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The infected patient (patient zero) is now being quarantined, treated and detained at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
As of date, the Identity of the patient has not been released to the public but key officials frequently referred to the patient as a male — therefore this post will follow the same suit.
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When questioned, the patient informed the CDC (Center for Disease Control) that he left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in America on September 20. But according to the patient, he was not experiencing any symptoms and was unaware that he was even infected.
A few common symptoms of Ebola are…
So unaware that he had been infected, the patient roamed free in America for nearly a week before he even began noticing symptoms exclusive to the Ebola virus.
This is not surprising considering that Ebola has an incubation period of up to 21 days, meaning that a person could be infected for nearly a month without knowing and experiencing symptoms.
To prevent nation-wide panic, Tom Frieden of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a public address in which he assured America that the CDC would be able to contain this outbreak before it rampaged through the streets of American society.
Tom Frieden outlined the CDC’s 3-step plan to combat the potential outbreak.
When he finished explaining the 3-steps — Tom Frieden concluded…
“The bottom line here, I have no doubt that we will control this importation of the Ebola virus so that it does not spread widely in this country.”
“It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual could develop Ebola in the common weeks, but there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”
Although I understand that it is the job of the CDC to handle potential outbreaks such as this and to attempt to preserve a “State of Calm” in America — I couldn’t help but feel that the teleprompter that Tom Frieden was probably reading from was ‘laced’ with slightly misleading data.
With that being said, whether Frieden knew that the information he was giving was false or not — I have no idea. But what I do know is that some the information he presented as Factual was primarily a misleading Opinion not backed by any sustainable research.
Firstly, Frieden concluded that the Ebola virus could only be spread when the person is displaying symptoms — But there is no substantial evidence that verifies this.
In fact, there have been several cases in which a person who was infected by a virus (not necessarily Ebola) passed that virus on to others who later became sick. Yet the original person never even got sick.
In viral terminology, a person who has the virus yet is not sick is considered a “Carrier” of the virus.
Secondly, Frieden concluded that the only way the Ebola virus can be transferred to another individual is through direct contact such as spit, blood, or other bodily fluids.
Although this may be true about Ebola at the present moment, viruses have been known to evolve and become more aggressive with each successful Generation.
( A Generation in viral terminology is the ability of a virus to spread to a host.)
If person A has the Ebola virus, it is 1st generation.
If person B gets the virus from person A, it is 2nd generation.
If person C gets the virus from person B, it is 3rd generation. (So on)
So essentially, the Ebola virus contains the ability to evolve and become ‘air-borne’ although it may not be airborne in its initial generations.Therefore to imply that the Ebola virus is exclusive to only physical contact is deceptive (at best).
In the coming days, I predict that we will hear about many more ‘Ebola patients’ within the United States who will then be forced into mandatory ‘quarantine centers’ that are in strategic locations all over the United States.
According to Tim Frieden and other sources, a person can be infected with the Ebola virus for up to 21 days without experiencing symptoms.
But if a person can be ‘infected’ with Ebola for up to 21 days without any symptoms — could the day come when American citizens will be ‘Detained’ in these ‘Quarantine Centers’ for 21 days (or more) by an Executive Order of some sort even if they don’t display any symptoms?
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