Watching how this Ebola crisis unfolds is educational and frightening. I can easily see a dozen possible scenarios, most of them ending badly, and I don’t consider myself a paranoid person. I do see myself as a Prepper with a healthy dose of common sense but, being identified as a Prepper, friends and family start asking me questions; “Should I pull my kids out of school?” “What’s the likelihood of this becoming a full blown epidemic in the US?”
Being who I am, I want to answer their questions but I can’t. The answers vary depending on location and situation. It’s a matter of paying attention, having accurate information, and BEING PREPARED.
Here are some links to help you with getting the information you need to make good decisions:
About Ebola (From the CDC)
Cases of Ebola Diagnosed in the United States (CDC)
The latest CDC Outbreak Information – West Africa
Week by week graph for West Africa
Protecting yourself from Ebola (or other pandemics)
Common sense steps from our friends at To The Point News.
Up to the minute information
From the Twitterverse
Google Search Troops + Ebola
Here is a link to an interesting and candid interview with two experts: Chris Basler, Ph.D., a virologist specializing in Ebola at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City; and Tim Lahey, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine by Carolyn Kylstra, writer for Women’sHealthMag.com.
A word or two about the CDC
As with any three-letter government agency, they are both corrupt and inept. I provide links to their site because it is general information that may lead you to ask other questions. If you want up-to-the-minute information that isn’t filtered through the propaganda machine of the Executive Office of the White House… go somewhere else.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the CDC is a political hack. He is more interested in teen obesity and gun control than keeping our nation safe from epidemics. Dr. Frieden told Rep. Tim Murphy, R-P, that he opposes a travel ban because it would hurt the economies of West African countries. That’s true. But promoting economic development in Africa isn’t the CDC’s job.
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