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by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

Just seen the BBC report. Evidently one of the family - who initially defied the quarantine until the cops enforced it - bagged the infected bedding. And the vomit outside got powerwashed by unprotected janitors... :shock:
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

Where are you reading this, Ralph? Sounds plausible... Most likely the folks who did the cleanup were probably undocumented or uninsured and not wanting to present themselves to anyone in authority, pay medical bills for the flu, so it's the CVS or Mall*Wart for their ineffective meds advertised on ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32541

Whilst doing a shop tonight, I decided to get a few dozen cans with long sell by dates. Soup, sardines, sweet corn, carrots, mushrooms, peas, tomatoes, tuna, corn beef, etc. I was amazed at how little it cost me as most of the stuff I bought was selected from the special offers - everything seemed ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

If I was Rick Perry I'd be IMMEDIATELY closing schools and banning public meetings and sports events right across the DFW metropolis to get ahead of this. And watching surrounding TX cities for good measure. Surely there must be hundreds of untraced contacts from this index case out there. Course, t...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

Horrific report and moving photos, (referenced at JMGs ongoing discussion)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/world ... share&_r=0#
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

Liberia's chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants died from the deadly Ebola virus. Ms Dahn, who represented Liberia at international Ebola conferences , :shock: has also instructed her staff to stay at home for the same time period. http://ww...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

The thrust here seems to be on local burial practices; obviously, this is a big factor that would have less of an impact on the west. However, I am doubtful that this is the major player in transmission - surely by now most west africans are awake to the fact that a dead body is a deadly body? Or a...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

Up to 1.4m people could be infected with Ebola by January, CDC warns http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/23/ebola-cdc-millions-infected-quarantine-africa-epidemic#start-of-comments from the comments: It is inevitable, that if this continues to spiral upwards, then much of Africa will become...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tesco Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Tesco Watch

David McCarthy, HSBC’s head of European Consumer Retail Research, warned that investing in Tesco is investing in the unknown and is a “high risk” activity at present. McCarthy says: The market is unsure what Tesco’s true level of profitability is, to what extent the new CEO may choose to rebase pro...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

It gets worse. Post quarantine knees-up...? :shock: The emergency measures came to an end with singing and dancing in the streets on Sunday as people celebrated temporary freedom from the restrictions. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-outbreak-92-bodies-recovered-as-more-cases-fo...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32541

A well informed friend advises:

beer is good because it’s easy to make and the low levels of alcohol are sufficient to make it safer, biologically, than water to drink when the water supply is suspect.







Surely one ebola thread will do..... for now?
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

In fact I find it very surprising that the population at large seem so un concerned about this. I would expect panic buying of food, water, fuel, disinfecting materials, gloves etc. No such seems apparent. Disease ridden dirt poor far away countries, affecting people of whom we know nothing...? It'...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

stevecook172001 wrote:The BBC appears to have pulled it
no, just double entered. Yertiz.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29231400
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

If that figure were to double to 2000 new cases a week I can start to see the whole effort to contain and cure the outbreak completely implode in on itself. Already happened. Check back in mid October, as the graphs chap I referenced on the previous page reckons a 29 day doubling rate. There should...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134848

A woman flying *into* Lagos from Morocco has been tested positive. http://www.scenereleases.eu/woman-arriving-in-west-africa-from-morocco-tests-positive-for-ebola/ So... she tried to circumvent quarantine borders by flying to Morocco then onto Lagos. Nice one. Who has she infected in Morocco during...