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WHO Worker Ebola Infections Mount: Sierra Leone Lab Shut, Senegal Doctor Flown To Hamburg

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There is reason to be concerned "about whether the proposed resources would be adequate," warns a Harvard professor as the World Health Organization 'battle strategy' draft calls for more than $430 million to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control. This morning we hear of yet another health worker infected - and being flown home to Hamburg for treatment from Sengal and the WHO has shut a lab in Sierra Leone after health workers became infected. A glimpse at the following 3 charts should have the entire world throwing money at at them...

 

As Bloomberg reports,

More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization’s battle strategy.

The plan sets a goal of reversing the trend in new cases within two months, and stopping all transmission in six to nine months. It requires funding by governments, development banks, the private sector and in-kind contributions, according to the document obtained by Bloomberg News.

 

...

 

There is reason to be concerned “about whether the proposed resources would be adequate,” said Barry Bloom, a public health professor at Harvard University who also questioned whether the funds would be made available fast enough, and whether the organization’s latest plan “would ensure the expertise from WHO that is needed.”

 

The WHO plans to publish the plan by the end of this week at the earliest and details may change, said Fadela Chaib, a spokeswoman for the Geneva-based agency. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon this month appointed health crisis expert David Nabarro to coordinate the UN response.

Previous outbreaks pale in significance...

 

and it is getting worse very fast...

Charts: Bloomberg, WHO, and Ecologically Oriented

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And it gets worse - WHO shuts Sierra Leone Lab...

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease

 

The WHO said it had withdrawn staff from the laboratory testing for Ebola at Kailahun -- one of only two in Sierra Leone -- after a Senegalese epidemiologist was infected with Ebola.

 

"It's a temporary measure to take care of the welfare of our remaining workers," WHO spokesperson Christy Feig said, without specifying how long the measure would last. "After our assessment, they will return."

And another WHO health worker is sick (and being flown home to Hamburg)

An employee of the World Health Organization (WHO) who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the German city of Hamburg for treatment, a spokesman for the city said.

 

Rico Schmidt, spokesman for the Hamburg Health Senate, said the patient would arrive later on Wednesday and be treated at Hamburg university clinic's tropical medicine institute. The WHO in Geneva said the patient was a Senegalese epidemiologist.

 

One of the deadliest diseases known to man, Ebola is transmitted by contact with body fluids and the current outbreak has killed at least 120 healthcare workers.

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We leave it to the WHO to conclude:

It’s not “a
question of incompetence or complacency,” according to Morrison, who
said the WHO should be able to raise the money needed. “It’s the fact we’re catching up with the unknown, and it’s way ahead of us.”

 

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:59 | 5148600 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Importing the plague to Germany next. Why not fly them to Atlanta and them compassionate folks over at the CDC since the precedent was already set for irresponsibiilty.

Yep this is going to be an interesting day...

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:59 | 5148610 Tao 4 the Show
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And the money is to pay emergency workers? Kind of like the disposable Chernobyl workers?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:11 | 5148653 TerminalDebt
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It’s not “a
question of incompetence or complacency,” according to Morrison, who
said the WHO should be able to raise the money needed.“It’s the fact we’re catching up with the unknown, and it’s way ahead of us.”

 

 

So it's airbourne and you're pretending that fact is unknown then?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:19 | 5148689 Joe Davola
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Here, how about we just close the borders!

Make the $425 million check out to your truly.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:24 | 5148715 sunaJ
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Here is a good tool for monitoring the Ebola outbreak, as well as any infectious disease:

www.healthmap.org

 

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:30 | 5148737 Vampyroteuthis ...
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The management at the WHO must be getting a hard on. Please! Send us $450 million. As they talk on the side "like we can fix this problem he he he"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:49 | 5148824 TerminalDebt
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Why no update on the spread in almost a week?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:43 | 5149333 Urban Roman
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Because like Fukushima, it is still spreading.

Therefore, not news. same-o same-o ...

Haha, $430 million? Under control? There is no control. And what a splendid idea, by the way -- fly infected persons about from one continent to another.

Something something, agenda 21 nwo bilderberg guidestone population something. ... Darwin!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:20 | 5149490 Publicus
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First the superbugs, now Ebola, nature is scoring victory after victory.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:16 | 5150179 buyingsterling
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WHO workers are getting it. Good thing it's not airborne, or even the ones who protect themselves well will get it, as opposed to these trained Europeans who can't seem to get the precautions right.

 

Anyone still arguing that this isn't airborne is clearly wrong.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:42 | 5152199 mjcOH1
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"Here, how about we just close the borders!

Make the $425 million check out to your truly."

