Prepping 101: Ebola in the US! – 100% Prevention & Treatment

A regular surgical mask or an even better N95 mask will protect you from sneezes and vomit. They are on Ebay by the case for less than $1 each.

A regular surgical mask or an even better N95 mask will protect you from sneezes and vomit. They are on Ebay by the case for less than $1 each.

I’d like to try to clear the air a bit when it comes to how you contract and treat Ebola, otherwise known as African Hemorrhagic Fever. The hysteria surrounding this virus is stunning, because most people already know this stuff. For one, there has not been a virus pandemic since colonial times for a reason. We know how viruses spread. If you stay in your house and don’t have contact with other humans, it is impossible to get a virus. Viruses need a host organism, therefore they cannot be spread through water supplies, especially chlorinated water supplies which most of us drink. Out in public, Ebola can most likely spread through the air, from sneezing or coughing, but there are simple precautions you can take if you absolutely must go out to the store, which I will get into below. Treating Ebola is a crapshoot at this point, but I will explain the splintered logic as to what your options are should you contract the disease.

Malaria, for the record, is not a virus. It would be terrifying if mosquitoes could transfer Ebola, but there is no reason to think that this would be possible. Malaria does infect over 500 million people per year, but malaria is a parasite, and is unlike most other maladies. Ebola is far easier to control than malaria, and if you understand the precautions you absolutely will not get it.

Colloidal Silver is at best a good treatment of infections that can be caused by a virus. It usually is ineffective on viruses.

Colloidal Silver is at best a good treatment of infections that can be caused by a virus. It usually is ineffective on viruses.

At this point, if you are flying in an airplane or plan to be in a very tightly packed crowd, it would be prudent to wear a a surgical, or better, an N95 mask, over your face. Sure, you’ll look stupid, but who knows what the government is hiding from us at this point. You can buy an N95 mask, which filters 95% of air particles, including viruses, for only a few bucks, and there are bulk packs available on Ebay and Amazon if you are buying for a whole family or community. Surprisingly there has not yet been a run on these masks, probably because those of us who will actually go and buy them already have them.

The “normalcy bias” of people is amazing. The disease they are calling Ebola has been reported to be here in the US. I am not even entirely sure that we are really dealing with the actual Ebola virus to begin with. Africa has over 750 million mobile phone subscriptions, 67% of the population. There are over 205 million internet users. Yet if you Google pictures of Ebola victims, only a few old pictures come up. This is not my novel concept. The “conspiracy” websites have been talking about this strange fact for weeks. Is Google just filtering the pictures? Did Africa just get extremely introspective and thoughtful (they were chopping each other up by the hundreds of thousands in the late 90s)? It doesn’t make any sense. But nonetheless, the corporate media has reported that a disease called Ebola has killed thousands in Africa and has been diagnosed in at least one case in Dallas.

What kills Ebola? The same as other viruses. Everyone was up in arms because they cleaned the sidewalk in Dallas where the victim threw up with a pressure washer. Sunlight kills viruses! OMG!! There was no living virus left on the sidewalk, and whatever cleaner was put into the pressure washer also would kill Ebola. Bleach, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol and Jack Daniels will all kill Ebola. We all know this. The only mass spread of any virus in the last 200 years has been among 3rd world people who are completely ignorant to how viruses spread.

Treating Ebola

The US Defense Department released an unclassified report on the use of Colloidal Silver to treat Ebola some time ago. I can’t find it on their website, but a copy of it has been cached in many places online.

Now, to many of you this may seem strange, because you probably know that Colloidal Silver is used to kill bacteria, not viruses, and that most anti-bacteriological agents don’t have much of an effect on viruses. In this case Ebola seems to be different because of the way the virus is constructed. Whether you trust this theory depends more on whether you think the government is out to exterminate us, or if they are just a bunch of patriots who love America and her people. Good luck either way. The one thing I can say is that, as reported by the Natural News, the World Health Organization (WHO) has blocked both trial treatments of colloidal silver and shipments of same to help the Africans infected by the virus. It could very well be that this is an effective treatment for Ebola and that this fact is being hidden from us.

Making Colloidal Silver

Believe it or not, in Mexico and other 3rd world countries they sell high concentration colloidal silver at Sam’s Club. Nobody drinks water from the tap in Mexico, and all raw farm food is soaked in water treated with bleach or colloidal silver. If you Google “how do you make colloidal silver” you’ll get a bunch of results, including this video on Youtube that I have embedded below.

The dizzy chick in this video seems to have figured it out all by herself without having to buy a “generator,” though she doesn’t explain it well. She has run four 9 volt batteries in series, for 36 volts, and connected roach clips, I mean alligator clips, to the positive and negative terminals, and to two rods of .9999 silver in de-mineralized water. This will bring you a certain level of saturation, but apparently you have to use copper and silver to get the high parts per million counts up.

This is the method I am going to try, which I found online. You use a silver bar that you can get from your local coin dealer or online for about $20 right now.

Go to Radio Shack and buy their 8 AA battery holder, and fill it with batteries that will still work in a flashlight, but too dead for a camera. If you have no camera to test this with, just scrape up whatever old AA batteries are laying around the house and use those. They can be half dead, no big deal.

Take some regular tap water (at first) and throw a teaspoon of salt in. This is to get your seed batch going. Hang your bar of silver from the hook you cut and bent into the top of it from a copper wire you attach to one side of the battery holder and put it in your water container far enough so that the bar is submerged, but MAKE SURE ON THE SILVER BAR SIDE THAT THE COPPER WIRE DOES NOT TOUCH THE WATER. Strip a long piece of wire for the other side and hook that up to the other side of the battery holder. Put the long stripped end at the other side of your water container. The silver bar should start fizzing a little.

The DoD report that we have linked in the text claims that colloidal silver works on Ebola.

The DoD report that we have linked in the text claims that colloidal silver works on Ebola.

If the water turns blue, your polarity is wrong. Reverse the connections on your battery holder, throw away the water, and start with a new batch.
You will know you are making your seed batch of colloidal silver correctly (to be mostly thrown away) if the water turns brown. After the water gets a little bit brown, take your silver bar and other wire out, save a couple ounces of it, empty everything else, and then put distilled water in your container. Into this distilled water, throw a couple ounces of your seed batch in.

If colloidal silver work on Ebola, great. It is also useful for purifying water and disinfecting bacteria.

If colloidal silver work on Ebola, great. It is also useful for purifying water and disinfecting bacteria.

