Ebola – A disease spread by fear and ignorance

| August 31, 2014

Another compounding feature is the closure of borders. It is difficult to get much needed aid into those affected areas.

Ebola – just another outbreak?

| August 29, 2014

It later emerged his sister had died from Ebola . . . Before he collapsed in Lagos, a city of 21 million people, he took flights from Liberia to Ghana, on to Togo, and eventually to Nigeria, highlighting the risks international travel poses to the spread of the disease

Ebola – sentiment and sepsis vs social media

| August 28, 2014

Aside from the sentiment of bringing a loved one home, the perceived risks of bringing Dr Brantly back home are very minor compared to the benefits.

Joe Hockey – Australia’s OMG treasurer!

| August 14, 2014

It’s sad when the government you elect turns out to be a dud’
But it’s catastrophic when that bunch of duds has a treasurer who doesn’t understand basic maths!

Ebola – I hate to say I told you so but . . .

| August 8, 2014

To get some idea of scale, in three weeks, a traveller with Ebola landing at any major airport, could pass that infection on to every airport in the world.

Unfortunately I was right … Ebola (continued)

| August 4, 2014

We have a perfect storm situation – the most lethal disease known to man, in one of the most unstable areas in the world, with some of the poorest and most uneducated people in the world, with no cure and poor containment. Already they have an epidemic with the potential for this to become a pandemic.

Unfortunately I was right . . . Ebola

| August 2, 2014

I wish I had got that one wrong but I’m afraid it’s looking like I didn’t. In fact it’s shaping up to become a pandemic. ..We have a disease that we have no idea where it comes from, no way of predicting outbreaks, no way of controlling outbreaks, that can be totally harmless in one form and totally fatal (well 90% is close enough) in another.