 

The DNC chairman would like to have a word with you by the 'undocumented Democrat' charter buses.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:54 | 5148844 Hephaestus
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I think they are stunned. You know like tepco. Too terrified to care about some fix it money!

 Ebola does not seem to like cold temps. If I get it and then jump in 40 F water and go hypothermic....will it kill any of the virus inside me? If it did would the blow to my immune system offset any gains made?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:04 | 5149148 SemperFudge
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Not sure buddy. Are you a fruit bat?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:36 | 5149253 Hephaestus
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No I just figure that they will develop the cure over budget and ....behind schedule. So you see im not to keen on waiting for Monsanto to save us. I have zero skills with living things so I was just wondering what we could do environmentally to raise the odds of survival. Will anything help? Im just thowing shit up on the wall.

Getting so drunk the alcohol content kills it, Huge adrenaline bursts, anything like this?  is it possible to bond some metalic mineral to the virus and then kill with microwaves? What is the resonate freq of the virus? What about light sensitivity?

 

The cold theory - If the virus dies at say 60F and a human can survive cold down to 55F. Why not just chill the body? Do it twice to get the blood that was trapped in the heart brain loop the first time. What sparked this question was an old Russian method of heart surgery. They would kill the patient with cold and operate on them dead. Like this

 http://www.dailytech.com/Critical+Patients+in+Boston+Could+be+Frozen+Before+Surgery/article19753.htm

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:07 | 5149330 Hephaestus
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I will not kneel quietly praying that Phizer gives a shit while Ebola walks up to execute me and mine ISIS style. There are smart people here lets see what creative solutions might be found.

 

"Why no update on the spread in almost a week?"  I called WHO human resources and the girl on the phone said this: Some of them died. Some ran away. Some had to be shot to keep them from talking. The remaining scientists are apparently suffering some sort of morale crisis too.  Also she reported that an out of the box type DHS enforcer(I know I know its crazy!) had refused to shoot the guy who was going to save us all. This caused a major rukus inside the main offices. Some delay is due to prima donna spin doctors wanting the place remodeled before they will return to work and tell us all whats going on.

/sarc

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:10 | 5149446 downthehatch
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yes a tremendous cure, in fact during the middle ages circa 1347 to 1355, the entire european population

decided to cure themselves of the plague by jumping in the North Sea during winter, it worked quite well

and only about half the population of Europe died, wow don't you love medical advances

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:19 | 5149487 Hephaestus
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So the difference between dying of the plauge then and now is what? These "advances" have what to offer? Those fucking idiots are flying the shit to you! THANKS MEDICAL ADVANCES!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:24 | 5149514 Publicus
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There are no medical advances being made against death. The case fatality rates remains at 100%.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:41 | 5149585 Hephaestus
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Also I strongly suspect the people jumping in the North Sea during that long ago winter where trying to get away from their doctors.  These quacks had told everyone that snorting infected blood offered protection. It was a medical advance you see.....

And no virus has ever been cured. The cure rate remains at 0%

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5149716 Publicus
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There is no profit in cure.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:40 | 5148778 MalteseFalcon
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I'd certainly like to see a map of the minor outbreaks in places outside of Africa.

On the bright side, maybe Ebola will wipe out WHO.  I think WHO's upper management should consider an on-site fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone.  Don't forget your masks and gloves!!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:56 | 5148854 SilverDOG
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Everybody stop bitchin'.

Go buy NANOSILVER for yourself and "loved ones" s/-when needed.

DOD test showed nanosilver destroys EEEBBOOOwwLLLaaahh.

Not colloidal silver NANO.

Sit back if and when it come to spreading amongst US and sip away.

There will be plenty of water, food, housing, and money.

Nobody will want the money... they'll be dead ! 

Of course that is if... if an outbreak occurs at all.

WW3 is breaking out right now. 

Death and um ummm death.

Great choices.

Move along now.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:23 | 5148960 rum_runner
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Who needs ebola when you're already stark raving mad.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:13 | 5149465 downthehatch
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ww111 is not breaking out right now thank you, dont panic the natives ffs

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:10 | 5149116 New World Chaos
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Fuck the WHO.  We need the equivalent of enenews.com.  Has such a site emerged yet?  (healthmap is a neat approach, a lot of news to be had, though the main news page seems propaganda-ish.)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14 | 5148928 sushi
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The www.healthmap.org map is interesting. In addition to the "Big Three" of Sierra Leone, Guninea, and Liberia it also indicates Ebola is present and reported in all of the following countries:

 

Senegal

Cote d'Ivorie

Ghana

Togo

Nigeria

Sao Tome and Principe

Gabon

Central African Republic

Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uganda

Angola

Tanzania

 

If accurate this means the disease has spread from west to East Africa. Given that none of these nations are known for the quality of local healthcare and lack of basic needs such as clean drinking water, proper sanitation not to mention the problems due to overcrowding and poverty it looks like this is quickly moving toward pandemic if not already at that point.

