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Crof
North Vancouver, BC Canada
Retired college teacher and writer; I also walk dogs.
Interests: history, hiking, writing, politics, teaching, environment, online communication.
Recent Activity
Via Reuters: Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says. Excerpt: Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via allAfrica, a report from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa: West Africa: A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS Special Envoy on Ebola. Excerpt: The challenge of the current epidemic calls for urgent, unified and concerted efforts by ECOWAS... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
An editorial in today's Washington Post: The lessons of the Ebola outbreak suggest a larger, faster response is needed. The world is fast learning lessons about how to combat the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa and yet not learning them... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Thanks to Margot Lochrenberg and Lucie Lecomte for sending two versions of the same report: Ebola: Funerals, ghost towns, haunted health workers. This one, from CNN, has a powerful three-minute video. Watch it. Excerpt: At the gravesite in a northern... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Lucie Lecomte has sent the links to several separate Ebola stories from Nigeria. First, from NigerianNation.com: Suspected Ebola Victim Dies In Abuja Hospital. Excerpt: A patient suspected to have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus has died at the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Yle Uutiset: Helsinki to cut back on schools' teaching assistants. The city of Helsinki currently employs some 600 teaching assistants. The administration is looking to send home all of assistants assigned to specific schools, retaining only students’ personal helpers. The decision to send home the teaching assistants is part... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Finnish Education Forum
Via International SOS's Ebola news page, the daily roundup. Click through for the details.1 September Liberia: Media sources have reported that officials are continuing to take measures to prevent Ebola from spreading further. In view of this, authorities have extended... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via BBC News: British Ebola patient 'pretty well'. Excerpt: The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well. William Pooley, 29, has spent the last week in a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Lucie Lecomte has sent the link to a thoughtful article in Senegal's Sen24heures. The author is sociologist Fatou Sow Sarr in Kinshasa, DR Congo. Excerpt from the Google translation: Africa is about to be quarantined by the West, while the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via allAfrica.com, a report from The New Dawn: Liberia: Ellen Rejects WHO's Prediction. Excerpt: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has rejected the World Health Organization's prediction that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this Guinéenews.org story, republished in PressAfrik.com: Ebola: the Guinea reflects on the export of virus in Dakar - the family of the young student almost decimated. The Google translation: Saturday, making... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Dagens Nyheter: More suspected cases received earlier. Excerpt from the Google translation: The sample from the man who on Sunday was suspected to have been infected by Ebola, after analysis showed that the patient is not infected with the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via The Guardian in Nigeria: Profit And Loss Account Of Ebola. Excerpt: The scourge is throwing up some interesting details about Nigerians. They love life on earth and would want to stay put. It is also clear that although Nigerians... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via ReliefWeb, a report from OCHA: Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 5, 30 August 2014. Click through to download the PDF. The summary: Update • The total number of cases identified in the Boende health zone... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via the Daily Observer: Ebola Threatens Food Security Here, FAO Fears. The Ebola epidemic is raising serious concerns about food security in Liberia -- the country hardest hit by the outbreak in West Africa. Due to Ebola unprecedented scourge across... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via MSF: Photo of the Week: Ebola outbreak: Cross-borders supply. The text: MSF has been running a regular project in Gueckedou (Guinea) since mid-2010 and has established a very well functioning supply chain. As the situation in Liberia becomes more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Awareness Times: 1,000 Cases Upline 77 Cases in Capital: As CDC Director warns President!! Excerpt: The Director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC),Dr. Tom Frieden has on Friday August 29th 2014 at State House, sternly advised His... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Seneweb News: Ebola: those in contact with the patient identified and placed under surveillance (Ministry). Excerpt from the Google translation: All persons who had contact with the young Guinean infected with Ebola virus have been identified and placed under... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via The New Dawn: Ebola kills 41 in Nimba. Excerpt: A Nimba County Senator has disclosed that the deadly Ebola has killed 41 persons in the county, while there are about 200 suspected cases. Senator Thomas Grupee said, Nimba County... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Guineénews.org: Ebola: Doctors Without Borders installs a transit center in Macenta for the rapid identification of patients. Excerpt from the Google translation: Following the numerous Ebola cases in the prefecture Macenta and at the request of the prefecture authorities,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Bella Naija: Rivers State Government Sends 3 People to Ebola Treatment Center. Excerpt: The Rivers Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, on Sunday in Port Harcourt said three persons have been moved to the state’s treatment centre for observation on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Sheku Sheriff's Diary, some background on the politics of Sierra Leone: Miatta Kargbo Recalled to State House. Excerpt: "Miatta Kargbo has been recalled to State House to serve in the Strategy and Policy Unit until further notice" The above... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via WHO's Regional Office for Africa: Ugandan team brings Ebola experience to Liberia. Excerpt: A team of Ugandan doctors and health workers are deployed by WHO to provide medical support for an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia. This team... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via the Facebook page of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone: EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---August 31, 2014 DISCHARGED CASES • Total Survived and Released Patients = 244 NEW CASES •New Confirmed cases = 44, as follows: Kailahun = 4,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via FrontPageAfrica, a September 1 report: Liberia Extends Stay-Home Orders for Non-Essential Staff. Excerpt: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended, by the another month beginning Monday, September 1, 2014, the stay-home order imposed on all non-essential government employees who have... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1