The Pentagon Will Use 30 Person "Quick-Strike Team" To Deal With Domestic Ebola Patients http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-19/pentagon-will-use-30-person-quick-strike-team-deal-domestic-ebola-patients …
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Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO: The Canadian government said it will start shippi... http://bit.ly/1woTmE0 #seattle
Canada to send as many as 1,000 vials of its experimental #Ebola vaccine to Geneva - @WHO via @CBCNews http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ebola-vaccine-to-be-sent-to-who-on-monday-for-clinical-trials-1.2803731 …
After Golfing, Obama Holds Late Ebola Meeting - Guess Who Missed It (Again)! http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-19/after-golfing-obama-holds-late-ebola-meeting-guess-who-missed-it-again …
This Ebola diagram gives a close-up look at deadly virus and shows how it works http://huff.to/1FmazSB
Leading Ebola researcher says U.S. is ‘lagging behind’ on 'simple' screening procedures:
The Ebola Outbreak Is Now Raging Through The Mid-Terms: The Hill said it over four days ago, "Ebola has become... http://bit.ly/1sZ2wG5
Pentagon: 101 Airborne Troops On Ebola Mission Will Not Get Full Protective Gear http://bit.ly/1uppkLL
"More stringent" guidelines for treating Ebola patients coming from CDC soon, NIH chief says - http://cbsn.ws/11QZZUd
U.N. Ebola chief: World 'was not ready' for this outbreak http://nbcnews.to/1FmcPcs
Ebola: Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic http://gu.com/p/42hfg/tw via @guardian
#ndtv Liberian President Asks 'World' to Pitch in to Fight Ebola: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf mad... http://bit.ly/1CFRnLv
Medics being hired for airport Ebola screenings http://fb.me/2RHFhDICy
What's more concerning than Ebola? The CDC's response to it, @LeonardPittsJr1 writes. http://bsun.md/ZAXNi4
Markets & Ebola: Confusion, Containment, & Complexity http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-18/markets-ebola-confusion-containment-complexity …
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Markets & Ebola: Confusion, Containment, & Complexity
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/18/2014 18:14 -0400
Via Scotiabank's Guy Haselmann,
Ebola Must Be Contained Now
President Obama and western governments are beginning to appreciate the scale of the Ebola crisis. Unfortunately, the highly deadly virus remains rampant in western Africa and is spreading there at an alarmingly exponential rate. Playing defense by trying to defend our borders will be insufficient since infected travels will not be identified give the long incubation period. However, health officials are doing an admirable and prudent job immediately quarantining all victims and tracing all of their contacts.
Yet, the West must play offensive and snuff the virus out at its source. Stopping Ebola in western Africa is the only way that the virus will be beaten. At the moment, entire societies are tragically being ravaged. These countries need desperate help, because, unlike in the West, they have poorly-equipped health care systems. Spending more today will save much more money later. The world is too interconnected to allow the virus to move from remote areas to large urban areas.
Nigeria did a masterful job preventing an outbreak when an infected person arrived in Lagos, a city of 11 million people. However, not all large metropolitan areas are equipped to do so well. There are 850 urban areas in the world with populations of 500,000 or more. There are 26 cities that qualify as a ‘megacity’ or a city whose population is greater than 10 million people or more. To put it in perspective, New York City is ranked 7th in population with 20 million people, but surprisingly it has the lowest population density of any ‘megacity’.
Other megacities: Tokyo 37M, Jakarta 26M, Seoul 22M, Delhi 22M, Manila 22M, Shanghai 20M, Sao Paulo 20M, Mexico City 19M, Cairo 17M, Beijing 17M, Osaka area 17M, Mumbai 17M, Guangzhou area 16M, Dhaka 15M, L.A. 15M, Kolkota 15M, Karachi 14M, Buenos Aires 13m, Istanbul 13M, Rio de Janeiro, 12M, Lagos 11M.
Clearly, many of these countries do not have adequate public health facilities to deal with Ebola.
