Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chart of the Day

From Vinny's Rants.  The current Ebola outbreak by country.

The yellow line - Liberia - is near vertical now.  A bad sign.   Vinny has another post, "Safe Zones," showing the cities in the US with the largest Liberian populations.  Likely areas for fleeing family members no doubt.

If you're reading this, you've already taken the combined threat of Ebola and open borders seriously.  It is time to inform friends and family, and ask the questions:
1) How many local cases are necessary for you and your family to stay home?
2) How many local cases are necessary for you to call your congressman and insist on closed borders and impeachment?
3) Do you have the supplies necessary to stay home for 1 month?  For 3 months?

UPDATED 10.29.14 12:30pm:

Less than a day after Vinny posted the graph above, USA Today posts this article:  Ebola cases in Liberia appear to fall
The epidemic is far from over, however. The number of cases has jumped to 13,703 -- an increase of about 3,000 reported cases in just a few days -- with about 5,000 deaths, mostly in the hard-hit nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Aylward said. The jump is most likely because of a backlog of earlier cases that hadn't been reported.
Same data, different analysis. 

It comes down to who you believe:  Some guy named "Vinny," or USA Today.

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