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Fear, cash shortages hinder fight against Ebola outbreak
Reuters ^ | 7-2-14 | KWASI KPODO

Posted on 07/02/2014 6:30:00 PM PDT by dynachrome

West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday.

The outbreak has killed 467 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). snipJeremy Farrar, a professor of tropical medicine and director of The Wellcome Trust, an influential global health charity, said people at high risk should also be offered experimental medicines, despite the drugs not having been fully tested.

"We have more than 450 deaths so far, and not a single individual has been offered anything beyond tepid sponging and 'we'll bury you nicely'," Farrar told Reuters in an interview. "It's just unacceptable."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; ebola; plague
Not good.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 6:30:00 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: null and void

Bring out yer ebola dead ping.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 6:30:48 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome
On the one hand, I do not support euthanasia.
On the other hand, I think dying people should be given experimental drugs, if they are willing.

I see no contradiction.

What I find bizarre is that we withhold medicine from dying people because -- "Who knows? It might make them sick!"

3 posted on 07/02/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: dynachrome

Is this something we can blame on George W. Bush


4 posted on 07/02/2014 6:42:19 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: All

Hope they are not loading the bodies onto MAL 370....


5 posted on 07/02/2014 6:43:55 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: dynachrome

Hmm, did they let the virus loose in order for the US to write them a check?


6 posted on 07/02/2014 6:48:52 PM PDT by bgill
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To: dynachrome

One positive note even amongst something so tragic.

Obama couldn’t arrange to have them placed on top of railway cars and offloaded on to our side of the border.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 6:51:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: dynachrome

nukem from orbit


8 posted on 07/02/2014 6:52:44 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: oldbrowser

Oh, my. Where did you say you got your shot for that?


9 posted on 07/02/2014 6:54:29 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Maine Mariner
One died from Mad cow disease and Bush took all the heat for it from every MSM
outlet on the planet. 400+ from Ebola? Bah, no big deal.
10 posted on 07/02/2014 6:55:48 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I firmly agree with you and Farrar. Holding these drugs back is cruel and show an incredible level of unnecessary protections for the drug industry. If it’s not going to work, how better to find out.


11 posted on 07/02/2014 6:56:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: MaxMax

Yes I remember that now.


12 posted on 07/02/2014 6:56:32 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner
This is beyond epidemic, this just may be the beginning of the population reduction.
It will not start here, but it will end here.
13 posted on 07/02/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: dynachrome

Perhaps a Malthusian wringer.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 7:05:47 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: dynachrome; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
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...

15 posted on 07/02/2014 7:23:08 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: JimSEA

Until you can guarantee immunity from liability, I do not blame the pharmas one iota!


16 posted on 07/02/2014 7:28:49 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: dynachrome; Kartographer; null and void

If the airports in these countries are still open, THEY’RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT!


17 posted on 07/02/2014 7:31:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: dynachrome
Coming soon, via a DHS chartered flight from the Mexican border, to every state in the USA!
18 posted on 07/02/2014 7:45:44 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: DoughtyOne
You error in underestimating the POTUS.
19 posted on 07/02/2014 7:48:41 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: sarasmom

LOL, caught me...


20 posted on 07/02/2014 8:01:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: dynachrome

Just received my copy of Richard Preston’s “The Hot Zone”. I will finish reading it this time. Tried reading it in 1994 but it scared me so much, I put it down and never went back. The descriptions of the disease and what it does to the human body is truly terrifying.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: dynachrome

Tepid sponging?


22 posted on 07/02/2014 8:38:58 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: MaxMax

Yes, I fear you are correct. Progressives’ WWI dreams all over again....


23 posted on 07/03/2014 4:07:40 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red
WW1 IMO was started from ego's clashing and one upsmanship from the leaders.
What a complete and utterly evil waste of human life. It was the same
type of people who are now wanting a population reduction, and they are
placing themselves in power positions to achieve that goal. They are both the same
and most Libs in denial are culprits in bringing another war like that into our world.

From then the spread of Nationalism, to now, Progressivism. Same thing as old style
Communism of the Soviet Union. AKA, Stalinism-Bolshevism, as they worship both as a religion.

The problems and frustration of bringing WW1 to American shores is our Constitution and pond.
The one very document holding back the tyrants is one damn piece of paper.
Liberals have never wanted a Utopia, it's a smoke screen, a lie to achieve
their totalitarian goal of destroying Freedom. They also believe that
they will be spared.

24 posted on 07/03/2014 9:55:33 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

There were people back then who identified themselves as progressives. And some of them absolutely wanted WWI and believed it was necessary to “cleanse” the world.

Of course, among the men who died needlessly were many brave and valiant men, the flower of American and British manhood.
The vile manipulators calling for conflict were not the ones who suffered in those trenches.

I see the same sort of micreants now shouting from the rooftops for war, but neither they nor their sons nor grandsons will not be the ones who lay down their lives.

If I did not have my religious faith, I would be so despondent right now.


25 posted on 07/03/2014 2:02:04 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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