no events match your query!
no events posted in last week
Cops welcomed with smoke bombs and flares Dublin Pride 19:57 Jul 14 0 comments
Gemma O'Doherty: The speech you never heard. I wonder why? 05:28 Jan 15 0 comments
A Decade of Evidence Demonstrates The Dramatic Failure Of Globalisation 15:39 Aug 23 1 comments
Thatcher's " blind eye" to paedophilia 15:27 Mar 12 0 comments
Total Revolution. A new philosophy for the 21st century. 15:55 Nov 17 0 commentsmore >>
Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva
Turkey Has Sent Ukraine Cluster Munition... Thu Jan 12, 2023 00:26 | Jack Detsch
New Israeli Government Promises to Talk ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 21:13 | Al Majadeen
Russia Training Iranian Pilots Ahead of ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:19 | The Times of Israel
Lukashenko Abolishes Copyright Protectio... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:05 | Nikki Main
Human Rights in IrelandA Blog About Human Rights
UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights
5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights
Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights
Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights
Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights
The Covid Vaccine Did Not Save ?Thousands of Lives? in Israel ? and Sweden Proves It Fri Jun 09, 2023 11:36 | Dr Eyal Shahar
?Climate Change? is a Doomsday Cult That Threatens Us All Fri Jun 09, 2023 09:00 | Andrew Montford
The Problem With the WHO is Not That North Korea is Leading It Fri Jun 09, 2023 07:00 | Dr David Bell
News Round-Up Fri Jun 09, 2023 00:47 | Jonathan Barr
Government ?Counter-Disinformation Unit? Targeted Oxford Professor for Questioning Lockdown Evidence Thu Jun 08, 2023 19:21 | Will Jones
Voltaire NetworkVoltaire, international edition
Iranian president to visit Latin America Thu Jun 08, 2023 11:47 | en
CIA aware of Ukrainian plan to sabotage Nord Stream since June 2022 Wed Jun 07, 2023 16:06 | en
Global warming and the confrontation between the West and the rest of the world,... Wed Jun 07, 2023 06:05 | en
The reorganization of the Russian armies, by Thierry Meyssan Sun Jun 04, 2023 06:16 | en
Thierry Meyssan, leading geopolitical analyst on the Internet worldwide Sun Jun 04, 2023 04:44 | en
The recent Ebola outbreak
international | miscellaneous | other press Thursday July 03, 2014 19:28 by SavedByFerrets
The recent ebola outbreak is unprecedented yet little is being said about it in the media and little in the way of resources are being allocated to it's containment compared to what is being spent for example, in stoking up war in the middle east and Ukraine. The disease is highly contagious and kills 90% of those infected.
As you may be aware, an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola has happened in west Africa recently. Ebola is an extremely contagious and deadly virus strain with a very high mortality rate of 90% and no known cure or effective treatment.
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana to draw up a regional response mixed appeals for cash with warnings of the practices that have allowed the disease to spread across borders and into cities.
As you can tell, ministers donating their wages will not cut it in a serious situation like this and co-operative co-ordinated and decisive action by the international community is needed.
We have all experienced the hysteria and hype of the swine flu recently where every single media outlet was baying for action daily. Despite all this hype, the rate of spread of swine flu due to air travel etc was still breath taking once it got hold in large population centres. Measures to limit it's spread were completely ineffective. Now that was, as it turned out, a rather weak strain of flu with low mortality rates.
So how come when it comes to a highly transmissable virus with no known cure or effective treatment and a 90% mortality rate, that the world remains mute on the subject? Is it because the profit motive from Tamiflu or vaccination sales is absent and the pharmaceutical industry and it's hype machine is accordingly uninterested in promoting it?
But the real difference here seems to be that corporations cannot sell us anything. They have no cure, vaccine or effective treatment. Zip.
Or maybe the horrible deaths of African people just don't really matter at all to the west and only serve to open up areas of the continent for cynical resource exploitation in the future?
Even the wikipedia article on the subject is unintentionally tinged with racism:
We, as an international community need to get the finger out here and provide sufficient funds and resources to help to these affected countries immediately. We seem to have no problem when it comes to providing military aid to destroy countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Libya or Ukraine, so it's not as if we can't afford it.
Failing to do so may come back to haunt us far worse than a few Jihadists with rifles. It would do us good to remember that Spanish flu killed far more people than WWI did. An estimated 50 million died worldwide from flu as compared with 20 million from the war itself. And that was with a mortality rate of just 10% or so
Full story here:
View Comments Titles Only
Comments (1 of 1)Jump To Comment: 1
Goods article here on the outbreak