Due to reduced conductivity of distilled water (which will have enough conductivity if you seed it with a couple ounces from the original seed batch), this time around your silver bar will not fizzle, at least not as much. Let it sit overnight all hooked up. Next morning you should notice erosion on the silver bar. If you see it, it means you have made your colloidal silver, and it will be potent stuff far beyond what anyone in America will sell you, and more on par with what you can buy in Mexico. Testing the PPM is out of the realm of most people, but believe me, if you see erosion on that bar whatever you have will work GREAT.

If your batteries are too fresh, there will be too much fizzing and the bar will erode quickly. That is OK, but just do not let it sit overnight or you might waste your bar. Additionally, it is better to use weak batteries because the silver particles will be smaller and more effective in relation to how much the bar gets eroded.

If you use your first usable batch to re-seed the next batch and use distilled water, from this point on all subsequent batches will be perfectly clear and have no brown. If there is a little brown, that is OK. Lots of colloidal silver is brown, the only thing that makes it brown is contaminants in the water (which distilled water does not have), or super high concentrations. I know this, because I have done this and done it right. Distilled water is optional, to not have it get brown as soon. I guess you could even skip the distilled if you need to see brown to know you did it right.

This whole Ebola pandemic stinks like yesterday's pool of jellified flesh. Why are the only Ebola pictures on Google from years ago?  It isn't like Africa has no phones or internet. They have more phones that we do! They have twice as many phones as there are people in the US.

This whole Ebola pandemic stinks like yesterday’s pool of jellified flesh. Why are the only Ebola pictures on Google from years ago? It isn’t like Africa has no phones or internet. They have more phones that we do! They have twice as many phones as there are people in the US.

For the cost of a $20 silver bar, a few old but not completely dead batteries, $5 spent on a battery holder and whatever copper wire you happen to have laying around (Romex house wiring works GREAT) you can make enough colloidal silver to treat an entire village. THAT is how it is really done, a totally no B.S. approach.

We will be back with testing this approach, so please comment if you have tried this method yourself.

The other treatment of Ebola that I have read about is Vitamin C. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a very common chemical you can buy in tablet form at the health food store or in large quantities from bakery suppliers, or even on Ebay. The quantities of Vitamin C that you have to take to knock down a virus, any virus, including Ebola, is staggering. Below is a an article that I found online about the subject. All I can say is that I bought a bucket, just in case. I don’t know who these people are, but it sure makes a lot of sense.

Original Source:
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v10n13.shtml

 

Commentary by Steve Hickey PhD, Hilary Roberts PhD, and Damien Downing MBBS, MSB.
(OMNS Aug 20, 2014)

If there were a drug that worked on Ebola you should use it. There isn’t. There is only vitamin C. But you must be extremely careful what you believe, because, as it ever was, the Internet is full of dangerous loonies. For coming up to a decade now the OMNS has reported on nutritional therapies; we leave the medical politics to one side and work from the facts. Here are the facts about vitamin C and Ebola.

1. Taking a gram or so of day of vitamin C won’t protect you against anything except acute scurvy; it doesn’t matter whether the vitamin is liposomal, nano-particles, or even gold-plated. Beware of websites, companies, and Youtube clips making wild and unsubstantiated claims about the efficacy of vitamin C.

2. Clinical reports suggest that taking vitamin C almost to bowel tolerance every day (in divided doses) will help to protect you against all viruses. Reports by independent physicians have been consistent for decades. However, the doctors also stipulated most emphatically that the dose and the way you take it must be right – or it will not work. There is no direct placebo controlled “evidence” that massive doses of vitamin C will work on Ebola, and nobody would volunteer to take part in that study. But massive doses are reported to have helped against every virus it has been pitched against. This includes Polio, Dengue and AIDS, and it even makes vaccination work better. In the 1980s when no other treatment was available it was reported that full blown AIDS could be reversed and the patient brought back to reasonable health.[i,ii]

At risk or worried about Ebola? This is what you should do.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the primary antioxidant in the diet. Most people do not take enough to be healthy. While this is true of many nutrients, vitamin C is a special case. Ignore governments telling you that you only need about 100 mg a day and can get this amount from food. The required amount of vitamin C varies your state of health. A normal adult in perfect health may need only a small intake, say 500 mg per day, but more is needed when someone is even slightly under the weather. Similarly, to prevent illness, the intake needs to be increased.

The intake for an otherwise healthy person to have a reasonable chance of avoiding a common cold is in the region of 8-10 grams (8,000-10,000 mg) a day. This is about ten times what corporate medicine has tested in their trials on vitamin C and the common cold. Ten grams (10,000 mg) is the minimum pharmacological intake; it may help if you have a slight sore throat but more (much more) may be needed. To get rid of a common cold, you may need anything from 20 to 60 grams (60,000 mg) a day. With influenza the need might be for 100 grams (100,000 mg) a day. Since it varies from person to person, and from illness to illness, the only way to find out is to experiment for yourself.

Dynamic flow

The problem with oral intakes is that healthy people do not absorb vitamin C well due to something Dr Robert Cathcart called bowel tolerance. [iii] Take too much of the vitamin in a single dose and it will cause loose stools. In good health, a person might be able to take a couple of grams at a time without this problem. Strangely, when a person becomes sick they can take far more without this side effect: as much as 20-100+ grams a day, in divided doses. [iv]

High dose vitamin C has a short half-life in the body. The half-life is the time for the level in the blood plasma to fall back to half its concentration. Until recently, some people claimed that the half-life of vitamin C was several weeks. We have shown that this long half-life applies only to very low doses.[v] By contrast, the half-life for high blood levels is only half an hour. This short half-life means that for high dose vitamin C the period between doses needs to be short – a few hours at most.

The aim is to achieve dynamic flow, to get vitamin C flowing continuously through the body. Dynamic flow requires multiple high doses taken throughout the day. When separated in time, each dose is absorbed independently. Two doses of 3 grams, taken 12 hours apart, are absorbed better than 6 grams taken all at once. Multiple large doses, say 3 grams four times a day, produce a steady flow of the vitamin from the gut, into the bloodstream and out, via the urine. Some of the intake is not absorbed into the blood and stays in the gut, as a reserve against the early onset of illness. As illness begins, the body pulls in this “excess” to help fight the virus.

