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We learn today of a Spanish nurse who has contracted Ebola after tending to a dying priest flown out of Liberia to a Madrid hospital. A few days ago, we read of an black bloke in Texas who went down with Ebola after travelling from Liberia, via Belgium to Dallas. He lied when he boarded the plane in Africa, as he stated that he had no contact with any affected person, but instead had ‘transported’ a woman who later died of this disease in Monrovia, exposed probably many people before he finally went to hospital in Dallas, and now expects to be treated.

What should be imposed on all these tin-pot West African states is a complete international travel embargo, no-one allowed out at all, and the only people allowed in are the truly stupid who think they can ‘help others’.

My solution to this dread epidemic is quite simple, if probably a little too strict for the liberals, the ‘do-gooders’ of this world, those who believe that the inhabitants of these tropical shit-holes deserve help. The countries where this dread disease is raging should be clamped down with an international air and land travel embargo, and left to rot, because all that is happening now is the ones with any cash are buying tickets to anywhere in the West, and transporting their deadly diseases along with them. The travel embargo should remain in force until a month after the last person dies. Many might die, but the West would remain disease-free.

But I know that most Western Nation-States are too soft, too woolly-minded, too full of the dread mindset which says ‘We can help’, when what they should be doing is setting up the barbed-wire fences around these plague spots, and then waiting until this disease kills all it touches, and then dies out naturally!

 

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24 thoughts on “Not the ‘Final’; but the Only Solution!

  1. Mike – all incidents relating to importation of ebola can be understood when you realise that it is the INTENTION to import ebola. If it were not so, then measures would be taken to keep it out. No measures are in place, and the body whsoe responsibility it would be to keep ebola out of the US (the Center for Disease Control) is refusing to act.

  2. //But I know that most Western Nation-States are too soft, too woolly-minded, too full of the dread mindset//

    And of course too intelligent, to follow your silly suggestions.

    For example, anyone in the west who knows Africa knows it would be impossible to “impose” a land travel embargo. Who’s going to patrol the vast land border between Guinea and Mali, or the even longer one between Nigeria and Niger, to make sure nobody crosses it just because some eegit in England thinks they should “impose” a blockade? I thought so.

    Also, even if such a total embargo could be imposed, as you suggest, how then would we know when a month had elapsed since the last victim died, as you also suggest?

  3. Perhaps travellers from these parts of Africa to any country within the EU should be quarantined for an appropriate period (at their expense). Why should any country in the EU have to face a potential disaster as well as the horrendous costs.
    The other problem is, that should the public discover that a particular airline had been carrying potentially infected travellers, they will be unwilling to travel on any aircraft that might have been involved for fear of catching the infection from anything, such as seats, which might have been contaminated, regardless of assurances that the aircraft had been disinfected. Any hint that the disease could come to Europe could result in a significant downturn in the economy, the last thing that is needed at this time.

  4. The big fear for the CDC is that the virus has mutated from being contagious to infectious..

  5. interesting side note: The U.N. has stated that $1 billion is needed to contain the Ebola outbreak, while the World Bank has estimated that containment and mitigation would require several billion dollars for humanitarian support, fiscal support, screening facilities at airports and seaports, and for strengthening the surveillance, detection and treatment capacity of health systems. The CDC has also emphasized the importance of building new medical facilities, improving home care treatment (including training thousands of health care workers), and implementing broad-based, effective public information campaigns. Although the CDC projected a sobering, worst-case scenario of 1.4 million cases of Ebola by January 2015 (from the 6,000 cases at the moment), it did not take into account the planned interventions by the international community—and recently, commitments to intervene have been made on a large scale.

    International donors such as the World Bank and IMF have pledged to provide over $400 million and $130 million in financing (respectively) toward emergency response and medium- and long-term recovery in the most-affected countries. The U.S. has provided a surge of $175 million and 3,000 troops to help train nurses and establish emergency treatment facilities in Liberia. China has committed 174 doctors to Sierra Leone and $37 million in assistance to West Africa.
    Cuba has also pledged to provide the largest team of medical professionals of any country to assist the region, with 165 doctors set to arrive in Sierra Leone in October and an additional 296 heading to Guinea and Liberia.

    (from the Brookings Institute.)

  6. If it mutates to being infectious by droplet transmission then we are all up the proverbial creek.

  7. Don’t worry, a vaccine will soon be available (you can guarantee it) which we will all be encouraged to take.

    Maybe they can combine it with the annual flu shot, which we are also strongly urged to get.

  8. I will soon get my annual flu shot.

    I guess I been brainwashed by the brainwashers in the brain somewhere.

  9. Travel embargoes can be useful when dealing with plagues, I was reading something this week about how the two Samoas handled the Spanish flu in 1919- Western Samoa kept its ports open to the world and a quarter of the population died, American Samoa closed itself off until the pandemic had been curtailed and no one died.

    That said the tenor of the piece which seems to relish the suffering and death of Africans (and judging by the rreference to a “final solution” perhaps worse) is sinister.

  10. He supports Russian non-invasive surgery. It’s basically like invasive surgery but the doctor keeps denying it’s happening.

  11. Phantom –

    Well, yes, there are medical treatments I agree with. Eye tests for people who keep seeing Russian troops where there are none for starters.

    But the flu shot isn’t a medical treatment or product. It’s just a product, the risk of which is wholly unjustified.

    There are many sensible ways of effectively avoiding flu, and being injected with a bunch of chemicals mixed with flu is not one of them.

  12. Pete

    Do you agree with Allan that Ebola is being deliberately imported into Western countries ?

  13. Colm –

    It depends on what you mean by the language, but it’s demonstrably true that there are no measures to keep Ebola out.

    It’s long been in the West anyway. The US government wouldn’t patent its invention and just leave it lying around West Africa. That’s much too sloppy.

  14. Colm – can you show the measures being taken to keep ebola out of the western countries?

  15. The US government wouldn’t patent its invention and just leave it lying around West Africa. That’s much too sloppy.

    Pete – indeed, but there has to be a way of earning money from the invention:

    http://www.google.com/patents/US20120251502

    In another aspect, the invention provides vaccine preparations, comprising the inventive hEbola virus, including recombinant and chimeric forms of the virus, nucleic acid molecules comprised by the virus, or protein subunits of the virus. The invention also provides a vaccine formulation comprising a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of the inventive hEbola virus described above, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. In one embodiment, the invention provides a vaccine formulation comprising a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of a protein extract of the inventive hEbola virus described above, or a subunit thereof; and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. In another, the invention provides a vaccine formulation comprising a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of a nucleic acid molecule comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a complement thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. In another, the invention provides a vaccine formulation comprising a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of a nucleic acid molecule comprising any of inventive the nucleotide sequences as described above, or a complement thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

    There it is – ebola will provide a vaccine which will make lots of money for those pharmaceutical corporations which care so much about ordinary people. But the ordinary people have to be persuaded to use the vaccines en masse, so how to persuade them?

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