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Michael Osterholm just dropped some Ebola bombshells at an Ebola symposium at the John Hopkins Medical center on October 14th!
Michael T. Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a prominent public health scientist and a nationally recognized biosecurity expert in the United States. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, a professor in the School of Public Health, and an adjunct professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Here are the essential things he had to say.
(A) Osterholm knows a lot less about Ebola today than he did six months ago!
(B) Not the same Ebola outbreak we have seen in the past!
(C) Osterholm openly admits, “we are making this up as we go”
(D) People are making pronouncements about what the virus is doing and they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. We don’t know what’s going on.
(E) I have personally heard from clinicians with a whole series of cases, where people did not ever present [with a fever] for the entire time, from the admission at the treatment center until they died. There never was any documented 101.5 fever!
(F) Airborne…. we have never been in a position to judge whether airborne transmission could happen because it’s always been overwhelmed by the close contact transmission that’s there. We never could quite study it….. a number of Ebola virologists are very concerned about it… so I am very concerned about it….
(G) Today I’ve been given permission to share something I’ve known about for a few weeks that has concerned me greatly. Gary Kobinger and colleagues at Winnipeg Canadian National lab actually took one of the strains from Guinea and put it into Macaques a little over a month and a half ago. What they saw was remarkable. It was unlike any of the Ebola viruses they’ve seen in monkeys. It was much, much more severe; the pathology in the lungs was remarkable. As Gary said, and he is one of the most prominent Ebola virologists in the world, “what I saw was very worrisome to me.” Maybe this is a different virus. Maybe there is that possibility that if you have that much virus in the lungs then airborne transmission is possible.