US Ebola Fears Grow

Elise Viebeck, The Hill, October 1, 2014

Fears are rising about the spread of Ebola in Texas after health officials revealed an infected patient had come into contact with nearly 20 people over the weekend.

Health officials said they are working to track down every person who came in contact with the patient, who has been identified in multiple media reports as Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia. He remains in serious condition at a Dallas hospital.

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Government officials from Dallas to the White House sought to maintain calm Wednesday, assuring the public that the virus is not easily transmitted and will be contained.

The chances of an Ebola epidemic in the United States are “incredibly low,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. “The reason for that is that it is not possible to transmit Ebola through the air. . . . The only way that an individual can contract Ebola is by coming into contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is exhibiting symptoms.”

The assurances from the administration weren’t enough for some Dallas residents, who began pulling their children from school.

Earnest said the administration was not planning travel restrictions or additional airport screenings to prevent the spread of the virus.

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A bevy of new details were revealed Wednesday about Duncan, his travel from Liberia and his care in the United States.

The delivery driver is in his mid-40s and lives in Monrovia; he was sharing a home with a pregnant woman who was sick with Ebola, The New York Times reported. He apparently helped her travel to the hospital four days before his flight.

Duncan was not exhibiting symptoms at the time of his travel, and officials insisted he could not have infected fellow passengers. He came through Brussels en route to Dallas, a detail revealed Wednesday by a Canadian health official.

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As information is slowly released, officials have been seeking to tamp down fears that Duncan’s case could cause an outbreak.

The government has neither confirmed Duncan’s identity nor revealed his flight information, maintaining that none of the other passengers on his flight could have been infected.

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“Ebola is a serious disease. . . . It is a severe disease which has a high-case fatality rate,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden on Tuesday when announcing the infection to the nation.

“Still, there are core, tried-and-true public health interventions that can stop it.”

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  • Robert Binion

    And the happy phrase on Sesame Street for today is “Liberian secretions”!

  • Chip Carver

    I stand by my earlier remarks, I still feel this is being done on purpose in order to release Ebola or what is claimed to be Ebola into the population. Or it could be part of an “October Surprise”. Or just something to try and get people’s minds off other things that are going on or that are going to happen shortly. All that aside, Ebola in the US is no accident.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      Of course it’s being done on purpose. The anti-Christ-in-chief has shown his hatred for America again and again through actions and words. He could have sealed the border, but he didn’t. Anything that happens now will be his fault.

      • archer

        His fault and that of the most useless congress in our history.

      • President Oogabooga also listened to reverend Wright’s sermons each week. He even brought his young daughters to listen to the vile diatribes the critter spouted. If the SoB didn’t like it here, he should have just left. He completely understands that he is dependent upon us, and hates us for it.

  • Adolf Verloc

    Ebola would have entered the US and Europe eventually after spreading to Nigeria. Oil-related passenger travel to and from Nigeria dwarfs the travel to all other countries in the region. There is still no evidence that you can catch it from anything other than infected bush meat or blood, feces or vomit of an infected person.

    • IstvanIN

      Not if we had reasonable border controls.

    • me

      Not true. The Ebola virus can also be contracted sexually, and can live in the spermatozoa of a ‘recovered’ patient for up to SEVEN weeks. There are strong arguments that it can be spread through saliva and mucus also, which means a well-crowded room could potentially be infected by a well-timed cough or a sneeze. Also, the Ebola pandemic reminds me of the failure of the government to quarantine AIDS patients, which would have saved hemophiliacs and other persons that need/needed blood transfusions.
      For a good read, check out “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston. Also, check out the documents below, in case you’re still in denial that this isn’t a man-made and patented virus…..

    • archer

      Don’t believe that, it can be transmitted through the air by coughing or sneezing, why would you believe anything these clowns say after all we’ve been through.

