posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 07:19 PM
a reply to: generik
If this bug keeps running hot in Africa without burning out or slowing, it's bad news. Ebola is usually a low risk virus for widespread outbreak for
the same reason it's so bad. It runs though and kills the available hosts in remote villages and settlements before it has time or opportunity to
spread much beyond. That is the norm and sad to say right now, one of it's key characteristics.
You can watch Ebola pop up in Africa for remote outbreaks on epidemiology websites like the annual flu season here. Not like this though.
What that would leave officials here with is a lose/lose situation while slithering down a razors edge that would make the old philosophers cringe in
By the time they could begin instituting measures which would actually mean something without the population coming to just go postal on health
workers and their escorts, it's probably well beyond any hope of containment using those approaches.
At the same time, what are they to do if they do see wild cases in Atlanta, Macon, or Birmingham? Mickey-Mouse a vector hunt while cobbling together
containment and hoping everyone exposed to a 90% death rate is honest to volunteer for quarantine?
This is the scenario that keeps professional paranoids in Government service anxious. Even they don't want to live in the nation it would almost have
to become in the short term, to try and save as many as possible. Lets pray for no mutation and full institutional containment.