Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebola Special Report ( October 16 , 2014 ) - Executive Order: Ordering the Selected Reserve and Certain Individual Ready Reserve Members of the Armed Forces to Active Duty - to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa ...... DOCTOR: U.S. ARMY REJECTED SUCCESSFUL EBOLA DRUG 2 WEEKS BEFORE OUTBREAK Exclusive: Former flight surgeon had been working with Ft. Detrick to develop treatment ...... The critical tweets of the day as Ebola here in the US keeps taking unexpected twists and turns !


Executive Order: Ordering the Selected Reserve and Certain Individual Ready Reserve Members of the Armed Forces to Active Duty

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 121 and 12304 of title 10, United States Code, I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation United Assistance, which is providing support to civilian-led humanitarian assistance and consequence management support related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. In furtherance of this operation, under the stated authority, I hereby authorize the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, under their respective jurisdictions, to order to active duty any units, and any individual members not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit of the Selected Reserve, or any member in the Individual Ready Reserve mobilization category and designated as essential under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, and to terminate the service of those units and members ordered to active duty.
This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

October 16, 2014.

Obama Mobilizes National Guard, Army Reserves To Fight Ebola

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With numerous counties and states having declared "States of Disaster" or "States of Emergency", the looming civil rights destruction of martial law domestically draws ever closer.
However, President Obama has decided that, by Executive order:
What is The Individual Ready Reserve? (via Wikipedia)
The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)is a category of the Ready Reserve of the Reserve Component of the Armed Forces of the United States composed of former active duty or reserve military personnel and is authorized under 10 U.S.C. ch. 1005.

For soldiers in the National Guard of the United States, its counterpart is the Inactive National Guard (ING). As of 22 June 2004, the IRR had approximately 112,000 members (does not include all service IRR populations) composed of enlisted personnel and officers, with more than 200 Military Occupational Specialties are represented, including combat arms, combat support, and combat service support.
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Obama issues executive order calling up reserve troops to combat Ebola in Africa 
In other words, we are sending Vets and reservists to Africa... where they are expected to do what? Shoot at viruses?
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Via Bloomberg Transcript,
KIRBY: Afternoon, everybody. I'm proud to welcome into the briefing room General David Rodriguez, commander of Africa Command. He's here to give you an update on U.S. contributions to the effort against Ebola -- U.S. military contributions to the effort against Ebola in West Africa. And with that, sir, I'll turn it over to you.

QUESTION: Just a clarification on that, please. Will they be in contact with individuals or just specimens?

GENERAL DAVID M. RODRIGUEZ (USA), COMMANDER, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND: They come in contact with the individuals and they do that. And they're -- like I said, it's a -- it's a very, very high standard that these people have operated in all their lives, and this is their primary skill. This is not a -- you know, just medical guys trained to do this. This is what they do for a living.
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President Obama has issued an executive order calling up ready reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.

Obama notified Congress of his order Thursday. It reads: "I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation United Assistance, which is providing support to civilian-led humanitarian assistance and consequence management support related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa."

The Pentagon said it had no immediate plans to send reservists to Africa, saying that the order simply allows the military to begin utilizing reserve/guard forces in our overall response in Northern Africa.

It "doesn't mean that we are deploying these forces, but it gives us the option to do so if we need to," said Air FOrcer Lt. Col. Thomas Crosson, a Pentagon spokesman.

The White House said it didn't know exactly how many reserve troops would eventually be required.


Exclusive: Former flight surgeon had been working with Ft. Detrick to develop treatment
Doctor: U.S. Army Rejected Successful Ebola Drug 2 Weeks Before Outbreak
Image Credits: CDC Global

