We read this in a British newspaper.
The longer the Ebola epidemic continues infecting people unabated, the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne, the UN’s Ebola response chief has warned.
Anthony Banbury, the Secretary General’s Special Representative, has said there is a ‘nightmare’ prospect the deadly disease will become airborne if it continues infecting new hosts.
His comments come as organisations battling the crisis in West Africa warned the international community has just four weeks to stop its spread before it spirals ‘completely out of control’.
This would be a game-changer. This is what American officials refuse to mention.
Pandemics are always officially “over there.” Officials do not want to create panic. Therefore, there will never officially be a pandemic “over here.”
Mr Banbury told the Telegraph that aid workers were fighting a race against time amid fears the disease will begin to mutate.
He said: ‘The longer it moves around in human hosts in the virulent melting pot that is West Africa, the more chances increase that it could mutate.
So, the possibility exists of airborne transmission. It is not here yet.
As news of the disease continues to be front-page news, this is creating the conditions for a panic. The United States has not seen one in the past, not even in 1918’s flu. This would be uncharted territory.
I do not see how a quarantine or lock-down could work in an urban nation. There are insufficient police resources to enforce it. If this were self-policed – a refusal to enter closed spaces – the West’s economy would shut down: office buildings, subways, and schools. We have never seen this.
So we sit and wait.
If Ebola ever goes airborne, will local officials admit this? I doubt it. Over there, yes. Never over here.
This physician, who is a microbiologist, says the CDC is lying about Ebola.
Laymen must wait and see. What else can we do?