Bacteria resistant to hospital alcohol gels

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/452/eaar6115

Congratulations, you fucked yourself with evolution.

You can’t outsmart Mother Nature. It’s the same with vaccines. The mutant strains are worse than the original problem! It’s like introducing snakes for a rat problem. Do-gooders are useless, pathological altruism is a form of abuse. I’m sure the extreme forms are a form of slow-burn serial killer like the Angels of Death, the guy who kills you but pretends to be your doctor first. They can get a thrill from both sides. The Red Cross people like “I bring you food – in exchange for rape”. It’s the adult candy van, don’t take the candy!

Snow White told you not to take the apple-shaped charity of strangers.

You strengthen the human beings, you cannot weaken a disease.

A disease is a property of human beings, numpties.

The people who use terms like “fight cancer” and “battle with cancer” ay, the lymphoma is squaring up in boxing mitts ya cunts.

Hope you brought plate armour and a noble steed.

Political correctness is deeply insulting. They feel powerless enough without being patronizingly compared to someone active while all they can do is lie there passively. Being pitied by smug cunts.

And now doctors and nurses can’t have really clean hands.

Because some smug admin with no days of work experience in their life insisted they use the gel they bought, like hospitals could ever be any less disease-ridden while full of sick people. Some of which were fatally sick people.

Sounds possible, if you’re totally simple.

They don’t even have clean air, the primary mode of transmission.

Nurses don’t wear face masks, and they go from person to person, examining the sick parts.

The door handles are no longer made of self-cleaning brass (the admin wanted to budget a yacht) but aluminium, which harbours disease and is a potent neurotoxin.

In a Keynesian stimulus, they’re knocking down perfectly good, old hospitals, to build new hospitals plus immigrant housing. Right next to each other. This will end well. That’s happening in the Queen’s back garden.

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/demolition-of-heatherwood-hospital-to-go-ahead-as-redevelopment-is-finally-approved/

Within spitting distance of Ascot. Check on maps. It’s literally across the street.

“And now £90 million plans for a new hospital, as well as 250 homes, have been approved”

They don’t care about you. Or the value of local property. Or the crime rate predating on sick people. Or all the white people on the housing list for decades. Will the immigrants off the boat get gold taps too?

They’re embezzling to foreign ‘property developers’.

“The closure of the hospital in AscotBerkshire was first agreed in 2013 following a lengthy consultation, despite several campaign groups fighting against the plans.”
“But the project was finally approved almost four years later”

Four years they pushed, is that legal?

“The new hospital, which will be built on green belt land close to the current NHS building in London Road”

Traitors. It’s modern glass, that’ll all be demolished soon enough. Safety hazard. Saves them money on building materials to embezzle.

“250 homes will take the place of the current building to help part-fund the expensive new hospital.”

You already have 90m, nobody is buying pleading poverty.

The state pay for people to live in London, Zone 1, they’ll be able to charge extra for these houses (not apartments. rewarding genocide by replacement). That’s taxpayer theft, as far as I’m concerned.

This is why you must teach evolution in schools, or these idiots will continue to get promoted based on fake Christian feels. Feels that kill people.

It was Thou shalt not kill, not Thou shalt enable feels.

Virtue signalling is a vice.

Was giving entitled Boomer Tilly an extra two months worth killing all her great-grandkids?

You can think I’m paranoid to predict pandemic but

  1. we’re long overdue
  2. people are stupid
  3. I’m informed too.

You might think sure but this won’t touch me.

Er.

You don’t have to be stupid, just a sizeable number of the population around you to take hold of the environment, the Typhoid Mary types with no symptoms.

For one disease, look at all the immigrants with latent TB.

Latent until they’re poorly.

Ancient borders were made of dead bodies.

Germ warfare was the enemy’s favourite type.

The American Indians deliberately incited the syphilitic whores of their tribes to fuck the European sailors and bring it back. It continues to ravage white people, even killed a few Kings.

