Ebola Rages On; African activists rage the West isn’t doing enough

childrenslumsebolaAt 100 or more new reported cases a day

(and, obviously, an unquantified number of unreported cases) coupled with the deliberate “removal” of dead victims from the official tally, it is apparent that the Ebola outbreak continues to rage and is far from contained.

As has been mentioned here and elsewhere in the Realism Blogosphere Math Just Is.  As the Daily Mail UK reports, scores of orphaned children left to care for themselves after close contact and sustained exposure to a parent or other caregiver who has died from Ebola are  “ticking timebombs”.

The predictable response by the marxist leaning local authorities – that this is the fault/responsibility of non-Africans – follows:

” …’This is a global problem,’ he says. ‘We don’t have the resources and capacity to deploy the number of people required. We need 32,000 people. We have 3,000.’

Maybe the global community needs to answer why it is not happening. We are trying to meet the challenge but this is not a Liberian crisis, it is a global crisis. That’s the fault of the global community. This is a problem for the entire world. We are still in a crisis. Ebola is not finished yet.’  ”

Everything is the “fault” of the West, according to Progressives.  Everything.  They demand that the free, non-socialized capitalist West step in and fund/solve their problems …. while simultaneously complaining that the engagement represents “racism” and the vestiges of “colonial oppression”.

Obama’s response – to fund treatment centers and to deliberately import Ebola cases to the US (repatriation of Ebola afflicted health care workers, et al) has been firmly rejected by other Western governments, leaving him the outlier in the global paradigm.  It is also an approach that has been criticized as “self-serving” by those within the outbreak zone who are tasked with managing/ending the crisis.

“Jallah says it is unfortunate that much of the current international aid spending is now focussed on building treatment units when money is needed for more urgent work. What is needed, he says, is funding for teams of people – known as contact tracers – to follow up on reported cases such as the one in Clara Town.”

While the article outlines the failures of the local governments and its citizens to follow basic hygiene and self-quarantine protocols, it fails to challenge the belief of the West African authorities that other countries are somehow “responsible” for the choices of their citizens to ignore epidemic management protocols (no matter how dumbed down/simplified) within the outbreak zone.

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You can read the whole article here.

You know what else is glaringly missing from these reports about the Ebola outbreak?

Any acknowledgement or thanks to  Western volunteers, agencies and groups that have been assisting the African governments with providing direct health care as well as funding for education, treatment and outreach in an effort to contain the pandemic.  Or any mention of the millions that has already been spent over the past four decades in basic “sanitation and healthcare education”, without any marked improvement or behavioral change.

Instead of thanking these groups for the work/money they have already provided while stating that more assistance would be appreciated (ie: you get more flies with honey than vinegar), there are only unilateral demands and attempts to guilt the West (aka, in the lexicon of marxists, “rich white people” ) for “not doing more”, appealing to the western tradition of Christian charity, even if the outcome is predictable with or without massive global intervention.  Many western groups have already provided the tools,  information and funding for a massive public education/awareness campaign which has, as the article so clearly lays out, been rejected by the local population.  Somehow, this is the fault of the “globe” as well.

unicef-ebola-posterThe article states the obvious:

“Even in the Clara Town slum, in the heart of the capital, lapses are obvious. I watch as the ten children run from the ‘Ebola house’ and mingle freely with the dozens outside – ignoring the chlorine-washing prescribed.

Yards down the street, at a water pump, residents take it in turns to push down on the handle, no-one bothering to disinfect it or themselves, happily sharing jokes, no-one worrying about bodily contact. It doesn’t look like an area in lockdown.”

Maybe it’s just me, but I see a pretty consistent pattern here, no matter what the cause du jour may be.

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60 Responses to Ebola Rages On; African activists rage the West isn’t doing enough

  1. Ian says:

    “Everything is the ‘fault’ of the West, according to Progressives. Everything. They demand that the free, non-socialized capitalist West step in and fund/solve their problems …. while simultaneously complaining that the engagement represents ‘racism’ and the vestiges of ‘colonial oppression’.”

    That’s Who/Whom Morality in action. One of the tenets of Marxism. It’s not a matter of what, but who. The West is the designated bad guy, so they get no credit for whatever good they do. If anything good does come from their actions, hey, come on, it was the least they could’ve done after all the oppression they benefited from. It’s just another way the dysfunctional bleed dry the functional.

    http://www.socialmatter.net/2014/10/30/primer-whowhom-morality/

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    • ytz4mee says:

      Thank you for spreading the education around.

