Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Last Ebola Update of 2019
We called this one last month: The outbreak, while still active, has virtually been stopped dead in its tracks.
In the last month, there have been only 13 additional deaths (in a month!), and the number of confirmed EVD cases has gone down. (IOW, some cases they thought were Ebola, turned out not to be.)
1) It's Africa: they could f**k up a crowbar in a sandpile, and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory left unsupervised. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
2) There are a couple of areas of active outbreak where the armed nitwits there have driven away all aid, clinic, contact tracking, and vaccination efforts. This is roughly the equivalent of having a gunfight inside a nuclear power plant. In both cases, everything could blow up catastrophically.
But based on how it looks, this one's going to go away, eventually.
Think happy thoughts.
This is what happens when it hits people too poor to get away, and we have a highly effective vaccine.
So far, so good.
Until next time.