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  •  All excellent point cai. I probably should have (4+ / 0-)
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    controlled myself with that tangent, as I often work as a strategic adviser and coach for people like Konteh, and know well the challenges of positions like that. Now I feel bad, if he should want to call someone like me for assistance, I may have discouraged him, which wasn't my intent. See I made essentially the same mistake he did, while trying to improve one variable, (lighten up a dreadful dark post) messed up others I wasn't paying attention to.  

    He probably means well but just doesn't completely comprehend the bigger picture. This is just one example of how poorly prepared to handle something like this is the government, health institutions, economy etc.

    I believe Guinea made the same error and tried to cover-up he extent of the outbreak in April and May. So we had all sorts of reports of no new cases and were lead to believe it had been contained, only then to have a 67% in cases in one area in one week - obviously cases not reported before which could no longer be hidden.

    I think that's still going on. In the first month, Guinea cut its total accumulated death report in half on week saying previous reports had been errors and hadn't really occurred or were double counted.

    It's plausible that many cases were double counted but when the reports cut cases from all areas by exactly half, it is a "little bit suspicious."

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    by HoundDog on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 03:36:07 PM PDT

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