Top Australian doctor slams plan for 16 health workers to do “dangerous work” with Ebola patients when may not be trained or equipped

October 25, 2014

From The Guardian:

“Australia’s response to Ebola has been a shambles, says the head of the country’s medical association who’s calling on the government to develop and announce a plan to help deal with the crisis.

Apparently 16 health care workers have been trained to go to west Africa and do “dangerous work” with Ebola patients, Australian Medical Association president Brian Owler said.

But neither the AMA nor the chief medical officer know who the people are, what sort of training they’ve had and whether they’re properly prepared.

It’s not the Ausmat [Australian Medical Assistance] teams that you would expect would be trained to do this work,” Owler told reporters in Sydney.

“Who are these people? If anything is going to be irresponsible it would be a last minute announcement about people who are ill-equipped or ill-trained to go and do this dangerous work”.

He’s called on the government to announce what it is going to do to help tackle the “humanitarian crisis” overseas and what the plans are if a potentially infected person arrives in Australian.

And Owler has “big questions” about mandatory quarantines at airports for people returning from affected areas, like those to be set up in the US.

He said the nurse in Cairns, who had quarantined herself after showing signs of fever, had followed the right procedures by avoiding contact with others and alerting authorities.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/25/australia-ebola-response-shambles-ama


The struggle

October 25, 2014

“For, as I read in St Gregory Palamas, the vision of the uncreated Light is the Kingdom of Heaven. Where then does the struggle lie?”

A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus Prayer

Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Hierotheos Vlachos


EBOLA AND RABIES VACCINES IN LIQUID AND DRIED FORM COMING OUR WAY

October 25, 2014

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES ON EBOLA AND EBOLA AND RABIES VACCINES COMING SOON.

YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET ANY WORSE?

THE VACCINES WHO, THE CDC, THE NIH AND FDA ARE PLANNING TO GIVE HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC UNDER THE PRETEXT OF AN EBOLA EMERGENCY ARE REALLY HAIR RAISING STUFF.

MORE SOON.


GOVERNORS OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY IMPOSE MANDATORY EBOLA QUARANTINES

October 25, 2014

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered  people who have been exposed to Ebola patients to go into mandatory quarantine upon entering the US, decoupling local precautions on Ebola from lax CDC and Federal guidelines.

The quarantine order comes after a doctor working for Doctors Without Border (MSF) in west Africa  tested positive for the Ebola virus in New York creating a scare. The quarantine order also comes just two weeks before a major pandemic emergency exercise centered around the New York area has been scheduled.

The activities of MSF doctor Craig Spencer before he reported Ebola symptoms and went to hospital have highlighted once more how lax protocols on self monitoring are putting the public in jeopardy.

Spencer’s refusal to  take actions to protect others from infection and adhere to common sense rules on self quarantining after a high exposure to Ebola raise questions about his professional standards and medical ethics. Consideration must surely now be given to striking medical personnel who willfully  act so as to increase the likelihood of spreading Ebola in their home countries off the register because for other medical personnel returning from west Africa to repeat his conduct is unacceptable.

In a welcome sign of cross party cooperation, Republican Governor Chris Christie and Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo took the step because they said the CDC and federal guidelines — which require only voluntary self monitoring — were too lax.

Cuomo said the quarantine rules would apply to those entering the US through John F Kennedy airport.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/nyregion/new-york-ebola-case-craig-spencer.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

“Mr Christie, a Republican, said he and Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, had decided to take action because the federal guidelines were not strict enough. “We are no longer relying on C.D.C. standards,” he said, referring to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The C.D.C., in a terse statement, said that it would make its decisions based on the best available science but that the states were within their legal rights to institute the measures

Officials from New York and New Jersey said they were still working out many details, including where people would be quarantined, how the quarantine would be enforced and how they would handle travelers who do not live in either of those states.

The mandatory quarantine for nonsymptomatic travelers will last 21 days, the longest documented period it has taken for an infected person to show symptoms of the disease.”

The Obama administration and CDC have endangered the entire US population by their failure to adhere to biosecurity level 4 rules in handling Ebola cases.

They have also refused to institute a travel ban from Ebola nations.

Given the real threat that Ebola will be allowed to enter and spread throughout the USA, the decision by the governors of New York and New Jersey to introduce mandatory quarantine independently of the CDC and the Federal Government is to be cautiously welcomed.

