(NaturalNews) When it comes to trusting the Obama Administration and, increasingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no one is making it harder for Americans to do so than the White House and the bumbling gaggle of bureaucrats and political hacks that it employs.
For weeks now, the CDC chief, Dr. Thomas Frieden, has said that Ebola cannot be spread through casual contact — even as he also stated that persons suspected of being infected should avoid public transportation. President Obama has made similar statements.
Now, after a pair of northeastern state governors imposed (and then rescinded) 21-day quarantines for anyone returning from assisting infected patients in West Africa, word comes from the CDC that the virus can, in fact, be spread to others up to 3 feet away. In a new Ebola-related post that appears to be splitting hairs between “airborne” and “droplet” spread, the health agency claimed:
Airborne spread happens when a germ floats through the air after a person talks, coughs, or sneezes. Germs may land in the eyes, mouth, or nose of another person.
If a germ is airborne, direct contact with the infected person is NOT needed for someone else to get sick. Airborne spread diseases include: chickenpox, tuberculosis.
‘Well, at least the CDC is starting to move the narrative’
“Droplet spread,” the agency said, “happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another.
“A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
“Droplet spread diseases include: plague, Ebola.”
Written by J. D. Heyes
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