In Madrid, Spain questions are being raised about safety measures where a nurse with Ebola is in a serious but stable condition. People are panicking and refusing to do their jobs at the hospital where the same nurse is being held.
In America, cleaners at airports are requesting better equipment to deal with rubbish left behind by passengers arriving from countries where one could catch Ebola (but the virus is travelling fast and soon we could catch it anywhere).
In the UK the Department of Health has said it will provide further details about Ebola screenings at Heathrow and Gatwick airports and Eurostar terminals next week. This announcement has come ahead of a national exercise which will take place today to test Britain’s readiness for an Ebola outbreak. Soon, every country around the world may follow forth.
Of course there’s a chance that this Ebola virus might come to an end soon but why take risks?
In Madrid, at Carlos III hospital where Teresa Romero caught the deadly disease while treating a missionary there, staff have thrown medical gloves at the Spanish prime minister and told him to go away after he went there to visit the nurse infected with Ebola. Hospital staff has rightly so complained that they did not receive the appropriate training to deal with the disease. What chance do we have?
In case of an outbreak it is the “little people” that always suffer so one of the best things to do is to familiarise yourself with the disease, how to avoid it, and to store food in your house.
In case of an outbreak and martial law and who knows what else, it is always good to have food and clean water stored at home in case you can’t leave your place for a few days or even a few weeks.
Think of how much money you spend on cosmetics and technology and other crap that you don’t need.
Why not spend that money instead on food?
Canned food, dried fruit, bottled water, medicine; get it all and be ready for the worst. If nothing happens, even better. You can always eat the food later on. But if something happens and you’re not ready for it, then what? What will you eat? Your iPad? Your iPhone? You better have some ketchup to go with it.
On a more serious note, Ebola has already been labelled as the new AIDS, but it could turn out to be much worse. And so far we only know what we are being told, which is not a lot when you think about it.
Like I said, get ready for the worst even if it doesn’t happens.
Better to be prepared than to be caught off guard.
As I said earlier, in Madrid some staff have refused to attend to possible Ebola cases due to lack of training and safety standards. Worst case scenario, victims of Ebola will just be left to die. Teresa Romero, the nurse who contracted the virus, is being treated with injections with antibodies extracted from the blood of Ebola survivors. Sounds like something out of that movie World War Z, doesn’t it? Let’s hope things don’t get as bad as it did in the movie.
So far the Ebola outbreak has claimed close to 4,000 lives in West Africa since the first cases were recorded in Guinea last year, but the number could increase dramatically if nothing is done about it. The virus spreads through direct contact with body fluids and causes fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, and even internal bleeding.
Some conspiracy theorists have come forward to say that this is a way of controlling the population, diminishing it and put it to a lower number. Fingers are being pointed and rumours are being spread, but as of yet no one really knows what’s happening. Or maybe someone knows and they’re keeping us in the dark.
It wouldn’t be the first time, would it?
And even if a cure is found for this disease, at first it will be limited and who do you think will get it first?