71F and 92%RH. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous in the afternoon. Sure it was hot, but not boiling in the shade and I was driving with the windows open. FEMA has us forecast as on the edge of a storm system, openweathermap has us sunny and clear. My money is with openweathermap.
Aesop posted about Ebola getting out of DRC, and I put some links and additional info in the comments. Particularly interesting is this pdf which details the FedGov plan for dealing with Ebola.
Basically, have frontline healthcare rapidly identify a potential case and isolate. Transfer to a hospital that can treat them while waiting for confirmation. Then transfer to a hospital for care. Backed up by 10 regional Ebola Treatment Centers. The pdf lists the hospitals tapped for that duty. In Houston, it’s in Galveston. Of course, the plan will likely fall apart with the first case. It’s all well and good to say you’ll take patients when they are offering big money for training and upgrades, something else when your staff walks out the back door.
Note that the updates say the kid’s younger brother and grandmother have both since died. The rest of the family group is sick too. They were in the end stages shedding bodily fluids and virus like crazy. There is ZERO chance they didn’t come in contact with anyone until they were admitted. So expect some native Ugandan cases soon. (and thank the rapacious drug companies for the vaccine, which might contain this new outbreak.
Elsewhere, things are proceeding with IRAN–
Accusations and denials to follow…
Getting sporty out there guys. Get ready to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Everyone else is going to be too busy to care much about you and yours, if they’re not actively persecuting you.