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Obama says can't get Ebola from bus; CDC says avoid public trans; contaminated taxis infect people in Liberia

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(NaturalNews) Anyone still taking cues from the federal government about how to deal with the prospect of contracting Ebola is going to have a difficult time making sense of all the contradicting information. On Thursday, Barack Obama told West Africans that it is impossible to catch Ebola while riding the bus, which contradicts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advice urging folks to "avoid public transportation" for their own safety.

In a recent video message, Obama plainly stated that a person cannot catch Ebola "through casual contact like sitting next to someone on a bus." He followed this up with the oft-repeated claim that Ebola is not transmissible unless symptoms of the disease "start showing," a subjective and wholly imprecise threshold that is not at all helpful for preserving public health.

To top it all off, Obama repeated the unproven but popular government theory that Ebola can't transfer through the air, which multiple virologists and disease experts say is false. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has already reported that Liberians who travel by taxi, which is similar to riding the bus, are actively spreading and catching Ebola.

"The most common way you can get Ebola is by touching the body fluids of someone who is sick or has died from it, like their sweat, saliva or blood, or through a contaminated item like a needle," surmised Obama.

At almost the very same time, the CDC issued its own advisory urging aid workers and others traveling to Ebola-afflicted countries to avoid using public transportation. Travelers who experience fever or other possible signs of Ebola should avoid coming into contact with others, says the agency, and immediately see a doctor.

"Do not travel anywhere except to the doctor's office or hospital," warns the CDC.

So which is it? Are people safe to travel freely by bus and other forms of transportation, or are they at risk?

If you choose to listen to Obama, you have absolutely nothing to worry about -- travel all you want, you'll be fine!

If you choose to listen to the CDC, you should probably avoid public transportation -- Ebola could break the confines of Obama's dictates and spread through a contaminated seat.

If you choose to listen to the WHO, well, you might already have Ebola if you've taken a taxi in Liberia or Sierra Leone.

CDC caught contradicting itself on Ebola risks, admits disease can spread from three feet away

Interestingly, even the CDC is now contradicting itself on how Ebola is spread. The agency's director, Tom Frieden, says there is no need to shutter travel from West Africa or seal the southern border, because Ebola is only spread through "direct contact." Frieden has also stated publicly that he is "confident" that there will be no Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

But on the CDC's own website, the agency admits there is "some risk of exposure" to Ebola from "close contact" with infected patients. According to the agency, close contact can mean spending "a long amount of time within three feet (one meter) of a person who is sick with Ebola."

What this exhibits, of course, is that Frieden is openly lying to Americans about the true risk of Ebola transmission, as is Obama, who is continuing to spout unfounded nonsense about there being no risk from using public transportation.

It is clearly not a good idea, based on the CDC's own published data, to spend any amount of time in close contact with potential victims -- but will enough Americans see through these lies and protect themselves before a full outbreak on American soil emerges?

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