Members of the Ugandan Medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit stand inside the ward in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda on September 24, 2022. PHOTO | AFP
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Wonder Ebola drugs cure 20 patients in Uganda
By Tonny Abet
What you need to know:
- The drugs were provided by the US government.
- 54 issue: The number of people who have so far contracted Ebola. At least 19 people have succumbed to the disease.
Doctors in Uganda, using at least two trial drugs, monoclonal antibodies, Remdesivir and other supportive treatments, have managed to save 20 people who were infected with Ebola Sudan virus.
The monoclonal antibody is a type of protein which is manufactured in the laboratory and is administered in the patient to neutralise the targeted infectious agents. Remdesivir, on the other hand, is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug which was previously tested in Covid-19 patients.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health minister, said with these drugs and community engagement, the country is making good progress in containing the epidemic, which has infected 54 and killed 19.
“The US government came in very quickly to provide for us trial drugs –Remdesivir and monoclonal antibodies that we were able to offer to the health workers [who were discharged on Tuesday],” she said.
The Health ministry discharged five health workers who recovered from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after undergoing treatment at Fort Portal hospital.
The health workers were taken to Fort Portal hospital on September 28, a few days after testing positive. They are part of seven health workers who had operated on an Ebola patient on September 15 in Mubende hospital, before the outbreak was confirmed. At least four health workers have died of Ebola.
Dr Tony Musoke, the lead physician who was taking care of the Ebola patients, said they were able to use newer treatment options like monoclonal antibodies donated by the US government which contributed a lot to the medics’ quick recovery.
“Usually Ebola Sudan virus has a very protracted course of illness, it could go above three weeks plus but we have seen with our colleagues we have managed to come up with much faster recoveries,” he said in Entebbe at a ceremony to discharge the health workers.
Dr Aceng said the estimated case-fatality ratio for Ebola Sudan virus varies from 41 percent to 100 percent in the past outbreaks.
Dr Charles Olaro, the director of clinical services at the ministry, said they got only seven doses of the monoclonal antibodies.
“Most of the ones we have are manufactured in the United States. There are not many factories that make monoclonal antibodies,” he said.
He added: “Factories manufacture what is needed. Even if you want 1,000 of them right now, you will need to go through the process of them manufacturing again and then getting the products to you. It is not like the tablets.”
Dr Olaro neither revealed the number of doses of Remdesivir nor the date the US government brought the two drugs. The specific name of the monoclonal antibodies drug was not revealed but there are different types of monoclonal antibody drugs.
However, it is not the first time monoclonal antibodies are being used on Ebola patients. The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that in one of the studies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), “of the 154 patients who received Inmazeb (a brand of monoclonal antibodies), 33.8 percent died after 28 days, compared to 51 percent of the 153 patients who received a control.”
It is unclear whether they were keeping the medicines or they brought the drugs after the outbreak. Remdesivir was also being tested on Covid-19 patients.
Determinants of surviving Ebola
Dr Paska Apio, the head of Ebola treatment at Mubende hospital, said through using drugs and other supportive care, at least nine people have recovered from Ebola at the facility.
“There are still no approved drugs for the treatment of Ebola. All these are investigational drugs. People can survive Ebola even without getting those medicines,” she said.
She added: “But this depends on how quickly somebody comes to the facility and other comorbidities that we have and how your body fights off the infections. I have seen at least nine people in Mubende recover from Ebola.”
Dr Stephen Ataro, a clinical epidemiologist who participated in past Ebola response, said a person’s immune system is a strong determinant for survival.
“If you have strong immunity then chances of survival are higher but if you have chronic illnesses like cancer, kidney disease and cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, those ones give you low chances of survival,” he said.
This is because the disease affects the same organs that are already having complications.
“If you are in contact and before you develop symptoms you were started on supportive care, then the chances of survival are higher. The ability of the treatment centre also plays an important role, like the availability of antibiotics, oxygen if needed, blood transfusion services,” Dr Ataro said.
Jan 08, 2015
EBOLA IS PART US BIO-WARFARE IN AFRICA
In his previous articles published in Pambazuka, this writer already relayed the American law professor Francis A. Boyle’s interview with Aggeliki Dimopoulou of Greece-based tvxs.gr in which he categorically stated that USA bio-warfare laboratories in West Africa are the origins of the Ebola epidemic. This led Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy to ask: ‘Is the US government the master criminal of our time?’ (Press TV, 20 October 2014). Dr Roberts also argued that although the public continues to be reassured that Ebola is not a problem for the US, the fact that CNN reported that President Obama appointed an Ebola czar who is not a medical person but an insider lawyer who served as chief of staff to Vice President Biden, proves that Ebola conspiracy theories which are spreading faster than Ebola, as far as any of us knows, could be true (Press TV, 13 October 2014).
