Skip to comments.Ebola ‘out of control’: Doctors Without Borders
Posted on 06/20/2014 6:27:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is totally out of control and that the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond. [ ]
According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, Ebola has already been linked to more than 330 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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What a nightmare. The Ebola virus is frightening.
Coming soon to a Brownsville hospital near you!
Three hundred thirty-three deaths.
How many deaths does the U.S. experience every year just from influenza? I don’t know, but it is a lot more that 333!
Wonderful. I wonder how much of it is coming across the southern border
You can count on Obama to increase legal immigration from those areas.
Obama and his agents must be thinking hard
how to move a slow moving type of this
to the open southern border of the US.
It will definitely be on our shores shortly, having come through “our future”, the immigrants.
I think he should personally go and see how bad things may be on the ground in those countries. Maybe some even have a golf course for him to partake of.
It is the percentage who recover from Influenza which makes it preferable to contracting Ebola, not the bulk number of deaths.
CDC doesn’t have a clue:
I don't think so. Ebola spreads much more rapidly in crowded areas such as cities (his voters) and among those with weakened immune systems (druggies and gays, two groups Obama identifies with for obvious reasons). I think he'll care about keeping Ebola out, unlike most things he does that harm America. If I'm wrong, this could get ugly (no matter what, I suspect Obama wants things to get ugly, just not in a manner that hurts his voters more than it hurts productive people.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
Those doctors without borders need to be quaranteened for a long period before they are ever allowed to enter the country again.
This is 333 in a reasonably isolated third world craphole. If it ever gained a foothold in a civilized country within weeks there would be nobody to even pull the cart and cry out “bring out your dead”.
This is not influenza or even close.
He recently lifted a 22 year restriction on people with HIV entering this country. Why on earth do you think he cares about Ebola? Why do you think he’s allowing a near 100,000 children and near-adults with drug resistant Tuberculosis, Chagas, measles, mumps, rubella, flesh eating diseases, mircrobes, spores and other heretofore considered US extinct diseases?
Thinking he’s got to have some limit is worthy of Disney’s Pollyanna....
We need to bring them to America to save them all.
“How many deaths does the U.S. experience every year just from influenza? I dont know, but it is a lot more that 333!”
With influenza the deaths are primarily the elderly. It rarely kills those who are infected. The population, 330 million or so, hardly notices. But Ebola kills 99% of those infected regardless of age. The potential infection areas in Africa are relatively unpopulated populated. But when it gets to a village it has been known to kill everybody.
If Ebola got to, say, New York, we could be looking at 20,000 deaths per day. People would flee New York and it would go with them and rapidly cover the country. In the 1918 flue epidemic my grandfather went with the sheriff to put a sign on the main road that influenza had reached the town. They were lying in the hopes of keeping people fleeing large cities away. But it was too late. The flu hit their tiny town and killed a hefty percentage. Ebola would likely have killed them all.
That’s the difference. BTW, at the last large outbreak Iran sent “doctors” to collect samples. Imagine weaponized Ebola in the hands of people who think dying for Allah is the best thing they can do.
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