VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive
Questions about Ebola Reporting
By Art Smith
The current Ebola outbreak is worrying many people for a good reason. There are concerns we will see outbreaks in the United States because it seems not much is being done to stop the spread of disease. There have been many inconsistencies and strange things when watching the coverage of Ebola, raising questions about what is really going on and how safe are we really.
We get conflicting and constantly changing information from the media and public officials about mode of transmission and many other issues related to Ebola. We have seen reports and pictures of Ebola victims in West Africa, but they raise questions, at least in some people. In the final stages of Ebola there is supposed to be massive bleeding, boils and lesions on the skin, which we don’t see on hardly any of the people shown who are claimed to be in the final stage.1, 2
Did you hear about Ebola victims coming back to life? There is a video of an Ebola victim who seems to come back to life, but on closer inspection the whole story seems incredible and staged. The Ebola victim is on the ground, covered in some blankets and the workers are trying to move his body when he moves and they react in surprise that he is alive. The camera zooms in and we can see only his arm, which again has no signs of bleeding, boils, or lesions anywhere. While most of his body is still covered in blankets, the workers take him to an ambulance to get treatment.3
We need to think carefully about what we are seeing and what we’re told before taking any actions incited by panic or fear, which the media is trying to stir. The inconsistencies in what we are told show that we are definitely not being told the entire truth. The inconsistencies in the pictures show that they may be staged for the cameras and the American public. However, this does not mean that everything is fine in Africa or that there is no Ebola outbreak or that there won’t be one here, just that we are being lied to and manipulated once again.
There are reports of a man trying to put powder into a well of drinking water in West Africa. After he was caught and questioned, he stated that he was paid to put formaldehyde into the well and that there are others doing the same. He also claimed that mineral water companies are involved and selling poisoned water that produces Ebola-like symptoms. According to state radio, at least ten people have died from drinking poisoned water. There are also reports of people dressed as nurses distributing so-called “Ebola vaccines” which give people Ebola-like symptoms, cause coma, and are fatal. This has driven citizens to chase away “vaccine peddlers.” The county officials have condemned the acts of poisoning but urged the citizens not to doubt the existence of Ebola.4
What are we to make of all this along with the evolving conflicting guidelines and information? First, I highly recommend reading a great article examining the similarities between the 1976 swine flu and the Ebola coverage by the media at Health Impact News. It is quite educational in explaining public health policy and the effects of a strong media campaign hyping up the threat of swine flu and pushing for mass vaccination. (More people died from the ill effects of vaccination than swine flu). It also offers sensible suggestions on how to respond to the news about Ebola.
“Similarities between the 1976 Swine Flu Hoax and Ebola?”
If you’re not already prepared to shelter in place for some time, now would be a great time to do so. Buy whatever medical supplies you think are reasonable and affordable. Expect some shortages in medical supplies and possibly others if panic starts spreading. Learn about natural antivirals like herbs and colloidal silver and try to improve your health and immune system before exposure to any infection. Educate yourself on the dangers of vaccination and respect the rights and wishes of those who oppose vaccines. The likely coming Ebola vaccine will probably be rushed fast to market and no one knows what effects it will have. Think carefully before taking drastic actions out of fear, especially fear fanned from the media.
1) “Desperation Grows in the Ebola Zone.” by Elizabeth Cohen and Jen Christensen. CNN, September 23, 2014 http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/22/health/ebola-disease-liberia/
2) “Bizarre Photos of the 2014 Ebola Campaign.” Truth Sector News. September 15, 2014
3) “Shock Video: Man Thought to Be Dead from Ebola Wakes up.”
4) “Breaking: Formaldehyde in Water Allegedly Causing Ebola-like Symptoms.” Liberian Observer. August 2, 2014