Given the long incubation period and the lowered lethality of the strain in this outbreak the health implications are significant. Not to mention that the greater the number of persons exposed, the greater the opportunity for the virus to mutate into and even more dangerous form. Time to dig out the Duct-tape, visqueen, and the case of single malt.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:37 | 5149018 Lux Fiat
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It is a news aggregation map - i.e. the dot in Russia is from a Russian news source where the story mentions ebola.  Very interesting, as there were dots in countries indicating potential cases (which have fortunately not panned out) that I was not aware of, such as Vietnam.  In many cases, it is just a story on ebola, versus about a local instance (suspected or otherwise) of the disease.  Still, a very interesting way to map and display the data.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:35 | 5150735 MalteseFalcon
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Are they taking Cipro at the White House, yet?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:44 | 5152212 mjcOH1
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Remember Reagan's jelly bean jar?  

Those aren't jelly beans anymore.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:18 | 5148943 oklaboy
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excellent link, thank you

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:20 | 5148698 GetZeeGold
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Idea......insteal of flying victims all over the world. Let's just keep them there...and fly drugs to them.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:56 | 5148847 Never One Roach
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They're going to lock you up in the closet if you keep talking common sense like that.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:45 | 5149055 tonyw
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Agree, keep them there, shut the borders of Africa completely.

If ebola is through contact with boby fluids how come these lab workers with their biological suits are getting infected?


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:30 | 5149552 Herd Redirectio...
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When watching Armageddon, my first thought was "Surely some astronauts can be taught some drilling?" (versus teaching riggers to become astronauts)

Same thing here.  Our society has loves a crisis, thats the only answer I can come up with.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:02 | 5148875 Dr Strangemember
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So when do we start shorting Airlines and Cruise companies?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:27 | 5151051 steelhead23
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TD - So it's airbourne and you're pretending that fact is unknown then?

I suspect they are trying to discern whether or not this is true.  I would hope that they are using the precautionary principal and are assuming it is true until it is proved that it isn't - beyond a shado of doubt.  I think it is rational to assume that of the 120 healthcare workers who have contracted the disease, most were practicing proper precautions.  Hence, the possibility that this very nasty bit of RNA has evolved to have a broader set of mechanisms of transmission than has been assumed to date.  I very much hope I am wrong.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:14 | 5149468 WillyGroper
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Chernobyl workers>>>>>boron.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:00 | 5148611 junction
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The sound of clattering hooves, in the distance the Four Horsemen.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:11 | 5148654 willwork4food
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That's just the sound of the Budweiser Clydesdales bringing high quality beer to a town near you.

You worry too much.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:25 | 5148727 gtb
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High quality?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:12 | 5148922 MsCreant
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The horses drink the good beer themselves and sell us their piss.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:32 | 5149004 LFMayor
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true dat!  Rice-based popskull will split your gourd the next day!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:01 | 5149132 Pickleton
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High quality, but low in flavor

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:45 | 5149056 Dr Strangemember
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Mmmmmmm, All-U-Can-Eat Salad, errrr ummmmm, ebola Bar!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:15 | 5148675 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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It is no mistake Kerry was cast to be one of the horsemen in this Luciferian production of the end of times for petrodollar.

If I was the Germans I wouldn't let him anywhere near their country at this point because we know what follows everytime he shows up....

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:37 | 5149589 WillyGroper
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:06 | 5148644 Tenshin Headache
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Don't forget Canada. That's where the 3 WHO lab workers who are being repatriated are from.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:16 | 5148685 BandGap
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Map looks like something you see in the War Room at the Pentagon.

Just another form of a slow moving mushroom cloud.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:04 | 5150568 RmcAZ
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Mr. Yellen should be able to print our way to an Ebola cure. All else fails, throw dollars at the problem.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:58 | 5148602 Brazen Heist
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An epidemic is when we are losing the war against the bugs, a pandemic is when we have lost the war. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:00 | 5148605 highly debtful
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As I was reading this article, my eye caught an ad on this very same page by AfroIntroductions.com, a site which enables the bachelors amongst us to meet lovely African ladies. Bit ironic, no?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:23 | 5148701 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Not if you understand the ad providers are compromised and are part of the propaganda machine. You people need to start paying attention instead of paying attention. They are having a laugh at your expense.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:41 | 5148785 kumquatsunite
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Oh yeah! But you don't need to go to Africa...the Minnesota Dept of Health notes that the 30,000 Liberians in Minnesota (aka you bad white people Need to have your community diversified!) has 146 Liberians who have HIV. 33 had HIV when they arrived on our shores. 

