Put Russel L. Honoré in charge now, please!

I’ve shifted over to a mix of “cable” that is really DISH TV via Sat to some kind of local distribution… and “WiFi” to the computer… I’ve also shifted to “commercial arbitrage” where whichever is shoving its commercial tongue down my throat is on mute and I’m looking at the other screen…. but I digress…

The “bottom line” is that I was watching FOX TV and at the same time wandering through FOX online (purely an accidental alignment… I’m setting up for BBC, Russia Today, and Al Jazeera among others… just at the moment it was FOX I was looking at…) and hit this clip:

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3858087890001/lt-gen-russel-honore-need-to-go-on-offense-on-ebola/?intcmp=obinsite#sp=show-clips

What can I say? The man is honorable, knows how to handle “bad shit”, and HE needs to be in charge, not some political hack as Obama has selected.

I guess I’m just “People on da Street”… and proud of it…

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5 Responses to Put Russel L. Honoré in charge now, please!

  1. LG says:

    That would be just too sensical, wouldn’t it ?

  2. M Simon says:

    I’m convinced that the PTB intend to see this disease spread. I can’t come up with any other rational explanation.

  3. philjourdan says:

    The man is not a doctor. He is also not a politician. But he is a man who can do a job as he has demonstrated. He is voicing the concerns of millions of Americans! We are getting conflicting information! We are being lied to! The problem is not one that cannot be dealt with, the problem is a lack of integrity in the leaders! Set the policy! Do not keep changing it every time a new situation arises. Enforce the policy. Do not let Ebola Kaci set the terms of her quarantine!

    The plan is simple. The details need to be worked through. But this administration has no plan, and the details change with each new revelation. Whether it is this General, or someone else, they need to get a competent individual to kick butt and take names and set the policy now. All they are doing is sending out mixed signals and NOT mollifying the people. The keystone Kops could not make a better comedy of what these idiots have done.

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    @Philjourdan:

    He’s not a doctor, but he is a Lt. General. More soldiers have been lost to disease than to enemy army actions throughout history. Any good General knows this, and knows how to stop epidemics. (Heck, while fighting a war, even…) It isn’t pleasant, but it works.

    In other news, CDC admits that Ebola can move through the air on ‘droplets’ but insists that isn’t airborne, so it’s OK…

    http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/cdc-admits-droplets-from-a-sneeze-could-spread-ebola/

    Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through “droplets.”
    “Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the poster states.
    Nass slammed the contradiction.
    “The CDC said it doesn’t spread at all by air, then Friday they came out with this poster,” she said. “They admit that these particles or droplets may land on objects such as doorknobs and that Ebola can be transmitted that way.”
    Dr. Rossi Hassad, a professor of epidemiology at Mercy College, said droplets could remain active for up to a day.
    “A shorter duration for dry surfaces like a table or doorknob, and longer durations in a moist, damp environment,” Hassad said.
    The CDC did not respond to a request for comment.

    The W.H.O. agrees, but equivocates:

    http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/ebola/06-october-2014/en/

    What we know about transmission of the Ebola virus among humans

    Ebola situation assessment – 6 October 2014

    The Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, faeces and vomit.

    The Ebola virus has also been detected in breast milk, urine and semen. In a convalescent male, the virus can persist in semen for at least 70 days; one study suggests persistence for more than 90 days.

    Saliva and tears may also carry some risk. However, the studies implicating these additional bodily fluids were extremely limited in sample size and the science is inconclusive. In studies of saliva, the virus was found most frequently in patients at a severe stage of illness. The whole live virus has never been isolated from sweat.

    The Ebola virus can also be transmitted indirectly, by contact with previously contaminated surfaces and objects. The risk of transmission from these surfaces is low and can be reduced even further by appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures.

    Not an airborne virus

    Ebola virus disease is not an airborne infection. Airborne spread among humans implies inhalation of an infectious dose of virus from a suspended cloud of small dried droplets.
    This mode of transmission has not been observed during extensive studies of the Ebola virus over several decades.

    Common sense and observation tell us that spread of the virus via coughing or sneezing is rare, if it happens at all. Epidemiological data emerging from the outbreak are not consistent with the pattern of spread seen with airborne viruses, like those that cause measles and chickenpox, or the airborne bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

    Theoretically, wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual, who has respiratory symptoms caused by other conditions or who vomits violently, could transmit the virus – over a short distance – to another nearby person.

    This could happen when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which does not mean airborne transmission) onto the mucus membranes or skin with cuts or abrasions of another person.

    WHO is not aware of any studies that actually document this mode of transmission. On the contrary, good quality studies from previous Ebola outbreaks show that all cases were infected by direct close contact with symptomatic patients.

    Ignoring that news photographer who did not have ‘wet contact’ with anyone… that’s an ‘anomaly’ or the guy must be mistaken…. couldn’t be ‘droplets’ evidence…

    Oh Well…. buy your plastic sheeting, full face respirator, and bleach now… avoid the rush…
    /sarc; or maybe 1/2 /sarc;…

    Then add in the ‘cold preservation’ effects and the potential to move into a new host population in a whole new continent (or 3…). I’m sure we’ll all be just fine….

    Oh, and ignore that a set of doctors and nurses who run off to Africa to deal face to face with Ebola just might be a self selected group for excess hubris, self confidence, and high risk taking behaviour. Just “trust them” to be cautious and do the prudent thing and have the humility to think that they might have it wrong….

  5. Power Grab says:

    I’d like to share a page with the group. I found it very thought-provoking. This guy’s take on the situation seems more along the lines with how the PTB might use it to accomplish other goals:

    http://knowledgeofhealth.com/is-modern-medicine-hastening-death-of-central-africans-stricken-with-ebola-virus/

    It seems that the commonest treatments for ebola actually deplete the nutrients that prevent the symptoms of similar diseases (such as scurvy and malaria). In fact, malaria treatment can bring on worse symptoms that might easily be attributed to ebola, since that’s in the news and is what everyone thinks of first if a person comes down with a fever.

    IIRC, in recent years the certain flu-du-jour was assumed to be so prevalent that they stopped even testing people. They just assumed anyone with flu-like symptoms had that flu and added them to the body count.

    My own personal feeling is that it’s more easily spread than they have been telling us, and paying more attention to one’s nutrition and gut health and avoiding sugar in particular is the key to staying well.

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