Ebola: a crisis of trust?
11 March 2015 by Alice O'HareThe West African Ebola epidemic is still far from over; but it’s never too early to start reflecting on what we have learned. For me, this was the key message from Monday’s thought-provoking discussion ‘Ebola: inside an epidemic’.
Population ‘buy-in’ is key
Therefore, getting population ‘buy-in’ was key to success.
To succeed, people need to be involved in the decision making process from the beginning.
Farrar reminded us of the shift of the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s, when it changed from a death sentence, to a treatable condition. This is the goal, and we need to be faster at reaching that goal in the future.
A fundamental health system is vital, and one that is trusted
Leach described the Ebola epidemic as a “crisis of trust”, explaining that community confidence in their healthcare system was sorely needed.
During the discussion session, the panel commented that crises such as the Ebola epidemic attract more people into healthcare, many of whom remain in these professions after the epidemic has passed. They concluded that we should use this to our advantage, take on the lessons learned, and establish solid healthcare systems, so that we are ready to face what the future holds.http://blogs.royalsociety.org/in-verba/2015/03/11/ebola-a-crisis-of-trust/
Did you notice the casual shift to AIDS back in March?
Here’s a quick translation of the Neo AIDS (v6.66) phenomenon going viral:Study: Ebola in male survivors can survive up to 9 monthsMARIA CHENG Oct 14th 2015 3:29PM 32 Comments
In a study of 93 men in Sierra Leone, scientists found the Ebola virus in semen samples from about half of them. The risk seemed to decline over time. Ebola was detected in all nine men tested at two to three months after their illness began but in only 11 of the 43 survivors tested at seven to nine months.Researchers aren't sure why Ebola remains in semen as opposed to other bodily fluids and don't know if the lingering virus might sicken others.
-Planned Parenthood’s trustees might have a clue."We think there is a potential risk of exposure but we cannot determine that with 100 percent certainty right now," said Dr. Nathalie Broutet, an expert in sexually transmitted diseases at the World Health Organization and one of the study's authors. The paper was published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
-Before we tell you we’re sure ebola is an STD (and rest assured, we will!
) we have to give you the impression we know what we’re talking about. Otherwise you wouldn’t believe in the wrath of Vishnu’s shape-shifting viruses.
-When you fall for dumb shit like this:WHO said previous studies showed the virus could survive in semen for about three months, though it noted one case where it remained for about six months. The U.N. health agency has said the sexual transmission of Ebola from men to women is "a strong possibility" even though the disease is mainly spread by direct contact with other bodily fluids like blood.
-We mock you with dumb shit like this:To date, Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa in the outbreak that was first identified last year and now appears to be winding down. There's also about 17,000 Ebola survivors, about half of them male.
-And even dumber ‘patient-zero’ shit like this:The journal also published details of an Ebola case in March in Liberia, where a male survivor spread Ebola to a woman via unprotected sex five months after he became infected.
-We plant seeds like this:
In an accompanying commentary, Dr. Armand Sprecher of Doctors Without Borders said if sexual transmission of Ebola was a significant means of spreading the virus, "we would have seen a number of cases by now," given the thousands of male Ebola survivors in West Africa. People with Ebola are believed to be most infectious when they are the sickest.
-Which blossom into, “hmm, kind of like the flu virus!” flowers in ‘your’ minds.
Sprecher said the results suggest that surveillance needs to last longer than now recommended once an outbreak is thought to be over in an area.
-Don’t travel!WHO and others recommend that male survivors of the lethal disease abstain from sex or use condoms for at least three months after their recovery. After that, they should be tested every month until they have two consecutive negative tests.
-Don’t fuck!WHO says it's unknown how long Ebola survives in vaginal fluid, and says it's less probable that a woman who has survived Ebola could spread it to a man through sex.
-Don’t fuck!Broutet said it was unclear whether the men whose samples tested positive for Ebola had any long-term side effects and if so, whether the virus might be responsible. Many survivors suffer from chronic problems including vision loss and joint pain.
-Don’t fuck!Dr. Francis Moses, a district medical officer in northern Sierra Leone, said it was difficult convincing male Ebola survivors to use condoms or abstain from sex.
-If thou fuckith..."The abstinence thing isn't working," he said, noting there are a number of pregnant women in his district whose partners are Ebola survivors.
-thy gracious Lord shall AID thee in thy space-time of need. Moses said the fact that thousands of Ebola survivors are living in West Africa means scientists need to figure out whether sex is a significant risk to the re-emergence of the disease.
-God has spoken!"If we don't find a way of addressing this, we will never stop Ebola," he said.
-If you keep buying our shit, we will never stop thinking of the children...we have to put through college! Sorry, we’re just following the orders of you know WHO.http://www.aol.com/article/2015/10/14/study-ebola-in-male-survivors-can-survive-up-to-9-months/21249321/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D1622821630
It’s probably all a cover for the reptilian shape-shifting TpTB to impregnate men with flesh eating ancient alien ebola DNA.
To the deeply confused minds trying to crack the AI-ICfreely Alpha-Q-2 code:
Keep dreaming. You can’t even come up with a solution for the three body problem
, how are you going to come up with an algorithm for a ‘left-handed, dyslexic, multilinguist’? [ADMIN: Please note that this 'P.S.' is an off-topic reference to another forum, where a user is claiming ICfreely is a literary invention. Please see this CHAT BOX post for ICfreely's explanation of the ridiculous accusation and his response there. Thanks. -hp]
P.P.S. This Infographic Proves Why We Need To Stop Believing Myths Related To VaccinationsIn the U.S., myths related to vaccine safety can confuse parents trying to make the best decisions for their family, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/27/vaccines-around-the-world_n_7153648.html
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