NYT Editorial Board says Trump’s firing of Tim Ziemer and rescinding of Ebola funds on the same day an outbreak was announced leaves US “far less prepared”

May 23, 2018

By The Editorial Board
The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

An editorial in The New York Times: Ebola, Amnesia and Donald Trump. Excerpt:

The Trump White House, however, appears to be uniquely amnesiac. On the same day that officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported the new Ebola cases, the administration sought to rescind $252 million in Ebola response funds left over from the earlier epidemic.
Before Congress acts on that request, members should recall how those funds came to be. Public health officials confirmed the 2014 outbreak at the end of a fiscal year, when most agency budgets — at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A.I.D. and elsewhere — were tapped out. The search for additional funding delayed the American response, which in turn led to more lives lost and, ultimately, more money spent.
To prevent the same thing from happening next time, the White House Office of Management and Budget agreed to leave these funds in U.S.A.I.D.’s budget so they would be on hand to combat the next emergency. Rescinding that money brings us back to where we started — ill prepared to mount a rapid response to a new infectious disease threat.
 Around the same time that the administration proposed rescinding the funds, the National Security Council dissolved its biosecurity directorate, a small team focused exclusively on global health security threats and led by a director often referred to as the Ebola czar. Again, it’s worth remembering why that office came into existence — a hard lesson. Without a central office to coordinate federal efforts by many agencies, progress was slow the last time the world confronted Ebola.
“It took months of wrangling to put things in place,” Mr. Konyndyk said. “If the only way to get resources is through long negotiations with committees, you are giving disease a head start.” It was based on that realization that the Obama administration established the biosecurity directorate and named the first Ebola coordinator.
The Trump administration has also failed to seek renewed funding from Congress for a global health security initiative begun after the 2014 epidemic. The goal of that initiative was to help high-risk countries prepare for future disease outbreaks in order to prevent pandemics. The White House has touted the success of those efforts but has done nothing to keep them going. And as funds have dried up, the C.D.C. has been forced to scale back or discontinue programs in some of the most vulnerable countries.

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But whether and how these policy shifts will affect the current Ebola response remains to be seen. Though the outbreak seems to have been quickly contained, it involves a disease that we have fresh and terrifying experience with, in a country that has seen this particular foe nine times in living memory. The next outbreak may not offer such a head start.
And when it comes, Mr. Trump’s shortsightedness, if it is not corrected, will have left us far less prepared.


Dems ask why Adm Tim Ziemer was fired and his division disbanded the day the Ebola outbreak was announced

May 23, 2018

From the Huffington Post

Top Democrats have been calling for answers about the sudden departure of Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, who headed the National Security Council’s global health security directorate, and the disbanding of his division the day the Ebola outbreak was announced. That same week, President Donald Trump announced proposed rescissions of leftover Ebola funds from the 2014 crisis.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-announces-7-million-ebola-congo_us_5b02eed9e4b07309e05ae75fjam


Ebola cases in a city unlike other 8 outbreaks in the DR Congo

May 23, 2018

From Defenceweb

While the U.S. waited to announce its donation, other world leaders like Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped in and filled the void, global health expert Laurie Garrett argued in Foreign Policy.

Two more people died from Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, as aid agencies battle to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has already killed 27.

One death occurred in Mbandaka, according to a daily healthy ministry bulletin. A nurse died in Bikoro, the town near where the outbreak was first detected in early May, ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga told Reuters.

This time, health officials are concerned by the disease’s presence in Mbandaka, a crowded trading hub on the Congo River with road, water and air links to Kinshasa.

Four cases have been confirmed in the city’s Wangata neighbourhood and two more are suspected.

The urban setting sets this outbreak apart from eight others in Congo since the 1970s in mostly containable, rural settings.

Government and international partners deployed significant resources to Equateur province. Health officials administered an experimental vaccine on Monday to 33 medical workers and Mbandaka residents, World Health Organisation (WHO) spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva.

The WHO said vaccine manufacturer Merck provided it with 8,640 doses of the vaccine and an additional 8,000 doses are expected to be available in the coming days.

The vaccine takes seven to 10 days to generate a strong enough immune response to ensure full protection. Those vaccinated are instructed to follow the same strict infection control and hygiene practices as anyone who is not vaccinated.

The US government has added $7 million to the initial $1 million it previously committed to fighting the virus in Congo, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said.

The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility on Tuesday approved a $12 million grant towards efforts to contain the virus.

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51790:more-ebola-deaths-in-dr-congo&catid=52:Human%20Security&Itemid=114


Preparations under way for mass Ebola vaccination campaign in DR Congo

May 23, 2018

GENEVA — Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. The latest World Health Organization estimates report 51 cases of Ebola, including 27 deaths.

https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-congo/drc-prepares-mass-ebola-vaccinations


World Bank uses new pandemic financing facility for first time to fund Ebola response and vaccines

May 23, 2018

The World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) has made its first cash disbursement, providing a $12 million grant to assist in the response to the recent Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the number of cases and deaths reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) rises.

http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2018/05/23/world-bank-pef-disburses-12m-for-congo-ebola-response-as-cases-rise/


58 CASES OF EBOLA, 27 DEATHS, 28 CONFIRMED AS OF 22nd MAY, SAYS WHO

May 23, 2018

 

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Disease outbreak news
23 May 2018

On 8 May 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD). This is the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus disease over the last four decades in the country, with the most recent outbreak occurring in May 2017 (Figure 1). Additional information on this outbreak is available from situation reports in the links below.

