by Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
The cleansing of all bodily orifices of dead Ebola victims by relatives of the same gender is a big factor in the uncontrollable spread of this deadly disease in West Africa. Yet our corrupt media refuse to fully vet this principle cause of contagion thereby allowing silence to spread the hemorrhagic disease. Ancient burial traditions, so deeply rooted in the native culture that government authorities are unable to bridge the gap of distrust, really are big factors because healthy relatives are required to put their hands into the Ebola bodies, still warm, just after death. And commonly known is the fact that a just deceased body, still holding warmth as life’s last vestige, is highly contagious!
“In many areas of West Africa, ritual cleansing of the corpse prior to burial is a sacred/sacrosanct tradition,” says Dr. James Childs, Yale zoonotic specialist. (1) “Irrespective of the risk posed to family members, it is difficult for authorities and public health officials to intercede on established cultural customs.” Even the politically correct WASHINGTON POST is reporting that a still warm body right after death is highly infectious. (2)
Family’s cultural practices and religious beliefs require that a family member “of the same gender should WASH the body” before the family and villagers can bury their dead. Bleeding from bodily orifices is a characteristic of Ebola; however, the relatives continue to follow ancient prerogatives that conform to centuries old cultural imperatives. Naturally, you can deduce how such customs contribute to the spread of this pandemic, now estimated to be claiming at least 10,000 lives each month in certain West African regions.
What needs to be noted here is the fact that President Obama has ordered US Army line troops, on alert for instant call up, into these deadly regions. Is this being done to once again prevent members of the military from voting? This theory is out on the web. One retired military officer told Fox News this week that the Army has many highly qualified medical troops, units, and personnel that could have been activated for this very mission. But speculation on the web suggests that, perhaps, these on call troops, 4,000 strong, are being sent over to prevent their votes being cast this November. It is very like Democrats to engage in such blatant corruption.
Also, a not widely reported fact concerns the highly sophisticated Army device known as FILM ARRAY, an instrument that within minutes could have detected the Eric Duncan Ebola infection. The treating hospital had it. So why wasn’t it used? The military news site Defense One says, “Doctors could have simply turned on a toaster-sized device called the Film Array and gotten a diagnosis within minutes!” (3)
Apparently “Federal regulations” stopped medical personnel from using this invaluable device, developed by the US Army for just such need. Guess who is taking all of the heat now for not catching the Duncan diagnosis? Certainly not the federal government, but rather, the over-worked and under-valued hospital employees. The two infected nurses themselves even have been blamed. And why was the second nurse so quickly moved into the federal treatment center? Would the feds be better able to control the messaging if they had her under their control?
So in an odd sort of way, average Americans are in a similar position to residents of West African villages who refuse to listen to government officials who tell them to give up their ancient burial practices. When the citizenry no longer trust their own government or its media propaganda agents, even though lives are at stake, who really is to blame?