Ebola truth #5) Ebola is mutating faster than any vaccine effort could possibly match
by S.D. Wells

"The current Ebola virusís hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years."

- Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, printed in the New York Times on Sep. 11, 2014

The Ebola virus mutates rapidly in the wild, evolving new mechanisms for surviving and spreading. Hundreds of different strains of Ebola have already been documented since the outbreak began in Africa.

Vaccines can only target a single strain or a small group of related strains. So even if a vaccine is manufactured and released, it will by definition already be months behind the evolutionary curve of viral strains circulating in the wild.

The key properties that the Ebola virus will attempt to improve for its own survival are:

  • Incubation time: Longer is better for the virus. As a virus "incubates" in a human host, it can travel undetected, almost like a stealth biological weapon. Currently, Ebola virus has about a 21-day incubation time. Symptoms typically do not appear until after 15 days.
  • Survival of open-air exposure: The longer a virus can "survive" (i.e. remain viable) in the open environment, the more successfully it can spread. Ebola currently has the ability to survive for days or even weeks on contaminated surfaces under the right temperature and humidity conditions. [1]
  • Ability to spread by air: Ebola virus can already spread short distances as an aerosol. If the virus were able to mutate into a form which could more effectively survive airborne transmission, its ability to rapidly infect hosts at longer distances would be greatly amplified.
  • Ability to bypass cellular defenses: The more effectively the virus can overcome the body's immune defenses, the more successfully it can multiply in a host and hope to spread to other hosts. Fortunately for Ebola, most of the human race lives today in a strongly immunosupressed state. Most prescription medications, vaccines and processed food additives suppress the immune system, making people far more vulnerable to pandemic infections.

The longer Ebola circulates in the wild, the more opportunities it has to mutate into dangerous new forms that optimize all the traits mentioned above and make the virus even more deadly than it is already.

NEXT: Why you absolutely don't want to go to the hospital during a pandemic outbreak...

[1] http://www.naturalnews.com/046276_ebola_aerosol_transmission_infectious_disease.html

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