Death on the March
Ebola Panic: Guinean Health Officials Slain, Sierra Leone Shuts Down
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  • Corlyss

    Too bad it is in Boku Haram territory.

  • Fat_Man

    Similar popular outbursts occurred in Europe during the 19th Century when Cholera first became pandemic in the 19th Century:

    “When cholera had first struck Europe at the beginning of the 1830s, there had been popular disturbances in many areas; in Russia, peasants and townspeople massacred physicians, local administrators and medical teams who came to the stricken areas to lend help, in the belief that the government was trying to poison the people to reduce their burden on the state; Tsar Nicholas I was forced to appear in person to quell the unrest, as seen in this commemorative relief; in the Habsburg Monarchy angry mobs sacked castles and slaughtered quarantine officers; in Prussian towns crowds broke into isolation hospitals and forcibly removed the patients, stormed officials’ houses and resisted attempts to take victims to hospital; in Britain people rioted against the doctors, accusing them of trying to poison them in order to get bodies for the anatomy schools, along the lines of the Burke and Hare murders in Edinburgh.”

    http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/blue-funk-and-yellow-peril

  • jfhdsiu

    The world is at the mercy of low level and ‘sub’ low level intelligences. Those people are crazed with terror and in their terror crazed actions are making things much worse for every one and actually putting the entire world at risk. One would not even want to imagine the devastation that will occur if enough of those people who ran in fear start up ‘pocket’ epidemics within remote regions where it could mutate and become worse yet…………….. “IT DON’T LOOK TOO GOOD MABEL”. My most heartfelt grief goes to those poor lost souls who won’t make it through this terrible time..

  • Danny K

    It remains to be seen what strategy, if any, the Ebola President employs.

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