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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!!

 

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I have a question for you. I read today that some scientist had done some test using dogs and monkey to watch how the ebola virus is spread. The animals did not have direct contact with each other, but did get infected. They determined that it could be spread airborne. A cough, a person wiping blood then touching a doorknob, etc.. Just curious what your thoughts about that is?
 

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great vid, thanks!
what concerns me is the possibility for mutation, if and when it really mutates to something really airbourne and cross species, it's gonna be almost impossible to contain it,no money in the world can do that...when panic really sets in..well we're in deep shit
 

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right now I don't have the extra money for an state of the art face/gas mask...so I'm putting my faith in a surplus Finish army thing, ok,not used and straight from the shelf and it's familiar to me
 

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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!!

I caught that recent 40% jump as well. Scary stuff. I saw a some of the conditions those poor people are being confined in. You know they are scared beyond comprehension. I agree with the rate not being as bad in the western world. We have better hospitals, education etc. I do still think a lot of people will still die from it though, even here. I doubt this will be the end of the world, but you're dead on about the economic impact to us all. I'm almost ashamed of the way my government has handled it's finances over the years. The US is so far in the hole now it won't take much to push us over the edge. All I can say is I am glad to talk with others that are taking steps to protect their own and their loved ones lives as best as we can. Good luck to us all. Keep up the interesting posts, I feel you have made the forum a much more interesting site! Brent.
 

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I have a question for you. I read today that some scientist had done some test using dogs and monkey to watch how the ebola virus is spread. The animals did not have direct contact with each other, but did get infected. They determined that it could be spread airborne. A cough, a person wiping blood then touching a doorknob, etc.. Just curious what your thoughts about that is?
Until we see airborne person to person transmission, we won't know that it's possible. I am concerned that the virus could mutate and become airborne. That is absolutely a real possibility, and if it does, watch out! Thank you Danil54grl - great question :) Prepper Nurse
 

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great vid, thanks!
what concerns me is the possibility for mutation, if and when it really mutates to something really airbourne and cross species, it's gonna be almost impossible to contain it,no money in the world can do that...when panic really sets in..well we're in deep shit
Very well stated, and I'm right with you! It will be years before there's a reliable vaccine in production. Thank you jontte!
 

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right now I don't have the extra money for an state of the art face/gas mask...so I'm putting my faith in a surplus Finish army thing, ok,not used and straight from the shelf and it's familiar to me
It will reduce the risk of exposure, and that's a good thing. The most dangerous time for any piece of personal protection equipment is when you take it OFF, when it's contaminated. Make sure you disinfect it safely before you put it back on :)
 

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thanks I will, right now I have my personal first-aid kit with me everyday,some facemasks, which gives me some protection.
I'm pretty happy I don't have the urge to drink, gives me some extramoney for my preps..
 

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thanks I will, right now I have my personal first-aid kit with me everyday,some facemasks, which gives me some protection.
I'm pretty happy I don't have the urge to drink, gives me some extramoney for my preps..
LOL! Excellent point. Saves me tons of money too :)
 

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that's the frontier spirit; you have it, trade it for something you don't have..some wine is only healthy,too much wine..well we all know
 

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I learned to make my own! Not only does it not cost me anymore, but I 'trade' it for favors. Probably not the healthiest habit I have, but I start the day with a couple cups of good coffee, and then end it with 1 or 2 glasses of wine.
Good for you! Moderation is very smart, and so is the trading angle :)
 

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Until we see airborne person to person transmission, we won't know that it's possible. I am concerned that the virus could mutate and become airborne. That is absolutely a real possibility, and if it does, watch out! Thank you Danil54grl - great question :) Prepper Nurse
Even so I have seen articles from specialist stating that the virus can be airborne but it's not easily contracted once exposed to the airborne particles?
 

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Wondering if the sales of 6m plastic sheeting have skyrocketed? I bought 3 rolls last month + 10 rolls of gorilla tape.
 

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Even so I have seen articles from specialist stating that the virus can be airborne but it's not easily contracted once exposed to the airborne particles?
I haven't seen that yet between humans. I don't know if they were talking about animals. But there is a real possibility that it could go airborne between people.
 

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