Bill Quick

Guinea Ebola outbreak thought to have spread to Liberia – Yahoo News

Conakry (AFP) – Aid workers and health officials battled Monday to contain west Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims.

Not so long ago, this would have been cause for a global panic.  But we’ve seen a few outbreaks, and they’ve always petered out.

Not because ebola is so harmless, but because it’s so dangerous, and such a swift killer.  Of course, we’ve never seen it get loose in, oh, New York City.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


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