(For sake of argument, ‘Urban area’ is defined as a continuous urban development within a metropolitan area whose physical form constitutes the essence of a city.)
There are two less obvious or less discussed economic reasons why the Obama administration may be urgently focusing more on the Ebola crises. Flu season is about to start and the symptoms of Ebola resemble those of the Flu. Some people with flu symptoms are likely to irrationally panic. There are likely to become numerous and frequent headlines about people being tested for Ebola-like symptoms and they might begin to impact financial markets. Hospitals could be overwhelmed particularly due to the vast requirements in terms of the facilities and personnel necessary in order to treat such a patient.
According to the US Census Bureau, there are over 40 million Americans who do not have health insurance. These people are more likely to not seek medical attention at all, thus significantly increasing the risk that the virus will be spread. The West needs to do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop Ebola immediately before one traveler brings it to a large city and we are looking at 1918 comparisons. Moreover, the desperate people in Western Africa deserve and require a global response. For markets, the outcome is binary.
Something to think about. ~The Market Ticker - On Ebola's Challenges http://bit.ly/ZzHjGO
Why Airport Screening Won't Stop Ebola, The Economist Explains http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-18/why-airport-screening-wont-stop-ebola-economist-explains …
Dallas Ebola patient's medical records a window into span of exposure to hospital's workers: http://apne.ws/1woiCdD
Senegal is on the brink of being declared #Ebola-free, 42 days after it successfully contained its sole case http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/14/uk-health-ebola-nigeria-senegal-idUKKCN0I329420141014 …
Evidence Ebola ca, be transmitted by aerosols near & far means healthcare workers should be wearing respirators.http://bit.ly/1suaaYM
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Respiration & infectious disease experts disagree w/CDC on Ebola. They say modes of transmission are "unclear." http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/09/commentary-health-workers-need-optimal-respiratory-protection-ebola …
President Obama on ebola: 'We can't give into hysteria or fear': http://youtu.be/7u08u8GA_rg
Nassim Taleb: Here's What People Don't Understand About Ebola @nntaleb nails it (as usual) http://read.bi/1yL1X6c
Ebola could be mutating and becoming even more contagious, leading scientist warns http://dailym.ai/1vr1uDF
My younger brother @elshamyme made this great Go Pro video (with images) as he followed Ebola medics in Liberia: http://youtu.be/mEwDp8DZU3s
With #EbolaOutbreak wreaking havoc on Liberia, the level of misery, unfortunately, will soar. http://www.cato.org/blog/cost-ebola-misery-index
Video: Inside an Ebola health centre in Liberia http://f24.my/11DRdZO
Pulitzer winning photographer barred from teaching at Syracuse after covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia http://ti.me/1qImWyz
#Ebola-treatment centers needed in #Liberia weeks ago. Obama vowed to build 17 units. Soldiers yet to finish any! http://online.wsj.com/articles/in-liberia-u-s-soldiers-race-ebola-1413501880 …
Two airlines have continued serving Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea during the Ebola outbreak http://ti.me/1nskUXt
Mining company at centre of fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone goes bust http://gu.com/p/42g7k/tw
Ebola-infected nurse moved to Maryland http://ift.tt/1DfN7EP
"@kwatkinsodi: Brilliant chart from @marcus_manuel @ODI_development on who is (and is not) paying for Ebola response "
Sierra Leone lockdown will not help halt Ebola: MSF http://reut.rs/1qp6VRL #Reuters #Africa #Ebola #EbolaOutbreak
Concerns are intensifying about the possibility of the deadly Ebola virus reaching Asia, with Labor warning the... http://fb.me/71ykajODs
I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola http://zite.to/1waRMo0
Fear of #Ebola leveraged by cybercriminals in malicious email campaign; World War-like disaster, too http://bit.ly/Zz3uNm
We're losing the fight against ebola, the World Bank warns - http://www.news24.com/World/News/Were-losing-fight-against-Ebola-World-Bank-20141018 …