The Muslims used to take their plague-dead and strategically leave them for Europeans to encounter, even if it required a trebuchet over a castle wall during siege.

Remember this.

Pandemic potential

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-new-tb-treatment-20180425-story.html

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/260418/mdr-tb-cases-on-rise-in-kozhikode.html

https://www.trtworld.com/americas/tuberculosis-on-the-rise-in-venezuela-16555

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894500

New York City Has Biggest Tuberculosis Spike in 26 Years

You’re thinking America. I’m thinking planes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_city_airport_systems_by_passenger_traffic#2017_statistics_(provisional)

#2  NYC

135,514,082 total passengers last year.

You couldn’t design a better way to spread disease than a plane.

Low oxygen, recycled air, heat of the bodies, humidity, pollution, stress.

http://www.askthepilot.com/questionanswers/cabin-air-quality/

 In reality, the air is very clean.

sure it is, please don’t sue

On all modern aircraft, passengers and crew breathe a mixture of fresh and recirculated air. Using this combination rather than fresh air only makes it easier to regulate temperature and helps maintain a bit of humidity (more on the humidity in a moment). The supply is bled from the compressor sections of the engines.

So even the fresh stuff is from the dirtiest thing on the plane.

http://fortune.com/2017/08/09/dangerous-cabin-fumes-planes/

These smells are usually found in jet engine “bleed air,” which is outside air that’s been shunted from the engines into an air conditioning system and then to the cabin. In various systems—cabin pressurization, water-tank storage pressure, even heating to dissipate wing ice—this air is highly useful to the plane’s operation.

Yet, when engine seals deteriorate, the bleed air can mix with fumes from high-temperature synthetic engine oil. At high-enough concentrations, flight crews and passengers can grow ill, forcing pilots to divert to the closest airport. The latest publicly known incident was Aug. 2, when a Florida-bound JetBlue Airways Corp. flight diverted to Oklahoma City, where several people were treated for breathing difficulties. In October 2016, a British Airways Airbus A380 bound for London from California diverted to Vancouver after all 25 crew members became ill. Cabin fumes were suspected in that case.

Then the crew found a suitcase of money in each of their hotel rooms.
They felt fine.

BTW, these cause brain damage. If you couldn’t guess.

Given the potential for catastrophe, these “toxic fume events” have spurred airline labor organizations to lobby for passage of a U.S. Senate measure called the Cabin Air Safety Act. 

It should be illegal to gas people.

Already?

Of the extreme cases

“Fume events” happen an estimated 2.6 times a day.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1413867017304737

 The disease was prevalent with ultraviolet radiation over 17 MJ/m2 (67.8%; p = <0.001); relative humidity between 31.0% and 69.0% (95.8% of cases; p = <0.00); 12 h of daily sunlight or more (40.6%; p = 0.001); and temperatures between 20 °C and 23 °C (72.4%; p = <0.001).

Planes are all exposed to cosmic rays. That’s worse than regular UV.

They don’t bother to shield it because that would be expensive and raise fuel costs and who cares if your sperm gets slower, you can’t have kids or get a neurological condition years from now?

They don’t have those little modesty covers on planes or in airport scanners, but we use them for X-rays. Hmm.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131113-the-supernova-inside-your-plane

Cosmic radiation exposure levels during flights vary according to altitude, latitude and the space weather at the time. Typically, passengers flying from London to Chicago could expect to be exposed to around 4.8mrem, and those travelling from Washington DC to Los Angeles would be exposed to close to 2mrem. This compares to an airport body scanner which delivers around 0.1mrem and a chest X-ray that can vary between 2mrem and 10mrem.

As people travel more often and further away, frequent travellers should be aware of their exposure levels, says Mike Lockwood, professor of space environment physics at Reading University in the UK. “No need to panic, but cosmic radiation should not be ignored,” he says.

… “Airlines rotate staff around flight routes so nobody does exclusively polar routes,” says Lockwood.

And that’s why humans can’t live at the North Pole, obviously elves are mutants.

