Saturday, October 11, 2014

Where do many of the killer diseases come from?

It is believed that the chimpanzee version of the immunodeficiency virus (called simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV) most likely was transmitted to humans and mutated into HIV when humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat and came into contact with their infected blood.

It is called quality of life. If the people of Africa had quality of life and received the same chance of living as Americans there is a better than good chance HIV and Ebola would not exist.

The World Bank (click here) measures poverty globally. In the USA what we define as poverty is wealth elsewhere. Poverty in the USA exists and it should not and is should not be growing. But, then abject poverty as witnessed around the world should not exist either.

Good night.

How many vaccines does an American receive in a lifetime?

Enough to keep them disease free for nearly fifty years.

How many vaccines do Liberians receive in a lifetime?

I don't think it is really known how protected Liberians are from disease or how engaged their immune systems truly are. But, I do know if an American is to travel to Liberia, they are required to receive a vaccine for Yellow Fever as it is still widely transmitted in most countries of Africa.

Vaccines (click here) keep children alive and healthy by protecting them against disease. Immunization is especially important for the hardest to reach families as it can also be a bridge to other life-saving care for mothers and children in isolated communities – such as child nutritional screening, anti-malarial mosquito nets, vitamin A supplements and de-worming tablets. Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health investments we can make for future generations.
Vaccines are protecting more children than ever before. But, in 2012, nearly one in five infants –22.6 million children – missed out on the basic vaccines they need to stay healthy. Low immunization levels compromise gains in all other areas of health for mothers and children. The poorest, most vulnerable children who need immunization the most continue to be the least likely to get it.
Almost one third of deaths among children under 5 are preventable by vaccine. UNICEF and its partners are working to change these numbers and ensure that the lives of all children are successfully protected with vaccines. But, if immunization is not prioritized, the most marginalized children will not get vaccines, which could mean the difference between life and death....

Surprise, Ebola!

I believe Dallas did the absolute level best it could. I am grateful they had a dry run through the day before they had a definitive diagnosis of Ebola. I am sorry for the death, if anyone could have prevented it he would be here now. I find it interesting Americans, who tend to be healthier on a global basis, are finding they can live through the viral's course.
I congratulate Dallas for being able, willing and dedicated to healing every person that comes to them in need of dire medical treatment. It is very questionable that a city anywhere else in the country could have done better.
(Adds NBC news crew ordered into quarantine; cameraman's condition improves, paragraphs 10-11)
By Sebastien Malo
Oct 11 (Reuters) - 
Medical teams at New York's JFK airport, (click here) armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
John F. Kennedy Airport is the first of five U.S. airports to start enhanced screening of U.S.-bound travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Those countries have seen most of the deaths from the outbreak, which has claimed more than 4,000 lives.

Nearly all passengers traveling to the United States from those countries arrive at JFK, Newark Liberty, Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. The new procedures will begin at the other four airports on Thursday....

I think the Sayreville administration is wrong and have enforced the punishment of those that raped other students.

October 10, 2014

The field stood empty, (click here) framed by barren stands and an open parking lot at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Friday, the first night since the season was canceled amid allegations of a hazing ritual that involved digital penetration.
It was supposed to be the night of the homecoming game, but instead the people of Sayreville settled into the lonely quiet of a fall without football.
“Football is big in this town,” Tommy Nagle, owner of a hot dog stand on Main Street and caretaker of a blue-and-white Sayreville Football billboard on the same lot, said earlier Friday before the arrests of six juveniles accused of taking part in the hazing. “Even now I feel lousy because there’s no game tonight.”...

The majority of the team is not at fault. While the police and detectives have to get to the bottom of this, the team should not suffer the punishment of the rapists. The rapists promised to ruin the season and careers of the team if they were exposed. Well, guess what, they were rights. As soon as they are exposed everyone is made to suffer. This is not the way it should be. The team members, coaches and administrators completely innocent of participation, cover up or negligence should be out on the field while those most guilty are expelled.

There are going to be legal consequences as well, but, the young men that truly had no part or would not have any part in this should be playing and attempting to win their division.

The dream should still be theirs.

October 11, 2014
The Front Seven salutes the blood moon.
1. New: No. 6 Mississippi State (click here) doesn't get long to enjoy yet another historic victory. The program so often overshadowed by its more accomplished SEC opponents has to prove itself yet again as No. 2 Auburn comes to Starkville (3:30 ET Saturday, CBS). The Tigers looked the part of a national championship contender while dismantling LSU last week, but the Bulldogs' more polished offense under the direction of QB Dak Prescott, a breakout Heisman candidate, should prove harder to shut down....