Virologist: ‘It’s Too Late, Ebola Will Kill 5 Million’

Ebola Scare

A top German virologist has caused shockwaves by asserting that it’s too late to halt the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia and that five million people will die, noting that efforts should now be focused on stopping the transmission of the virus to other countries.

Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg told Germany’s Deutsche Welle that hope is all but lost for the inhabitants of Sierra Leone and Liberia and that the virus will only “burn itself out” when it has infected the entire population and killed five million people.

“The right time to get this epidemic under control in these countries has been missed,” said Schmidt-Chanasit. “That time was May and June. “Now it is too late.”

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed over 2200 people, with Liberia and Sierra Leone accounting for over 1700 of those fatalities.

While calling for “massive help” from the international community to prevent Ebola appearing in other countries like Nigeria and Senegal, Schmidt-Chanasit warns that getting a grip on the epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone is a departure from reality.

German aid organization Welthungerhilfe blasted Schmidt-Chanasit for his comments, with Sierra Leone based coordinator Jochen Moninger labeling his statements, “dangerous and moreover, not correct.” However, Moninger acknowledged that Schmidt-Chanasit’s assessment may be accurate in the case of Liberia.

The World Health Organization refused to comment on Schmidt-Chanasit’s remarks.

Although Ebola continues to rage in five African countries, media coverage of the epidemic has waned, despite evidence that the virus has mutated.

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1 thought on “Virologist: ‘It’s Too Late, Ebola Will Kill 5 Million’”

  1. I guess we have to ask the right questions before we can keep this plague from reaching all of us.
    What kills viruses, any viruses like the common cold?
    Once infected, how can we contain the virus to that one person?
    The time where an isolation might be possible is over. So we have to take on the more difficult task of eliminating the disease. That means finding substances that will fight it and possibly kill it off.
    We need to know what will kill it off the virus.
    We cannot expect our health care workers to deal with it. If it is infecting people caring for patients it is out of control. No one has enough money to ask people to put themselves in death’s way.
    I think we are going into an area where robots will have to handle the patients. That means people working through the robots from a remote location from the virus itself.
    We have that technology. We can make robots that people interact with to keep them safe from the virus. The robots have to be expendable. Or they have to be capable of being completely sterilized. But they can be made so if I lift my arm, the robot does the same thing.
    There is the issue of light. Viruses do not do well in daylight. You need daylight spectrum light throughout the wards. This is a cheap fix with flourescent daylight spectrum bulbs. An entire place can have daylight bulbs 24/7. It might make a difference.
    There is the issue of copper. Copper doorknobs generally do not transfer viruses very well. So having copper doorknobs might stop a case or two.
    Clorox-style bleach should be used on all surfaces. It should also be put in the dishwasher water or even the water in a sink if you are doing it manually. Chances are in a primitive sanitation region that is not possible. Using robotic cleaners is important to keep it from infecting others.
    Those are things that can be done in a home as well. I think most viruses are transported to other people through the dishware and silverware. Cutting that road off might save your life. Or not.
    But experienced people that live around Registered Nurses know that you have to use the bleach to keep the families safe from being tracked in by disease. Sometimes it is not easy to live with people on the front lines of disease. It is hard work.
    There is diet. Those people with massive amounts of C and D might survive where others without it won’t. Vitamins. But D is not a vitamin per say. It is a reaction of the body to daylight spectrum light. It kills viruses or makes them ineffective. Our Medical system does not recognize it to be the case. Maybe the doctors need to open themselves to new methods.
    I would suggest short intense level daylight spectrum light over the entire body with the exception of the eyes might have a result. The idea being that we expose the entire internal organs to the light. To do that we have to do it so that the body becomes transparent to the light. It might work or not. But what do we have right now? Nothing! People using this need to have blinders on. They ahve to be able to work without their eyes getting in the way. Blind people would be ideal for this position.
    That would entail sophisticated electronic equipment. So you need a doctor that is also an electrical engineer. That is fairly rare in the profession. We need it yesterday! The light has to penetrate all areas of the body to weaken or kill a virus.
    I am no expert on doctoring. I am not a doctor. I have lived with a Registered Nurse and three boys. Until an old Kentucky woman taught me those things, we were constantly sick from things brought into the house by the RN.
    Bleach can be your best friend. Viruses can survive high temperatures easily. That is why most nurse uniforms are white. You have to use chemicals to sterilize everything including the RN with showers or soaking in a bath with a low level of beach in it.
    Most of the sanitation we take for granted does not exist in the areas where this epidemic is running out of control.
    I also use bleach in the toilets on a regular basis.
    I think if this occurs that we all need to remove our children from schools. Schools on line would be a solution if we can get useable computers to everyone and internet connections.
    We need to close the churches when the virus arrives here. People spread disease by going to church and hoping for a cure by faith. It can occur, but it is rare.
    We need to figure out a way to get groceries to everyone without going to a store.
    I am saying at least temporarily we need to close all public places.
    That is going to take a lot of money.
    It means work is by priority of what we need to get done to stay alive.
    I suggest the entire economic system close down temporarily and everyone be given a release for 3 months or more from paying bills. We are looking at something that could kill over 90% of the people out there. So the important thing is a release from responsibility while this kind of thing is going on. We do not need to kill people financially during that time.
    The alternative is massive bankruptcies which the banks cannot handle. They will all go under if we do not figure out how to get through the emergency time.
    I suggest that we have to work together as a people to save as many people as possible if this thing hits our shores.

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