The International Community is Smiling at Doom’s Day Merchant: The Reincarnation of the Bubonic Plague in the Modern World

This may be a letter to the world, but one which is just but an essay that will be ignored. Yet it poses a theme far deadlier than the Islamic State threat to world peace. It a pandemic, the a reincarnation of the deadly bubonic plague of that begun in isolated Far East China in 1330AD, and spread to Europe. In October of 1347, Italian ships sailed into the port of Sicily with a sailors already dying of the deadly disease.
The world was sparsely populated than now, China was far and remote, Bubonic plague had no cure, the disease was finally in Europe, and the deadly scourge ravaged European nations. The disease struck, and from symptoms to death it could be a matter of hours. The Black Death aka Bubonic Plague was in as far away as England by August the following year.
Fast forward to the 21st century, 684 years after the first outbreak of the Black Death, it has a new face, a more lethal reincarnation, the Ebola virus. From West Africa the disease is spreading in the distant populations of West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Now rural populations are getting infected, whole families destroyed, Ebola has an ancestor, the Bubonic plague. Unlike in the distant past when such diseases took days to spread, with modern technology and efficiency in transport, it won’t take the plague more than a year to reach England, unlike Bubonic plague that took a year to reach England, it will be a matter of an infected person undetected covering 3,000 kilometers in hours to spread the disease to new destinations. The virus will be using international transit points to new destinations such Dubai, Amsterdam, London or Nairobi, the busy air transit hubs in the world. A new nuclear weapon in the reincarnated Ebola Virus is a serious threat to global peace.
The developed c countries are not doing enough to aid the containment of the disease. And it is also fool hardy to praise the efforts African countries are as anything substantial. The worst is in the making. I recently posed a question on facebook ;
“As Ebola rages West Africa, spreading majorly due to cultural practices, has Kenya audited cultural practices that can lead to its spread? What will happen if it happens that Ebola has struck Kibera or Mathare slums? I hope cultural practices and ignorance are factors that can be tackled just in case Ebola strikes Kenya”
What about the slums of New Delhi, the overcrowded streets of Beijing or Shanghai, the ignorant West who think they have enough to combat the epidemic if it occurs in their own countries? Think about the African governments lamenting that U.N is not sending enough resources to help combat the disease? I say, closing down international border points is no solution, the best solution, invests in protecting the areas already affected. The global community must rush to West Africa. There no time to waste.
The Islamic State threat is a shadow thing in the face of Ebola. They can behead their enemies, but Ebola does not behead, beheading is not a contagious disease that wipes entire populations. The Islamic State are selective, Ebola is not, soon they too will be crying for Allah’s mercy because Ebola has gone viral globally, we will then say, if we as a world had united when the world was informed of Ebola pandemic in West Africa, we would not have witnessed the reincarnation of the Bubonic Plague, the Black Death, in the new pathological evil face of Ebola.
What is so difficult for all the countries in the world to start a fund now, and establish 80,000 beds for Ebola victims by end of December in the three countries of West Africa? The scourge is slowly moving towards the Ivorian border, we can stop everyone from leaving the three countries, but how sure you have sealed porous borders?
The freedom of the mind is going to be a daily torture to all global citizens. We wait for disasters to happen, and we move in in the aftermath to undertake mitigation measures. Mitigate now, before this Ebola demon wipes entire populations across many nations. It requires serious political will to allocate serious volumes of resources to surmount Ebola. I have known guys, who down play security issues based on their position within the safety net, and now in Melbourne, Johannesburg, Nairobi, New York, Brasilia, Tokyo, Mumbai, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Washington D.C., Beijing, and Toronto are watching the Ebola development as a scourge occurring in West Africa as a movie series of a disease outbreak somewhere in Africa. But the time the world realizes it’s not a movie, not a reality show, things will be far from worse, we shall be rotting in hell as a human generation. If China, Japan, USA, Russia, German, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, India, Italy, Rome, and all the countries in the world, if the move fast to build fifty facilities with 1,000 bed capacity in West Africa by end of November, then we can reclaim our hope. The CDC figures are real, on the highest side at 1.5millon new infections by end of January based on the current reported figures.
What if they have been grossly under reported?
Then the calamity has started rolling down the hill, it will soon reach a point of no global return, just like the Black Death of Medieval Europe. Africa and the Americas were spared because they were entirely isolated from the rest of Asia and Europe, that luxury is no longer for the rest of the World as Africa is suffering from Ebola.
It is time the World acted unanimously and decisively. Ebola may never give the mankind a second chance.


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