In the US, pilots and flight attendants have been officially classed as “radiation workers” by the Federal Aviation Administration since 1994. Staff regularly working on high-latitude flights are exposed to more radiation than workers in nuclear power plants. Despite this, the airlines don’t measure the radiation exposure of their staff, or set safe limits on the doses they can safely receive.

…People who have been unlucky enough to get caught in such an event should be informed, he adds. “It would not be wise for them to risk a second such exposure, and more regular health checks would be a good idea, as we already do for recognised radiation workers”. According to NASA, a strong solar storm in late October 2003 subjected passengers on polar flights – from Chicago to Beijing, for instance – to radiation well above the limit recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

“There are no studies that give the actual risk factor, but you certainly wouldn’t want it to happen twice to one individual.”

I feel safe.

Would it be possible to shield planes?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

After all, crew quarters onboard the International Space Station, which is located at the outskirts of the Earth’s magnetosphere, are lined with high-density polyethylene several centimetres thick. The hydrogen atoms in it are great at absorbing and dispersing radiation.

The airline industry is increasingly using carbon fibre-based composites to build planes because of their strength and low weight. These are much better protection against cosmic radiation than standard aluminium, and metals in general, says physicist Nasser Barghouty at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama

So no, they’re doing nothing.

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/25534/how-do-pilots-avoid-radiation

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4165792/NASA-study-shows-radiation-hits-plane.html

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c34a/2213f145c0e8b6552650e6e559ffdb5d3328.pdf

The exposure from cosmic ray radiation to the workers and public is a new aspects of exposures that was caused by the development of science and technology. This relation is no more than the  developing procedure of the ICRP activities from X-ray and radium control to nuclear reactors, fuel recycling facilities, radioactive wastes and large accelerators. High technology of the 20th century accomplished not only the development of airplane but also the space vehicles. We accepted the benefit of a high speed transportation of the jet flight and the adventurous space mission. But for the exposure of cosmic ray radiation is not so clearly recognized as a risk source.
In recent years the peoples concern to the environmental risk is becoming high. Some groups are beginning to say the risk from the practice of flight in air or space. And several groups have a real fear to the exposure from cosmic ray radiation…..

Cosmic rays are ideal for microbes seeking to mutate.

IDEAL.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02786820152546770

UV can pause TB from replicating, so you could have it the entire flight and show nothing until you get off.

http://thechiefleader.com/news/open_articles/tuberculosis-cases-rose-in-city-last-year-reversing–year/article_8487b7d8-3f49-11e8-af8b-93e60fdeacd1.html

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260306/1/WER9308.pdf?ua=1

If your immune system is weakened (rays, diet, stress), vaccines won’t work.

Symptoms and signs of TB vary significantly with age, immune status, infected site, and severity of disease.

It’s frequently asymptomatic.

Talking, coughing and breathing spread it.

The immune response to M. tuberculosis infection involves a complex cellular process which is not fully
understood, and therefore presents challenges for the design of new TB vaccines.

How do vaccines for it work?

The immune system is not able to completely control and clear the infection which progresses to the latent state.19

TIL Many people already have it.

Latent infection
LTBI is defined as a state of persistent immune response
to stimulation by M. tuberculosis antigens without
evidence of clinically manifested active TB disease. There
is no gold standard test for LTBI. Either tuberculin skin
testing (TST) or an IFN-γ release assay (IGRA) can be
used to test for LTBI; these tests are not requirements
for initiating TB preventive treatment in HIV-infected
patients or in household contacts aged <5 years.25 WHO
guidelines on LTBI address the probability of active TB
disease progression in specific risk groups, the underlying
epidemiology and burden of TB, resource availability,
and likelihood of broader public health impact.

Fall on the sword for the rich guys.

“vaccine error” noted as side effect, top of page 18

then

“Evidence on the rates of adverse events following BCG vaccination is limited and most are based on passive reports. “

Comforting.

They don’t care because they don’t look.