‘What we are dealing with here is a biological warfare work that was conducted at the bio-warfare laboratories set up by the USA on the west coast of Africa. And if you look at a map produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) you can see where these laboratories are located. And they are across the heart of the Ebola epidemic, at the west coast of Africa. So, I think these laboratories, one or more of them, are the origins of the Ebola epidemic. They did the same in Nicaragua and Cuba,’ Professor Francis A. Boyle revealed.
He went on: ‘I have absolute proof from a Pentagon document that the Centers for Disease Control were doing bio-warfare work for the Pentagon in Sierra Leone, the heart of the outbreak, as early as 1988. And indeed it was probably before then because they would have had to construct the lab and that would have taken some time. So we know that Fort Detrick and the Centers for Disease Control are over there, Tulane University, which is a well-known bio-warfare center here in USA—I would say notorious for it—is there. They all have been over there.
‘In addition, the US government made sure that Liberia, a former colony of the USA, never became a party to the Biological Weapons Convention, so they were able to do bio-warfare work over there — going back to 1980s — the USA government, in order to circumvent the Biological Weapons Convention. Likewise, Guinea, the third state affected here — and there is an increase now — didn’t even sign the Biological Weapons Convention. So, it seems to me that the different agencies of the US government have always been there to try to circumvent the Biological Weapons Convention and engage in bio-warfare work. Indeed, we had one of these two lab bio-warriors admit in the New York Times that they were not over there for the purpose of either screening or treating people. That’s not what these labs are about. These labs are there in my opinion to do bio-warfare work for different agencies of the US government. Indeed, many of them were set up by USAID. And everyone knows that USAID is penetrated all up and down by the CIA and the CIA has been involved in bio-warfare work as well.’
Since then, other startling revelations just kept coming out, proving Professor Francis A. Boyle right.
The Observer, a Liberian daily newspaper, on Tuesday 9 September 2014, published an article written by Dr. Cyril Broderick, a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry.
Dr. Broderick started by charging that an article published in the Internet news summary publication of the US-based ‘Friends of Liberia’ which he read, was laughable because it alleged that the initiation of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was due to the contact of a two-year-old child with bats that had flown in from the Congo.
Aren’t we all stupid, they think? We would believe that bats can fly all the way from Congo to Liberia, hundreds of kilometres away, with the purpose of biting a Liberian girl so she can spread the Ebola Virus? How come these bats did not bite any other people in other countries you find between Liberia and Congo which have not reported any Ebola outbreak at all? Are they saying that these bats flew all the way from Congo to Liberia without any stop-over? Come on!
In response, Dr. Broderick sent an article to ‘Friends of Liberia’ to be published in its web site, in which he argued that deadly diseases such as Ebola and AIDS are bio-weapons being tested on Africans. In addition, other reports have linked the Ebola virus outbreak to an attempt to reduce Africa’s population. Liberia happens to be the continent’s fastest growing population. But the professor’s article was not published. Finally, the Daily Observer accepted to publish the article because it contains compelling truths.
According to Dr. Broderick, Ebola is a genetically-modified organism; it has a terrible history because its testing has been secretly taking place. Sites around Africa have over the years been set up for testing emerging diseases, especially Ebola. By who?
(a) The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a well-known centre for bio-war research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland;
(b) Tulane University, in New Orleans, USA, winner of research grants, including a grant of more than $7 million from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever;
(c) The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC);
(d) Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French name, Medicins Sans Frontiers);
(e) Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company;
(f) The UK’s GlaxoSmithKline; and
(g) The Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
Reports such as the one published by Theguardian.com, narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a ‘First in Human’ Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March). Disturbingly, many reports also conclude that the US government has a viral fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Kenema, a town at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Dr. Broderick finally called upon African leaders and African countries to take the lead in defending babies, children, African women, African men, and the elderly who do not deserve to be used as Guinea pigs and highlighted the need for legal action against the U. S., Canada, France, and the U.K. to obtain redress for damages incurred due to the perpetuation of injustice in the death, injury and trauma imposed on Liberians and other Africans by the Ebola and other disease agents.
