’
Europe is on high alert after it emerged that Germany has agreed to take Ebola patients at a hospital in Hamburg. The World Health Organization has requested help from the west in dealing with the outbreak.
Doctors assure that the utmost precautions will be taken to make sure the disease does not spread during treatment. The patients will be kept in an isolation ward behind several airlocks, and doctors and nurses will wear body suits with their own oxygen supplies that will be burned every three hours.
German authorities were expecting the arrival of Sheik Umar Khan, an Ebola expert who caught the disease while treating patients in Sierra Leone, but he died before he could be transported.
“We were actually anticipating the patient’s arrival over the weekend,” Dr. Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, head of the viral diagnostic unit at Hamburg’s Bernhard-Nocht-Institute, told German public broadcaster NDR.
Are they insane? Transferring these patients from general to isolation wards is hazardous enough, transferring them internationally is just insanity of the first order. While politicians around the world insist they have sound plans afoot for screening and dealing with an outbreak workers on the ground are nowhere near as sure. Lucy Moreton, leader of the UK Immigration Service Union said:
“Members are very concerned. They serve on the front line; they are the first point of contact usually for people coming off an aircraft and the concern is what do they do if they’re confronted with someone that doesn’t appear well who appears at the border.
“There is no health facility at the border, there is no containment facility, and until extremely recently there has been no guidance issued to staff at all as to what they should do,” she said on BBC Radio 4′s The World Tonight.
“They are phoning us up and asking ‘what are we supposed to do, how do we spot this, how do we protect ourselves?’, and we can’t answer that for them just now.”
Neither the World health organization or individual governments have yet recommended a travel ban to the affected areas. Unless international travel in and out of these countries is stopped eventually Ebola is going to get out, and then God help us all.
Of all the diseases it’s possible to get the two that scare health workers, (and retired health workers) the most is Ebola Zaire and smallpox.
There is only one surefire way of NOT getting Ebola, and that is to put yourself into self-imposed quarantine should it arrive in your area. A wildfire cannot spread without fuel, well Ebola can’t spread without hosts to spread into.
I really hope I am wrong, but I have a very bad feeling about this. I have no doubt that whole towns will be quarantined should Ebola arrive on our shores. Military rule is likely to be one of the consequences of such an outbreak. Curfews and public meetings will be banned.
You MUST be ready for this. Waiting until it’s here will be too late. Have a plan and stick to it. Go into self-imposed isolation before you are forced to, that way you are in a controlled situation which goes a long way to removing the panic that enforced orders cause.
If you really have to leave your home make sure ALL of your skin is covered. Just brushing against a sweating person who has Ebola can pass the virus to you, if it can get in through a cut, scratch, graze or via mucous membranes.
Wear eyeglasses or sunglasses to prevent entry via the eyes.
Facemasks should be worn when out in public if an outbreak is declared. There is a right and a wrong way to use paper facemasks. Pinch over the nose and face the person you are talking to. Turning your head to one side allows pathogens to enter via the gaping edge of the mask. Wear fitted filter masks if you can afford them.
Any clothing worn outside of your boundary should be removed in a prepared area before entering the house. Paper coveralls should be burnt in a controlled space such as an incinerator, regular clothing should be put into a bucket of bleach water if they show no sign of contamination, or should be burnt is they have any unknown marks on them that were not there before.
Never enter the house with your shoes on after going outside your perimeter.
Shower or wash immediately on your return, outside the house if possible. If showering keep you eyes and mouth closed until you have thoroughly washed your hair and face.If adequate water for showering is not available concentrate on your hands and then your face. Wash your hands thoroughly in a mild bleach solution and using fresh water wash your face and neck.
Keep your skin in good condition as dry chaffed skin is more prone to infection of all kinds and far more likely to have a breach in it than supple skin.
If you have ANY skin condition such as dermatitis,eczema or psoriasis cover all defects before leaving home.
Any fresh food, including meat and fish, brought after an outbreak is declared should be soaked in a mild bleach wash and then rinsed in clear water before use.