The idea behind dynamic flow is that the body is kept in a reduced (antioxidant) state, using high doses. There is always vitamin C available, to refresh the body and other antioxidants. Each vitamin C molecule (ascorbic acid) has two antioxidant electrons, which it can donate to protect the body. It then becomes oxidised to dehydroascorbate (DHA). This oxidized molecule is then excreted, so the body has gained two antioxidant electrons. The kidneys reabsorb vitamin C, but not DHA; the vitamin C molecule is absorbed, used up, and then the oxidized form is thrown out with the rubbish.

The effectiveness of vitamin C is not directly proportional to the dose; it is non-linear. There is a threshold above which vitamin C becomes highly effective. Below this level, the effect is small; above it, the effect is dramatic. The problem is that no-one can tell you in advance what intake of vitamin C you need. The solution is to take more – more than you think necessary, more than you consider reasonable. The mantra is dose, dose, dose.

Types of Vitamin C

Straightforward, low cost ascorbic acid is the preferred form of supplement. Vendors may try to sell you “better absorbed” forms with minerals or salts such as sodium, potassium or calcium ascorbate, and so on. These are irrelevant, if not counterproductive, for high intakes.

It is worth noting the following:

Timing is more important than form. Two large doses of ascorbic acid taken a little time apart are better absorbed than a single dose of mineral ascorbate.

Mineral ascorbates are salts and do not carry the same number of antioxidant electrons. Ascorbic acid has two electrons to donate while a salt typically has only one. With high doses, the “improved” forms are thus only about half as effective. This is consistent with reports that mineral forms are correspondingly ineffective in combating illness.

Ascorbic acid is a weak acid, much weaker than the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Mineral ascorbates may be better tolerated, as they make the stomach more alkaline than ascorbic acid. However, an alkaline stomach is not a good idea – there are reasons the body secretes hydrochloric acid into the stomach, including preventing infection. Furthermore, if you are coming down with a haemorrhagic viral infection, mild discomfort will not be something of great concern.

For high intakes, capsules of ascorbic acid are preferable to tablets. This is because tablets are packed with fillers and it is not wise to take massive doses of these chemicals. Check the ingredients – you want to take ascorbic acid and very little else. Bioflavonoids are alright, and the capsules may be made with gelatine or a vegetarian equivalent.

The cheapest way to take ascorbic acid is as powder, dissolved in water. If you do this, use a straw to avoid it getting on the tooth enamel, as it is slightly acidic. You will need a set of accurate electronic scales to monitor the dose. If you do not weigh it carefully, it will be difficult to keep close to bowel tolerance.

Intravenous Vitamin C

Ideally, infected people would be given a continuous intravenous (IV) infusion of massive doses of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate is preferred as ascorbic acid is irritant to veins).

People who are sufficiently ill will not be able to take vitamin C by mouth.
IV provides the highest possible blood levels
IV means continuous drip, not an injection (short half-life)
Unless you are a medical professional who can treat yourself and your family, or are exceptionally rich, IV ascorbate will not be an option in an Ebola outbreak. (Admin insert – and therefore stocking up on cheap ascorbic acid in tablet or powder form will be the thing to do.)

Rectal Vitamin C

Rectal administration of sodium ascorbate is a method that can be used in emergencies, and in developing world circumstances, when IV is unavailable or unsuitable. Nurses can quickly be trained to mix 15-30 g of sodium ascorbate in 250-500 ml clean water, and give it by enema. It can be safely and effectively used in children. An enema also removes from the bowel material that may be challenging. This has been done successfully with aboriginal people in the Australian outback.

Liposomes

In healthy people, liposomes help the absorption of oral vitamin C; in some circumstances this is also true for sick people. However, we need to dispel some popular myths.

In a healthy person, higher blood levels (about 600 microM/L) can be achieved using liposomal vitamin C compared with standard ascorbic acid (about 250 microM/L). We were the first to demonstrate this fact experimentally.[vi] However, the two absorption methods are different and if both are used together the resultant plasma levels are additive (something like 600 + 250 = 850 microM/L). Since ascorbic acid is much cheaper than liposomal vitamin C, it is cost effective for a healthy person to start with ascorbic acid and top up with liposomes as required.

When a person becomes ill they can absorb massive doses of standard ascorbic acid, using the dynamic flow approach. So if you are sick, taking a gram of liposomal vitamin C instead of a gram of cheap ascorbic acid will provide little extra benefit. Both will be well absorbed , and the liposome contains sodium ascorbate which is less effective. Liposomes only provide added benefit once the sick person has approached bowel tolerance levels, using standard ascorbic acid.

Liposomal vitamin C is NOT more effective than IV for fighting acute infections. This suggestion is unscientific and unsupported by data. We prefer liposomes for chronic infections and cancer, but this does not extend to acute illness. There is also a lot of hype around the fact that liposomes can be absorbed directly into cells. Many liposomes are absorbed from the gut and pass into the liver, where they are stored and the vitamin C released. Liposomes may also float around in the bloodstream, lymph nodes, and so on, waiting to release their contents or be taken up by cells. But the cells that take up the liposomes are not necessarily those that are most in need of vitamin C. Moreover cells may suffer side effects; liposomes are basically nanotechnology and have additional theoretical issues.

Prevention

To have a reasonable chance of avoiding a major viral infection, a daily intake of at least 10 grams of ascorbic acid is needed. The idea is to start low, taking say 500 -1,000 mg four times a day. Build up the intake to close to bowel tolerance; increased wind and large soft stools will occur before diarrhea signals that bowel tolerance has been exceeded. At this stage, back off the dose a little, to a reasonably comfortable level.

Admin insert – this goes along with my initial advice – take ONE tablet per day until ebola is in your area, when ebola arrives increase this to 4 or 5 grams per day. If you stop having soft stools from over doing it, it means you have a virus (because your body will start taking in the vitamin C) so THEN start taking large amounts. /insert

At the first hint of an infection – feeling unwell, itchy throat, fatigue, and so on – take more ascorbic acid. If the hint of impending sickness is mild, take perhaps 5 grams every half hour or even more frequently. Anything more than a hint of infection, take as large a dose as you feel could be tolerated and follow this by taking 5 grams every half hour. The rule is to take as much as you can without going over the tolerated level: you will probably be taking too little, even though you are trying hard to take a massive dose.

If you are already in dynamic flow and want extra protection, then add liposomal vitamin C. Take it at the same intervals as the ascorbic acid; that is several times a day. The limit is once again bowel tolerance – take too much and it will give you loose stools. This will provide the maximum preventive effect, for the lowest cost.

