By Daisy Luther
The news came out this morning that the second American nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane with 132 other passengers from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas. Amber Vinson had a low-grade fever when she boarded the plane, and was admitted to Texas Presbyterian Hospital just hours after disembarking.
The latest horror?
Not only were 132 people who flew with Vinson exposed to Ebola.
In the time it took the CDC to notify Frontier Airlines of the issue, 5 more flights were made.
According to the LA Times:
But Tuesday morning the plane was flown back to Cleveland and then to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., back to Cleveland and then to Atlanta and finally back to Cleveland again, according to Daniel Baker, chief executive of the flight-monitoring site Flightaware.com.
He said his data did not include any passenger manifests, so he could not tell how many total passengers flew on the plane Tuesday.
Believe it or not, it gets even worse. Not only were an unknown number of travelers going heaven-knows-where potentially exposed.
The plane went through a routine but “thorough” cleaning Monday night, Frontier said. Airline industry experts said routine overnight cleaning includes wiping down tray tables, vacuuming carpet and disinfecting restrooms.
So now we have 132 passengers on Vinson’s flight. We have passengers and crew of 5 other flights and we have airport cleaning staff. By nature of the fact that this was at an airport, these travelers have most likely gone to all corners of the country. If any of the travelers or staff become ill, then we can add to our list of concerns all of the people with whom they have come into contact. And then…
Exponential doesn’t even begin to cover it.
We’re getting very close to the point that people should opt to take matters into their own hands and lock down. This is not hysteria. It’s common sense. Clearly, despite their assurances to the contrary, the CDC does NOT have this situation contained. As well, we can’t depend on others to behave responsibly once they’ve been exposed.
Preparedness means that you have the ability to be self-reliant. Take the time to check over your preps and do an inventory. Fill any gaps, and plan to be able to keep your family home for at least two months, should the need arise.
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While I still suggest that some medical supplies and protective clothing be included in your preps, it’s obvious that protective clothing didn’t do a lot for the nurses who cared for Robert Duncan. If your funds are limited, you should focus on the supplies you need to be self-reliant for 2 months.
- Drinking water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Food – here’s how to build your pantry fast (including items that don’t require fuel for preparation)
- Heavy duty garbage bags
- Sanitation supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene supplies)
- Entertainment – you’ll want to be able to keep children and restless family members busy so get craft supplies, books, games, and puzzles
- Basic medical supplies (here’s a list)
- Pandemic kits that contain protective clothing (we have a QuakeKare Deluxe Pandemic Flu Kit for each family member) Our kit is sold out, but this one is similar: Pandemic Virus Kit Module by AXP
- Extra N95 masks (3M 1860 Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask, Small Adult, 20/Bx, 3M 8511 Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack, and 3M 8000 Particle Respirator N95, 30-Pack )
- N100 masks (3M Particulate Respirator 8233, N100, Moldex 2730 N100 Respirator Mask with Handy Strap Bx/5 Each, 3M 8233 N100 Particulate Respirator – Case of 20
- Nitrile gloves (Dynarex Black Nitrile Exam Gloves, Heavy-Duty, Powder Free, Large, Box/100, Liberty T2010W Nitrile Industrial Glove, Powder Free, Disposable, 4 mil Thickness, Large, Blue (Box of 100)
SafeTouch Nitrile Exam Gloves, Non Latex, Powder Free, Large, Box/100
- Safety goggles with an elastic band to ensure a snug fit (Pyramex V2G Safety Eyewear, Clear Anti-Fog Lens With Black Strap/Temples), DEWALT DPG82-11C Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle, DEWALT DPG82-11C Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle, Neiko 53875B ANSI Z87.1 Anti-Fog Approved Wide-Vision Extra-Soft Lab Safety Goggle
- Protective clothing: DuPont TY122S Disposable Elastic Wrist, Bootie & Hood White Tyvek Coverall Suit 1414, Size Large, Sold by the Each, Dupont TY120S L Large Tyvek Coveralls Suit, Sold By Each, DuPont Tyvek TY122S Disposable Coverall with Hood and Boots, Elastic Cuff, White, X-Large (Pack of 25)
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The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster
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Excellent entry! I agree wholeheartedly.
