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Have you considered what operations in a potential Ebola outbreak would be like? It would be a new definition of difficult and uncomfortable. As we are seeing in the news, withouth proper PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and decontamination procedures, you’re likely to become infected. Keep in mind this isn’t just for Ebola, a pandemic flu would be far more difficult to protect yourself agains, as it truly has an airborne vector. When suiting up against any virulent disease, the first key to protecting yourself is making sure there is a 100% barrier between the disease and every part of your … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 17, 2014, 6:34 pm
While the panic grows over Ebola, yellow fever mosquitoes, which can transmit dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever itself, have been found in the Los Angeles area. It’s a grim reminder we are facing more than one potential scenario, so don’t get blindsided because you’re too focused on a single issue. If you have been waiting to purchase any food or supplies, you might want to rethink your time table, as these items are beginning to dwindle and shipping times are being extended. This is occurring because people, both preppers and non-preppers, are looking at the situation and grabbing what they … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 16, 2014, 6:36 pm
One of the primary skills a prepper must have is the ability to think for themselves. This includes filtering out hype, panic, and hyperbole to get to the facts and truth. Right now, we are being slammed with news that Ebola is about to go airborne or it already has gone airborne. The panic this is causing is beginning to heat up and it will only get worse. Ebola is not airborne. Nor is it “primed” to mutate into an airborne virus. The possibility exists, but until it does, stop panicking. Ebola is a scary disease, but there are other … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 15, 2014, 7:25 pm
All viruses mutate, and the mutations create different characteristics in a virus. Can Ebola mutate to become an airborne transmitted disease? Yes, it could, but it’s far more difficult than it seems. Not only does it have to mutate to transmit airborne, it also has to mutate to survive outside of the host for longer than it does now. This means we need two perfect mutations to occur at the same time. That brings the odds of it occurring down even farther. It’s quite possible when mutating for airborne transmission, it also mutates to a less lethal form. Will Ebola … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 14, 2014, 6:00 pm
We’re hearing a lot about how the healthcare worker for the US Ebola Index Patient became infected with Ebola, even though they wore “protective gear.” However, what seems to be lacking in these stories is the type of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) used. Everyone is making a big deal about becoming infected while wearing PPE, but everyone is also overlooking that unless your PPE provides 100% coverage, you’re not protected. Case in point: Watch this video about the “Ebola kits” that “UCLA Infectious Disease Experts” have assembled. Notice how there is no protection for the top and back of the … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 13, 2014, 6:16 pm
Ebola News US hospitals send actors with fake Ebola symptoms into emergency rooms Ebola epidemic spreads in pictures Ebola crisis: online courses help spread awareness and fill the knowledge gap WNW 161: Ebola Update, War on ISIS and Obama Criticism Why Ebola Won’t Spread in the United States : Discovery News Poll: 58% Want Flights from Ebola Countries Banned Poll: Majorities of Americans Desire Ebola Travel Ban, Don’t Want Troops in Africa Combating Virus Ebola Cases Eclipse 8,000 Mark, Total Costs May Exceed $32 Billion Doctor Who Treated Spanish Ebola Patient: ‘My Sleeves Were Short at All Times’ BP Agent: … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 10, 2014, 5:55 pm
Ebola News Doctors unsure why only certain Ebola patients bleed Texas Ebola Symptom Patient is Sheriff’s Deputy, Had Responded to Duncan Apartment CDC: Announces Beefed Up Ebola Travel Screenings ‘Possible Ebola Patient’ from LAX Isolated in L.A. Hospital Poll: Americans More Worried About Ebola Than They Were Swine Flu Three in Four Americans Concerned About Ebola Outbreak Infection Expert: Porous US Borders Prevent Containing Further Ebola Spread New Jersey Customs Agent: We’re Not Prepared for Ebola British Military Deploying to West Africa, But no Ebola Screening at UK Airports Second Dallas Patient Exhibiting Ebola Symptoms – Live Feed Finally, Here … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 9, 2014, 6:50 pm
Ebola News Ebola unavoidable in Europe, says WHO as Spain rushes to contain case Some US troops battling Ebola in Africa to have direct contact with potential patients Cleanup of Texas Ebola Patient’s Apartment Could Cost Well Over $100K Spain Monitoring Over 50 People for Ebola Tuesday Humor? Spain’s Ebola Containment Protocols US To Unveil New Ebola-Related Travel Bans As WHO Admits More Cases “Unavoidable” “We Can’t Exclude The Possibility That Ebola Can Spread Through The Air,” Expert Warns Homeland Security Orders Agents To Monitor All Travelers To US For “General Signs Of Illness” Ebola: The Fine Line Between Medical … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 8, 2014, 8:23 pm
Ebola Coverage Spanish Ebola-Infected Nurse Is First Case Of Contagion Out Of Africa; Salzburg Activates Ebola Emergency Response Doctor Who Discovered Ebola In 1976 Fears “Unimaginable Tragedy” Spanish nurses Ebola infection blamed on substandard equipment How Do Doctors Test for Ebola? : Discovery News Spanish Health Worker Becomes First Ebola Patient to Contract Disease Outside of Africa CDC Chief Frieden on Ebola: Sealing Borders ‘Increases People’s Distrust of Government’ Poll: Only 20% Have ‘Great Deal’ of Confidence in Feds to Prevent Ebola Outbreak CNN Reporter Returning from Liberia ‘Shocked’ and ‘Horrified’ by Lax Screening Ebola Fever Scanners Installed in Five … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 7, 2014, 6:46 pm
Ebola Coverage Why America’s Not Ready For An Ebola Outbreak (In 1 Photo) White House To Explain How, Despite Their Assurances, Ebola Came To America – Live Feed The Shocking Truth: The U.S. Medical System Is Woefully Unprepared for Ebola Why Won’t Obama Ban Air Travel From Countries Where Ebola Is Out Of Control? Ebola in the USA – Part 1 and 2 Texas Ebola Patient Takes ‘Turn for the Worse’ : Discovery News Ebola So Contagious, Presidential Order Dictates Quarantines The Spread: Here’s Where People Are Being Tested for Ebola (With Results) | The Daily Sheeple Talking to Your … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 6, 2014, 5:57 pm

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