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by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of, and had no contact with, a battalion of peacekeepers waiting to deploy to Somalia, a government spokesman said Tuesday. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/doctors-borders-loses-medics-ebola-26179691 Wonder how long ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

Chris,

I've bookmarked the site for future reference - and might just go for this one, once I've checked the schedule and time commitment.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

UK could see 10 ebola cases by Christmas: Hunt's warning as Heathrow screening starts today http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2790784/government-orders-doctors-ring-suspected-ebola-victims-day-new-crackdown-deadly-virus.html#ixzz3G80n5m6I And if the NHS 'whack a mole' contact tracing effort b...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

If I were a military planner I'd certainly be looking at sealing off those doomed countries. Ideally with an aircraft carrier to serve as an offshore command post, operating gunship helos and fast jets to cover the ground to spot and kill any unauthorised movement over the porous borders, and mariti...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

"helping up to nearly 8,800 patients over a 6-month period" What is it about the Royal Navy or its political masters that stops them understanding exponential growth? Only positive happy reportage is allowed in MOD propaganda. It's not aimed at an informed or cynical readership. Still, it...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32355

Is there a single point to prompt hunkering down into Reverse Quarantine? Or would that withdrwal be in stages - eg avoid public transport, large gatherings, all gatherings, essential trips only in quieter hours, no proximity to anyone, stay indoors? What would be the triggers? Say if there were kno...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

Already happening in W Africa where they are being forced into a policy of home 'treatment' due to the massive number of cases. The success of the nursing student who used improvised barrier nursing techniques with bin liners etc and IV will surely be a one-off.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

clv101 wrote:This documentary gives an idea of what the situation on the ground is like:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=yout ... NUI4uT3xJI
Thanks for the link Chris.

The Director who advised keeping calm and rational to avoid fatal mistakes was absolutely right. Real bravery going on there.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

UndercoverElephant wrote: Although it might well be quite useful as an exercise in training British personnel in how to deal with a real ebola outbreak closer to home.
You mean when the plague ship returns?
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

another_exlurker wrote:(Complacency + hubris - precautionary principle) / (loss of airline + oil corp profits) = clusterf***

:roll: :evil:
OR

(Complacency + hubris - precautionary principle) = (loss of hundreds of millions of customers) = >> (loss of airline + oil corp profits) = even worse clusterf***
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

............ And any people leaving the hot zone surely must be quarantined for three weeks - in isolation - before being allowed to leave. That would have to be supervised by Westerners. Too much opportunity for backhanders there to trust the local governments to supervise it! Perhaps G4S or Serco...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134384

The Australia case appears better managed, in that the nurse followed protocol and intentionally stayed indoors on arrival. The problem appears to be the ignorant propaganda happy talk of how jolly hard it is to transmit the virus - nothing to see here - move along - when the exact reverse approach ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Peak Airliner?
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Peak Airliner?

Opposing views from a conference at Austin, TX While Hasbrouck doesn’t expect most people will voluntarily fly less because of climate concerns, he does expect peak oil to price air travel out of reach of most. Boeing projections show a steep growth curve ahead for the air travel industry that Felga...