Since the last Disease Outbreak News on 17 May 2018, an additional fourteen cases with four deaths have been reported. On 21 May 2018, eight new suspected cases were reported, including six cases in Iboko Health Zone and two cases in Wangata Health Zone. On 20 May, seven cases (reported previously) in Iboko Health Zone have been confirmed. Recently available information has enabled the classification of some cases to be updated1.

As of 21 May 2018, a cumulative total of 58 Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, including 27 deaths (case fatality rate = 47%), have been reported from three health zones in Equateur Province. The total includes 28 confirmed, 21 probable and 9 suspected cases from the three health zones: Bikoro (n=29; ten confirmed and 19 probable), Iboko (n=22; fourteen confirmed, two probable and six suspected cases) and Wangata (n=7; four confirmed and three suspected case). Of the four confirmed cases in Wangata, two have an epidemiological link with a probable case in Bikoro from April 2018. As of 21 May, over 600 contacts have been identified and are being followed-up and monitored field investigations are ongoing to determine the index case. Three health care workers were among the 58 cases reported. Figure 2 shows the geographic location of cases by health zone, as of 21 May 2018.

http://www.who.int/csr/don/23-may-2018-ebola-drc/en/nort


My mirror selfie as world braces for Ebola vaccine cultured in same African green monkey cells that gave us AIDS

May 21, 2018

 

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My mirror selfie for the week as it emerges Donald Trump really is a Kremlin (Deripaska?, Rothschild?) agent and a eugenicist Globalist and as a new  Ebola false flag threat has been unleashed, this time spearheaded by Publich Health England.

A vaccine campaign is starting in the DR Congo.

The experimental jab contains an Ebola virus spliced together with a rabies virus and manufactured using the cells of African green monkeys which gave the world AIDS, reports

Wikipedia.

Bare in mind, it may not be me blogging from day to day so do not rely on reports from this blog. Things are moving very rapidly. My blog is hacked. It can be taken over.

As “U.S. adversaries and competitors, such as Russia and China, are restructuring theirmilitary forces around the concept of information,” and generators of information like myself have become the number 1 target and have been for ten years while the Pentagon generals sit around napping, surrounded by security.

https://www.c4isrnet.com/it-networks/2017/12/05/why-the-marine-corps-needed-a-new-deputy-commandant/

Does James Mattis go even one foot outside the Pentagon without a huge security team? No, he makes sure he surrounded with dozens  of agents and he is not even a target in the information warfare age. He neither produces significant information nor can he act on information in any significant manner nor can he organize others to do so or recognize the challenges of the information age. 

Mattis actually let the US news pandemic expert Admiral Tim Ziemer be fired last week. At that point, at the latest, Mattis should have sent a Navy Seal Team to the NSC to accompany Ziemer back into his office, citing national security needs, and left him guarded round the clock.  The Globalists don’t respect Mattis. They know he is a supine coward. They know they can fire Tim Ziemer in front of the world, threaten me day in, day out, in front of the world. As long as he’s okay, right?

I am, anyway, gong to focus on more spiritual aspects in this battle from now on. That we are facing the same threat as in 2014, as in 2010, as in 2009 is the result of a deep seated spiritual and moral malaise.

The attitude seems to be among organizations like the Pentagon and US nurses “just do the minimum to get along,” “if it isn’t in my immediate task list, I am not doing it,” “too much work, trouble,” “some one else will do it.”

Who? When almost everyone shows the same pitilessness, indifference, selfishness, hardness, cruelty, callousness as you?

And should people like Deborah Burger, who had the responsibility, resources and mandate to tackle this issue years ago and did not, somehow escape to live another ten years? Should she sow nothing and yet reap the harvest others have sown year after year? Or should be compelled to sow before she reaps, do her fair share of the work or face death at the hands of the pitiless eugenicist Globalists, as pitiless as she has been.

Either the Pentagon, the US health care workers etc go from 5 mph to 500 mph in terms of moral and ethical attitude or it looks very bleak for them.

If you don’t read on this blog, I am getting help in the next few days, you can be sure they remain clueless, cannot figure out what to do or cannot do it. It’s 10 minutes past 12. Only radical, effective, ethical action in the information domain in terms of exposure can save the day.

It may not happen. This time, the Globalists may well succeed in removing you and billions of others from this globe in the near future. Let that fact sink in.

More on the vaccine which you too could soon be forced to take under WHO IHR if WHO declares an Ebola emergency.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RVSV-

ZEBOV_vaccine

As of April 2017, ring vaccination with

rVSV-EBOV appeared to be somewhat effective,

but the extent of efficacy was uncertain, due

to the trial design and elimination of the

delayed treatment arm part way through the

trial.[3]

Nearly 800 people were ring vaccinated on an

emergency basis with VSV-EBOV when another

Ebola outbreak occurred in Guinea in March

2016.[9] In 2017, in the face of a new

outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic

of the Congo, the Ministry of Health approved

its emergency use.[11]

Adverse effects
Adverse effects have occurred in around half

the people given the vaccine, were generally

mild to moderate, and included headache,

fatigue, and muscle pain.[4][12][1