Disseminated BCG disease is seen mainly in
persons with primary immunodeficiencies (and family
outbreaks may occur if this complication is not recognized
before all are given BCG) or HIV infection.81 Incidence
has been estimated at 2–34 per million but in an
outbreak in indigenous populations of Canada (Canadian
First Nations) a rate of 205 (95% CI: 42–600) per
million vaccinated was reported.83 There are several
reports that BCG vaccination of children and adults in
leprosy-endemic populations may occasionally induce
paucibacillary leprosy lesions.

…Evidence regarding BCG vaccination of very preterm and extremely preterm infants is limited.

If they don’t collect the data, they can claim ignorance when it comes out.
The evidence will always be limited if they don’t fund studies. Still, they’re giving it to as many babies as possible.

Not how the Hippocratic Oath works. Vaccines run contrary, you cannot treat healthy people.

page 20 mentions travelers specifically

In countries with low TB incidence,
studies have found that selective vaccination of target
populations, such as immigrants from high-incidence
countries and health-care workers, is more cost-effective
than universal BCG vaccination.

Then why do ours push for universal? To suck up to NGOs like the WHO.

They don’t care about you.

The available live attenuated vaccines are safe and effective

No, there are cases where live vaccines can infect others.
So in a pandemic, the people carrying the live version might be more of a risk. They’ll seem fine but be totally contagious.

http://nrvs.info/faqs/can-vaccines-cause-or-spread-diseases/

“There is a theoretical risk that live attentuated vaccines like the MMR can be found in body fluids (known as shedding), but that does NOT mean they are capable of causing the disease in the person vaccinated, …”

note the evasion, the person who got the vaccine is fine! ignore the dead bodies around them

so impossible they got a name for it

if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a fucking duck
if it contaminates bodily fluids required to spread, and can spread that very disease, it IS that exact bloody disease!

https://www.westonaprice.org/studies-show-that-vaccinated-individuals-spread-disease/

can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Furthermore, vaccine recipients can carry diseases in the back of their throat and infect others while displaying no symptoms of a disease

Vaccine failure is widespread; vaccine-induced immunity is not permanent and recent outbreaks of diseases such as whooping cough, mumps and measles have occurred in fully vaccinated populations.14,15 Flu vaccine recipients become more susceptible to future infection after repeated vaccination.16, 17

fact fact fact

100% isn’t enough, the premise of immunization is false
100% are not eligible, at least due to other illnesses, poor immune function, medications

“Health officials should require a two-week quarantine of all children and adults who receive vaccinations,” says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “This is the minimum amount of time required to prevent transmission of infectious diseases to the rest of the population, including individuals who have been previously vaccinated.”

“Vaccine failure and failure

refusal

to acknowledge that live virus vaccines can spread disease have resulted in an increase in outbreaks of infectious disease in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals,” says Manookian, “CDC should instruct physicians who administer vaccinations to inform their patients about the risks posed to others by those who’ve been recently vaccinated.”

I’ve warned certain biologists, beware the r-type (or anyone narcissistic-inclined) who suddenly wants to meet up when something medical is making the rounds and only for the duration of their (secreted) contagion. I saw it recently in the field during a widespread stomach condition, others had witnessed the same tactics. Few of them are consciously aware of this impulse to socialize (above their average) but the aware ones choose people they hate.

If you get a call from the blue by a former acquaintance or enemy, to meet up and catch up, delay a couple of months and see if they’re still keen. They will not be.

Maybe ask them if they’d got that illness currently going around, few will lie if asked directly about it. Narcissists like taunting their victims and that way they can say they warned you.

back to the WHO

The development of new vaccines is a high research
priority. There is a need for vaccines that would provide
greater protection than BCG, preventing all forms of TB
including drug-resistant TB, as well as reactivation of
TB, and that would be effective in all age groups including
HIV-infected persons and perform consistently in
all populations. The development of more effective
vaccines against leprosy is also encouraged.

