Ebola Virologist: fight against Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone and Liberia is already lost – 5 million people could die

September 2014 AFRICA – The killer virus is spreading like wildfire, Liberia’s defense minister said on Tuesday he pleaded for UN assistance. A German Ebola expert tells DW the virus must “burn itself out” in that part of the world. His statement might alarm many people. But Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg told DW that he and his colleagues are losing hope for Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the countries worst hit by the recent Ebola epidemic. “The right time to get this epidemic under control in these countries has been missed,” he said. That time was May and June. “Now it is too late.” Schmidt-Chanasit expects the virus will “burn itself out” in this part of the world. With other words: It will more or less infect everybody and half of the population – in total about five million people – could die. Stop the virus from spilling over to other countries. Schmidt-Chanasit knows that it is a hard thing to say. He stresses that he doesn’t want international help to stop. Quite the contrary: He demands “massive help.” For Sierra Leone and Liberia, though, he thinks “it is far from reality to bring enough help there to get a grip on the epidemic.” According to the virologist, the most important thing to do now is to prevent the virus from spreading to other countries, “and to help where it is still possible, in Nigeria and Senegal for example.” Moreover, much more money has to be put into evaluating suitable vaccines, he added.
In the headquarters of Welthungerhilfe, a German non-governmental aid organization that is engaged in helping with the Ebola epidemic, Schmidt-Chanasit’s statement causes much contempt. Such declarations “are not very constructive,” a spokeswoman said. Jochen Moninger, Sierra Leone based coordinator of Welthungerhilfe, told DW, Schmidt-Chanasit’s statement is “dangerous and moreover, not correct.” Moninger has been living in Sierra Leone for four years and has experienced the Ebola outbreak there from the beginning. “The measures are beginning to show progress,” he says. “The problem is solvable – the disease can be stemmed. If I had lost hope completely, I would pack my things and take my family out of here,” Moninger adds. Instead, he and his family will stay. In Sierra Leone, the government has ordered a quarantine of 21 days for every household in which an Ebola case occurred. Soldiers and police are guarding these houses preventing anyone who has come into contact with an Ebola patient from leaving. According to Moninger, that is exactly the right thing to do: isolating sick people – should it be necessary, even with military force.
She admits, though, that the situation especially in Liberia is “very intense.” The government is completely outstripped and as soon as a new Ebola treatment center has opened, it is overflowed by patients, she says, adding that Liberia has the highest number of cases and deaths in West Africa with a 60 percent case-fatality rate. The situation is getting worse after 80 health workers, doctors and nurses, have died after contracting the disease. The WHO even expects thousands of new cases of Ebola in Liberia over the next few weeks. –DW
“The number of new cases is increasing exponentially,” the WHO said, calling the situation a “dire emergency with … unprecedented dimensions of human suffering.” –CNN
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22 Responses to Ebola Virologist: fight against Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone and Liberia is already lost – 5 million people could die

  1. Lorra B. says:

    To say this is heartbreaking is an understatement…

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  2. John says:

    I don’t think this virus will simply burn out like a forest fire as the German doctor suggests. This is an environment of open borders, international travel, ignorance, and a collapsed health care infrastructure. Just like a forest fire, this virus will easily jump over obstacles and spread into Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and the entire middle east. That is the only direction it can go, except maybe toward South Africa. If it ever spreads to Egypt, it will even seep into closely guarded Israel. This is science fiction becoming reality.

    From the mideast, it could spread to Europe, India, China, Pakistan and then into Russia. Then it will be just a matter of time and it will cross the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean to North and South America.

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  3. Christopher says:

    This may change everything. We may look at life before this, and after.(Black Death) children will likely read about in their history books. Hopefully we won’t see this magnitude!


  4. George says:

    “We don’t know what to do”. The understatement of the year.



