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Story 1: Mentally Depressed/Deranged Teenager Attack in Munich Germany — 9 Killed, Shooter Commits Suicide — 27 Injured – — Germany Borders Shut-Down — Videos 

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MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 22: Police officers respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016 in Munich, Germany. According to reports, several people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the north-western Moosach district in Munich. Police are hunting the attacker or attackers who are thought to be still at large. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

MUNICH, GERMANY – JULY 22: Police officers respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016 in Munich, Germany. According to reports, several people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the north-western Moosach district in Munich. Police are hunting the attacker or attackers who are thought to be still at large. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

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Munich shooting: shopping centre attack treated as terrorism by police as hunt for three gunmen continues and six confirmed dead

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  • 00:24POLICE ARRIVE AT THE SCENE OF SHOOTING IN MUNICH
  • 00:32PEOPLE RUN FROM SCENE OF SHOOTING IN MUNICH
  • 00:25FOOTAGE APPEARS TO SHOW SHOOTER OPEN FIRE ON PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOPPING MALL IN MUNICH

 

  • Gunman in Munich opens fire at a McDonalds by the Olympia shopping centre
  • Police describe shooting as terrorism
  • Police hunt three gunmen, believed to still be in Munich
  • Six confirmed dead
  • Unconfirmed reports that there could be shootings in city centre
  • Islamic State supporters celebrate on social media

Munich police are hunting for three gunmen who they believe have carried out attacks at three locations in the city.

On Twitter, the local forces said shootings had taken place at Hanauer Straße, then the Riesstraße, and also at the Olympia shopping center.

Yet the local state broadcaster said there was only one location – the shopping centre.

Police described the attacks as terrorism, and said the three gunmen are believed to still be in the city.

Lynn Stein, who works inside the Olympia centre, told CNN a woman told her “masked gunmen dressed in black” had been seen running through the centre.

Germany’s Muencher Abendzeitung reported that the death toll was higher, with up to 15 people killed in the incident at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre.

Police told another paper, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, that there were multiple deaths.

“There is a major police operation under way in the shopping centre,” Munich police said on Twitter, without elaborating.

An employee inside the shopping centre told the Reuters news agency “many shots were fired”.

Video shows people fleeing from the scene, which has now been cordoned off, according to reports.

 

Footage appears to show shooter open fire on people outside shopping mall in MunichPlay!00:25

Germany has been on high alert after a teenage asylum seeker attacked people with an axe on a train on Monday, injuring five.

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8:35pm

Has one of the gunmen killed himself?

BREAKING:  A report by German magazine Focus, citing police sources, claims a gunman shot himself in the head. The report has not been verified.

8:33pm

Panic around the McDonalds

Our correspondent Zia Weise, who is from Munich, has been listening to Bavarian Radio, where a woman has given an eyewitness account.

We were in McDonald’s and wanted to eat something. We were queueing.

Then panic erupted.

The staff ran out and all the people followed behind them. Children were crying. Everybody running out in panic.

We heard three shots. Bang, bang… bang.

I didn’t see him. As far as I know this was upstairs at the Douglas [drug store, like Boots], we were downstairs.

8:23pm

Munich police giving press conference now

– Attack is terrorism

– At least five dead; unclear if children involved

– We believe three perpetrators, we think they are still at large

– They used a long weapon, longer than a pistol, something like a rifle

– We assume the gunmen are still in Munich

– All the clinics in Munich are on alert

8:22pm

Police swarm over the city

Muich

Police in Munich CREDIT: AP

 

8:20pm

Obama speaking now

We don’t yet know what is happening there.

Obviously our heart goes out to those caught up with it.

It’s a good reminder of something I’ve said over the last few weeks.

Our way of life, our freedoms, our ability to go about our daily lives, to raise our kids, to see them grow up and leave – I’m sorry, I’m getting too personal.

That all depends on law enforcement.

Obviously we have gone through a really tough time in the last few weeks, on a whole lot of fronts.

In recent weeks I’ve had the job of speaking to the widows of those police killed in Baton Rouge.

He is still speaking now, but has moved on to domestic issues.

8:03pm

Obama has been briefed on Munich

President Obama is at the White House, hosting his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

He has described Germany as “a great ally” and says he is monitoring the situation.

8:01pm

Islamic State supporters celebrate on social media

(Reuters) – Supporters of the Islamic State jihadi group celebrated on social media a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday that killed and wounded many people.

“Thank God, may God bring prosperity to our Islamic State men,” read one tweet in Arabic on an account that regularly favours the radical Islamist movement.

“The Islamic State is expanding in Europe,” read an Arabic-language tweet on another account also known to support the group.

The attack was the third major act of violence against civilian targets in Western Europe in eight days. Previous attacks in France and Germany were claimed by Islamic State and Munich police said they suspected the latest assault was a terrorist attack.

7:47pm

Police request – in three languages – that people avoid centre

Munich police are now tweeting in German, English and French.

7:35pm

Munich’s main train station evacuated

The city of Munich is in chaos.

  • Main train station evacuated
  • Helicopters overhead
  • Subway and bus stations shut
  • Olympia shopping centre attacked
  • Some reports suggest city centre attack, too

7:33pm

Image of the gunman at McDonalds

Munich McDonalds has been attacked
This image appears to show the gunman, on the right of the screen, just before he opens fire CREDIT: TWITTER

 

7:28pm

One site or multiple?

In news that contradicts the Munich police:

BAVARIAN BROADCASTER BR SAYS SIX PEOPLE DEAD AND MANY INJURED IN MUNICH SHOOTING IN SHOPPING CENTRE, NO ADDITIONAL SITES

7:26pm

Calls for doctors and nurses to report to hospital

Our Germany correspondent, Justin Huggler, has the following:

General call put out for any doctors and nurses available to report to the hospital where injured have been taken.

Bavarian state government holding crisis meeting

7:21pm

“Masked gunmen in black”

Lynn Stein, who worked in a shop inside the centre, tells CNN that a woman told her she’d seen masked gunmen, in black, running through the shopping centre.

7:19pm

Unconfirmed footage appears to show shooter open fire in Munich

Footage appears to show shooter open fire on people outside shopping mall in MunichPlay!00:25

 

7:18pm

Lynn Stein was inside the shopping centre at the time

Lynn Stein, who works in a shop inside the centre, told CNN:

I was in a neighbouring store when shots were fired.

People started running. More shots were fired.

People were screaming.

Then I heard several shots at the parking house next to the mall. I went back inside the wall, to check on my co-workers.

When I went there there was a couple of people coming in towards me, and I told them to leave as I continued towards my store.

A man told me he saw a gunman.

I ran outside, and police told me to leave. Which I did.

This was about 15 minutes after it happened, and I was evacuated.

7:15pm

British witness Victor Wood, who lives in Munich, speaks to BBC

I was leaving the shopping centre from the side entrance and as we were about to go into the U-bahn, we heard shooting.

We couldn’t see where it was coming from – there was a building in between us.

When I got out of the U-bahn a couple of minutes later we saw all the police cars and realised what had happened.

The shopping centre is like a L-shape. It was quite busy – there were a lot of people in there.

We didn’t hear screaming but we were leaving from the side exit so it was hard to see what was going on. But local media reports someone coming out of the McDonalds and shooting a hand gun.

It took about four or five minutes for police to arrive I would say. We managed to get on one of the last trains before they closed the transport system.

Before I came out to Germany, I had been in the air force, so I am used to the sound of gunshots, and it was definitely shooting – you don’t hear that kind of sound in the city.

No one expects something like this to happen in their front garden.

I think Munich is well equipped to handle it though. Police presence is fairly low key, police officers have weapons but you don’t see people walking around with machine guns, for example.”

7:12pm

Three gunmen being hunted

Munich police are searching for three gunmen, they said on Twitter.

7:06pm

Second location under attack?

