Aug 082014

As is customary in today’s world of controlled and manipulated information, the current focus of public attention is an unprecedented African outbreak of ebola, a virulent disease with a high mortality rate that can be accompanied by the almost complete breakdown of normal bodily functions, as well as by extreme incontinence and bleeding from all orifices.  A horrific way of dying.

Of the five types of ebola, the currently active Zaire ebolavirus is the most aggressive and lethal, with an extremely high mortality rate, up to about 88%.

But mass media are not asking possibly the most fundamental question about ebola – given that ebola has been known to the international health community since 1976 (featuring in about 34 outbreaks) why has a vaccine not been developed long ago? Continue reading »