from OccupyCorporatism Website
Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told the audience at the World Bank event entitled, "Financing Development Post-2015: Towards a Shared Vision" that the Ebola virus outbreak could become a global pandemic bringing to mind the explosion of the AIDS virus in the 1980s.
By 1989, an estimated 27,408 people had died from AIDS.
This virus was first reported on in 1981 when 121 men were said to have died from a "strange disease". The CDC is using social media to inject issues into minds knowing how powerful websites like Twitter can be.
One report described the mission of "Ebola experts" at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta as a campaign to,
The social media team (SMT) at the CDC is focusing on dealing with the "inaccurate" information being shared online about how the Ebola virus is spread.
Carol Crawford, member of the SMT said:
Thanks to the internet rumor mill, a fake story about Ebola being engineered for white Caucasians only has sparked a flood of shares and tweets.
The satirical website that originated the hoax claimed that the CDC issued this statement (without citing their source):
Ironically, the author of the fake article, who is the current driving fuel of questionable sources and untrue information, ended by saying:
Peninger herself has posed as "a fake patient" to give staff members a chance to perfect their skills in anticipation of properly "coping with the virus".
A popular video on YouTube depicts a US Airways flight from Philadelphia that was met with Hazmat crews because a passenger said he had Ebola after coughing and had been to Africa.
This prank prompted the passenger's removal from the plane by inspectors.
Speaking of hazmat suits, thanks to the terrifying media coverage of Ebola, Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer of hazmat suits, has announced their stocks have risen 160% in the last 9 days (since October) and 50% of this can be attributed to the public's fear of contracting Ebola.
At the time, Colin Griffith with Thatchreed Ltd (an army surplus wholesaler) commented:
Charles Roberson, vice president of international sales at Lakeland declined to speak to the media "right now" because of the sensitive nature of the emotional panic surrounding the rise in their product's sales.