The White House quietly modifies its webpages obfuscate facts, and in the spirit of openness and the Obama-like transparency, so has the CDC.
Changed on at least three separate dates in September, the changes to the CDC website have centered on how one can contract Ebola.
In a nutshell, the CDC does not really know how one can get Ebola. And when you don’t know something, you call the scapegoat farm. The latest scapegoat is the nurse who contracted Ebola from the patient in Dallas who recently died from the disease:
9/9/2014 The virus is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) from a person with Ebola, objects like needles and infected animals. Stating the obvious, “Healthcare workers . . family . .friends. .in close contact with Ebola patients are at the highest risk . ..”
9/11/2014 while we were distracted with memorials, they added that ebola “generally” cannot be spread through food.
9/22/2014 The CDC revisited transmission by coughing and sneezing. It now states
. . . Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on someone, and saliva or mucus come into contact with that person’s eyes, nose or mouth, these fluids may transmit the disease.
They quietly added information on its sustainability outside the body. Why didn’t the CDC let us know that when they were on CNN?
. . . Ebola on dried on surfaces such as doorknobs and countertops can survive for several hours; however, virus in body fluids (such as blood) can survive up to several days at room temperature.
We’re not trying to start a conspiracy theory, but just a short time ago CDC changed the phrase “contaminated air” as a high risk element to ” aerosols generated during certain medical procedures.” Seriously?