A “Perfect Storm” Surrounds One Of The Worst Ebola Outbreaks In History Right Now
An Ebola outbreak that has been going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo since August is already one of the worst in history – the 7th worst to be precise – and it looks like it may spiral out of control. Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, called the situation “a perfect storm.”
Unrest and war in the region combined with community resistance and mistrust of medical personnel are making it difficult for the World Health Organization to get a handle on the outbreak. Dr. Salama said:
“We are now extremely concerned, that several factors may be coming together over the next weeks to months to create a potential perfect storm. A perfect storm of active conflict, limiting our ability to access civilians, distress by segments of the community, already traumatized by decades of conflict and of murder…
…We’ve seen attacks now on August 24, September 3, 9, 11, 16, 21 and most recently and most dramatically September 22 in the city itself of Beni,” he said. He said that Beni was the base for the agency’s base for the “entire operation.” (source)
I’m not surprised if the WHO have let this spiral out of control. The WHO is more interested in banning smoking than in transmissible disease.
And some of these unfortunate people will be trying to escape to Europe, where they’ll enter illicitly by boat across the Mediterranean.
That’s another perfect storm.
Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon tweeted: “It is unacceptable that prison staff face such extreme violence at work.
“The government must immediately get a grip on the chaos in our prisons.”
If they weren’t so dead set on banning smoking in prisons, maybe there’d be less violence in them.
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