Tuesday, September 16, 2014

a biohazard mask and suit in the heat and humidity of equatorial west africa is literal hell-on-earth

whitehouse |  As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States.  In order to contain and combat it, we are partnering with the United Nations and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal respond just as we fortify our defenses at home. Every outbreak of Ebola over the past 40 years has been contained, and we are confident that this one can—and will be—as well.

Our strategy is predicated on four key goals:
  • Controlling the epidemic at its source in West Africa;
  • Mitigating second-order impacts, including blunting the economic, social, and political tolls in the region;
  • Engaging and coordinating with a broader global audience; and,
  • Fortifying global health security infrastructure in the region and beyond.
The United States has applied a whole-of-government response to the epidemic, which we launched shortly after the first cases were reported in March. As part of this, we have dedicated additional resources across the federal government to address the crisis, committing more than $175 million to date. We continue to work with Congress to provide additional resources through appropriations and reprogramming efforts in order to be responsive to evolving resource needs on the ground.  Just as the outbreak has worsened, our response will be commensurate with the challenge.

New Resources to Confront a Growing Challenge
The United States will leverage the unique capabilities of the U.S. military and broader uniformed services to help bring the epidemic under control. These efforts will entail command and control, logistics expertise, training, and engineering support.
  • U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts. A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command, will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.


BigDonOne said...

"Mandrake, that's all I've been told. It just came in on the Red Phone. My orders are for this base to be sealed tight, and that's what I mean to do: seal it tight. Now, I want you to transmit plan R, R for Robert, to the wing. Plan R for Robert ...It looks like it's pretty hairy."

"Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth both for ourselves as human beings and for the life of our [ planet ]. Now, the truth is not always a pleasant thing, but it is necessary now make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless, distinguishable post-[ epidemic ] environments: one where you got twenty million people killed, and the other where you got a hundred and fifty million people killed...."

Constructive_Feedback said...

CNu - you are Brother Ed are free to steal my OPEN SOURCE idea at will

A few years ago when South Georgia farmers offered jobs to ex-cons to come down and pick their crops the year after Georgia's new Immigration crackdown provoked the illegal immigrants to flee - EVERY "American" quit the job after 1 to 3 days.

The scorching heat of Georgia summer, sun beating down upon you like a whip WAS NOT WROTH IT.

IF there was an affordable REFRIGERATED SUIT that these Americans could hop into to protect them from the heat - this would solve the problem of the pickers fearing heat stroke and the farmers that had a small window to pick their perishable veggies.

This same concept applies to the bio-hazard suits in Africa.

Use the radiator effect in conjunction with a power source that could work for about 4 hours before needing a batter swap and you'll have a multi-million idea.

That is UNTIL "Computer Vision" coupled with "Robotic Crop Harvesters" take over the jobs where a mass harvester machine can't do because the crop is too delicate and requires a HUMAN to choose between the ripe items and the ones that need more time to grow.

CNu said...

lol, I think it makes a LOT more sense to simply cultivate fruits and vegetables in bioreactors in the hood. Tilapia on one side and fruits and vegetables on the other. Get rid of all that backwards assed, soil and toil dependent medieval style of agriculture altogether.

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