    • meanqueen

      Ebola is aerosolized (spread by body fluid droplet transmission), which is slightly different from being “airborne.” The virus is too heavy to hitch a ride on dust particles and travel any significant distance, so the CDC is technically correct to claim it is not airborne. However, it most certainly IS aerosolized, which means it is contained within sputum, mucous, blood, vomitus, feces, sperm, urine and can hitch a ride for a short distance on droplets of these body fluids. It can also be picked up from surfaces. Some virologists have stated it may be able to live for as long as 10 days on a surface. Doctors in hazmat suits taking every stringent precaution have become infected – how do you think that happens? The government is withholding information because they fear causing panic – or because this is all intentional to begin with. At this point, I believe anything negative about the government.

  • J.D.

    I would not be surprised if this man came to the U.S. to escape Ebola and/or to receive treatment. Can’t say that I blame him. However, how many others have escaped Liberia for Western countries for the same reasons? This guy could be the tip of the iceberg.

  • FloridaGal2005

    I don’t believe anything the “authorities” tell us about Ebola. They’re liars and they have proven it time and time again. Open borders with the disease-laden poor crossing it by the tens of thousands, allowing flights from infected areas to arrive unabated, bringing the infected here without apprehension, and who knows what else is on their agenda. They’re beyond evil! Every imbecile in public office should be thrown out come election day. Vote for anyone other than the familiar because it can’t get much worse than the cr*p we have now!

    • propagandaoftruth

      Diversity is more important than education, security or even health. I don’t blame you for not trusting them.

      First, as with the Central American kids and all the disease they brought, well that was just a little oopsy. A few nasty infections that just kill some folks with compromised immune systems…total plausible deniability of culpability there.
      But this thing…you can’t cover up the ebola.

      You can try. You can play the humanitarian and threaten to accuse folks of “racism” if they don’t want to get ebola.

      We can all rest assured our merit based civil service will spring into action and contain this racism in its tracks!

      Nothing to worry about. Some will have to die before the many wake up and get comfy with quarantining a large part of the world. I figure a one percent die-off in the US would get people thinking and rethinking things. You will likely be one of the 99%.

      Die-versity.

      • me

        The thing that really angers me is that this virus will attack the elderly, children, and others whose immune systems have been compromised by cancer, heart disease, etc. I guess this is a way to cull the ‘surplus populations’ that the ‘elite’ deem unworthy of life.

        • Ultimate187

          No wonder it’s anonymous. If the public knew the individuals involved, those people would probably be killed.

        • jayvbellis

          Ebola and AIDS in Africa, now coming in to the USA by bad immigration is not , I repeat NOT the result of elitist conspiracy.

          This paranoid conspiracy theory obsessions are a huge problem with American Right Wing Conservative politics. It was a leading cause in our side wasting the 1960s, 70s and most of the 1980s obsessing about The Russians/Soviets. So the Rockefeller family and Chase Bank didn’t want the USA to fight an all our nuclear war against the Russians/Soviets….

          GOOD!

          • FloridaGal2005

            Are all conspiracies theories? Do you really believe world events happen by chance? Why don’t you read the book “Memoirs” by David Rockefeller? He openly states he is guilty of destroying American sovereignty and is actively seeking a one world government. Do you really think these people that “rule” us are that stupid? I suggest you go listen to what these people say themselves… they don’t even hide it. That is how stupid they think their “subjects” are. I understand we are swamped with misinformation but analyzing things or events yourself and drawing your own conclusions based on your own critical observations will better serve you and your family. The real people with the power control both sides of any conflict.

            I suggest the books or recordings of Antony Sutton, Eustace Mullins, Stanley Monteith, Congressman Larry McDonald, and Gary Allen, to name a few, in your quest for the truth. After all, isn’t that what we all want?

          • jayvbellis

            Nah. That’s a huge waste of time and a complete dead end. We’re race realists, not race denying Libertarian Constitutionalist fools.

            Most of these conspiracy theory idiots left over from the 1960s were100% certain that the conspiracy would deliver America to….

