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by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

The info here seems contradictory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_epidemic_in_West_Africa A an apparent spike of 4.1% daily(?) increase in the numbers table. Contrasting with a sharp reduction on the cases per day graph. But divided over the 6 days not 1, that's a daily growth of 0.7 perce...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

It may be counter-intuitive, but the consensus amongst those who are working in the field seems to be that the call for isolating West Africa with travel bans will result in more deaths. Possibly because those in the field need to keep their own exit strategy intact? Ban civilian flights, set up an...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Didcot B Fire
Replies: 13
Views: 2863

Energy secretary reassures households after power station fires

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... k-didcot-b
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

jonny2mad wrote:
well if they are daft enough to keep the body they will die and leave the gene pool, cremation is the best thing to do
Leaving a population naturally selected for those who are educated, and inclined to accept government advice as benevolent...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

Ebola cremation ruling prompts secret burials in Liberia

Treatment centres half-empty as families keep infected at home to avoid presidential decree that Ebola victims must be cremated

:shock:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/o ... ls-liberia


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by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Panic purchase list - sh1t about to hit the fan!
Replies: 67
Views: 24732

Tealights? Or better still, wind up LED lanterns to eliminate fire risk.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

The disease is still raging and is still accelerating. Our MSM have gone a bit quiet for now because there aren't scores of people dying over here, that's all. If it remains contained in Africa, even if millions die, our MSM will just compartmentalise and normalise it. On the other hand, if it gets...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

biffvernon wrote:New guidance from CDC on Ebola care. Interesting to know what's involved.

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/proced ... r-ppe.html
In the light of this, Fetu Kekula with her bin bags, four family patients and three survivors... Nurse of the Year, without doubt... ,
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

Ebola Cases Rise Sharply in Western Sierra Leone

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wir ... e-26339140
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Didcot B Fire
Replies: 13
Views: 2863

Didcot B power plant blaze stokes blackout fears


http://www.theguardian.com/business/201 ... e-blackout
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Didcot B Fire
Replies: 13
Views: 2863

Didcot B Fire

Blaze engulfs Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire


Twelve fire engines attend fire at gas-fired power station, as residents are warned to keep windows and doors closed

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014 ... xfordshire
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

The 99999 worried flu sufferers will be quickly managed simply by confirming they've not been to West Africa. The remaining case will be a corporate mucus trooper* who laughs in the face of mere sniffles and goes nowhere near a Doctor. He didn't know he was third in the line of an EVD transmission, ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

About wearing personal protection: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abby-norman/im-a-hazmat-trained-hospi_b_5998486.html Rather puts the achievement (or luck?) of this brave student nurse with her bin bags, wellies and raincoat into perspective... http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Family/Features/20...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

This is precautionary and voluntary isolation, and the ship returned to port to let the guy off. He is already 19 days past contact, so hopefully it is just doing what should have been done 3 weeks ago. Granted. But each of these isolated moronic behaviours caused by lack of control and direction -...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134839

We knew when I started this thread on July 2nd that the only way to contain an outbreak of ebola is to contain it at the start, before it has a chance to get out of control. It is now completely out of control, literally. There is nothing we (as a country) can do to prevent this virus devastating t...