The experts were expressing grave doubts all the way back in 1977. Right at the beginning.
They were questioning the validity of standard tests used to diagnose Ebola—tests being the only way to say the virus is present in humans.
Of course, if the tests are unreliable, the whole premise of an epidemic caused by a single virus has no value. It’s an unwarranted assumption.
At that point, you can look for illness and death stemming from a number of causes. And you’re driven to the fact that, in Africa, large numbers of people have been dying for a very long time, for reasons that have nothing to do with germs: Continue reading