When losing track means losing lives
Erin Hohlfelder
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I am more than very pleased to hear that such good efforts are being put into making the sytsem a lot more efficient. I followed the outbreak almost from the beginning, to the point where the WHO stopped issuing public reports on what was going on, so that was no longer possible.

It was very strange how suddenly almost overnight, the death rate of infected people been 55% for weeks and then it suiddenly dropped to 32%, seemingly because the few figures made available showed the number of case and yet the deaths realted to an earlier date

I made several posts here and there that were quite scathing on their mishandling of the situation on the gound. Their recommened action gives prioritiy to the isolation of infected people. Further, one of its prime obectives is to limit the expansion into other countries. It failes totally on both counts, both by turning infected people away as there was no place in the treament centres, and secondly not only not sealing the borders, but also persuading the presidents of those countries that had to unseal them, thus putting neighbouring countries at more risk, not to mention the whole world.

So I really hope that all the good efforts you have outlinef havr brrn exceeded by those to make the sharp end as effective as its supposed to be. Its not just Ebola that on the loose, Mers has reached the Phlippines from
South Korea

Edit added; Surprise this link backs me up, just saw it this morning

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33422635

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