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The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Did you know that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone is approximately doubling every 20 days?  People are dropping dead in the streets, large numbers of bodies are being dumped into the rivers, and gravediggers can hardly keep up with the the number of corpses that are being delivered to the cemeteries.  As you read this, life is pure hell in many areas of West Africa, and now the CDC is warning that things may get far, far worse in the very near future.  According to the CDC, the number of Ebola cases could potentially soar to 1.4 million by the end of January.  Of course the CDC says that this is a “worst-case scenario”, but for our health officials to even suggest that such a huge number is possible is quite chilling.  We are now being told that the fatality rate for this Ebola outbreak has risen to 71 percent, and so most of the “cases” will eventually turn into deaths.  If we do eventually see 1.4 million cases of Ebola in West Africa, it is incredibly naive to think that it will not spread to other parts of the globe as well.

The World Health Organization has been trying to document the number of cases and deaths that are happening, but at this point even the WHO admits that the official statistics “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.

And for the first time, health officials are conceding that this crisis may never have an end point.  A study that was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine says that Ebola could potentially become endemic to West Africa.  In other words, it could become a disease that is continually spread and that we have to deal with on a regular basis like malaria or the flu.

Hopefully this outbreak will be brought under control shortly.  But at the moment there are no signs that this is happening.  In fact, hundreds of health workers have contracted the disease themselves.  And if current trends continue, the CDC warns that we could see up to 1.4 million cases of Ebola by the end of January

Researchers say the total number of cases is vastly underreported by a factor of 2.5 in Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the three hardest-hit countries. Using this correction factor, researchers estimate that approximately 21,000 total cases will have occurred in Liberia and Sierra Leone by Sept. 30. Reported cases in those two countries are doubling approximately every 20 days, researchers said.

“Extrapolating trends to January 20, 2015, without additional interventions or changes in community behavior,” such as much-improved safe burial practices, the researchers estimate that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could be between approximately 550,000 to 1.4 million.

Over the past several weeks, there have been numerous reports of dead bodies lying in the streets of major cities over in West Africa.

And now even the WHO is admitting that many Ebola corpses have been dumped into nearby rivers…

“The true number of deaths will likely never be known, as bodies in the notoriously poor, filthy and overcrowded West Point slum, in the capital, Monrovia, have simply been thrown into the two nearby rivers,” WHO said in a separate statement.

No wonder Ebola is spreading so rapidly.

So far authorities have been able to keep this crisis mostly contained to just a few countries.

But what happens when we have over a million people running around with Ebola?

How in the world do we keep that contained?

There are some in the scientific community that are expressing skepticism that we will be able to…

That sort of exponential increase in cases makes it more likely that Ebola will become entrenched in West Africa, said Robert Murphy, a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University.

If there are hundreds of thousands of Ebola cases, then “many more countries will have cases, and it won’t be just West Africa,” Murphy said. “There is so much mobility now, this can spread anywhere.”

If Ebola continues to spread like wildfire throughout West Africa, it is probably just a matter of time before it starts popping up in major cities in other areas of the globe.

If this were to happen in the United States, life would change for all of us almost overnight.

It is hard to put into words that kind of chaos that we are witnessing over in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone right now.  Panic and fear are everywhere, and the corpses just keep piling up.  The following is an excerpt from a recent New York Times article

The Ebola epidemic is spreading rapidly in Sierra Leone’s densely packed capital – and it may already be far worse than the authorities acknowledge.

Various models of the growth of the epidemic here “all show an exponential increase,” said Peter H. Kilmarx, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team in Sierra Leone. “The conditions are amenable to Ebola spread.”

“Since last month, it’s every day, any minute and hour, and often, they are coming” to bury the Ebola dead, said Desmond Kamara, a police officer.

A cloudy stream drains from the area of the new graves into the slum, further frightening the residents.

“We are at risk, big risk,” said Ousman Kamara, a resident. “We have made many complaints.”

But the bodies, he said, keep coming.

“Even at night,” he said. “You stand here, and you see them coming.”

Could you imagine something like that happening in America?

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7 comments to The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America

  • Rancher

    A couple weeks ago we attended an NRA Banquet event. The usual African Safari which usually was bid up to selling and often twice never got one bid!!! Ebola. They could not get a 500.00 bid on a multi thousand dollar hunting adventure trip. Not one bid!!

    This will hurt Africa economy very soon and create yet more TV commercials hawking the need for my money to help rescue these poor people from..themselves. Ignorance in rampant in this continent and always has been even though these people have been around since time began.

    I read some fruit bats are suspect as they people there love their bat soup!! I have bug eating bats on my Ranch and stay well enough away from them and would never handle or eat one. But these cretins cut them up with their bare hands and the proven Ebola disease carry rodents transmit the disease right to the people. They are constantly told how to take better care of themselves and they still revert back to self destructive behavior…go figure.

    Anyway living in a colder climate and snow belt as we do here offers a fantastic isolation from so many of these diseases and carries. Having locked perimeter gates with controlled access to the spread here also limits our exposure. Being able to not go to town for years never hurts…. If it comes to America I bet the regions where people have dropped out of school, live with flth and garbage around them, have rats and other rodents as house guests, have no ambition to honestly help themselves upward and are on govt handouts will be the next breeding ground for this disease.

    Just my two cents worth…

  • Sayldog

    1.5 million African children die of dysentery every year. As Adam Kokesh pointed out, this is not a part of the world that practices the best hygiene. We also care for our sick better, have better equipment for our health care workers, and dispose of the dead better. The risk of Ebola becoming a major issue here in the States is practically zero. But hey, let’s not rain on Snyder’s parade of fear mongering, I mean without that guys like him and Hodges would have no audience. Remember Hodges writing that Ebola was here already and cases would start manifesting in 3 weeks? That was months ago.

    So let me iterate that fact – 1,500,000 children in Africa die every year from diarrhea.

  • Chuck

    I find it a little curious that this outbreak is occurring in the center of one of Africas’ oil producing regions and that obama decided we needed military troops there. I have also read that Nigeria is one of China’s largest oil8 producing partners. hmmmm….

    • Angel

      China QUICKLY came to my mind, as well, but I’ve remained silent on it.

      China has made some real headway in Africa, not just in regard to the oil business, but natural resources in general. It’s been suggested that China will control a large chunk of Africa in the years to come, the end result being a war between China and the US over these very resources. You’re the only person I’ve heard bring this point up.

      Odd “coincidence” that Ebola (or whatever it is) is threatening a state of mass-genocide in a continent that one of our adversaries finds very attractive, isn’t it?

      • Chuck

        I have gotten to a point where I believe nothing that comes from the MSM or the mouths of our “leaders”. I will never take any of these stories at face value. When was the last time we saw any real humanitarian efforts being made by our government? One could fill a page with a list of natural and man made disasters (think Fukashima) that did not get the attention this event has gotten. I believe there could only be some self serving reason for the efforts they are making now. Taking control of another oil producing region by whatever means available makes sense to me.

  • jeff

    This Michael Snyder thing must be a 9 year old girl with her hair on fire. she’s afraid of EVERYTHING and wants you to be too!

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