Sorry folks, but a combination of personal errands, me feeling a little worse for wear, and some plain old burnout are going to make the next couple of days a little slower than usual. Thanks for bearing with me!
Not sure if it’s germs or allergies, but I am having one of those days. Hope you’re all doing better than me.
Sorry folks, but a stomach bug has me unable to do much more than sit on the couch and binge-watch Daredevil (it’s really good). Hopefully, and nobody hopes it more than me, I’ll be back in business tomorrow.
I am a vibrant blend of sleep-deprived and sick, so I don’t anticipate this place being very active today.
Thanks for reading!
Mass quarantine, it seems to me, is a highly problematic tool for halting the spread of a deadly epidemic like Ebola. In theory it makes a certain amount of success, but in practice it sure looks like you’re isolating whole groups of people and essentially abandoning them to the disease. Couple that with the fact that quarantines are likely to be imposed on poor and already disaffected neighborhoods, and that they pretty much have to be coupled with harsh police and military repression (or the threat of it, anyway), and you’ve got a potent recipe for unrest, which then undermines the quarantine’s ability to curtail the epidemic. Liberia is experiencing this right now: