The CDC has instructed funeral homes to bury Ebola victims in hermetically sealed caskets, a potentially disturbing revelation given reports that the federal agency had previously purchased thousands of air tight coffin liners which were being stored in Madison, Georgia.
A Yahoo News report reveals how the CDC is instructing funeral homes that “remains should be cremated or buried promptly in a hermetically sealed casket” which must be secure “against the escape of microorganisms” and have valid documentation for being airtight.
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service administrator Wayne Cavender said that the CDC was worried about an “epidemic” but that the type of caskets they were recommending were not airtight.
“The sealer caskets that they sell are not a guaranteed-type of sealing issue. It’s not completely airtight because you have to have a way to open them up and so forth. It’s not like it’s vacuum-sealed,” said Cavender.
As we reported last month, the CDC also issued a three page list of recommendations which warned funeral home workers not to carry out autopsies or to embalm corpses.
The revelation that the CDC is mandating the use of airtight caskets is intriguing given previous reports that the federal agency had purchased thousands of airtight coffin liners and was storing them in a field in Madison, Georgia.
I remember years back when I was still writing for my original website, Neithercorp.us, we came across a then little known video of air tight “coffin liners”, hundreds of thousands, stacked in a field in the middle of Madison, Georgia in close proximity to Atlanta and the home of the CDC,” writes Brandon Smith.
“Owners of the property leased to store the hermetically sealing plastic coffins stated that it was the CDC that had rented the land for storage of the coffins. Confirmation from the CDC has not been forthcoming.”
As Smith highlights, the patent for the coffins confirms that they are suitable for the burial or cremation of bodies exposed to infectious diseases.
The company that produces the coffin liners, Vantage Products Corporation, subsequently denied that any agency of the federal government owned the vaults, claiming they were owned by individuals or not yet sold.
The video below shows footage of the coffin liners being stored in Madison, Georgia. The liners were later moved to another location in Georgia.