EBOLA: Some think it a conspiracy of the US against Africa - Really???

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

I find it interesting that there are those who think the Ebola outbreak, and the efforts to curb and cure it, are an American plot to control Africa.  I received this from a friend, and just wonder how far we take our mistrust when it comes to the health and well being of our loved ones - our people?  

This is her commentary on the article below, and my response to that commentary follows.  While I'm not sharing her name, because she is a friend of mine, I am sharing her statement:
"You are always on it Nana! This is another fake ploy to round people up and you know who it's going to be -- US!  I will NOT take an ebola vaccine. Folks think this is a joke, but these devils are serious and Obama is enabling it. He re-upped the Patriot Act 1 & 2 twice since he's been in office so don 't be fooled.  Y'all better get a copy and read it. It's online. Everything is not what it seems and everyone who looks like us ain't one of us. People better be very aware and don't fall for the okey doke because we have a "Black-looking" president.  The Orisa warns about this stuff in the reading of the year and beyond. KEEP YA EYES OPEN! read below"
In addition to finding the characterization of President Obama extremely offensive, I am taking this opportunity to say to my African and African American brothers and sisters, that in the past, whether here in the US, in Africa, in other parts of the world, when life threatening diseases have broken out, for whatever reason, from whatever source, the President has to take broad and sweeping measures to protect US citizens.  Likewise, the medical community has the responsibility of not only curing the people who have been infected with it (if there is a cure), but protecting the rest of the people from being affected by it.   Reading anything else into it, especially pertaining to President Obama, is a special form of paranoia that needs to be examined. 

The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act,  gives governors broad powers to protect their citizens.  It's also called  QUARANTINE.  That means if it broke out in your block, in your house, you cannot leave your house or your block and spread it to other people.  That means you are on lockdown. And the government has the right and the power to impose this on you and your family until and unless it is proven that you are not a CARRIER of the disease.  It does not make the governor a dictator; it expands what he/she can do to prevent the spread of deadly diseases.  And it's not new.  It started with TYPHOID MARY, who it turned out, was a carrier of Typhoid Fever, which killed thousands of New Yorkers - even though she herself never became ill with it.  She cooked for a family, was infected with the virus, the whole family was wiped out.  It took serious investigation before they were able to isolate it to this lady.    In the interim, she was traveling on public transportation, eating in restaurants, etc., unaware that she was infecting people.

It's also what happened (until the found a cure) with measles, mumps, diptheria, chickenpox, small pox, etc.    You isolate the people who are infected until they are cured.  You make sure they do not contaminate others.  This is not a governmental conspiracy - it's the government acting responsibly to ensure that it does not wipe out whole populations.  

That said, the following article, to which my friend refers in her statement, is a sad statement of the serious problems health organizations face as they try to assist in stemming the spread of this epidemic through Africa, and simultaneously prevent its entre into the US.  When it comes to my health and well being, I will err on the side of the government.  As far as vaccines go, they are the reason why so many of the diseases no longer exist in the US.  Had scientists and the medical industry not been diligently researching and looking for a cure, we'd still be plagued with many of these diseases.  So when someone refuses to be innoculated, it's as though they're setting up their own deathwish.  So be it, as long as they're not spreading anything to me or mine.  Simultaneously, I pray that the vaccine to cure those who are afflicted, and prevents those who are still healthy from getting it, proves to be efficacious.   I find articles like this below to be unhelpful, and, well, ignorant.  

As I said, I am praying  for my brothers and sisters in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and any other places where this vile disease may be.

Stay Blessed & 


A Liberian health official says the Ebola outbreak is now above the control of its government.

“Our government has declared this now as a humanitarian crisis that is above the control of the national government,” Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberia’s assistant minister of health, told CBS News.

More than 700 people have died in four western African nations during the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 320 known cases in Liberia alone. One American died while contracting the virus in Liberia. Two other American medical missionary workers also contracted Ebola.

Model State Emergency Health Powers Act "could turn governors into dictators" Federal health authorities could exercise authoritarian powers to control an Ebola outbreak if the deadly disease hits the United States under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, legislation passed in the wake of 9/11 which attracted controversy at the time for its draconian scope.
With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa having been declared the worst in history by the World Health Organization, concerns are mounting that the disease could spread via international air travel. Asked whether the virus could arrive in the United States, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said, “It’s going to happen at some point.”

The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, drafted during the 2001 anthrax attacks, has since been adopted in whole or in part by 33 states. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons warned that the legislation “could turn governors into dictators,” while constitutional lawyer Phyllis Schlafly labeled it “an unprecedented assault on the constitutional rights of the American people.”
Truth Raider Warns of Ebola False Flag .The federal government already has the authority to round people up against their will. Ebola Vaccines: Poor Market Potential and Lack of Subjects for Clinical Trials Holding Up Testing The most promising one is stuck in safety testing for the simple reason there is no money for a vaccine that has no market. Most big pharmaceuticals do not like to sink assets into developing any drug with low potential. That leaves the playing ground largely to the government and small, niche companies.

Western governments are now issuing alerts to doctors to be on the lookout for symptoms of the disease after an infected Liberian man was found to have traveled through a major transport hub in Nigeria. The World Health Organization has called the outbreak the worst on record, while Doctors Without Borders says the situation is “out of control.”

Back in April, the Department of Defense announced that it had deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams across the U.S. in readiness for any potential Ebola outbreak.
An NHS doctor has urged the world to wake up to the growing threat of Ebola after risking his life working 24-hour hospital shifts trying to save pregnant women struck down by the disease.

If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the United States, federal law permits “the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease”. These individuals can be “detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary”. In other words, the federal government already has the authority to round people up against their will, take them to detention facilities and hold them there for as long as they feel it is “reasonably necessary”. In addition, as you will read about below, the federal government has the authority “to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill”. If you want to look at these laws in the broadest sense, they pretty much give the federal government the power to do almost anything that they want with us in the event of a major pandemic. Of course such a scenario probably would not be called “marital law”, but it would probably feel a lot like it.

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There are doctors, nurses and volunteers who are trying to fight this scourge that appears to be spreading in parts of Africa - we cannot naively allow ourselves to be persuaded that this is some kind of government attempt to contain people.  When people's lives are at stake, we need to be doing all that we can to help - physically, medically, materially, spiritually.

God protect the people from any further contamination or death from the ebola virus, or any other diseases - Amen!

Stay Blessed &
Gloria Dulan-Wilson


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