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Panic grows as another Nigerian doctor is infected with Ebola

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In this undated family photo, Patrick Sawyer is shown with his daughter Ava at their home in Coon Rapids. Sawyer died from Ebola after traveling from his native Liberia to Nigeria.
Nigerian authorities said Monday that a doctor in Lagos has contracted Ebola, the second case in the sprawling megacity as the deadliest ever outbreak of the disease continues to spread fear and panic across west Africa. The confirmation that a fourth doctor had been infected comes as fear and anger about the dead being left unburied in Liberia's capital Monrovia brought protesters into the streets, while Sierra Leone's president said Monday that the epidemic threatened the "very essence" of the nation.

"This new case is one of the doctors who attended to the Liberian Ebola patient who died," Nigeria's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told journalists. He said that 70 other people believed to have come into contact with the Liberian government official were being monitored. Of the eight now in quarantine, three show "symptomatic" signs of the disease, he said.

More worrying still are reports from Liberia that victims' corpses were being dumped or abandoned. Protesters, who blocked major roads in the capital on Monday, claim that the government is not collecting bodies of victims left to rot in the streets or in their homes. According to an update Monday by the UN World Health Organization, at least 887 people have died from Ebola since the beginning of the year as the virus has spread across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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Hospital in NYC testing man for Ebola

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A New York City hospital is testing a patient who traveled to a West African nation where Ebola has been reported, local media reported on Monday.

Mount Sinai Hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side said the male patient, who had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, had been placed in strict isolation and was being screened to determine the cause of his symptoms, according to reports.
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Corrupt science: Neil deGrasse Tyson shamelessly defends his statements on GMO foods

After a short video clip went viral last month of American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson defending GMO foods, the scientist took to his Facebook page to publish a statement speaking further on the subject.

As RT reported last month, Tyson was caught on camera recently saying that critics of GMOs, or genetically-modified organisms, should "chill out."

"I'm amazed how much rejection genetically modified foods are receiving from the public. It smacks of the fear factor that exists at every new emergent science, where people don't fully understand it or don't fully know or embrace its consequences, and so therefore reject it," Tyson told a French interviewer originally.

"We are creating and modifying the biology of the world to serve our needs,"added the "Comos" host."I don't have a problem with that, because we've been doing that for tens of thousands of years. So chill out."Tyson's diatribe garnered hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube in a matter of days, and this week he writes on Facebook that a number of the responses he received were geared towards particular aspects of GMOs, such as labeling and food safety, while discounting the true meaning of his remarks.


Comment: Perhaps surpassing Bill Nye the Science Guy as the darling of authoritarian and materialistic pop-science, Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals more of his true colors with his continual endorsement for GMOs. The science he defends is not science at all but a blatant promotion of corporate and political interests that are to the detriment of humanity. See the following:

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Married Chinese who goes to doctor for stomach ache learns he is actually a female

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Tests: A man in Zhejiang province, China made the shocking discovery that he was a woman
A Chinese man was left stunned after he went to the doctor experiencing stomach aches and blood in his urine - only to discover that he was a woman on his period.

The married 44-year-old man from Zhejiang province, China, visited his local doctor with his wife in Yongkang where he made the shocking discovery that he had, all along, in fact been a woman.

After a full examination, doctors discovered that he had a full set of female reproductive organs along with a penis - which he said had given him an active sex life with his wife of ten years.

But doctors doubted this.

Doctors found that his genitals were different from other men and he did not possess an Adam's apple.
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FDA finally admits: Aspirin is bad for you!

If you haven't had a heart attack, step away from the aspirin bottle... If you are one of the 40 million Americans who take an aspirin every day, you may want to heed the latest warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

After many decades of promoting aspirin, the FDA now says that if you have not experienced a heart problem, you should not be taking a daily aspirin - even if you have a family history of heart disease. This represents a significant departure from FDA's prior position on aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks.

On its website, the FDA now says: [1, 2]
"FDA has concluded that the data do not support the use of aspirin as a preventive medication by people who have not had a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular problems, a use that is called 'primary prevention.' In such people, the benefit has not been established but risks - such as dangerous bleeding into the brain or stomach - are still present."
Their announcement was prompted by Bayer's request to change its aspirin label to indicate it can help prevent heart attacks in healthy individuals. Aspirin generated $1.27 billion in sales for Bayer last year, [3] and from Bayer's request, it appears they want everyone to be taking their drug.

But the FDA says "not so fast" - and rightly so. Evidence in support of using aspirin preventatively has gone from weak to weaker to nonexistent. This is why I've been advising against it for more than a decade. It looks as though aspirin, even "low-dose aspirin" (LDA), may do far more harm than good.

In fact, it is debatable whether or not aspirin has ANY protective benefits against cardiovascular disease, even if you have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Recent scientific studies have uncovered a number of serious side effects, suggesting that whatever aspirin may offer may be overshadowed by its risks, especially when safer natural alternatives exist.

