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originally posted by: Rich Z
a reply to: gatorboi117
You mean the same medical professional group that has trained all their lives to be able to protect themselves from an infectious disease and caught it anyway? Yeah, that inspires TONS of confidence......
Ebola: "Fighting a Forest Fire With Spray Bottles"
….Media attention is constant but much of the focus is on whether the virus will kill Europeans or Americans. Journalists come to film staff in exotic yellow hazmat suits, to photograph tanned, exhausted expatriate aid workers, and then they go home and tell the story of the poor Africans and the brave foreigners who came to save them. They are in love with the romance of the dirt roads and killer virus, but miss the outrage and helplessness we are living every day.
We see entire villages wiped out, we follow the tangled webs of extended families as one by one they become sick and die. We live in a world where conversations revolve around where to put the all the bodies no one has come to bury. We separate sick parents from healthy children or the reverse. We listen to the brokenhearted wails of a woman who has lost the last of her ten children, and then a week later we see her in our triage tent with her small grandson and we watch them die.
No one is asking where the rest of the response is. They don’t question why, after five months of talk, and more than 1,500 known deaths, the epidemic is still raging. They don’t ask, "Where is the money donors are pledging? Where are the boots on the ground?"
originally posted by: dawnstar
Well at least they didn't fly home on TWA!!
originally posted by: AreUKiddingMe
a reply to: loam
Thanks for posting this. All it takes is ONE person who had an exposure event and became infected, flying without quarantine and landing and going to a major population center to bring the epidemic over here. That's the ones to worry about, not the ones already quarantined.
Currently in south Aftrica, TAXICABS are a hot transmission zone, with sick passengers running all over looking for medical care. Who also frequently rides TAXICABS? Tourists or visitors from other countries, arriving via the airport with no other way to travel. Have you EVER seen a CAB driver smell like he bathed or bothered to clean up himself? That's what scares me more than anything. Then these CAB customers ride the CAb back to the airport and get on a plane headed for God knows where.