Steps to stop the spread of Ebola before it triggers martial law, FEMA camps and vaccination are needed.

A mandatory “quarantine” was needed in Nigeria to stop Ebola spreading in its early stages. Nigeria is now Ebola free.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201409010156.html

That said, we saw how Texas Governor Rick Perry formed an Ebola Task Force amid media hype, which, however, took no concrete steps to stop the spread of Ebola or correct flawed CDC protocols.

People who had a high exposure to Ebola were allowed by the CDC and Texas Ebola Task Force to travel on planes and cruise ships. Nurses and relatives apparently had to ask Dallas county for places to self quarantine and were offered, it seems, only lodgings in private apartment blocs if anything.

After the Ebola fiasco in Texas, there can be no doubt that Perry is a Bilderberger, a showman and a Globalist like both George Bush Senior and Junior.

We have to hope Governors Cuomo and Christie really do want to stop the spread of Ebola early on and really do not want to see the USA turned into one giant FEMA camp with smoking crematorium chimneys.

More than just hope, it is imperative for citizens to be vigilant, question their elected representatives and make them accountable. A quarantine represents a significant threat to our civil liberties and can only be applied in absolutely necessary cases under constant public scrutiny to avoid abuse.

 


ECDC Ebola protocols can likely detect Ebola patients, but fail to treat them effectively

October 25, 2014

The ECDC protocol for detecting Ebola patients asks most of the right questions to detect a potential Ebola patient, even if it doesn’t recommend all the right measures, such as mandatory quarantine.

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http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/ebola-public-health-contact-management.pdf

“Definition of contact persons
A contact person of an EVD case is a person not currently presenting symptoms, who has or may have been in contact with an EVD case, with bodily fluids of a case, or with a soiled environment. The associated risk of infection depends on the level of exposure, which will in turn determine the type of monitoring.”


CDC EBOLA CHECKLIST FOR HOSPITALS FULL OF HOLES

October 25, 2014

“Could it be Ebola?” is the name of the new CDC guidelines for

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/could-it-be-ebola.pdf

The answer is: you’re never going to find out if you rely on the new CDC guidelines because they are asking the wrong questions and drawing the wrong conclusions.

Not all Ebola patients meet all criteria listed by the CDC before isolation is recommended. As for an actual test for the Ebola virus, where is that mentioned?

 

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NURSES SAY NEW CDC GUIDELINES STILL NOT ENOUGH: APPEAL TO PUBLIC TO SIGN PETITION

October 25, 2014

NURSES ARE WARNING THEY STILL HAVE NOT GOT THE KIND OF PROTOCOLS IN PLACE NEEDED TO TREAT EBOLA PATIENTS WITHOUT SPREADING THE DISEASE.

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3851724050001/new-cdc-guidelines-on-ebola-still-not-enough/#sp=show-clips

CERTAINLY THE NEW PROTOCOLS THE CDC HAS ISSUED CONTINUE TO LOOK ABSOLUTELY INADEQUATE ALTHOUGH IT IS AN IMPROVEMENT ON PREVIOUS CDC PROTOCOL WHICH ACTUALLY INCREASED THE RISK OF EBOLA CONTAMINATION ACCORDING TO DOCTOR JONATHAN REINER.

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html

SUPPORT THE NURSES AND SIGN THEIR PETITION:

From the CDC website:

The guidance in this document reflects lessons learned from the recent experiences of U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients and emphasizes the importance of training, practice, competence, and observation of healthcare workers in correct donning and doffing of PPE selected by the facility.

This guidance contains the following key principles:
1.Prior to working with Ebola patients, all healthcare workers involved in the care of Ebola patients must have received repeated training and have demonstrated competency in performing all Ebola-related infection control practices and procedures, and specifically in donning/doffing proper PPE.
2.While working in PPE, healthcare workers caring for Ebola patients should have no skin exposed.
3.The overall safe care of Ebola patients in a facility must be overseen by an onsite manager at all times, and each step of every PPE donning/doffing procedure must be supervised by a trained observer to ensure proper completion of established PPE protocols.

A PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TRAINING DEMONSTRATION HELD IN NEW YORK ON OCTOBER 21ST DOES NOT INSPIRE MUCH CONFIDENCE THAT MEDICAL STAFF REALLY WILL RECEIVE THE KIND OF HIGH QUALITY TRANING AND GEAR THEY NEED NOT TO GET INFECTED.
http://gnyha.org/ebolatraining

 


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