Wednesday, August 13, 2014

On Ebola Conspiracy Theory

Mike Cheel emails:
I saw this:

which made me think of your posts  regarding ebola being possibly a government created \ fostered thing. (SEE: The US Military and the Ebola Outbreak)

While this is an awful disease there really isn't too much profit in finding a cure for something that in its worst case has killed less than a thousand people.

How does a drug that is experimental which according to the article is hard to produce on a large scale (although it comes from tobacco) and kills a relatively incredibly minuscule number of people manage to get funds to research and develop an experimental cure which is just by coincidence available (without any sort of bureaucratic red tape mind you) by a US government representative? How would any company profit at all by saving less than a 1000 lives out of 5 or 6 billion planet-wide from rare outbursts of any disease?

It just doesn't sound right to me.


  1. I'm not sure if this is a conspiracy either, although I'm open to the idea. There's no doubting we've been barraged with endless news of wars, disease, and weather related disasters of late. Who will bring order to all this chaos? That's perhaps the scariest question one could ask during times like these.

    1. If 1,000 is all that need. But if the city of 21,000,000 in Nigeria (which now has a dozen cases) gets out of control, and since the incubation is 10-21 days, there could already be 10,000 infected but don't know it yet, if true, there could be millions infected by next month. This is a potential worst-case scenario...airlines probably should have already been shut down to countries with infected people.

  2. Oh, who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream
    Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
    The Candy Man, oh the Candy Man can
    The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good

    It's a song for Africa, intended to show the West can take away their nightmares better than China. It also works for Americans to voluntarily surrender their freedom, under fear of a virus with a 60% kill rate.

    1. I wish you were right, and this was a "controlled burn" of the virus to see how it spread.

      I fear they may have lost control and the fire is spreading outside the parameters the government imposed. If so...damn. Glad I'm not spending any time in NYC this fall.