Admin insert – LOOSE STOOLS ARE THE KEY. If you are not getting diahreea it means you need MORE VITAMIN C. If you are getting diahreea, CUT BACK because you are wasting it.
Treatment

We assume that you are not a medical professional and do not have access to IV ascorbate. However, if IV sodium ascorbate is available, it should be given slowly and as continuously as possible. For children, enemas may be the most practical method (we hope to publish practical instructions for this soon). Medical professionals can deal with such things with little difficulty, but others may do more harm than good.

The first important thing is to start the treatment early. The longer a person waits after the initial symptoms, the less effective the treatment will be. Also if the illness is allowed to develop the sick person may become unable to take anything orally.

Once again, the idea is to get dynamic flow going with as much ascorbic acid as can be tolerated. In this case, the doses are massive. Five to ten grams every half hour, through the day, will provide 120 to 240 grams a day. Even at this high intake, the blood plasma levels may be low or undetectable; at most 250 microM/L will be achieved. So the question then becomes how much additional liposomal vitamin C the patient can tolerate.

A practical approach would be to start with 5 grams of ascorbic acid and a similar amount of liposomal vitamin C in very frequent doses. Remember the key is dose, dose, dose. More vitamin C!

How it Works

The mechanism of action of high dose vitamin C is known and understood. In normal healthy tissues it acts as an antioxidant. In other tissues, it generates hydrogen peroxide, the chemical that platinum blondes use to bleach their hair. This happens in sick and inflamed tissues, for example in a malignant tumour. The process is typically a form of Fenton reaction, generating free radicals. The oxidation and free radicals arising from the hydrogen peroxide kill bacteria and inactivate viruses. In other words, vitamin C acts as a targeted bleach and antiseptic.

Admin insert – IL-6 Cytokine inhibition via vitamin C with regard to ebola is ebola specific, and something these doctors do not know about. But that is largely irrelevant since they at least clearly state here that vitamin C is the key /insert
Vitamin C is unique, because it has low toxicity and can be taken safely in massive amounts. Other antioxidants and supplements will not have a similar effect. Do not be confused and think that Echinacea, for example, will help. Yes, there may be supplements and herbs that provide a little immune system support, but this is Ebola we are talking about – get real!

Note, vitamin C is not some magical antitoxin; this idea is a metaphor. A disease such as Ebola is not caused by toxins that are inactivated by vitamin C. Free radicals are not toxins. Oxidants are not toxins. Vitamin C nearly always acts by transferring electrons, as an oxidant or antioxidant. It is just basic chemistry. Also, it does not matter if you have poor dental hygiene, this will hardly affect how massive intakes of vitamin C tackle an acute viral infection.

Interactions Sugar interferes with the uptake of vitamin C. If you are using vitamin C to combat a viral infection do not eat any sugar or carbohydrates (long chain sugars) or the vitamin C will not be absorbed properly. We stress that this means no sugar and no carbs, at all.

Smoking releases enormous amounts of oxidants and free radicals into the bloodstream. The vitamin C will expend itself, trying to mop up the chemicals from the smoking. We have no moral objections to people smoking: it is a personal choice. However, smoking will hinder even massive doses of vitamin C from preventing infection. Once infected with Ebola, smoking will stop the vitamin C from keeping you alive.

It is sensible also to supplement with a little chelated magnesium, such as magnesium citrate, which helps overcome the (largely theoretical) risk of kidney stones.

The reaction that generates hydrogen peroxide in sick tissues can be enhanced a little by taking selenium with the vitamin C. A little caution is needed as too much selenium will cause diarrhoea, fatigue, garlic breath, and hair and nail loss; severe toxicity can have more severe effects but is hard to achieve. Methylselenocysteine is a less toxic form and this would be our choice. The normal intake is perhaps 100-200 micrograms (0.1-0.2 mg) a day; we would take 400 micrograms a day during an epidemic and up this to 1,000 micrograms (one milligram) a day, at the initial onset of symptoms. It is possible to go up to 3 mg for short periods, with medical supervision.

Other supplements may be synergistic with vitamin C. Alpha-lipoic acid can be taken at reasonably high levels reasonably safely. We would take up to a gram or two a day (1,000-2,000 mg) in the short term. Vitamin K also helps with blood clotting and is safe in the recommended amounts – we would get the highest dose vitamin K2 supplement available. Note vitamin K is contraindicated in those with clotting disease or those on blood thinners such as warfarin.

Contraindications

The only established side effects of ascorbate therapy are wind, loose bowels and chronic good health. There are some contraindications; people with kidney disease, iron overload disease, or glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency should not immediately take high doses of vitamin C. In the setting of an epidemic they can start as we recommend but should increase more cautiously, with appropriate medical monitoring.

Why Put This Out?

People need to know that vitamin C is an option for fighting Ebola, and how it works. There is a great deal of misinformation, particularly on the internet, both from vested interests and from “loonies”. Moreover, in an Ebola epidemic vitamin C supplements may be hard to source.

This account is intended for intelligent adults, who can make their own rational decisions and take responsibility for their health. We strongly promote the idea that medicine should be based on rational patients, rather than authoritarian doctors. Doctors are there to provide the information for patients, to help them choose between available options. This is information only – what you decide to do with it is up to you.

In our opinion the use of vitamin C in Ebola is a no-brainer. Get the illness and, it is said, you have at best a 50-50 chance of surviving without vitamin C-based therapy. Corporate medicine has no effective treatment. Furthermore, if a drug were available, it would be untested and almost certainly unavailable to you, dear reader. Vitamin C is considered safe and should do no harm. The cost of treatment is low. The clinical reports of vitamin C in viral infection are that if you get the dose right, you will survive. Vitamin C is known experimentally to inactivate viruses. In the event, we hope people make rational decisions.

