Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone reported 99 new confirmed Ebola cases in the week to Feb. 22, down from 128 the previous week, the WHO said on Wednesday.
In all, more than 23,500 cases have been reported in the three West African countries, with more than 9,500 deaths, since the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola began in December 2013.
The Ebola epidemic never stopped, people kept dying. It just dropped out of the news. Work on vaccines continued, aid workers and doctors and nurses kept risking and losing their lives, but someone clamped down on news coverage. The Networks got the word it’s upsetting the cattle so stop talking about it. What was the death count the last time those (lying) smiling faces dained to report it? 2000 dead, remember? Now almost 10,000 (not counting the thousands of copses lying rotting in the unnoticed villages and huts in the jungle).
Liberia is already testing both the GlaxoSmithKline and Merck-NewLink vaccines, while Sierra Leone and Guinea are due to announce plans soon.
Thousands of health care workers and others exposed to the deadly virus have volunteered to take part in the trials, but the question of mass vaccination of wider populations is open.
Takes guts to get vaccinated with an experimental Ebola vaccine. Real guts, not the falsely reported “courage” to preen in front of cameras while whining about your “rights” in NJ. The danger isn’t that the vaccine will make the person sick (maybe) but that that person, the health care worker, will go back into a “Hot” zone with ineffective protection again infection. These people have all my respect.
There is a mathematical certainty that of the thousands of American Armed Forces personnel that were forced into traveling to West Africa by the coward in the Red Shed, that a percentage of them subsequently got sick and some died from either Ebola, Malaria, or other endemic fevers in the region. And that is another story that will not be broadcast to the American people. Who would rather just watch American Idol anyway.