AIDS AND EBOLA VIRUSES ARE HUMAN-MADE
The UK-based Newstime Africa (NTA) published an article on 14 December 2014 in which its journalist Joel Savage interviewed Dutch Scientist Professor Johan Van Dongen, who contacted him and asked for help to spread the message that Aids and Ebola viruses are human-made and tested on Africans in Uganda and Zaire, in order to find vaccines against them for military defence purposes. What African leaders don’t know, according to Professor Johan Van Dongen, is that the viruses of Ebola and Aids, were long created within bacteria factories to depopulate Africa.
Professor Dongen argues that Africans have undergone all kinds of trials and tribulations. They were used, abused, mocked, scorned, hanged and sold into slavery by the White man. There is no statue of Adolf Hitler anywhere, because he killed six million Jews, but there are statues of a Belgian king, Leopold II, who killed over 10 million Africans in Congo, throughout Belgium. In addition there are many streets named after him. These are some of the evidences that the life of a Black man is meaningless and valueless to the White man.
Dongen said: ‘In Africa, there were varieties of wide experiments of dubious scientists vaccinating children with contaminated vaccines. For example, the World Health Organization can’t deny that they are not aware from 1954 to 1957 that Dr. Hillary Koprowski injected over a million Africans with the viruses of Aids and Ebola, deceiving them it was vaccine for polio. Between 1960 and 1973, tests were held on a major initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) at a medical field research site in the West Nile district.
‘Three times a year, blood was taken from about 45,000 children, (including babies) to investigate a relationship which existed between a common endemic disease and the virus that causes mononucleosis. But that wasn’t the reason. They were actually looking for antibodies against micro-organisms, the reason those children and babies were given contaminated polio vaccines. I have a message for African leaders. Aids and Ebola are medical crimes to depopulate Africa. African leaders have to stop Europeans and Americans from testing vaccines in any African country’
Dongen first revealed those crimes in his books written in Netherlands, but the governments of Holland and Belgium were able to discourage the sale of the books and finally banned them. It was very easy for the two governments to ban those books, because it is only Belgium and Holland that speak the same language (Flemish) in Europe. But that wasn’t the end of his ordeal; considered a ‘Whistle-blower’ by his native country, Holland, he lost his job and house. ‘The only thing I didn’t lose is my wife and my brain,’ said Professor Dongen.
AIDS AND EBOLA NOT FROM CONGOLESE BATS AND MONKEYS
Dongen dismissed another myth according to which Aids and Ebola came from
monkeys in Congo because Congolese people eat monkeys and human contact with
monkeys resulted in the outbreaks. African people have been hunting for
centuries and eating wild animals has not decimated the whole African
population. This is an insult to the African culture. Have Europeans and
Americans stopped eating beef because of mad cow disease?
Professor Dongen stressed that Aids and Ebola are medical crimes to depopulate Africa, adding that, the case is very sensitive, especially due to those involved: America, Belgium, Holland Germany, and World Health Organization. Authorities for decades have tried to cover up those crimes. Africa accounts for 25 million out of the estimated 38 million people across the world infected with HIV, and the vast majority of infected Africans are women, according to UNAIDS estimates.
Professor Johan Van Dongen cited Kenyan ecologist, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, who, on October 9, 2004, restated her claim that the AIDS virus was a deliberately created biological agent.
‘Some say that AIDS came from monkeys. I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys since time immemorial. Others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that. Black people are dying more than any other people in this planet.’ Maathai spoke at a press conference in Nairobi, a day after winning the prize for her work in human rights and reversing deforestation across Africa.
‘It’s true that there are some people who create agents to wipe out other people. If there were no such people, we could have not invaded Iraq’. Maathai, then Kenyan deputy environment and natural resources minister, said.
‘In fact, the HIV virus is created by a scientist for biological warfare. Why has there been so much secrecy about AIDS? When you ask where the virus came from, it raises a lot of flags. That makes me suspicious.’
The United States congratulated Maathai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, but tempered its praise over her claims about AIDS. ‘She said (HIV/AIDS) was invented as a bio-weapon in some laboratory in the West,’ a senior State Department official said. ‘We don’t agree with that.’
This writer totally agrees with the late Kenyan ecologist because Africa should not be killed in silence! And so we ask: Did the biological agents that were created during the Apartheid regime in South Africa, including the Marburg and Ebola viruses to exterminate Black Africans, also come from bats and monkeys? Aren’t we all stupid, they think?
As Daniel Taylor wrote in The Old-Thinker News on 20 October 2014, operating out of South Africa during the Apartheid era in the early 1980’s, Dr. Wouter Basson, a.k.a. ‘Dr. Death’, launched a secret bioweapons project called Project Coast. The goal of the project was to develop biological and chemical agents that would either kill or sterilize the black population and assassinate political enemies. Among the agents developed were Marburg and Ebola viruses.
