Let’s look at the facts:
- This disease is currently killing about 71% of those who catch it.
- There is no cure, no efficacious treatment.
- It has an incubation period of up to three weeks.
- The virus can persist outside the human body for up to a week.
- The number of cases is rising exponentially. Doubling roughly every 20 days.
- Around 4,500 notified dead. Real figure may be double. (WHO says X2.5).
- Over 240 of the dead were health workers, who were taking reasonable precautions.
- Medical workers using full Hazmat procedures are catching the disease in the first world.
- Disease can be spread by airborne droplets (coughing, sneezing) but not by aerosol like Influenza.
- It takes just one individual virus to infect a person. One sneeze could contain millions.
- The virus is mutating (they all do) and will become more virulent.
- CDC have predicted up to 1.4 million infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone alone.
So lets look at a scenario. A Liberian person caught the disease two weeks ago and shortly afterwards flew to Brussels. A week ago he still had no symptoms and traveled to London on the Eurostar. Today he became contagious and traveled on the London Underground (who are not on strike today) during the journey he sneezed several times, the droplets from which were breathed in by 10 people. Many droplets landed on an elevator handrail where they will persist for a week, infecting people who use that elevator.
Similar scenarios to this are definitely happening around the world right now. We can’t see anything and we don’t know anything. We as a worldwide community are a very long way behind this disease, our pitiful efforts have had little impact on its spread. We have no credible plans to contain it. Looking at the maths the current number of people who have this disease and who are walking around without realising is in the many thousands.
This epidemic began in December 2013 in Guinea and has grown steadily ever since. Its exponential nature making its current impact seem very sudden. We should have put in place firewalls a long time ago. As it is we still largely have global freedom of movement. And this disease gets around in people.
Obviously the time has come for us to barricade ourselves inside our homes. But this would be an over-reaction and our society would grind to a halt. So what can we do? Probably the best thing is to buy and use Byotrol on our hands. This will kill 100% of the virus (many gels don’t) and it persists, killing the virus you pick up. It is the best known tool for the job.
Postscript. When I published this article some people cast aspersions about the stated facts. They did not think to use Google to check before displaying their ignorance. So I have now added links to the science for all the facts. Those with a genuine intellectual curiosity will find that these links also lead to far more additional information than I have room for in this short article.