Back in 2009, there was a spring outbreak of swine flu in Mexico. At first, it appeared to be highly contagious and life-threatening; so much so that the Mexican government ordered all public gathering places closed - even churches. After about six weeks during which much fear and panic was stoked, the whole ordeal kind of ebbed away.
The exact same thing happened in the fall in Ukraine - same bug, same scenario. There was a lot of scare-mongering to push people into getting a 'flu vaccine. Conspiracy theorists speculated widely on the internet, especially given the epidemic of death among the world's microbiologists. To some people it looked like a possible planned release of a pathogen into the population meant to 1) reduce population numbers, 2) to make money from pointless vaccines, and 3) to continue to implement population controls through fear.
As a former healthcare professional, based on what I know of Ebola, I was fully prepared to see at least three quarters of those exposed to Thomas Duncan in Dallas prior to his hospitalization contract the disease. The fact that none of the exposed family members, particularly those who were in close contact caring for him in his illness, including the ambulance crew and the ER staff, acquired the disease.
While the media had a field day with the folded blanket belonging to Duncan that his daughter left lying on a chair in the ER for several hours and with the ambulance which carried him to the hospital being used for 48 hours after his transport without decontamination, here the incubation period has passed with no reported infections among anyone directly or indirectly exposed at the height of transmissibility.
It is notable that all of the Americans who have been infected have all survived.
It is also notable that in the list of microbiologists and other scientists who have died under strange circumstances since immediately after 9/11/01, one of the most recent additions is...
Glenn Thomas, AIDS and Ebola expert and spokesperson for the World Health Organization. Ebola expert Glenn Thomas was among the 298 people who were killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down and crashed in Ukraine. It is understood he was one of more than 100 researchers who were aboard the flight on their way to an international Aids conference in Australia. Among the other delegates aboard the plane was Joep Lange, a leading AIDS researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society (IAS)....Oddly, the world health and medical authorities and the main stream media are hyping the Ebola outbreak every bit as much as the so-called alternative (usually anti-establishment) news sources.
Recently, it was reported that "Patient Zero" contracted the disease in December 2013. We're coming up on almost a year of infection and the numbers are still relatively low and still 99% confined to three West African countries. Nigeria has now been declared Ebola-free.
Obviously, it is not as contagious as initially thought and despite media-hype to the contrary, it is not air-borne.
It seems to me as if someone wanted a global pandemic and this is not their first attempt. But, as usual, they leave out the God-factor in their calculations. Human beings cannot simply turn a virus lose on humanity. It will only succeed if the Creator of the World wills it to succeed - for His own purposes.
B'ezrat Hashem, we'll yet see this scourge laid to rest.