As the first Ebola patient in the US remains in critical condition Texas health officials are monitoring a second case of the disease.
The director of Dallas County’s health department told WFAA on Wednesday that a second person who has been in close contact with the first patient is being monitored for Ebola.
Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, told WFAA that all who have been in close contact with the Ebola patient currently at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas are being monitor as well.
“Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” Thompson said in a Wednesday interview with WFAA. “So this is real. There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment.”
Thompson did not mention if the second person potentially with the disease had shown any symptoms of Ebola.
The goal of the US in Hong Kong is clear – to turn the island into an epicenter of foreign-funded subversion with which to infect China’s mainland more directly.
Protesters of the “Occupy Central” movement in Hong Kong shout familiar slogans and adopt familiar tactics seen across the globe as part of the United States’ immense political destabilization and regime change enterprise. Identifying the leaders, following the money, and examining Western coverage of these events reveal with certainty that yet again, Washington and Wall Street are busy at work to make China’s island of Hong Kong as difficult to govern for Beijing as possible.
A former Food and Drug Administration chief scientist and top infectious disease specialist is warning that several people were exposed to the yet to be identified Ebola victim who is currently being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and that it is likely more will become infected.
Dr. Jesse L. Goodman, a professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, told Paul Bedard of the “Secrets” blog at the Washington Examiner that Americans have a right to be concerned over the first diagnoses of the deadly disease inside their country.
“It is quite appropriate to be concerned on many fronts,” Goodman said in a statement provided to Secrets. “First, it is a tragedy for the patient and family and, as well, a stress to contacts, health care workers and the community at large. Second, it appears several people were exposed before the individual was placed in isolation, and it is quite possible that one or more of his contacts will be infected.”
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The day that many of us hoped would never arrive is here. Ebola has come to America. Air travel between the United States and the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone should have been totally shut down except for absolutely essential personnel but it wasn’t. And now our nation may end up paying a great price as a result. On Tuesday, the CDC announced that there is a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas. We know that this individual is a male and that he traveled by air from Liberia to Texas on September 19th. At that time, he was not exhibiting any symptoms. It is being reported that he started developing symptoms on September 24th and that he sought out treatment two days later. Incredibly, he was turned away and sent home. Then on September 28th he went to a hospital again and this time he was admitted for treatment. That means that he could have potentially been spreading Ebola to others for at least four full days before finally getting treated at a hospital. Now he is in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The CDC says that “there is no doubt that we will stop it here” and is promising that “it will not spread widely in this country”. The CDC better be right on both counts.
End Of The American Dream
You have heard of the “No Fly List”, right? Well, now the Tories are pledging that if they win the next election in the UK they will establish a list of “extremists” that will have to have their social media posts “approved in advance by the police” before they post them. There are also plans to ban “extremists” from broadcasting and speaking at public events. The stated goal of these proposals is to crack down on terrorism, but in the process the civil liberties of the British people are going to be flushed down the toilet. And the American people need to pay close attention to what is going on in the UK, because whatever police state measures are implemented over there usually also get implemented over here eventually. For those that believe that we need to do “whatever it takes” to fight terrorism, there is a very important question that you need to ask yourself. What if the government decides that you are an “extremist” because of what you believe? What will you do then?
Paul Craig Roberts
Whatever is occurring in Hong Kong, it bears no relation to what is being reported about it in the Western print and TV media. These reports spin the protests as a conflict between the demand for democracy and a tyrannical Chinese government
Ming Chun Tang in the alternative media CounterPunch says that the protests are against the neoliberal economic policies that are destroying the prospects of everyone but the one percent. In other words, the protests are akin to the American occupy movement.
Another explanation is that once again, as in Kiev, gullible westernized students have been organized by the CIA and US-financed NGOs to take to the streets in hopes that the protests will spread from Hong Kong to other Chinese cities. The Chinese, like the Russians, have been extremely careless in permitting Washington to operate within their countries and to develop fifth columns.
Americans are forever deceived. Remember the bullshit about “Mission Accomplished!”
The only mission that has been accomplished is the enrichment of the military/security complex and the creation of the American Police State. After eight years of the US military battering Iraq, Patrick Cockburn, one of the last front line reporters, tells us: “ISIS at the Gates of Baghdad.”
Paul Joseph Watson
Confirmation that the first case of Ebola has arrived in the United States will prompt questions as to whether the CDC will enact emergency procedures that could see even healthy Americans detained against their will.
The Centers for Disease Control confirmed today that an Ebola victim was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Reference to the patient’s “recent travel history” suggests that the victim arrived from one of the African countries hit by the virus.
The patient has been held in “strict isolation” and the hospital is “complying with all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of Health to ensure the safety of other patients and medical staff,” according to WFAA.
Paul Joseph Watson
The Centers for Disease Control is advising funeral homes in the United States on how to handle the remains of Ebola victims, although officials are keen to stress that the development is not a cause for alarm.
A three page list of recommendations instructs funeral workers to wear protective gear while handling Ebola victims, as well as warning them not to carry out autopsies or to embalm corpses.
“If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?” asks WFSB.com.
Call to action: Demand Congress to Hold Debate on the Current Use of Military Force in the Middle East
Its Time For The American People to Demand Congress Back Into Session For a Formal Debate on the Use of Military Force in the Middle East
On August 8, President Obama authorized airstrikes inside of Iraq against ISIS in a effort to bring aid to Iraqis that were being targeted by the terror organizations violence. Citing a 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, the president avoided any consultation from the American peoples representatives and ordered the airstrikes on ISIS.
That 2001 AUMF cited by the President authorizes military force against “those nations, organizations, or persons” that “planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.”
Arguments have been made that the AUMF Obama is using to justify military intervention does not clearly cover the current situation against ISIS.
Robert Chesney, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law told the Daily Beast that, “this is an implausible argument because the 2001 AUMF requires a nexus to al Qaeda or associated forces of al Qaeda fighting the United States……Since ISIS broke up with al Qaeda it’s hard to make that argument.”
On September 23, the US would expand its air-striking operations inside of Syria with only the authorization by the executive branch, justified by the same, arguably irrelevant, AUMF used to bomb ISIS in Iraq.
The US Congress departed for recess in mid september without holding the executive branch accountable for its neglect of constitutional war powers and are expected to hold off a debate on the military action in Iraq and Syria till 2015.