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  • Moon April 13, 2016, 4:20 pm

    I was drawn by the honsety of what you write

  • Kincy October 22, 2014, 3:10 am

    ” The only mass spread of any virus in the last 200 years has been among 3rd world people who are completely ignorant to how viruses spread.” I guess that is true if you don’t count Hepatitis , HIV, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Herpes, Influenza, rabies ……

  • Amber October 15, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Can/t believe what I just read! Worked as a Microbiologist in a hospital for over 2o years and now know that I can prevent Ebola prevented by taking vitamin C! Christian de Duve the Nobel prize winning cytologist, in his later live praised the benefits of Vitamin C therapy without any empirical facts. Just goes to show that even a Nobel laureate can be a damned fool. Whoever Administrator is should be ashamed of him/herself. Promoting fear does no good to anyone. EBOLA IS NOT SPREAD THROUGH THE AIR! Contact with infected body fluid is the only way that is it spread. Maybe you should stay in your home or trailer and not let this nonsense leak out to an ill-informed readership that seems ripe for conspiracy theories. The rest of you should run to your bunkers and hold your guns close to your hearts. That may keep the dreaded EBOLA at bay. Mistakes were definitely made by not being prepared for this outbreak and mistakes are still being made by not quarantining those possible exposures, but once we go for three weeks without another exposure, then the crisis in Dallas will be over. Maybe you should direct your preppers to stock up on IV’s because dehydration is the primary cause of death from ebola. Now they can all run to their pharmacies. I would duct tape plastic over my windows and doors but it makes it really hard to go to work and live my life!

    • Stephen October 20, 2014, 6:35 am

      Is a sneeze in a pressurized tube at 30,000 feet considered a bodily fluid?

    • JK October 21, 2014, 3:51 pm

      @”Microbiologist”
      This study suggests the spreading of Ebola via aerosol (or perhaps larger droplets) mechanism, the animals were separated yet transmission occurred. I’m sure with a degree in microbiology and expertise in virology that you are well aware of this: http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/121115/srep00811/pdf/srep00811.pdf. Although I am surprised you failed to mention given your all caps definiteness.

      Also, gross generalizing does little to prevent the guilty party of appearing to be, in your words, a “damned fool”.

    • Kincy October 22, 2014, 3:19 am

      Here, I thought the main cause of death was loss of blood from hemorrhaging everywhere with no transfusions available, not dehydration. I suppose that if you lose enough blood you will also be considered dehydrated.

  • BubbaMustafa October 13, 2014, 6:51 pm

    The US Gov’t ***OWNS*** the patent on Ebola.

    Kinda makes ya think, no?

    http://tinyurl.com/la78hte

  • Doc - EDITOR ONLY October 13, 2014, 6:41 pm

    FOR EDITOR ONLY
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    ‘Old Doc’ is pretty much right on. I’m not one to flame you in public, but this piece is FILLED with inaccuracies. You know that now. I’ll just add ‘in ult to injury’ an mention Polio and Smallpox as a couple of other ‘pandemics’ and give you an amusing aside to all is not lost. We all hear how ‘bad’ the ‘Spanish Inquisition’ was, the French made the Spanish look like kids playing with dolls. There is no love lost between the French and the Spanish. I all likelihood, the Influenza from WWI ( killed more Americans than the ‘trench warfare’) was an avian ‘flu. The French pointed their fingers at Spain, and this time the US Government went along with it and name that strain of ‘flu after the Goose Guzzling Spanish so that it would not interfere with families sending their ‘boys’ to fight in ‘France’ the ‘home’ of that specific ‘flue outbreak by deflecting it by name to a country where the US Military had little interest. Thus the name ‘Spanish ‘Flu’ stuck though it was most likely found in geese which have a far closer relationship with the French culture than they do with the Spanish culture. Missing pandemics is easy to do when you are focused on a far larger picture: a good disease, high death rate in countries with dysfunctional medical systems at best. You were not writing about pandemic(S), so I can let that slide – and you have already been correct enough to not need more boot kicking. After the first post, it got old. I only mentioned it so I could have a good segway to the French vs. Spanish Influenza story.

    Some viruses are easy to ‘catch’ others are far more difficult. Right now Ebola is VERY difficult to catch. Present in West Africa for MONTHS and even if we stretch out the numbers a bit , we can call it 10K dead. Not very many when compared to the potential. VERY HARD to catch. Each outbreak has been reasonably self-limiting because the death-rate was so high it ran out of people to infect reasonably quickly. And there have been several out breaks over the years. Even one from USAMRID, now called Ebola _Reston_ for the place it was found – an escapee from USAMRID in Maryland – (original was E. _Ziare_ after the river near which the village was located. Among ALL candidates to focus ‘weaponized’ research on, Ebola is NOT one of the better candidates. This is because while it may have SOME of the traits nice to have in a weapons system, there are MANY diseases or disease conditions which make for a FAR better weapon system that is easier to develop and deliver than Ebola. It ranks WAY down the list in terms of ‘desirable’ outcomes.

    Hell a ‘radiation’ bomb works very well with very close to 100% fatalities within 72 hours. But, as one of my Professors pointed out: what could be more dangerous than a Soviet Tank Division lead by a person who knows that within 72-96 hours he and his entire armored division would be dead? It kind of defeats the original purpose of ‘active discouragement’.

    And, I’m sure you’ve had your fill of Vitamin C critics as well. Here is another way to think about it: large vitamin C pills/caps are about 1, 000 mg, or 1 gr. each. So your 120-240 mg/day become 120-240 pills a day. Because one of the symptoms of Ebola is nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, this makes taking 240 pills with sufficient water problematic on the surface, and can cause difficulty in monitoring the diseases’ progress/remission. Vitamin K does many things, one of which is to keep blood from clotting. In a hemorrhagic disease, I would think this would make it contra-indicated. There are reported deaths attributed to eating too many ‘greens’ (Chard, Kale, Collard Greens, Mustard leaves, Spinach, etc.). And I’ll underline that for you “Attributed”, and the cause of death was found to be a stroke or pericardial tamponade where the blood simply did not clot as rapidly as it ‘coulda-shoulda’. Rare, VERY rare, but in the literature.

    Your best bet for survival is to remove yourself from the ‘area of contamination’ — eg: you wanna be a prepper? Here’s your chance to prove it! In 3, 2, 1. . . . . .

    I do enjoy your writing, though we often disagree on the finer points of things — likely because I’m basically a left-wing-pinko-leaning-coffee-swilling-beer-guzzling-firearms-loving-sidearm-toteing-liberal who spent FAR too long in ‘Nam (as in FOUR back-to-back Tours) as a ‘Doc’ before I came home and got some of them there letters what go after my name (a barn fulla them). Though I have voted across party lines many times in my life.

    Just wanted to clear things up a little in private where they belong and do not need to be fodder for the ignorant, or turned into fodder to feed people to rant-and-rave at you and the specific things you have said. I think you have accomplished your purpose: Ebola: take a BIG DEEP BREATH AND HOLD IT for awhile. It will help.

