I am becoming slightly more optimistic regarding the potential for a global pandemic, especially in the USA and Europe. Ebola is spread by what Sterling Hayden, the actor in “Dr. Strangelove” called “precious bodily fluids.” Precious bodily fluids include blood, feces, vomit, saliva, tears, sweat; semen coming into DIRECT AND CLOSE CONTACT with a person. I have now concluded Ebola is “easier to get in Africa” than in the USA and Europe for several reasons.
Second, the level of physical infrastructure, in terms of public sanitation, toilets, fresh water, garbage pickup etc, is far more advanced than in Africa in general. We simply do not have a situation in the USA like in West Point, Liberia. West Point has TWO toilets for 75,000 people. The number of people living in a dwelling is fewer than in Africa. The rooms are bigger, cleaner, and you are not dealing with filthy, infected towels, bedding and linen.
Third, although the initial reaction to Duncan by the hospital staff was dismal, plus the two nurses got infected, still our hospitals are cleaner, better supplied; the people are better trained than in Africa.
Finally, well Doomer Doug is genetically incapable of being a “Polly.” LOL Still, I just don’t see the cultural conditions and practices, medical and public health problems being the same in Europe and the USA. This doesn’t mean that the USA will avoid Ebola, or in the third world cesspool areas of some of our major cities we will no get some Ebola cases.
I am just not seeing millions of Americans getting infected with Ebola. The conditions, cultural practices, medical problems make Ebola worse in West Africa. The Marxist in Chief continued failure to stop infected Africans from openly flying in will make matters worse, at least until OBAMA GETS IMPEACHED. The impeachment of Obama is now very much in play in early 2015 in my opinion. Ebola will be public enough in the USA, and cause enough anger that the LIBERAL EXTREME OPEN BORDER GROUPS ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES soon.
Unfortunately, the prognosis for West Africa in particular is grim. It is now clear to me we are dealing with a Black Death level event in Africa. Ebola has now spread to Mali among other countries. There is a separate Ebola epidemic in the DRC, cases being reported from Sudan, South Africa among others. The situation in both Liberia and Sierra Leone is creating a failed state under Black Death of 1348 to 1352 status. Doomer Doug sees multiple millions dead in Africa in the months and years ahead.
Ebola has medical, economic, political, cultural, and economic consequences. For one thing, the price of candy in the USA has gone up 15 percent for Halloween due to harvest issues in West Africa. Africa is road kill at this point in my opinion.