Munich police believe that a second site, in the centre of town, may have been attacked.

All very unclear at the moment.

7:04pm

Munich residents open their homes to terrified locals

More from Zia Weise:

Munich residents are using the hashtag #offenetür (“open door”) to offer shelter. 

There are reports (unconfirmed) on Twitter that taxi drivers are getting messages from police to avoid the city centre and not to pick up any passengers. 

7:03pm

German police trying to get the situation under control

Munich is on lockdown
German police rush to the scene CREDIT: EPA

 

7:00pm

Situation chaotic in Munich

Our correspondent Zia Weise, who was born in Munich, has translated the German police twitter feed for us.

It gives a sense of how confused the situation remains.

We do not know where the shooter is. Take care and avoid going outside.” – 10 mins ago

We are aware of shooting rumours in city centre. Situation is unclear. Please stay inside.” – 17 mins ago (But reporters there say nothing’s happening)

Please do not put images or videos of police operations online. Do not support the perpetrators!” – 20 mins ago

Avoid public places in Munich. The situation is unclear.” – 40 mins ago

6:57pm

Munich police do not know where the gunmen are

Police have just said that they do not know where the perpetrators – plural – are.

6:56pm

Police request that no photos or videos be posted online

Interior ministry confirms three dead

Bild, the German tabloid, quotes the German interior ministry as saying three people have been killed.

6:43pm

Images from the scene

A gunman has been seen inside a German shopping centre
Police outside the shopping centre in Munich CREDIT: TWITTER
German shopping centre has been attacked
Police in Munich CREDIT: AP

 

6:37pm

Munich residents told to stay indoors

Our correspondent, Zia Weise, reports:

Süddeutsche Zeitung is reporting an unspecified number of deaths. Police has confirmed injuries, but no deaths. 

Police have told people to remain inside as the situation is still not resolved. Rumours of a second attacker in the city centre are untrue, reporters in Munich say. 

The shopping centre (Olympia Einkaufszentrum) is a complex built in the 70s, close to the Olympic sports complex in Western Munich.

6:32pm

“A shooting rampage”

From Reuters:

MUNICH POLICE SPOKESWOMAN SAYS “WE BELIEVE WE ARE DEALING WITH A SHOOTING RAMPAGE”

6:25pm

‘More than one gunman involved’

Police in Munich apparently believe that more than one gunman is involved in the shopping center attack.

6:21pm

Transport services halted

Transport authorities have halted services on multiple train, tram and bus lines.

6:18pm

Pictures emerge of the scene

Pictures have emerged of the massive police operation outside the shopping centre.

Munich attack
CREDIT: AP
The scene outside the shopping centre in Munich
Police outside the shopping centre in Munich CREDIT: TWITTER

 

6:14pm

Witness: “many shots”

Employees are still hiding out in the shopping centre, with one telling Reuters by phone that “many shots were fired” during the shooting.

6:13pm

“Multiple deaths”: police

Police told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that there were multiple deaths in the shooting at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre.

6:06pm

Shooting over: police spokesperson

Police spokeswoman Claudia Kvenzel has told CNN that the shooting is now over.

5:59pm

Reports of deaths

There have been reports of at least one death, though details are hazy.

A police source has told the AFP news agency that one person has died and ten people have been injured in the attack, while local media is saying as many as 15 people may have died.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/22/shots-fired-at-munich-shopping-centre/

Second shooting in Munich as gunman opens fire at Marienplatz Metro station

A SECOND shooting has unfolded in a U-Bahn/Metro station in Munich, Germany just minutes after a gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in the Bavarian city.

Munich police live footage of the aftermath of the second shootingTWITTER/GETTY

MUNICH: Second shooting in German city

**WATCH LIVE FOOTAGE FROM THE AFTERMATH OF THE TWO SHOOTINGS**

An evacutation has taken place at the Marienplatz Metro station.

It is not yet known how many people have been wounded.

The second shooting follows an attack which took place earlier today at a shopping centre in Munich.

Over a dozen people are believed to have died at the scene – with six deaths already having been confirmed.

It is thought that the three attackers who carried out the shooting at the Munich shopping centre, fled into the U-Bahn/Metro network.

HELICOPTERS: Police choppers circle over an area near Marienplatz

Munich’s main train station – München Hauptbahnhof – has also been evacuated according to AFP.In addition to the train station, U-Bahn/Metro and the city’s bus station has been closed with no services set to resume until further notice.Transport in the German capital has ground to a halt as a consequence.
Webcam footage in the Marienplatz U-Bahn square emptyEVACUATED: The square – Marienplatz has been cleared as webcam footage shows
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/532147/Munich-shooting-Deutschland-Metro-Station

 

Munich shopping centre attack: Video shows moment gunman opens fire at shopping centre

19:58, 22 JUL 2016 UPDATED 20:17, 22 JUL 2016
BY SAM ADAMS , SAM WEBB , GEMMA MULLIN
The busy city centre street is plunged into chaos when a man in a cap and sunglasses open fire with what appears to be a handgun outside a McDonalds restaurant
This chilling video captures the moment a gunman opened fire on innocent bystanders outside a packed shopping centre in Munich.

The busy street is plunged into chaos when a man wearing a cap and sunglasses opens fire with what appears to be a shotgun outside a McDonald’s.

Terrified bystanders, including the unnamed witness filming the scene, flee in fear as a barrage of at least 18 shots can be heard ringing out.

Six people have been killed and many more have been injured at around 6pm tonight, according to German public broadcaster BR.

Witnesses have reported shooting inside the Olympia mall with terrified shoppers filming the scenes inside.

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The shooting took palce outside a McDonalds
He raises his gun and fires at passers by
Further video footage shows a man dressed in black with a red rucksack shooting from the roof of a car park.

Armed and armoured cops flooded the streets around the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) shopping mall in the centre of the German city, which has been sealed off.

It is unclear how many gunmen were involved but witnesses have reported seeing at least three different attackers.

Police told people to stay in their homes or to seek shelter indoors – and admit they don’t know where the gunmen are.

Munich police tweeted: “The suspects are still on the run. Please avoid public places.”

The force added: “Please don’t take Fotos or Video of Police Action in order to avoid any helpful Information for the suspects.”

TwitterSuspected shooter seen on the roof of the Munich shopping centreSuspected shooter seen on the roof of the Munich shopping centre

In a second video, captured by a terrified member of the public, an unknown man is seen walking across the roof of the shopping centre’s car park.

Clad in all black, the man wanders all alone before he suddenly turns and pulls out what looks like a handgun.

ISIS-related social media accounts have been sharing reports of the attack, but reports in German newspaper Bild suggests right-wing extremists are responsible.

In pictures posted online, a person can be seen lying on the ground covered in blood.

Dozens of police vehicles can be seen lining the street outside the shopping centre, and a number of armed officers and a helicopter are at the scene.

A cordon appears to be in place and the area has been evacuated.
The shopping centre in the northern part of Munich is not far from the city’s Olympic stadium in the Moosach district of the Bavarian capital.

British nationals in Germany are being advised to comply with instructions from local authorities.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are urgently investigating an incident in Munich and stand ready to provide assistance to British nationals.”
Munich Police said in a statement: “At around ten to six today there were witnesses who called the police and said there was a shooting at the Hanauer Street.

“The shooting moved from that street to the shopping centre. The witnesses said there were three different people with weapons.”

GettyPolice secure the entrance to a subway station
Police secures teh area of a subway station Karlsplatz (Stachus) near a shopping mall following a shooting on July 22, 2016 in Munich. Several people were killed on Friday in a shooting rampage by a lone gunman in a Munich shopping centre, media reports said / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Andreas Gebert / Germany OUTANDREAS GEBERT/AFP/Getty Images
NTV television reported that German police special forces had arrived at the scene.

