Is the Government Being Upfront About the Ebola Risks
The latest Ebola virus is one of the worst outbreaks to date. The virus left its country of origin and spread to other countries including the heavily populated area of Nigeria.
Many deaths have been reported there. The public is being assured that the risk of the Ebola virus becoming a significant threat in more countries is minimal. They’re saying this because the government has stated the virus is only contagious through contact with body fluids.
Ebola is an airborne disease
However, the Ebola virus is somewhat airborne now, even though it’s officially listed as non airborne. It can be spread from person to person whether or not you ever touch that person – as long as you come in contact with their body fluids, such as a sneeze or cough that gets on you.
The government is not calling the virus one that’s airborne because they don’t want to start a widespread panic. The truth is that if you’re in the vicinity with someone who does have the virus, you could catch it as well.
The media isn’t reporting that there were concerns back in 2012 that Ebola could easily be passed from animals to humans because of respiratory droplets in the air.
Yet a study in the New England Journal of Medicine raised concerns. You’re also not being told that this Ebola outbreak has been difficult to restrain and stop because it’s not the same old strain that’s been treated before.
A new strain of the virus
This is a new strain of the virus, which is one of the reasons it’s been so hard to battle. What you’re not being told is that you can be fine for up to three weeks after catching the virus.
That means that you could walk around, interact with colleagues and your family, share a sip of a friend’s drink, cough into your hand and shake someone else’s hand and spread the virus.
That also means that other people doing the exact same actions can spread it to you. The government is not being upfront about how great the risk is that Ebola is already incubating in people in your area – especially with the illegal aliens pouring through the border and international flights posing a strong risk.
The virus has already proven that it can go where it wants to go thanks to air travel. What the government is telling you is that passengers exhibiting signs of the virus get off the flight and are immediately quarantined at the airport.
What they’re not telling you is that the passengers who’ve been to the area where the Ebola virus is so prevalent but aren’t showing any signs of the having it are free to continue on their way.
Hot zone is at high risks
While the government is downplaying the Ebola risks, those in the hot zone know how high those risks are. Borders near the country of origin have been closed in an attempt to keep the virus from spreading between countries.
Yet the government continues to downplay the risks of widespread Ebola from air travel. The truth is that the government knows a lot more about the dangers of this virus than they’re saying.
Closing the borders and halting international air travel would hurt the economy, so the last move the government wants to make is to affect the country economically.
WHO recently said the risk of Ebola are being underestimated. But it’s not worth the risk to your family – so even if the government isn’t being upfront about the risks, protect yourself despite their assurances.