            The Russians/soviets!

            We should have been so lucky! Vladimir Putin would be our leader. I would be sleeping with some beautiful a Russian women like Maria Sharapova.

            &@&$ the US Constitution and the lying Declaration of Independence.

            “We hold these TRUTHS to be self evident, that all men are created equal”

            &$&@&[email protected] race denying TRUTHERS!

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      It’s TWMNBN. Every last rotten bit of it. If you doubt me, maybe you can tell me what country on Earth has the absolute tightest immigration policy, as well as the most segregated communities. Well past time to draw a line in the sand and stand. Pursuing land, oil, minerals, and wealth are one thing. Genocide is quite another.

      • Careful, comrade. Only one genocide has ever mattered. Now go back to sleep.

      • FloridaGal2005

        Not sure, but I bet it isn’t a white country. But, if it is, that is where “They Who Must Not Be Named” most likely reside.

      • FloridaGal2005

        Israel.

    • “I don’t believe anything the “authorities” tell us about Ebola”

      I don’t believe anything the authorities tell us about anything.

  • Luca

    AIDS wasn’t enough, now the Africans are bringing us Ebola.

    Africa, the gift that keeps on giving.

    • J.D.

      Not only that, but many of the ones here refuse to have their children inoculated. Go figure.

    • anony

      Aids bad, Ebola bad, but the original infestation was the worst of all. There seems to be no chance of an inoculation for that in our future.

  • Our biggest potential casualty would be our diversity! As long as our respect for other cultures remains intact and we do not fall into xenophobia, we have suceeded. Even if half, nay all the white people in the country become infected with ebola, if we still celebrate our diversity, we will have won!

    • rebecca

      Right cause only white people will get Ebola. THIS DISEASE CAN AFFECT ANYBODY. For Christ sakes.

      • Chip Carver

        If we didn’t have alien rule in the US, we wouldn’t be worried about Whites contracting Ebola right here in what used to be America.

      • me

        And your point is?

  • Africa: The continent that just keeps on giving.

  • D.B. Cooper

    The liberal can have its entire family hospitalized with Ebola, and he/she is still going to vote for the Democratic Party while finding some way to blame the NRA, the GOP, white males, and racism. As Yoda would say,

  • In spite of the Ebola virus threat, the worst thing we can do is to discriminate against the African people by refusing them entry into the U.S. We must be bigger and kinder than any epidemic, and this means we must embrace as our brothers the infected people from Liberia and Nigeria.

    To do otherwise would be reactionary and sow further seeds of racism. Any unwillingness on the part of whites to help and provide aid for these poor Africans would only compound the justifiable hatred that so many blacks worldwide have of caucasians . . . . Nah, just kidding.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    I have encountered “the tip of the iceberg” many times ever since becoming racially aware, but this ebola story puts the previous icebergs to shame. This is it for me. I am angry.

  • Stiv44

    I hope this hurts Obama’s poll ratings even more. This has happened on his watch, and I hope people associate him with the trouble and turmoil that blacks can bring.

    • phillyguy

      I just hope it hurts Hillary Clinton.

  • MekongDelta69

    They didn’t stop him because he was black.

    Period…

  • Kay

    One would think that no matter how politically divided a nation might be, at the least people would still come together in the face of the first confirmed incidence of Ebola in U.S. history. I’m starting to think that there is literally nothing that can unite this country anymore.

    • Periapsis

      The only thing that matters are whites uniting, Ebola can have the rest of them.

    • Teresa Nichols

      You’re right, there isn’t anything. Hopes for that went south along with the nation’s average I.Q and critical thinking skills.

  • Am I allowed to sarcastically say that diversity is strength, or will the mods delete this comment?

    • phillyguy

      8 out of 10 of my comments are deleted by the mods on this website

      • I’ve never seen them as bad as they’ve been tonight. They’ve deleted damn near all my comments, none of which were anywhere near offensive.