I keep thinking about the times I’ve travelled, and it makes me want to add a few other worries to your list.
When I travel, I use the ladies’ room at the airport. And when I travel, I’ve been known to eat at restaurants and have a drink at a bar. (In so doing, I use flatware, dishes, cups and the occasional cloth napkin.) I’ve often bought drinks with straws and plastic cups, which I touch with sometimes sweaty hands, and a mouth that has saliva in it. (I’ve also seen airport personnel removing trash where people have carelessly left it behind, rather than throwing their own junk away.) And if I’m running late and rushing through the airport with my stuff, I sweat, and sometimes the sweat gets on the things I touch (luggage, carry-on items, tickets, ID, the arms and backs of chairs I sit in, or doors I open or close.
The CDC says the virus is viable at room temperature for up to several hours (or in some cases, even a few days). Who knows what havoc this foolish woman’s wedding planning may have caused? (Why couldn’t she just use Skype, like a normal person?)
First of all, I am alarmed that some alternative websites are still just pushing an agenda with the fear of What? We really do not know Right now what this is all going to become. I am all for being Smart and prepared, I wish I had more :). But seriously, we need to maintain extreme calm in face of all the panic. If not us, who? I know I heard that somewhere before, but cannot think of where 🙂 We are about to see the results of “something” it appears…
I cannot stress enough that the outcome is going to be a very personal journey for everyone. Most of us here have endless information to help others, just because some did not prepare? We still have got to pull up our big girl pants and continue to look out for each other. When you are anxious you will miss out on important information coming from who knows where? We will not really know, what is going on, if we are all running around like chickens with heads off. Keep producing eggs, cluck, cluck:)
I have been taking advantage of the “calm” before the storm. I have been eating and sleeping really, really well. I have been enjoying having windows open some during the day, where I am, it is dipping into the 50’s at night. Now that my canning is done, I just had a load of wood chips delivered for my outside beds and as soon as it stops raining I will be spreading it.
Thankfully, I am here for the journey.
Again, let’s really look out for each other and avoid those vaccines, detentions (might not be the best time to piss off your local police force, with righteous, defensiveness. I would not want their job right now). Find out more about Ebola. There are several strains and the one apparently going around is not Zaire where you’re bleeding and dead in 6 days… so much information out there, wading through to get to some truth is worth all the effort, I am not taking anybodies word for having it all correct 🙂
Home is where my heart is, and “right now” I am going to enjoy it for all it’s worth!
For quite some time, I have reduced my analysis of national and world events to one test. If it doesn’t make sense or something is not “right,” it isn’t. (Well, there is also the “Who benefits?” question, but that doesn’t necessarily In the current hysteria news it is the lack of proper medical protocol that tells all.
FDR is quoted as saying,”In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
Well, people, this is politics, it didn’t happen by accident, and it doesn’t look pretty.
My advice is to repent and get right with God.
An interesting article:
OOps! I meant that there is the “Who benefits?” question, but that is not necessarily obvious right away.
Ebola is a false flag intended to stampede us into martial law.
This website along with some others is starting to look like a controlled op disinfo site to me! What a shame!
Carefull with that tinfoil hat, you could develop a nasty rash.
I feel like I’m watching a horror movie. No! Don’t go into the creepy basement! Everyone but you knows the vampire is still alive!
I understand taking too extreme measures could create a panic that will be more harmfull than Ebola itself. No one wants that. HOWEVER, they way they are handling things now is not nearly extreme enough! Even worse: if you act incompetent now, no one will believe you when it really matters, creating the very panic you were trying to avoid. Why are we the only ones seeing the blatantly obvious? It can’t be just us, can it?