Skip to comments.WHO Warns Ebola Outbreak Out Of Control, "High Risk Of Spread To Other Countries"
Posted on 08/01/2014 7:35:36 PM PDT by Kartographer
Things just went to 11 on the Spinal-Tap amplifier of massive infectious disease outbreaks. As AP reports, the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned. Dr. Margaret Chan pulled no punches in her direct statement, "If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries." Time to panic?
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Well, who did’nt see THIS coming?
Paging Mr. Obvious, Mr. Obvious please pick up the white phone...
What’s anybody know about Jon Rappoport? This piece of his seems logical to me. WHO doesn’t panic over MANY times the deaths from the flu every year.
Can they give blood too now?
Tha HIV/AIDs crowd think they don’t need to disclose disease status to anyone anymore and homosexualists don’t think they should be jilted (only those who visited England in the 80s are OK to discriminate against).
Bringing sick people to America is one way to risk global transmission.
Whatever happened to QUARANTINE?
Brantly, who was working with humanitarian group Samaritans Purse, was offered treatment with an experimental serum, but there was one caveat: They only had enough for one patient. Thats when he decided to pass on the on the opportunity to potentially save his own life so that his gravely ill colleague, Nancy Writebol, might have a chance at survival a truly selfless act in my book.
In many cases, you can use serum [from] previously infected people if they were to survive, Dr. Jean Patterson, chair of the department of virology and immunology at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio told FoxNews.com. My guess is it was serum from a survivor that developed antibodies to the infections. These are risky things to, you wouldnt do this lightly. There are safety issues with regard to that, and its not something that people are going to do without a lot of hesitation.
According to Franklin Graham, president of Samaritans Purse, Brantly later received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old Ebola survivor, whose family said is alive today in large part because of the noble doctors care.
Both Brantly and Writebol are said to be in stable but grave condition as the humanitarian organization they were working with finalizes arrangements to bring them back to the U.S. for treatment. Its been confirmed that of them will be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., but the hospital said it could not identify the patient because of privacy laws.
(We can always panic later.)
And Hussein immediately wants a large group of afreakans to party in DC indefinitely.
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...
The WHO also said that a travel ban wouldn’t stop the disease because the symptoms don’t occur for 5 days. They don’t think they can stop healthy looking people from traveling. So they have surrendered without even trying.
Yes you can stop healthy looking people from traveling and the time to do so is now.
If you don’t it’s only a matter of time until international air travel collapses from consumer fear. But since you didn’t cut it off at it’s source, the travel will collapse world wide.
You could quarantine these countries and the world would continue as normal. And you’d have control of this in 120 days. But instead you’re going to let it spread. Your incompetence reigns supreme.
“Time to panic?”
I’d say it’s a problem in a superstitious, poverty cursed part of the world with poor medical care and no public understanding of how to limit its spread. If I lived there, yes I’d panic. That old make things worse.
Having spent 30 years working with “Professors” , when I read they are sending two patients to Emery University I thought you have got to be kidding me.
Needless to say I won’t be attending any public events in the next few months.
We shall see if all those FEMA detention facilities and DHS ex military vehicles are real in short order. /s
We know respiratory precautions work for the flu.
Why didn't the precautions they took in Liberia work? There were three nurses who died, several physicians...
It's a matter of feeling in control about it. I am expecting someone working at Emory to come down with ebola because there is something new and different about this one.
Preternatural. I liked that.
There are some pictures and stories of the medical team not wearing their protective gear. Pretty difficult to wear that stuff in the heat and no ac.
I have not seen them....got any links or time to show them?
They would be most reassuring to see.
I don't know. Just interesting on that topic.
I’ll look. In one the us doc who has it said he was swimming in sweat and the goggle were fogging up after 15 mins. He was trying to do surgery.
I actually just found some stuff on another thread and pinged you...it is soooo reassuring to think they were not properly covered up. To me at least.
It takes away the fear of the unknown. It’s not found some new terrifying way of infecting people.
Who do you propose quarantining ? Africa?
There’s a up to 21 day asymptomatic incubation period.....
Creating hiysteria is what they all do best, of coarse they are hoping it takes and spreads to a pandemic so they can quel the herd
World War Z
Interesting take. Thanks for that link.
Things just went to 11 on the Spinal-Tap amplifier....
What does that actually mean? I remember that there was a movie — perhaps 30 years ago — with “Spinal Tap” as/in the title, but that’s as far as I can go with this reference.
It’s a good think Obama keeps our borders open. Otherwise, some poor immigrant with Ebola might be denied the chance to tour our country for weeks, greeting thousands of Americans face to face, before finally being diagnosed and treated at our expense.
I believe it is a reference to the movie, but since I never saw it I can’t say what it is about, but maybe just guessing but I never seen a setting that stops at 11, most stop at ten so I’d say it means to the max plus one.
Okay, thanks. I guess I am just too old and uncool to be up on references to movies of any sort.
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Thanks, but that sound you heard was the movie reference still flying over this old lady’s head. ‘Sokay, though, as I understood the rest of the article.
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