As is true for nearly all medications, the longer we watch for side effects, the more we tend to find - even for drugs like aspirin that have been around for more than 100 years. Just because aspirin is an over-the-counter drug and has been around for more than a century does not mean that it's harmless.

Comment: While I don't completely agree with some of his dietary recommendations (eating as much raw as one can, daily fermented foods etc.), the bulk of the article is correct.

Bottom line is: Don't use aspirin, especially if Ebola is going to go pandemic ...

For more info on diet see: Ketogenic Diet - Path To Transformation?

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Ebola outbreak - Catastrophic pandemic?

If you are not taking the threat of Ebola seriously, you are making a big mistake. President Barack Obama takes it very seriously and has just signed an amendment to an executive order allowing 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."





This video says that merely the suspicion of a limited Ebola outbreak in the United States would give the green light for federal authorities to seize draconian powers and detain Americans not even infected with the Ebola virus.

The director-general of the World Health Organization warned Friday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading quickly and the consequences could be "catastrophic" if greater efforts to control the outbreak aren't put into place now. "This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Director-General Margaret Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast at a gathering in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. "If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," she said.

Comment: A ketogenic diet at this point looks most promising to bolster one's immune defence, as well as trying to limit toxic influences in one's life (like stress, heavy metals, insomnia etc.).

See here for more info:

Ketogenic Diet - Path To Transformation?
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Over 400,000 warned to not drink toxic tap water in Ohio as state of emergency declared

A state of emergency has been declared in northwest Ohio after about 400,000 people were warned not to drink water as tests revealed the presence of a toxin in it.

Ohio Governor John Kasich declared a State of Emergency for all areas of the state that are supplied with water from the City of Toledo facilities.

Gov. John Kasich's emergency order will allow the state to begin bringing water into the Toledo area. Meanwhile, stores around Toledo are reported to be running out of bottled water as residents rushed to stock up supplies.
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Scientists stumble across the obvious treatment for Ebola: tobacco

A cocktail of antibodies cooked up in tobacco plants may provide an emergency treatment for Ebola virus, one of the deadliest viruses known, researchers reported Wednesday.

The treatment provides 100 percent protection to monkeys when given right after exposure. But it also helps even after symptoms develop, the researchers report in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Ebola first appeared in 1976 and causes an especially frightening and deadly form of hemorrhagic fever. Patients die of shock but may bleed internally and externally. Depending on the strain, it kills between 25 and 90 percent of patients.

There is no existing treatment and no vaccine. "It is horrifying," says Gene Olinger of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), who worked on the study.

Various strains of the virus pop up unpredictably across Africa, perhaps as people venture into forests to hunt wild animals, especially monkeys and apes, known as bushmeat. The virus infects apes and monkeys and it infects people who are exposed to bodily fluids, such as blood.

Comment: We hate to say we told you so, but...

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Don't wait around for the vaccine, get smoking!


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Russian virologists join battle with 'deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever'

Members of Doctors Without Borders
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Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) wear protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry

Russian virologists arrived in Guinea to help local doctors in their fight against a massive Ebola outbreak, which infected at least 1,323 people and so far resulted in 729 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

"Our virologists arrived in Guinea and started their work," spokesman for Russia's Ministry of Health Oleg Salagai told Itar-Tass.

Academician virologists Victor Maleev from the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology and Professor Mikhail Shchelkanov from the Research Institute of Virology, arrived in the country immediately after the World Health Organisation warned that the Ebola outbreak is spreading quicker than efforts to contain the disease. Both Russian scientists specialize in investigating the causes of epidemics and outbreaks of viruses.

Meanwhile the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) emphasized the immediate need to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West African countries.

"The Red Cross or Red Crescent is extremely worried that the situation is spiralling out of control," the IFRC's emergency health coordinator Panu Saaristo said in a statement.

"The response capacity and resources of the government and humanitarian aid agencies in the affected countries are already stretched beyond the limit, and the virus continues to spread, making this the deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever," Saaristo said, stressing that the spread of the virus can only be contained with the support of the international community.
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Ebola outbreak becoming uncontrollable; meanwhile Monsanto invests in anti-Ebola drug

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A global outbreak of deadly Ebola is underway and has crossed national borders. One infected victim of the horrifying disease flew on international flights, vomiting on board and exposing hundreds of people to the deadly virus which can be transmitted through airborne particles. Ebola has an 8-10 day incubation period, meaning thousands of people could be carrying it right now and spreading it across the cities of the world without even knowing it.

Passengers in Hong Kong and the UK have already shown symptoms of the disease and are being tested, reports USA Today. (2) The Peace Corps has evacuated its volunteers from the region after two were exposed to Ebola. (3)

"Expert claims panic over death of U.S. man in Nigeria is 'justified'" reports the Daily Mail. (1) "He warned the spread of Ebola could become a global pandemic."

Comment: See this article for some natural treatments for Ebola:
Natural treatments for Ebola virus exist, research suggests

For a dietary approach to strengthening the immune system consider the Ketogenic Diet and its many benefits, as well as the relaxation program Éiriú Eolas, which includes simple breathing exercises to ease life's stresses.

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