    And on thinking about the Walker: just because led balls SAY they are well-weighed, doesn’t make it so, expecially if you are pushing off a led-ring from the ball as you load the cylinder; you have un-balanced the ball. That’s just the start of the problem, the other is that a conical WILL work better otherwise we’d ALL be shooting smokeless loaded brass with a ball in the neck rather than some very brilliantly and elaborately designed cones.

    I could really SLAM your article on Ebola, but there is no reason to — we both know it needed more work before it hit the press — and having once worked for a weekly newspaper, Press Time is PRESS TIME — get-er-done, or pray you can hold off till next week when it’s REALLY ready. We’ve both been there and we both know we burned our asses by not getting it right the first time. Do-overs only count in school and some kinds of business’. And since you are right more often than I am, and because I still learn stuff from you – I’ve said enough already.

    NOW if we could just get some yah-hoos who think like television: ‘go bang, fall down dead’ we could focus on ‘point of aim’ and not ‘size of bullet’ or ‘speed of bullet’. Yes, they do mater, but nowhere as much as point of impact. They simply do not want to believe that someone can have their body shot-through with six or more 30 cal rounds, and still be able to put rounds down range. Marines are crazy – but crazy or not – according to many of your writers any one with a big-mother 30 bore caliber traveling really fast through them IS dead – and all I can say is he SHOULD be dead, but he got a Bronze V with his purple heart. The 22LR is the True Professionally Endorsed and Preferred round world wide for a reason. And one of my roommates thinks my collection of Win 30-30 ’94’s will give him time to ‘fight [his] way from the front of the house’ to our ‘safe room’ (old rock-lined fruit cellar that’s part of an old mine tunnel) when a Tactical Assault Team decides to ‘attack our house’. He can’t get the idea through his head that at less than 100 yards 6-10 5.56’s on full or semi-auto would take him down in less time than he could chamber a round even if he moved really, really fast. I have not timed it, but my bet is that if there were 10 M-16’s on full auto, he MIGHT get the lever down if he was holding it, but I doubt it would ever go back up, until a cop ‘cleared’ the rifle and set it aside. People believe some of the strangest things.. from ‘My .45 ACP will pick him up and set him down three feet away, dead.’ to ‘a 30-30 lever action is a good match for an M-16.” .

    Or, nudge nudge, wink-wink: Vitamin C will cure Ebola.

    So good blog, but you missed the boat on Ebola, and related issues, and I’ll bet unbalanced balls are as good an explanation for your group size as any.

    Thank, take care, and I often learn more than not after reading your blog — thank you for the time I know you spend in finding, testing, taking notes, writing up, and publishing your findings. No need to apologize or go down any road near that one, I make enough mistakes myself so I know how it is – take care – Doc

    • Kincy October 22, 2014, 3:33 am

      ” Vitamin K does many things, one of which is to keep blood from clotting. In a hemorrhagic disease, I would think this would make it contra-indicated.” I thought it was just the opposite, Vit K helps blood clotting and should not be used by people on blood thinners.

  • Russ October 13, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Obama should go back to his country and give his Ebola infected buddies a big hug and kiss from all of us.
    I have a dream.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rZpXjwGULk0

  • Frank Cable October 13, 2014, 1:38 pm

    Why don’t all you whiners and critics just take your Vit. C and shut up! Your just wasting written words. Complainers without solutions. That pretty much sums up the new American public!

    • FRANKIE STEIN October 13, 2014, 11:21 pm

      Complainers without solutions TAKES ONLY A SLIGHT LEAD OVER PEOPLE TELLING OTHERS THAT THEIR WRITTEN WORDS ARE WASTEFUL, STUPID, IGNORANT, ASININE, UNEDUCATED, OR MORONIC, WHILE THINKING THEIR OWN WORDS ARE SOMEHOW IMMUNE TO SUCH NONSENSE . Pretty much sums up THE OTHER HALF OF AMERICANS.

  • Mahatma Muhjesbude October 13, 2014, 1:13 pm

    Besides the fact that ‘facts’ are becoming one of the hardest things to verify these days in the convoluted environments of information dissemination by agenda based media outlets whose manipulations of content (aka editing) are grossly affected by everything and anything from government power elite for political agenda it only makes political sense to have a good old mass population false flag type hysteria prone horror scenario to keep these dumb ass sheeple redirected by skeering the living shit out of them certainly keeps their minds off the political irritations of the likes of Benghazi, IRS tyranny, Fast and Furious, agenda based ME war manipulation, Obama care, Unconstitutional spying on private citizens, etc.)?!

    Throw in a little profit motivated Big Pharma integration–you remember, they type that motivated billions of potential profit for mass vaccinations and treatments of the H1n1 scare (which never amounted to anything) and the Swine and/’or bird flu and guess what?

    Yup, they’ll ‘go along’ with the goverment plan to make those kinds of bucks. What ‘plan’, say you?

    Well, it doesn’t take the well honed gut feeling based on both the ‘sixth sense’ of years of experience and knowledge of someone like ‘The Homicide Hunter’ on TV to see a strange coincidence in this Ebola scare being just at almost the perfect timing to potentially have an effect on voter turn out in the coming critical midterms where the general prediction is that the Democrats will lose the Senate. But hyped and pumped intention has little to do with actually bringing home the voter turnout bacon.

    Traditionally midterms usually had low turnout. People just don’t understand or care much about the importance of this election. Things like weather make tremendous differences in voter turn out. But just think about a strategically designed NLP below radar ‘marketing’ fear to keep people from voting due to a morbid fear of contracting Ebola from excessive public contact? You know, like a bomb scare would people from coming to work. It wouldn’t take much. Most of the Senate challenges are hair splitting close in votes.

    So due to the particular malodorous stench of suspiciousness wafting through this entire Ebola thing at this point such as the initial denial that this virus would ever get here, and then three weeks later, amazingly, it’s here! But then there’s ‘no way it can spread” But now it quickly spread to a ‘protected’ health worker, no less, I’ll have to defer to what this article poignantly referred to as our relatively better level of ‘preventive’ awareness for things like this and that somehow, this is a classic scenario of ‘nothing is as it seems’… In the most dirtiest of government agenda based involvement

    But have never completely underestimated the power of human stupidity and the laws of chance exacerbation–as in old Murphy’s Law, who knows but the most honest of medical experts, CDC notwithstanding, whether this really is potentially a catastrophic doomsday disaster? And of course they keep saying it’s ‘far worse than the government is telling us’.

