The clock is ticking my fellow Americans, 90 people and counting have died gruesome deaths in West Africa's current Ebola outbreak. The first line workers employed by Doctors Without Borders are labeling this outbreak as "unprecedented."
Ebola is one of the worlds most brutally lethal viruses. The American Centers for Disease Control which ranks Ebola among anthrax and smallpox as a Category A nightmare of epic proportions.
The 2014 outbreak began in Guinea two months ago, and has since crossed international borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia and now Mali. The known death toll being reported to the public stands at double digits.
Because Ebola is not airborne, at least as far as current medicine understands, can only be transmitted through direct contact with the blood or body fluid secretions from an infected individual. on paper, it would seem containment is theoretically simple: identify the infected individuals and immediately quarantine them. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is different then the ones before, because those infected with Ebola are located in urban centers with easy access to cars, buses, and motorcycles.
"This is the first time Ebola is detected in Guinea, this left healthcare workers unaware and unprepared. Because of this 11 healthcare workers are among those infected.
There is also a large amount of stigma and fear associated with Ebola in Africa. That attitude could cause patients to seek care in hospitals far away from their local communities, further spreading the disease. "If those hospitals are not aware of what is coming. Because they are unaware and unprepared these hospitals will become witches cauldrons spreading the virus even faster. Anthropologists are being flown into Guinea alongside health workers to help them contain the outbreak in a "culturally sensitive and appropriate" way.
The 1917 Spanish flu killed 500,000 Americans. At the time the US population hovered at or around 100 million. . Today, the current population of the United States is over 300 million. That would be deaths exceeding 1.5 million people, add to that, another 3-5 million infected but not dying. Though, those who survived would have their health severely impacted for the rest of their dramatically shorted life.
If Ebola makes it to the United States and the CDC does not contain the outbreak, or the infected individual makes it to a major metropolitan city, the costs of being unprepared will be in the hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives. The very fabric of modern day America would quickly fall apart. Food, water, medical supplies, ammo would become scarce in a matter of days.
The secondary costs of an Ebola outbreak on United States soil would be the declaration of Martial Law. The US Constitution would be suspended. Freedom and Liberty would be foolishly given up by the panicked American people in the desperate hope that the government would some how save them. The truth is the government will only be concerned with saving the politicians, military and those essential to serving the government and keep it well fed and stocked with supplies. The American people would be last on the list of who is important and who deserves limited supplies.
The time to get prepared is NOW! Not when people are coughing and sneezing and bleeding in public. Put food and medical supplies away now while they are readily available. IF nothing comes of the 2014 Ebola outbreak then you now don't have to go shopping for a while. Remember the Boyscout motto..."Be Prepared"
The time to get prepared is NOW! Not when people are coughing and sneezing and bleeding in public. Put food and medical supplies away now while they are readily available. IF nothing comes of the 2014 Ebola outbreak then you now don't have to go shopping for a while.
Remember the Boyscout motto...