The Health Ranger and the ebola virus.

I guess it was only a matter of time before that degenerate fraud calling himself the “Health Ranger”, Mike Adams, would jump on the ebola bandwagon to continue to promote the delusional views he professes about the health care professions.  For a background of why I despise that man, look at these earlier entries on my blog:

He published THIS nonsense today! His words will be in bold red and my responses will be in italics and blue.

Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn’t every hospital have one of these?

(NaturalNews) While vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there’s already a technology available right now that can kill Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools.

Adams has spent years attacking vaccines and the big drug companies for forcing dangerous products on the public. And now he says, “Never fear, I have a solution that will make all those products obsolete!” Sounds like delusions of grandure!
It’s called the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot, and it was invented by a team of Texas doctors whose company is based on San Antonio. (And no, I didn’t get paid to write this. I’m covering this because this technology appears to be a viable lifesaving invention.)
The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot uses pulsed xenon-generated UV light to achieve what the company calls “the advanced environmental cleaning of healthcare facilities.” Because ultraviolet light destroys the integrity of the RNA that viruses are made of, it renders viruses “dead.” (Viruses aren’t really alive in the first place, technically speaking, so the correct term is “nonviable.”)
One of the legitimate problems with trying to keep hospitals and other health care facilities clean is that if you use powerful antibiotics to kill dangerous bacteria, it is possible for some germs to evolve resistance to the antibiotics, making the future generations of bacteria far more dangerous. And antibiotics cannot affect viruses at all.
Ebola, just like most other viruses, are quickly destroyed by UV light. That’s why Ebola likes to spread in dark places where sunlight doesn’t reach. (Think of Ebola as a “vampire” virus that feeds off human blood but shuns sunlight…) The Xenex robot destroys Ebola on surfaces in just two minutes, zapping them with a specific wavelength of UV light at concentrations that are 25,000 times higher than natural sunlight.
Indeed, at that intensity of UV light, ALL life forms would be destroyed, including bacteria, insects, and….human body cells. HELLO!

Kill Ebola with electricity and UV light; no toxic chemicals needed

The reason I’m covering this medical technology is because I’m seriously impressed with the concept and the green technology behind it. The Xenex unit generates UV light using xenon — one of the noble gases — rather than toxic mercury. So there’s no toxic mercury to deal with, even when disposing of the equipment after its useful life.

If only it were that simple.  Adams fails to mention that xenon is also very rare, limiting the usefulness of the device. Mercury is toxic, but it is also more common, which is why it is used everywhere in thermometers. Yet he stupidly asks why every hospital does not have this robot?
So many of the approaches to disinfection in hospitals today are based on harsh, toxic chemicals that pose a secondary risk to the health of hospital patients and staff. But UV light emitted by the Xenex robot leaves no chemical residue whatsoever and requires no chemical manufacturing plant to manufacture. This is truly “light medicine” because it disinfects using specific frequencies of light.
This is actually correct.
The Xenex UV robot is already being used in about 250 hospitals. That number is likely to increase dramatically due to the current global Ebola outbreak.The base price of the Xenex unit is around $100,000, and the unit pays for itself very quickly by preventing expensive infections. It can disinfect a typical hospital room in about 10 minutes, and it comes with organization and scheduling software that allows hospital staff to keep track of which rooms have been treated.
Since the ebola outbreak originated and is focused mainly in Africa, perhaps all those devices should be sent to hospitals on that continent.  Problem: since African countries tend to be poor, they may not be able to pay for those things, even though they clearly would need them most. As a private corporation, Xenex would expect to make a profit from selling the devices. Would Mike Adams help pay for some of those devices to be built and shipped to Africa?
Bigger problem: The device is USELESS for treating people that are already infected with ebola as well as those who have not yet contracted the disease! Indeed, that would be the whole point of trying to develop vaccines and other drugs to treat the disease.  But I guess as far as the “Health Ranger” is concerned, people already infected with ebola, especially those on the other side of the world, are quite disposable.

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