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UN to Set Up Ebola Crisis Center, Aims to Stop Spread in 6-9 Months

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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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The United Nations will soon set up an Ebola crisis center to coordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries within six to nine months, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday.

"The goal is to stop Ebola transmission in affected countries within six to nine months, and to prevent the international spread of the virus," Ban said. "This can be done only if the urgent and necessary mobilization is done both in the affected countries and by the international community."

He urged airlines and shipping companies not to cancel flights and docking in the affected countries.

"Banning flights and shipping services will not keep Ebola from spreading....

UN to Set Up Ebola Crisis Center, Aims to Stop Spread in 6-9 Months

The experts finally agree with Doctors Without Borders' (MSF) March call - the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is spiralling out of control, and could threaten to go global. Up til now, no one wanted responsibility for running the show. MSF requested nations' Biological Disaster Response teams and military escorts, but that's not happening.

Fact is, the WHO is not experienced in Biological Disaster Response, and probably is not the best candidate. I agree that "It is hard to imagine a coordinated effort on a sufficient scale that is not organized by the United States." But we've got to go with what we've got.

By the first week of September, experts' warnings were dire:

* The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is accelerating.
* It is spiraling out of control.
* It's not under control anywhere.
* The window for getting it under control is closing.
* The longer the epidemic goes uncontained, the more likely the virus will mutate and evolve.
* Ebola already may be airborne in monkeys - if the virus mutates to be airborne in humans, it will ravage the globe.


The epidemic is already out of control - and there's just a short window left to contain it. Further delay is unacceptable.



ETA

NOTE: The epidemic shows sustained human-to-human transmission, and the infection rate is now exponential.

SEE ALSO:

Ebola - my visual charts & projections based on WHO data

Ebola Mutating: Sustained H2H Transmission

Ebola Epidemic Could Become Global Crisis







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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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bout time??

Athough U.N. might be wise too just bring them food,, first,,real food , maybe open up a Chain of McDonalds Restuarants,,,might cut down on Bat/Monkey BBQ.

ohhh and maybe people wont run away from the Clinic's
cause they were fuueeeking hungry!

yeah.
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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 01:56 PM
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I just heard on NPR that this thing is out of control. The doctor that was just flown in from working in a womens clinic got it..even though he wasn't around the quarantined area..that is scary. He supposedly had NO contact with infected..so it is unclear how he got it..according to NPR.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: BobAthome

lol Yes. But fyi - transmission has been solely human-to-human after the index case in December 2013 - no animal-to-human transmission at all in the past 9 months, according to genetic analysis.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: Neopan100

He obviously was not taking appropriate precautions, and treated someone he did not realize was infected. That's one of the biggest problems in infectious epidemics, and certainly in West Africa now - people seeking ordinary medical care might be infected. Doctors should act accordingly but too often do not.

fyi - The whole medical system there is falling apart for that very reason. People are dying from treatable problems because they can't get treatment - doctors and medical workers are too scared to take the risk someone with a hangnail might have Ebola.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

yes and still absolutely nothing reported from the Ivory Coast either,,
so but im the cynical type.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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Too little and way too late.

It's spreading at an alarming rate.

Saw a chart yesterday that indicated this thing is just getting started.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 02:18 PM
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This will be a pandemic. I don't derive joy from apocalyptic themes but I believe this is the reset switch many have been anticipating.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: BobAthome

Uh huh. And then there's Mali. Not a peep from there either. Ever notice how this epidemic just stops dead at political borders?



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: Hmmmmmmm
Too little and way too late.

It's spreading at an alarming rate.

Saw a chart yesterday that indicated this thing is just getting started.


WHO reports that cases are now up to 3,968 and the death toll is 2,105. The infection rate looks to be about 2.3 or higher - so going by reported cases, and if the epidemic is NOT stopped, we'll see at least 185,737,360 cases by next September.

....I'm hoping it can be slowed if not stopped. But either way, West Africa is in for a world of hurt.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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This is all for show and TPTB know it. If they truly wanted to stop this they could by sealing it off with the military. Ebola is about to become epic and on a global scale. Stories change over time and we need to remember where and when this started. Something is very different this time.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

Good news, indeed. Finally.
How soon is 'soon' I wonder?
Today would be grand. But it will take time to pull it all together and get things in place.
But how much time?
Let's all hope it is soon enough to turn the tide of this as soon as humanly possible!



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

Here it says it could spread by thousands a week if current spread continues:

www.newsnow.co.uk...:21288:t

And here it says Ebola IS completely out of control:

www.newsnow.co.uk...:21288:t

It also seems the CDC didn't listen to this man 'Yaneer Bar-Yam' when he said back in january we showed that if you just add a very small amount of long-range transportation, the diseases escape their local context and eventually drive everything to extinction,” Bar-Yam told Motherboard. “They drive their hosts to extinction.” “I just gave a lecture to the World Health Organization in January and I told them. I said, there’s this transition to extinction and we don’t know when it’s going to happen,” Bar-Yam explained. “But I don’t think that there has been a sufficient response.”

motherboard.vice.com...


