Hi folks. The latest developments in Africa have me very concerned, as I'm sure many of you are as well. 40% of the cases of Ebola have occurred in the last 3 weeks. That means it's exploding. WHO has budgeted 1/2 BILLION dollars to contain it over they estimate 6-9 months, and at the end they are estimating 20,000 will have been infected with Ebola. It could cost much more, and infect many more. I feel optimistic that if a case does arrive on the shores of North America, the rate of transmission would be very small, and very few would be infected - I say this based on my knowledge of SARS in 2003 in Toronto. However, and this is a big however, it would cost a king's ransom to manage, contain, quarantine ie do the contact tracing, staff time, supply costs, hospital operating costs). My big concern is that it could push us closer to economic collapse, or tip us right over if the outbreak was expensive enough. However, I think we can learn a lot from the African experience about how to prepare for a pandemic. Here's a link to my video if you'd like to hear more about SARS and why I feel the way I do I'd like to know if others share the same concerns!!