16 Stunning Quotes From Global Health Officials On The Ebola Epidemic

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Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

Ebola continues to spread an an exponential rate.  According to the World Health Organization, 40 percent of all Ebola cases have happened in just the last three weeks.  At this point, the official numbers tell us that approximately 3,967 people have gotten the virus in Africa and more than 2,105 people have died. 

That is quite alarming, but the real problem will arise if this disease continues to spread at an exponential pace.  One team of researchers has used computer modeling to project that the number of Ebola cases will reach 10,000 by September 24th if current trends continue.  And if the spread of Ebola does not slow down, we could be dealing with 100,000 cases by December Even the WHO is admitting that the number of cases is likely to grow to 20,000 before too much longer, and global health officials are now starting to use apocalyptic language to describe this outbreak.

For people in the western world that have never seen anything like this other than in the movies, it can be difficult to grasp just how horrible this epidemic truly is.  In the areas of west Africa where Ebola is spreading, fear and panic are everywhere, food shortages are becoming a serious problem and there have been reports of dead bodies rotting in the streets.  People are avoiding hospitals and clinics because of paranoia about the fact that so many health workers have contracted the disease.  According to the World Health Organization, more than 240 health workers have gotten the virus so far and more than 120 of them have perished.

We have never seen anything like this in any of our lifetimes, and the scary part is that this might only be just the beginning.

The following are 16 apocalyptic quotes from global health officials about this horrific Ebola epidemic...

#1 Dr. Tom Frieden, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "It is the world’s first Ebola epidemic, and it’s spiraling out of control. It’s bad now, and it’s going to get worse in the very near future. There is still a window of opportunity to tamp it down, but that window is closing. We really have to act now."

#2 Dr. Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors Without Borders: "Riots are breaking out. Isolation centres are overwhelmed. Health workers on the frontline are becoming infected and are dying in shocking numbers."

#3 David Nabarro, senior United Nations system coordinator for Ebola disease: "This outbreak is moving ahead of efforts to control it."

#4 Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant director-general for emergency operations: "This far outstrips any historic Ebola outbreak in numbers. The largest outbreak in the past was about 400 cases."

#5 Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization: "...we hope to stop the transmission in six to nine months".

#6 Dr. Daniel Bausch, associate professor in the department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University: "You have a very dangerous virus in three of the countries in the world that are least equipped to deal with it. The scale of this outbreak has just outstripped the resources. That’s why it’s become so big."

#7 Gayle Smith, senior director at the National Security Council: "This is not an African disease. This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity."

#8 Dr. Tom Frieden, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "The level of outbreak is beyond anything we’ve seen—or even imagined."

#9 Vincent Martin, head of an FAO unit in Dakar:  "This is different than every other Ebola situation we've ever had. It's spreading widely, throughout entire countries, through multiple countries, in cities and very fast."

#10 Dr. Richard Besser, health and medical editor for ABC News: "Emergency rooms are closed, many hospital wards are as well leaving people who are sick with heart disease, trauma, pregnancy complications, pneumonia, malaria and all the everyday health emergencies with nowhere to go."

#11 Bukar Tijani, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization regional representative for Africa: "Access to food has become a pressing concern for many people in the three affected countries and their neighbours."

#12 Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's assistant director-general for health security: "People are hungry in these communities. They don't know how they are going to get food."

#13 Dr. Daniel Bausch, associate professor in the department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University: "This is for sure the worst situation I've ever seen."

#14 Dr. Tom Frieden, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "I could not possibly overstate the need for an urgent response."

#15 Official WHO statement: "Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak."

#16 Dr. Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors Without Borders: "It is impossible to keep up with the sheer number of infected people pouring into facilities. In Sierra Leone, infectious bodies are rotting in the streets."

Despite all of these warnings, a lot of people in the western world are not too concerned about this epidemic because they have faith that our advanced technology will prevent a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States and Europe.

But I wouldn't be so certain about that.

So far, the most promising experimental Ebola drug seems to be ZMapp.  In clinical trials, it has been doing very well on monkeys.

However, it hasn't turned out to be a silver bullet for humans so far.  Two out of the seven people that have received ZMapp have died, and as CBS News recently explained, current supplies are exhausted and it takes a really long time to make more of this stuff...

ZMapp’s maker, Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., of San Diego, has said the small supply of the drug is now exhausted and that it will take several months to make more. The drug is grown in tobacco plants and was developed with U.S. government support.

