Top Ten Ways to Protect Yourself Against Ebola:
First, let’s get one thing straight: I CAN be spread via the air, even though, technically, it’s not an “airborne” pathogen. Rather well-known and competent medical authorities have said so. They’ve said, “Ebola is incredibly contagious” and is transmittable up to three feet away. “People are getting it while fully gowned, in full protective gear.”
The video was of Rand Paul. My question is, “Why was his account terminated?” I’m leaving it up as a demonstration that various authorities are putting the kaibosh on the truth.
“This thing is incredibly contagious. People are getting it fully gowned, while wearing full protective gear.”
“You know how they define ‘direct contact?’ Being within three feet of someone.”
Yes. That is the medical definition of “direct contact.” When make a deposit with a bank teller, pay for your groceries, even just waiting in line, sitting next to someone on a bus, train, or plane. THAT is “direct contact.”
However, Ebola can be spread MUCH further than three feet. Yes, it is airborne. In fact, Ebola can survive up to 90 minutes in an aerosolized form, such as from a sneeze, and just one particle can result in a fatal infection, as humans have zero developed immunity to the virus.
Whether Obama is doing it intentionally or ignorantly, he is GROSSLY misleading the nation. That is absolutely INEXCUSABLE.
Furthermore, Dr. David Saunders, a Purdue University researcher and professor says, “It can enter the lung from the airway side,” Sanders told WRTV. “So this argues that Ebola is primed to have respiratory transmission.”
Can we beat Ebola?
Yes! We know exactly how to beat Ebola: ISOLATE, EVALUATE and QUARANTINE.
If someone has any symptoms related to Ebola, they will be ISOLATED immediately. They will then be EVALUATED by roving specialists within 24 hours, using antibody and other rapid and accurate techniques. If they’re found to be infected, they will be QUARANTINED for 21 days, and anyone with whom they’ve been in contact will be ISOLATED and EVALUATED on a daily basis until 21 days after their own exposure.
This is the ONLY sane, rational, reasonable, and effective way of preventing the spread of this disease.
With this in mind, let’s continue:
1. It’s a virus, so forget about alcohol-only wipes and hand sanitizers. You need chlorine, as in bleach. Clorox wipes work, too, as they contain n-alkyl-dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, which is an effective antiseptic against Ebola. Heating to 60 deg C (140 deg F) for ONE HOUR will kill the Ebola virus, as will boiling water at sea level for 5 minutes. If you’re at altitude, increase that to 10 minutes.
2. Whenever you’ve been out and about, clean your hands and the soles of your shoes BEFORE entering your vehicle or home, not afterwards. Consider establishing a quarantine zone for your shoes in the garage, marked with red masking tape, and adjacent to a bucket or tray of shallow, soapy, bleachy water.
3. Clean your shoes! If someone coughed in Walmart, the virus can be present in spots of phlegm on the floor. If you walk on it, now it’s on your shoes. You may inadvertently track it into your car or home. Consider wearing easy-to-clean slick-bottom shoes and use those wipes on your shoes before stepping into your car. Once you’re back home, step into the shallow pan of soapy, bleachy water, then onto the shoe mat. Remove your shoes, being very careful to step over the red line into the safe area. You leave the quarantine zone, but your shoes remain behind. When heading back out, put your gloves on before putting on your shoes.
4. Don’t forget the bottoms of your shopping bags, sliding all over the counters… Buy and use a rubberized or vinyl mat or bin for your vehicle in which you can put your bags. Wipe it down often with a rag soaked in soapy, bleachy water, particularly before your kids get in the car, or better yet, right after removing your bags.
5. Don’t remove the bags to your kitchen. Remove the groceries to your kitchen and toss the bags. Remove the bags to exterior or garage garbage can, and not the one in your house.
6. Wipe down all outer and inner door handles to your home and car on a regular basis.
7. Getting back to bleach… Keep a bucket full of water next to each entrance, with a couple drops of Dawn and a quarter cup of bleach per gallon. Everyone entering your home should rinse their hands in the water. Use this to clean the bottom of your shoes. They can rinse the soapy bleach solution after they enter your home.
8. NEVER attempt to care for a person whom you know has been infected. Doctors and nurses receive 12 full days of training, learning how to properly suit-up with personal protective equipment and remove it by processing through an established Contamination Control Area. Call the experts, leave them with access to plenty of water and tylenol, tell them to stay put.
9. Simple paint masks are somewhat effective in catching sneeze droplets. Surgical masks are more effective. If you’ve ever visited S. Korea, China, or Japan, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say many citizens walk around all winter, sometimes in the summer, wearing masks. If you have access to a painter’s mask, that’s even better, as it provides protection for your eyes, as well. speaking of which…
10. Watch your eyes. Those airborne sneeze droplets can enter your system by making contact with your eyes. If you love wearing contacts, consider going back to glasses. They offer at least marginal protection against sprayed droplets.
Lagniappe: Demand Congress CLOSE OUR BORDERS – NOW, regardless of whatever Obama says or wants to do.