        • phillyguy

          Eric Holder must be the moderator on this website

          • I suggested it was Media Matters who took over, but they deleted that comment.

  • farbeyonddriven

    Is it really that easy for a 40 year old Liberian male to gather all the necessary paperwork and passports/documentation in a country that is literally a cess pool of filth and corruption and hop a plane to the USA?

    It’s just that easy??

    Is there no chance this guy is illegally here?

    • phillyguy

      unbelievable,, it goes to show you what comes in this country every day that we never hear about.

      • farbeyonddriven

        Exactly. As I make my way around town and see all these 3rd worlders fresh out of the jungle I wonder how in the world they go from eating bugs in a hut to standing next to me at Home Depot. Even if they are legally here, they look and speak like they have a 65 IQ..how do you put all those pieces together to get into this country with no brains, no money, no education.

        • danallison

          Immigration is a huge industry. All kinds of lawyers and social workers around the globe to fill out the paperwork for you, help you find the money, and tell you what to say to authorities. I’d love to get a figure on how many billions the industry is really worth.

        • Max

          Our billionaire collectivist owners apparently believe that 100 persons with an average IQ of 60 can accomplish the same outcomes as 60 persons with an average IQ of 100. We can make up in quantity what we lack in quality.

          • Plus they drive down wages, which is catnip to capitalists and neocons.

          • Teresa Nichols

            Since quality is no longer the yardstick by which worth is measured anymore in the US their belief is probably correct.

        • Diana Moon Glampers

          Because your tax money pays an army of USAid workers to go recruit them and arrange it all. We pay for this.

    • There’s no such thing as an illegal minority nowadays.

      • Periapsis

        Unless of course you are white.

  • james AZ

    grown in Kenya/Hawaii terrorist Obama have deadly spell on Americaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh

    • Obama may have used his voodoo that he obtained from his time in Kenya to deceive whites. On second thought, he had something much more powerful and deceptive than African voodoo, he had liberalism!

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    Nah. Negroes never lie.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    ……..CDC officials have said that there is no risk of catching the Ebola virus from passengers who shared commercial airline flights with the first confirmed U.S. patient. United said Wednesday it agreed with the agency’s declaration.

    US Ebola case grounds airline stocks; Dow falls 237 points

    “The news of the first Ebola case in the US sent airline stocks plummeting Wednesday, dragging the Dow down 237 points. Even domestic airlines with no presence in Ebola-stricken regions saw their stocks fall drastically.”

    This was NO accident.

    Ebola Tommy knew he had it and came to the U.S. for treatment or brought it in to the U.S. on purpose.

    “Still, there are core, tried-and-true public health interventions that can stop it.”

    Unless the government doesn’t want it stopped. If it did, ALL travel from West Africa would be stopped immediately.

    • Flanders21

      See the latest…The Times of Israel has just released an article titled, “Israel Rejects U.S. relief Help Request on Ebola in Africa…

      • Periapsis

        When Ebola does get into Israel, the U.S. should do nothing to aid them. That would be just deserts.

  • MBlanc46

    I’m generally quite skeptical of assertions of great conspiracies, especially those attributed to the federal government (who are on the whole too incompetent to organize or implement them). With regard to Ebola, however, I can’t help but think that this was intended. It would have been so easy to ban anyone from the African countries that the virus is ravaging, but nothing was done. Incompetence? Maybe. Conspiracy? I don’t know.

    • Ockham’s razor?

      • MBlanc46

        That’s always a good principle.

    • Max

      It is strange then that the incompetence invariably leads to the same outcome: more government control, more government employees, fewer liberties for the people at ever increasing cost to the peaceable and conscientious. It is an astonishing sequence of “communication breakdowns” and “failures” where no actor is ever held to account.

      • MBlanc46

        It’s only natural for politicians and bureaucrats to try to expand their own power. That doesn’t require a conspiracy. It’s a fundamental principle of political science. But expanding their power is one thing. Trying to start a plague is another.