    Just a thought , ebola is spread by touch right , the flies seen walking on the infected guy must be picking the virus up from his skin and feces , they fly off and land on another person – their virus infected feet touch the skin and the virus burrows down through the pores – and a new infection starts . flies are everywhere and they make a beeline for poop – which ebola victims produce in large quantities , has no one thought that ebola could after all be airborne ?

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  6. amy adams says:

    Anthony Holmes
    It would seem logical that it would spread in just such a way even the mice , fleas , anything that crawled or landed in the feces, blood or urine , although I have not heard even one person besides you say so , one would assume it to be true scary isn’t it .


  7. Andre says:

    Copper, Gold, Platinum and Iron Ore are the goal. Soros is working for Rothschild interests to sew up the resources of West Africa. The people are not needed, since Western engineers and Asian technicians will be brought in to run the open pit mines.

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  8. stevenj says:

    Ebola will hit every continent within 12 to 18 months…. Our international mobility will be our downfall. Once it’s all said and done, the world’s population will be culled by at least 25 to 40 percent, and that may be a conservative estimate. Even if a vaccine is found, it will be too little too late. Science fiction has become fact…


  9. Five million is a conservative’s figure. Go to your August 21st chart and update it. This thing jumped 3 orders of magnitude in the first six months. What are we doing differently now than before? We still let them on airplanes. We still let them go home. We don’t burn the bodies. We don’t eradicate the animals gnawing on them. This is the Cull the elites have long wanted. Time to relearn the poem “Ring around the rosies.”


  10. DJ says:

    Chilling… he’s not the only expert giving their honest opinion.
    An epidemiologist from London says we “can’t rule out some sort of nightmare doomsday scenario.”…
    … based on data from recent weeks, researchers estimate each case in the community could be giving rise to about 1.5 more cases. “That means each case that is turned away generates more than one new case,” said Edmunds. And then you’re looking at an ongoing epidemic that could permeate right through society unless we do something to stop it right now.”

    ‘The Terrifying Mathematics of Ebola’
    Ebola treatment facilities in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, are now so overwhelmed they are turning away up to 30 infected people every day according the medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres.

    Given the rate at which the virus is spreading, it says the virus will soon be having an “apocalyptic” impact on the country and its neighbours unless there is a dramatic increase in international assistance.

    “It could get very bad indeed,” said Prof John Edmunds, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. ”And I mean you can’t rule out some sort of nightmare doomsday scenario.”

    “But the quicker we react and put interventions in place, the better chance we’ve got of avoiding something really, really serious.”

    The leading epidemiologist is studying the spread of the virus in Monrovia, where the outbreak is now most intense. He has told Channel 4 News that based on the current rate of spread and lack of power to control it, it has the potential to infect the majority of the population of the country.

    Getting a real handle on how fast the virus us spreading is becoming impossible. Official statistics are largely based on admissions and deaths in Ebola treatment facilities, from which people are now being turned away.

    But based on data from recent weeks, researchers estimate each case in the community could be giving rise to about 1.5 more cases. “That means each case that is turned away generates more than one new case,” said Edmunds. And then you’re looking at an ongoing epidemic that could permeate right through society unless we do something to stop it right now.”

    “The doubling time of this epidemic is about two weeks, so if we are overwhelmed with our resources right now, it’s going to be twice as bad in two weeks’ time.”

    See more at: http://blogs.channel4.com/tom-clarke-on-science/terrifying-mathematics-ebola/1329


  11. Anni Mock says:

    Ezekiel 5:12 King James Version (KJV)

    A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

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    • stevenj says:

      Pestilence (Ebola), Famine (reduced population in affected areas = less to work the fields), Wars (we’re on the brink right now)… Couple that with the significant rise in volcanic and tectonic activity worldwide – Connect the dots… We are seeing prophecy unfold before our eyes… Of course, many will choose to ignore what they see, and will be lost. But that is foretold as well.