“Many shots were fired, I can’t say how many but it’s been a lot,” an employee, who declined to be identified, said from the mall in Munich.

“All the people from outside came streaming into the store and I only saw one person on the ground who was so severely injured that he definitely didn’t survive.”

“We have no further information, we’re just staying in the back in the storage rooms.”

PArmed cops run near the shopping mall
This unverified picture from the scene appears to show emergency services and a person lying on the ground
The shopping centre is next to the Munich Olympic stadium, where the Palestinian militant group Black September took 11 Israeli athletes hostage and eventually killed them during the 1972 Olympic Games.

Friday’s attack took place a week after a 17-year-old asylum-seeker wounded passengers on a German train in an axe rampage claimed by Islamic State.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/munich-shopping-centre-attack-video-8474976

 

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Below are Senator Ted Cruz’s full remarks at the 2016 GOP Convention 

Thank you. Heidi and I are honored to join you here in Cleveland, where Lebron James just led an incredible comeback victory. I’m convinced America is going to come back too.

I congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night.

Conventions are times of excitement. But given the events of the last few weeks, I hope you’ll allow me a moment to talk to you about what’s really at stake.

Just two weeks ago, a nine-year-old girl named Caroline was having a carefree Texas summer – swimming in the pool, playing with friends, doing all the things a happy child might do.

Like most children, she took for granted the love she received from her mom, Heidi, and her dad, a police sergeant named Michael Smith. That is, until he became one of the five police officers gunned down in Dallas.

The day her father was murdered, Caroline gave him a hug and kiss as he left for work. But as they parted, her dad asked her something he hadn’t asked before:

“What if this is the last time you ever kiss or hug me?'”

Later, as she thought of her fallen father, and that last heartbreaking hug, Caroline broke down in tears. How could anything ever be OK again?

Michael Smith was a former Army ranger who spent three decades with the Dallas Police Department. I have no idea who he voted for in the last election, or what he thought about this one. But his life was a testament to devotion. He protected the very protestors who mocked him because he loved his country and his fellow man. His work gave new meaning to that line from literature, “To die of love is to live by it.”

As I thought about what I wanted to say tonight, Michael Smith’s story weighed on my heart. Maybe that’s because his daughter, Caroline, is about the same age as my eldest daughter and happens to share the same name. Maybe it’s because I saw a video of that dear, sweet child choking back sobs as she remembered her daddy’s last question to her. Maybe it’s because we live in a world where so many others have had their lives destroyed by evil, in places like Orlando and Paris and Nice and Baton Rouge. Maybe it is because of the simple question itself:

What if this, right now, is our last time? Our last moment to do something for our families and our country?

Did we live up to our values? Did we do all we could?

That’s really what elections should be about. That’s why you and millions like you devoted so much time and sacrifice to this campaign.

We’re fighting, not for one particular candidate or one campaign, but because

each of us wants to be able to tell our kids and grandkids, our own Carolines, that we did our best for their future, and for our country.

America is more than just a land mass between two oceans. America is an idea, a simple yet powerful idea: freedom matters.

For much of human history, government power has been the unavoidable constant in life – government decrees, and the people obey.

Not here. We have no king or queen. No dictator. We the People constrain government.

Our nation is exceptional because it was built on the five most powerful words in the English language: I want to be free.

Never has that message been more needed than today.

We stand here tonight a nation divided. Partisan rancor, anger, even hatred are tearing America apart.

And citizens are furious—rightly furious—at a political establishment that cynically breaks its promises and ignores the will of the people.

We have to do better. We owe our fallen heroes more than that.

Of course, Obama and Clinton will tell you that they also care about our children’s future. And I want to believe them. But there is a profound difference in our two parties’ visions for the future.

Theirs is the party that thinks ISIS is a “JV team,” that responds to the death of Americans at Benghazi by asking, “What difference does it make?” That thinks

it’s possible to make a deal with Iran, which celebrates as holidays “Death to America Day” and “Death to Israel Day.”

My friends, this is madness.

President Obama is a man who does everything backwards – he wants to close Guantanamo Bay and open up our borders, he exports jobs and imports terrorists.

Enough is enough.

There is a better vision for our future: A return to freedom.

On education, your freedom to choose your child’s education, even if you aren’t as rich as Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

On healthcare, your freedom to choose your own doctor, without Obamacare.

On taxes, your freedom to provide for your family without the IRS beating down your door.

The Internet? Keep it free from taxes, free from regulation. And don’t give it away to Russia and China.

Freedom means free speech, not politically correct safe spaces.

Freedom means religious freedom, whether you are Christian or Jew, Muslim or atheist. Gay or straight, the Bill of Rights protects the rights of all of us to live according to our conscience.

Freedom means the right to keep and bear arms, and protect your family.

Freedom means Supreme Court Justices who don’t dictate policy, but instead follow the Constitution.

And freedom means recognizing that our Constitution allows states to choose policies that reflect local values. Colorado may decide something different than Texas. New York different than Iowa. Diversity. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. If not, what’s the point of having states to begin with?

Hillary Clinton believes government should make virtually every choice in your life. Education, healthcare, marriage, speech – all dictated out of Washington.

But something powerful is happening. We’ve seen it in both parties. We’ve seen it in the United Kingdom’s unprecedented Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

Voters are overwhelmingly rejecting big government. That’s a profound victory.

People are fed up with politicians who don’t listen to them, fed up with a corrupt system that benefits the elites, instead of working men and women.

We deserve an immigration system that puts America first. And yes, builds a wall to keep us safe.

That stops admitting ISIS terrorists as refugees.

We deserve trade policies that put the interests of American farmers and manufacturing jobs over the global interests funding the lobbyists.

And if we choose freedom, our future will be brighter.

Freedom will bring back jobs, raise wages.

Freedom will lift people out of dependency, to the dignity of work.

We can do this. 47 years ago today, America put a man on the moon. That’s the power of freedom.

Our party was founded to defeat slavery. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

We passed the Civil Rights Act, and fought to eliminate Jim Crow laws.

Those were fights for freedom, and so is this.

Sergeant Michael Smith stood up to protect our freedom.

So do our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines fighting radical Islamic terrorism.

So did the family of Alton Sterling, who bravely called to end the violence.

So did the families of those murdered at the Charleston Emanuel AME church, who forgave that hateful, bigoted murderer.

And so can we.

We deserve leaders who stand for principle. Unite us all behind shared values. Cast aside anger for love. That is the standard we should expect, from everybody.

And to those listening, please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.

It’s love of freedom that has allowed millions to achieve their dreams. Like my Mom, the first in her family to go to college, and my Dad, who fled prison and torture in Cuba, coming to Texas with just $100 sewn into his underwear.

And it is love that I hope will bring comfort to a grieving 9-year-old girl in Dallas – and, God willing, propel her to move forward, and dream, and soar . . . and make her daddy proud.

We must make the most of our moment – to fight for freedom, to protect our God-given rights, even of those with whom we don’t agree, so that when we are old and gray . . . and our work is done . . . and we give those we love one final kiss goodbye . . . we will be able to say, “Freedom matters, and I was part of something beautiful.”

Thank you. And may God bless the United States of America.

 https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/07/full-text-of-cruzs-speech-trump-supporters-didnt-want-you-to-hear#sthash.d09iO504.dpuf

All day, buzz was surrounding the highly anticipated Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) primetime speech at the GOP Convention. “Will he endorse Trump?” “Will he orchestrate his speech for a 2020 run?”

But when Ted Cruz took the stage at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, everyone was silent, and it was all his show. But the speech wasn’t about “any particular candidate or campaign,” as Cruz said. It was about freedom.

Here’s the reaction:

Then came the big story when Cruz bravely uttered the phrase:“vote your conscience.” Having given a speech about foundational conservative principles, Cruz closed his speech without endorsing the GOP nominee.

Many praised Cruz for his “courage.”