This doesn't count (according to Minnesotta Dept of Health) the rampant "with poor community leadership have struggled to contain rising HIV infections and other sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis and chlamydia." Odd isn't it, ya have to go to overseas newspapers to get this kind ofinformation.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:13 | 5148927 Azannoth
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Any White person who gets in bed with a Black person deserves to get HIV/Ebola/Marburg/Malaria/Hemoroids all at the same time.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:29 | 5148986 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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They need to give you a prime time slot on fox news....

Once you go black you never go back.

Once you go white your pussy always stays tight.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:21 | 5149223 V in PA
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Where I grew up the saying was "Once you go black, don't come back".

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:59 | 5148606 HUGE_Gamma
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$430m .. a small one day POMO

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:05 | 5148641 Tenshin Headache
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or 5% of the $85 billion/month that was the rate not too long ago.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:54 | 5148840 Al Huxley
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No, .5% - which I just point out because it helps make clear the true obscenity that 85 billiion/MONTH in free play money to the bankers really is.  Collectively I think we lose touch with the numbers once they get that big, and lose sight of how much money is being GIVEN to the people running this whole show.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:00 | 5148609 Sudden Debt
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There goes Africa...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:02 | 5148619 LawsofPhysics
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"goes"?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:00 | 5148617 Tenshin Headache
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WHO is a bit slow on the latest Ebola update ... the last one was last Friday. This may be related to the laboratory infection(s) ... or the news may be quite bad. Accurately counting cases and deaths remains a challenge.

Also Reuters is reporting that the government of France has asked its citizens *and Air France* to stay out of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/27/us-health-ebola-france-idUSKBN...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:15 | 5148677 Cthonic
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In the past during the current outbreak, updates have taken up to eight or nine days to appear.  Really wish they'd focus less on perception management and post a live feed of incoming data. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:26 | 5148970 MsCreant
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Live feed with names, dob, dod, location found dead. 

Have another one for bodies that are not IDed that have tested + for ebola. Include location and link to picture of the body.

Have another one for bodies that are not IDed that you susupect have ebola but you don't know for sure.  Include location and link to picture of the body.

Have another one for people with names, dob, dod, locations found dead, who died of other illnesses that could not be treated because the health care facility was over run taking care of the needs of the ebola victims. 

Have another one for the bodies that are not IDed that you know died of other illnesses that could not be treated becaus the health care facility was over run taking care of the needs of ebola victims.  Include location and link to picture of the body.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:31 | 5148997 LFMayor
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That's a great point... sorta hard to get positive ID off a red mud-puddle, unless their drivers license is floating in it.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:54 | 5149371 Urban Roman
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Great idea for a crowdsource project. WikiBola.

Now to find nerds willing to get out there and take pictures and try to ID the bodies...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:25 | 5148724 vegan
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Ya know it's bad when they stop counting the bodies.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:03 | 5148777 New World Chaos
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They're still trying to figure out how to spin the Congo outbreak.  They can't be seen as covering up the fact that it's airborne and spreading in additional countries.  Panic would be bad for the economy!  So I guess if the virus spreads in the dark until it's way past unstoppable, and then people don't listen to sound advice because all trust is lost, then the resulting mayhem and death would be GOOD for the economy?  Krugman would probably agree.

Edit:  They would see Africa's economy as too small to care about.  So there must be more sinister motives.  Think depopulation, ensuring there is an excuse for the inevitable worldwide financial collapse, and giving Westerners less time to prep.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:24 | 5148966 shovelhead
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It doesn't need to be airborne when being aerosolized will do.

A good sneeze shoots saliva and mucus particles 30'.

Mr.Sierra Leone gets off a tramp steamer in NYC and hits the subway.

Most hospitals are equipped to isolate 2-3 patients. That's after they find out it's not flu. That's where exposed Dr.s and nurses are going to go. The CDC study the shit, they don't PROTECT anybody unless they have a vaccine that can be rushed into production.

Always one or two steps behind.

This could get ugly very fast.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:02 | 5148620 sushi
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What, me worry?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:03 | 5148624 IridiumRebel
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Flying people to other countries is stupid. Set up a fucking lab there with resources and protection and STOP TRANSPORTING INFECTED PEOPLE.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:05 | 5148639 youngman
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You dont get it...they have built these very expensive chambers to handle this kind of disease..or so they think..and they need to use them to make the millions in costs seem a good buy.....Its a feather in a Doctors cap to be one of these specialists....and they like to show off too...