>drug-resistant
>let’s solve it with more drugs!

full derp mode today huh

Let’s harm everyone else’s health for the minimally possible outcome of helping someone with HIV. /s

Medicine doesn’t work like that, it’s utilitarian and individual. To medicate person A to save person B (even if it were a guarantee, which it is not) is actually illegal, it’s assault at the very least (some deliberate infections are ABH or maybe GBH with intent, since they know the risk).

Long-term studies could usefully explore BCG vaccine effectiveness, the duration of BCG-derived protection, particularly in temperate climate settings, and the effect of BCG vaccination on all cause morbidity and mortality.

They don’t want to look long-term for totally honest reasons but trust them, it’s safe!

The end of the last page. How many people would last that long?

Probably the same people to read a recent fact sheet.

http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tuberculosis

Dated FEB 2018

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.
  • Seven countries account for 64% of the total, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, and South Africa.

At least a quarter to a third of the global population right there.

Always look on the bright side of life…

anyway moving on awkward 10 doctor what wut wtf

  • TB is a leading killer of HIV-positive people: in 2016, 40% of HIV deaths were due to TB.

Technically people with HIV finished off by the TB were still killed by the HIV.

They’re so dishonest.

A person with HIV bumped off with a cold wasn’t killed by the fucking sniffles.

Anything to make their stats look better I guess.

  • Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. WHO estimates that there were 600 000 new cases with resistance to rifampicin – the most effective first-line drug, of which 490 000 had MDR-TB.

It’s almost like the pathological altruism applied to hopeless Third World cases keep the microbes alive long enough to kill the host but then escape them, evolved.

Look up transmission vectors, the difference between outbreak and epidemic. The creation of human vectors. Unlike other vectors, humans can board planes.

If only we had a theory of this biological evolution involving lots of death like a kinda… natural selection of bleeding heart twits.

  • Globally, TB incidence is falling at about 2% per year. This needs to accelerate to a 4–5% annual decline to reach the 2020 milestones of the End TB Strategy.
  • Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Get them to stop shitting in the drinking water for starters.
Shitting in public, China.
Not washing their hands.

“Why oh why can’t we eradicate TB and leprosy like those weirdly clean white people?”

Keep drinking from the corpse-ridden Ganges, India. Let’s waste precious medication on idiots. White tourists still want to bathe in it.

Trigger warning: human remains.

http://www.planetcustodian.com/2015/10/19/8134/over-50-scary-images-depicting-filth-of-varanasi-and-river-ganges-that-went-viral-in-china.html

https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-ganges-holy-river-from-hell-20140806-100xz9.html

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1681547/floating-corpses-occupational-hazard-ganges-boatmen

If you aren’t civilized enough to bury your dead and know it causes disease (they know, we told them about germ theory immediately in the 19th century), why should we help? If someone juggles chainsaws, don’t be surprised if they lose an arm. They refuse to civilize even if it kills them. Why is our Government expected to run India? They told us they didn’t want our rule. Leave them to it.

Edit: they are literally drinking TB-infected “corpse juice”, actual term.

It’s impossible to eradicate ancient diseases like TB without genociding all the vectors into Western countries. You need a marking system like avoiding plague families. We did that and it’s why we’re here to talk about it.

Edit: sailors used to be so “superstitious” they ran a border cum disease patrol and threw overboard anyone with dodgy symptoms. Outcome: they lived. Why? They read the omens.

They can’t transmit it if they’re six foot under (and no longer hosts and carriers). That’s how Black Death stopped being a thing despite taking more cargo from Asia where the disease originated (Asia and Africa, hotbeds of every shitty disease).

WHO:

Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.

Lie.

About one-quarter of the world’s population has latent TB, which means people have been infected by TB bacteria but are not (yet) ill with the disease and cannot transmit the disease.

During good times. 1/4.

And how can it be latent if you can cure it? They are such confident con artists they tend to lie on the same page.

