Friday, September 12, 2014

Sierra Leone Set to Spread Ebola To Everyone, Door to Door Nationwide Next Weekend

The road to Ebola Hell is paved with good intentions:
"The Government of Sierra Leone has announced plans to conduct a three-day door-to-door
nationwide public awareness campaign
from Friday September 19 to Sunday September 21. The
goal of this “House to House Ebola Talk” is to educate people about EVD and identify cases. As
such, all individuals in Sierra Leone are being asked to remain in their residence during this three
day period so they may be reached by the volunteer teams

Unless these door to door "volunteers" are wearing Space Suits and then burning them after each household visit, this door to door visit plan by Sierra Leone sounds more like a way to ensure that their entire population is exposed to Ebola. 

The only way Sierra Leone's plan makes any real sense is if they believe the majority of the country has already been exposed to Ebola and will become ill soon. As such, they would need to keep the population off the streets as a logistical precursor to stage some sort of large scale mobilization / quarantine. Or, maybe its just that the road to Ebola hell is paved with good intentions. 

Edited to add:
And since it looks like it is going to be aided by 165 Cuban health care workers, there's a reasonable chance that this will be a route for Ebola into the Caribbean & South America.


Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Freedown (Sierra Leone), Nationwide Ebola Virus Disease Information Campaign

Statement by Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, at a press conference in the World Health Organization. Geneva, September 12, 2014


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