Even Republican strategist Rick Wilson credited Cruz with a hashtag “strange new respect!”

The New York delegation and others, once they realized Cruz’s speech would not include an endorsement, shouted “we want Trump!” to protest.

But according to some “sources,” Trump’s team may have orchestrated that …

What’d you think of the powerful, eloquent, highly controversial speech?

 https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/07/verdict-on-ted-cruzs-biggest-speech-ever-nailed-it#sthash.QxlAXumP.dpuf

 

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Major General Philip K. Russell, (USA, Ret.), MD, served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1959 to 1990, pursuing a career in infectious disease and tropical medicine research. Following his training in internal medicine, he assumed a succession of research assignments at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and overseas laboratories in Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. He conducted laboratory and clinical research on a variety of viral and parasitic infectious diseases, including dengue, malaria, hepatitis, and respiratory viruses. As commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, he spearheaded a major effort to increase the capability of the armed forces to defend against biological agents. Russell has served on numerous advisory boards of national and international agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine, the International Vaccine Institute, and the Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute. Following the anthrax attacks in 2001, Russell led a Department of Health and Human Services effort to develop and stockpile vaccines and other medical countermeasures against bioterrorism agents.

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Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the Ebola virus. Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches. Typically nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point, some people begin to have bleeding problems.[1]

The virus may be acquired upon contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal (commonly monkeys or fruit bats).[1] Spread through the air has not been documented in the natural environment.[2] Fruit bats are believed to carry and spread the virus without being affected. Once human infection occurs, the disease may spread between people as well. Male survivors may be able to transmit the disease via semen for nearly two months. In order to make the diagnosis, typically other diseases with similar symptoms such as malaria, cholera and other viral hemorrhagic fevers are first excluded. To confirm the diagnosis blood samples are tested for viral antibodies, viral RNA, or the virus itself.[1]

Prevention includes decreasing the spread of disease from infected monkeys and pigs to humans. This may be done by checking such animals for infection and killing and properly disposing of the bodies if the disease is discovered. Properly cooking meat and wearing protective clothing when handling meat may also be helpful, as are wearing protective clothing and washing hands when around a person with the disease. Samples of bodily fluids and tissues from people with the disease should be handled with special caution.[1]

There is no specific treatment for the disease; efforts to help persons who are infected include giving either oral rehydration therapy (slightly sweet and salty water to drink) or intravenous fluids.[1] The disease has high mortality rate: often killing between 50% and 90% of those infected with the virus.[1][3] EVD was first identified in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The disease typically occurs in outbreaks in tropical regions of Sub-Saharan Africa.[1] From 1976 (when it was first identified) through 2013, fewer than 1,000 people per year have been infected.[1][4] The largest outbreak to date is the ongoing 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, which is affecting Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.[5][6] As of August 2014 more than 1750 suspected cases have been reported.[7] Efforts are ongoing to develop a vaccine; however, none yet exists.[

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There are only 19 level 4 bio-containment beds in the whole of the United States…and four in the UK

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The UK is well set for an Ebola outbreak (sarcasm alert) We have TWO isolation units, but one is getting ‘redeveloped’ so it’s not available right now. Called High Security Infectious Diseases Units there are two in the country, each capable of taking two patients. One is at The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead North London, the other, the one getting a bit of a make-over, is at The Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, up in the north-east of England.

Four level 4 bio-containment beds between 69,000,000 people

In the US there are 4 units geared up to handle Ebola. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, has 3 beds. Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, has 10 beds. Emory Hospital, Atlanta has 3 beds and St Patricks Hospital, Missoula  has 3 beds (source)

19 level four biocontainment beds for 317,000,000 people

I think we just found out why the government(s) are under-playing the situation. They simply do not have the facilities to cope with even a small outbreak. They are, in fact in exactly the same position as the dirt-poor hospitals in West Africa…there are not enough facilities to stop the spread of the disease if it gets out. The quality of care is better, but the availability of containment most likely isn’t.

I am sure ‘regular’  isolation units will be pressed into use but they are not designed to handle level 4 biohazards, they are nowhere near as secure medically speaking, as biocontainment units.

A couple of days ago I explained how exponential spread works. You can read that article here if you like. As a quick recap.  Once a disease is at the point where every carrier infects 2 more people,(exponential spread) it will continue until it:

A) runs out of hosts

B) is stopped by medical science or

C) mutates into something less harmful.

What follows will show you how woefully inadequately our governments have prepared for something as lethal as Ebola.

In the flu pandemic of 1918-1920 28% of Americans were infected with the disease…try to remember I am talking numbers here not HOW  disease spreads or any medical similarities between diseases, 625,000 Americans lost their lives out of some 29,400,000 infections. The population of the United States at that time was 105,000,000 people. (source)

Fast forward to today. If that flu pandemic had hit the United States in 2014, when the population stands at 317,000,000 people 88,760,000 people would have been infected and 2,130,240 of them would have died.

Now, let’s try this with Ebola. I have picked Liberia just because it is in the news due to the Thomas Duncan case.

Liberia has a population of 4,290,000 people, as of the latest figures there have been 3692 cases of Ebola, this represents 0.0086% of the population.Of those infections, 1998 people have died that’s a fatality rate of 54%. (source)

If that same infection and death rate were applied to the United States Ebola would infect 269,000 people and of those 156,281 would die.

Now, if as doctors and scientists fear the basic reproduction rate rises to 2 in Liberia the numbers change very quickly. Using the mean average incubation time of 9 days it would take around 13 weeks for the entire population of Liberia to become infected. (10 doublings starting with 3692 = just under the population of Liberia. This multiplied by 9 days gives us 90 days which divided by 7 gives 12.85 weeks.) Of the 4,290,000 people infected 2,316,000 would lose their lives.

This is just Liberia, not the other affected countries in West Africa. 

Translated to an equivalent outbreak in the United States, where the basic reproduction rate is also 2, the numbers are horrifying. Starting with patient zero it would take around 245 days, 35 weeks for every person in the United States to become infected. Of those 17,118,000 people would die. (27.17 doublings x 9 days = 245 days =35 weeks)

Please remember the figures for Liberia are pulled from the CDC website, the percentages are correct. The scenario for the United States was based on exactly the same parameters as for Liberia…a like for like comparison.

The CDC could be spending their time educating people, advising people to stock up,  get ready for  the possibility of staying in their homes. Self imposed isolation, or if need be state imposed isolation, that may last for an extended time period may become a reality. They’re not doing it though are they? They are sprouting figures and applying them to West Africa, and they can’t even get that right. They are saying that there could be 1.4 deaths in West Africa in a worst case scenario. When actually applying the figures they supplied with some simple mathematics we can see that 1.4 million deaths is a gross understatement.

Even a basic reproduction rate of 1.7, the latest figure for Liberia it will only take around  30 weeks to get to the same point as the above scenario, over 2,000,000 dead.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that the UK government is any better, if anything they are worse, they don’t even try to do the maths. Most of them went to Eton (a very expensive school that churns out politicians) so it’s unlikely they would be capable of it even if they wanted to. You only have to look at our national finances to see they are no good at sums. They send out press briefings  that there will be an emergency COBRA meeting, do you have any clue what that stands for? Let me enlighten you, Cabinet Office Briefing Room A.  COBRA is not an emergency planning group, it’s an effing office.

Although I am loathed to say it, it’s time that our governments started worrying about the facilities at home rather than worrying about the facilities abroad. Stopping the disease in Africa does not mean we are out of the woods. There are so many unreported cases, people turned away from medica facilities in West Africa that nobody has the slightest idea how many cases of Ebola are actually out there. The porous borders of the region mean that people move around without the controls that are usually exercised in the west. There has to be a travel ban on non-US citizens entering the United States from these areas, the same applies from the UK.

