Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie, and they go back as far as one can remember, and the Ebola outbreaks are no exception to those that analyse what the powers that be are up too. Tekmira Tempers is at the center of one of the newest theories surrounding the recent outbreaks of Ebola. Forbes posted an article on the FDA approving Tekmira Tempers for Ebola drug access. It just so happens that this was approved on September 22, 2014 just eight days prior to the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the US. The drug was approved for reasons of compassion, and is leading many down the path of reading into this more than was reported.
Much like back in 1981, when the AIDS and HIV epidemic was first reported, many believe that the government has unleashed these diseases upon people to control the population. The conspiracy theory surrounding HIV was that the CIA actually created the disease in an effort to rid the world of homosexuals and African-Americans. Thus it is concluded by some that the outbreaks of Ebola are also orchestrated by the government to control an excess number of people currently on the planet.
Ebola is spreading, and many in the media are alarming Americans to the detrimental effects should this not get under control, and soon. Approving the drug, TKM-Ebola for people infected and in continual extended access just days before the first case was reported here in the US, has conspiracy theory tongues a-wagging. In fact, many experimental drugs are being used, and governments are authorizing their use on patients that have contracted the disease. Should not the patient have a say in this? Are these drugs being used on those that no longer have a voice? So many questions that can only be answered by those that are there, and those that are living with this.
Conspiracy theories can be found anywhere and go back even farther than when man first set foot on the moon. Rumors abound and surround world history events such as the Holocaust, Princess Diana’s death and even life on Mars. Any photo that is provided by the government its surrounding branches is immediately suspect. Some to this day still believe that subliminal messaging is used in present day television programming and its commercials.
With the advancements of technology, the conspiracy theories have become even more wide-ranging, and one needs to be a scientist to understand them at all. Twitter is a home to many of the mind, that the government is covering up and/or orchestrating events to guide us into believing what they want us to believe. One such tweeter is Medicalskeptic, who upon hearing of the Tekmira Ebola drug, tweeted that it is like throwing spaghetti against the wall. Ebola is scary enough, and now with many throwing their hats into the ring with these conspiracy theories , it is every man for himself, as far as what to believe is concerned.
Opinion by Kristi Cereska