Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Putting The "Eeeee!!!!" In Ebola

Not to be alarmist....

Stolen from WRSA: https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com

....but there is more news on the Congo ebola epidemic. Spoiler alert, it isn't good news.

Aesop at Raconteur Report has an update on the Ebola Outbreak Is Definitely Not A Crisis™ situation in the Congo: I Dun Tole Ya.... It is really pretty shocking that it hasn't jumped yet. The capitol of the Congo is Kinshasha with an estimated population of over 11 million. Look at the city on satellite on Google maps sometime, and look at 11 million people crammed together like sardines. Then reread Aesop's post and think about 11 million people smooshed together and a disease that spreads by sneezing and coughing. The main airport in Kinshasha, N'djili Airport, services three quarter of a million people per year. Just one infected person hopping on a flight to Heathrow and then sneezing in the concourse could spread the disease to dozens of other counties. Then look around at some of the other nearby nations and cities like Nairobi in Kenya. It seems like only a matter of time until it escapes containment.

But hey, it probably won't happen. I wonder who won the sportsball event last night?

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