    So until I see the news alert that City Hospital Emergency rooms are loading up with symptomatic patients, I’m not going to panic quite yet and flip out and go out to the ‘Rapture landing zone’, kneel down fold my hands in prayer, kiss my ass goodbye, and wait for the beam up!

    But in ‘any case’ this is a good article. Especially the part on the colloidal silver and vitamin expansions.

    Here is another esoteric but rapidly gaining protocol for treatment of supposedly untreatable and incurable diseases unless big Pharma has their greedy hands controlling the treatment. Go to the website HonoPure.com and read the information studies on the the use of certain h202 protocals which have a pretty fair record of high prevention and curing of all diseases.

  • Renron October 13, 2014, 12:24 pm

    I agree with Old Doc.
    There are so many falsehoods in your article you should scrap it and start your research again.
    Telling people that N95 masks will stop Ebola is just plain lazy journalism on your part and it’s dangerous.
    Ebola virus is a mutating strain with varying sizes. (It’s already changed over 300 times since 1989) In it’s current form it’s size ranges from .02 – .08 MICRONS !!!
    The 3M N95 Masks that you purchase only filter particles as small as ” *Tested against particles approximately 0.3 micron in size”. Quote directly from 3M’s website.
    You do the math. Trust your life on a wrong size filter mask, roll the dice.

    I’d like to add, your comment about the water supply is also inaccurate. If the Ebola Virus is attached to a protein strand it can live in water that is untreated. Very much like the “Droplets” the CDC warns us about. Ever hear any discussion about the size of a “Droplet”? No, and you won’t, because it’s a vague term, analogous to “nuanced”. See the connection?
    My brother in law is a micro-biologist PHD and we discussed Ebola over dinner last night.

    Google the facts and don’t rely on articles like this one.

  • Whyawannaknow1 October 13, 2014, 12:09 pm

    Website finds troll writer to write inflammatory (assinine, ignorant…) things.
    People get mad, spread content.
    More clicks, more ad revenue.
    Rinse, lather, repeat- Profit!

  • Steve corcoran October 13, 2014, 11:14 am

    Really . . . You want to be a credible source of info for preppers & you get your information off of Wikipedia, an unverified, open-source online encyclopedia where all references can be edited by anyone with no real attempt at verification?! Man, I used to actually read many of your articles & lend them some weight when considering various products, but after your comment that “Out in public, Ebola can most likely spread through the air, from sneezing or coughing” I would like to thank you for opening my eyes to how well you actually research something prior to posting it on the internet. If Ebola could actually be spread in public through the air by sneezing, or coughing it would, by definition, be airborne & that truly WOULD be cause for mass panic with the disease’s extremely high mortality rate. The fact that none of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers have yet gone airborne is, most likely, the only reason we have not suffered a devastating epidemic from one on the strains to date & the possibility of one of them becoming airborne IS the type of thing that gives virologists from every major health organization and disease control center around the world nightmares. As detailed by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control here http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/, “Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with
    *blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola
    *objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus
    infected animals
    *Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, by food. However, in Africa, Ebola may be spread as a result of handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. There is no evidence that mosquitos or other insects can transmit Ebola virus. Only mammals (for example, humans, bats, monkeys, and apes) have shown the ability to become infected with and spread Ebola virus”.

    Posting incorrect, or inaccurate information regarding the dates of recent pandemics, while certainly a journalistic faux pas, is relatively harmless & affects only your reputation as a credible source of information. However, posting inaccurate information on the transmission route of an extremely lethal infectious disease could get someone killed. Aside from the obvious suggestion that you attempt to do at least a minimal amount of legitimate background research before writing about subjects outside your area of specialization in the future, my suggestion would be for you to stick to reviewing firearms & prepping supplies in future posts and simply direct your readers to credible sources of accurate information rather than quoting inaccurate data or posting personal opinion without first alerting readers that what follows IS opinion only & should not be mistaken for fact.

    • Administrator October 13, 2014, 12:08 pm

      Government sources from several European countries have already admitted that Ebola can be spread through the air. All the cases that have come to the US have been people who had no bodily fluid contact. But you go ahead and follow the CDC, you know, the organization that stockpiling coffins.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJKmKX74nOs

      Jesse Ventura’s episode about FEMA camps and the CDC coffins aired once on TrueTV and was never aired again. It was also deleted from personal DVR boxes after being recorded. The whole episode can be found on Youtube.

      • Mahatma Muhjesbude October 13, 2014, 1:25 pm

        Yeah, If you believe anything the CDC has to say–an affiliate of our department of biological warfare research in case nobody knew that– I’ve got some special prayers from the Bible that can cure Ebola in five minutes flat!

        I know Jesse personally. I warned him back when they ‘censored’ his conspiracy show. The one on the ‘experimental’ disease lab near New York that came up with ‘lyme disease’ expose’. Really, I’m surprised he’s still alive. At least he doesn’t go jogging anywhere on public streets anymore.

    • Mike Burnside October 13, 2014, 12:45 pm

      Steve Corcoran,
      Just so I can rely on your credibility, what is your training and experience with infectious diseases? Just trying to find out if you are the one that I should believe on this article or if you are just trying to confuse the readers. Thanks.

    • Phillip Bee October 13, 2014, 2:50 pm

      To be correct, droplet precautions (spread through coughing and sneezing) are DIFFERENT from airborne precautions. Chickenpox and TB are spread via an airborne mechanism. Meaning that the infectious agent can travel long distances while retaining the ability to infect. If you sneeze, everything that comes out of your nose falls to the ground within a few feet. These are droplet precautions, and what ebola is currently classified at. If it was TB or chickenpox (as an example) the individual would need to be in a negative pressure room, and airborne precautions taken.

      As far as the advice to get an N95 respirator, this is extremely erroneous and inaccurate information. An N95 mask WILL ONLY WORK when appropriately fit tested. There are various types of N95 masks, and specific designs for individuals with glasses. In order to ensure that they will work when you need them to work, you must be fit tested and certified for specific types of these masks. Simply wearing the mask does as much good for AIRBORNE infectious agents as putting a handkerchief over your face.
      I agree with many of the other comments, that the advice here is not accurate, and in some cases, flat out wrong and potentially harmful. Please be sure that you provide accurate information as many individuals depend on online blogs like this for their information. And to close, I am knowledgeable about this topic as a licensed health care professional and licensed health care professional that includes infectious control issues in my scope of practice.

