The criteria for Judgement Day: did we help or did we look away?

September 17, 2014

“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick (and about to be made more sick by an Ebola vaccine), and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’…

Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, (or about to be given an Ebola vaccine)  or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ 45“Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’…

Matthew 25: 41-45

Jesus Christ is very clear about the criteria by which the sheep are to be sorted from the goats. The goats, who will not see the Kingdom of God, are the ones who looked away when other human beings were in need, did not even notice when help was needed, did not offer help, blithely went about their own business while letting others suffer and perish. How many Christians take Jesus Christ seriously when He lays down His criteria for eternal life?


September 17, 2014

From the BBC:
“President Barack Obama has called the Ebola outbreak in West Africa “a threat to global security”, as he announced a larger US role in fighting the virus.

The world was looking to the US, Mr Obama said, but added that the outbreak required a “global response”.

The measures announced included ordering 3,000 US troops to the region and building new healthcare facilities.

Ebola has killed 2,461 people this year, about half of those infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

The announcement came as UN officials called the outbreak a health crisis “unparalleled in modern times”.

Dozens of Children Dead After UN Gives Tainted Vaccine in “Rebel” Held Syria

September 17, 2014

Dozens of Children Dead After UN Gives Tainted Vaccine in “Rebel” Held Syria

U.S. and Saudi-backed mercenaries blame al-Assad

by  Kurt Nimmo |  | September 17, 2014

“A United Nations sponsored measles vaccine program in northern Syria resulted in 36 children suffering “excruciating deaths,” according to doctors in the area held by U.S. and Saudi mercenaries who are administering the program.

Infants given the poisoned vaccine experienced rapidly falling heart rates and turned blue.

Anti-Assad activists blamed the Syrian government and accused it of spiking the vaccines with cyanide. The mercenaries previously accused the Syrian government of launching a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. It was later discovered the so-called rebels had in fact launched the attack.

There were conflicting figures of the number of dead in the towns of Jirjanaz and Maaret al-Nouman in the northeastern province of Idlib, according to news reports.”

CDC budget for zoonotic infectious disease initiatives increased by $70 to $432 million

September 17, 2014

“For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2014 budget request offers a mixed picture. CDC’s budget continues to trend downward, as it has over the last several years. President Barack Obama is requesting $6.6 billion for CDC, a drop of $270 million from 2012. But not every program will suffer: In particular, the administration touted extra money for emerging and zoonotic infectious disease initiatives, with a respectable increase of $70 million to $432 million. Forty million dollars would go to an “Advanced Molecular Detection Initiative,” which aims to do a better and quicker job of detecting and responding to threatening pathogens.”

Deaths from hemorrhagic fever syndrome in Venezuela

September 17, 2014

The Medical Association of Aragua state is still waiting for the test results of the samples taken from the dead patients

The hypocrisy of Sirleaf

September 17, 2014

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that the Ebola virus will not dictate Liberia’s future in a speech which had a hollow taste given that she invited the US government to send in troops in the run up to a mass Ebola vaccination campaign, risking, potentially, the lives of all people in her own country and, indeed, in all of Africa.

Foreign Policy: Medical NATO teams should be inserted into countries to provide Ebola drugs without consent of governments

September 17, 2014

Could we soon see a situation where a medical NATO teams are inserted into a country “to directly provide treatment drugs and implement prevention measures without political interference from a country in which an outbreak was happening?”

Foreign policy thinks its a good idea and models already exist:

“This “medical NATO,” so to speak, would consist of a coalition of countries that would recruit specialty teams — comprised of doctors, nurses, and others — from respective national health agencies and systems. The alliance would appoint a doctor-in-chief, and all participating countries would jointly develop operational plans and conduct rehearsal exercises.

The teams would be deployed upon the WHO’s declaration of a global health emergency. They could be mobilized to suppress a disease either completely, or to such a level that a country could then handle the crisis on its own. They would have the authority to directly provide treatment drugs and implement prevention measures without political interference from a country in which an outbreak was happening. The corps would be equipped with airlift capacity for rapid insertion into disease zones, and would receive support from a robust supply chain that could immediately push mobile hospitals, equipment, and essential drugs into areas in need. Corps members could follow WHO treatment guidelines and access that organization’s disease-tracking systems. Once widespread transmission had been averted, the teams would return to their home countries.

Models of the operational capacity needed to build a medical NATO already exist across international organizations.”


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