Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Too Little, Too Late on Ebola

I feel that we should have heard what the President said today about 2 months ago.
The CDC and WHO have been saying that Ebola is "out of control" for at least that long.
I feel that if everything works out for the best ( including getting a working vaccine) we'll still see deaths in the millions.
From what I've seen, it would be better to treat the patients at home and then isolate the homes. The hospitals in that section of the world are too contaminated to bother with. There is the chance of mixing Malaria patients with the Ebola patients. And that will result in more deaths and such.
I think we have to put the people who survived Ebola to work with the active patients. Apparent they have at least some immunity to it once they survive it. They should also be put to work disposing of the bodies.
On the positive side, at least there is attention being paid to the problem. It's just needlessly late and probably too little.
A good article on the Internet to read about this is on Yahoo. It's title is something about "Ebola, a Game Changer". I probably wrote the title wrong but do a search on Yahoo with those words and you'll find it.
I don't know if it was in that article or not but I saw somewhere that the developed nations have a false sense of security. We think that our advanced health care and sanitary systems will make us immune to Ebola. That article said that the transportation system will bring Ebola to us with disastrous results. We'll be just as overwhelmed as West Africa. We'll see.
I'm redoubling my efforts to get my bug-out vehicle running. I want to pan gold while all of this is going on.
I got my refrigerator, today. It looks like it will fit in. I'm going to have to check the water heater and furnace by myself. The repair guy isn't getting to it. I'll run out there tomorrow or the next day and see what I can do.
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