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  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    (Reuters) - On Tuesday, Senegal reopened its border with Guinea over a month after it sealed land crossings with its southern neighbor to try to prevent the spread of the Ebola...

    And today, the Senegal health minister has confirmed its' first case of Ebola.

    The minister said the case was a Guinean national who had arrived from the neighboring West African country. So they opened the border on Tuesday, and four days later, the first case shows up. Based on the timing, it seems the Guinean national got in when the border was supposedly closed. Now how many contacts did this person have before getting isolated?
    Aug 29 09:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    The dividend is safe until the end of the year anyway. I think people overreacted. So the Rat moved in :)
    Aug 29 09:52 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    I like your new avatar. But I would love the see the all seeing eye back from time to time. That was your original avatar as I recall.
    Aug 29 04:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Hi OG, no I sold it sometime after the announcement. I sold a lot of stocks around that time and went mostly into cash. When PSEC just recently went below book, I bought in. I followed that just yesterday with another tranche. I figured it has to go back to at least book, and in the mean time I will collect the dividends. Frankly, I could care less if the dividend goes to 10%. It's better than I have been doing lately. I just hope it gets back to book. The denizens of rat-ville are stirring because of my poor returns on their money. Back to my old cardboard box in the alley.
    Aug 29 01:22 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    I have a model now, and it's not good. It's predicting 46.5 new deaths by next week. The model uses a 50% mortality rate among several of its' assumptions. If this gets past a certain point, it will be unstoppable in Africa by medical means… You can fill in the blank there as to what would be required past that certain point.

    The WHO need's to move faster with more resources. Resources they don't have. I suspect one of the reasons this got out of hand is associated with a major budget shift at the WHO back in 2012. What they did was to shift the WHOs budget away from infectious diseases towards work on non-communicable disorders such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and the Messianic-like advancement of the worthless food police. #&^% !!!!!

    You need to take a look at how the WHO is funded and how much of the funding is discretionary and how much is earmarked. For example, the last time I looked, the second largest source of funding after the US was the Gates foundation. And all of the Gates funding is earmarked…

    I certainly don't mind that Gates foundation money is earmarked. What the problem here is that the governments of the world, funded by the people, are not spending sufficiently to protect the people from deadly contagious infections diseases.

    If this can't be done with the current WHO, than we need a new WHO.. perhaps it could be called the WIDCO, the Word Infectious Disease Control Organization. Or, even better, get the politicians out of the loop and give the money to Doctors Without Borders. Then get the hell out of the way and let them do what's needed.
    Aug 28 02:19 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    27 August, 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease. The WHO said it has withdrawn its' staff from the laboratory testing for Ebola at Kailahun -- one of only two in Sierra Leone -- after a Senegalese epidemiologist was infected with Ebola.
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    Aug 27 11:10 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union June 2, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    A delaying tactic to stay in power as long as possible. The handwriting was on the wall after the last EU election…
    Aug 25 01:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 360 August 22 '14: 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Yes it is isn't it Billion…
    Aug 22 12:30 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    Check out the Presidential Threat Map!
    Aug 22 10:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Love your stories Guns!! I bet you have a million of them. Would love to hear you talking by a campfire with sufficient supplies of goodies. Hope the pain is easing a bit by now… my Aunt recently fell and hurt her back… they used some kind of glue to put it back together… The pain is completely gone!
    Aug 22 02:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    17 August 2014 Ebola crisis: Protesters attack Liberia quarantine center. From: The BBC

    A quarantine center for suspected Ebola patients located in the densely populated West Point township of the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and "looted" by protesters. A senior police officer said blood-stained mattresses, beddings and medical equipment were taken from the center and poised a serious risk. The senior police official said the looting spree threatens to spread the virus to the densely populated area. "This is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen in my life", he said.

    In addition, at least 20 patients [other sources have it as 30 or more] who were being monitored for Ebola have left the center. It is not known if those at the center were infected though one report suggested they had proved positive. The West Point area is densely populated with an estimated 50,000 people, and is described as a 'slum'.

    The protesters were unhappy that patients were being brought in from other parts of the capital and some believed Ebola was a hoax and wanted to force the quarantine center to close. The attack at the Monrovia center is seen as a major setback in the struggle to halt the outbreak, says the BBC's Will Ross, reporting from Lagos. http://tinyurl.com/kse...
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    Aug 17 03:57 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 359 August 17 '14: 10-Q For Q2 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    I think its the SA one time article focus HT. With SA's approach, header content does not change over time, only the comments are changing.

    With a news concentrator approach the headers are used like a library where key events are recorded. This allows people to rapidly catch up on what amounts to an infinite length article. On my news concentrators I even state what the headers are for right at the top of the header. But no one reads it, so once people go to the comments, they just don't seem to go to the headers anymore.
    Aug 17 01:19 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Previous news concentrator here...
    http://tinyurl.com/nj7...
    Aug 16 02:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator June 7, 2014 To August 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    New news concentrator here...
    http://tinyurl.com/mwe...
    Aug 16 02:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator June 7, 2014 To August 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    Hi Mark, we need every bit of data we can get our hands on. This thing is out of control, and we all need to be as well informed as possible. Right now Greed is winning over Rational thought. Thinking rationally, if you want to control something, you isolate it. I see nothing major happening with respect to control efforts. Giving people access to highly limited amounts of experimental vaccines is just a band-aid. I have suspicions this thing is partially airborne. Some very tough decisions are going to have to be made pretty soon and I wonder if WHO and other government agency leadership is up to what needs to be done.
    Aug 16 02:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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