      The more people that we can free from Stockholm Syndrome, the better.

      Acting in your own self-interest isn’t “selfish”, it’s sane.

      We are not “free” as long as we are fiscally subjugated and extorted.

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      • TexasRanger says:

        Yes they blame the West, and more specifically Whities for not having enough help to fight Ebola in Liberia West Africa.

        Why doesn’t this finger pointing activists ask why many Liberian Doctors—Including the President’s Own Son—Are Staying Away and not there helping his own people!

        Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s own son Dr. James Adama Sirleaf, a medical doctor, has stayed in the U.S. in Georgia with his family, saying simply and conveniently
        he can do more for his country here in the U.S. than at home.

        Who’s Not Doing Enough?

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  2. libby says:

    Beggar nations.
    Always with their hands out.
    You loathed colonialism,
    but you want all the goods
    and wish to pay for none

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  3. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    And how much aid has the US and other nations dumped into Africa over the years?

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  4. arttart1983 says:

    ‘Obama Seeks $6 Billion for Ebola Fight’

    President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $6 billion to fight Ebola both in the United States and in West Africa, administration officials said Wednesday.

    “In West Africa, we have deployed nearly 2,000 personnel from multiple U.S. departments and agencies, including the Departments of State and Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Defense. We are leading a global coalition of countries to address this global challenge, just as we work hand-in-hand with the affected governments, the United Nations, and others,” one official told NBC News.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/obama-seeks-6-billion-ebola-fight-n242181

    I find it interesting that George Loony Cloony/Brad Pitt haven’t stepped forward to shame the American people into donating for the Ebola effort by having a TV marathon. Why no new song, like, “We are the world?” Have even celebrities tired of the bottomless pit of death in 3 rd world countries, well except for Angelina Jolie who hasn’t volunteered to visit Hot Spots?

    Zuckerberg boasted/bragged on his face book page he donated 25 million to the CDC, but even Zuckerberg can see what a drop in the bucket 25 million is to the 6 Billion Obama is asking the taxpayers for.

    Yet, our troops remain in harms way as we continue to pray for their safety.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      The $6 Billion is nothing more than “wealth redistribution” writ large. Very little of that will make it to where it’s needed, or will have any meaningful long term impact in west Africa.

      But it will allow their elite to come to the west, or at a minimum, send their children here to be educated at our most elite institutions, live in our best neighborhoods and dine at our finest establishments on the money confiscated from the working classes here, who had to deny their own children funds and opportunities in order to enrich the pampered third world elite.

      When I worked on K street, our building shared offices with an African front group. Every single person there was politically connected back in Africa. They were awash in Armani suits, armed bodyguards, chauffered uparmored Mercedes Benz limosines and were regular visitors to the Maserati/Ferrari dealership. And their schtick never changed: rich white people “owed” their people more.

      When Liberia’s Prime Minister is demanding that more healthcare professionals from the West step up and go there to volunteer, risking their own lives and the lives of their loved ones, while her OWN US-trained MD son refuses, tells me everything I need to know. I refuse to help people who refuse to help themselves.

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      • arttart1983 says:

        ytz4mee ~ thank you for you in sight. I am irked to death by the “shaming” from WHO/Obama/Sierra L. Prime Minister! NEVER do we hear an appreciation for all we’ve done thus far & apologies for those health care professionals that died volunteering that were there to fight their fight, NOR appreciation of all the US has done providing our troops to fight their Ebola war. I so agree w/your thoughts on Hot Spots “refusing to help people who refuse to help themselves.”

        Hell, we don’t even hear Obama thanking the taxpayers he wants to continue to pay for the fight w/the latest being a 6 million dollar request of taxpayer monies. No good deed goes unpunished. My heart, my monies remain in the US for homeless vets/homeless Americans.

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        • ytz4mee says:

          I wish he were only asking for $6 million. He is demanding $6 BILLION. A Billion is 1,000 millions. As in, 6,000,000,000 hard earned dollars. From real economic activity, from deferred choices, from sweat and tears to be extorted from a workforce of 145 million, who are themselves struggling to keep their heads above water.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      I find it interesting that George Loony Cloony/Brad Pitt haven’t stepped forward to shame the American people into donating for the Ebola effort by having a TV marathon. Why no new song, like, “We are the world?” Have even celebrities tired of the bottomless pit of death in 3 rd world countries, well except for Angelina Jolie who hasn’t volunteered to visit Hot Spots?