Border control has to be improved in both countries if we have any hope of halting the spread of this terrible disease. The west is going to be the destination for anyone from Ebola hit areas that can afford to make their way from Africa. Many West Africans have contacts in the west who will help them get out, and shelter them when they arrive. As harsh as it seems this has to be stopped, it’s time for governments to put their own citizens first. Repatriation of your own is one thing, risking millions of lives at home because you won’t man up and prevent foreigners entering is quite another.

Take Care

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Biocontainment Unit

The United States Centers for Disease Control commissioned the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit in 2005. It is a joint project involving The Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Health and Human Services, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It was designed to provide the first line of treatment for people affected by bio terrorism or extremely infectious naturally occurring diseases. It’s the largest facility of its kind in the U.S. The unit is equipped to safely care for anyone exposed to a highly contagious and dangerous disease. Early isolation of an infected patient is essential – buying time for public health officials and providing the chance to either stop an outbreak – or help to contain one. The unit’s location, on the same campus as Nebraska’s Bio-Safety Level-3 laboratory, allows for timely diagnosis and immediate treatment of patients.

The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit has ten beds and can receive patients from anywhere in the country, and is equipped with many safety features. Examples include special air handling systems to ensure that micro-organisms do not spread beyond the patient rooms, with high level filtration and ultraviolet light for additional protection. A dunk tank for laboratory specimens and a pass-through autoclave help assure that hazardous infections are contained. Hepa-filtered individual isolation units, sometimes called biopods are available for safe transport and transfer of an infected patient to the unit.

The staff all receives specialized training and participates in numerous drills throughout the year. The entire unit is specially isolated from the rest of the hospital, using its own ventilation system and security access.

Headed by Medical Director Philip Smith, MD, an infectious diseases specialist, the Biocontainment Unit is staffed with registered nurses, respiratory therapists and patient care technicians who are on-call 24 hours a day. Highly contagious and deadly infectious conditions the unit can handle include: SARS, smallpox, tularemia, plague, Ebola virus and other viral hemorrhagic fevers, monkeypox, vancomycin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) and multidrug resistant tuberculosis.

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The unit is equipped with special air-handling systems to ensure that germs do not spread beyond the patient rooms. Ultraviolet light, a dunk tank for lab specimens and a sterilizer for laundry are just some of the safety measures being taken to keep germs inside the unit and people safe on the outside.

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Biosafety and Biocontainment FAQs

What is biosafety (general)?
A general definition of “biosafety” encompasses the practices, procedures, and use of equipment needed to ensure adequate safety conditions in all facilities that work with potentially infectious microorganisms and other biological hazards. These include health care settings, clinical and diagnostic laboratories that handle human clinical samples, veterinary facilities that work with animal tissue samples, biological research laboratories, and teaching laboratories. All of these facilities must seek to reduce the risks associated with handling potential biological hazards by employing a continuous process of hazard recognition, risk assessment, and hazard mitigation.

What is laboratory biosafety?

“Laboratory biosafety” refers to the application of combinations of laboratory practices and procedures, laboratory facilities, safety equipment, and appropriate occupational health programs to mitigate the risks associated with handling potentially infectious microorganisms and other biological hazards (biohazards). [1]  The key principles of laboratory biosafety are hazard recognition, risk assessment, and hazard mitigation, including appropriate biocontainment.


What is laboratory biocontainment?

“Laboratory biocontainment” [2] refers to the primary and secondary physical containment barriers in a facility such as contained dressing and shower rooms, sealed service penetrations, specialized doors, entry and exit avenues to prevent cross-contamination, specialized air handling systems for contamination control, personal protective equipment, biosafety cabinets, etc. Current biosafety and biocontainment practices and procedures are designed to reduce the exposure of laboratory personnel, the public, agriculture, and the environment to potentially hazardous biological agents.


What are biohazards?
Biohazards (biological hazards) are infectious agents or other hazardous biologic materials that present a risk or potential risk to the health of humans, animals, or the environment. The risk can be direct through infection or indirect through damage to the environment. Biohazards include certain types of recombinant DNA; organisms and viruses infectious to humans, animals, or plants (e.g., parasites, viruses, bacteria, fungi, prions, and rickettsia); and biologically active agents (e.g., toxins, allergens, and venoms) that can cause disease in other living organisms or cause significant impact to the environment or community.[3]


What are biosafety levels?

“Biosafety levels” (BSLs) are designations of laboratories in ascending order based on the degree of risk associated with the work being conducted. The designations BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 [4] are for work with human and zoonotic pathogens (disease-causing organisms that arise in animals but can be transmitted to humans), and are based on the utilization of combinations of engineering controls, facility design, safe work practices, and safety equipment. Each combination is specifically appropriate for the operations performed, the documented or suspected routes of transmission of the infectious agents, and the laboratory function or activity. The assignment of a BSL to a particular work process or research protocol is made through protocol-driven risk assessment so that potential hazards specific to the work can be identified and mitigated effectively. (The “BSL” term for laboratory designation does not apply to plant pathogens. However, plant pathogens are typically contained in laboratories and greenhouse facilities with containment features similar to those described for BSL-1, BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories).


Why are biocontainment laboratories that work with biohazards important?

The need for strategies and products to protect public health and agriculture in the event of a natural emergency, man-made biological incident, or act of bioterrorism has resulted in the growth of federally funded research programs to protect public health and agriculture. Products developed to protect human health are called medical countermeasures; they include diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines.[5] Critical to the increased need for research on medical countermeasures is the necessity of developing a nationwide system of infrastructure that supports the research enterprise. Important components of this infrastructure are research laboratories that can safely work with biohazards under the appropriate BSL designation.


What do the terms high and maximum containment mean?

“High and maximum containment” is a term used to describe BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories and equivalent containment facilities, i.e., animal facility/vivarium ABSL-3 and ABSL-4, and biosafety level-3 agricultural (BSL-3-Ag) facilities. More specifically, “high containment” refers to BSL-3 and equivalent containment facilities, whereas “maximum containment” refers to BSL-4 and equivalent containment facilities. The research activities that occur in high and maximum containment facilities include studies of hazardous pathogens that infect humans, zoonotic agents, toxins, and a range of agricultural pathogens, which include foreign and emerging agricultural agents that can infect livestock and crops. Some documents use the term “high containment” to refer to both BSL-3 and BSL-4 facilities.


What is biorisk?

“Biorisk” is the combination of the likelihood of the occurrence of an adverse event involving exposure to biological agents and toxins, and the consequence (in terms of accidental infection, toxicity or allergy or unauthorized access, loss, theft, misuse, diversion or release of biological agents) of such an exposure.


What is a laboratory biorisk management system?
A “laboratory biorisk management system” is a comprehensive strategy used to develop and implement an organization’s biorisk policy and manage its biorisks. It includes objectives for achieving an effective set of biosafety, biocontainment, and biosecurity policies; a set of interrelated elements used to establish those policies; and mechanisms to implement the policies (including for example, risk assessment, and identifying responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes, and resources).


How do laboratory biosafety and biocontainment relate to biorisk management?

Biosafety, biocontainment, and biosecurity are interrelated and necessary components of an effective laboratory biorisk management system. The term “biosecurity” denotes the protection of hazardous biological agents, including toxins, from loss, theft, diversion, or intentional misuse (see Biosecurity FAQ). Good biosafety and biocontainment practices contribute to effective laboratory biosecurity, and the disciplines of biosafety, biocontainment, and biosecurity are complementary in many aspects.