Basson is surrounded by cloak and dagger intrigue, as he told Pretoria High court in South Africa that ‘The local CIA agent in Pretoria threatened me with death on the sidewalk of the American Embassy in Schoeman Street.’ According to a 2001 article in The New Yorker magazine, the American Embassy in Pretoria was ‘terribly concerned’ that Basson would reveal deep connections between Project Coast and the United States.
In 2013, Basson was found guilty of ‘unprofessional conduct’ by the South African health council. Bioweapons expert Jeanne Guillemin writes in her book Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism, ‘The project’s growth years were from 1982 to 1987, when it developed a range of biological agents (such as those for anthrax, cholera, and the Marburg and Ebola viruses and for botulinum toxin)…’
Basson’s bioweapons program officially ended in 1994, but there has been no independent verification that the pathogens created were ever destroyed. The order to destroy them went directly to Dr. Basson. According to the Wall Street Journal, ‘The integrity of the process rested solely on Dr. Basson’s honesty.’
Basson claims to have had contact with western agencies that provided ‘ideological assistance’ to Project Coast. Basson stated in an interview shot for the documentary Anthrax War that he met several times with Dr. David Kelly, the infamous UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Kelly was a top bioweapons expert in the United Kingdom. He was found dead near his home in Oxfordshire in 2003. While the official story claims he committed suicide, medical experts highly doubt this story.
In a 2007 article from the Mail Online, it was reported that a week prior to his death, Dr. Kelly was to be interviewed by MI5 about his ties to Dr. Basson.
Dr. Timothy Stamps, Minister of Health of Zimbabwe, suspected that his country was under biological attack during the time that Basson was operating. Stamps told PBS Frontline in 1998 that ‘The evidence is very clear that these were not natural events. Whether they were caused by some direct or deliberate inoculation or not, is the question we have to answer.’
Stamps specifically named the Ebola and Marburg viruses as suspect. Stamps thinks that his country was being used as a testing ground for weaponized Ebola.
‘I’m talking about anthrax and cholera in particular, but also a couple of viruses that are not endemic to Zimbabwe [such as"> the Ebola type virus and, we think also, the Marburg virus. We wonder whether in fact these are not associated with biological warfare against this country during the hostilities… Ebola was along the line of the Zambezi [River">, and I suspect that this may have been an experiment to see if a new virus could be used to directly infect people.’
The Ghanaian Times reported in early September on the recent Ebola outbreak, noting connections between Basson and bioweapons research. The article points out that, ‘…there are two types of scientists in the world: those who are so concerned about the pain and death caused to humans by illness that they will even sacrifice their own lives to try and cure deadly diseases, and those who will use their scientific skill to kill humans on the orders of… government…’
Indeed, these ideas are not new. Plato wrote over 2,000 years ago in his work The Republic that a ruling elite should guide society, ‘…whose aim will be to preserve the average of population.’ He further stated, ‘There are many other things which they will have to consider, such as the effects of wars and diseases and any similar agencies, in order, as far as this is possible, to prevent the State from becoming either too large or too small.’
As revealed by The Age, Nobel Prize-winning Australian microbiologist Sir Macfarlane Burnet secretly urged the Australian government in 1947 to develop bio-weapons for use against the ‘overpopulated countries of South-East Asia.’ In a 1947 meeting with the New Weapons and Equipment Development Committee, the group recommended that ‘the possibilities of an attack on the food supplies of S-E Asia and Indonesia using B.W. agents should be considered by a small study group.’
This information gives us an interesting perspective on the recent unprecedented Ebola outbreak. Is it an organic natural phenomenon? Did this strain of Ebola accidentally escape from a bioweapons lab? Or was it deliberately released?
USA CREATED EBOLA VIRUS AS A WEAPON WITH ITS VACCINE
Pravda reported on November 8, 2014 that USA created Ebola virus as a biological weapon as well as its vaccine for the profit of American pharmaceutical companies. Fortunately, both China and Russia have also developed their own vaccines against Ebola virus, which will break the monopoly of American pharmaceutical companies.
According to Pravda, Pentagon scientists were developing it for 30 years, and all the rights for the drug belong to the government of the United States. Two infected US medics received injections of the vaccine and they started recovering from the disease immediately.
Why has this been made public only now? Why is it that the USA holds all the rights for the use of the vaccine? There can be two most obvious answers found to these questions.
As one can see, Ebola is a perfect biological weapon: it spreads quickly and gives nearly 100 per cent mortality. Those having the life-saving vaccine can dictate any conditions to others.
