- The CDC is vastly understating the threat posed by Ebola
- Ebola is much more contagious than the CDC admits
- US is woefully under-prepared to combat what is surely coming
Dr. Gil Mobley, a microbiologist and emergency trauma physician from Springfield, MO, warns the CDC is "sugar-coating" the risk of the virus spreading in the United States.
"If they're not lying, they are grossly incompetent," say Mobley, "and asleep at the wheel."
"Yesterday, I came through international customs at the Atlanta Airport," he said. "The only question they asked arriving passengers is if they had tobacco or alcohol."
Doctor of Internal Medicine, Jorge Rodriguez (featured on FNC's Neil Cavuto) fears Ebola patients may be contagious before symptoms develop.
"As far as I know," the doctor says, "no one is checking for symptoms at the airport."
"Using the term symptoms is subjective. Who's definition are we using?"
He believes it's possible an Ebola patient may be "feeling lousy" long before blatant symptoms appear. Are they contagious then?
UN Ebola Response Chief, Anthony Banbury, has concerns the virus could become airborne. "The longer it (Ebolavirus) moves around in human hosts in the virulent melting pot that is West Africa, the more chances increase that it could mutate. It is a nightmare scenario, and unlikely, but it can't be ruled out."
"In a career working in these kind of situations, wars, natural disasters, I have never seen anything as serious or dangerous or high risk as this one."
A wise man once said: "A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent." -- John P. Kotter, Professor of Leadership
"The LORD is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).
- CBC.com: CDC issues Ebola guidelines for US funeral homes; 3 page list includes avoidance of embalming.
- Fox New Channel: Liberia plans to prosecute man who brought Ebola into US for allegedly lying on airport questionnaire about contact with infection; his family is quarantined in Texas under armed guard.
- The Washington Times: Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than US for first time ever.