The United States is using the guise of the Ebola virus outbreak to expand its intervention in Africa, a civil rights activist and journalist in Detroit says.
Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on the Pentagon’s decision to isolate and quarantine US soldiers returning from West Africa.
Two US states — New Jersey and New York — have already ordered a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medics who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, where the epidemic has already killed about 5,000 people.
Conspiracy theorists claim that an episode of the Simpsons mentioned Ebola in 1997 and that means the American cartoon predicted the Ebola outbreak in the United States
According to Internet conspiracy theorists, a clip from the show’s “Lisa’s Sax” episode in season nine is the proof.
Marge Simpson in one scene is trying to persuade Bart to get out of bed by offering him a book that is called, “Curious George and the Ebola Virus.”
Latest figure put at 4,033 as UN special envoy calls for greater resources and effort to battle epidemic in West Africa.
More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation.
The WHO said on Friday that as of October 8, 4,033 people have died of Ebola out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The last toll put the figures at 3,865 dead from 8,033 cases.
As flights are cancelled, communities stigmatised & mildly sick people fear for their lives, is it worth questioning what the biggest threat to our collective wellbeing is: rare tropical diseases, or the media coverage of them?
1. What is Ebola?
Ebola, officially known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains.
Mark Dice is a media analyst, author, and political activist who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives.
Thomas Eric Duncan is the first confirmed Ebola victim in the US. Duncan arrived in the US from Liberia on the 20th of September. The hospital sent him home when he said he felt sick on the 26th. Two days later he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Ebola. Between those two days, he was contagious. A team of Federal Ebola experts arrived in Dallas, Texas to help control the situation. The Dallas County Health Department says they’re already closely monitoring a second suspected patient. Over 3,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa. How well will the US respond to the global epidemic on its home turf?