Do not handle meat and fish with your bare hands as any human blood from a nick on the butchers finger will be indistinguishable from the animals blood.
Peel all vegetables before use.
Cook all food thoroughly. You might like your steak rare, but it’s not advisable during an outbreak, it needs to be cooked right through in case the butcher was infected.
Avoid doctors waiting rooms and hospitals unless you have a life or limb-threatening condition.
You need to take a long hard look at your preps. Do you have enough staples to last a few months at least? Many of the basics are dirt cheap, pasta, rice, dried potato flakes and lentils for example. In any emergency situation these staples will form the basis of hundreds of different meals, allowing you to add small amounts of protein to create balanced meals for you family over an extended period.
Make sure you have enough over the counter medications to deal with minor issues as they occur, and have as much prescribed medication as you can in your home.
If Ebola does spread around the globe we will be witnessing a plague of biblical proportions. Ebola Zaire has a fatality rate of up to 90%, potentially able to wipe out 6,300,000,000 of the worlds population in a matter of months. The last time the population of the planet was 700 million people was around 1750, 275 years ago.
The above numbers fit quite well with the “Globalist Elites” Georgia Guidestones first commandment
None of us can afford to think Ebola is something that only affects far away lands. Maybe once, but not anymore. International air travel, something most of us do without a second thought, something that has expanded our knowledge of the world as a whole, something that has played a major part in economic growth for decades, may be the very thing that brings society to an almost grinding halt.
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Ebola Infected U.S. Aid Workers Due To Arrive At Emory University Hospital Atlanta
At least one, but possibly two U.S. citizens with Ebola is due to fly from West Africa to Atlanta during the next few days
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons
by Lizzie Bennett | Underground Medic | August 1, 2014
At least one, but possibly two U.S. citizens with Ebola is due to fly from West Africa to Atlanta during the next few days. Barbara Reynolds spokeswoman for the CDC in Atlanta said that she is not aware of any Ebola patient ever been treated in the United States before.
Emory Hospital in Atlanta has issued a statement saying it is well prepared to receive the patients, and that it has the facilities to safely care for them without any risk to the public.
Let’s hope and pray they are right.
Two Americans are infected, Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol who are said to be in a grave condition. Apparently a serum has been made from the blood of a child who was cured of Ebola and that serum, although experimental has been offered to Dr Brantly. He is said to have refused the treatment, insisting it be given to Writebol.
On at least five occasions the CDC has made mistakes in handling deadly pathogens. According to the LA Times:
Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two labs and had imposed a moratorium on shipping deadly pathogens.
The announcement of the previously undisclosed incidents comes days after the CDC said scientists had discovered six vials of the smallpox virus in an unused storage room at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Md.
This of course is not counting the exposure of 86 workers to anthrax in June, and as the article states comes just days after vials of the smallpox virus was found lying at the back of a shelf in a cupboard….
I have great sympathy for those suffering from this awful disease. Up to 90% of those who contract it will die a terrible death, but bringing those people to the United states, UK and Europe will not alter that fact. What it will do is increase the risk of this virus spreading.
One mistake with this, and people are going to start dying across the United States. From the point that the Ebola patient leaves the isolation ward in Africa the risks to the rest of the world start to grow.
It’s likely the patients will be transferred in pods called aeromedical bio containment systems. These systems are specifically designed to allow medical staff access without exposing themselves to the virus. They are not particularly sturdy structures.
There is not much room on medivac planes, and with possibly two patients to care for it is unlikely there will be enough spare equipment to deal with all possible emergency scenarios. Although bodily waste can be removed from these pods, doing so on the aircraft would be incredibly dangerous. Usually a specialized flow air system, inside a bio containment air lock would be required to remove level four biological waste safely.
The logistics of transporting a patient with Ebola, particularly Ebola Zaire, the strain causing the current outbreak are horrendous:
From the isolation unit along corridors to ambulance or helicopter
From the ambulance or helicopter to the airport.
Then they have to get the patient actually onto the plane.
A flight of ten hours + depending on where exactly they are taking off from.
