Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ebola: We are prepared

Ebola is out of the news thanks to the scheduled riots in Fergueson (yes, there is black anger, but this has been coopted by various forces with other agendas: Why else would this be morphing into a blocking of Walmart, where working class and poor folk buy most of their food and supplies?). I even read one article claiming that the "ebola crisis" was made up by the Republicans to get votes. Sheesh.

However, the bad news is that it is still a problem in West Africa, despite the silence in the media. The scientists delivered a "fast" test (to distinguish early Ebola from other common diseases such as malaria that have similar symptoms) and are working on a vaccine, but the real danger is still simmering.

So I was amused to see an "ebola suit" on the shelf in the ER of GoodSam hospital, where Lolo got checked.

Oh yes: Phil health has also announced that they will cover Ebola under their policies.

Now all we have to worry about is MERS (in Saudi) Bird Flu (sporadic cases all over Asia), Bubonic Plagues (which has broken out in Madagascar), and of course the usual cases of influenza, Dengue fever and Chinungunya virus.

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