The second answer is a purely commercial interest. It is enough to arrange panic with the help of the media, as it was the case with several epidemics before, such as avian flu. Afterwards, it will be possible to sell the life-saving medicine at any price.
However, Russian scientists doubt that the Americans created the medicine indeed. Russian scientists also conducted the research on the virus to be able to create a vaccine against it. Soviet scientists, for example, Professor Alexander Butenko, was a member of the joint Soviet-Guinean expedition in 1982 and spent nearly a year in the rain forests of Guinea, when the then unknown virus was discovered.
The current distribution of the infection is a continuation of a dangerous outbreak of the disease from 1982, said Professor Butenko. Russian scientists have the most extensive scientific base for the creation of the vaccine, Butenko says. The materials that Alexander Butenko collected a quarter of a century ago should help today's generation of Russian scientists to develop a vaccine against the fever.
Several Russian researchers are already in Guinea, including the head of the Laboratory for the Ecology of Viruses, Mikhail Shchelkanov. ‘Currently, the vaccine has passed five tests quite well. The tests of the vaccine are going through the final stage, but no one knows when they are going to end,’ said Mikhail Shchelkanov.
AIDS AND EBOLA: The Greatest Crime In Medical History Against Mankind
Ben Omoakin Oguntala (Foreword),
Jason Buhagiar (Illustrator),
Goleng Lucky (Introduction),
Ada Van Dongen van-Olfen (Translator)
There is time for everything, a time to sow and a time to
reap. It’s now time to uncover crime committed decades ago. Aids and Ebola are
medical crimes against humanity. Just as the Germans planned to exterminate
every Jew, the same America, Belgium, Holland and the World Health Organization
planned to depopulate Africa with contaminated vaccines.
Jews weren't the only people used for horrific experiments. Gypsies, orphans, babies, mentally disabled persons, prisoners and homosexuals were purposely infected with contaminated vaccines, causing many diseases including Aids and Ebola, but Africa suffered most.
Long before the outbreaks of Aids and Ebola in Africa, the viruses responsible for the diseases had already been created in laboratories. Between 1960 and 1973, during the darkest days of the cold war, dangerous experiments were carried out on human beings secretly with contaminated polio and smallpox vaccines, guided by the WHO and CDC, and mostly financed by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Not everyone has pleasure in wickedness. To avoid animal cruelty, Scientist Johan Van Dongen invented the “Anastomosis Simulator” and the “Artificial Rat” as a substitute for experiment and received the “Prize Alternatives for Animal Experiments” from the Ministry of Health, of the Dutch Government, at the Annual Congress of Animal Technicians, on November 3, 1993.
His nightmare started when he revealed the truth over Aids and Ebola as human made and tested on Africans, in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes in two books he previously published in Dutch. To cover up the crimes the Dutch government, journalists and medical establishment discouraged the sales of the books with bad reviews and finally banned them, then afterwards lost his job and house.
“The things I didn't lose were my wife, brain and the courage to continue the revealing of the truth about the real origin of Aids and Ebola,” says Professor Johan Van Dongen.
Professor Johan Van Dongen for a very longer time was fighting this battle alone, until he met the Belgian – African journalist, writer and author Joel Savage, hence; the publication of this book. “I am not qualified to polish the shoes of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah etc; so death doesn't mean anything to me. About the truth on Aids and Ebola, no stone shall be left upturned,” says author Joel Savage.
To prove that scientists did experiments on Africans can be found in the archives of the Committee on Human Resources: Biological testing involving human subjects by the Department of Defense. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate and Ninety-fifth congress. First session on examination of serious deficiencies in the Defense Department’s efforts to protect the human subjects of drug research. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977: 127, 141,145.
Between 1960 and 1973, these tests were held on a major initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) at a medical field research site in the West Nile district. Three times a year, blood was taken from about 45.000 children, including babies to investigate a relationship which existed between a common endemic disease and the virus that causes mononucleosis.
But that wasn't the idea, as mentioned by the Dutch Professor Cohen about the contaminated vaccines. They were actually looking for antibodies against microorganisms, the reason those children and babies were given contaminated polio vaccines, leading to the viruses which cause Aids and Ebola
Former Dutch Biotechnician,
Microsurgeon and coordinator of the "National and International
Experimental Course in Microsurgery"
Van Dongen now is the Netherlands leading theorician of the "Aids-is-manmade" thesis.
In 1993 he received the "Award for alternatives for animal experiments" by the Dutch government.