      What about Spike Lee, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx and all those other white-people-hating “blacktivists” that identify with the African diaspora first, and being an American a far distant second, if at all?

      Why aren’t they leading the parade by contributing out of their own pockets? Where are the photo ops of them in Liberia and Sierra Leone? Hmmm???

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  5. Rachelle says:

    We constantly hear that all cultures are equal and that the ‘creation myths (sciences) of the West are no better than the creation myths of African tribes.

    Okay, so why doesn’t Africa use its own culture and creation myths to create a cure? Why are they coming to us?

    Or maybe African witchcraft and creation myths really are not equal to Western society and science. Not when it really counts and lives depend on it.

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    • Sharon says:

      The message actually is – “How dare you function as though cleanliness, literacy, sanitation, adequate food and shelter, dependable transportation and the ability to avoid most infections are worth obtaining and protecting?”

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  6. whodoneit says:

    Yeah, the West – particularly the US, is somehow always the cause of all things bad. It comes with the territory. And I’m sorry – but if the West African residents refuse to follow simple sanitary protocol (which apparently they do) I say seal off the entire area and let the virus run it’s course. Just put a lid on it and save the rest of the globe from the horror show that is West Africa.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      Millions of dollars and 40+ years teaching them about handwashing and basic hygiene. Yet supposedly, we’re supposed to be funding handwashing and basic hygiene efforts in an endless effort with endless dollars and tribute.

      Enough is enough.

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  7. RJ says:

    For more than 50 years, over a half of a century, I have been exposed to radio, television and newsprint all claiming that Americans must come forward to help those who live in Africa. I’ve seen all those pictures of starving kids, young men with no jobs, women gathering sticks and roots to make fire to feed the babies with swollen stomachs. Gut wrenching images…for more than 50 years!

    So, what have the natives been up to in Africa? In South Africa, dominated by a white group for years…looks like they have their feet firmly planted pre and sans Mandela. Up there in Egypt, Libya, etc. we’ve got civil unrest coupled with religious turmoil. Into the Congo, etc. we see dictators and roving bands of males killing their brothers and sisters.

    Disease seems to spring up all over this continent. Now they wear western clothes; even cell phones have made a presence. And yet…one crisis after another comes to this land. Enter Ebola…bush meat transfer, or just man getting too close to the “jungle” is an argument that’s going to last for some time.

    Bottom line, what has this continent produced during 50 plus years that is good for its native peoples? How has the education gone, the farming, or what about industries?

    From my perspective, not much modern advancement in total. Still bush league in many ways.
    Tribal and paganistic.

    Tarzan would feel right at home today! Only he would miss the wildlife…which has gone onto the dinner plate and decorated the walls in distant lands.

    If Iraq and Afghanistan want to remain in the 9th century…why should western civilization insist on changing those dreams?

    Can we say the same about Africa? Or do we carry our “white guilt” over there. See what “white guilt” brought to the United States in Barack Hussein Obama? Let them figure out this “game of life” on their own.

    50 years has left me tired, despondent, angry, and certainly disillusioned when it comes to helping those who would rather be “slaves” to a government handout system. Much like the “urban renewal” efforts here in America.

    Wrong philosophies at play, with too many bad actors in powerful, political positions.

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  8. Bonny Alba says:

    The leftists are really communists and this is why they constantly vilify McCarthy, not because they support people’s rights, they don’t. The leftist communists have become fixated on blacks and they think that whites exist to serve blacks, to be their slaves, essentially. So much for their opposition to slavery, it was a lie. The leftists think that the entire world revolves around blacks. Good luck getting over 1 billion Chinese to enslave themselves to blacks. That is one bunch of communists who won’t play their game. Instead of negrocentric communist domination, theirs will be sinocentric communism and domination.

    The root of the problem is that the leftist communists, called democrats, are lying when they say that they support peoples God-given costitutionally protected rights. They only believe in selective enforcement of that principle. The leftist communists, known as democrats, do not even believe that we have a right to choose whether or not we are exposed to fatal diseases! How many more communist attacks on your God-given rights are acceptable?