Transfer from the aircraft on arrival in Atlanta.
Travel by ambulance or helicopter to the Emory Hospital.
Transfer to the isolation unit.
All of this needs to be done, twice if both patients are returned home, without snagging or breeching the flimsy plastic tent of the unit.
Now remember, these patients have Ebola Zaire, a condition where ALL bodily secretions are infected. The condition causes diarrhea and vomiting, a high fever causing the patient to sweat, and bleeding from every orifice. These symptoms will not conveniently stop because the patient is in transit to the United states, or Germany, or anywhere else.
All of these secretions and bodily fluids will need to be dealt with without emergency back-up for upwards of 15 hours.
One mistake and the medical team doing the transport, as well as any ancillary staff involved will be open to risk of contamination. One splash of bodily fluid missed when the airliner is decontaminated after the trip will expose cabin crew and future passengers to harm. The virus has been shown to remain active both in dry and liquid forms for several days outside of the body. The fact that infection can occur from those preparing Ebola victims for burial suggests possible airborne spread as persons without any cuts or grazes have become infected when preparing bodies for disposal.
…are also at risk when handling the bodies of deceased humans in preparation for funerals, suggesting possible transmission through aerosol droplets. In the laboratory, infection through small-particle aerosols has been demonstrated in primates, and airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected, although it has not yet been conclusively demonstrated.
It’s likely that just having an Ebola patient in a major U.S. city is likely to see a surge in patients presenting with flu -like symptoms as this is how Ebola first presents itself. People will quite rightly be worried. Some of concerns that I personally have are:
Will the medical staff treating the patient(s) be confined to the hospital or will they return to their normal lives at the end of each shift?
Is this a one off or are more patients likely to be flown out of Africa?
As laboratory aerosol spread has been noted where is the vented air from the biocontainment airlocks pumped to?
Will biohazard waste be incinerated on site at the hospitals or will it have to be moved to commercial facilities?
How many layers of protection will stand between visitors of the patients and the patients themselves?
As the virus takes up to 21 days (with a mean of 4 to 9 days) to incubate how often will staff tending the victims be tested for the virus?
Here is the statement released by Emory Hospital:
Emory University Hospital has been informed that there are plans to transfer a patient with Ebola virus infection to its special facility containment unit within the next several days. We do not know at this time when the patient will arrive. Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country. Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient. For this specially trained staff, these procedures are practiced on a regular basis throughout the year so we are fully prepared for this type of situation. An Emory University spokesperson declined to provide additional details.
There are so many possibilities for something to go wrong in this situation it genuinely frightens me to think about it. Ebola Zaire is a medical nightmare, and at this point in time that nightmare has a decent chance of escaping my dreams and becoming reality.
Selfless: American Doctor Infected with Ebola Asks That Only Dose Of Serum Be Given to Colleague
Image Credits: CDC
by Mac Slavo | SHTFplan.com | August 1, 2014
Dr. Kent Brantly, who has dedicated his life to helping those in need with the Samaritan’s Purse organization, can be described with a single word.
A dose of “experimental serum” arrived in Liberia to be tried on a U.S. charity worker struggling for her life — but there was only enough for one of the two infected workers, so Dr. Kent Brantly asked that it be used on his colleague, the group Samaritan’s Purse said Thursday.
Dr. Brantly, a doctor with the group who was also infected, tried an alternative treatment, using blood transfused from a young survivor of the virus.
“Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, but there was only enough for one person. Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol,” Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, said in a statement. “However, Dr. Brantly received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola because of Dr. Brantly’s care. The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life.”
Even with death knocking at his doorstep this American faces it with the fervor of a true hero.
An earlier report indicated he was up and moving around on his own as recently as 24 hours ago, but he is still in critical condition according to physicians.
The Ebola virus has a mortality rate of 90%.
Dr. Brantly may have contracted the virus in a decontamination area and sought treatment as soon as his symptoms were identified, a move which may have given him a fighting chance at beating the deadly disease.
Our thoughts are with him, his family, and others who are fighting for their lives right now.