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Ikon. Thank you...thank you...thank you!
This needed to be posted. Those of you who keep chirping that all is under control, I hope you go back and read the transcript Ikon posted.
Folks...these are the mover and shakers of money, power, and industry globally.
If they have no game plan, and are far better informed than we can ever hope to be...AND, they are scared of the global implications of where this situation might be heading....
Senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) since 2004
Expertise includes global health systems, chronic and infectious diseases, and bioterrorism
Graduated with honors in biology from the University of California in Santa Cruz (1975)
Graduate school in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at UC Berkeley
Research at Stanford University in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard Herzenberg (1975-77)
As a graduate student, awarded a full NIH fellowship
Became interested in journalism and science journalism and has worked for decades in the news industry on radio, TV, and print, everything from NPR and the BBC to Reuters
She is the only writer ever to have won all three of these journalism awards: The Peabody, The Polk (twice), and The Pulitzer
The Pulitzer Prize was for her work on Ebola
Honored with two doctorates in humane letters honoris causa, from Wesleyan Illinois University and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Author of Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Attended Harvard University as a Visiting Fellow in the Harvard School of Public Health
Visiting professor at multiple universities
Appeared frequently on national TV, including "ABC Nightline", "The Jim Lerher NewsHour", "The Charlie Rose Show", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "Dateline", "The International Hour" (CNN) and "Talkback" (CNN)
Has lived in sub-Saharan Africa
On August 22–23, 2013, agencies within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sponsored the Filovirus Medical Countermeasures (MCMs) Workshop as an extension of the activities of the Filovirus Animal Non-clinical Group (FANG). The FANG is a federally-recognized multi-Agency group established in 2011 to coordinate and facilitate U.S. government (USG) efforts to develop filovirus MCMs. The workshop brought together government, academic and industry experts to consider the needs for filovirus MCMs and evaluate the status of the product development pipeline. This report summarizes speaker presentations and highlights progress and challenges remaining in the field.
originally posted by: sueloujo
I tried having a quick look but will put the link anyways in case anybody hasn't seen it.
Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on the threat of the ebola virus.
The real straight talkers to me come at the 1hr 40ish stage.
I was surprised that cdc director resume so unrelated to epidemics ... all experience is about tobacco cessation education?
originally posted by: reletomp
mutating is a rare probability. the probability increases near radioactive source or virus living in pig farms, etc.
There are no big farms in the jungle in the triangle of death bordering the three affected countries.
An epidemic is always traced back to a one individual. that individual in ebola case here might be biten by a monkey or a bat.
so the launching point is a rare accident where a human is bitten by anINFECTED RABID animal. this does not happen often.
In this ebola there are multiple launching points because the curve for the outbreak is not materializing. compare the two curves of 2000 and 1995. the curve completed in 10 weeks then. Now it is still in the rising curve even after few months, because the current curve is a combined of multiple curves.
and also mutiple first cases (there should be only one first case because it does not happen often, extremely low mathematical probability,)
the ebola could also be of multiple strains together and that does not happen in nature.
in 2000 and 1995 the incubation periods are close to each other. now it ranges from 2 days to 23 days, why??
in 1995 it was 8 days for all infected, no range .
in 2000 it was also static at one number 12 days.
now all kinds of incubation periods from 2 days to 23 days. the current curve is multiple curves and some curves are happeneing a second and a third time,. always the 2 time is several folds the first time.
The Dwarka resident who arrived from Ghana on a flight on July 20 in which a passenger tested positive for Ebola and his two housemates are under surveillance for symptoms for three weeks after arrival.