      • Periapsis

        That is because this is no co-incidence or accident, it is by design.

      • We must start holding these bureaucrats, politicians, and thug enforcers personally accountable for their crimes. Only then will it stop.

        • Periapsis

          OR they die of the same plague they deliberately brought into white nations. Do not forget Ebola ridden people were brought into Europe too. You won’t see them going to Israel, the Muslim world or Asia, just white nations since the lives of whites mean less than nothing.

  • Bobbala

    They really believe that if they can just stay close enough to white racists then houses will erect around them, food will grow outside their new windows, their children will become literate and the Ebola will magically flee …

  • stringtheoryrob

    Africa: The gift that keeps on giving.

  • IstvanIN

    African/black Ebola patients should ONLY be treated with African/black invented medical procedures and medicines. That would teach them.

  • FozzieT

    Ebola, AIDS, The Knockout Game, Crack, Ebonics, Welfare Queens, Rap Music, Drive-By Shootings, Thousands of White Rape Victims, Nation of Islam, Black Panthers, Tawana Brawley, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, OJ Simpson, Barack Hussein Obama…..

    ….thanks a lot, Africa.

    • Boris McGuffin

      That’s a long list, and yet you just barely scratched the surface.

  • Greg Thomas

    Proof that once again, diversity kills!

  • IKUredux

    Has this made itself anymore clear? Our government HATES us, and wants to see us die. You know, what’s fascinating? FING NOTHING. You know that old trope? “Hope and Change”, well, for all those dumb asses out there what was meant was: “Hope you Honkeys die, and then we will Change how this country is run.” Our so called country hates us. Which, I mean to say: Our fellow Whites also hate us. Because? Because? We have the g-d Damned nerve to call things as they are. And, the rest of us have been brainwashed. It is time to stop the brainwashing. Whoa, but we can’t. So, once again, I plea to my fellow Whites: Use graffiti, and don’t turn in your income tax form. Or: let’s have a White person go on strike day. Or, a week, even better. Actually, for maximum impact, it should be Whites going on strike for a month. Or, even better, for the rest of their lives. Let us Whites gather together somewhere. And, then , let us refuse the rest of the world our expertise for EVERYTHING! If, we as Whites do nothing else, could we at least have one day of solidarity where we refuse to do our jobs? And, for the icing on the cake, could we also please stop risking our lives to save monkeys? And, not even the good kind of monkeys.

    • Tim

      “Use Grafitti.” NO WHITE WAR WITH RUSSIA..

  • JustSayin

    Notice how we’re supposed to be safe…because the people in charge say so. They’re the ones that caused ebola to hop across the ATLANTIC OCEAN and yet they’re so full of s**t they honestly think that by their words and their presence will we be safe.

  • SentryattheGate

    Besides Ebola, it’s also sickening to hear that there’s a Liberian community in Dallas! As if we don’t have a problem with blacks already, we’re bringing more in!

  • SentryattheGate

    For years now, foreigners with AIDS can come stay here as a refugee, claiming they would be victimized! We’ve let lepers come in too! And, of course many other diseases formerly conquered here, or never before seen here—most recently with the refugee “kids” from Latin America.

  • Boris McGuffin

    Obama and friends want to cull the herd.

  • me

    There’s NO cure or remedy for Ebola, other than an iffy full blood transfusion, which may or may not work. Just like Negroes, it’s a pandemic that you can’t get rid of and will most likely kill you if you come in contact with either of them.

  • De Doc

    I guess I’ll have to add a flamethrower to my arsenal now…

  • B.A_2014

    Africa must perish!

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Mother Nature keeps trying to fix her mistakes, then Europeans find a cure.
      She would have fixed things with AIDS, then all that “white guilt” and know-
      how thwarted her efforts. We are our own worst enemies.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    And if you look at the so-called “home” or “residents” where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying you find a hotel and likely a Section 8 scammer. I sure hope the Repugs go on a scorched earth defunding binge starting next year.