 

Kobinger said it takes about a month to make 20 to 40 doses at a Kentucky plant where the drug is being produced. Officials have said they are looking at other facilities and other ways to ramp up production, and Kobinger said there were plans for a clinical trial to test ZMapp in people early next year.

The cold, hard truth is that Ebola is a brutally efficient killer for which we do not have a cure at the moment.

And what makes things even more complicated is that a different strain of Ebola is now spreading in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  A treatment that works for one strain of Ebola may not work on another strain.

So let us hope and pray that Ebola does not reach the United States.

If it does, it could potentially spread like wildfire.

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HYPERTlGER's picture

Flight 370 vanished in March which is the 3rd month...also where the Ebola outbreak began.

Flight 17 was shot down in July which is the 7th month.

from march 8th to july 17th is 131 days.

131 is teh 32 prime...3+2 = 5

It is also the 5th prime in which the numbers that comprise the prime add up to 5

3 and 7.

The numbers 3 and 7 are considered both "perfect numbers" under Hebrew tradition.

1+2+3+4+5 = 15/5 = 3

5=6+7+8+9 = 35/5 = 7

15 = 5+5+5

3x5 = 15 = 5+5+5

111+222+333+444+555 = 1665/5 = 333

555+666+777+888+999 = 3885/5 = 777

1665 + 3885 = 5550

333 + 777 = 1110 in half = 555

March is 3rd month...Pisces = 69

"If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe." --Tesla

6+9 = 15

9/6 =1.5

370 x 1.5 = 555

37 x 15 = 555

69 x 5 = 345

345 + 543 = 888

March 8th flight 370 vanished...

3 x 8 = 24

37 x 24 = 888

"Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on 15 March said that the last signal was received at 08:11 Malaysian time."

73/9 = 8.1111111111111

flight 17 was shot down from 33,000 feet 60 Kilometers from Russia.

37 miles = 59.545 Kilometers

The 3rd prime = 5

the 5th prime = 11

the 7th prime = 17

5+11+17 = 33

37 x 33 = 1221

12th prime = 37

21st prime = 73

the planes were 777's

3 x 7 = 21

37 x 21 = 777

17 x 21 = 357

3 5 7

357 + 753 = 1110 in half = 555

Dontesk is 555 feet above sea level

"5 is believed to be the only odd untouchable number."

The cover for the collapse of the 2009 to 2013 bounce...is showing up...The perfect storm...or darkhorse...since the bounce began to collapse back down in late 2013...into 2014.

A female is considered full term after 37 weeks...a female horse is pregnant for 11 months.

Dark = night = 9

Horse = mare = 11

Darkhorse = nightmare = 911

Katy sings it...It is 6th on the prism album.

1st song is "Roar"...

3rd is "Birthday"...my birthday is March 5th...3 x 5 = 15 or 5+5+5 or 555

The last biggest outbreak of Ebola was 1995 and before that was 1976.

 e is the base of the natural logarithm...of the exponetial growth equation...5th letter...ebola has 5 letters 

1976 + 19 = 1995 +19 = 2014...all 19 years appart and all the years of divisible by 19 perfectly...making them golden years.

"For astronomy and calendar studies, the Metonic cycle or Enneadecaeteris (from Ancient Greek:, "nineteen years") is a period of very close to 19 years that is remarkable for being nearly a common multiple of the solar year and the synodic (lunar) month. The Greek astronomer Meton of Athens (fifth century BC) observed that a period of 19 years is almost exactly equal to 235 synodic months and, rounded to full days, counts 6,940 days. The difference between the two periods (of 19 years and 235 synodic months) is only a few hours, depending on the definition of the year."

"The cycle was used in the Babylonian calendar, ancient Chinese calendar systems (the 'Rule Cycle' ?) and the medieval computus (i.e. the calculation of the date of Easter). It regulates the 19-year cycle of intercalary months of the Hebrew calendar."

University educated people are good at dreaming up plans...but who is going to implement them...it requires effort or work.

And everyone hates work...but loves play...so by the time they get the resources piled up...they will need double.

and when they double the resources...they will need quadruple.

Time does not stop to let you catch up...the rate of change is becoming greater than you all can handle.

 The 1944 bretton woods global trade systsem reached maximum potential in 2008...after 64 years of exponetial growth...2 4 8 16 32 64...

Since 2009 has been a controlled collapse to oblivion...the problem is that the system is designed to constantly inflate...it does not operate in reverse.

The global systsem must exponetially grow or gradually hyperinflate...it can not stop for any reason...or it will violently hyperdeflate. 

55.5 doubled = 111 doubled = 222 doubled = 444 doubled = 888 doubled = 1776

"The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776."