  12. sunlinepr says:

    Global Economies will perish……Once all comercial activities go down hill in Ebola infected countries due to isolation, hunger, the lack of basic resources needed for normal every day will move the people into panic.
    Imagine that you are part of a wealthy family in one of those countries. You would be right now preparing your departure with all your loved ones. So…
    We will hear news about how the wealthy ones will use their influences to find their way to escape the country, taking the virus with it.
    Like the WHO sais and many other experts…..This virus is already unstopable. The ones that have the resources to escape will look for developed societies in order to obtain expected cures. So the US, England, Brazil, China, Russia, Europe, ANY COUNTRY will be their target. This is serious… and is a situation that we all will have to deal and prepare for in the next year….


  13. Energist says:

    It is sad watching this also because it doesn’t seem like the true danger of the virus is resonating with the populations the way it should. Why is that woman sitting there with her bare feet, not taking care of her self so that she isn’t the next to contract the virus. There are too many of these people who are relying on being saved instead of doing what they are able to, to try and save themselves. A lot of these people do not know how to take care of themselves, relying on their governmental aid and looking beyond for aid as well. This is a sadness beyond belief and there is not even a clean up crew anywhere. There are the sprayers, but what about the sanitization of everything along with the spraying. People should try to keep everything in a sanitary order and keep clean, not roll around on the dirty ground. I guess this is also the OCD popping out of me while watching these videos.

    This is so sad and I do feel like it’s a part of an earth cleanse that’s taking place everywhere in the world with alarming weather conditions, sickness and death of many animals and new human sicknesses that are popping up with new strains, like this one. Just like our body wants to cleanse itself when it’s sick and needs renewal and doctors try and aid the body toward better health. The earth is cleansing herself, screaming for renewal and it’s doing it’s part with the aid of the Universal Energies that be.

    Earth in general is going through a master cleanse in more ways than one and it’s sad to watch the unfolding of it all, but I understand.


  14. Bone Idle says:

    A couple of days ago a WHO agency set up a 260 bed emergency response centre in Monrovia. The day they opened it over 1000 unreported cases turned up to try and occupy the available beds. Obviously the majority were turned away – these cases still remain unreported. A the days wore on there were long queues of more new unreported patients lined up outside.

    The unreported cases are obviously a nightmarish number to the staff on the ground.

    Every day the figure of official cases of infections and deaths is far outstripped by the unreported.

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  15. Broer says:

    This is indeed a potential global catastrophe.
    Just like the swine flu a hundred years ago.
    The swine flu killed over ten million.
    The difference here is that there was basically no international passenger air traffic a hundred years ago.
    Now this epidemic can be here in twelve hours.
    There are between 3000 and 5000 visitors from Nigeria on non stop flights from Nigeria weekly.
    Nigeria is an infected country.
    It’s almost as if the global elite want a pandemic.
    But of course a massive population reduction is their stated goal.
    Always remember the georgia guide stones.
    All direct international flights to the USA and European countries need to stop from infected countries.
    Maybe the president can miss a golf game to sign an executive order to stop the air traffic.
    Just a thought.
    The over all health of most Africans is terrible over fifty percent in some areas have aids.
    There are specific things you can do to strengthen your immune system
    Vit c. 3000mg
    Immune support. Four a day
    Viagrahics. Four a day
    Potassium iodide. 12 mg daily
    D3 5000iu daily
    I have written am entire article on building the immune system
    Not everyone who is exposed to Ebola gets Ebola.
    Not everyone who gets Ebola dies from Ebola
    By the way pray that this mess doesn’t go global.
    One final thing fear not for fear is the mind and spirit killer.
    Ted Broer


  16. niebo says:

    “. . . .He pleaded for UN assistance.”

    That the UN is not already on site (with its billions of dollars worth of assets) is an indictment against everything that the organization is, was, or ever claimed to be. Or maybe the good doctor is right: “It will more or less infect everybody. . . .” Because, apparently, that is what the UN wants.

    The WHO is part of the UN, by the way, just so everybody knows that they are NOT really there to help, just to make calls for others to help.



  17. hu6098 says:

    Or maybe we’re all just getting sucked in to another corporate fear agenda:


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