Discovery of the Ebola Virus

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    Oct 09, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    Interview with Professor Peter Piot, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who discovered and named the Ebola virus, on its seriousness for our world today:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/ebola-zaire-peter-piot-outbreak
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    Oct 11, 2014 2:54 AM GMT
    My impression, which could be wrong, is that the West did little to find a cure and vaccine for Ebola before the current epidemic. If there had been more concern about the risk and a greater effort had been made to find a cure and vaccine, perhaps this epidemic would not be occurring.
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    Oct 11, 2014 11:49 AM GMT
    Of course we did little. Once a decade a few hundred people died. We're still not entirely sure what the reservoir for it in nature is. It's not an easy disease to study.
    A d the 'West' can't fix everything in the world. Neither is it our responsibility to. We spend billions researching and treating aids, TB, etc in the developing world. Resources aren't limitless.
  • Apparition

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    Oct 11, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    There are lots of billionaires in africa, and trillions of dollars in circulation amone the elite there, feel free for africa to contribute something to the world for once, they are pretty much useless at the moment.
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    Oct 11, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    Sulla saidInterview with Professor Peter Piot, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who discovered and named the Ebola virus, on its seriousness for our world today:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/ebola-zaire-peter-piot-outbreak



    Ofcourse they did not care. Ebola was viewed as a virus only affecting Africa. As the inhabitants are mostly black the West and Europe decided not to care. Is it any surprise that patient zero passed away in the States despite being so close to the medication that saved other victims.
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    Oct 13, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    Obama is responsible for the USA's vulnerability to Ebola.

    The Obama administration scrapped quarantine regulations in 2010:

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-04-01-quarantine_N.htm