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    • ytz4mee says:

      Let me shorten it for you:

      Marxists extract tribute from others, by whatever means necessary (guilt and/or guns) and use it to buy both loyalty and perqs for themselves.

      Strip away all the rhetoric and that’s what you’re left with.

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    How timely. Just watching the local 11 AM news and they put on that rah-rah feel-good piece about the NY doctor being cured and released after his battle with Ebola. The news said that he was ‘cured’ and no longer capable of infecting people with the disease after 2.5 weeks of treatment. Below is the site and ‘cut’ I forwarded them:
    http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/
    ” People remain infectious as long as their blood and body fluids, including semen and breast milk, contain the virus. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness. ”
    Let’s see what they say on tonite’s news.

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    • Irish Eyes says:

      What about all the people he may have infected before he went into treatment (maybe some of Wednesday’s 357)? What about his girlfriend, how is she?

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Just noticed tonite’s ‘Inside Edition’ on (local) CBS mentioned NY doctor had to agree to abstain from sex for three months upon his release. Looks like the WHO fact sheet’s been making the rounds. Also shortens the possible answers to his being asked ‘What’s up, Doc?’.

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      • rashomon says:

        I was advised by a specialist with 45 years experience studying viral diseases that bodily fluids can still carry this virus for three months, long after fever and other symptoms have disappeared, but have not studied some of these rarer diseases in detail as most such illnesses thrive in tropical locations such as Africa and many are Muslims with very specific attitudes about autopsy. He and his many fellow virologists are not certain about length of quarantine. And truthfully, he said, viruses tend to mutate, making it a lifelong effort to keep them under control.

        Some such infections are killed off by the immune system, but other remain latent or dormant (mononucleosis; herpes; Hep A, B and C; HIV; polio; papillomavirus and chicken pox to name just a few) and may arise again to cause other problems later in life. Chicken pox can become shingles, polio can result in nerve pain/muscle weakness years later, and warts can reoccur any time the immune system is compromised.

        In countries where 1:100 dilution of chlorine:water is used for cleaning exposed surfaces, patients are isolated, and people use frequent hand washing with clean water and soap as hygienic practice, the possibility of passing some viruses to others greatly decreases.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Ebola, along with HIV, seem to be rather stable as far as mutation goes, at least for the time. I was a bit upset at the cavalier attitude the hospitals and press have had regarding released patients being ‘cured’ and no longer infective. The need by the MSM and government to salve the public’s fears seem to have led to a white lie regarding how infectious the disease really is and for how long. To have the info released on a pop entertainment vice mainline news program is obscene.

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  10. True Colors says:

    Their feeling of entitlement is staggering.

    Their mantra…… “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine.”

    They hate america but not american currency.

    Instead of the africans blaming their own problems on THEIR leaders they blame OURS.

    How much time and effort do these countries put into solving american problems?
    How much of their charity comes our way?
    How many of them support our military objectives?
    How many of them openly support our positions in the U.N.?

    At some point, an american politician somewhere needs to stand up and say what needs to be said. The reason that these countries are poor is because of their refusal to adopt western ideals. Instead of us trying to embrace their culture(as we hear about so often from hollywood and the media), it is they who should be embracing our culture.

    I realize that there is minimal impetus for these 3rd world countries to change but still, it is the principal involved. The United States should make it clear that our help hinges upon them modernizing their political systems and economies. We should not be enablers for the perpetuation of primitive lifestyles. If they prefer to keep living like savages then our money can be better used at home.

    TC

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  11. kim says:

    ytz4mee, the above link to the article does not go anywhere.

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  12. Sha says:

    I am sorry that there are small children in other countries that have to suffer because of the ignorance of adults but I refuse to take food out of my kids mouth to put in others. If that makes me selfish , so be it. I will work from sun up to sun down to take care of my family and I will help anyone I can when I can but I don’t owe anyone anything but God almighty for giving me the strength to provide for my family. So they can take there guilt trip and shove it were the sun don’t shine.

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  13. polk8dot says:

    World Health Organization (WHO), a UN outfit, is charged with encouraging, eliciting and coordinating the response of the world’s industrialized countries to the Ebola outbreak in Ebola in March 2014.

    31 July 2014 – emergency meeting of WHO with health ministers from 11 countries. Set up strategy to co-ordinate technical support to combat the epidemic. WHO and West Africa nations announced a requirement for $100 million in aid to help contain the disease.

