BBC News – Ebola: Mapping the outbreak‘: This is known cases, the majority of dead in the denser jungles and more rural places is totally unknown.
Thanks to US lax immigration policies, we have armies of foreigners coming here with zero medical examination. They tend to settle in tight communities often living in public housing. From al Jazeera comes this very scary news: People go back and forth (from Liberia) all the time. There’s always the possibility of Ebola coming to America and spreading.’
resident of Little Liberia which is mainly people living in public housing projects, in Staten Island, New York City.
Ebola has never spread to this many countries before which means this is a new form of the virus that is much harder to stop. The above graph shows it as a hockey stick event shooting to infinity. The numbers of ill and dead are false. The decrepit hospitals in Liberia are full and people are left to die on the streets and these are NOT COUNTED. Nor is anyone going into the hinterlands anymore to count the dead, I am betting the real numbers in Liberia are more than quadruple the official statistics, and this is conservative.
It may be over 100,000 at this point. Meanwhile, There are only 19 level 4 bio-containment beds in the whole of the United States…and four in the UK which is clearly hopelessly inadequate for an epidemic here if this happens to us, too.
There is no quarantine for anyone traveling to or from Liberia: In Little Liberia, expats nervously eye those returning from Africa to NYC | Al Jazeera America
In Little Liberia, some 4,500 miles from where Ebola has ravaged parts of West Africa, the disease is still taking a toll. As fear and rumors spread around this enclave in New York’s Staten Island — home to the largest concentration of Liberians outside Africa — so, too, have stories of lost relatives and fracturing communities.
“I told my mom to stay away from that lady,” said Assie Jalloh, gesturing toward an apartment building near where she was picking up groceries on Targee Street in the Clifton area of the borough.
The object of her concern was a woman who recently returned from West Africa, said Jalloh, a nurse and a Sierra Leonean expat. She favors a mandatory 21-day isolation period for all travelers arriving from the affected countries.
So, even some Liberians who came over here want quarantines (I presume this nurse is fleeing her homeland and came here to get a job which is why so many foreign nurses work in our hospitals for cheaper wages). New York moves to limit federal deportations of undocumented immigrants | Al Jazeera America they will let these people roam free, instead of putting them in secure places. The other city refusing to cooperate is Chicago which has earned a fine reputation for being an out of control, violent city more and more like a third world nation.
Staten Island is part of NYC. The Tristate Area is one of the most densely populated places in North America. Many millions live in this region. Below is a picture of the center of Little Liberia which happens to be public housing projects there.
These are dense population areas which is prime territory for spreading diseases.