What is meant by a culture of safety and responsibility in the laboratory?
A culture of safety and responsibility in the laboratory helps ensure safe, responsible behaviors and practices. Individual and organizational attitudes about safety and responsibility will influence all aspects of laboratory practice, including the willingness to report concerns, response to incidents, and communication of risk. Every organization should strive to develop a culture of safety and responsibility that is open and non-punitive, encourages questions, and is willing to be self-critical. Persons and organizations must be committed to safety and responsibility, be aware of risks, behave in ways that enhance safety, and be adaptable. Scientists understand that laboratory practices should be refined as observations are made, hypotheses tested, findings published, and technical progress achieved. As laboratory workers gain more knowledge about how to recognize and control biohazards, the level of risk that is considered acceptable should become smaller, with the goal of moving continuously to eliminate or reduce risk to the lowest reasonably achievable level.

Laboratory workers have the responsibility to report concerns to management and the right to express concerns without fear of reprisal. Similarly, management has the responsibility to address concerns that are raised. A continuous process of biohazard recognition, risk assessment, and biohazard mitigation practices ensures that management and laboratory workers are aware of risks, and work together to maintain the highest standard of safety and responsibility.[6]


What Federal Government entities are responsible for oversight of laboratory biosafety and biocontainment?

The Federal entities that have primary regulatory oversight responsibility for facilities that possess, use, or transfer biohazards are:

  • Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS; see Animal Health). USDA/APHIS works in a variety of ways to oversee, protect, and improve the health, quality, and marketability of animals (including various wildlife), animal products, and veterinary biologics.
  • USDA/APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA/APHIS/PPQ; see Plant Health). USDA/APHIS/PPQ is the primary Federal agency charged with overseeing the system for safeguarding plants.

What Federal Government regulations and guidelines pertain to laboratory biosafety and biocontainment?
The Federal biosafety and biocontainment regulations most relevant to research and related activities involving potentially hazardous biological materials are:

  • OSHA General Duty Clause (15 USC § 654; Duties of employers and employees), Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR § 1910.1030), and Personal Protective Equipment Standards (http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/personalprotectiveequipment/index.html#standards)
  • HHS and USDA Select Agent Regulations (42 CFR part 73, 9 CFR part 121, 7 CFR part 331; for more information, see http://www.selectagents.gov/)
  • USDA regulations that require permits for work with high-consequence animal and plant pathogens (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/)
  • HHS/CDC regulations that require a permit for the import of any infectious agent known or suspected to cause disease in humans (HHS/CDC Foreign Quarantine Regulations; 42 CFR § 71.54)

Federal guidelines pertaining to laboratory biosafety and biocontainment include:

For more than two decades, the BMBL and the NIH Guidelines have been the codes of practice for biosafety and biocontainment in the United States. Federal guidelines pertaining to plants and plant pests containing recombinant DNA-modified pathogens are described in Appendix P of the NIH Guidelines. These documents are amended and revised to reflect advances in science and technology.


  1. Adapted from CDC definition available at http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/pdffiles/Module 2 – Biosafety.pdf.
  2. The term “biocontainment” is used differently in facilities for the study of human pathogens versus those used for the study of agricultural pathogens. In agricultural facilities, the definition for “biocontainment” resembles that for “biosafety,” i.e., the safety practices and procedures used to prevent unintended infection of plants or animals or the release of high-consequence pathogenic agents into the environment (air, soil, or water). In the agricultural setting, worker protection and public health are always considerations; however, emphasis is placed on reducing the risk that agents under study could escape into the environment. (Excerpted from the “Report of the Trans-Federal Task Force on Optimizing Biosafety and Biocontainment Oversight,” page 15, available at http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/legal/boards/biosafetytaskforce/Documents/transfedbiocontainmentrpt092009.pdf)
  3. Adapted from CDC definition of biological hazards available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6002a2.htm
  4. For a virtual tour of a BSL-4 facility, the NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, see http://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/organization/dir/rml/Pages/default.aspx
  5. The U.S. Government entity responsible for the development of medical countermeasures is the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), located within the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. For more information, see https://www.medicalcountermeasures.gov/BARDA/BARDA.aspx
  6. Adapted from the MMWR 2011; 60(Suppl): Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competence

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HHS secretary: There may be other cases of Ebola in the U.S.

BY PHILIP KLEIN

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said that despite the best efforts of health officials, Americans have to prepare for the reality that there may be more cases of Ebola in the United States.

“We had one case and I think there may be other cases, and I think we have to recognize that as a nation,” Burwell said at a media breakfast hosted by the journal Health Affairs and held at the Washington, D.C. offices of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Burwell’s comments come as screening of travelers from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa has been stepped up at U.S. airports. On Wednesday, the first patient diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil died in Texas.

She expressed confidence in the screening process that has already been in place in travelers’ departure cities, but acknowledged that no such system is 100 percent.

“The most important place with regard to taking care of screening is actually at the point of departure,” she said. “And that’s been in place for many months and as we know, we have a case. That case sadly is deceased. But for many months, we did not have a case that entered the country. And we know that that screening has worked in the sense of 80 people have been pulled from the lines in the screening and stopped in the home country. And that’s the most important place to do that.”

She said that there was a massive effort at preparing the healthcare system to deal with any cases that may arise.

“What’s most important is we know how to contain,” she said. “And that is: detect, contact tracing, isolation, and treatment.”

She said that 8,000 healthcare providers have been on Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwebinars and hundreds of thousands of health care workers have been communicating through an alert network.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2554588

 

CDC Director: We Have To Work Now So Ebola ‘Is Not The World’s Next AIDS’

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

 The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a top-level forum in Washington, D.C., that the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything he’s seen since the AIDS epidemic.

“I would say that in the 30 years I’ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS,” Frieden said before the heads of the United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, according to AFP.

Frieden added: “We have to work now so that it is not the world’s next AIDS.”

 

Frieden’s comments come as the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment. The U.S. government also announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.

The checks will include taking the temperatures of hundreds of travelers arriving from West Africa at five major American airports.

The new screenings will begin Saturday at New York’s JFK International Airport and then expand to Washington Dulles and the international airports in Atlanta, Chicago and Newark. An estimated 150 people per day will be checked, using high-tech thermometers that don’t touch the skin.

The White House said the fever checks would reach more than 9 of 10 travelers to the U.S. from the three heaviest-hit countries — Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

President Barack Obama called the measures “really just belt and suspenders” to support protections already in place. Border Patrol agents now look for people who are obviously ill, as do flight crews, and in those cases the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is notified.

 

It’s unlikely a fever check would have spotted Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital Wednesday morning. Duncan wasn’t yet showing symptoms when he arrived in the U.S.

A delay in diagnosing and treating Duncan, and the infection of a nurse who treated an Ebola patient in Spain, have raised worries about Western nations’ ability to stop the disease that has killed at least 3,800 people in West Africa.

Speaking by teleconference with mayors and local officials, Obama said he was confident the U.S. could prevent an outbreak. But he warned them to be vigilant.

“As we saw in Dallas, we don’t have a lot of margin for error,” Obama said. “If we don’t follow protocols and procedures that are put in place, then we’re putting folks in our communities at risk.”

Health workers are especially vulnerable to Ebola, which isn’t airborne like the flu but is spread by contact with the bodily fluids of infected people.

Around the world, health authorities scrambled to respond to the disease Wednesday:

— In Spain, doctors said they may have figured out how a nurse became the first person infected outside of West Africa in this outbreak. Teresa Romero said she remembered once touching her face with her glove after leaving the quarantine room where an Ebola victim was being treated. Romero’s condition was stable.

—A social media campaign and a protest by Spanish animal rights activists failed to save Romero’s dog, Excalibur. The pet was euthanized under court order out of fear it might harbor the Ebola virus.

— In Sierra Leone, burial teams returned to their work of picking up the bodies of Ebola victims, after a one-day strike to demand overdue hazard pay.

— Health workers in neighboring Liberia also were threatening a strike if their demands for more money and personal protective gear are not met by the end of the week. The average health worker salary is currently below $500 per month, even for the most highly trained staff.

—The World Bank estimated that the economic toll of the largest Ebola outbreak in history could reach $32.6 billion if the disease continues to spread through next year.

