The spread of Ebola to the USA is “inevitable,” said the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. Tom Frieden made the statement in a House Subcommittee hearing, adding that he does not think there will be a “large Ebola outbreak” in the U.S. Does he think there will be small ones?
Ken Isaacs, vice president of program and government relations at the Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse warned “the world is woefully ill-equipped to handle the spread of Ebola,” reports Yahoo News. (1)
“It is clear that the disease is uncontained and it is out of control in West Africa,” he told the hearing. “The international response to the disease has been a failure.”
“If you read the Ministry of Health status reports coming out every day from Liberia, I don’t mean to be dramatic, but it has an atmosphere of ‘Apocalypse Now’ in it,” said Isaacs, as reported by Breitbart.com. (5)
The spread of Ebola to the U.S. will likely happen due to international air travel, CDC head Frieden warned. Today’s Ebola outbreak is the largest ever recorded in history. Is the CDC perhaps preparing America for an announcement that Ebola is now being found in U.S. patients?
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its highest alert activation over the Ebola outbreak,” reports CBS News. (4) “CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced on Twitter Wednesday that their operations center has moved to a Level 1 response.”
America is nowhere near prepared for an Ebola outbreak
Mac Slavo from SHTFplan.com just posted a really important story that I recommend you read. It’s entitled What You Need to Do to Survive Ebola BEFORE the Panic Starts.
As Slavo rightly points out, if there is even a single case of Ebola appearing on the streets of America, the masses will outright panic.
Michael Snyder from The Economic Collapse Blog (7) also makes a powerful point in this recommended article, where he says:
Yes, we may be able to provide “state of the art care” for a handful of people, but if thousands (or millions) of Americans get the virus you can forget about it. Our health industry is already stretched incredibly thin, and we simply do not have the resources to handle a tsunami of high risk Ebola patients. And of course conventional medicine does not have a cure for Ebola anyway.
Outbreak will immediately turn to panic
In truth, almost nobody is America is prepared for an Ebola outbreak — not the people, not the hospitals, not the grocery stores and certainly not the government.
Even a small, local Ebola outbreak would result in a mandatory lock down of people in their own homes. The government’s phrase for this is “shelter in place,” and it was invoked at gunpoint during the Boston Marathon bombings.
The problem with all this is that the very minute the public gets word of Ebola spreading in America, people will launch into panic buying of everything you can imagine: gasoline and fuel, water, storable foods, chemical sanitizers, ammunition, firearms and so on. Think “zombie apocalypse” and you’ll get the idea.
Case in point: The announcement that the water supply in Toledo, Ohio was poisoned due to chemical agricultural runoff caused an immediate and total wipeout of water supplies from store shelves.
Hawaii just experienced the same thing, reports Intellihub: (2)
Due to the recent weather warnings, local stores have been mostly cleared out of bottled water and other essential supplies, such as batteries, in anticipation of the coming storms.
“Residents of Hawaii are cleaning out stores of supplies in anticipation of power outages and major flooding,” says USA Today. (3)
Even worse, some residents are finding they are completely on their own, with other residents utterly unwilling to help them. As Mike Tsukamoto says in this USA Today video (3):
“There was a woman there [at the Costco store] who had a crutch, and she was asking people if they could help her, and no one would help and she was pretty upset. She told me that nobody cares to help anyone in times like this, and all they care about is getting stuff for themselves and clearing out.”
Storms pass quickly; but pandemics keep spreading
Hurricanes quickly pass, but an Ebola outbreak might keep spreading and lingering for a very long time. What will the average unprepared American do after 3 days of lockdown? Five days? A month?
Most people could not survive more than a week or two without needing emergency supplies from the grocery store. It’s not difficult to imagine 911 call centers being flooded with desperate cries for food after just 3-5 days of lockdown.
An Ebola outbreak lockdown would also grind the local economy to a halt. No one showing up for work means no economic activity. It also makes you wonder who’s supposed to run the power plants, water treatment facilities, emergency services and law enforcement. Anyone who thinks under-paid cops are going to run around the streets trying to keep the peace when there’s an Ebola outbreak on the loose is living in a fantasy dreamland.
Ebola has the potential to cause widespread economic destruction beyond its medical casualties. That’s why it has been selected and preserved by numerous governments as a bioweapon. Some people are convinced, in fact, that the current pandemic in West Africa is a “trial run” for a larger release somewhere else, but I have to caution that’s mere conjecture and no evidence has yet surfaced to support the accusation.
Solutions for Americans and Canadians
So what you do to prepare for the Ebola spread into America that the CDC now calls “inevitable?”
First, you should substantially increase your personal preparedness in terms of supplies of food, water, emergency medicine, sanitizing liquids (like plain bleach), batteries for flashlights and so on. An Ebola outbreak may come to your neighborhood without warning, and the government may announce a mandatory quarantine without notice. You could suddenly find yourself stuck in your own home with no access to a grocery store for weeks.
Secondly, it’s probably a wise idea to stock up on natural anti-virals that might be beneficial against Ebola. Although I must caution you that there are no clinical trials of anything treating Ebola — not medications, not herbs, not anything — there are many natural substances with well-documented antiviral effects that have near-zero risk of any downside. Those include vitamin C powders, anti-viral herbs like elderberry, Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas and immune-boosting minerals like zinc and selenium.
Many people are right now saying colloidal silver might combat Ebola, although I personally haven’t investigated this issue and therefore can’t say whether silver might be effective as an internal defense against Ebola. Don’t count on the government to test this, of course: they’re only interested in high-profit drugs, not affordable natural solutions.
Avoiding immune-suppressing substances is a key strategy for strengthening your immune response to most viral infections. This means now is probably a good idea to stop smoking, stop using chemical fragrance laundry detergents, stop using cheap personal care products, stop taking medications that suppress immunity, and stop eating foods that contain immune-suppressing chemicals, additives and preservatives.
The stronger your immune system, the better your chance of survival if an Ebola outbreak happens near you. This is wisdom the CDC will never publicly encourage. The entire medical system is wholly opposed to the idea of people strengthening their own immune systems and therefore not needing “miracle” drugs or vaccines.
So if you want to be safe from Ebola, it’s entirely up to you. No government official or public health department is going to tell you the truth you need to hear: If you want to survive a serious outbreak, you’d better have weeks worth of water in your home, and months worth of food. You’d also better have some cash, sanitizers, flashlights, radios and the whole gamut of survival preparedness items that you can read about on other sites like The Organic Prepper.
Don’t wait until the government announces the coming pandemic. By then, it’s too late. If you ever find yourself in a crowd of people, lining up to get food, water or medicine, you’re already way behind the curve.
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