Tuesday, 21 October 2014

08:21 – I’m taking some time off writing today to do kit stuff. We’re low on biology kits, and I need to bottle another 60 sets of a dozen or so chemicals.

The good news is that Ebola has been stopped in Nigeria, no thanks to either CDC or WHO, but due entirely to Doctors Without Borders and local doctors and nurses. The bad news is that Ebola continues to rage in the three countries at the heart of this outbreak, with the best estimates forecasting a peak in the next few months of 10,000+ new cases per week. And the federal authorities continue to insist that Ebola is not airborne-transmissible, despite the fact that it’s been known for 25 years to be transmitted via the droplets expelled when an infected person sneezes or coughs. See the Reston Monkey Virus incident in 1989, which involved the original Zaire strain of Ebola.