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Ebola ‘out of control’: Doctors Without Borders
Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2014 8:53 AM EDT

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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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: africa; docswithoutborders; doctorswoborders; ebola; pandemic
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1 posted on 06/20/2014 6:27:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What a nightmare. The Ebola virus is frightening.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 6:28:11 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Olog-hai

Coming soon to a Brownsville hospital near you!


3 posted on 06/20/2014 6:29:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Olog-hai

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!


4 posted on 06/20/2014 6:29:20 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wonderful. I wonder how much of it is coming across the southern border


5 posted on 06/20/2014 6:29:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Olog-hai

You can count on Obama to increase legal immigration from those areas.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 6:30:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

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.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 6:31:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Gay State Conservative

It will definitely be on our shores shortly, having come through “our future”, the immigrants.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 6:31:09 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore..)
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To: Gaffer

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.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 6:32:19 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping!


10 posted on 06/20/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SatinDoll
How many deaths does the U.S. experience every year just from influenza?

It is the percentage who recover from Influenza which makes it preferable to contracting Ebola, not the bulk number of deaths.

11 posted on 06/20/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SatinDoll

CDC doesn’t have a clue:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm


12 posted on 06/20/2014 6:55:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Gaffer
You can count on Obama to increase legal immigration from those areas.

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.

13 posted on 06/20/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Olog-hai; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

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...

14 posted on 06/20/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: Olog-hai

Those doctors without borders need to be quaranteened for a long period before they are ever allowed to enter the country again.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 7:02:48 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SatinDoll

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.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 7:05:21 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Pollster1

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....


17 posted on 06/20/2014 7:05:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

We need to bring them to America to save them all.
/sarc


18 posted on 06/20/2014 8:11:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SatinDoll

“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!”

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.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 8:15:37 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


20 posted on 06/20/2014 8:22:51 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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