    28 August 2014 – Ebola outbreak declared “an international public health emergency”. Guidelines set up to coordinate the international response to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6–9 months. WHO revised its cost estimate for the global resources required over the next six months up to $490 million.
    16 September 2014 – the UN Security Council deemed Ebola outbreak in the West Africa a “threat to international peace and security”, urging UN member states to provide more resources to fight the outbreak. The WHO Assistant Director General, Bruce Aylward, announced that the cost for combating the epidemic will be a minimum of $1 billion. “We don’t know where the numbers are going on this,” according to Aylward.
    ~~~~~~
    Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the World Bank Group have pledged aid money. World Food Program announced plans to mobilize food assistance for an estimated 1 million people living in restricted access areas.
    United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) is set up as first ever UN mission for a public health emergency, with the primary task of coordinating the UN agencies’ vast resources to combat the epidemic under the leadership of the WHO. It will work closely with governments, regional and international actors, such as the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with UN Member States, the private sector and civil society. The city of Accra, Ghana will serve as a base for UNMEER, with teams in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. As always, it is nothing but a new bureaucracy, with detailed proposed mission, budget, and structure.
    ~~~~~
    Money, equipment and personnel pledges and contributions to fight Ebola outbreaks across Africa: (as of November 4, 2014):

    • African Development Bank – over $220 million.
    • East African Community 600 personnel, Ethiopia 210, and Congo 200. In total it is hoped that Africa’s contribution will reach 2,000 persons.
    • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)$250,000.
    • European Commission of the EU – €600 million or $760 million (mobile laboratories; strengthen healthcare capacity; help cushion the macroeconomic impact; deployment of medical missions; funding for vaccine research and trials).
    • On 24 October, the EU’s European Council announced that contributions by the European Commission and individual member states come to a combined total of €1 billion or $1.3 billion.
    • World Bank Group$230 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of Ebola infections, cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and improve public health systems throughout West Africa. Additional $170 million followed. 30 October – a further $100 million for a cumulative total to $500 million (recruit, train and deploy qualified foreign health workers and support the three countries’ efforts to isolate Ebola patients and bury the dead safely).

    • ”Asian countries are not contributing enough to the global effort to fight Ebola, despite having a wealth of trained medical personnel who could help stop the spread of the deadly virus” World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday. “Many countries in Asia who could help simply are not, especially when it comes to sending health workers,” Kim told a news conference in Seoul. “I call on leaders across Asia to send their trained health professional teams to the three West African countries.” But the overall response from Asia has lagged behind contribution from other western countries, and especially the US who has sent/will send thousands of troops and civilian personnel to fight Ebola and pledged $1 billion.

    • Australia’s – AU$8 million or $6.9 million.

