As most of us are aware, parts of western Africa are experiencing the largest outbreak of Ebola since it was first noted in 1976. A recent letter in the Liberian Observer, a newspaper in Monrovia, by Dr. Cyril E. Broderick, Sr., a Professor of Plant Pathology at Delaware State University lays the blame for the recent outbreak in an interesting direction.
Let's open by looking at a chart from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia showing us the current situation:
A total of 3458 cases of Ebola have been noted in Liberia up to September 23, 2014. Of the 3458 cases, 1830 have resulted in death for a death rate of 57.7 percent. As well, there have been 184 cases affecting health care workers with a total of 91 deceased health care workers for a death rate of 49.5 percent. Most of the workers infected have been nurses (46) and nurse aids (20).
Here is a graph showing the ramping up of the number of cases as the weeks passed:
Here is a map showing the cumulative number of deaths by geographic area up to September 22, 2014:
Most of the deaths have occurred in Montserrado County where 68 percent of those infected die as a result of contracting Ebola. Note that Liberia's capital city, Monrovia, is located in Montserrado County. Monrovia, named for United States President James Munroe, has a population of just over 970,000 and is the largest city in Liberia.
Now, let's look at Dr. Broderick's letter. Here is the graphic that accompanies the submission:
Here is the opening paragraph:
"Dear World Citizens:
I have read a number of articles from your Internet outreach as well as articles from other sources about the casualties in Liberia and other West African countries about the human devastation caused by the Ebola virus. About a week ago, I read an article published in the Internet news summary publication of the Friends of Liberia that said that there was an agreement 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. That report made me disconcerted with the reporting about Ebola, and it stimulated a response to the “Friends of Liberia,” saying that African people are not ignorant and gullible, as is being implicated...Because of the widespread loss of life, fear, physiological trauma, and despair among Liberians and other West African citizens, it is incumbent that I make a contribution to the resolution of this devastating situation, which may continue to recur, if it is not properly and adequately confronted."
Dr. Broderick goes on to note that during the Cold War, the CIA and KGB were involved in the "manufacturing" of AIDS-like viruses with the intention of using them as a weapon. In a book by Leanard Horowitz titled "Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola - Nature, Accident or Intentional, the author confirms the existence of an American military-medical-industrial complex that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of vaccinating "black Africans overseas".
Here is another quote from his letter:
"The World Health Organization (WHO) and several other UN Agencies have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events, promoting vaccinations, but pursuing various testing regiments. The August 2, 2014 article, West Africa: What are US Biological Warfare Researchers Doing in the Ebola Zone? by Jon Rappoport of Global Research pinpoints the problem that is facing African governments.
Obvious in this and other reports are, among others:
(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 the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever;
(c) the US Center 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 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. The only relevant positive and ethical olive-branch seen in all of my reading is that Theguardian.com reported, “The US government funding of Ebola trials on healthy humans comes amid warnings by top scientists in Harvard and Yale that such virus experiments risk triggering a worldwide pandemic. That threat still persists.'
Dr. Broderick states that the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom are implicated in this Ebola outbreak and that African nations need to seek criminal and civil compensation for damages from these countries and the corporations that are responsible.
The author notes that:
"There is urgent need for affirmative action in protecting the less affluent of poorer countries, especially African citizens, whose countries are not as scientifically and industrially endowed as the United States and most Western countries, sources of most viral or bacterial GMOs that are strategically designed as biological weapons. It is most disturbing that the U. S. Government has been operating a viral hemorrhagic fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Sierra Leone. Are there others? Wherever they exist, it is time to terminate them. If any other sites exist, it is advisable to follow the delayed but essential step: Sierra Leone closed the US bioweapons lab and stopped Tulane University for further testing."
While some of this has a tin foil hat ring to it, here is an interesting news release from the Facebook page of Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation dated July 23, 2014:
Note that during the outbreak, Tulane University was to stop Ebola testing during the current Ebola outbreak.
Tulane University researchers have been operating in West Africa for the past several years as part of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium along with Harvard University, the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Nigeria, Autoimmune Technologies (a biomedical company located in New Orleans), Corgenix Medical Corporation (a Colorado-based medical diagnostics company) and the Scripps Research Institute.
While his conclusions may be a bit off target, at the very least, Dr. Broderick's thesis gives us cause to ponder the source of the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa.