A screed by ChiefIO on Ebola:

F*#king Hubris of Ebola Doctors and Loony Left.

So we’ve already dodged the bullet once (maybe – we still have about 3 weeks to know) in Dallas. So what happens? ANOTHER brilliantly clueless idiot who is enamored of his own specialness and noble cause manages to put all of NYC (and through it all of the globe) at risk of a disease that has a 70% mortality and no proven treatment.

Yes, there are a few speculative treatments. I hardly find it comforting to think of a few speculative treatments as how to ‘bet the future of humanity’ in a prudent way.


Given enough trials, one of these times the ‘bug’ will escape to the general public. Some returning guy will spend the night with a hooker who has a dozen clients in the next dozen days (who did not give their names) and it’s “off to the races”. During flu season, those dozen will not be diagnosed as Ebola until AFTER they have infected another 2 or 3 each. At that point, in a dense urban place like NYC, this ends when 100% are dead, recovered, or naturally immune. The present mortality rate has at least 1/2 and up to 70% of NYC dead. Maybe not this time, but soon enough….

And in another bit of world class stupidity:

Ebola travel bans are ‘irrational,’ says head of Red Cross.

Well no. They are entirely rational.

Update: 25 October 2014 0341z

Rationality is starting to prevail.

New Yorkers and New Jersey not dumb…

NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all medical workers and other arriving travelers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.