    • Brazil – medical kits, each with 1.2 tons of supplies including antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, gloves and masks, sufficient to treat 500 patients for three months
    • Canada – 1,000 doses of an untested vaccine (VSV-EBOV), along with 65.4 million Canadian dollars or $57.7 million.
    • China’s – supplies (medical protective clothes, disinfectants, thermo-detectors, and medicines) worth up to 30 million yuan or $4.9 million dollars. In October, China announced a fourth round of funding for a new total of 500 million yuan or $81.7 million (for treatment center in Liberia, Chinese medical staff working in West Africa). It also donated a100-bed treatment center in Liberia and 480 PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) medical staff will be deployed to treat Ebola patients. In total, to date China has donated $123 million to 13 African countries.
    • Cuba – 461 healthcare workers, in steps, to Liberia and Guinea.
    • Egypt – 3 tons of medicine and medical equipment.
    • Ethiopia – 200 volunteer health workers and $500,000.
    • France – €70 million or $87 million. Also, constructed a 50 bed treatment center and are supporting other organizations working in the area.
    • Germany – €17 million or $21.14 million , including contributions to WHO, MFB (Doctors Without Borders) and others, air transport and a treatment station for Liberia. In October – donated another €102 million or $126.8 million.
    • Ghana – assigned the city of Accra as a support base to help fight Ebola in West Africa, for air lifting medical and other supplies and personnel. Accra was designated a base for UNMEER, the newly formed mission by the UN.
    • India – initially $500,000 followed by $10 million to the UN Secretary General`s Fund for Ebola and $2 million for protective gear, contributions to the research for cure or vaccination.
    • Ireland – €3 million or $3.73 million for treatment facilities.
    • Japan $520,000 throughUNICEF for outbreak response in Guinea. In August, it donated another $1.5 million in medical supplies. In August, it pledged 20,000 doses of ’Favipiravir’ – an anti-influenza drug currently under testing to treat Ebola patients.
    • Malaysia – than 20 million medical gloves plus additional supply for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s own ‘unrelated’ Ebola outbreak.
    • Nigeria $3.5 million.
    • Norway – 200 medical workers to Sierra Leone to run a treatment center set up by the British government, build accommodation camp for 100 health workers. Additionally, donated $2.7 million to the African Union.
    • Portugal set up a medical base in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, to prevent and combat Ebola in case the epidemic crosses its border with Guinea.
    • South Korea$5.6 million .
    • Uganda – 44 health workers.
    • UK – £205 million or $330 million for Sierra Leone (700 Ebola treatment beds in 5 treatment centers the UK built from scratch; direct medical care for up to 8,800 patients over six months. Over 160 NHS staff volunteers. 750 British military personnel deployed to build Ebola Treatment Centers and an Ebola Training Academy. Co-funding clinical vaccine trials. 10,000 doses already manufactured. £6.5 million or $10.3 million research for better management of Ebola outbreaks.
    • USA – In August, CDC had placed staff in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria to assist the local Ministries of Health and WHO-led response to the outbreak. In September DOD announced that it had allocated $22 million to set up a 25-bed field hospital in Liberia to treat healthcare workers affected by the Ebola virus. USAID (US Agency for International Development) deployed approximately 100 health workers to West Africa to manage and run Ebola treatment units. Members of the U.S. Army’s 20th CBRNE Command are preparing to set up laboratories to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama announced the DOD would dispatch up to 3,000 personnel to West Africa in an effort that could cost up to $750 million over the next six months. U.S. DOF is sending military engineers to set up 17 treatment centers in Liberia, each with a 100-bed capacity, and set up a site in the region to train up to 500 health-care workers a week. But according to World Bank, the US has pledged over $1 billion.
    • Doctors Without Borders (MFB) – operates 5 treatment centers staffed by 210 international workers and 1,650 staff from the affected regions.
    • Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – 34.7 million Swiss francs or $35.92 million. Running 1 Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone and overseeing safe burials throughout the region.
    • International Medical Corps – operating 2 Ebola Treatment Units in the region.
    • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $50 million to the UN and other international aid agencies fighting the epidemic. Another $2 million to the CDC to ease their burden. Previous donations of $5 million to the WHO and $5 million to UNICEF for medical supplies.
    • Direct Relief and Clinton Global Initiative Members – 100 tons of supplies at $6 million (including 2.8 million surgical and exam gloves; 170,000 coverall gowns; 120,000 masks; 40,000 liters of pre-mixed oral rehydration solution; 9.8 million doses of essential medications).
    • Samaritan’s Purse – direct patient care in multiple locations in Liberia; airlifted 100 tons of supplies to Liberia.
    • The Wellcome Trust – £3.2 million or $5.1 million grant to fast-track trials of Ebola treatments, funding multiple vaccine trials in Europe, Gabon, Kenya, and the USA. Total research funding to date – £10 million of $15.85 million.
    • Paul G. Allen Family Foundation$9 million to the CDC; a separate $2.8 million to the Red Cross; adnd$3.25 million in grants for relief efforts.

    ~~~~ Private contributions include:
    * Paul Allen $100 million in his personal funds, for medevac facilities, training of health workers, supplies and medical personnel.
    * Mark Zuckerberg$25 millionto the CDC to fight Ebola.
    * Two businessmen from West Africa donated $1 million each.

    Fact Sheet:
    A group of aid agencies says that thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them
    Since this specific Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa in March 2014, it has affected six countries, namely Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal and Mali.
    As of 27 October 2014, a cumulative total of 12,328 cases and 4,489 deaths were reported. 4% of the cases and 6% of the deaths were reported among healthcare workers (522 cases and 295 deaths).
    On 24 August 2014, the Ministry of Health in Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Boende District of the Equator province but not related to the EVD in West Africa. As of 28 October 2014, the total number of cases stands at 66 cases (38 Confirmed, 28 probable) including 49 deaths (21 confirmed and 28 probable).
    DRC did a tremendous job stemming the outbreak and fighting the virus. A total of 1,121 contacts have been listed and all completed 21 days of follow up. The last confirmed case was reported on 04 October 2014.