A doctor claims that he developed a successful drug to combat Ebola with the U.S. Army at Ft. Detrick Maryland but that the research was inexplicably shut down two weeks before the first outbreak of the virus in West Africa.
Richard C. Davis, M.D., a former flight surgeon with the U.S. Navy, told Infowars that he was leading a project to develop a drug called RC-2Beta, which according to Davis works, “at the core of our cells to enhance mitochondrial efficiency and promote gene signaling to stimulate cellular self-repair and pathogen destruction.”
In the fall of 2013, Davis’ company began collaborating with the US Army at their Level 4 bioweapons facility at Ft. Detrick, Maryland to develop the drug, with astounding success.
According to Davis, the drug “Killed four of the world’s deadliest viruses in a dose-dependent fashion. The Army also noted that uninfected cells in the same cultures were untouched by the drug (i.e., it was non-toxic).”
“Everyone was very excited about these results since there has never been a broad-spectrum anti-viral drug that killed so many different viruses without affecting normal (uninfected) cells in this way,” writes Davis.
However, after the Army initially indicated to Davis and his team that they were ready to move ahead quickly with further testing, communication completely ceased.

Army research data shows effectiveness of RC-2Beta in fighting the Ebola virus.
“Our once close communications and cordial relationship with the Ft. Detrick team went totally and inexplicably silent. Our phone calls went unanswered and emails unreturned,” writes Davis, adding he was “stunned” when the first reports of Ebola emerged in Africa just two weeks later.
The doctor also desperately contacted mainstream media outlets in an effort to get the story out, including CNN, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times and others. After making initial contact and agreeing to provide documents, Davis was subsequently stonewalled and every outlet dropped the story.
Davis then turned to Florida Congressman David Jolly in an effort to reopen lines of communication with Ft. Detrick, a process that is ongoing.
While health authorities and the media aggressively promoted ZMapp and other less successful drugs and vaccines to fight Ebola, Davis set about anxiously contacting the World Health Organization, which in June announced that experimental treatments for Ebola would be fast tracked.
“Out of concern and frustration, I made it my personal priority to obtain the two necessary documents (Humanitarian Use Exemption and Export Certificate) needed to ship our drug to the medical teams working desperately in Africa,” writes Davis. “So I began calling, and writing and faxing everyone who might be able to help. Since May, I have reached out over 200 times to every head of every organization in the world involved with this crisis. This includes the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the various teams at the FDA, the National Institutes of Health, DARPA, multiple private relief and aid organizations (like Doctors Without Borders), and dozens just like them. The response was always the same… Silence…”
The doctor also slammed the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak.
“The response of the American government has been patently absurd,” writes Davis. “Every protocol that has been put in place to prevent the spread of the disease has been ignored. Our borders remain open, infected patients are being brought into our hospitals, and no truly effective countermeasures have been erected to stem the tide of infectious risk.”
Davis’ conclusion on the government’s handling of the Ebola crisis and the fact that a potentially successful cure for the virus was shut down by Ft. Detrick immediately before the outbreak in West Africa left him to draw a sobering conclusion.
“I am left to conclude that America’s leadership is either guilty of gross misconduct, dereliction of duty, criminal negligence or worse – treason,” writes Davis, warning that the “crisis will undoubtedly spiral out of control” if the advice of incompetent public health authorities, the government and the media continues to be followed unquestionably.
Davis boasts an impressive Curriculum Vitae, having authored over 400 patents and trademarks while also being awarded commendations from the Chief of Naval Operations.
“The inescapable conclusions of negligence or corruption or both cannot be simply swept aside for the sake of political correctness when the lives of every one of us are at stake,” writes Davis, adding, “Ebola is real. It is here, now. There is no more time to waste.”


It's not called Obola for nothing
Government, Officialdom Responsible for Spread of Ebola
Image Credits: Daniel Voyager, Flickr