In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry made a plea for more nations to contribute to the effort to stop the disease ravaging West Africa, saying the international effort was $300 million short of what’s needed. He said nations must step up quickly with a wide range of support, from doctors and mobile medical labs to basic humanitarian aid such as food.

As for Duncan, the first victim to die in the U.S., he had shown no symptoms when he left Liberia for the United States but fell ill several days after arriving on Sept. 20.

His treatment and the effort to isolate anyone exposed to him were delayed because doctors failed to diagnose the disease the first time he showed up at a hospital emergency room with fever and abdominal pain and said he had been in West Africa. The case revealed gaps in the nation’s system for isolating the virus and raised questions about whether he could have been saved if treated sooner. Early detection and treatment are crucial.

“I trust a thorough examination will take place regarding all aspects of his care,” said the woman he had been staying with in Dallas, Louise Troh, the mother of his son.

“His suffering is over,” she said.

In a sign of the unease the disease is causing, a sheriff’s deputy who went into the apartment where Duncan had stayed was hospitalized after feeling ill. Fire Chief Mark Piland in suburban Frisco said the deputy had contact with some members of the family, but health officials said none of the family members had exhibited symptoms and wouldn’t have been contagious.

There are no nonstop flights to the U.S. from the three West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. But Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said his department can track passengers whose travel originated in any of the three, regardless of where they connected or if they were traveling on multiple, separate tickets.

Frieden cautioned Americans to expect cases of fever to turn up at airports that wouldn’t be the deadly Ebola virus.

Checks of people in the outbreak zones have found about 1 in 500 show a fever, but none of those so far have been infected with Ebola. Many had malaria, Frieden said.

Liberia’s United Nations peacekeeping mission said Wednesday that an international member of its medical team had contracted Ebola, the second member of the mission to come down with the disease. The first died on Sept. 25.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/09/cdc-director-we-have-to-work-now-so-ebola-is-not-the-worlds-next-aids/

 

12 Terrifying Numbers That Show Just How Bad The Ebola Crisis Is

They come for the dead. They used to come for the living, but with little funding and far too few health care workers to treat the mushrooming number of the West African nation’s sick, Liberia’s government employees now arrive only to pick up the bodies of those who have succumbed to Ebola.

Finally, the West is recognizing the scale of the crisis. On Sept. 15, President Obama pledged to send 3,000 people to fight the epidemic in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, the three West African nations hit hardest by the virus. Five days later, former President Bill Clinton sent a chartered jet packed with gloves, gowns, and other protective medical equipment — the largest single shipment of aid to the Ebola zone to date — from New York to West Africa.

But even now, it’s hard to feel the full impact of this epidemic from millions of miles away. It can be easier to understand how terrifying it is when you look at the numbers.

1.4 million: The number of Ebola cases expected by Jan. 20, 2015, if nothing changes in the way patients are treated.

HealthMap ebola projection

71%: The death rate of this epidemic: The percentage of people who, after becoming infected with Ebola, die as a direct result of the virus.

718: Number of new Ebola cases between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14 in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, as reported by the WHO.

Weekly incidence of ebola cases

14,607: The approximate number undetected Ebola cases.

The official case count is 5,843, including 2,803 deaths (according to the WHO), but the CDC predicts the actual number of cases is 2.5 times higher than the official figure.

15 days: The time it takes for Ebola cases to double in Liberia, according to CDC estimates. In Sierra Leone, cases are doubling every 30 days.

82%: The percentage of Ebola patients in Liberia who are being cared for outside hospitals or other isolated settings necessary to reduce the risk of transmission. To stop the epidemic from spreading further, this number needs to be 30% or lower.

Where Liberian Ebola patients are being cared for

21 days: The time it can take a person infected with the Ebola virus to develop physical symptoms.

While people are not infectious until they develop symptoms, the longer a virus has incubated in someone, the lower their chances of getting rapid treatment and recovering.

Exposure to disease onset chart

49 days: The number of days after recovery that a man previously infected with Ebola can still transmit the virus through his semen.

14x: The number of times larger the current Ebola eruption is than the last largest outbreak, which hit 425 cases in Uganda in 2000.

As of March 2014, the current flare-up was already eight times the size of that outbreak. As of Sept. 2014, more people have been infected and died of Ebola than as a result of all the previous outbreaks combined.

Ebola cases by outbreak and year

20x: The number of times more health personnel needed to beat back the epidemic,according to the WHO. That’s 20,000 national and 1,000 international staff.

54.2%: The percentage of health care workers who have died after becoming infected with the virus, despite being well-informed and having full access to treatment.

Healthcare workers infected with Ebola

2nd: Sierra Leone’s global ranking in terms of real GDP growth rate in 2013,before the Ebola outbreak. Liberia held position 11.

For some perspective, the United States was 157th. This is significant when you think about how well the country was doing — in a pure economic sense — before Ebola hit. After the outbreak, this is likely to drop drastically and all the progress the country has been making will be lost.

Countries by real GDP growth rate

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What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola

THE Ebolaepidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.

There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300 deaths over the past six months. Last week, the World Health Organization warned that, by early October, there may be thousands of new cases per week in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. What is not getting said publicly, despite briefings and discussions in the inner circles of the world’s public health agencies, is that we are in totally uncharted waters and that Mother Nature is the only force in charge of the crisis at this time.

There are two possible future chapters to this story that should keep us up at night.

The first possibility is that the Ebola virus spreads from West Africa to megacities in other regions of the developing world. This outbreak is very different from the 19 that have occurred in Africa over the past 40 years. It is much easier to control Ebola infections in isolated villages. But there has been a 300 percent increase in Africa’s population over the last four decades, much of it in large city slums. What happens when an infected person yet to become ill travels by plane to Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa or Mogadishu — or even Karachi, Jakarta, Mexico City or Dhaka?

The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with bodily fluids. But viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.

If certain mutations occurred, it would mean that just breathing would put one at risk of contracting Ebola. Infections could spread quickly to every part of the globe, as the H1N1 influenza virus did in 2009, after its birth in Mexico.

Why are public officials afraid to discuss this? They don’t want to be accused of screaming “Fire!” in a crowded theater — as I’m sure some will accuse me of doing. But the risk is real, and until we consider it, the world will not be prepared to do what is necessary to end the epidemic.

In 2012, a team of Canadian researchers proved that Ebola Zaire, the same virus that is causing the West Africa outbreak, could be transmitted by the respiratory route from pigs to monkeys, both of whose lungs are very similar to those of humans. Richard Preston’s 1994 best seller “The Hot Zone” chronicled a 1989 outbreak of a different strain, Ebola Reston virus, among monkeys at a quarantine station near Washington. The virus was transmitted through breathing, and the outbreak ended only when all the monkeys were euthanized. We must consider that such transmissions could happen between humans, if the virus mutates.

So what must we do that we are not doing?

First, we need someone to take over the position of “command and control.” The United Nations is the only international organization that can direct the immense amount of medical, public health and humanitarian aid that must come from many different countries and nongovernmental groups to smother this epidemic. Thus far it has played at best a collaborating role, and with everyone in charge, no one is in charge.

A Security Council resolution could give the United Nations total responsibility for controlling the outbreak, while respecting West African nations’ sovereignty as much as possible. The United Nations could, for instance, secure aircraft and landing rights. Many private airlines are refusing to fly into the affected countries, making it very difficult to deploy critical supplies and personnel. The Group of 7 countries’ military air and ground support must be brought in to ensure supply chains for medical and infection-control products, as well as food and water for quarantined areas.

The United Nations should provide whatever number of beds are needed; the World Health Organization has recommended 1,500, but we may need thousands more. It should also coordinate the recruitment and training around the world of medical and nursing staff, in particular by bringing in local residents who have survived Ebola, and are no longer at risk of infection. Many countries are pledging medical resources, but donations will not result in an effective treatment system if no single group is responsible for coordinating them.