      • Administrator October 13, 2014, 4:55 pm

        Because the doctors hand fit their surgical masks or they don’t work right? I don’t know if comments like this are just stupid people or government shills. There is no such thing as a 95 mask is fitted. You can get respirator configurations with filter packs. But the overall stupidest statement in this is regarding a few feet. That is exactly the problem in a crowd situation or on an airplane. Granted your eyes are vulnerable but generally your eyes will automatically close if someone sneezes in front of you anyway

  • Survivor October 13, 2014, 11:06 am

    Thoses are the WORST instructions I have ever seen on making colloidal silver and the most dangerous. That concockshun will turn your skin blue in short order..
    I researched the topic for almost a year before buying a professionally made generator. Go to http://www.silverlungs.com for CORRECT information.

  • jukk0u October 13, 2014, 10:45 am

    “Hang your bar of silver from the hook you cut and bent into the top of it from a copper wire you attach to one side of the battery holder and put it in your water container far enough so that the bar is submerged, but MAKE SURE ON THE SILVER BAR SIDE THAT THE COPPER WIRE DOES NOT TOUCH THE WATER.”

    Put down the “roach clips”. I guess English wasn’t your best subject? How about reconstructing this thought into two or three coherent sentences?

  • Old Doc October 13, 2014, 10:15 am

    It is amazing the number of errors in your article given the credentials you espouse and that there were supposedly three of you writing, proofing, and verifying the information. Ouch! Truly, I suggest you scrap the article and start over. Fact check your information with viral experts rather than sanitized government or corporate websites. Most websites were “cleaned” upon this most recent outbreak. As a health professional I find your article lacking and even dangerous. While I agree this outbreak is filled with sensationalism and hype, it is still has the potential to do a great deal of harm. Putting that together with your article that provides minimization, a false sense of security, and numerous errors, we are looking at the potential of a few more unnecessary casualties. I hope none of you are licensed!

  • Secundius October 13, 2014, 10:12 am

    I have Stage Six Gout, which is an advanced form of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Extremely rare in the United States. I have a enough Minocin (Minocycline) 100mg Capsules (NDC: 63304-0696-50) to keep a Hump-Backed Whale healthy and from catching the disease.

  • David Taylor October 13, 2014, 8:53 am

    Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see how you’re supposed to use the Colloidal Silver to treat Ebola.

  • Robert Bolino October 13, 2014, 8:05 am

    My Step Daughter Rose worked for a Airline and told me about AirBorne. Any time I fly. As soon as I got to, were I’m going. I take a shower, wash my hair, and take a dose of AirBorne. I’v also found, as so as I fell something not right, like I mite got sick. I will mix a pill of Air Borne with water, and take a nap. Will awake like a new baby. They went after Air Borne it was selling off the shelf like Hot Cakes. and big drug didn’t own it so they try to kill it. But would it be a joke if it did work fighting Ebola!!! I know It always Worked for me after a flight in a plane!!!!!!

  • Michael October 13, 2014, 7:54 am

    Not been a pandemic since colonial times? Really? Check out the worldwide pandemic of 1918, a flu pandemic of the “Spanish Flu” that killed over 50 million, including over 10 million in the USA. It was particularly sad because it came at the end of WWI and that may have contributed to the spread. It is estimated that that pandemic killed as large of a percent of the population as did the “black plague” which was in the Medieval period. A simple google of the facts could have prevented this grievous error – but please, PLEASE, try to fact check before passing on such disinformation. Check out multiple sources, or better yet look for scholarly journal articles on the topic. When an author misses such important, easy to find facts, such as pandemics you learned about (or SHOULD have) in high school history, it calls into question the accuracy of all of the information presented and speaks of the credibility of the researcher. Just sayin. And flu is the classic viral pandemic against which the CDC grades virulence of other pathogens.
    Thanks!

  • M. Darwin October 13, 2014, 7:44 am

    I apologize if this seems nitpicky, but there have in fact been pandemics since colonial times–prime example being the flu pandemic of 1918-1919, which killed an estimated 3-6% of the world’s population, more than the black death (in raw numbers, not percentages, since the world’s population was smaller in the dark ages). An estimated 675,000 Americans died, out of a population of 103 million or so. In 1957-58 another round of flu killed just under 70,000 people in the US. Point being, it can happen, though I don’t think Ebola is anywhere near so easily spread as the flu. At least that’s what the authorities are saying (add sarcasm here).

    • Administrator October 13, 2014, 7:53 am

      The Spanish Flu was intentionally left out because there were only 600k deaths in the US. According to the CDC about a half a million people die in the US every year from regular flu. Therefore the effects of a global pandemic on a western country where people are for the most part educated were even very low at the turn of the last century, stressing this point even further as empirical evidence.

      • Michae; October 13, 2014, 8:12 am

        Again, you are mistaking basic data. There are, according to the CDD between 3000 – 49,000 flu deaths per year http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm. So 600K deaths in a single year is a increase of over 12 times (1100%) if we accept the highest estimation. ANY pandemic killing over 100K would be world-wide news.

        • Administrator October 13, 2014, 8:32 am

          That that was a mistake I guess. But like the unemployment and inflation numbers, that estimate has been doctored up and down for political reasons. They point to the Spanish Flu as the reason that we should all take their vaccinations.

          http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/1918flupandemic.htm

          In past years the talking heads from CDC have said that flu is the root cause of many other types of technical deaths, but they have backed off from that for now.

          So… regardless, the argument is that 100 years ago the science of how not to catch a virus was different than it is today? I don’t understand the point, considering that the point of the article is that we know how to not catch viruses.

      • tom October 13, 2014, 8:40 am

        Slightly over 50,000 (not half a million) deaths in the U.S. from influenza/flu in 2010… are you confusing morbity (illness/infection) with mortality (death)? http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/FLU_PNEUMONIA_STATE_2010.pdf Additionally, with an estimated 675,000 deaths in the U.S. from the Spanish flu (when the population was considerably smaller than it is now) , many more Millions of Americans were infected, but survived. To exclude the Spanish Flu as a pandemic is in conflict with history and medicine.

  • Jonathan October 13, 2014, 6:34 am

    Has olive leaf extract been looked at for fighting Ebola? I use it daily for Lyme disease and it works great. I know they are completely different but nonetheless was wondering if it could help a person with Ebola.

  • ET - 10 Simmons October 13, 2014, 2:54 am

    I didn’t know 1918 was considered Colonial times…

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