When a person develops active TB disease, the symptoms (such as cough, fever, night sweats, or weight loss) may be mild for many months. This can lead to delays in seeking care, and results in transmission of the bacteria to others. People with active TB can infect 10–15 other people through close contact over the course of a year. Without proper treatment, 45% of HIV-negative people with TB on average and nearly all HIV-positive people with TB will die.


https://web.archive.org/web/20120823143802/http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.
  • People infected with TB bacteria have a lifetime risk of falling ill with TB of 10%.

That wasn’t in the new version.

They aren’t hiding anything, don’t be paranoid.

WHO fails biology

http://who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2018/end-plague-madagascar/en/

These people don’t understand biology. You don’t keep the carriers alive.

It’s like fucking for virginity.

You keep it contained and let those would die anyway, go quietly.

It’s interesting because the original plague came from Asia.

Europe only caught it thanks to the mercantile trade.

Human vectors are contagious for at least a week, they claim.

You can circle the world a few times with modern technology.

Technology is usually the downfall of civilization because people expect it will “save” them from stupid decisions.

They are giving it ample opportunities to evolve increased virulence.

Observe, only an r-type could go to the centre of an outbreak of deadly disease, and happily meet up, shaking hands and sharing air with survivors and their families.

Ebola workers need respiratory protection, but it can’t be airborne, right?

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/09/commentary-health-workers-need-optimal-respiratory-protection-ebola

Highlights;

We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks.1

There has been a lot of on-line and published controversy about whether Ebola virus can be transmitted via aerosols. Most scientific and medical personnel, along with public health organizations, have been unequivocal in their statements that Ebola can be transmitted only by direct contact with virus-laden fluids2,3 and that the only modes of transmission we should be concerned with are those termed “droplet” and “contact.”

These statements are based on two lines of reasoning. The first is that no one located at a distance from an infected individual has contracted the disease, or the converse, every person infected has had (or must have had) “direct” contact with the body fluids of an infected person. [DS: “must have”, comforting]

This reflects an incorrect and outmoded understanding of infectious aerosols, which has been institutionalized in policies, language, culture, and approaches to infection control. We will address this below. Briefly, however, the important points are that virus-laden bodily fluids may be aerosolized and inhaled while a person is in proximity [CDC paper] to an infectious person and that a wide range of particle sizes can be inhaled and deposited throughout the respiratory tract.

The second line of reasoning is that respirators or other control measures for infectious aerosols cannot be recommended in developing countries because the resources, time, and/or understanding for such measures are lacking.4

…Medical and infection control professionals have relied for years on a paradigm for aerosol transmission of infectious diseases based on very outmoded research and an overly simplistic interpretation of the data….

Early aerobiologists were not able to measure small particles near an infectious person and thus assumed such particles existed only far from the source. They concluded that organisms capable of aerosol transmission (termed “airborne”) can only do so at around 3 feet or more from the source. [DS: touchable surfaces do not exist, apparently] Because they thought that only larger particles would be present near the source, they believed people would be exposed only via large “droplets” on their face, eyes, or nose.

Modern research, using more sensitive instruments and analytic methods, has shown that aerosols emitted from the respiratory tract contain a wide distribution of particle sizes—including many that are small enough to be inhaled.5,6 Thus, both small and large particles will be present near an infectious person.

As noted by early aerobiologists, liquid in a spray aerosol, such as that generated during coughing or sneezing, will quickly evaporate,7 which increases the concentration of small particles in the aerosol. Because evaporation occurs in milliseconds, many of these particles are likely to be found near the infectious person.

The current paradigm also assumes that only “small” particles (less than 5 micrometers [mcm]) can be inhaled and deposited in the respiratory tract. This is not true. Particles as large as 100 mcm (and perhaps even larger) can be inhaled into the mouth and nose. Larger particles are deposited in the nasal passages, pharynx, and upper regions of the lungs, while smaller particles are more likely to deposit in the lower, alveolar regions. And for many pathogens, infection is possible regardless of the particle size or deposition site.