    Here is the way the numbers shake out – and it is not a pretty picture. It is an illustration of a ridiculous overhype, absence of self-interest and self-care on the part of populations of affected West African countries, as well as their expectation that the international community SIMPLY HAS TO COME IN AND FIX IT FOR THEM.

    The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Luis Sambo stressed the need to “promote behavioural change while respecting cultural practices.” This statement spotlights the astounding lack of aptitude for critical thinking, realistic assessment and intelligent appropriation of resources, supplies, personnel and accumulated monetary donations throughout West Africa.

    By end of September, WHO announced their demand for the total donations from UN member countries to amount to $1Billion, in order to successfully fight the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, set up infrastructure to accomplished that goal, and fund all expenditures leading to preventing new infections and putting out existing infection hot zones.

    To date, total amount donated to that purposed, adds up to $2,800,160,000 or
    over $2.8 BILLION
    With 12,328 sick as of 27 October that actually comes down to :
    $227,138 per SICK PERSON.

    These figures represent only straight monetary donations. The true monetary value of all supplies, services, new and permanent infrastructure, time, expertise and personnel, might be another half that. All on a place where not only do they not appreciate what we’ve done, they actually blame us for the outbreak and for not stopping it thus far. They also do not reflect any care costs incurred in transportation and medical care provided to those infected who brought the virus with them out of Africa, like the over $750,000 it cost the US to care for and clean up after E-0 Duncan.

    Think about it. For comparison, under the Marshall Plan the USA provided $163 billion in today’s dollars ($17B then) in economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II.

    And in Africa, where costs are what, 1/100 of what they are here, the world has THUS FAR spent $2.8 BILLION for basically care of 12,328 peoplewith no visible, tangible improvement in the situation. If this is not a MASSIVE FLEECING of the western industrialized nations, I don’t know what would be.

    CHARITY IS NOT COMPULSORY!

    Tell me again how NOT ENOUGH the world is doing, whydoncha..

    Please provide a link and use a brief excerpt from the full article to introduce lengthy material. This is almost unreadable in the format that results from copy and paste. Admin

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    • ytz4mee says:

      You know who’s NOT on that list? Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, Indonesia …… very wealthy countries. Yet no one is “demanding” anything of them – not treasure, not medical equipment, not healthcare personnel. The “Red Crescent” contribution is lumped together with the Christian Red Cross contribution.

      Liberia is over 20% Sunni Muslim and Sierra Leone is estimated to be 55%.

      But it’s the Christian West that demands are being made of.

      Interesting, no?

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      • polk8dot says:

        It sure is.

        ‘Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone’s and about 85% of Guinea’s people are Muslim. Islam, moreover, is practiced by more than 13% of Liberians.’

        ‘Saudi Arabia, the center of Islam, is now barring pilgrims from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from traveling to Mecca for fear of them bringing the virus into the kingdom. Rejecting pilgrims from Ebola-stricken nations who want to partake in the annual Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca is set to reduce risks of the virus getting into the Muslim country.’

        Kuwait and Bahrain have also already stopped issuing entry visas to those travelling from affected countries.

        Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries pledged to take a unified stance to combat Ebola inside their own borders and agreed to share medications and vaccines among member states, as well as jointly purchase medical supplies through a centralized agency.
        The plan involves training health officials and making use of regional facilities to diagnose and treat such diseases, Saudi-based daily Arab News reported.
        Delegates will make every effort to keep the disease out of the region” Arab News quoted Tawfiq Khoja, director-general of the GCC Health Ministers’ Executive Office.

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    • Spaz says:

      The US spent nearly $1MILLION per bed???? What, were they gold-plated? 25 beds and there are 100 new cases per day – that’s like trying to put out a forest fire with a garden hose.

      Maybe one reason the people in West Africa just can’t quite figure out how not to get Ebola might just be because the average IQ’s in those nations are in the low 60’s. I read (somewhere) that even some Down’s Syndrome kids have higher IQ’s than that!

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  14. Sharon says:

    My childhood friend, an RN, now in her mid-70’s has spent fifty years in Madagascar in bedside nursing and in later years helping set up nursing instruction centers for teaching and certification of Malagasy nurses. I visited with her a couple of years ago.