There is map on that link from 2006 showing a Mathematical model of how it would wipe us out.

Guinea 812 cases, 517 deaths, last 21 days 36% with 137 deaths.
Nigeria 22 cases, 8 deaths, last 21 days 41% with 4 deaths
Senegal with 1 case
Liberia 1871 cases, 1089 deaths, last 21 days 55% with 623 deaths
Sierra Leone 1261 cases, 491 deaths, last 21 days is unknown.
Congo 53 cases with 31 deaths.

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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 04:54 PM
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Bunch of #ing retards. If they did this 6 months ago, it would have been stopped by now.

The state the world is in shows what a bunch of incompetent, irresponsible, greedy, and even outright evil c***s are running the show. I hope they get what's coming to them, not a single one of them is a fit and decent human being, they should be locked up in jail as they are a clear danger to not just humans, but all life on this planet.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 06:30 PM
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How soon is 'soon' I wonder?
Today would be grand. But it will take time to pull it all together and get things in place.
But how much time?



Good questions. I wonder too. Expect it will depend on whether or not nations send manpower and biological disaster response teams.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Yes, absolutely - cases are more than doubling each month, and we're at 3,968 cases now. Here's how it plays at a 2.3 increase each month:

by end-September ............8,475 (about 1,100 cases per week average through September)
by end-October ..............19,493 (about 2,000 cases per week average through October)
by end-November ...........44,835 (about 5,000 per week average through November)
by end-December ..........103,121 (about 14,570 cases per week average through December)

Check out ikonoklast's graphs for the visual.

RE: Yaneer Bar-Yam - looks like he's a pretty good complex systems analyst - BUT - he's just wrong on this one. A disease with a 47% - 50% fatality rate can't drive a species to extinction. And that's the fatality rate for this Ebola strain. [Seems he's using old data from past outbreaks.] Also, he doesn't understand the limitations or roles of quarantine. For starters, quarantine just doesn't work with zoonoses - and Ebola's main reservoir is the Pteropodidae fruit bat - whose range extends way beyond Africa. Range outlined by magenta dotted line here:








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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: Firefly_

...If they did this 6 months ago, it would have been stopped by now.


Yes. Now it's like stopping a train. But hopefully, it can be done.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: Firefly_

...If they did this 6 months ago, it would have been stopped by now.


Yes. Now it's like stopping a train. But hopefully, it can be done.



Agreed. And hope is something worth hanging on to. We mustn't stick our heads in the sand, but drowning in despair is equally counterproductive. Staying abreast of the situation, informing the clueless, and putting pressure on those in power seems logical and productive.

Something I haven't seen discussed is contacting our government reps... demanding action.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 10:11 PM
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originally posted by: new_here

originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: Firefly_

...If they did this 6 months ago, it would have been stopped by now.


Yes. Now it's like stopping a train. But hopefully, it can be done.



....hope is something worth hanging on to. We mustn't stick our heads in the sand, but drowning in despair is equally counterproductive. Staying abreast of the situation, informing the clueless, and putting pressure on those in power seems logical and productive.

Something I haven't seen discussed is contacting our government reps... demanding action.


Must be a campaign somewhere? Or we could start one? ....but don't put me in charge - I'd insist that corporations with interests in the area start kicking in their fair share too - which would fizz everyone off especially the ATS corporate libertarian crowd.



[sigh]












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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: soficrow

originally posted by: new_here

originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: Firefly_

...If they did this 6 months ago, it would have been stopped by now.


Yes. Now it's like stopping a train. But hopefully, it can be done.



....hope is something worth hanging on to. We mustn't stick our heads in the sand, but drowning in despair is equally counterproductive. Staying abreast of the situation, informing the clueless, and putting pressure on those in power seems logical and productive.

Something I haven't seen discussed is contacting our government reps... demanding action.


Must be a campaign somewhere? Or we could start one? ....but don't put me in charge - I'd insist that corporations with interests in the area start kicking in their fair share too - which would fizz everyone off especially the ATS corporate libertarian crowd.

[sigh]


LoL, to your credit, you are indeed like a pitt bull fighting for the Ebola cause.

We must be careful to check T&C regarding 'campaigns' ...I think people have lost their posting rights or worse. We could get advice from a Mod so as not to step over the line.

There is a petition site (create your own) that has made a true difference in other situations. Not sure if I am even allowed to post a link to a petition site, and I'll have to find the name of it again.

Hey, if any Mod is reading this... please know we seek no personal gain, and truly want to stay within the bounds of T&C, so please help us not step across the line. We only want to help the human race. That can't be bad, can it?!

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