Finally, we have to remember that Ebola isn’t West Africa’s only problem. Tens of thousands die there each year from diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have among the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Because people are now too afraid of contracting Ebola to go to the hospital, very few are getting basic medical care. In addition, many health care workers have been infected with Ebola, and more than 120 have died. Liberia has only 250 doctors left, for a population of four million.

This is about humanitarianism and self-interest. If we wait for vaccines and new drugs to arrive to end the Ebola epidemic, instead of taking major action now, we risk the disease’s reaching from West Africa to our own backyards.

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1 October 2014

12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from Mount Ontake in Japan , bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday’s volcanic eruption.

The search resumed despite fears of toxic gases and another eruption.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29439920

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Lack of warning in Japan’s Mt. Ontake volcano eruption raises questions

With all of the technology in place to monitor volcanoes and earthquakes, especially in Japan, it’s a fair question to ask: why was there no warning before the deadly eruptionof Mount Ontake in Japan on Saturday?

Compare Mount Ontake’s eruption to that of the recent lava show of Bardarbunga in Iceland. Seismometers in Iceland detected the potential movement of magma about two weeks in advance of the fissure eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, and officials were issuing warnings to surrounding residents well in advance.

But on Mount Ontake, the only warning hikers received on Saturday was a loud boom, “like thunder,” minutes before a massive ashcloud overtook the mountain.

Though it may seem that Saturday’s eruption took scientists by surprise, there’s probably little else they could have done to prevent the tragedy, at least with the current monitoring equipment. And when it comes to predicting the events themselves, “it depends on the type of eruption,” says Joe Dufek, professor of geophysics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dufek explains that Saturday’s eruption had a large steam component — what scientists call a phreatic eruption. Red hot magma boiled ground water around the volcano until it exploded and was released as steam, launching ash high into the air. Saturday’s phreatic eruption was similar to those seen on Mount Ontake in 1979, 1991, and 2007.

The difficult aspect of this kind of eruption is that it can go virtually undetected. “An eruption like this doesn’t even require magma to move around,” says Dufek, which means that it wouldn’t have been noticeable on seismometers, like the Iceland eruption was.

Of the 110 active volcanoes in Japan, 47 of them are monitored closely by scientists. Mount Ontake is one of them. Scientists have 12 seismometers on the volcano, as well as five GPS instruments and a tiltmeter, used to measure whether or not the ground is moving. Eleven minutes before the eruption, the seismometers showed a volcanic tremor, but neither the GPS nor the tiltmeter showed any changes.

However, some argue that with different monitoring devices, early signs might have been visible to scientists. David Cyranoski of Nature News writes:

Some volcanoes in Japan, although not Ontake, also have devices for measuring gas release. This could, for example, show whether increased amounts of sulphur dioxide are escaping — a possible sign of an imminent eruption. Some volcanoes also have devices for measuring underground electrical conductivity: an increase in conductivity can signal rising water or magma.

While it was possible for officials to have taken some action prior to the eruption — tremors were recorded earlier this month — the question remains whether that kind of precautionary step would be a good idea, especially when there’s very little evidence suggesting there could even be an eruption. “We could just restrict everywhere, but people don’t want that,” said Toshikazu Tanada, the head of volcano research at the Japan National Research Institute for Earth Science, in an interview with Nature News.

There will likely be future conversations in Japan of how to better predict volcanic eruptions, but Dufek cautions that in fairness, the country’s geo-monitoring system is already quite advanced. “There’s not a lot of lead time in this kind of eruption,” said Dufek. “The monitoring in Japan as a whole is probably the densest network anywhere in the world. If anyone could catch it, it would probably be these guys.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/09/30/lack-of-warning-in-japans-mt-ontake-volcano-eruption-raises-questions/

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13 Impressively Beautiful Snowcapped Volcanoes of Japan

s part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, Japan is one of the countries in the world with so many active and inactive volcanoes.  These volcanoes whether active or dormant are popular tourist attractions. These volcanoes are scattered in the different parts of the country which is consists of many islands and islets.

Volcanoes included on this article are the snowcapped ones.

1. Mount Fuji

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  • Other name/s: Fuji-san
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Elevation: 3,776 meters
  • Last eruption: 1708
  • Location: About kilometers southwest of Tokyo.
  • Activities in the area: Hiking, Paragliding
  • Distinction: It is the mountain in Japan. It is one of Japan’s most famous symbols.

2. Mount Haku

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  • Other name/s: Haku-san
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Last eruption: 1659
  • Location: Borders of Gifu, Fukui and Ishikawa Prefectures
  • Activities in the area: Hiking
  • Distinction: It is one of the “Three Holy Mountains” of Japan

3. Mount Yotei

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  • Other name/s: Yoteizan, Yezo Fuji or Ezo Fuji, Makka Nupuri, Mount Shiribeshi
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Elevation:  1,898 meters
  • Last eruption: Holocene
  • Location: Shikotsu-Toya National Park in Hokkaido
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

4. Mount Iwate

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  • Other name/s: Iwate-san
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Location: Southwest of Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture in Tohoku
  • Activities in the area:
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

5. Mount Norikura

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  • Other name/s: Norikura-dake
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Elevation: 3,026 meters
  • Last eruption: 6870 BC ± 500 yea
  • Location: Borders of Gifu and Nagano Prefectures
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains and the New 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

6. Mount Ontake

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  • Other name/s: Ontake-san, Mount Kiso Ontake
  • Elevation: 3,063 meters
  • Last eruption: 1980
  • Location: Borders of Otaki and Kiso in Nagano prefectures and Gero in Gifu Prefectures
  • Distinction: It is the second highest volcano in Japan

7. Mount Myoko

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  • Other name/s: Myoko-san
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Elevation: 2,446 meters
  • Last eruption: 2360 BC ± 150 years
  • Location: Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture in Honshu Island
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
  •                    “Famous Mountain” of Niigata Prefecture

8. Mount Nikko-Shirane

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  • Other name/s: Nikkō-Shirane-san
  • Type: Shield volcano
  • Elevation: 2,578 meters
  • Last eruption: 1890
  • Location: Nikko National Park in central Honshu
  • Activities in the area:
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

9. Mount Chokai

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  • Type:  Chokai-san
  • Elevation: 2,237 meters
  • Last eruption: 1974
  • Location: Border of Yamagata and Akita prefectures
  • Activities in the area: Hiking
  • Distinction: It is second tallest mountain in Tohoku region. It is regarded as a sacred mountain by Shugendo. One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

10. Mount Iwaki

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  • Other name/s: Iwaki-san, Tsugaru-Fuji
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Elevation: 1,625 meters
  • Last eruption: 1853
  • Location: Western Aomori Prefecture, Tohuko
  • Activities in the area: It can be reach only through hiking
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

11. Mount Asama

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  • Other name/s: Asama-yama
  • Type: Complex volcano
  • Elevation:  2,544 meters
  • Last eruption: 2009
  • Location: Gunma and Nagano Prefecture border in Central Honshu
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

12. Mount Tate

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  • Other name/s: Tate-yama
  • Elevation: 2,621 meters
  • Last eruption: 1858
  • Location: Southeastern area of Toyama Prefecture
  • Activities in the area: Climbing from April to November
  • Distinction: It is Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains”.
  •       It is one of the tallest peaks in the Hilda Mountains

13. Mount Tateshina

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  • Other name/s: Tateshina-yama, Suwa Fuji
  • Type: Complex volcano
  • Elevation: 2,530 meters
  • Last eruption: Unknown
  • Location: Border of Chino and Tateshina municipalities in Nagano Prefecture
  • Distinction: One of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains

http://japan.knoji.com/13-impressively-beautiful-snowcapped-volcanoes-of-japan/

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