a reply to: loam
...If anything, an absence of fear may very well be the precise reason this crisis has become the problem it is now. ....Maybe the World Health
Organization could have used a little fear back in March.
....I will not be so quick to condemn 'fear' in an environment where the truth is routinely a casualty of agenda.
Fear may very well be the thing that keeps people alive, imo
Fear is a mind killer - knowledge, awareness and objective response keep people alive. Of note, looks like your source article's writer pulled his
framework from my Ebola-Global Crisis thread - without buggering it. Big
Fact is, we still don't know what's really
being covered up here. Layers and layers no doubt. But I have little doubt the Ebola epidemic has
been active in Nigeria for some time - before
the Sawyer case - will post on that soon.
In any event - the main reason this crisis has become the problem it is now is that people (wrongly) think stuff that happens outside their
circle/community/continent doesn't have anything to do with them and won't affect them. Beyond that, the crisis evolved for numerous reasons, not
the least that US Army BioWar researchers were active in Sierra Leone/Liberia/Guinea, Nigeria and other unknown parts of West Africa - while the
world's nations cut funding to the WHO. Looks like the US was being blackmailed while the WHO's hands were tied. To reiterate:
* The first Ebola patient was in December 2013 near Kenema - but because of the US Army's involvement in the research there, the cover-ups went into
gear - meanwhile, corrupt government officials from Sierra Leone and Liberia used the opportunity to start negotiating for cash (aka
* The only hospital in the area was in Kenema - and it was affiliated with the US research teams. From the getgo, people from the region said the
hospital in Kenema was bad, and made people sick. They said they got injections for Ebola - but there is no treatment for Ebola and no reason to
- and the injections made them sick.
* By February, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was on location dealing with the mess, and
* By March, called the epidemic. Area residents still
kept insisting there was something "bad" about the Kenema hospital.
* And the WHO basically said "we can't fit it into our budget - we have other, greater priorities."
* By the time more doctors and medical finally started showing up, the rumors about the Kenema research hospital were circulating everywhere - and
people were terrified of doctors.
.......The $100 million earmarked for the epidemic went through the WHO to the 3 governments, who were responsible for developing (and implementing)
their strategy - Guinea is good and responsible, but it's just another windfall to Sierra Leone and Liberia. They'll buy votes by paying their
friends to set up military-style hierarchies with generals and sergeants and grunts to patrol the streets and jungle and "enforce the quarantine."
It's all a really bad joke.