Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scary

Buzzfeed reported on August 16 a mob took over a facility in Liberia used to treat Ebola. Members of the mob accused the government of creating an Ebola hoax and well, they destroyed the facility and took the patients home. Buzzfeed reports:



A mob descended on the center at around 5:30 p.m., chanting, “No Ebola in West Point! No Ebola in West Point!” They stormed the front gate and pushed into the holding center. They stole the few gloves someone had donated this morning, and the chlorine sprayers used to disinfect the bodies of those who die here, all the while hollering that Ebola is a hoax.

They ransacked the protective suits, the goggles, the masks. They destroyed part of Tarplah’s car as he was fleeing the crowd.

Jemimah Kargbo, a health care worker at a clinic next door, said they took mattresses and bedding, utensils and plastic chairs.

“Everybody left with their own thing,” she said. “What are they carrying to their homes? They are carrying their deaths.”

She said the police showed up but the crowd intimidated them.

“The police were there but they couldn’t contain them. They started threatening the police, so the police just looked at them,” she said.

And then mob left with all of the patients.

“They said, ‘The president says you have Ebola, but you don’t have Ebola, you have malaria. Get up and go out!’” Kargbo said.

“What’s going to happen when they come to our clinic? In two to five days?” Kargbo asked, referencing the early period when newly infected patients begin to show their first symptoms. “We’re going to turn them around” and send them to a different hospital, she said.

Kargbo said the staff at the clinic have no protective gear. They were already afraid about treating possible Ebola patients, and the riot means more infections as escaped sick patients infect their families, and as looters sleep on mattresses where the Ebola-infected have died.

“We can’t let them turn around and come back and infect us,” Kargbo said. “I have four sons. I am a single mother. I’m not going to let that happen to my children. I’m not going to let anybody infect me, to die of the disease and leave my children.”

Tolbert Nyenswah, the assistant minister of health, told BuzzFeed on Thursday they intend to quarantine all of West Point, a serious measure that would require meticulous planning and heavy security. Rest of article.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ebola didn't happen.
9/11 was an inside job.
Man did not land on the moon.
The Holocaust didn't happen.
Thad Cochran is not an adulterer.

Anonymous said...

Ebola will be here soon enough. Probably a safe bet to say ISIS or some other Muslims have an Ebola dirty bomb at this point. It's probably making its way across the pond now.

Anonymous said...

This is from a couple of months ago, but still very relevant.

Vice News did a report on Ebola in Liberia when the outbreak was first starting. Other than the doctors interviewed, everyone they talk to believes that Ebola is just a hoax created by the government to scare people away from eating bush meat (which looks absolutely disgusting and rotten, but I understand that it is the only meat available). Anyway, interesting video if you've got the 20 minutes to watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XasTcDsDfMg

Fergit About Underwear Bombs said...

Wrong, 7:06. It's sitting at the Southern border.

Anonymous said...

Mmhhhmmm not sure one could actually make an Ebola dirty bomb. The virus would be destroyed in the explosion. It would need to be shot say 3,000-5,000 feet above a city in aerosol form to really do some damage. That on a busy morning or afternoon in NYC would be deadly. And the worst part is it would be 7-10 days before anyone knew it. The actual event would be silent and mostly unnoticed.

And just like that we are all on some NSA watch list.

Anonymous said...

ok maybe not a dirty bomb. Im no physicist. Just doesn't seem far fetched for the terrorists to bring it over here. Sounds like they could just spray it on a doorknob or something of the sort in a busy City and then sit back and watch.

Anonymous said...

Lots of people believe completely implausible shit, because they're freaking stupid.

The video of poor, sweet Michael Brown robbing a store is "fake."

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba was "kilt."

When people lap this kind of junk up with a spoon, despotism is easy as pie.

Anonymous said...

natural selection when ignorant people remove themselves from the population?

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