French Government Denies Report Of "Several Ebola Cases"; Outbreak Accelerates At Fastest Pace Yet

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Last week we noted the 'exponential' nature of the cases (and deaths) from Ebola. This week, according to the latest death and case counts from the WHO - the trend has got exponential-er - with 69 new cases and 52 new deaths in the last 2 days. With health workers dying at a fast clip too, it is little surprise that rumors of an outbreak in France were quickly denied by the government. As FranceTV reports, Patrick Balkany, citing "reliable medical sources" claimed that that "several cases [Ebola] have been reported on the French territory." The Ministry of Health rapidly denied any cases of infection in France.

 

The trend of the outbreak just went even more parabolic...

  • WHO SAYS 69 NEW EBOLA CASES REPORTED IN 4 NATIONS AUG. 7-9
    WHO SAYS 52 DEATHS FROM EBOLA REPORTED IN 4 NATIONS AUG. 7-9

Cases...

 

Deaths...

As FranceTV reports (via Google Translate),

He cites "reliable medical sources" but does not specify which ones. In a statement published on its website, Patrick Balkany says that "several cases [Ebola] have been reported on the French territory. "

 

"So I asked the minister today, in a written question to be published in Official Journal in the coming days, kindly tell me how many cases with Ebola virus have so far been identified in France " , thus commend the deputy mayor of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de- Seine).

Contacted by The Scan of Figaro , elected UMP confirmed his remarks. "The ministry was informed by my sources and it is still curious that we do not have response."

 

The Ministry of Health has also denied any cases of infection in France.

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:05 | 5078939 Stoploss
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This won't interfere with tee time will it?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:18 | 5078999 kaiserhoff
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Nothing has so far.

I think Barry and Moochelle need a few thousand ninas and ninos camping out on the lawn.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:30 | 5079051 hedgeless_horseman
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Ebola killing doctors in bunny suits,

blacks rioting in St Louis,

coup d'etat and then civil war in Ukraine,

war and then coup d'etat in Iraq,

NSA violating the Fourth Amendment,

Argentine sovereign default,

Fukushima pumping radiation in the Pacific,

epic drought in California,

airliners falling out of the sky in droves,

US Army General killed in the 13th year of American occupation of Afghanistan,

US State Dept pulls out of Libya,

Israel killing 100s of civilians in Gaza,

majority of American teens using drugs,

a majority of American adults in debt,

no toilet paper in Venezuela,

etc.

The trend is your friend.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:32 | 5079066 fonzannoon
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If I may condense HH"s post

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWaXbCsh0po

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:35 | 5079085 Cognitive Dissonance
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What? No toilet paper? OMG where's the panic button?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:48 | 5079160 Keyser
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Just google "Bum Gun"...  You'll never go back to TP...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:29 | 5079404 Kirk2NCC1701
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Old trick... Use newspapers when out of TP.
And what a great way to provide Feedback.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:16 | 5079937 MsCreant
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Your ass will be dirtier afterwards given the content of the news...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:36 | 5079094 MFL5591
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And the stock market went up! lol!!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:39 | 5079110 hedgeless_horseman
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:55 | 5079205 kaiserhoff
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Ebola cures looting.

I shouldn't admit it, but I want to see who gets monkey hammered by this thing before I worry about treatment.

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:19 | 5079125 Frank N. Beans
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so what's the problem?

(that's sarc btw)

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:55 | 5080505 BraveSirRobin
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From the CDC web page updated on August 7. It says Ebola may be transmitted via "casual contact" with infected individuals. Oh, and they buried the definition of "casual contact" in a footnote that reads: 
1 Casual contact is defined as a) being within approximately 3 feet (1 meter) or within the room or care area for a prolonged period of time (e.g., healthcare personnel, household members) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., droplet and contact precautions–see Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations); or b) having direct brief contact (e.g., shaking hands) with an EVD case while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., droplet and contact precautions–see Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations). At this time, brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute casual contact.

What they are saying here is that Ebola is airborne. Previously they said it could only be transmitted via direct contact with body fluids of infected people.  No need to panic... in fact nothing at all to see here at all. Move along, move along.
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/case-definition.html
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00 | 5080522 BraveSirRobin
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Oh, and if you are wondering, by way of comparison, CDC defines casual contact for the flu as being within 6 feet of an infected person.

Have a nice day, it may be one of your last.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:46 | 5079156 Dane Bramage
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Pfff. that all you got?  :-/  (sad thing is, it actually is worse... many things to add to the list)

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:21 | 5079680 MsCreant
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Robin Williams is dead, probably suicide. Not that it matters, but I loved that sick fuck. That will go on my list of bad shit. He couldn't hang with it any longer.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:36 | 5079751 thamnosma
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so he hung himself

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:50 | 5079817 MsCreant
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Ass-fix-i-ation as in he drowned in assholes.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:36 | 5080037 TuPhat
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I'm glad he's gone.  The bad news is that now they'll rerun all those awful movies he made.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:44 | 5079784 Kassandra
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Ya, I always thought he would be one of those who would stick around to see how it all turns out..and then make us laugh about it.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:56 | 5079839 WillyGroper
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Got info on BacktoEden.

chat?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:13 | 5079928 MsCreant
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Gave it a try. Will check in and out this eve.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:43 | 5079781 Buck Johnson
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It's over, truly  over.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:26 | 5080666 TheReplacement
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It's just beginning if you thought you were going to live in boring times that get skipped over in history books.  There is a lot of interesting (even if horrible) stuff going to happen and we get to be on the field. 