Instead of 21 days, it turns out somebody suspected of Ebola infection should be quarantined and monitored for twice that time, 42 days.
From the World Health Organization: “For WHO to declare an Ebola outbreak over, a country must pass through 42 days, with active surveillance demonstrably in place, supported by good diagnostic capacity, and with no new cases detected. Active surveillance is essential to detect chains of transmission that might otherwise remain hidden.”
The WHO estimates 2% of Ebola incubations occur after 21 days.
In other words, a number of people who passed the 21 days of observation without symptoms may in fact be infected and when released possibly pass the disease on to others.
The globalist organization said earlier this week it is “alarmed by media reports of suspected Ebola cases imported into new countries that are said, by government officials or ministries of health, to be discarded as ‘negative’ within hours after the suspected case enters the country.”
As the case of Texas nurse Nina Pham, who came down with Ebola after contact with patient zero, Thomas Duncan, and the response by the CDC and nurses, it should be painfully obvious the U.S. healthcare system is woefully unprepared to deal with an Ebola epidemic.
The CDC, a classic government bureaucracy with a bloated budget ($6.6 billion a year), has reacted in dinosaur fashion to the spread of the disease in the United States. The revelation the disease has a much longer incubation period will exacerbate its ineffectual response.
The top government bureaucrat at the CDC, Dr. Tom Frieden, told us not to worry about Ebola, that protocols were in place to contain the disease. After the Pham incident the leviathan agency declared there was a “breach of protocol” and Ms. Pham was to blame. After a nurse union complained about Freiden’s pass the buck response, we found out that, in fact, virtually all hospitals in the U.S. are not prepared to handle Ebola patients.
Ebola requires what is called level 4 bio-containment. “In the US there are 4 units geared up to handle Ebola. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, has 3 beds. Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, has 10 beds. Emory Hospital, Atlanta has 3 beds and St Patricks Hospital, Missoula has 3 beds,” writes Liz Bennett for Underground Medic.
In other words, the U.S. is basically in the same boat as West Africa. “I think we just found out why the government(s) are under-playing the situation,” Bennett continues. “They simply do not have the facilities to cope with even a small outbreak. They are, in fact in exactly the same position as the dirt-poor hospitals in West Africa… there are not enough facilities to stop the spread of the disease if it gets out. The quality of care is better, but the availability of containment most likely isn’t.”
Congress has promised to get to the bottom of the crisis, but you can bet this will quickly devolve into the normal Republican-vs-Democrat partisan free-for-all. As Carroll Quigley observed, the one party political system in the United States was designed to produce bickering that produces predictable and manageable results.
Thursday’s hearing comes as lawmakers ratchet up their criticism of the U.S. response to the Ebola virus. Republicans have lambasted the Obama administration for its handling of the disease. Democrats have said Republicans have failed to provide additional funding for health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while also calling for more preparation from the government.
Obama, who cancelled campaign events to “monitor the federal government’s response to the first instances of Ebola in the U.S.,” and Democrats, who in typical knee jerk fashion want to throw confiscated tax payer money at the disease and bloat the federal bureaucracy further, will ensure nothing of significance happens. Republicans, on the other hand, seem content with merely criticizing Obama and the Democrats.
Once again demonstrating government reacts in sluggish dinosaur fashion, House Speaker John Boehner has called for a travel ban from West Africa while Democrats, led by the ever inapt Nancy Pelosi, say this is not necessary.
The White House has resisted any effort to stem the virus by banning travel from West Africa. Instead, it has ordered what amounts to a facile public relations campaign – instituting “disease surveillance” at airports, an effort experts roundly condemn as not only ineffectual, but ludicrous.
Ryan McMaken writes that the “long-term view of the history of disease prevention does not present much of an impeachable case for government intervention. Indeed, governments excel at creating the conditions that enhance the spread of disease, as they did with the Spanish flu in the aftermath of World War I.”
As Ron Paul noted recently, Firestone established treatment and quarantine procedures to prevent the spread of the disease in Harbel, Liberia, where the company maintains a rubber plantation.
“Firestone’s success in containing Ebola shows that, far from justifying new state action, the Ebola crises demonstrates that individuals acting in the free market can do a better job of containing Ebola than can governments,” Paul writes.
“It is far more likely that a decentralized and private-property-based approach would be more manageable, effective, and adaptable to local conditions,” McMaken adds.
But, of course, the decentralized, local and property-based solutions proposed by Paul and McMaken are anathema to ever-expanding government, so we can expect more of the same as the disease continues to spread.
It’s not called Obola for nothing.


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Dear army reservist: your mission is to shoot the virus on sight


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