 

 and be treated at Hamburg university clinic's tropical medicine institute

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:30 | 5148736 Old Man River
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Depopulation

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:37 | 5148766 GetZeeGold
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Bill Gates has a plan to do that with vaccines.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:03 | 5148878 Old Man River
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Yeah but that's just not efficient enough.

TPTB wish to cull those from the future utopia who cannot pay for or get access to the miracle anti-serum.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:33 | 5150321 buyingsterling
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He's a globalist, but his quote about vaccines reducing population is taken totally out of context. He may well be killing people with vaccines, but his statement was about preventing childhood deaths, which tends to reduce family size.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:21 | 5148706 Terp
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But how is the virus supposed to come to Europe then? The incubation period is too short for a trip to Lampedusa.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:49 | 5149068 GetZeeGold
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28 days in doggy years is how long?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:52 | 5149653 tenpanhandle
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yesterday.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:05 | 5148891 rwe2late
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IridiumRebel,

I believe they have had the labs there since BEFORE the recent outbreak.

The research program, occurring in Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, and Liberia—said to be the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak—has the announced purpose, among others, of detecting the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/what-are-us-biological-warfare-researchers-...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:02 | 5148626 youngman
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Its going to ruin their tourist trade....ooops...they really dont have any...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:23 | 5148959 dvfco
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The term 'trade' could be a tad be ethnically inappropriate in light of European and N.American 'trade' in the area.

If you were thinking of rum and sugar as part of the trade, that's rough.  Otherwise, tourism generally isn't run like an exchange program.

I'm kind of messing around, but as we note with every action Obama takes (namely playing golf daily), the 'optics' aren't too good.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:49 | 5149355 Urban Roman
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It's all done by email now. Much cleaner that way.

I am a Nigerian prince, and just embezzled $430 milion from the WHO. I need to borrow your bank account to stash it out of Africa...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:03 | 5148629 redbird
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Got milk ?

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:06 | 5148645 Brazen Heist
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Imagine all the Nigerian  Ebola "vaccine" scams that will be coming out of this!

Somebody, somewhere in Lagos is thinking about it right now.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:01 | 5150060 forensicator
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So, I've started spamming Nigerian email addresses with this:

Have 50 boxes of ZMapp experimental Ebola vaccine. Need to send to you. Please send deeds and all legal documents for your property to me so I know where to send them.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:11 | 5148656 Snoopy the Economist
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$430M is but a small percentage of the banksters' yearly bonuses. The longer they wait to throw real resources at this then the cost will grow as exponentially as the cases in those charts.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:15 | 5148679 Snoopy the Economist
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Then again, they could just continue to try to manage it with isolating borders and bullets - bullets are relatively cheap - but I doubt isolation will be 100% effective - unless of course they go all in with bullets.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:14 | 5148674 nakki
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It's always about more funding.  I wonder how they come up with $430 million and "WHO'S" pockets that goes into?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:19 | 5148690 Cthonic
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This is substantially larger than the WHO's previous plan.  And if it is an honest plan, the bureaucratic load should fall dramatically as a percentage of outlays.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:18 | 5148687 justmy2cents
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I'm confused!

"EBOLA transmitted by bodily fluids" - is this a round about way of saying it's really airbourne - because the saliva/puke/snot that comes out of ones face when sneezing if inhaled or going in eyes/ears by someone else is surely transmitting bodily fluids?

No wonder so many health workers are dropping like flys.

Scary.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:24 | 5148717 Cthonic
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Don't forget sweat, fomite transmission, and potential insect vectors (flies).

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:33 | 5148750 Lost_River
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The party line from the experts has been that the victim has to be exhibiting symptoms in order for ebola to be contagious.  Wouldn't the evidence indicate they're wrong about that? Doesn't the number of dead health care workers indicate that they are triaging contagious people without symptoms?

Also, is it possible that a person with natural immunity could still be a vector?

I hope you people who understand this, and there appears to be a number of you here, would advise your brothers and sisters on ZH when it might make sense to bug out.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:25 | 5148975 sushi
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The other point that needs clarification is the case of viral droplets on external surfaces.

My understanding of this is that bodily fluids with viral content can land on an external surface and the fluid componet can dry out living an inert viral film. If you then touch this contaminated surface with a damp palm the virus is reactiviated and able to infect.

Apparently this is a characteristic of virii. They can desiccate and then reactivate in the presence of moisture. Needs Miffed, Parrottile,  or someone else knowledgeble to clarify this point.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:11 | 5150138 forensicator
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:43 | 5148767 justmy2cents
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Edited previous post: You are right my friend it is time for all involved to be extra careful.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:04 | 5150080 forensicator
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and dont forget about bedbugs.....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:21 | 5148688 ASACJon
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Eventually Ebola is going to break out of containment in Europe or North America with this insane new policy of literally importing plague to uninfected zones.