May 1 = 5/01 or 5.01

5.01 x 133 = 666

37 x 36 = 1332 x 5 = 6660.

the New world order is not taking over...you all were born into the New world order...at the blow off top.

which is what the past 6 roaring decades have been...the end...

1492 is the offical discovery date of the NEW WORLD...generation A is there.

1961 to 1981 = Generation X

1981 to 2001 = Generation Y

2001 to 2021 = Generation Z

With generation Z turning 19 in 2020...which is also the bottom or trough of the current solar cycle...the drop down begins in 2016.

the solar cycles have been growing weaker since the 1980's.

dizzyfingers's picture

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/08/28/343734184/ebola-is-rapidly-mutating-as-it-spreads-across-west-africa For the first time, scientists have been able to follow the spread of an Ebola outbreak almost in real time, by sequencing the virus' genome from people in Sierra Leone. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, offer new insights into how the outbreak started in West Africa and how fast the virus is mutating.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/08/25/343186293/could-a-two-year-old-boy-be-patient-zero-for-the-ebola-outbreak Patient Zero

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/05/346142023/the-changing-face-of-west-africa-has-fueled-the-ebola-crisis There's been a lot of finger-pointing this week over whom to blame for the slow response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Questions are being raised about why this epidemic has spun out of control and turned into the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The inability of local health care providers and international aid groups to contain the virus is part of the problem. But major demographic and environmental changes in Africa are also contributing to the crisis. The Africa of today is far different from the Africa of 1976 when Ebola was first discovered. Over the past four decades, the population of the continent has tripled. Forests have been cut down. Roads have sliced into areas that used to be almost inaccessible to outsiders.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/05/346105447/the-latest-word-from-who-on-experimental-ebola-therapies The Latest Word From WHO On Experimental Ebola Therapies

 

HYPERTlGER's picture

And if you think voting works...It does not.

You all only know how to exist within the absolute capitalist hierarchical food powered make work enterprise...the thing you were created out of thin air within and programed to call civilization.

None of you know how to construct them...You are slaves to master lie believed to be Truth.

You all do not own the systsem the systsem owns you.

The most worshipful masters that own the absolute capitalist hierarchy or pyrimid scheme rule the the vulgar and profane slaves at the bottom owned by the absolute capitalist hierarchy or pyramid scheme.

I helped build the electronic digital computerized version of the absolute capitalist hierarchical food powered make work enterprise all you autonomus absolute capitalist drones or electronic digital computerized game players exist within and depend upon that you all were socially engineered or programed to call civilization.

The invisible order or reality of the basic system operating in the foreground powers the visible chaos of the graphical user interface or fantasy believed to be reality in the foreground.  

 At the core of the absolute capitalist system is the take more power than is given equation.

new seconds of fantasy believed to be reality demand exponetially more power than the previous seconds of fantasy believed to be reality to sustain the continued existance of the fantasy believed to be reality.

It's all timed by a master atomic clock that sends out sync pulses into the world wide web to keep all the slave clocks on track...marching to the logical conclusion of the take more power than is given delusion.

Like a countdown to doomsday to the logical conclusion or defeat of the reasonable assumption or cherished delusion of victory.

Absolute capitalist systsems only grow weaker the longer they operate...until the maximum potential of exponetial growth is reached or absolute 1 point and then the polarity shift happens and they begin exponetially decaying down to the maximum potental towars the absolute 0 point...2008 was teh absolute 1 point...since 2009 the USA and world that inflated up out of the great depression or previous absolute 0 point has been in a controlled collapse back down to the new absolute 0 point again.

Yield rates in the USA have been dropping for 33 years...the net consumers of yield of game players for a living have imploded or exponetially decayed the net producers of yield or workers for a living down towards the absolute 0 point to power the explosion or exponetial growth up towards the absolute 1 point.   

You can choose to wake up now into the nightmare of reality and kiss the daydream of fantasy goodbye or choose to reamin asleep to enjoy the daydream of fantasy and be forced to wake up into the nightmare of reality and kiss the daydream of fantasy goodbye later.

It's not going to be entertaining for much longer...you all love watch snuff films...you all hate to be actors in them. 

WhyWait's picture

Looking at Ebola case rates, it looks like Guinea with the highest numbers until this summer is actually coping, while Liberia's are going exponential. To me this indicates the epidemic can be controlled within countries that have stable governments.  Like Liberia, Nigeria is being devastated by destabilizing outside forces.  If it is in such cases that the disease grows exponentially, then I fear for them.