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EEK! EBOLA !!

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  • Started 3 years ago by RadioBuggie
  • Latest reply from missing_kskd

  1. RadioBuggie
    Member

    Now THAT'S alottt of heads - (spare the brains, peoples):

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/health/ebola-cases-could-reach-14-million-in-4-months-cdc-estimates.html

    Posted on September 23, 2014 - 12:05 PM #
  2. Deane Johnson
    Member

    Given the social structure of the countries where it is out of control, it will certainly decimate the population. I can hardly imagine the fear, panic and sorrow those families must be going through.

    The only hope of slowing it down is a vaccine to be developed, and then it will be an uphill battle to get everyone inoculated.

    Posted on September 23, 2014 - 12:44 PM #
  3. missing_kskd
    Member

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/09/1328383/-House-Republicans-slash-Obama-s-requested-Ebola-funding

    According to a source familiar with the negotiations, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) agreed as of Tuesday morning to spend a total of $40 million to fight the epidemic in the 2015 spending bill.

    This would include $25 million for the Centers for Disease Control and $15 million for the Biological Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to ramp up production of an experimental anti-Ebola drug, the source said.

    Perhaps properly funding this threat will be a higher priority when we do actually have to struggle with it here, you know among the white, entitled people.

    Posted on September 23, 2014 - 08:04 PM #
  4. Deane Johnson
    Member

    Slashed it from what?
    When did Daily KOS become an unbiased and reliable source for anything?
    Why is up to the U.S. to fund all of this?
    Where is the rest of the world? Europe?

    Your post is nothing but an attempted hit piece on the GOP.

    Posted on September 24, 2014 - 01:49 AM #
  5. missing_kskd
    Member

    lol

    The target amount was double what was passed. The effort is underfunded, and here's the fun part!

    Go ahead and ask the GOP what their basis for their lower funding number was. Do it.

    The original number had a informed basis. What they did? Who the fuck knows?

    Later on, when we experience the disease growth numbers associated with underfunding action on it, we can discuss who had what priorities.

    Posted on September 24, 2014 - 01:57 AM #
  6. missing_kskd
    Member

    BTW: It's not hard to post up actual critique of the GOP. No need for hit pieces. They serve it up daily, easy peasy.

    Posted on September 24, 2014 - 01:58 AM #