Notice that the so-called free world is not airdropping supplies to the clinics in Africa. No, they are instead brining Ebola on our shores directly with this false compassion narrative.

Certain powers think they can study this new strain for who know what psychotic ends. Truly, people have lost their minds to be doing this.

But hey, Obama appointed a woman who can't fly a plane to be General of the Pacific theater and the GOP is down with that (and bombing Assad, who is fighting the cannibals that obama/mccain supported) so should we be surprised that they are suicidal? 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:41 | 5148788 Cthonic
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 "Certain powers think they can study this new strain for who know what psychotic ends."

Almost all G7 countries have bioweapon defense complexes.  They not only think they can study this strain, they are studying this strain.  These extractions aren't about treatment, they are for comprehensive vital parameter collection from live cases.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:47 | 5152017 SweetDoug
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It's like a world pissing contest to show the other countries that 'they' can handle ebola.

 

They can't.

 

It's gonna get out.

 

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V-V

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:19 | 5148693 Last of the Mid...
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Yup, I'm thinking some german pharmaceutical firm needed some samples to try and develop a vaccine. Gotta be some way to make money in ebola.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:21 | 5148695 Laddie
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Why aren't they shipping them to China or Korea or Japan, they have modern health care facilities and the Asians are supposed to be so much more intelligent than Whites. How about all those geniuses in Israel maybe they could take some of these Ebola refugees in?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:21 | 5148705 kumquatsunite
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Tom Frieden, the current head of the CDC may be the stupidest person on the planet. Wait, no Oboma is. Wait, no...stick to the Ebola subject. 

OK. The CDC apparently believes that this is the 21st century and we use a "gentler" approach to these things. What is wrong with Ebola? Does it not understand that we Don't Do Things Like This anymore?!

News (on the radio) this morning said that more than 240 healthcare workers in Africa have died from Ebola. IF that is correct, this would mean about 20% of the deaths are healthcare workers. Think it was The Hot Zone (book on contagious diseases like Ebola) that pointed out that ONE of the primary difficulties with Ebola is that it kills the healthcare workers. AT what point do healthcare workers say, "Hell to the no." (Nod to Whitney Houston)

And if you watch the Dustin Hoffman movie Outbreak (just watched it again) Ebola is the Top Level security contagion (along with a couple others) in the movie. It is Only handled with complete suiting up, including air hoses, behind multiple layers of doors and dousing down. These countries do not have fresh running water. 

Frieden the Idiot (now his official name), like Oboma, seems to think his tepid little responses to Ebola will work. As in, I'm from the Oboma administration and I command you to stop being infectious!

Meanwhile, the missionary doc who recovered with ZMapp Kent Brantley is "recovered and cured" BUT the news says he shouldn't have sex for two months because he could "possibly" transmit it. Did the definition of cured change?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:43 | 5148798 Thanatos
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One "Cure" out of how many that got the drug?

less than 3 weeks after becoming symtomatic the "Cured" is out and having photo-ops hugging and kissing politicos and beaurocrats?

Something is WRONG with that picture...

Lessee... Bloomberg (who has no agenda and always tells it true) wants me to be very scared of this scary scary bug...

It's so scary that they need to import it into this country, but they will keep me safe as it will be contained.

As I noted in a tread yesterday, ebloa stays in your system for up to 6 months after infection. Specifically in semen and other mucosal fluids.

This guy prolly didn't have ebola (if the "outbreak" actually exists) and was brought back before infection with a cover story to save face...

More likely, considering the theme/meme of the last several years being pan-afican destabilization and mobilzation for the coming big resource grab: this outbreak is fake and designed to de-stabilze governments that aren't worth invading, but need to be put under western/globalist control before China gets their precious coltan, etc... Wait until the GIANT IMF loans start flowing... Then you'll see what this is really all about.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:34 | 5148755 q99x2
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CIA using it to depopulate and control at this point. The real problems arise when Ebola overwelms the health system and services shut down because of it. Another thing is how easy it is to transport to locations at will.

Nope there aren't precautions being taken in the US as far as I know. Instead they open borders so that anyone can bring as much of that crap in as they chose to. It is probably very easy to obtain.

Seems to be part of the asymetrical warfare declared on the United States of America, as well as Africa, by Washington D.C.