It’s time to abandon the old paradigm of three mutually exclusive transmission routes for a new one that considers the full range of particle sizes both near and far from a source. In addition, we need to factor in other important features of infectivity, such as the ability of a pathogen to remain viable in air at room temperature and humidity and the likelihood that systemic disease can result from deposition of infectious particles in the respiratory system or their transfer to the gastrointestinal tract.

We recommend using “aerosol transmissible” rather than the outmoded terms “droplet” or “airborne” to describe pathogens that can transmit disease via infectious particles suspended in air.

…Being at first skeptical that Ebola virus could be an aerosol-transmissible disease, we are now persuaded by a review of experimental and epidemiologic data that this might be an important feature of disease transmission, particularly in healthcare settings.

Some pathogens are limited in the cell type and location they infect. …

HIV infects T-helper cells in the lymphoid tissues and is primarily a bloodborne pathogen with low probability for transmission via aerosols. [Throwaway Q: What’s to stop it hooking up with HIV or some other virus?]

Ebola virus, on the other hand, is a broader-acting and more non-specific pathogen that can impede the proper functioning of macrophages and dendritic cells—immune response cells located throughout the epithelium.15,16Epithelial tissues are found throughout the body, including in the respiratory tract.

…Many body fluids, such as vomit, diarrhea, blood, and saliva, are capable of creating inhalable aerosol particles in the immediate vicinity of an infected person. (e.g.)…The act of vomiting produces an aerosol and has been implicated in airborne transmission of gastrointestinal viruses. Regarding diarrhea, even when contained by toilets, toilet flushing emits a pathogen-laden aerosol that disperses in the air.

…..These rates indicate that 99% loss in aerosol infectivity would occur in 93, 104, and 162 minutes, respectively. [DS: I feel comforted, do you feel comforted?]

…In still air, 3-mcm particles can take up to an hour to settle. With air currents, these and smaller particles can be transported considerable distances before they are deposited on a surface…. There is also some experimental evidence that Ebola and other filoviruses can be transmitted by the aerosol route.

Zaire Ebola viruses have also been transmitted in the absence of direct contact among pigs25 and from pigs to non-human primates,26 which experienced lung involvement [sweet term] in infection. Persons with no known direct contact with Ebola virus disease patients or their bodily fluids have become infected.12

[sum: Direct transmission is direct]…However, the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems are not complete barriers to Ebola virus. Experimental studies have demonstrated that it is possible to infect non-human primates and other mammals with filovirus aerosols. …Altogether, these epidemiologic and experimental data offer enough evidence to suggest that Ebola and other filoviruses may be opportunistic with respect to aerosol transmission.28 That is, other routes of entry may be more important and probable, but, given the right conditions, it is possible that transmission could also occur via aerosols.

As for public protection:

Facemasks, however, do not offer protection against inhalation of small infectious aerosols, because they lack adequate filters and do not fit tightly against the face.1 Therefore, a higher level of protection is necessary.

Why not disinfect, you ask?

For a risk group 4 organism, any activity that has the potential for aerosolizing liquid body fluids, such as medical or disinfection procedures, should be avoided, if possible. Our risk assessment indicates that a PAPR with a full facepiece (APF = 50) or a hood or helmet (APF = 25) would be a better choice for patient care during epidemic conditions.

They’re beginning to treat it like a risk group 4 (the highest).

Wearing this type of respirator minimizes the need for other types of PPE, such as head coverings and goggles.

But hey, The Guardian said not to worry about it.

The Guardian: Expect British Ebola cases, it’s like, no big deal

I was paraphrasing of course, but I wouldn’t say the airport checks are a waste of time, though.
Travellers, beware. I’d take a face mask per flight, since it does transmit via the air [CDC buried footnote].

Look at the conflicting messages;

The first Ebola cases will soon emerge in the UK according to the government’s chief medical officer, who said the country should expect “a handful” of people to fall ill with the disease in coming months.

Dame Sally Davies issued her warning on Saturday following a national exercise to test Britain’s readiness for an Ebola outbreak amid growing criticism that government priorities for dealing with the threat are seriously misplaced.