  • archer

    This guy is a real piece of work, he new he lived with an infected person and still he traveled and put countless other people at risk.

  • Tim

    “The virus will be contained…” Dallas couldn`t contain Bart Starr on the one yard line . What makes yo think they can keep a virus in check?!?

  • Ograf

    It wasn’t very long ago (perhaps 6 weeks) that I read an article written by one of the doctors without borders. He explained that because of the exposure in urban populations that once the disease starts spreading it will be impossible to contain, much less cure. The geometric progression that it multiplies at is astounding.

  • Mikel Jaanes

    All this theatre about ebola, wait til everyone finds out that Colloidal silver (10ppm) /or/ a basic vitamin C regimen is effective as viricide: for ALL viruses! Then what will our dear leaders conjure up to scare the unitiated?

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

    –RK

  • MBlanc46

    More bureaucracy is what they know and what they do. Sure, they can multiply alphabet agencies (and the cushy salaries that go with them) almost exponentially. They can pass large quantities of money around because we give them to money (and the power to borrow more money) to do it. But they don’t solve real world problems. They can’t educate black kids (to be fair, no one can). They can’t bully Third Worlders into living as the Euro and American elites think they should. They can’t keep the streets reasonably crime free. Nor are they capable of carrying out complicated conspiracies. The only reason I suspect this might be intentional is that they didn’t do something and fail (that would be normal), they didn’t do anything.

  • Paleoconn

    Who says Africa didn’t invent anything? They came up with these diseases, didn’t they?

  • Paleoconn

    The deaths from ebola are a tragedy, but if our diversity suffers, that would be a greater tragedy.

  • MBlanc46

    I wouldn’t call that a conspiracy. That’s policy. The elites want a globalized economy and it doesn’t require meetings of furtive groups in small rooms. More than anything else, it’s it’s the actions of thousands of people deciding to outsource their production to China or India or Indonesia, or to hire Mexicans or Turks rather than native-born Americans or Europeans.The Ebola case is rather different. It was a single decision to continue to allow individuals from infected countries to have unrestricted access to the US.

    • I happen to think that a lot of these kinds of questions will become a whole lot more clear if we can reintroduce a simple word and a simple concept to our lexicon:

      Greed.

      Great taste or less filling? No, it’s beer.

      Conspiracy or policy? No, it’s greed.

      Instead, just as Satan’s best trick was convincing the world he doesn’t exist, and treason prospers because none dare call it treason, greed festers because the people who benefit from it have been able to do a public relations campaign for it and have been successful in passing greed off as some sort of virtue. In our neck of the political spectrum, libertarianism is little more than the pseudo virtue-ization of greed.

      • MBlanc46

        Greed is certainly a large part of it. If lust for power can be disentangled from greed, then lust for power is a large part of it too.

  • Bobbala

    I wonder if Obama is advertising in Africa the fact that free Ebola treatment awaits illegals from Africa … Radio, TV, Billboards … Financial aid available if you are not white or Christian.

    It worked in Latin America.

  • MBlanc46

    I’d say it’s because the elites–corporate, governmental, institutional–threw in with the integrationist then the multicultural agendas back in the 1950s and 1960s. There might have been some good reasons for doing so and plenty of bad reasons for doing so, but whatever the reasons, they did so. In pursuance of those agendas no openly pro-white individual or race realist is going to attain prominence in any of those domains. The elites are committed to them and no skepticism, not to mention opposition, will be allowed. Whatever the original motivations were, there are now deeply entrenched constituencies that make handsome livings off these policies. Not only are there the race and feminist hustlers, there are the corporate and finance titans who make billions or even trillions off “free trade”. Pigs feeding at the trough don’t require conspiracies to stick their snouts in.

  • I think we will be reading the obits on tybola Duncan before too much longer,
    and at least 19 people will be sleepless for the next 3 weeks . .