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originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: MarkJS
You are correct that it might be difficult to stop people from traveling on land to other countries and taking flights from there. The infected countries should close their borders and neighboring countries should close their borders as well. It is not fool-proof but it would at least be something to slow transmission.
originally posted by: nerdyclutzyblonde
a reply to: ikonoklast
Oh my goodness!!! His nephew had to call the CDC? The CDC pushed the responsibility onto DHHS? What the $!!!!?#&@!!!!!
This is an all around FAILURE for everyone involved.
& let's not forget patient zero & his GF, nurse dingbat!!! The two most selfish people in the world.
The more we find out the angrier I get!
By September 30, 2014, without additional interventions and using the described likelihood of going to an ETU, approximately 670 daily beds in use (1,700 corrected for underreporting) will be needed in Liberia and Sierra Leone (Figure 2). Extrapolating trends to January 20, 2015, without additional interventions or changes in community behavior (e.g., notable reductions in unsafe burial practices), the model also estimates that Liberia and Sierra Leone will have approximately 550,000 Ebola cases (1.4 million when corrected for underreporting) (Appendix [Figure 2]). The uncorrected estimates of cases for Liberia on September 9, 2014, were 2,618, and the actual reported cases were 2,407 (i.e., model overestimated cases by +8.8%). The uncorrected estimates of cases for Sierra Leone on September 13, 2014, were 1,505 and the actual reported cases were 1,620 (i.e., model underestimated cases by -7.6%).
originally posted by: windwaker
a reply to: graceunderpressure
It's transmitted by touch, direct skin-to-skin contact. The doctor from Samaritan's Purse was trying to say this all along, ever since they gave testimony to a special House Committee in July.