Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ebola Updates - November 8 , 2014 ( great daily note from Ebola Deeply - 11/7/14 ) - Focus on Africa and vaccines , US fears abating ....

Sunday Tweets....

18,000 US nurses to strike over preparedness

Red Cross - " we still do not have control of Ebola situation in Freetown"

Red Cross " it's the first time Ebola has hit a centre like Freetown with this density of population"

Red Cross "everyone in Freetown believes the next four weeks are critical "

Morocco insists on delaying African Cup of Nations over Ebola fears -

Saturday Tweets....

Ebola surging in Sierra Leone amid lack of treatment centers: U.N RT

Figures Centers 1,146 confirmed cases-463 recovered 867-404 1,490-550 ©MSF

West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 4,950, says WHO

Israel secretly bans citizens of Ebola-stricken West Africa from visiting country

Today's Executive Summary, a digest of the latest news and analysis

MSF confirms fall in Liberia but warns it could "flare up" again, pointing to Guinea

Anti War....

US Ebola Deployments to Last at Least 18 Months

Pentagon Names Five US Bases for Quarantine

by Jason Ditz, November 07, 2014
According to comments made by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Pentagon is planning for the military deployments to West Africa to fight Ebola to last around 18 months.
“We think we’re making some progress in Liberia,” Dempsey insisted, “Sierra Leone is not trending favorably, and nor is Guinea.” He went on to say it would take “every bit of 18 months,” though he downplayed the risk of it taking four years.
That four years is even in the discussion suggests the 18 month estimate is probably on the low end, however, as the Pentagon’s predictions for how long a conflict will last inevitably are far too optimistic.
Dempsey also named the five US bases which will house troops for quarantine purposes when they return from the Ebola rotation. This includes Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Bragg, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.