Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/18/2014 18:14 -0400
New York City
Via Scotiabank's Guy Haselmann,
Ebola Must Be Contained Now
President Obama and western governments are beginning to appreciate the scale of the Ebola crisis. Unfortunately, the highly deadly virus remains rampant in western Africa and is spreading there at an alarmingly exponential rate. Playing defense by trying to defend our borders will be insufficient since infected travels will not be identified give the long incubation period. However, health officials are doing an admirable and prudent job immediately quarantining all victims and tracing all of their contacts.
Yet, the West must play offensive and snuff the virus out at its source. Stopping Ebola in western Africa is the only way that the virus will be beaten. At the moment, entire societies are tragically being ravaged. These countries need desperate help, because, unlike in the West, they have poorly-equipped health care systems. Spending more today will save much more money later. The world is too interconnected to allow the virus to move from remote areas to large urban areas.