At the moment, only patients in hospital with flu-like symptoms are being routinely tested for the virus.
However, there have been calls to do more tests, especially for NHS staff and other key workers
The test being used is known as a PCR test. A swab from your throat or nose has to be taken and tested in the lab.
But scientists are also looking at tests which can check whether someone has had the disease in the past. These look for markers of immunity called antibodies in the blood.
They are faster than PCR tests, using a drop of blood on a device a bit like a pregnancy test.
This could help work out how widespread the disease has been and whether people are safe to go back to work
Re-imagining Earth’s orientation. Some very interesting thought experiments arise from IMAGINATION! I wonder if this is the map Wakandans use?
Sunrise in the west and sunsets in the East.
England is in Eastern Europe (East Asian landmass). Russia is in South western Asia.
The USA is now South Americas, Brazil, Chile are part of North Americas.
Some £600 million in UK aid money courtesy of the taxpayer is helping big business increase its profits in Africa via the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. In return for receiving aid money and corporate investment, African countries have to change their laws, making it easier for corporations to acquire farmland, control seed supplies and export produce.
Last year, Director of the Global Justice Now Nick Dearden said:
“It’s scandalous that UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the interests of big business. This is the exact opposite of what is needed, which is support to small-scale farmers and fairer distribution of land and resources to give African countries more control over their food systems. Africa can produce enough food to feed its people. The problem is that our food system is geared to the luxury tastes of the richest, not the needs of ordinary people. Here the British government is using aid money to make the problem even worse.”
Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Benin, Malawi and Senegal are all involved in the New Alliance
To see this in action, we need look no further to a conference held on Monday 23 March in London, organised by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This secretive, invitation-only meeting with aid donors and big seed companies discussed a strategy to make it easier for these companies to sell patented seeds in Africa and thus increase corporate control of seeds
Full Article: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future
Note: Ethiopian statists are currently stealing Oromo land, Burkina Faso has French and US military fighting the terrorist bogeyman al-whatever-we-want-to-call-it, Nigeria has Bogus Haram.
I am contemptous of these “terror” groups as their actions progress statist/pirate interests! Furthermore with the outsourcing of murder by the Statists and corporate pirates to mercenaries it requires little imagination to envision convenient acts of terror.
This is the context within which to view the “humanitarian” Ebola and vaccinations projects ongoing in Africa. You are free to believe that the monopolistic psychotic corporate pirates and their statists legal covermen care for humanity.
Published on 4 Jan 2016
Armed standoff in Oregon due to a ‘Rancher’ and a fight with the BLM?
This just happened in Oregon a few months ago, and again in 2014 in Nevada with the Bundy “ranch”!
But there is something hidden behind these “ranchers”, and the government that I think we should all be made aware of (before you put your support behind these strangers out in the woods, or before you might support the BLM on any claim, you should know that there is serious MONEY at stake in the ground at each location — read on to find out how/why)…
Note: Farmland, mining resources, oil…we see the commonality in Oromia, Liberia, Sudan, Congo, Mali, Libya, Syria, Iraq, etc.
How does all this relate to Ebola? Corporate/statist interests override real concerns for human welfare. Psycopathic greed vs empathy and fair trading. Real health vs vaccine profiteering. Natural food vs GMO food patents. Land, water and food appropriated for corporate profit.
So called intelligent beings insulated from personal responsibility and conscience by their statist or corporate “interests” whilst destroying their habitat and each other.
We have to de-contruct the fictions we believe like money, government and corporations. It is one of the challenges…unraveling the fictions of control and dependency.
There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it’s not a hunt for the yellow metal. It’s a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland. A nation more associated with periodic famine and acute childhood malnutrition than with agricultural bounty is leasing millions of hectares — an area the size of Belgium — to foreign companies, who want to grow and export food to places like Saudi Arabia, China, India, and Europe.
One-third of the fertile Gambella area in western Ethiopia, for example, is being leased for the next 50 years by the Bangalore-based food company Karuturi Global. Forests are being clear-cut, swamps drained, rivers diverted, and whole villages moved to make way for flower farms and palm-oil and rice plantations. “It is very good land. It is quite cheap…. We have no land like this in India,” effused Karuturi’s project manager Karmjeet Shekhon to the Guardiansoon after the lease was settled in 2011.
The government in Addis Ababa says it needs foreign companies like Karuturi Global to help create jobs, raise Ethiopia’s income from food exports, and develop the agricultural technology and infrastructure that can bring the impoverished country into the mainstream of the global market economy. It has enticed investors with tax breaks alongside rock-bottom lease rates (as little as $1 per hectare per year).
But at what cost — to land rights, to human health, to the environment, to national stability?
Liberia has reportedly signed concessions for nearly one-third of its national territory in recent years. (Liberia, like many other African nations, claims government ownership of all the country’s arable land.) Half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo‘s agricultural lands are being leased to grow crops, including palm oil for the production of biofuels. Perhaps the largest single venture to date is the ProSavana Project in northern Mozambique, where an area roughly the size of Switzerland and Austria combined has been leased by Brazilian and Japanese companies to produce soybeans and maize for export.
Full article: How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland
Who are these investors?
“The Ethiopian Federal Government illegally sold Oromo land, including urban land, in the city of Addis Ababa which is the center of Oromia Regional State. The suburban areas around the city of Addis Ababa were sold to investors and the rest has been given to Government officials…”
HRLHA Appeal and Request for immediate Action
January 3, 2016
The US Department of State Secretary
His Excellency Mr. John Kerry
WASHINGTON, D.C. HEADQUARTERS>
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- One new confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported from Guinea in the week to 1 November. The case is the newborn child of a 25-year-old woman who was confirmed as a case in the prefecture of Forecariah during the previous week…
- Case incidence has remained at 5 confirmed cases or fewer per week for 14 consecutive weeks…
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