…Despite the predicted spread, Dr David Nabarro, the UN’s senior system coordinator for Ebola, told the BBC’s Up All Night on Sunday morning that he believed the disease would be “under control” in three months.

Headless chickens.

Professor David Mabey, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said screening would be futile. “There won’t be anyone coming from these [west African] countries because all direct flights have been cancelled,” he said. “Are they going to screen everyone from Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam? That would lead to a lot of delays and disruption.”

This point was supported by virologist Dr Ben Neuman of Reading University, who said there was no “strong scientific case that airport screening will help keep Ebola out of the UK”. Professor Tom Solomon, Liverpool University’s head of infection and global health, said evidence “suggests such measures won’t make a large difference”.

It’s an immigration check, of course they disapprove.
And the solution? More money to Africa, a solution which has never ever worked for anything wrong there, ever.

The rest is foreign aid BS since their budgets will be cut soon and they sense the chop, but watch, the most liberal lefty readers of all are waking up;

How can we help? This outbreak will eventually be contained, partially using Western money and expertise, but another will follow. How can we alter the cultural (tribal) practises of the communities in Africa that originally transfer the virus from fruit bats by eating them, and then spread it due to their complete lack of education, their incredibly primitive spiritual beliefs and mistrust of modern medicine?

Corpses of Ebola victims are washed. Then custom dictates the living relatives wash in the same water. We can’t change this without the kind of social engineering and cultural imperialism that would be heavily condemned by everyone here.

There is nothing that can be done to eradicate Ebola without the willing participation of those that have spread the virus originally. It will be down to ‘big pharma’ to develop and produce vaccines, and up to us to pay for it in order that millions of Africans will receive it. The cheapest and safest option for a selfish nation would be to close the borders to African nationals, but that didn’t happen when AIDS spread to Europe, and it won’t happen now.

Were you impressed? Because I was.

And the likes of;

Looks like Bilderberg population control target may be overachieved this year.
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I think it is to be seen to do something, re-assuring the public, but I agree with the experts that such measures are futile.
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Maybe the screening plan is not 100% perfect, but even so, better than nothing. If it cuts down the numbers of infected people it cuts down the odds of infection for many.
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What we “expect” and what we get has a good chance of being miles apart.
Do I believe what the government’s chief medical officer tells us?

Nope.

Who wants to tell them AIDS kills more people every day?

 

1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic could happen again

study ;

“An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918 influenza virus.”

“Critically, the research provides additional insight and evidence for the mechanisms responsible for adaptation of avian influenza viruses to mammals. One mutation in the novel transmissible 1918-like avian virus, for example, is responsible for increased virus growth in mammalian cells. Mutations in hemagglutinin, a protein found on the surface of influenza viruses that binds to host cells, alter the protein’s stability, a change that could potentially enhance the virus’s ability to infect the upper respiratory tract of humans.”

“”With each study, we learn more about the key features that enable an avian influenza virus to adapt to mammals and become transmissible,” says Kawaoka. “Eventually, we hope to be able to reliably identify viruses with significant pandemic potential so we can focus preparedness efforts appropriately.”

Depends. There is one theory that places 1918 as the trigger date because the US army introduced mandatory vaccination. Compelling, given the timings.

Vaccines in 1918 America.

Timings and why it affected the young and able;

“There was seven times more disease among the vaccinated soldiers than among the unvaccinated civilians, and the diseases were those they had been vaccinated against. One soldier who had returned from overseas in 1912 told me that the army hospitals were filled with cases of infantile paralysis and he wondered why grown men should have an infant disease. Now, we know that paralysis is a common after-effect of vaccine poisoning. Those at home didn’t get the paralysis until after the world-wide vaccination campaign in 1918.”

Easily provable.

“The origins of this influenza variant is not precisely known. …However, a first wave of influenza appeared early in the spring of 1918 in Kansas and in military camps throughout the US.” ~Stanford