Who knows what is realy going on but with all the predictive programming on TV about viruses, The Strain, The Last Ship, Zombies it is likely a CIA operation. Anyone notice Rockefeller is retiring from the Senate. Time to head for the hills.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:51 | 5149059 Amagnonx
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You say they are not prepared in the US, completely false - FEMA have millions of plastic coffins prepared.

 

Not much of a joke really, I have a bad feeling that this might not be a false threat like swine flu - this might actually be the real thing. Perhaps ;part of the swine flu thing was to get people to be complacent - also there were rumors the swine flu vaccine impaired the immune system.

To me it looks like it is airborne - thats just based on how people seem to be getting infected.

I think it should be treated as a credible threat until proven otherwise.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:34 | 5148758 clade7
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It appears ZMAPP only works on whites... Ebola is a plague of ethnic proportions?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:16 | 5148939 Citxmech
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So far, 4 folks were treated with it - and 2 survived for a 50% survival rate.

Extra credit for anybody who can tell us the mortality rate of this strain of Ebola. . . 

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:41 | 5148783 p00k1e
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It seems light skinned folks get cured while dark skin folks don’t. 

Is Ebola an African-Earthling disease??? 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:56 | 5148849 smacker
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WHO are still lying.

The notion that all these people became infected by physical contact with body fluids is incredulous. WHO need to come clean and admit that Ebola can live outside of the body and outside of body fluids. IOW: it can be an airborne virus. Even if it only lives for a short time outside of the body, that's enough for it to spread and infect others.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:52 | 5149360 smacker
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That's great. Lots of technical documents to wade thru.

When you turn on the TV/Radio they keep repeating with great clarity that "Ebola is spread by contact wth body fluids". This is patently wrong for the reasons you and exi1ed0ne say.

WHO should issue a clear public statement of clarification on the subject. Why? Because the truth is it can be contracted on crowded public transport and in public buildings, shops etc etc.

But it won't happen, risk of public panic is too great.

Do I smell a conspiracy of silence?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:12 | 5149178 exi1ed0ne
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They DO make the disclaimer that physical contact includes anyone within 3 feet.  Gotta manage the words, so always read the fine print.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:02 | 5150068 Joebloinvestor
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CDC does, WHO does not.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:57 | 5148855 Oil_City_News
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A man in my community works for an oil company in Nigeria. They are inside of a fenced in compound but land at the airport then drive to the job, he told me about two years ago about a dead body that layed in a ditch during his 6 week stay, nobody did anything...yikes!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:03 | 5148882 samsara
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:45 | 5149054 p00k1e
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Thanks for the linky. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:01 | 5148865 orangegeek
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WHO, UN, UNESCO, etc - all UN crap which is socialist speak for euro-trash agenda (steal from the world and bring it home cheap to perpuate our failed socialist infrastructure)

 

Seeing europe collapse financially will hopefully end these organizations.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00 | 5148870 russwinter
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Liberia's West Point Slum: Ebola Pandemic Ready to Erupt

http://winteractionables.com/?p=14031

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:05 | 5148890 damicol
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Current jungle bunnies population projections put 60 % of the worlds population at 2050 being black

 This also will dilute world IQ by up to 25 points more than already diluted  leaving world average at IQ 71

Something needed to be done

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:25 | 5148971 Azannoth
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See the problem with this calculation is that 100 IQ pts. is the current/constant average! so it will always be 100 no matter how dumb we get

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:39 | 5149937 damicol
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I see, that will explain it then.

I suppose that applies to monkeys too so all monkeys have average IQ of 100.

Now I understand why they say Obummer is about average intelligence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:44 | 5149049 Cthonic
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Is this Bill Gates' bridge partner?  Or just play too much Mass Effect?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:09 | 5148907 p00k1e
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I dunno

Ebola - What You're Not Being Told [UPDATED August 13th]

http://scgnews.com/ebola-what-youre-not-being-told

 

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:20 | 5148950 Ghostdog
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"Im Paul Krugman and I approve of the boner I have"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:23 | 5148963 Azannoth
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Ebola is soooo Racist! it only kills Black people!.. hmm I know how to fix this .. lets bring some of the infected to White Countries!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:26 | 5148968 JimboJammer
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they  want  $  430.  million 

they  want  $  430  million...

yeah ,  they  will  spend  4  million  on  this  mess   and  the  other  $ 426 .  million

will  go  into  somebody's   pocket . . . . . 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:27 | 5148979 LFMayor
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450 large?  Wow, it's going to be the largest, most magnificient cow-shit huts Hospital ever built!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:29 | 5148989 Duke of Earl
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The flu kills 250,000 people per year, please wake me up when Ebola surpasses that number.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:03 | 5149124 MassDecep
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The flu's mortality rate is not 60-90%. I can survive the flu, no problem. I have at best a 50% chance of surviving Ebola. The point is, once on our shores, it is a problem, not an issue.