    Their primary problem is (still) getting the nurses to wash their hands and to observe simple protocols of patient care; i.e., not using non-sterile instruments/equipment. Absolutely deadly and there’s no end to it.

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  15. Bonny Alba says:

    They (those in Africa and those in America) are Pakleds. They want to steal from others instead of developing themselves.

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  16. ytz4mee says:

    http://omojuwa.com/2014/10/president-sirleafs-doctor-son-avoiding-liberia/

    At that time, however, her son, Dr. James Adama Sirleaf, was returning to his family in Georgia, after deciding to pull his medical training group out of his homeland because of mounting risks to doctors there.

    He is hardly alone. Officials and physicians here say far more Liberian doctors are in the U.S. and other countries than in the country of their birth, and that their absence is complicating efforts to curb what has become a global health crisis.

    Even before Ebola, there were only about 170 Liberian doctors in the country, and colleagues say many of them weren’t actively practicing. At least four of them have since died of the virus. That shortage has prompted repeated pleas from the Liberian government for more foreign doctors to join the fight.

    ADD: It is NOT a “global health crisis”. The activists want us to buy into the belief that it’s a “global” issue so they can milk the cash that comes with that belief.

    At most, it’s a REGIONAL health crisis. It only becomes global if it is imported elsewhere.

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    • joanfoster says:

      I seem to live in a community that has attracted a fairly significant number of Liberians and recently came into contact with three who are working in healthcare (nurses, both male and female). One of them told me that she had a family member who died that also lived here, but she took him back to Liberia for burial. I found this astounding given the costs of transportation vs. the kind of money this lady was probably making working in a nursing facility.

      Obama gets all of his instructions from the U.N. which in my opinion should be kicked out of the U.S. and sent to peddle their tripe in some third world country. We have communities now experimenting with Agenda 21 directives. I suppose no matter where you find Africans, the sense of entitlement seems to not be a developed trend, but one born via DNA.

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    • yankeeintx says:

      In the study of the earlier outbreaks, Ebola spread from village to village. Then it just mysteriously disappears back into the jungle. They only reason this outbreak is worse, is because of the population center it is effecting. The easiest way to stop the spread is to seal off the countries effected, with wavers for medical supplies and personnel.

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  17. texan59 says:

    If it’s money they want, just have them cut out the middleman and ask China directly for the money. 🙄

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  18. ytz4mee says:

    Some blogs are alleging that teh Won continues to dishonestly and willfully import Ebola into the US:

    http://www.pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/11/it-appears-obama-has-flown-illegal.html

    We have not given enough, suffered enough, done enough. Global wealth – and health – redistribution will continue apace, comrades.

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    • John Galt says:

      You ain’t seen nothing yet. Stand by for Ebola orphans and refugees.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Not global, ours. Do you see ships full of Chinese, Russian or Mideast oil monies flowing to relieve the death and suffering? ^&%$ no, just our Marxist-lite social engineer/community organizer forcibly sending US troops in bulk (and US $$$) as no one else is going to. I’m sure that the Russians, Mideasterners and Chinese are weeping tears of shame silently into their cash-stuffed pillows as they hide under their covers at night. We’re out trying to help people reverse their health-damaging social behaviors (hey, howzat HIV/AIDS work we’ve been doing over there for decades going?) they will not change while those nations we’re trying to shame (herding cats, dipping water with a sieve, etc) go right on killing people by the tons and reaping profits in the process.

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  19. chuckles49 says:

    Give an African man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he’ll undoubtedly starve because it requires too much effort on his behalf..

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    • Teach? Lol.

      Running a commercial farm in South Africa or Kenya requires an IQ of around 120 and some sort of interest in the occupation.

      Goodluck with that. The populations there are only possible because of the Green Revolution and the bounty of high yield (largely white run) farms.

      Teach him how to farm? He’ll break out the machete and cut your head off.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      LOL

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    • czarowniczy says:

      “…he’ll undoubtedly starve…” right after he eats the bait. We and others have had teams there for decades doing socio-cultural engineering and what’s it produced except for some snappy ‘please give more’ commercials. Primary function of sub-Sharan Africa seems to be keeping the cable channels in programming possibilities, international aid groups with a mission and the UN with a source of funding to steal from. Time for a fundamental revision of our aid paradigm.

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