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Worst Ebola Epidemic in History: LIVE UPDATES
"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has confirmed that a patient has tested positive for Ebola but added there is 'no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.'
Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed 4,900 people..."
Ebola Cases Top 10,000: WHO
"The number of people infected with Ebola virus has exceeded 10,000, the World Health Organization's (WHO) figures show. The disease has already claimed 4,922 lives..."
Ebola Scare Fabricated By US Media to Make
"American lies brought to you an Iraq war and hundreds of thousands dead.
American lies recently brought us the barbarism of Ukraine.
American lies next forced all to bear witness to contrived atrocities in Syria and accept fabricated excuses for dead children in Gaza.
American lies now bring you Ebola..."
Why Is There No Vaccine For Ebola? - by Patrick Martin
"...These accounts demonstrate that there is no Ebola vaccine today, even though the virus has been analyzed systematically for several decades.
This underscores the fact that the 5,000 deaths from Ebola in West Africa were completely avoidable. The blood is on the hands of Merck, Pfizer, Glaxo and the other multinational companies which have a vampire-like grip on the production of all forms of medication vital for public healthcare.
The various governments that act as agents of the drug companies - in [Canada,] the US, Britain, Germany and other imperialist countries - are equally culpable.
Meanwhile, the impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is so dire that public health measures alone may prove insufficient to stamp it out. The WHO warned Tuesday that 19,000 doctors and nurses would be needed by Dec 1 in the region, compared to less than a thousand today, along with 500 burial teams, compared to only 50 now in operation.
Dr Anthony Fauci of the NIH warned that a vaccine may prove to be the only viable means of fighting the Ebola outbreak. Tragically, that would mean millions of deaths during the period that the long delayed vaccine is developed into a usable medication capable of mass production."
Hopefully we are all being guided by science and not fear.
New Jersey releases nurse quarantined in Ebola scare
Russian Scientists Working on Fast-acting Ebola Vaccine
"Russian scientists are developing a technology to make monoclonal antibodies specific to the Ebola virus. If successful, the resulting medicine could be available as soon as December. Testing points to a positive effect within 24 hours of administering."
Ebola: What Must Be Done - by Abayomi Azikiwe
"WHO officials announced on Oct 24 that the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases is now in excess of 10,000.
The need for a rational and humane response to EVD is seriously needed..."
Cited without comment .... other than noting this runs wholly against all advice and evidence-based science. One of my colleagues just left Ottawa this week to support our agency's ebola-related program in West Africa. Must wonder now if she will be automatically quarantined upon return....
Ebola: Canada suspending visas for residents of outbreak countries
Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has suspended, effectively immediately, the issuance of visas to residents of the West African countries battling Ebola.
In a move that puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, the federal government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease....
'Entire Villages Disappeared': Ebola Deaths in Sierra Leone 'Under-Reported'
"Ebola's toll on Sierra Leone is much greater than previously thought, with entire villages killed off by the virus. This means up to 20,000 people could have succumbed to the disease by now, a senior coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes.
According to Rony Zachariah, coordinator of operational research for MSF, the Ebola impact on Sierra Leone is in fact 'under-reported', AFP quotes.
'The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. You have one nurse for 10,000 people, and then you lose 10, 11, 12 nurses...We want action now."
Empire or Republic: Imperial Wars, Scaremongering and the Ebola Epidemic - by James Petras
"The inadequacy, indeed breakdown of the US public health system as it confronts the first cases of Ebola in the US and the simultaneous escalation of military interests in Syria and Iraq typifies, in microcosm, the demise of the US republic accompanying the rise of the US military empire..."