 

On the other hand. I think the mortality rate in the US would be lower, just due to the nutritional stability of the nation; our diets consisting of Big mac's, whoppers, etc.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:13 | 5149180 Duke of Earl
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In the US as it stands, you are FAR more likely to be struck by lightning than die from ebola.  Your hyperbole filter appears to be on the fritz.  This is a WHO dash for cash, nothing more.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:20 | 5149492 IridiumRebel
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Currently....things change. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:42 | 5151129 Aussiekiwi
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As long as the poor person desperate for rent money who goes to work at Mc Donalds and is feeling a little Ebolarish that day does not make your burger, you will be fine.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:10 | 5151450 Flagit
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How do you tell the difference between normal McDonalds diarrhea and Ebola based diarrhea?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:46 | 5151145 Aussiekiwi
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As long as the poor person desperate for rent money who goes to work at Mc Donalds and is feeling a little Ebolarish that day does not make your burger, you will be fine.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:40 | 5151119 Aussiekiwi
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That may be true, and to be fair a number of my colleagues have caught the flu and come to work with it, at least for a few days, however I'm  going to be concerned a long time before Ebola gets to 250,000 per year as the prospect of colleagues bleeding all over the keyboards is generally considered to be unhygenic.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:30 | 5148991 Fix It Again Timmy
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Don't give them money, give them equipment - you can sell fake Rolexs in Times Square ALL day long - it's kinda tough to unload Bio-Hazard suits and portable isolation units to make a buck...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:44 | 5149048 williambanzai7
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What could possibly go wrong?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:50 | 5149072 fredquimby
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Did anyone ask these 240 infected health workers how they thought caught it?

 

1. No idea, I was uber careful (oh shit).

2. He only breathed on me (oh Shit).

3. He pucked/spat/shat/bled/pissed on my protective suit (Oh shit).

4. I forgot to suit up and went in there wearing my speedos and then I shared a cigarette with a patient (phew).

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:11 | 5149170 MsCitizen2
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Then in case #4., the WHO would FINALLY have its PROOF that second-hand cigarette smoke KILLS!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:15 | 5149192 Amagnonx
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Hmm - this might be another 'swine flu' cry-wolf episode, but it looks fairly dangerous - quite possibly airbourne.

 

Need to take this seriously I think, see how it plays out - but stocking some food, water and gas right now might be cautious, but I think justified.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:42 | 5149323 Hongcha
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It's being distributed.  That's a distribution chart.  

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:14 | 5151470 Flagit
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I foresee Monsanto obtaining the patents for all the Ebola strains, then suing the patients and families for illegal ownership of their property.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:45 | 5149331 Sizzurp
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There is no hope for Africa, but there is still hope for the rest of the world if someone makes the appropriate command decisions now. Otherwise we are simply looking at a mathematical equation y=a x b*, and you don't want to be in the y.  I'm not sure what the CDC expected to see over there in Liberia except for martial law, panic, and pretty much hell unleashed.  It's time for our leaders to quite screwing around. Earn your' pay and make some tough decisions now.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:49 | 5149352 herohedge
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WHO workers are taking all the proper precautions to guard against infection, I assume, and 100+ have become infected? No reason to worry. Band, play on!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:18 | 5149486 Oleander
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Dogs eating bodies in the streets and digging up shallow graves. The dogs do not get sick but can spread it through saliva. WTF! People can get it if a fucking dog licks them or worse bites them. This is a total disaster.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:06 | 5149741 blu
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They can shut all the labs now, nobody needs to be tested for ebola any more.

People need to be set fire for ebola.

Well people need to be set fire for all sorts of things generally -- but yeah -- now ebola.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:48 | 5149988 Basia
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Why did the CDC patent the ebola virus in 2009 ?  Planned murder and profits. http://www.intellihub.com/u-s-government-patent-ebola-virus-2009/

 Protect yourself with nano silver 10 ppm. Use only for short periods of time.   

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:08 | 5150112 Culling of the Weak
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Filoviruses like Ebola mutate and adapt quickly; able to jump species almost effortlessly.Ebola Reston and other strains have been demonstrated to become airborne. How else do you explain how thoroughly trained medical personnel are contracting and dying of this strain? Read "the Hot Zone" by Richard Preston for the TRUE story about the 1989 outbreak. Or this study in 2012: www.nature.com/srep/2012/121115/srep00811/full/srep00811.html
Both the book and study prove that this virus can become airborne.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:44 | 5151137 Aussiekiwi
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We will have to bomb Africa, its the only way to be sure.

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