Good Times Roll

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:24 | 5080661 TheReplacement
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That's just aweful.  No TP for Cornjulio? 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:54 | 5081064 tarsubil
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It's a fallen and broken world.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:18 | 5079001 SafelyGraze
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from 10 deaths per day on day 100, to 20 deaths per day on day 130

number of deaths per day doubling in 30 days

that is no real problem, because in another 30 days we're only talking about, like, 40 deaths per day

which is not a big deal

and a month later, only 80 deaths per day

again, nothing to be concerned about

hugs,
the exponential function society of america

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:22 | 5079021 Anarchy 99
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actually if it doubles every 30 days we (humanity) have about 24 months left.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:28 | 5079045 knukles
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Solution?
Party like there's no tomorrow!  Just in time for peak of Empire, no less!
Booyah

BTFD!
Buy the fucking death

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:00 | 5079238 kaiserhoff
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Now that's the spirit, and don't worry about water.  Switch to bourbon and ginger like I did...,

oh ice.   Never mind.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:07 | 5080190 WillyGroper
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Wrap your head around this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sVLCYMezi0

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:27 | 5079047 cougar_w
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I was sitting here waiting for someone to finally do the math.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:37 | 5079097 knukles
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cougs, you're more patient than me.  I'd done the math and was just waiting for it to get here.  yawn  cough  sneeze....

 

get it?   patient... hah ha ha ha

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:37 | 5079100 Cognitive Dissonance
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I was going to help, but I ran out of fingers and toes on day one.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:02 | 5079253 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Trying to teach kids to count in a lepper colony can be a real bitch. Amazed there haven't been any Ebola jokes. What did the mayor do when his township was infected with Ebola? He saw red.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:04 | 5079280 0b1knob
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A man returns from Africa feeling very ill. He visits his doctor, who immediately rushes the guy to the intensive care unit at the local hospital. The man wakes up to the ringing of a telephone and answers it. “We’ve received the results from your tests,” says the doctor on the other end of the line. “Bad news—you have Ebola.” “Oh, my God,” cries the man. “Doc! What am I going to do?” “Don’t worry. First, we’re going to put you on a diet of pizza, pancakes, and pita bread,” says the doctor. “Will that cure me?” “No, but it’s the only food we’ll be able to get under the door.”

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:25 | 5079697 BringOnTheAsteroid
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what's the difference between Ebola and a $10.00 hooker? Ebola will finish you off.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:06 | 5079288 knukles
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OK, OK...

A man returns from Africa feeling very ill. He visits his doctor, who immediately rushes the guy to the intensive care unit at the local hospital. The man wakes up to the ringing of a telephone and answers it. “We’ve received the results from your tests,” says the doctor on the other end of the line. “Bad news—you have Ebola.” “Oh, my God,” cries the man. “Doc! What am I going to do?” “Don’t worry. First, we’re going to put you on a diet of pizza, pancakes, and pita bread,” says the doctor. “Will that cure me?” “No, but it’s the only food we’ll be able to get under the door.”

                -ebaumsworld

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:08 | 5079303 fonzannoon
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"A man returns from Africa feeling very ill. He visits his doctor, who immediately rushes the guy to the intensive care unit at the local hospital." He does not wake up.
 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:30 | 5079406 Tall Tom
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Not only he does not wake up but neither does the rest of the Brain Dead in the country.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:19 | 5079673 Enceladus
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Or : "A man returns from Africa feeling very ill. He visits his doctor, who immediately rushes the guy to the intensive care unit at the local hospital." He only wakes up long enough to pull out all of his Iv's etc. and urinate all over his care givers. I love that joke!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:19 | 5079676 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Fuck that was funny, but I'm still trying to figure out why. Nearly spat my coffee over the keyboard. 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:36 | 5079098 Headbanger
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Yeah but eventually it will become moar of an asymptotic function as it reaches its maximum infection rate due to thinning a finite population

So it's better to chart it as a geometric function on a logarithmic scale.

And propeller heads please chime in!

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:40 | 5079113 knukles
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We're talkin' about mass death you you're rattling on about graphs?
The End of Days and we're talking what color Crayons to bring to the Pyres!
Jesus....

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:42 | 5079132 Headbanger
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Yep.

And don't color outside the lines this time!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:50 | 5079179 SilverRhino
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Cornflower MUST be on the power point charts.  

So it can match my tie. 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:03 | 5079583 cougar_w
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Geometric is appropriate. Except that nobody outside a physics classroom understands what a log scale is.

We need a new scale for public consumption that helps people understand how some mathematical functions simply scare the fuck out of experts who do understand a log scale.  I propose we standardize on a "WTF-OMG" scale for these sorts of things. The initial scale value is "zero" and there is only one other value on the scale, and that value is "Oh-my-fucking-god-why-me-why-do-i-have-to-die-Im-too-young-I-hate-you-God-you-uncaring-sadistic-sonofabitch-mommy-help-me". Everyone will understand that if the line ever leaves the zero-axis -- even a little -- it is the end of the mu'fucking world, niggaz.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:21 | 5079683 Enceladus
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Your assuming the numbers are accurate, which they are not. CDC says multiply all of them by a factor or 2X to 4X. for a more accurate idea of the numbers.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:40 | 5079769 thamnosma
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Well then the question is at what population level does it asymptote?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:26 | 5079995 g speed
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when survivors can only infect other survivors

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