|Ebola's current spread - from The Economist|
From 2005, reason why from African Economist regarding Kenya :
"SPIEGEL: Mr. Shikwati, the G8 summit at Gleneagles is about to beef up the development aid for Africa...
Shikwati: ... for God's sake, please just stop.
SPIEGEL: Stop? The industrialized nations of the West want to eliminate hunger and poverty.
Shikwati: Such intentions have been damaging our continent for the past 40 years. If the industrial nations really want to help the Africans, they should finally terminate this awful aid. The countries that have collected the most development aid are also the ones that are in the worst shape. Despite the billions that have poured in to Africa, the continent remains poor.
SPIEGEL: Do you have an explanation for this paradox?
Shikwati: Huge bureaucracies are financed (with the aid money), corruption and complacency are promoted, Africans are taught to be beggars and not to be independent. In addition, development aid weakens the local markets everywhere and dampens the spirit of entrepreneurship that we so desperately need. As absurd as it may sound: Development aid is one of the reasons for Africa's problems. If the West were to cancel these payments, normal Africans wouldn't even notice. Only the functionaries would be hard hit. Which is why they maintain that the world would stop turning without this development aid.
SPIEGEL: Even in a country like Kenya, people are starving to death each year. Someone has got to help them.
Shikwati: But it has to be the Kenyans themselves who help these people. When there's a drought in a region of Kenya, our corrupt politicians reflexively cry out for more help. This call then reaches the United Nations World Food Program -- which is a massive agency of apparatchiks who are in the absurd situation of, on the one hand, being dedicated to the fight against hunger while, on the other hand, being faced with unemployment were hunger actually eliminated. It's only natural that they willingly accept the plea for more help. And it's not uncommon that they demand a little more money than the respective African government originally requested. They then forward that request to their headquarters, and before long, several thousands tons of corn are shipped to Africa ..."
The Conservative Treehouse has some insight on why disease spreads in Africa and other "third world" countries. Their "health professionals" aka 'doctors' and 'nurses' DO NOT WASH THEIR HANDS!:
"What she has been facing in Liberia in the last twelve+ months since she arrived there was/is precisely the same as what my friend in Madagascar describes.
She has had to do polite but determined battle even with the doctors on staff at the fledgling hospital regarding washing hands and doing procedures properly, not taking short cuts in surgery because of frustration, enforcing 100% performance with regard to sterilized instruments in surgery, etc.
When the ebola menace appeared on their radar this spring she had had about ten months with that hospital, those doctors, and the nursing staff.
When they began their ramp-up in May or so, they had to force the understanding that the completely suit-up in the space suits was not optional where ebola was concerned. It was a flat requirement. No, the families would not be allowed to come and squat in the hospital with their family member who would be in isolation. No, they would not be allowed to touch them or cook for them.
This is the battleground in Liberia and Madagascar. There’s no evidence of ebola in Madagascar that I’ve heard of – just acknowledging those are my two points of first hand information from medical professionals on the scene.
So when you hear about the Nigerian government taking action, or a certain measure being imposed in Monrovia – that’s fine. But it’s not significant in terms of practical impact when you consider what the reality is throughout the nation(s) as soon as you’ve passed the city limits.
This horse is already way out of the barn. The announcements, pronouncements, and edicts being issued now are for PR purposes. They may have limited effect in limited situations. May have."
CRIKEY - >> African "health professionals" have NOT EVEN LEARNED they have to wash their flipping hands and cover up OPEN WOUNDS so disease won't spread!
And WHY haven't they LEARNED this? Because USA and other countries keep HELPING THEM and giving "them" money - African has NOT learned. The only thing they've learned is PERPETUAL VICTIMHOOD.
STOP SENDING HELP OR ANY MONEY. Period.
They HAVE to learn THEMSELVES. If a few thousand DIE, perhaps they'll get motivated to HELP THEIR DAMN SELVES.