It should have been stopped in Africa. There should have been an All Hands On Deck response from the start.
WHO’s pathetic self-centered weeping about its response being “inadequate” doesn’t bring back the thousands who died horrible deaths that could have been prevented.
The WHO, the UN agency designated with coordinating international response to disease outbreaks, missed chances to prevent Ebola from spreading when it was first diagnosed last spring, thanks to incompetent staff, a lack of information and bureaucracy due to “politically motivated appointments”, the report says. “Nearly everyone involved in the response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” said the report, obtained by the Associated Press. “A perfect storm was brewing.” The WHO refused to comment on the draft report.
See: heck of a job
The American Constitution forbids our troops being active domestically. However, I would support USAMRIID getting involved to stop this. The CDC is not working properly.
October 19: Military preps quick-strike team for Ebola response in United States
Jacoby is already working with the military on the joint team, Kirby said, and once formed, it will head to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of training in infection control and personal protective equipment. The training, provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, will begin “within the next week or so,” Kirby said.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
If USAMRIID fails, we’re all in trouble.
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So the second infected person not only traveled while having a fever, but the plane was sent to other destinations before being cleaned.
Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Texas
Frieden expressed regret for not having responded to the threat of Ebola more aggressively sooner, saying that with the benefit of hindsight, CDC should have initially dispatched “a more robust hospital infection team” to Dallas.
The CDC has acted like the Keystone Kops of medicine.
If a third person is infected on American soil, Frieden must resign, period.
Yesterday’s snow was as terrible as the amount was unexpected.
And there’s more coming.
What’s it’s done so far is bad enough:
All photos taken today, Monday May 6, 2013. Photos resized and resampled to VGA; click any to enlarge.
It’s now been over six months since Superstorm Sandy hit New York City. The damage remains.
At the Whitehall Ferry Terminal: