Friday, October 31, 2014

CDC Now Says Ebola Droplets Travel Six Feet, Not the Previously Stated Three

CDC pulls their old Ebola fact document from their website which stated Ebola droplets travel three feet. Now they say it's six feet. WTF is going on here?

by Larry Simons
October 31, 2014

Just days ago, on October 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted an information flyer on their website about how a person can and cannot be infected with the Ebola virus. The old document stated that Ebola is not airborne and can only infect a person through droplet spread. The document stated, "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. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another".

Just today, the CDC pulled that old document [the link above, in my previous story will now take you to the new document, which is why in addition to linking to my sources, I post screen shots] and replaced it with a new one which now states, "A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their eyes, mouth or nose. Droplets generally travel shorter distances, less than about 6 feet from a source patient".

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This begs the obvious question: Does the CDC know what the fuck they are even talking about concerning this deadly virus? I would bet everything I own that answer is a big fucking "NO". One might react to this and say, "Well, they can only tell us what they know as they receive information about it". BS!! The CDC is supposed to know every detail about this disease. It's nothing new. It has been around for 38 years.

It would be one thing for the CDC not to know what precautions to take, but to not know how many feet the Ebola droplets can travel to infect others? That's not only inexcusable and not believable, but in my opinion, criminal.

Why isn't anyone from the CDC being criminally charged? What if it was found out later that someone with Ebola heeded the CDC's advice from the October 27 instruction flyer [that was pulled] and they went near people and only stood four feet away, or five feet away because of the CDC's previous instruction that Ebola droplets can only travel 3 feet? That infected person would have been obeying the CDC's instruction and still infected people because now the CDC states the droplets can travel six feet.

What makes the CDC's actions even more criminal is the fact that during a press conference on October 7, CDC Director Tom Frieden stated that Ebola can only be spread through direct contact with a sick person or the fluids of a sick or dead person. Frieden said:

"Ebola spreads by direct contact with someone who is sick or with the body fluids of someone who is sick or died from it. We do not see airborne transmission in the outbreak in Africa. We don’t see it elsewhere in what we’ve seen so far."

First, the CDC tells us that it can only spread through direct contact with a sick person or their body fluids [The obvious interpretation of this is walking directly up to the person and touching their wet tongue or sweat].  Then the CDC tells us that it is not airborne and can only be spread through the droplets of a sick person sneezing or coughing and that these droplets can only travel 3 feet. Now, the CDC says they can travel six feet.

A flip-flopping politician can be laughed off and ignored. But flip-flopping when it comes to life and death matters should be prosecuted. Why is Frieden not being arrested for misleading the public on matters of life and death? Why is Obama not at least firing him? Why are people not being mandated to be quarantined? Why is the government not doing a damned thing about this?

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